buy (something) sight unseen

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buy (something) sight unseen

To purchase something without seeing or examining it first. When I decided to buy a house sight unseen, I knew it would probably need a lot of repairs—and I was right!
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buy something sight unseen

to buy something without seeing it first. I bought this land sight unseen. I didn't know it was so rocky. It isn't usually safe to buy something sight unseen.
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When Elektra sees the derelict houseboat her mother has bought sight unseen, she is more determined than ever to get back to Mississippi and her father.
The rise of online shopping correlates with the rise of merchandise returns, as products bought sight unseen prompt a higher return rate that's costing retailers plenty: Americans return an estimated $260 billion in merchandise to retailers in 2015, or 8 percent of all purchases, according to the National Retail Federation.
Reps for the film say pic was bought sight unseen for $3.5 million, but some other companies say they had seen a tape in advance.
Whether it's their debutant keeper, bought sight unseen by Fergie in the summer, the amazing Phil Neville, whose brilliant run down the left set up United's second, or other low-profile players like Quinton Fortune - United's fired-up unsung heroes have all played their part in a remarkable comeback.
The bulk of the vehicles are bought sight unseen. Nevertheless, there is typically a flurry of preceding emails and phone calls between buyer and seller.
Best of all, the mattresses, bought sight unseen, looked and felt just great when Jill arrived the next day with her stepfather.