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buyer beware

interjection

an admonition to potential purchasers to research the desired item; an admonition to be wary of a business that has received previous complaints

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  • That legal Latin maxim, "Let the buyer beware," is a legal fiction.

  • "Let the buyer beware" may be specially said of this class of shopping.

  • Caveat emptor, "Let the buyer beware," was seemingly the dominating retail motto of those days.

    The Romance of a Great Store Edward Hungerford
  • But there is 123something in Latin about caveat emptor, which is short for “Let the buyer beware!”

    Wunpost Dane Coolidge
  • It means, let the buyer beware; it's up to the buyer to see what stuff he's buying.

    Septimus William J. Locke
  • It has driven that discreditable maxim, "Let the buyer beware," out of all decent commercialism.

    Cyrus Hall McCormick Herbert Newton Casson
  • The old trading doctrine of caveat emptor, or let the buyer beware, is no longer relied on by reputable merchants.

    United States Steel Arundel Cotter
  • Until the day when the world is a perfect place, we simply have to take caveat emptor to heart—let the buyer beware.

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