Lisa is planning to open a new coffee shop and is looking for some modem tables and chairs to furnish it with. Her friend Tom is a carpenter so she asked him if he could make her six tables.
Tom quoted the price of 53000 for all six tables and said that he is currently talking to Bob, the timber supplier regarding sourcing the appropriate timber.
Bob emailed Tom saying: “Yes. I think I have the right timber. For what you need it should be around $1800.” Upon receiving the quote Lisa responded by email as follows: “Good, make sure that it is a hardwood and light in colour. Let’s agree that 53000 is a final price including timber and your labour” A few days later Tom emailed Lisa that the price has now changed to $3600 as the timber is more expensive than he thought He also wrote
“Yes, of course, I will make sure that it will be hardwood but I cannot guarantee the colour as it varies between different batches of timber. Also, the timber merchant would like 5500 deposit and I am short on cash. Does it all sound °k7”