Unlike you two I have actually bought both my guitars "unseen" over the internet.
Main reason for me though was that they were my first guitars and that I really wouldn`t know what to expect as in tone etc..
Their price was 300 US (steelstring) and 600 US (classical).
As I get more competent I will probably buy more guitars which will be more expensive, though then I will try them out in the shops.
I am happy with my classical, though as far as the steelstringer goes I would have chosen a "Consert" shape today since I find the Dreadnaught shape to be a little bit to big for me