Walters, a grower neither of Christmas trees, contracted to supply Tray nor with “top-quality trees.” When the shipment arrived and was inspected, Tray nor discovered that some of the trees were not top quality. Within 24 hours, Tray nor notified Walters that he was rejecting the trees that were not top quality.
W alters did not have a place of business or an agent in the town where Tray nor was. Christmas was only a short time away. The trees were perishable and would decline in value to zero by Christmas Eve. Walters did not give Tray nor any instructions, so Tray nor sold the trees for Walters’s account. Tray nor then tried to recover from Walters the expenses he incurred in caring for and selling the trees. Did the buyer act properly in rejecting the trees and reselling them for the seller?