Meaning of “sale by description” in the English Dictionary


"sale by description" in Business English

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sale by descriptionnoun [ C or U ]

uk us plural sales by description

COMMERCE, LAW a sale that is made without the buyer seeing the goods and having only a description of them from the seller:

In sales by description, there is an implied condition that the goods shall correspond with the description in the catalogue.

(Definition of “sale by description” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)