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Contracts Exam Question (with sample answers) Question 1 H. Bigbus (B hereafter) operates a construction supply business in Harrisburg. B specializes in supplying difficult-to-locate plumbing and light fixtures for contractors who do remodeling work. B sent the following letter to five contractors in the Harrisburg region: OFFER TO THE TRADE We have cornered the market for a source of brass "Orient Express" wall hanging light fixtures. We know (and we're sure that you do, too) that these fixtures are in such great demand that they are nearly impossible to obtain. If you are willing to take all your needs from us, we'll guarantee delivery at $20.00 each. I. M. Sap (S hereafter), a contractor who remodeled about twenty houses per year, received one of B's letters. S was interested in the lamps, so when he was near B's place of business, he stopped in and asked B the quantity of lamps available. B replied that he had a large quantity of lamps in his warehouse. On the following day, B sent a messenger to S’s place of business with a letter that provided as follows: Dear S: I can give you ten percent off the quoted price if you will agree right away to my proposal by picking up lamps. What do you say? Do we have a deal? S did not respond. However, on the following day, S was present at the building site of X, another contractor, when a large load of the "Orient Express" brass lamps that X had ordered from B arrived. There at X's job site S saw the lamps for the first time, and realized that they were indeed a bargain. X, however, detested the lamps when he saw them. X immediately called B and told him that he did not want the lamps (You may assume as a fact that X had the power to refuse goods from B if X did not care for them), and X also told B to send a truck to pick up the refused lamps. S was present while X made this call to B. After X hung up, S stated that he was…...

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