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Delivery of Goods

Delivery of Goods

Learn about the Uniform Commercial Code’s perfect tender rule and how it affects contracts for the delivery of goods, as well as rejection, acceptance, and revocation of goods after delivery.


Contracts often involve the sale and delivery of goods, but sometimes the delivery doesn’t match the order. The Uniform Commercial Code addresses this problem through the perfect tender rule. In this lesson, we’ll learn how that rule regulates both buyers and sellers of nonconforming goods.

I. The Perfect Tender Rule

The perfect tender rule applies if a delivery of goods fails to conform to the contract in any way, no matter how trivial or immaterial. For example, suppose a bookstore ordered...