Only two more segments of “I’m a nerdy bar examinee quizshow” left! Then we can get back to my rants, raves, and quote-y stylings.
An antique lover spotted a beautiful early American bedroom ensemble that included several pieces. There was negotiating over the price, but no agreement. On April 3, the shop owner and antique lover signed a statement whereby the shop owner offered to sell the ensemble (describing each piece by lot number) if the parties agreed upon a price on or before April 12. On April 6, the shop owner sent a letter to the antique lover, telling her that she could have the ensemble for $22,000. Also on April 6, the antique lover sent a letter to the shop owner telling him that she was willing to pay him $22,000 for the ensemble. Both parties received the letters on April 7.
Without assuming any additional facts, which of the following statements is most correct as of April 8?
a) The shop owner and the antique lover had a valid contract from the moment the letters of April 6 were mailed.
b) A contract exists between the shop owner and the antique lover, because the shop owner – a merchant – sent the antique lover an offer in writing.
c) A contract exists because the crossing offers were identical and received before April 12.
d) No contract exists because of a lack of mutual assent.
(Good luck! Answer’s in the comments)