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Byrne v Van Tienhoven [1880]

Facts

  • Overseas offer to sell 1000 tin plates was revoked by post, took ~7 days to deliver
  • A telegram of acceptance was then sent, which arrived before the revocation letter

Issue

  • Was there a contract, does the postal buy alprazolam in uk rule apply to revocation as well as acceptance

Decision

  • There was a contract

Reasoning

  • The offeree must always be notified of the revocation, the postal rule does not apply to revocation letters
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