Postal Rule in Contract Law

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    I was listenning to your lecture on Contract Law – Revocation of an Offer. I appreciate your explanations and helping me understanding this topic. I am just a bit confused though…..In the Bryne v Van Tienhoven case why doesn’t the Postal Rule apply?

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    Postal rule ( never likely to be asked again in these days of instant communication! ) DOES apply. But it only ever applied to acceptance – it never applied to revocation. Revocation is effective only when it is actually communicated to the offeree whereas acceptance was effective when put into the postal system, through the proper channels, properly stamped and addressed and where both parties must have thought that postal acceptance was an appropriate medium.

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