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A promise for a promise is sufficient consideration to support a contract. E.g., Cook v. Johnson, 37 Wn.2d 19, 221 P.2d 525 (1950). If, however, a promise is illusory, there is no consideration and therefore no enforceable contract between the parties. Interchange Assocs. v. Interchange, Inc., 16 Wn. App. 359, 557 P.2d 357 (1976). Consequently, a party cannot create an enforceable contract by waiving the condition which renders his promise illusory. But that a promise given for a promise is dependent upon a condition does not necessarily render it illusory or affect its validity as consideration. In re Estate of Tveekrem, 169 Wash. 468, 14 P.2d 3 (1932); 1 A. Corbin, Contracts § 149 (1963); 3A A. Corbin, Contracts § 644 (1960). Furthermore, a contractor can, by the use of clear and appropriate words, make his own duty expressly conditional upon his own personal satisfaction with the quality of the performance for which he has bargained and in return for which his promise is given. Such a limitation on his own duty does not invalidate the contract as long as the limitation is not so great as to make his own promise illusory. 3A A. Corbin, ...

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