Honesty is the Best Policy诚实是上策
The following is an example of just how easy it can be. It could be face to face over the phone. Jack is selling speakers made in Taiwan,and Donna works for an American distributor.
Jack:Donna!How are you? It's good to hear your voice.
Donna:Thank you. Jack,it's always a pleasure doing business with you.
Jack:So how are things in the land of the free and the home of brave?
Donna:Great! And , how are things in your neck of the woods?
Jack:Things are so great here.
I almost smiled myself to death last week. One of my cowworkers had to give me CPR.
Donna:Oh.Jack,I have missed your sense of humor.
Ha ha ha! Nobody else sees things quite like you do.It's your gift.
Jack:Or a curse.
Donna:Nope,it's a gift.
Anyway,we need some more of those mid-range speakers you tricked me into buying last time.
Jack:That, my dear,was classic sales technique delivered by a professional.
Donna:Are you still gouging your customers the same price per unit?
Jack:Heck no, we doubled the price,but because it's you, I'll let you have'em at 50% off.
Heh,heh,heh!How does that sound?
Donna:You silver-tongued devil. Can't you ever just answer a question with a simple yes or no?
Jack:I could ,but where's the fun in that?