Business Standards Transcript
Speaker: Narrator, Robert “Bob” Johnson, Michael Smith
Narrator: Bob is a local used-car dealer and he’s feeling pretty good at the moment. He’s about to close a great deal with another used-car dealer, Mike. Mike has agreed to pay Bob more than he expected for a like-new car on his lot. The car’s on consignment from its owner, Al. Bob and Mike had talked about the deal over the phone and e-mail. During Mike’s visit to Bob’s dealership they settled on a final figure of $25,000.00. Once Bob received the payment, he would then write a check to Al for $22,000.00 and keep $3,000 as a consignment fee. All he had to do was say yes.
Mike: Sounds great. I can’t believe you’re letting this go for so little. I mean for $25,000 (pause) I feel like I’m stealing.
Bob: Yeah, right?
Mike: Take care.
To enforce a contract, the following four requirements must be met. Determine if each requirement has or has not been met, and then explain your answer.
Offer: Met ______ Not Met ______
Acceptance: Met ______ Not Met ______
Consideration: Met ______ Not Met ______
A Lawful Object: Met ______ Not Met ______
Does U.C.C Article 2 (Sales), Section 201 apply in this situation?
Did Bob's suggestion constitute a counteroffer? Or was it simply an offer to modify an existing contract?
Can Bob enforce the original terms?
Narrator: Bob is a local used-car dealer and he’s feeling pretty good at the moment. He’s about to close a gr