1 Basis of Sale.
1.1 The Seller shall sell and the Buyer shall purchase the goods in accordance with any written quotation of the Seller which is accepted by the Buyer, or any written order of the Buyer which is accepted by the Seller, subject in either case to these Conditions, which shall govern the Contract to the exclusion of any other terms and conditions subject to which any such quotation is accepted or purported to be accepted, or any such order is made or purported to be made, by the Buyer. Accepted orders may incur charges if subsequent alterations or cancellations are made to the specification or descriptions set out on the original order. No variation to these conditions shall be binding unless agreed in writing between the authorised representatives of the Buyer and Seller.
2 The Sellers Specification.
2.1 All descriptions, specifications, drawings, weights, dimensions, capacities, prices, performance ratings and other data quoted or submitted by the Seller or included in any catalogue, prospectus, advertisement, illustrated matter or price list, are to be deemed approximate (except where stated in writing to be exact or expressly made of the essence) and subject thereto none of such items or any part thereof shall form part of the contract other than as approximations.
2.2 Except to the extent agreed otherwise in writing the Seller has the right to modify the design and specification of the goods without notice to the Buyer.
3 Prices of Goods.
3.1 The price of the goods shall be the Seller’s quoted price, or where no price has been quoted (or a quoted price is no longer valid) the price listed in the Seller’s published price list current at the date of acceptance of the order. All prices quoted are valid for 30 days only or until earlier acceptance of the order by the Buyer, after which time the seller may alter them without giving notice to the Buyer.
3.2 All prices include delivery charge to the Buyers premises, except where the order value is less than £500.00 (excluding VAT); the seller then reserves the right to add the appropriate carriage charge.
3.3 Deliveries are to be made to the buyer’s premises only, to destinations within mainland Britain with the exception of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, the Channel Islands, Northern Ireland and Eire.
4 Terms of Payment.
4.1 Subject to any special terms agreed in writing between the Buyer and the Seller, the Seller shall be entitled to invoice the Buyer for the price of goods on or at any time after despatch of the goods, unless the goods are to be collected by the Buyer or the Buyer wrongfully fails to take delivery of the goods, in which event the Seller shall be entitled to invoice the Buyer for the price at any time, after the Seller has notified the Buyer that the goods are ready for collection or the Seller has tendered delivery of the goods.
4.2 Payment for goods shall become due for standard account holders strictly end of month following. If the buyer shall fail to make full payment on the due date, the Seller shall be entitled to charge interest on the amount due (Currently at 3% above the base rate of Barclays) from the date of invoice to the date of actual payment after, as well as before any judgement obtained. If the Buyer fails to pay within sixty days from the date of invoice, the Buyer shall reimburse the Seller for any expenses reasonably incurred by the Seller in the collection of all sums due. All cheques should be made payable to Alliance Office Systems Ltd.
4.3 The Buyer shall be responsible for VAT on all orders at the prevailing standard rate on the invoice values at the time of despatch.
5.1 Delivery times are quoted in good faith and although the Seller will make every effort to deliver on the dates given it does not accept liability for failure to do so. The Seller shall be entitled to make partial deliveries and to invoice the Buyer accordingly. Payment of such invoices shall become due and payable on the same terms and in the same manner as an invoice for the full delivery.
5.2 The Seller reserves the right to charge for delivery for all orders below the value of £500.00 excluding VAT and direct deliveries.
6 Ownership of Goods.
6.1 Goods supplied by the Seller shall be at the Buyer’s risk immediately on delivery to the Buyer or into custody on the Buyer’s behalf, (whichever is the sooner) and the buyer shall therefore be insured appropriately. Title and property in the goods supplied under this contract shall pass to the Buyer only when the goods, the subject of the contract has been paid in full. In the event that such goods have been sold by the Buyer to any other party or parties, any sums due to or received by the Buyer by such sales shall be deemed to or received by the Buyer by such sales shall be deemed to be held by the Buyer in trust for us.
7.1 All goods purchased from Alliance Office Systems are quality checked before leaving our factory and are guaranteed to give satisfaction when used for the purpose for which it was intended. This guarantee is valid so long as the item has not been tampered with.
7.2 Goods will correspond with their specification at the time of delivery and will be free from defects in workmanship for a period of 5 years on all component parts. This warranty is covered under normal 8-hour use 5 days per week. (Average 40hrs per week), or 2 years if the chair is used in excess of the specified limit. Excluding our budget metal and imported ranges, this has a 1 year guarantee and the laminate wooden range which has a 2 year guarantee subject to fair wear and tear.
7.3 Should any fault develop which, in our opinion, is due to faulty materials or workmanship, we undertake to renew or replace any defective part providing that the item is:
a)Returned to our factory either by collection by our transport on the next available delivery from the original Buyer only, or carriage paid to us.
b)The Seller shall be under no liability in respect of any defect arising from wear and tear, wilful damage, abuse, and abnormal working conditions and reserve the right to invoice for the Buyer for repairs of this nature.