Manny runs a business, Manny’s bazar, in Edinburgh selling exclusive top of the range grass cutting machines. Last Monday he places a notice on one of the machines on display outside his store immediately indicating that it was for sale £8000 when in fact its real price was £15,000.
Carter later noticed the sign and, recognizing what a bargain that was, he immediately told Manny that he accepted the offer and would take the machine for the indicated price.
Manny, however, told Carter that there had been a mistake and that the true price was £15,000. Carter insisted that he was entitled to the machine at the lowest price and, when Manny refused to allow him to buy the machine at that price, Carter said that he would sue Manny.
After Carter left, Manny changed the notice on the machine to £15,000 and later that day Chris came into the store and said that he would buy it for the mentioned price, £15,000. He would have to arrange an overdraft at the bank and would later that same evening to take delivery. Manny agreed that was okay that he should have that extra time.