English translation: having to decline a sale

Dutch term or phrase:nee-verkopen
English translation:having to decline a sale
Entered by: jarry (X)

15:06 Dec 6, 2006
Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Marketing - Retail / retail
Dutch term or phrase: nee-verkoop
nee-verkoop betekent niet kunnen verkopen van een item omdat het o.o.s. is, maar ik kan geen goede term vinden in het engels. Non-sale lijkt me toch iets anders. Heeft iemand een goed idee?! Bedankt.
Justine Sherwood
Local time: 08:20
having to decline a sale
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jarry (X)
South Africa
Local time: 10:20
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4 +2having to decline a sale
jarry (X)
4having to say "no"
Marijke Singer



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having to decline a sale


jarry (X)
South Africa
Local time: 10:20
Works in field
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 24

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agree  AllisonK (X): or turn away customers - struggling as usual, Jarry - you? ;)
3 hrs
  -> Thanks Allison. How are you? Getting large projects lately and, yes, having to turn away customers :-)

agree  Dave Calderhead: And with turing customers away. Has the Dutch to English market gone mad during recent months, or are we imagining it?
4 hrs
  -> I think it will get even madder in December with many D>E translators going on holiday to the UK.
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having to say "no"

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Marijke Singer
United Kingdom
Local time: 08:20
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
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