Delivery will be made to the Buyer’s premises as stated by the Buyer when an order is submitted, or if notified by the Buyer Goods shall be left available for collection and this shall constitute delivery. Any dates quoted for delivery of the Goods are approximate only and the Company shall not be liable for any delay in delivery of the Goods however caused, for example, due to delays in manufacturers’ deliveries to the Company. Time for delivery shall not be of the essence of the Contract, unless previously agreed by the Company in writing. If the Goods are not delivered within 5 days of the quoted delivery date, the Buyer should notify the Company, so that the Company may in its discretion, assist in investigating the delay. The Goods may be delivered by the Company in advance of the quoted delivery date. The Company reserves the right to deliver all or any of the Goods in advance of the agreed delivery date.
All Goods are Checked and packed carefully to ensure safe Delivery. The Company is not responsible for loss or damage in transit. Please see section 10 on Checking Goods for damage.
Any delivery times quoted are advisory only, and may be subject to alteration dependent upon Manufacturers’ deliveries to the Company.
If the Buyer fails to take delivery of the Goods or fails to give the Company adequate delivery instructions prior to the time stated for delivery (other than by reason of any cause beyond the Buyer’s reasonable control or by reason of the Company’s fault) then, without prejudice to any other right or remedy available to the Company, the Company may store the Goods until actual delivery and charge the Buyer for the reasonable costs (including insurance) of storage or sell the Goods at the best price readily obtainable and (after deducting all reasonable storage and selling expenses) account to the Buyer for the excess over the price under the Contract or charge the Buyer for any shortfall below the price under the Contract.
No charge is normally made for delivery from the Company’s warehouses within van delivery areas (details of which are available from the Company on request), but the Company reserves the right to charge carriage, packing and insurance where appropriate in respect of deliveries outside delivery areas, whether by the Company’s transport or other carrier (which delivery areas are available from the Company on request). Where goods are specially ordered from a Manufacturer for delivery to the Company’s warehouse or direct to the Buyer’s premises and a carriage charge is made by the manufacturer, the Company reserves the right to pass on this charge to the Buyer. Where a delivery is required by the Buyer outside scheduled delivery times or areas and a special delivery is made either by the Company’s transport or by other carrier, the Company reserves the right to make a charge for such delivery. Where delivery is made by another carrier, the Company may, at its discretion, but shall not be obliged to, assist in investigating any loss or damage caused.
Where the Goods are to be delivered in instalments, each delivery shall constitute a separate contract, and failure by the Company to deliver any one or more instalment, in accordance with these Conditions, or any claim by the Buyer in respect of any one or more instalment, shall not entitle the Buyer to treat the Contract as a whole as repudiated.