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Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain v Boots [1953] 1 QB 401

Facts:

Pharmacy and Poisons Act s.18 – no person shall sell certain poisons (drugs) w/o supervision of pharmacist. D had poisons on the shelf, but before person could leave with it they would have to pay at cashier where pharmacist was standing

Ratio:

An invitation to an offer is not an offer and must be followed by an offer.
**For a contract to be completed someone must make an offer and the other party must accept that offer.

Analysis:

Display of goods was an invitation to offer and once you give cashier the money that is the offer, when they take payment that is the acceptance

Holding:

Time of sale at cashier is acceptance


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