posted by Emily
Please give me some insight on a law hypo...?
This is the hypo:
Joe received an advertising brochure from X Corp. in the mail. The brochure contained a photo of a Peach 442 computer, and above it the statement, "While supplies last. All Peach computers on sale at 25% below manufacturer's list price." Joe immediately contacted the Peach computer company which manufactured the computer pictured in X Corp's brochure, and determined that Peach's list price for the 442 was $1,000. He then sent his check for $750 ($1,000 less the 25% discount) to X Corp. with a covering letter which stated "I hereby accept your offer for the sale of a Peach 442 computer. My check is enclosed herewith." X Corp threw Joe's letter and check away.
I would love some insight on the legal issues and potential outcomes. Thanks in advance.