Terms and Conditions
1.1 “Seller” means Discounted Office Supplies
1.2 “Customer” means the buyer of the goods under the contract.
1.3 “Web Site” means the Discounted Office Supplies Web Site.
1.4 “Contract” means the agreement between seller and customer to buy goods.
1.5 “Goods” means the goods which are bought and sold under the contract.
2 Purchase and Sale
2.1 The customer undertakes to honour the contract which is formed upon agreement to purchase goods from the web site.
2.2 The seller undertakes to supply the goods as agreed within the terms and conditions of the contract.
2.3 The seller will only accept an offer to buy where the customer has agreed to the terms and an order confirmation document has been despatched to the customer.
2.4 The goods which constitute the web site catalogue are for display purposes only. The seller reserves the right to alter the contents, as required, without compromising the quality or functionality of the goods.
2.5 No alteration to these terms and conditions will be accepted other than by prior written agreement between seller and customer.
3.1 The price to be paid for the goods which are contracted for will be the list price. Any prior arrangements for a reduction in list price will be taken into consideration when invoicing.
3.2 We reserve the right to apply a delivery charge to cover our costs. The charge will be applicable for third party deliveries delivered out with our standard delivery zone (South West Fife, Edinburgh and West Lothian). This charge will be confirmed at the time of the order, or as soon after as is possible.
3.3 The price of the goods is exclusive of Value Added Tax (where applicable) which will be added at the time of invoicing.
4.1 Payment for the goods supplied will be made on the following basis: for customers who already have a credit account with the seller the payment terms will be as already agreed. For customers who do not have a credit account payment may be made by BACS, credit or debit card, by cheque or in cash.
4.2 Possession of the goods will remain with the seller until all funds have been cleared. The customer will undertake to keep the goods in returnable condition and in a specific location until such clearance has been received.
4.3 The seller reserves the right to charge interest at the rate of 3% above the Bank of England base rate which is in force at the time on any debt which has been outstanding for longer than the standard agreed terms.
5.1 Goods will be deemed to have been delivered where they have been passed to a third party postal service and/or courier for onward transmission or the seller has endeavoured to deliver the goods to the customer’s business premises.
5.2 Deliveries made within our standard delivery zone (South West Fife, Edinburgh and West Lothian) will be made in our own vehicles and delivery is free. For deliveries out with this zone we reserve the right to apply a delivery charge to cover third party delivery costs. We will advise of the charge prior to any orders being confirmed.
5.3 The seller will exercise reasonable effort to ensure that delivery takes place on time but cannot be held responsible where the customer is not available to accept delivery.
5.4 The latest ordering time for a next day delivery is 4.00pm. Orders which arrive after that time will be presumed to apply to the following day. Orders placed before 4.00pm will be delivered the following day when stock is available, otherwise you will be notified of the delivery date. Some products (e.g. furniture) may have different delivery timescales which we will inform you of when placing your order.
5.5 The normal working week is Monday to Friday and the normal working day is 8.00am to 5.00pm.
6 Returns, Refunds & Cancellations
6.1 Goods sent incorrectly or faulty at the time of arrival will be collected by the Seller and the full purchase price refunded. Please make every effort to keep the product in the original packaging where possible. To organise a return please contact us with the product code and the reason for return.
6.2 Goods ordered incorrectly by the Customer can be returned if the Seller is notified within seven working days from the invoice date. The Customer will be responsible for and costs incurred in return and a handling charge may be applied by the Seller. Some goods are non-returnable such as food stuffs, office furniture, dated products and specials.
6.3 Where a refund is offered it will either be given as a credit note for credit account customers, a bank refund or a card refund depending on how the invoice was paid for.
6.4 Customers can cancel an order up until the point the order is picked and ready for dispatch. Please note that the picking process is automated and can begin soon after an order is placed. If the order has been dispatched after a cancellation request the Customer may be responsible for a return as outlined in 6.2.
7 Warranties and Liabilities
7.1 The seller warrants that all goods sold through the website will be fit for use as described, that they will be free from defect in materials and/or workmanship and will conform to the agreed specification.
7.2 Provided that the customer’s usage of the product(s) conforms with standard practises normal warranties will apply. This warranty excludes normal wear and tear, wilful damage and misuse.
7.3 The customer must advise the seller of any defects and/or shortages within a period of 24 hours from receipt of goods.
7.4 The maximum liability of the seller under any claim made by the customer shall be the repair of the goods, replacement of the goods or refund of the original purchase price. The seller shall have no liability for any other damages, costs, expenses, loss of profit, loss of business or any other consequential loss as a result of the failure of the goods to meet the original specification or to be in any other way defective.
7.5 Any information contained on the seller’s website constitutes only an offer to trade. It does not constitute a contract until such time as the seller has accepted the customer’s offer to purchase.
7.6 The seller reserves the right to update the website at any time without prior notice.
8.1 The risk for any loss, damage or destruction of the goods shall pass to the customer:
(1) When the goods are collected by the customer from the seller’s premises
(2) When the seller despatches the goods by post or puts them in the hands of a courier
(3) On the expiry of seven days from the date of confirmation of the contract.
9.1 Although the goods may have been delivered and risk on the goods has passed to the customer the seller still retains title to the goods until such time as full payment has been received. Such payment will include VAT and any delivery charges as previously agreed.
9.2 The customer agrees to keep the goods in returnable condition until such time as payment has been made to the satisfaction of the seller.
10.1 As a registered user under the Data Protection Act any personal data held about the customer may be used to advise of offers, new products and other options in which the customer may, from time to time, be interested. We will never forward your details on to any third parties for remuneration or not.
10.2 All contracts entered into via the seller’s website are governed by the rules applicable in Scottish Law and under the jurisdiction of the Scottish Courts.