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01-13-2009 01:55 AM  9 years agoPost 21
bluewave1016

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Also from Bus 101. If offer with price on the paper and you accept the offer that consider binding contract.

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01-13-2009 02:37 AM  9 years agoPost 22
2LTime

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Obviously that can't be true. That is why it is considered an "invitation" to make an offer. Otherwise why would all the idiots line up outside Wal-mart on black friday. They got nothing to worry about, they'd all be holding binding contracts.

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01-13-2009 02:46 AM  9 years agoPost 23
bluewave1016

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Yeah it's true. There is more detail about the invitation and offer.

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01-13-2009 02:47 AM  9 years agoPost 24
2LTime

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As per the Halsbury's Laws of England. an offer is an expression by one person or group of persons, or by agents on his behalf, made to another, of his willingness to be bound to a contract with that other on terms either certain or capable of being rendered certain. [Halsbury's Laws of England- Para.632]

An invitation to offer, on the other hand, may also be called an invitation to treat (as it is, under English Law) and merely indicates the interest of one party to enter into negotiations and is by no means supposed to form a binding contract. [Halsbury's Laws of England- Para.633]
In sum, according to Richard's Law of Contracts, an offer is an expression of a willingness to contract on certain terms made with the intention that a binding agreement will exist once the offer is accepted. If an individual is not willing to implement terms, but merely seeking to initiate negotiations, this is not an offer but an "invitation to treat".
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01-13-2009 03:04 AM  9 years agoPost 25
dkshema

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Most ads somewhere include the caveat "not responsible for typographical errors". Don't think you can wheedle something for nothing. YOU know the actual value, the vendor knows the actual value. Why try to cheat the guy who perhaps made an honest mistake? You intuitively know what the correct answer is, and I believe you are looking for a reason to get that bargain, knowing full well in advance, it's wrong.

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01-13-2009 03:06 AM  9 years agoPost 26
dkshema

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Bait and Switch refers to the practice of offering some dirt cheap item to get you in the door, then telling you what you REALLY want is a completely different item (the one that brought you in the door is always sold out), then selling you on a more expensive item, when you really only wanted the cheap offered item that got you in the door.

It's a high-pressure sales tactic, not an honest mistake.

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01-13-2009 03:08 AM  9 years agoPost 27
rexxigpilot

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2LTime is certainly correct in this case. Otherwise, you would be responsible, as a merchant, to sell at the advertised price even if the item was sold out and no longer available.

It is my understanding that marked item prices in a store are treated differently under the laws of most states and nations. The marked price is considered a contract. This could be why few stores place actual price tags on items anymore.

If a store continually sent out erroneous advertisements, they may be subject to legal action for deceptive or false advertising - certainly not bait and switch, which would involve the merchant or his agent trying to get you to buy a more expensive or profitable item by claiming the other item was not available. But a single mistake, come on! No one is intent on screwing you over. It's just a simple human error.

I like psawya's take on it.

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01-13-2009 03:14 AM  9 years agoPost 28
whirlyspud

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In some of these clowns world, nobody makes a mistake.

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01-13-2009 10:05 AM  9 years agoPost 29
psawya

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There is a difference between "right or wrong" and "legal or illegal", what's legal isn't always what's right.

If the position was reversed and you were the one selling, would you insist that the person only pay the incorrect lower advertised price?

Not that this would ever happen but suppose you posted your fully loaded, upgraded, ready to fly top of the line helicopter with radio, servos, engine...complete package you know the one I'm talking about and there was a mistake and a zero fell off your already low price of $3500.00 to make it look as though you were selling this package for $350.00. Would you insist that the first person to contact you only pay the $350.00? I'm thinking not.....

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01-13-2009 03:45 PM  9 years agoPost 30
AirWolfRC

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Why try to cheat the guy who perhaps made an honest mistake?
It's not a matter of trying to cheat anybody.

It's a mater of knowing what you're doing and being held responsible for it.

Ok . . . . you stupidly made a mistake and somebody dies . . . .
. . . . Do you get off the hook because you're stupid and didn't whatch what you were doing ? ?

I say that you are responsible for your actions . . . . stupid or not.

Only children and fools (insanity) get off the hook for being stupid.

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01-13-2009 03:50 PM  9 years agoPost 31
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Why try to cheat the guy who perhaps made an honest mistake?
Exactly


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