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I am advertising a car on Autotrader. This morning

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I am advertising a car for sale on Autotrader. This morning I received a text from which read (verbatim) "Mitsubish.. still for sale? We pay £17,295 CASH & COLLECT TODAY! Visit enter PURCHASE ID###-##-####
When I went to the site there was no option to enter the purchase id so I phoned them and spoke to a young man who confirmed the purchase id number but said the price had not yet been set.
My question is- If I reply to the original text and accept the offer (and their terms and conditions) does this make a binding contract? Their offer is £300 below my asking price but way higher than other car flipping companies are offering. I am tempted to proceed but it would help if the law was on my side.
Thanks for your attention,
Gareth Harris
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Alice H replied 2 years ago.
My name is ***** ***** I am a solicitor based in London. Replying by text is unlikely to result in a legally binding contract. The requirement is to accept the offer by going online and entering a purchase ID - as opposed to accepting by text message. Their get out clause is the fact that the offer was not (or could not) be accepted online. Alice
Expert:  Alice H replied 2 years ago.
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