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[00:10.81]he prospective buyer is under no oblugation to buy the goods for which a quotation is requested,
[00:16.95]while the seller is not bound to sell what has been previously quoted if he later decides not to do.
[00:23.17]A quotation in not legally binding thought it contains some qualifying words which function as firm offer do.
[00:32.42]An efficient quotation included the following parts:an expreeeion of thanks for the inquiry,if there is previous inquiry;name of goods,quality,quantity and specifications;
[00:46.86]details of prices,discounts and ters of payment;clear indication of what the peices cover,e.g.packing,transport,agents’ commission,insurances;
[01:01.18]an undertaking as to packing and date of delivery ;anexpression of hope that the quotation will be accepted.
[01:09.38]Simply spesking,an offer is the reply made by a seller to the inquiry by a buyer.
[01:15.60]It has also been the practice for the seller to sell his goods to his regular customers and to new customers who may have interest wothout waiting for an inquiry.
[01:26.60]It must be communicated to the offeree and must clearly undertake a performance definite as to all essential terms.
[01:37.07]Firm offers are make when a seller promises to sell goods at a stated price and within a stated time.
[01:45.56]A price quotation is not an offer due to lacking an express promise to sell.
[01:51.83]Like advertisements ,catalogues,and circular letters ,it invites buyers’ offers or orders ,but they do not make them.
[02:02.02]A price quotation is not a legally binding promise.
[02:05.94]But if it is made subjest to certain condition of acceptance like with the words.
[02:11.74]for acceptance within 5 days,this quotation is valid for 31 days or similar qualifying words ,it will turn into somewhat of a firm offer.
[02:23.41]A firm offer is a contractual obligation.
[02:27.41]Therefore ,once it had been accepted unconditionally within the term of validity it cannot be withdrawn.
[02:34.93]Firm offers should be provided with two major requirements.
[02:39.14]First,in firm offers the writer encloses complete,affirmative,specific,terms of business.
[02:45.51]The major condition of the contract are required as to names of goods,Quality,specification,prices,quantity,time of delivery,shipping,terms of payment,packing and insurance.
[02:59.70]In the case of the regular customers ,as the twwo sides are aeare of the habitual practices which has come into being in a loing-term cooperation they needn’t negotiate all the detal/il one by one.
[03:15.11]instead ,they put it briefly with words Other terms and conditions same as usual.
[03:21.27]Second,the beginning and the ending sate and place of the valifity must be given.
[03:25.35]For an offer will lose its binding force if it goes beyond the validity date.