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I am a contractor and I do a lot of business by email. If

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I am a contractor and I do a lot of business by email. If I send a bid to a customer and ask him to email me back with his okay. Is that a sufficient acknowledgement to have a binding contract?
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In a typical contract there must be an offer, acceptance, an intent to be bound, and some kind of consideration in order to have a binding contract. So if you email an offer, and it is accepted, if you forego other opportunities or begin to make plans based on the acceptance, that can be consideration that would make the contract binding.
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It is always best to get some type of tangible evidence of consideration, such as a deposit, but the courts can find a contract exists even without actual cash in hand paid.
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