Caveat-emptor



let the buyer beware: the principle that the seller of a product cannot be held responsible for its quality unless it is guaranteed in a warranty.
noun
the principle that the buyer must bear the risk for the quality of goods purchased unless they are covered by the seller’s warranty

Latin, literally “let the buyer beware;” see caveat and second element of exempt (adj.).
Caveat emptor [(kav-ee-aht, kah-vee-aht emp-tawr)]

Latin for “Let the buyer beware.” It means that a customer should be cautious and alert to the possibility of being cheated: “Caveat emptor is the first rule of buying a used car.”

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