TERMS OF BUSINESS OF CENTRAL OFFICE SUPPLIES LIMITED (HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AS THE COMPANY)

PRICES

The prices contained in any quotation or price list are conditions ruling at the date thereof.  If any increase howsoever arising in the cost of the merchandise including but without being limited to any increase in the costs of manufacturing or raw materials, labour or transport occurs after such date, the Company shall be entitled (subject to any statute or regulation) to make such addition to the contract price as shall be reasonable in the circumstances.

PAYMENT TERMS

Thirty days from date of invoice.  If any amount remains unpaid after sixty days then all invoices then in existence, whether or not due for payment, become payable.  Without prejudice to any other rights it may have the Company is entitled to charge interest at 8% above the Current Base Rate of Barclays Bank PLC of any invoice amount or any part thereof.  In addition any invoice under £1000, a further fixed penalty of £40 will be incurred and any invoice over £1000 a further fixed penalty of £70 will be incurred.  All penalties and fees will be subject to VAT at the rate in force at the time.

VALUE ADDED TAX

All prices quoted arc exclusive of VAT which shall be charged at the rate in force at the time of despatch. 

TITLE OF GOODS

(i) Immediately upon delivery to the customer of any goods agreed to be sold by the Company to the customer the customer shall become the bailee thereof and the legal title thereto shall be retained by the Company as bailer.  Legal title in the goods shall not pass to the customer unless and until the customer shall discharge all its indebtedness to the Company in respect of the goods.  Until all indebtedness is discharged the Company has the right to repossess the goods and reserve licence to enter the customers (for subsequent buyers) premises for that purpose.

(ii) Notwithstanding the terms of (i) above the customer shall be entitled before discharging its obligations to the Company to resell the goods or any of them.  Upon such resale and without derogating from the Company's other remedies (including its right to trace) the customer shall hold the proceeds of sale upon trust for the Company until such time as all the customers indebtedness to the Company under any contract of sale entered into between them or otherwise shall have been discharged.  Similarly the benefit of any insurance proceeds should the goods become damaged prior to resale shall be held on trust for the Company until such time as all the customers indebtedness to the Company has been discharged.

EXPORT LICENCE CONTROL

Many products sold by this Company are subject to export licence control.  The customer undertakes to ensure that they comply with all the laws in force at the time when reselling the goods, particularly the Export of Goods Control Order 1987.

SHORT DELIVERY AND DEFECTIVE OR DAMAGED GOODS

Claims for short delivery or delivery where the goods do not conform to the delivery note must be made in writing within 48 hours of receipt of goods.  Claims for defective or damaged goods must be made in writing within seven days of receipt of goods.

DELAY/NON DELIVERY

Invoices are issued on the day following shipment of goods from the Company's warehouse.  If the customer does not receive the goods within 10 days from the date shown on the invoice the Company must be notified immediately by telephone followed by confirmation in writing.  No responsibility can be accepted by the Company for transit losses but every assistance will be given in making claims on carriers providing non receipt is notified within the time limit.

RETURN OF GOODS

All merchandise that has been agreed to be returned in writing must be collected by the Company's own couriers in use at the time.  Any goods returned by the customer without written prior consent is sent at the customers own risk.  The Company must be notified in writing, with the details included of the merchandise, the invoice number and date.  Authorisation will only be given if the unit is complete with all accessories, cables, manuals etc in brand new condition and in its original pristine packaging.

GENERAL

The Company shall not be liable for any failure to perform its obligations when such failure is due to any cause beyond its reasonable control.

CANCELLATION

The customer shall be liable for any non-recoverable costs incurred by the Company should the customer cancel any order it has placed with the Company.  All cancellations must be confirmed in writing within 48 hours of any oral notification.  No collections due to a cancellation will be made if a period of 30 days from receipt of goods has been exceeded unless prior written authorisation by a company Partner.

A Handling charge of 30% will apply to any Returns whatever the Circumstances.

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