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English definition of “sale by description”

sale by description

noun [C or U]     (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 noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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