e 4542 China: We are one of the leading importers in China. We have a firm inquiry for marble slabs from Egypt. We will open the related sight L/C by the end of Nov 2002. We want: 
Soft beige galala, high beige galala, beige classico galala/giallo selvia/giallo sunny unpolished marble rough slabs of supper class, 1.8m X 2.7m / 2cm thick min. No apparent changes for color & coming off. Quantity we need: 12000 sqm by Nov 2002 (30 X 20’ FCL, 400 sq meters / 20’ FCL)
12000 sq meters / every other month if there is no change from our buyers. 
Our firm bid: galala is about USD 7/ m2 CNF XinGang, China. 
Selvia is about USD 6.5/m2 CNF XinGang, China. 
Sunny is about USD 7/m2 CNF XinGang, China. 
Please note that the sea freight should be below USD300/20’FCL from Egypt to TianJin, China, or you could take bulk vessel if possible. 
Packing in lashed on wooden case. 
You should send us the full set of specifications including the radioactivity for the above goods.
Material will be self-inspected at your producing sites or sea port before we open the L/C. 
The final payment of the L/C should depend on the Certificate of quality & quantity issued by the governmental authorized inspection organization at XinGang, China, certifying that the whole shipped goods have been inspected according to the stipulations of the L/C and Contract. Oct 23
Buyer's reply: Thanks for you prompt on Egypt marble slabs, however I am interested only in "offer 10" meanwhile I want to know which class (quality) they are? for commercial quality or first quality? the slabs size we need is:2.7m X 1.8m / 2cm thick and so on. I also want to know all details about goods, including payment terms, packing, inspections, earliest shipment time, radioactivity, importer's contact informations, etc.  (nov 1, 2002)
Offer 10: We thank you for your interest to our local marble and glade to informe you that we are ready to supply you with the qty requested, more above we are going to give you a better offer if the qty is 15,000 m2 our price will be as follows:
GALLALA usd$6.75
SUNNY    usd$ 6.50
SYLVIA    usd 5.75
Your quick response will be highly appreciated.
Kindly be informed that the prices offered and matching with your demand are for the commercial quality.
Pls. find attached our price list for for the first quality prices ,accepted from our quality controler. We hope that our offer and prices meet your satisfaction. For any furthur details, pls do not hesitate to contact us.
See http://www.findstone.com/pl/806.htm
Offer 9: Please let me introduce my company in few words..
We own 14 different marble quarries in which 350 persons work. We own a large factory, it is established on 9000 m2… Our factory contains modern machines from the Italian brand name “Pedrini”. With manpower of 100 employees in the factory (2 shifts).
Our commercial company is working with manpower of 25 employs  .We have all the abilities to provide you with all your requires of the polished marble treated in our modern production line with the risen either from Italian trademark " Tenax" or from the German trademark " Akemi"
Here are our best prices for all our kinds of marble except the filitto & limestone
The Blocks:
The first choice =            100 USD for the Ton (F.O.B)
The commercial choice =  65 USD for the Ton (F.O.B)
The unpolished slabs 2 cm thickness:
The first choice =             10.5 USD per m2 (F.O.B)
The commercial choice =   7 USD per m2 (F.O.B)
The polished slabs:
The first choice               (2cm thk)= 15 USD per m2 (F.O.B)
The first choice               (3cm thk) = 19 USD per m2 (F.O.B)
The commercial choice     (2cm thk) = 11 USD per m2 (F.O.B)
The Tiles (different sizes )
The First choice =            from 18.5 USD to 24 USD per m2,
The commercial choice =   from 10 USD to 15 USD per m2,
Awaiting your kind comments soon …Until then, please accept my full respect
Offer 8: Kindly be informed that we are willing to offer you (Grade A) Soft Beige Galala, High Beige Galala (Grade A) and/or Beige Classico Galala (Grade A) dimenssions  2.5-2.7m * 1.5- 1.8 for $10.00 FOB Alexandria Port. Giallo Selvia (Grade A) & Giallo Sunny (Grade A) 2.5-2.7 m * 1.5-1.8 for $12.00 FOB Alexandria Port.
We are also in a position to supply you with all the above mentioned stones (second grade) for US$7.00 Ex-factory. We would also be glad to send you samples so you could analyse the stones by your own means. If you have any further questions kindly contact us
Thank you for your reply. Kindly be informed that the prices we offered your good selves are for Grade A marbles (first quality). As previously mentioned, we will be glad to send you the required dimensions of  2.5-2.7m * 1.5- 1.8 * 2 cm thickness.
In regard to payment terms, via confirmed irrevocable L/C payable at sight. Delivery time with in one month from issuance of L/C.
Offer 7: We can supply the marble types with price 7 usd/sq.m + 300 usd /cotainer 20"for all types. We will invite your inspector in Egypt to inspect on the quality and quantity instead of inspect  the marble in egypt. Payment irrevocable l/c and pay when you recive the copy of the freight documents

Offer 6: we are honored to supply you. we are satisfied with your proposal but about the Certificate of quality & quantity issued by the governmental authorized inspection organization at XinGang, China, we hope that this criteria could be applied and reviewed previously here in Egypt by an agent from you...
Offer 5: it seems that you forgot to put 10 $ more before the prices. you where putting in oyur add..
what is the reason not to put true prices?
Offer 4: the prices stated in your bid are ridiculously low. the right price for such materials is 12US$/mē F.O.B. any Egyptian port.
should you be interested in buying on CIF basis the sea freights will be added at cost. payment L/C at sight.
if you are still interested we are at your full disposal.
Offer 3: we are  an Egyptian Company Working In Quarrying ,Processing & Distributing All Kind Of Egyptian Marble & Granite. We Can Supply You Either Raw Block ,Slabs or Cut Dim. Tiles. We accept your offer and also we can reduce these prices 5% for all the quantity ,but we want to have the final payment of the l/c after one month of freight.
refer to your e-mail for your inquiring we inform you the following :
1- our price for first quality is your price with 5% discount on your price, but for the commercial quality with 10 % discount on your price.
2- for our slab sizes is from ( 1.2 x 2.5 /2 cm thickness to 1.8 x 2.7 /2cm thickness )
3- payment term . downpayment 50 % in advance against l /g at signing contract remining 50 % after one month from delivery.
4- packing in container 20 foot , slabs will be in wooden case .
5- Inspection will be by sgs or similar .
6- Earlest shippment time is 2 weeks after receiving down payment .
offer 2: We can supply but need complete info i.e.
- quantity and sizes
- delivery location and phone no.
- prefer to buy locally or import? any preferred countries?
- stone details - country, trade name or description, image, is it in FindStone's Stone Album?
- status of project, expected purchase date, & decision criteria for purchase e.g. price?
- application - where would it be used? or your company profile if you are buying to stock it
If you have prices, tell us what they are.
offer 1: Select from www.findstone.com/tosell.htm and  www.findstone.com/pricelists.htm and www.findstone.com/readystock.htm and www.findstone.com/matph.htm
Dear buyer, please put your response (to each of the above offers) below the respective offer in blue ink and email it to us. FindStone