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Here are some expressions commonly used in discussing offers and orders matters.

Listen to bargain offer - special offer
Listen to bulk order - large order
Listen to cancel an order - to put an end to an order, especially formally and with authority
Listen to confirm an order - give approval to an order
Listen to consignment - an arrangement resulting from a contract in which one person, the consignor, either ships or entrusts goods to another, the consignee, for sale
Listen to counter offer - an offer made by someone who has rejected a prior offer
Listen to favourable offer - offer which is not expensive
Listen to firm offer - a binding written offer to buy or sell
Listen to follow-up order - repeat order
Listen to initial order - first-time order
Listen to introductory offer - an offer serving as a base or starting point when a new product is launched
Listen to mail order - a purchase negotiated by mail
Listen to o.n.o. - or nearest offer; term commonly used with the price of a used or second-hand item offered for sale, to indicate that while the seller is open to price negotiations, he or she would not accept too low a price
Listen to offer - a proposal to make and fulfil a contract or to bargain under proposed terms with another party that has the power to accept it upon receiving it
Listen to offer subject to availability - available while stocks last
Listen to order - a commercial document used to request someone to supply something in return for payment and providing specifications and quantities
Listen to place an order - order something
Listen to process an order - deal with an order
Listen to receipt of order - the act of receiving an order
Listen to rush order - an order which has to be processed in a very short time
Listen to subject to prior sale - if two or more people order the same thing, the one which orders first gets the item. If for some reason they do not follow through with the purchase the second person will be contacted
Listen to trial order - an order on approval

Now we put new vocabulary into context, so you can see how you might use these terms yourself. The expressions are in boldface in the text.

Listen to What’s on offer today?
Listen to The range of goods on offer… / The selection of goods on offer
Listen to If you wish to place an order, please dial 2.
Listen to We’d like to place a bulk order.
Listen to We may charge a rush fee of … percent for certain jobs requiring a fast turnaround time or that involve work on a weekend or holiday.
Listen to To order your 30-day free trial, simply complete the form below and click on the ´submit´ button.
Listen to All orders require a purchase order number.
Listen to These prices are available for only a short period while stocks last, so don’t delay.
Listen to To purchase a work, or for more information, please phone toll free, 188-456-432 - all works are subject to prior sale.
Listen to I have purchased this ticket for £32.84 and am selling it for £25 or the nearest offer.
Listen to Our introductory offer is free! Just print out the certificate and bring it in. Form below outlines the information we will need to process your order.


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