Posted by JohnBoy on November 30, 2000 at 22:51:52:
You obviously misread something here or perhaps to much Ajax.
Once the seller makes ANY change in a contract it becomes a counter offer, period! Now the buyer must accept the counter offer and sent it back. In this case the buyer didn’t just accept it “as is” with the changes made by the seller. The buyer in this case has countered the counter offer to the seller. Unless the buyer has that offer accepted and SIGNED BY THE SELLER, the contract is NOT binding.
A contract MUST be in writing and signed by BOTH buyer and seller accepting ALL the terms to the contract. Without the sellers signed signature accepting the buyers counter offer to the sellers counter offer, there is NO binding contract, period!