Volume 101 - February 2015
In this issue:
- Doing a Deal
- Contracts- Don't Sweat the Small Stuff
- Terms and Conditions- Better than Sex?
- Brothers-In-Law and the Disclosed Agent
Editor and Author of The Law is an Ass...Make Sure it Doesn't Bite Yours!
Doing a Deal
Sam Goldwyn said “A verbal contract isn’t worth the paper it is written
on”. For the most part contracts do not need to be in writing but in practice
he is often right.
Ideally a contract needs to contain four things:
1. Make sure that you are making the deal
with the right person. If the person has no money then if the deal goes wrong there is no point in
suing. If the person does not own the car that you are buying and you give him
the money then you may need to kiss goodbye to the cash...
Contracts- Don't Sweat the Small Stuff
When is it important to have a
contract in writing? Up to about
$500 most people can manage to accept that they entered into a bad deal. With the addition of every zero this becomes
more difficult. I am not saying that
people deliberately lie but it just seems that the parties to a contract
dispute will divide like two football teams depending on which side their bread
is buttered...Read More..
Brothers-In-Law and the Disclosed Agent
In the real world
it is not Godfathers who are the problem, it’s brothers-in-law (BIL). When they are not trying to borrow your
money, they are involving you in cockamamy business schemes.
instance, your BIL asks you to take orders in your area for some sort of
product. You collect money from various
customers and send it to your BIL
. However, your BIL has
miscalculated, been cheated or in any event has done something stupid, so the
product does not arrive...
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