In the above dialog,Marsha is very honest about waht she needs and gets it as a favor from a busy vendor. In this dialog, she's ready to buy and gets good service.
Marsha:Hi,Bill.It's Marsha Black at MPPM Ltd.How are you?
Bill:Hello,Marsha.I'm great and you?
Marsha:Not too bad at all.Do you have a minute?
Bill:Sure,what can I do for you?
Marsha:We're ready to place our Christmas order and we need a formal bid.
Bill:So this is a real thing?
Marsha:Right,this is not a drill. This is for all the marbles.
Bill:When do you need it ?
Marsha:ASAP, in writing of course.
Bill:Sure,who am I bidding against?
Marsha:The usual guys, so you better use a sharp pencil.
Bill:Okay,give me a week and I'll have time to get my pencil real sharp.
I should have some new figures from Malaysia by then.