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TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR THE SALE OF GOODS



1. Definitions


Buyer          The person who buys or agrees to buy the goods from the Seller.


Conditions   The terms and conditions of sale as set out in this document and any special terms and conditions agreed in writing by the Seller.


Goods          The articles which the Buyer agrees to buy from the Seller.


Price            The price for the Goods, including VAT and any carriage, packaging and insurance costs.


Seller   AFC lock & safe Ltd

   The Rubicon Centre

   Broad Ground Road

   Lakeside,Redditch

   Worcestershire

   B98 8YP.



2. Conditions


2.1 These Conditions shall form the basis of the contract between the Seller and the Buyer in relation to the sale of Goods, to the exclusion of all other terms and conditions including the Buyer’s standard conditions of purchase or any other conditions which the Buyer may purport to apply under any purchase order or confirmation of order or any other document.


2.2 All orders for Goods shall be deemed to be an offer by the Buyer to purchase Goods from the Seller pursuant to these Conditions.   


2.3 Acceptance of delivery of the Goods shall be deemed to be conclusive evidence of the Buyer’s acceptance of these Conditions.


2.4 These Conditions may not be varied except by the written agreement of  [a director of] the Seller.


2.5 These Conditions represent the whole of the agreement between the Seller and the Buyer.  They supersede any other conditions previously issued.


3. Price


The Price shall be [(amount)] (or) [the price quoted on the Seller’s confirmation of order].  The Price is including VAT which shall be due at the rate in force on the date of the Seller’s invoice.


4. Payment and Interest


4.1 Payment of the Price and VAT shall be due within 48 hours of the date of the Seller’s invoice.    

4.2 The Buyer shall pay all accounts in full and not exercise any rights of set-off or counter-claim against invoices submitted by the Seller.


5. Goods


The quantity and description of the Goods shall be as set out in the Seller’s confirmation of order.


6. Warranties


The Seller warrants that the Goods will at the time of delivery correspond to the description given by the Seller in the confirmation of order.  [Except where the Buyer is dealing as a consumer (as defined in section 12 of the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977), all other warranties, conditions or terms relating to fitness for purpose, quality or condition of the Goods are excluded].


7. Delivery of the Goods


7.1 Delivery of the Goods shall be made to the Buyer’s address.  The Buyer shall make all arrangements necessary to take delivery of the Goods on the day notified by the Seller for delivery.


7.2 The Seller undertakes to use its reasonable endeavours to despatch the Goods on an agreed delivery date, but does not guarantee to do so.  Time of delivery shall not be of the essence of the contract.


7.3 The Seller shall not be liable to the Buyer for any loss or damage whether arising directly or indirectly from the late delivery or short delivery of the Goods.  If short delivery does take place, the Buyer undertakes not to reject the Goods but to accept the Goods delivered as part performance of the contract.


7.4 If the Buyer fails to take delivery of the Goods on the agreed delivery date or, if no specific delivery date has been agreed, when the Goods are ready for despatch, the Seller shall be entitled to store and insure the Goods and to charge the Buyer the reasonable costs of so doing.


8. Acceptance of the Goods


8.1 The Buyer shall be deemed to have accepted the Goods [48 hours] after delivery to the Buyer.  


8.2 The Buyer shall carry out a thorough inspection of the Goods within [48 hours] of delivery and shall give written notification to the Seller within 5 working days of delivery of the Goods of any defects which a reasonable examination would have revealed.

8.3 Where the Buyer has accepted, or has been deemed to have accepted, the Goods the Buyer shall not be entitled to reject Goods which are not in accordance with the contract.  


9. Title and risk


9.1 Risk shall pass on delivery of the Goods to the Buyer’s address.


9.2 Notwithstanding the earlier passing of risk, title in the Goods shall remain with the Seller and shall not pass to the Buyer until the amount due under the invoice for them (including interest and costs) has been paid in full.


9.3 Until title passes the Buyer shall hold the Goods as bailee for the Seller and shall store or mark them so that they can at all times be identified as the property of the Seller.


9.4 The Seller may at any time before title passes and without any liability to the Buyer:


9.4.1 repossess and dismantle and use or sell all or any of the Goods and by doing so terminate the Buyer’s right to use, sell or otherwise deal in them; and

9.4.2 for that purpose (or determining what if any Goods are held by the Buyer and inspecting them) enter any premises of or occupied by the Buyer.


9.5 The Seller may maintain an action for the price of any Goods notwithstanding that title in them has not passed to the Buyer.


10. Carriage of Goods


Carriage will be chargeable on all sales under (amount).  This will be at the rate of (amount).



11. Returns Policy


If you are not happy with your purchase, feel free to email us at enquiries@afclockandsafe.co.uk or call 01527 525151.


Returning A Faulty / Damaged Item.


Damaged items MUST be reported within 24 HOURS OF DELIVERY. If you need to return a faulty item or damaged item Package the item appropriately and write your name clearly on the OUTSIDE. Enclose a brief note explaining the reason for the return. Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.



This document was prepared by the Commercial Unit of Abbey Legal Services.  It is intended only as a guide and is not to be regarded as a substitute for consultation with one of our Legal Advisors, since every case will ultimately turn on its own particular facts and circumstances.  Should you require legal advice please contact Abbey Legal Services on 0845 0727 727.  If you are driving when using the legal advice service, please make sure it is safe and legal to do so.  


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