Sale by Sample Law and Legal Definition

Sale by sample is a sale in which the buyer purchases goods under an agreed condition that goods sold are as good as one shown to the buyer as a sample. Sample is a part of transaction constituting express guarantee that whole goods conform to the sample. Sale by sample is a contract based on understanding between the parties. Goods not exhibited must conform to the standard exhibited by the sample. The sample is a fair representation of the quality of the bulk, and the seller is bound by the warranty. This is also known as sample sale.

“Any sample or model which is made part of the basis of the bargain creates an express warranty that the whole of the goods shall conform to the sample or model”. [UCC § 2-313(c)]