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Carrie offered to sell a set of legal encyclopedias to Antonio for $300. 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" an gave her $300. 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. Has Carrie breached a valid contract with Antonio?

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A contract is not made until someone accepts and gives consideration for the acceptance. In this case, Antonio wanted to think about the offer and ...

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Carrie offered to sell a set of legal encyclopedias to Antonio for $300. 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" an gave her $300. 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. Has Carrie breached a valid contract with Antonio?

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