an american importer discusses the purchase of photocopying machines with a taiwan salesman.
importer : i'm thinking of placing an order with you for some of your copiers.
salesman : what model are you interested in?
importer : i like the rep0100, and the larger model, the rep 0200.
salesman : would you like to order some of both, or are you trying to decide between the models?
importer : i think some of both would fit my company's needs best.
salesman : what quantity of each do you think you'll need?
importer : well, that depends partly on price. also, i'd like more information on the copiers before i order.
salesman : i'd be happy to answer any questions.
importer : i see from your promotional literature that the larger model can make 44 copies per minute, while the smaller one makes 35.
salesman : that's right.
importer : does the larger model have a copy-enlarging feature?
salesman : yes, it does, but the smaller one doesn't. an enlarger is almost never a feature on smaller machines.
importer : what's the frequency of repairs on these machines?
salesman : that depends on many things. for example, how much use the copier gets. these machines have a record of going without repair longer than any copy machines in their price range.