Sight Unseen


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Sight Unseen

Describing a bid to buy a good or other asset without seeing it first. For example, one may purchase a house through an agent without ever going to the house oneself. Another example would be an offer to buy a rare coin after reading a description without actually seeing it.
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To make a very long story short, we bought a house and property, sight unseen, in Buffalo, Missouri.
The most notorious example of the new market for the Adirondacks' deep woods was the sale of 96,000 acres, sight unseen, acquired from a British corporate raider named James Goldsmith by Henry Lassiter, an Atlanta developer, for $17 million.
The building was completely sealed up by the bank that had foreclosed making the sale very challenging as the buyer had to buy it with the interior completely sight unseen.
William McCoy II, Broker at Urbana RE and majoring in Communications from Old Dominion University speaks of their success in renting and selling properties sight unseen and creating more foot traffic through this method.
Before that changeover, there had been some action from the older horses, with Chester hope Father Time (Queally) picking up nicely with Lingfield Derby trial contender Sight Unseen (Eddie Ahern) in a spin with another companion.
Now considered the highly visual fantasist's masterpiece, ``Brazil'' was only released after the Los Angeles Film Critics Association gave it their best picture of 1985 award - sight unseen - and Gilliam fought a very public battle with Universal over the issue.
In the wake of the September 11th terrorist attacks, they rushed to show the American public that they were looking out for our national security--by passing the Bush administration's USA Patriot Act virtually sight unseen.
Mr West said: "The first time we read them, sight unseen, to some film students in London, they said: 'These are a bit Monty Python aren't they?
The friend added: "Arnold got a breeder of chocolate Labs in another state on the phone and bought the puppies from him sight unseen.
Most brides have to resort to ordering shoes sight unseen and bridesmaids often have to order ill-fitting dyed shoes that are non color-fast.
It was impossible to foresee that consumers would one day purchase pets online and have puppies shipped to them, sight unseen.