...it would have bogged down the negotiations.
Thankfully, they were willing to come down from the original 10,000 units.
You also had to give ground in accepting a smaller discount in the end.
Actually, I'm quite pleased the way things worked out.
The discount price we got is better than the discount our boss told me to accept,...
...but I kept our boss' suggested discount price up my sleeve.
When Roger offered a better discount, it clinched the deal.