453. The Party Responsible for the Merchandise

65:19 One may lend his friend 100 dollars in order to purchase merchandise at the market and accept 120 dollars in repayment when they return home so long as the lender receives the merchandise, takes it to his home, and is responsible for it during the journey. If this is the case, he is essentially an investor and entitled to a share in the profits.

65:20 If Reuven is traveling to a location where things are sold cheaply, Shimon can say to him, “Bring me back some merchandise and I will pay you such-and-such profit.” This is allowed so long as Reuven is responsible for the merchandise until it is delivered to Shimon.

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