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Council’s property services manager Beulah negotiated to buy a used twelve-seat minibus from People Movers Pty Ltd (PM) for Council’s use for the price of $35,000. Beulah wanted time to get Council’s approval on the price. PM’s director Pierre promised to keep the offer to sell at that price open for exactly one week. However, after three days Beulah noticed on PM’s website that the minibus was ‘sold’. Worried that Council would lose the deal, she immediately rang Pierre and told him the Council accepted the offer. However, Pierre replied that he had decided to sell the minibus to another client in the meantime. Beulah was very angry, complaining that only three days had elapsed since Pierre made the promise.

 

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