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Volume 2 Chapter 113 - Buying things and selling things

Magic Industry Empire
     Meals on the Sines Continent was somewhat different from meals on earth, before they finished eating, they definitely wouldn’t discuss business.

    So after they ate to their heart’s content and the desserts were carried in, everyone had some tea before Lewis jumped into business.

    “Chairman Xu, I had Hannas invite you over for a meal today was first after the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s quick development in a year, I really wanted to see chairman Xu to see if you’ve changed from last year. Second, my friends here had something that they needed chairman Xu’s help with.”

    Newman from the Rudson Kingdom immediately said with a nod and a smile, “That’s right, I specially asked Lewis to set up a meeting with chairman Xu. Otherwise, I really don’t know how to find you.”

    “I’m the same. I came from this duchy this time just to see chairman Xu.” Anklo from the Stantine Duchy also said with a nod.

    Xu Yi looked at Hannas with a surprised look, but he just gave a shrug, clearly he didn’t know the real intent behind this mean either. So Xu Yi turned over and looked at the two as he said with a faint smile, “The two of you are too polite. Only what can I help you with?”

    The two looked at each other before Newman spoke first, “It’s like this, chairman Xu. I’ve heard that your Lampuri Kingdom started to promote your Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s agricultural magic machines last year and then they received a large harvest this year, with the grain yield being far greater than before. Did something like this happen?”

    “Eh…..I don’t know the specific number, so it’s hard to say if it’s far greater than before, but I’m guessing it should be like this.” Xu Yi replied in an uncertain manner.

    Of course he was lying.

    Actually after the fall harvest had ended in Banta City, he had already received the good news from Count Sean. According to the statistics of the agricultural department, the total harvest output of this year’s fall harvest in the Lampuri Kingdom was actually three times higher than before!

    Xu Yi had an important thing to do on his trip to Anvilmar City this time, which was to attend the special celebration banquet that the king was holding for this rich harvest.

    According to information from Seveni, Xu Yi was treated as the greatest contributor to the increase in the harvest amount, so he would be receiving a special reward at the banquet.

    Of course, this matter didn’t need to be disclosed to foreigners.

    Without understanding their real goal, of course he would choose to answer as ambiguously as possible.

    Newman didn’t really care about Xu Yi’s answer, it was clear that he had some understanding of this already.

    “Chairman Xu, I think that no one can deny the powerful abilities of the agricultural magic machines, so I want to ask you, is your Frestech Chamber of Commerce planning to sell those agricultural magic machines to other countries?” Newman asked.

    Xu Yi was surprised, “Mister Newman, your meaning is that…..you want to buy agricultural magic machines?”

    Newman said with a nod, “That’s right. There is even more desolate farmland in our Rudson Kingdom compared to your Lampuri Kingdom, so I feel that if we can purchase enough agricultural magic machines from your company, our Rudson Kingdom’s grain yield will definitely increase.”

    “Although from the perspective of a merchant, I hope that our company’s products can have better sales, mister Newman, with all due respect, the agricultural magic machines is something that our Lampuri Kingdom’s king cares about, so I can’t arbitrarily sell it to you.” Xu Yi said in a somewhat helpless voice.

    Newman laughed, “I think that chairman Xu shouldn’t need to worry about this. Since mister Lewis is willing to let me see you, that means that his majesty should have already agreed to this.”

    “Is that so?” Xu Yi looked at Lewis with a confused gaze.

    Was this Lewis this powerful?

    Lewis gave a slight nod to Xu Yi, “Chairman Xu, you don’t need to worry about this.”

    It would be strange if Xu Yi wasn’t worried. This agricultural magic machine could be considered a strategic product of the Lampuri Kingdom and in a normal situation, it couldn’t be exported without the king’s approval at all.

    However Lewis wasn’t willing to explain this situation, so Xu Yi could only look at Hannas who had been on the side doing nothing the entire time.

    Hannas immediately gave Xu Yi a nod, “Relax, since uncle Lewis already said this, you don’t need to worry.”

    “This fellow isn’t reliable…..” Xu Yi muttered in his heart. He looked back to Newman and said after thinking about it, “Mister Newman, as long as his majesty agrees, I would be very happy to carry out this transaction with you. But before this, I want to ask, how many agricultural magic machines are you planning to buy?”

    Newman stretched out a finger, “I’m planning to buy ten thousand units of each kind of agricultural magic machine. If the effects are good, perhaps I might even order more in the future.”

    “Ten thousand units of each kind?” Xu Yi was shocked.

    Currently the Frestech Chamber of Commerce produced six kinds of agricultural magic machines. If this Newman wanted to buy ten thousand of each kind, according to the price of them, this order would be over four million gold coins!

    With the terrifying profit margins of the agricultural magic machines, just based on this order, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce would receive terrifying profits of close to three million gold coins!

    “What? Does chairman Xu have a problem with this?” Seeing Xu Yi’s expression change, Newman asked this.

    Xu Yi took a sip from the teacup on the table and calmed his excited mood before saying, “Mister Newman, I’m very curious of your identity.”

    Newman and Lewis looked at each other before he said with a smile, “It seems like chairman Xu is doubting whether I can afford this order?”

    Xu Yi shook his head, “No, since you were invited by mister Lewis, of course I don’t doubt your ability to pay. I just feel that it is very strange, if mister Newman is a normal merchant, why would you want to buy this many agricultural magic machines? Even if you bring them back to the Rudson Kingdom to sell, I feel that you wouldn’t earn much profit with the issue of the transport costs.”

    Newman suddenly broke out in laughter, “Chairman Xu, would you believe me if I said I’m not doing this to earn money at all?”

    Xu Yi looked at him, clearly not believing this.

    “Alright, it seems like if I don’t explain, it would be hard to obtain chairman Xu’s trust. Un…...My identity, to others it is the chairman of the Rudson Chamber of Commerce from the Rudson Kingdom, but in reality, I’m a special manager that does business for the royal family, which is similar to what mister Lewis does. Now does chairman Xu understand my meaning?”

    Xu Yi immediately noted that Newman said that his status was the same as Lewis.

    This meant that Lewis was actually a comprador for the Lampuri Kingdom’s royal family?

    No wonder Lewis and Hannas told Xu Yi not to worry that the king wouldn’t agree to him selling agricultural magic machines. Perhaps this meeting today was set up by Lewis under the king’s instructions.

    Xu Yi couldn’t help shaking his head. Since it was like this, why didn’t anyone tell him ahead of time to let himself prepare his heart?

    “Chairman Xu, actually if there isn’t a need, I don’t want to disclose my identity, so I hope you don’t mind.” Lewis gave a slight bow to Xu Yi, speaking in an apologetic voice.

    Xu Yi quickly waved his hand, “No, no, mister Lewis does not need to apologize. But since I know of you and mister Newman’s identities, that is much easier. Alright, I can represent the Frestech Chamber of Commerce in accepting this order.”

    Newman immediately poured a full cup of wine for him and Xu Yi, which the two of them raised and gently clinked together.

    “Chairman Xu, I hope we have a happy cooperation.”

    “To a happy cooperation.”

    After Newman and Xu Yi reached an initial agreement, naturally it was Anklo’s turn next.

    Xu Yi wiped the wine from the corners of his mouth before looking over at Anklo to ask, “Mister Anklo, are you the same as mister Newman, are you also interested in buying agricultural magic machines from our company?”

    Anklo shook his head, “No, I’m different from him. He is here to buy things and I’m here to sell things.”

    “Sell things?” Xu Yi was surprised, “What do you want to sell to me?”

    “Chairman Xu, you should be asking what the Stantine Duchy wants to sell to you.”

    Hearing the meaning in Anklo’s words, Xu Yi’s heart skipped a beat. He quickly asked, “Then I wish to ask mister Anklo, what does the Stantine Duchy want to sell to me?”

    Anklo revealed a faint smile, “I’ve heard that chairman Xu has always been interested in buying mines, so how about we sell two iron mines and one copper mine to you for now?”

    “Two iron mines? One copper mine?” Xu Yi looked at Anklo in disbelief, “Mister Anklo, you wouldn’t be joking, right?”

    “Of course I’m not joking.” Anklo shook his head, “Chairman Xu, I specially asked mister Lewis to set up this meeting, it wasn’t just to joke with you. How about it? I’m currently representing Duke Stantine to ask if your Frestech Chamber of Commerce will mine the two iron mines and one copper mine that the duke has personally picked, what do you think?”

    Xu Yi swallowed a mouthful of saliva with difficulty, “Mister Anklo, is this really the thoughts of Duke Stantine? I can understand two iron mines, but why is Duke Stantine choosing to sell me a copper mine?”

    “It’s very simple, it’s no use leaving it there, so the duke decided that we should use it to exchange for something that we need.” Anklo replied.

    Xu Yi immediately heard some hidden meaning in Anklo’s words.

    “That means that…..Duke Stantine doesn’t want me to pay with gold coins? But what does the duke need?”

    “Chairman Xu, can we not discuss that here?” Anklo looked over at Lewis, Newman, and Hannas on the side before asking Xu Yi with a serious face, “I just want to ask chairman Xu, the duke wants to sell, do you want to buy?”

    Xu Yi sat straight up as his face became serious and he gave a slow nod.

    “Yes! Very much!”