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 A unilateral offer can be accepted by the act but the offeror must have some notice of the performance within a reasonable period of time. Absent such notice, the offeror could treat the offer as having lapsed before acceptance. (Cal. U. Com. Code. § 2206, subd. (2); Rest. 2d, Contracts, § 54, com. b, p. 137. ) The Uniform Commercial Code permits the offeror to treat the offer as 'having lapsed before acceptance' (Cal. U . Com. Code, § 2206, subd. (2)), while the Restatement Second of Contracts states that 'the contractual duty of the offeror is discharged' (Rest. 2d, Contracts, § 54, subd. (2)). 


Without acceptance of an offer there is no contract. But when the offer is unilateral and it is not necessary that a party should accept it in words, or promise to do anything before acting upon it, there may come an issue of notice to the offeror. If the offer is unilateral and becomes effective as a contract upon the doing of the act referred to, in such a case the doing of the act constitutes the acceptance of the offer and furnishes the consideration. 


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