Read the scenario
and answer the questions that follow.
Julie is selling her car. She places an advertisement online, together with several
photographs of the car, as follows:
Toyota Camry 1999, green in colour, air conditioned, 185,000
kms, logbooks available. $4,000.
On Tuesday, Brian sends Julie the following email:
I would like to buy the car you’ve advertised
it’s the same as
one I used to have that I was very happy with. I can offer you
$3,500 for it.
Later that day, Julie replies as follows
Unfortunately, the lowest price I can sell the car for is $3,750.
If you can arrange to pay me before next week, I will sell the
car to you for that amount.
On Wednesday night, Julie’s son Alex asks whether he can buy the car. Alex doesn’t
have enough mo
ney, but says if Julie will sell the car to him for $2,500 he will paint
her house and he also promises to have dinner with his parents every Sunday night
and to spend more time studying for his University course. Julie’s house does need
painting, and she
has already got a quote for $1,500 for the work. Julie agrees to sell
the car to Alex on this basis.
On Thursday, Julie checks her emails and finds an email from Brian that reads as
I’ve been to the bank, and I can afford $3,750 after all, so I’d
like to buy the car for that amount. I have the money with me
when can I bring it over and pay for the car?
Brian’s message has been in Julie’s email Inbox since Wednesday morning.
With whom does Julie have a contract to sell the car
Brian or Alex?