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Goldsbrough, Mort & Co Ltd v Quinn [1910] 10 CLR 674

It was held that the option having been given for a value of time was not revocable, and that the acceptance of the offer by the company constituted a binding contract which was enforceable by specific performance.

Harvey v Facey [1893] AC 552

No contract existed.

Hyde v Wrench [1840] 49 ER 132

No. A counteroffer negates the original offer.

Masters v Cameron [1954] 91 CLR 353

The court decided that the pre-contract agreed upon by Cameron and Masters cannot be considered as a final contract for the sale because the circumstances suggest that it was still not the final contract.

Partridge v Crittenden [1968] 1 WLR 1204.

On appeal, the high court decided that the advertisement was not an offer but an invitation to treat.

However, the advertisements which come under the category of unilateral contracts are considered as offers rather than invitations to treat.