MUCH WAILING and biting the bullet among suppliers to mail order catalogue house Freemans, following its latest ‘invitation’ to cede a greater discount for prompt payment. The company, recently acquired as part of the Sears package by ‘entrepreneur’ Philip Green, currently receives a discount of 8% for not sitting on other people’s money beyond the customary period. Word is that this has been upped to 10% in the wake of the takeover.