sight unseen

adverb

Definition of sight unseen 

: without inspection or appraisal

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But mostly it’s been shown to RED fans who preordered the device sight unseen, as well as a handful of journalists. Jacob Kastrenakes, The Verge, "RED Hydrogen One review: all hype," 29 Oct. 2018 Purchasing a car, sight unseen, from a stranger might not seem risky for some buyers. Carroll Lachnit, Edmunds, USA TODAY, "Edmunds: Tips on how to avoid fraud when buying a car online," 22 June 2018 Krim co-founded the online mattress retailer, which launched with a single product, in April 2014 and helped prove that consumers would buy big-ticket items sight unseen. Leigh Kamping-carder, WSJ, "Casper Co-Founder Predicts the Death of (Bad) Retail," 21 Nov. 2018 Stitch Fix already has an algorithm shopping model that selects clothes for customers (with the help of a team of human stylists) sight unseen. Elizabeth Holmes, Glamour, "How Artificial Intelligence Is Coming For Your Closet," 24 Oct. 2018 Purchasing a car, sight unseen, from a stranger might not seem risky for some buyers. Carroll Lachnit, Edmunds, USA TODAY, "Edmunds: Tips on how to avoid fraud when buying a car online," 22 June 2018 Purchasing a car, sight unseen, from a stranger might not seem risky for some buyers. Washington Post, "Edmunds: How to avoid fraud when buying a car online," 20 June 2018 The company uses its loans to buy homes sight unseen, makes improvements and then flips them for a small profit. Theodore Schleifer, Recode, "The home-flipping startup Opendoor requires a lot of money. It now has $325 million more. And SoftBank could come next.," 13 June 2018 The grove was preserved by the Yosemite Grant, which was signed by President Abraham Lincoln, sight unseen, in 1864, at the height of the Civil War. Peter Fimrite, SFChronicle.com, "Mariposa Grove, Yosemite’s haven for giant sequoias, restored and ready for visitors," 13 June 2018

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First Known Use of sight unseen

1892, in the meaning defined above

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