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    Carrie offered to sell a set of legal encyclopedias to Anton

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    Carrie offered to sell a set of legal encyclopedias to Antonio for $300.00. Antonio said that he would think about her offer and let her know his decision the next day. Norvel, who had overheard the conversation between Carrie and Antonio, said to Carrie, "I accept your offer," and Carrie gave Norvel the books. The next day, Antonio, who had no idea that Carrie had already sold the books to Norvel, told Carrie that he accepted her offer.

    Is Carrie obligated to sell the encyclopedias to Norvel? Why or why not.
    Has Carrie breached a valid contract with Antonio? Explain.

    In responding to the question be sure to:
    Discuss who can accept an offer. Discuss whether or not Carrie can revoke her offer by selling to Antonio.

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    Carrie is not obligated to sell the books to Antonio as no valid contract was formed between Carrie and Antonio. The offer to purchase the books was ...

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    Carrie offered to sell a set of legal encyclopedias to Antonio for $300.00. Antonio said that he would think about her offer and let her know his decision the next day. Norvel, who had overheard the conversation between Carrie and Antonio, said to Carrie, "I accept your offer," and Carrie gave Norvel the books. The next day, Antonio, who had no idea that Carrie had already sold the books to Norvel, told Carrie that he accepted her offer.

    Is Carrie obligated to sell the encyclopedias to Norvel? Why or why not.
    Has Carrie breached a valid contract with Antonio? Explain.

    In responding to the question be sure to:
    Discuss who can accept an offer. Discuss whether or not Carrie can revoke her offer by selling to Antonio.

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