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I made an offer on gumtree that was accepted and then the seller pulled out of the sale due to his father wanting the item.

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I have emails and text messages confirming the acceptance of offer and agreement on final price of $ 875.00. I had made arrangements and incurred non refundable costs to arrange pickup of the item. There are no other similar items available for purchase at moment.

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Solicitor: John Melis, Lawyer replied 10 months ago
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Solicitor: John Melis, Lawyer replied 10 months ago

Dear customer, in relation to your important matter, where the offer an acceptance rule has been completed, which is your case, you are entitled to the item and can sue on breach of contract, or under the Australian Consumer Law or Fair Trading Act for misleading and deceptive conduct, in respect to enforcing the seller to part with the goods or providing compensation on the same.

If you would like to discuss this matter further by telephone, I welcome you to request those services.

If you have any further questions, I would be pleased to answer those for you.

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