You pays your money and you takes your chance

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you pays your money, and you takes your chance(s)

When you buy something, you must accept the risk that it will not be what you wanted. I'm sorry to hear that the laptop you bought online doesn't work, but you pays your money, and you takes your chances.
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You pays your money and you takes your chance(s).

Prov. You must resign yourself to taking risks.; Everything costs something, but paying for something does not guarantee that you will get it. (The grammatical errors are intentional.) Customer: Can you guarantee that this washing machine won't break? Salesman: No guarantees. You pays your money and you takes your chances.
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here's your two sets o' heirs to old Peter Wilks -- and you pays your money and you takes your choice
In the end, it's exactly like the street peddler said: "The way it works is, you pays your money and you takes your choice.
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