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Rap minus 7 to Rap minus 2

French translation: RAP moins 7%

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08:49 Feb 19, 2001
English to French translations [Non-PRO]
Tech/Engineering
English term or phrase: Rap minus 7 to Rap minus 2
"Prices will have a range from Rap mius 7 to Rap minus 2"

Il s'agit des prix d'une certaine marque de diamants.
Raynault
French translation:RAP moins 7%
Explanation:
Please don't take this as gospel, but the following was the best I could find. The numbers are -apparently - %. RAP refers I think to the Rapaport Diamond report mentioned below. I suggest you read the page.


The Rapaport Diamond Report™ and The Diamond Price Report™ are trade periodicals intended to be a market analysis and indicators of the current HIGH CASH ASKING PRICES of the New York Diamond Market. Both of these publications base their estimations on an average of the current wholesale asking prices for GIA Certified Diamonds based on their shape, size, color, and clarity. .... understand that both The Rapaport Diamond Report™ and The Diamond Price Report™ are both fine publications, that when used properly are an important asset to the diamond industry. The problem lies not with the publications, but rather with disreputable jewelers who misuse them to defraud the public....a jeweler who will lay a "Rap" sheet out in front of you and say something like "You seem like a nice guy... because I like you, I'm going to sell you this diamond for ****10% under Rap*****." Some jewelers are even so bold as to advertise on radio, television, and the web, that all of their diamonds are priced below Rap or New York Wholesale.The unfortunate reality is that most stores who claim to sell *****"at or below Rap" ******or "10% Under New York Wholesale" are simply misrepresenting the quality of what they are selling or selling uncertified diamonds 10% under the market asking price for certified diamonds... Keep in mind that certified diamonds always cost more than uncertified diamonds and that their grading is more reliable.

http://www.google.de/search?q=cache:www.niceice.com/raptrap....
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xxxLia Fail
Spain
Local time: 15:07
Grading comment
Bonjour Ailish,
Vos recherches correspondent aux miennes; si seulement nous avions pu trouver l'équivalent en français!
Je vous remercie beaucoup pour votre aide.
Johanne
PS pour Marc: VPM (versement préalable maintenu)est du domaine des télécommunications et n'a rien à voir avec les diamants!

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naRAPxxxLia Fail
naVPM
Marc Dionne
nadu VPM moins 7 au VPM moins 2
Marc Dionne
naRAP moins 7%xxxLia Fail


  

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3 hrs
RAP moins 7%


Explanation:
Please don't take this as gospel, but the following was the best I could find. The numbers are -apparently - %. RAP refers I think to the Rapaport Diamond report mentioned below. I suggest you read the page.


The Rapaport Diamond Report™ and The Diamond Price Report™ are trade periodicals intended to be a market analysis and indicators of the current HIGH CASH ASKING PRICES of the New York Diamond Market. Both of these publications base their estimations on an average of the current wholesale asking prices for GIA Certified Diamonds based on their shape, size, color, and clarity. .... understand that both The Rapaport Diamond Report™ and The Diamond Price Report™ are both fine publications, that when used properly are an important asset to the diamond industry. The problem lies not with the publications, but rather with disreputable jewelers who misuse them to defraud the public....a jeweler who will lay a "Rap" sheet out in front of you and say something like "You seem like a nice guy... because I like you, I'm going to sell you this diamond for ****10% under Rap*****." Some jewelers are even so bold as to advertise on radio, television, and the web, that all of their diamonds are priced below Rap or New York Wholesale.The unfortunate reality is that most stores who claim to sell *****"at or below Rap" ******or "10% Under New York Wholesale" are simply misrepresenting the quality of what they are selling or selling uncertified diamonds 10% under the market asking price for certified diamonds... Keep in mind that certified diamonds always cost more than uncertified diamonds and that their grading is more reliable.

http://www.google.de/search?q=cache:www.niceice.com/raptrap....

xxxLia Fail
Spain
Local time: 15:07
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 4
Grading comment
Bonjour Ailish,
Vos recherches correspondent aux miennes; si seulement nous avions pu trouver l'équivalent en français!
Je vous remercie beaucoup pour votre aide.
Johanne
PS pour Marc: VPM (versement préalable maintenu)est du domaine des télécommunications et n'a rien à voir avec les diamants!

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Yolanda Broad
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7 hrs
du VPM moins 7 au VPM moins 2


Explanation:
Selon Termium et l'OLF, RAP équivaut à « recurring advance payment » et se traduit par VPM (versement préalable maintenu).

Bonne chance!


Marc


    Reference: http://www.termium.com
Marc Dionne
Canada
Local time: 09:07
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 51
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23 hrs
VPM


Explanation:
Dans Termium, RAP appartient au domaine de la comptabilité générale (financial accounting) et pourrait, de ce fait, avoir un lien avec la vente de diamants. Dans le domaine des télécommunications, la notion de versement préalable maintenu est liée aux appels prépayés, donc à une forme de comptabilité. Il est douteux à mon avis d'inscrire la notion de VPM dans le domaine des télécom, comme l'a fait l'OLF.

Toutefois, il se peut que RAP fasse partie des anglicismes figés dans la langue en raison de leur grande fréquence d'utilisation. Il faudrait demander l'avis d'un francophone d'Anvers spécialisé dans le commerce des diamants...

Recevez mes salutations les plus aimables.


Marc


    Reference: http://www.termium.com
Marc Dionne
Canada
Local time: 09:07
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1 day 3 hrs
RAP


Explanation:
Je pense que il n'ya pas du équivalent. RAP aussi se trouve dans les pages de Google de Holande (au holandais).

Bonne chance
Ailish

xxxLia Fail
Spain
Local time: 15:07
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