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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: buy, sight, unseen
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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It's lucky that the products it specialises in selling, like big-screen TVs and high-end audio equipment, are big-ticket items that many customers still feel uncomfortable buying sight unseen from a website.
In addition to the federal government, parents are responsible for not monitoring what their children are watching and doing, oftentimes even buying sight unseen the videos the kids ask for, or even demand.
There's more risk in this method, but if you've done the homework and thoroughly communicated your desires, buying sight unseen can be the right option.
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