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QLD Changed Mind About Selling Car - What to Do?

Discussion in 'Australian Consumer Law Forum' started by jlc, 23 November 2014.

  1. jlc

    jlc Member

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    I agreed to sell a car over the phone. The agent sent me a contract via email to sign. It already had my details on there. I changed my mind, and I don't want to sell it to them now. Can I just call back and say "no, sorry I can't go through with the sale" under Australian Consumer Law and contract law?

    Any information would be tremendously appreciated, thanks
     
  2. Sarah J

    Sarah J Well-Known Member

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    An oral agreement is still an enforceable contract. However, the fact that the agent sent over a written contract indicates that any agreement made was subject to a written agreement (i.e. lacks intention to enter into a legally binding agreement), so I don't believe you have actually made a contract with the agent. You should be free to call them and let them know you no longer wish to sell your car.
     
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  3. DennisD

    DennisD Well-Known Member

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    Agree with Sarah J. You're fortunate you didn't progress things further before changing your mind.
     
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