Dayton, OH asked in Contracts and Consumer Law for Ohio

Q: I agreed to buy an item listed on Facebook Marketplace. I am in Ohio, as is the seller. Is this legally binding?

I have agreed to buy an item listed on Facebook Marketplace. I am in Ohio, as is the seller. We used facebook messenger to come to an agreement. The seller has since raised the price, and also listed it on ebay. Do I have a legally binding agreement?

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Nicholas P. Weiss
Nicholas P. Weiss
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  • Consumer Law Lawyer
  • Cleveland Heights, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: Yes. However, a court is unlikely to enforce the agreement unless you have been harmed in some way or the item was a specialty item or otherwise difficult to procure.

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