The doctrine of caveat emptor would apply in that case, too.
But there is 123something in Latin about caveat emptor, which is short for “Let the buyer beware!”
There is no proverb more common than that of "caveat emptor."
"Caveat emptor" is the only rule by which fair rents may be reached.
Does the rule of Caveat Emptor apply if the seller expressly warrants the goods sold?
He seems to have been the first prominent man in the United States to abandon that legal wheeze, "Caveat emptor."
Behind that legal Latin maxim, "Caveat emptor," the merchant stood for centuries, safely entrenched.
The old trading doctrine of caveat emptor, or let the buyer beware, is no longer relied on by reputable merchants.
For nearly four thousand years, perhaps longer, caveat emptor ruled the hard world of barter.
Caveat emptor has become a phrase thrust out of good merchandising.