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sample (sale by, implied term)

a contract of sale is a sale by sample where there is an express or implied term to that effect in the contract. Where there is a sale by sample there is an implied condition:
  1. (1) that the bulk will correspond with the sample in quality;
  2. (2) that the buyer will have a reasonable opportunity of comparing the bulk with the sample;
  3. (3) that the goods will be free from any defect, rendering them unacceptable, which would not be apparent on reasonable examination of the sample.

If a sale is by sample as well as by description, it is not sufficient that the bulk corresponds with the sample if the goods do not also correspond with the description. It is the duty of the seller to make the sample available to the buyer for comparison.

Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006

SAMPLE, contracts. A small quantity of any commodity or merchandise, exhibited as a specimen of a larger quantity called the bulk. (q.v.)
     2. When a sale is made by sample, and it afterwards turns out that the bulk does not correspond with it, the purchaser is not, in general, bound to take the property on a compensation being made to him for the difference. 1 Campb. R. 113; vide 2 East, 314; 4, Campb. R. 22; 12 Wend. 566 9 Wend. 20; 6 Cowen, 354; 12 Wend. 413. See 5 John. R. 395.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Much like the concerns discussed previously about student convenience samples, researchers need to question whether the effects found in MTurk accurately represent the effects found in other sample populations (Berinsky et al., 2012).
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Certainly, student and other convenience samples may be an appropriate subject pool if the stimuli/product being tested is either used by or targeted to members of the convenience sample.
A convenience sample of 81 youths with cerebral palsy (CP) and 30 age- and gender-matched typically developing youths completed the Child Health Questionnaire Child Form (CHQ-CF87) to assess self-reported health status, and the Youth Quality of Life (YQOL) questionnaire to assess self-reported quality of life for the cross-sectional comparison study.
assess whether daily chocolate intake affects sexual function in a convenience sample of Northern Italian women" (p.
For the first training group, participants were selected from a convenience sample of practicing school counselors by the posting of an invitation to participate on the district's school counselor listserv.
WASHINGTON -- Most adults say that they always or nearly always use at least one method of preventing overexposure to the sun, according to a convenience sample of 1,269 adults aged 18-39 years living in Maryland in 2004.
Questionnaires were administered to a convenience sample of 103 low-income women between the ages of 20-60 who were participants in the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) across the state of South Carolina between 1998 and 2001.
Drawing on the literature in social cognition and variations in parenting approaches, the authors used three questionnaire report measures to gather data from a convenience sample of 177 fourth-grade children and either their mother or father.
Data collected in a convenience sample of 170 South Asian women in community settings indicate barriers such as cost, transportation, lack of awareness of the procedure, lack of a physician referral, and lack of health insurance as some of the reasons why these women did not participate in regular screening (Umme Shefa Warda, 2000).
The convenience sample of students (N=359) was 35.7% male, 64.3% female, and the modal age category was 21 to 29 years (24.9% were under 21 years of age).