Sale-on-approval definitions

A transaction (usually involving goods) in which the buyer is permitted to use goods for a period, and then return them if they do not meet the buyer’s needs or expectation, even though the goods are not defective. If the goods were delivered for resale, the transaction is a sale and return or a consignment.
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(uncountable) The selling of something to a consumer on condition that the latter may return it.
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(countable) A sale under this mechanism.
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