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Defective goods !!!
Moore Sam, we recently received a complaint from a customer about the spoons.
Sam Oh, what's the problem ?
Moore It's about the poor plating. Can you replace them ? Or they'll hand-inspect and remove the defective ones and charge you back.
Sam I'm sorry for the defective goods. The replacement will be prepared and shipped by sea in three days.
Moore This is not acceptable. They need the goods very urgently. You gotta air-freight them.
Sam But the air freight would be too expensive to afford. After all, we're making little money on this item in order to support your customer.
Moore I understand. Airship the replacement anyway. I'll ask them to share the cost.
 
Explanation :
 

Defective - Describes something that has a fault in it and does not work correctly

 
Example : I think that theory is defective.
 
 
 

On the verge of

Fill me in on the task

I am through working overtime

The numbers didn't add up

Give me the rundown

Cut-throat competition

See the work through

It is feasible

This item is sought-after

Sells like hot cakes

Look it up

Got it all planned out

I've lucked out

Speak your minds

On top of that

We spread out the news

He's all tied up

Keep an eye on

Stuck in traffic

Pricing and samples

Time is ticking away

We talked on the phone

I need to think it over

She's driving a hard bargain

Long-standing support

Production lead time

In no time

Expedite the payment

Defective goods

Work wonders

Get in contact with

You're making me blush

Keep you updated

Filled him in

I'll see to it

Grab a bite

The bottom line is quality

They are high-tech items

Our lead time is 14 days

Fit in with

Have a word with you

I am flattered by your praise

Well begun is half done

I am just a workaholic

Give me a hand

You reap what you sow

Keep track of

It's my treat

A tight schedule

Have a second thought

I've made up my mind

Fire away

It's no bother at all

With flying colors

 

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