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A buyer makes a deposit on February 11 with an offer to purchase. In the deposit receipt, the offer is described as “irrevocable for 5 days.” The next day, before the seller has been told of the offer, the buyer calls the broker and demands retur

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(A) Must return the deposit upon buyer's demand
(B) Should hold the deposit in neutral escrow for 5 days
(C) Has until February 15 to secure acceptance
(D) Has until February 16 to secure acceptance


Answer:  (A)  An offer can be revoked anytime up until it has been accepted and the acceptance has been communicated to the offeror. The words “irrevocable for 5 days” are ineffective because the promise is without consideration.

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