First case is a Harrison v Nickerson (1873). This is happen because the Defendant which is Nickerson has placed an advertisement about certain item including office furniture that he would be placed up for auction in the Bury St. Edmunds for over three days. Then, the Plaintiff which is Harrison saw that advertisement and has expended his time and expense to travel to the Bury St. Edmunds to find the item that he was interested in and to bid for the office furniture. However, on the third day, there are many of office furniture were withdrawn. This makes the Plaintiff feel sad and sued for the loss of his time and expense. The Plaintiff was argued that the advertisement constitute a contract between themselves and the Defendant need to sell the item and furniture accordingly to the conditions that have been stated in that advertisement and the action of Defendant who are withdrawal of the furniture was a breach of that contract. But, the Defendant has submitted that he was not breach of contract because the advertisement of a sale that he was made are not constitute a contract. After that, the court have ruled that the advertisement that the Defendant was made are not constitute as an offer but only as a declaration of intent. The sell and purchase process also not been held between them so they are not bound by a contract. But, according to Blackburn, J. he founded that anyone who are advertise their selling by doing publishing and advertisement, they need to be responsible to everybody who are attending the sale for the time and travelling expenses.
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