A: I've come to hear about your offer for bristles.
B: We have the offer ready for you. Let me see ... here it is. 100 cases Houston Bristles, 57 mm, at 10 pounds sterling per kilogram, C.I.F European Main Ports, for shipment in June 2001. The offer is valid for five days.
A: Why, your price has soared. It's almost 25% higher than last year's. It would be impossible for us to push any sales at such a price.
B: I'm a little surprised to hear you say that. You know very well that markets for bristles have gone up a great deal in recent months. The price we offer compares favorably with quotations you can get elsewhere.
A: I'm afraid I can't agree with you there. I must point out your price is higher than some of the quotations we've received from other sources.
B: But you must take the quality into consideration. Everyone in the trade knows that US's bristles are of superior quality to those from other countries.
A: I agree that yours are of better quality. But there's competition from synthetic products, too. You can't very well ignore that. Prices for synthetic bristles haven't changed much over the years.
1.F.O.B 该价格叫装运港船上交货价，简称“船上交货”。F.O.B是 Free On Board的缩写。采用这一价格术语时要在其后注明装运港名称。
2.C.I.F 该价格叫成本加保险费、运费价。C.I.F是Cost Insurance Freight的缩写。采用这种价格术语的时候，应在C.I.F后注明目的港名称。