TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE
“Buyer” means the person who accepts a quotation of the Seller for the sale of the Goods or whose order for the Goods is accepted by the Seller.
“Goods” means the goods (including any instalment of the goods or any parts for them) which the Seller is to supply in accordance with these Conditions and any goods supplied in substitution for or in replacement of or in addition to such goods.
“Seller” means FLAMINGO APPAREL TEXTILES LTD (registered in England under number 2867461).
“Conditions” means the standard terms and conditions of sale set out in this document and (unless the context otherwise requires) includes any special terms and conditions agreed in writing between the Buyer and the Seller.
“Contract” means the contract for the purchase and sale of the Goods.
“Writing” includes letter, cable, facsimile transmission, email and comparable means of communication.
2.2 No variation to these Conditions shall be binding unless agreed in Writing between the authorised representatives of the Buyer and the Seller.
2.3 The Seller’s employees or agents are not authorised to make any representations concerning the Goods unless confirmed by the Seller in Writing. In entering into the Contract, the Buyer acknowledges that it does not rely on, and waives any claim for breach of, any such representations that are not so confirmed.
2.4 Any typographical, clerical or other error or omission in any sales literature, quotation, price list, acceptance of offer, invoice or other document or information issued by the Seller shall be subject to correction without any liability on the part of the Seller.
3.2 The Buyer shall be responsible to the Seller for ensuring the accuracy of the terms of any order (including any applicable specification) submitted by the Buyer and for giving the Seller any necessary information relating to the Goods within a sufficient time to enable the Seller to perform the Contract in accordance with its terms. However, the Seller cannot guarantee exact quantities and shall be deemed to have fulfilled the order by delivery of a quantity +/- 10%.
3.3 The quantity, quality and description of and any specification for the Goods shall be those set out in the Seller’s quotation (if accepted by the Buyer) or the Buyer’s order (if accepted by the Seller).
3.4 Against all goods ordered and embroidered/printed/bespoke goods, the Seller shall not accept responsibility for any errors in proofs which have been passed by the buyer. At the Seller’s discretion, any charges incurred by the Seller in the preparation of all special tools, artwork, printing blocks, embroidery file developments shall be charged extra.
3.5 All bespoke goods ordered with the Buyers own labels, swing tickets or any other form of embellishment, identification or special design shall remain the full responsibility of the Buyer. The Seller shall be entitled to require the Buyer to pay 100% of any such bespoke goods that have not been delivered to the Seller by the 1st September of every year, unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Seller and Buyer.
3.6 The Seller reserves the right to make any changes in the specification of the Goods which are required to conform with any applicable safety or other statutory requirements or, where the Goods are to be supplied to the Seller’s specification, which do not materially affect their quality or performance.
3.7 No order which has been accepted by the Seller may be cancelled by the Buyer except with the agreement in Writing of the Seller and the Buyer shall indemnify the Seller in full against all loss (including loss of profit) costs (including the cost of all labour and materials used), damages, charges and expenses incurred by the Seller as a result of any cancellation. Should the Buyer purport without the agreement in Writing of the Seller to cancel any order which has been accepted by the Seller or refuse to accept delivery of any of the Goods such action shall constitute a breach of the agreement and, the Seller shall be entitled to require the Buyer to pay 100% of the invoice value. In the event of the Seller so requiring the Buyer shall pay such amount to the Seller (without any deduction) within 7 days of receiving from the Seller written notification of the amount required to be paid.
4.2 The Seller reserves the right by giving notice to the Buyer at any time before delivery to increase the price of the Goods to reflect any increase in the cost to the Seller which is due to any factor beyond the control of the Seller (such as, without limitation, any foreign exchange fluctuation, currency regulation, alteration of duties, significant increase in the costs of labour, materials or other costs of manufacture) or to any change in delivery dates, quantities or specifications for the Goods which is requested by the Buyer, or any delay caused by any instructions of the Buyer or failure of the Buyer to give the Seller adequate information or instructions.
4.3 Except as otherwise stated under the terms of any quotation or in any price list of the Seller, and unless otherwise agreed in Writing between the Buyer and the Seller, all prices are given by the Seller are exclusive of carriage charges.
4.4 The price is exclusive of any applicable value added tax that the Buyer shall be additionally liable to pay to the Seller.
5.1 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 the Goods at any time before or after delivery of the Goods.
5.2 All Invoices are payable in full on a pro-forma basis, unless credit facilities have been approved, in which case all Invoices are payable in full in accordance with the agreed credit terms.
5.3 If the Buyer fails to make any payment on the due date then, without prejudice to any other right or remedy available to the Seller, the Seller shall be entitled to;
5.3.1 cancel the contract or suspend any further deliveries to the Buyer;
5.3.2 charge the Buyer interest (both before and after any judgment) on the amount unpaid, at the rate of 4 per cent per annum above HSBC base rate from time to time, until payment in full is made (a part of a month being treated as a full month for the purpose of calculating interest).
5.3.3 instruct a third party debt collector to act on its behalf in the pursuit of any amounts outstanding by the Buyer
5.4 In the event that the Seller shall cancel the contract under the provisions of Clause 5.3.1 above the Buyer shall indemnify the Seller in full against all loss (including loss of profit), costs (including the cost of all labour and materials used), damages, charges and expenses incurred by the Seller as a result of such cancellation.
6.2 Any dates quoted for delivery of the Goods are approximate only and the Seller shall not be liable for any delay in delivery of the Goods howsoever caused. Time for delivery shall not be of the essence unless previously agreed by the Seller in writing. The Goods may be delivered by the Seller in advance of the quoted delivery date upon giving reasonable notice to the Buyer. The Seller shall be entitled to make part delivery of the Goods at any time.
6.3 If the Seller fails to deliver the Goods for any reason, other than any cause beyond the Seller’s reasonable control or the Buyer’s fault, and the Seller is accordingly liable to the Buyer, the Seller’s liability shall be limited to the excess (if any) of the cost to the Buyer (in the cheapest available market) of similar goods to replace those not delivered over the price of the Goods.
6.4 If the Buyer fails to take delivery of the Goods or fails to give adequate delivery instructions at the time stated for delivery (otherwise than by reason of any cause beyond the Buyer’s reasonable control or by reason of the Seller’s fault) then, without prejudice to any other right or remedy available to the Seller, the Seller may:
6.4.1 store the Goods until actual delivery and charge the Buyer for the reasonable costs (including insurance) of storage; or
6.4.2 sell the Goods at the best price readily obtainable and charge the Buyer for any shortfall below the price under the Contract, including all selling expenses.
7.1.1 in the case of Goods to be delivered at the Seller’s premises, at the time when the Seller notifies the Buyer that the Goods are available for collection: or
7.1.2 in the case of Goods to be delivered otherwise than at the Seller’s premises, at the time of delivery or, if the Buyer wrongfully fails to take delivery of the Goods, the time when the Seller has tendered delivered of the Goods.
7.2 Notwithstanding delivery and the passing of risk in the Goods, or any other provision of these Conditions, the property in the Goods shall not pass to the Buyer until the Seller has received in cash or cleared funds payment in full of the price of the Goods and payment in full of all sums due from the Buyer to the Seller whether under the Contract or by virtue of any other liability of the Buyer to the Seller.
7.3 Until such time as the Seller shall have received full payment from the Buyer, the Seller is irrevocably authorised by the Buyer without notice to enter the premises of the Buyer for the purpose of collecting and removing any of the Seller’s goods therefrom. If the product or any part thereof is processed, or mixed with or applied to any other goods, the resulting product (the downstream product) shall be the property of the Seller.
8.2 The above warranty is given by the Seller subject to the following conditions:
8.2.1 the Seller shall be under no liability in respect of any defect in the Goods arising from any drawing, design or specification supplied by the Buyer:
8.2.2 the Seller shall be under no liability in respect of any defect arising from fair wear and tear, wilful damage, negligence, abnormal working conditions, failure to follow the Seller’s instructions (whether oral or in writing), misuse or alternation or repair of the Goods without the Seller’s approval.
8.3 Any claim by the Buyer which is based on any defect in the quality or condition of the Goods or their failure to correspond with specification shall (whether or not delivery is refused by the Buyer) be notified to the Seller within 30 days from the date of delivery or (where the defect or failure was not apparent on reasonable inspection) within a reasonable time after discovery of the defect or failure.
8.4 The Buyer is advised in his own interest to examine the goods before further manufacture as the Seller accepts no claim or liability for goods which have been further processed in any form
9.1 This clause applies if:
9.1.1 the Buyer makes any voluntary arrangement with its creditors or becomes subject to an administration order or (being an individual or firm) becomes bankrupt or (being a company) goes into liquidation (otherwise than for the purposes of amalgamation or reconstruction); or
9.1.2 an encumbrancer takes possession, or a receiver is appointed, of any of the property or assets of the Buyer; or
9.1.3 the Buyer ceases, or threatens to cease, to carry on business; or
9.1.4 the Seller reasonably apprehends that any of the events mentioned above is about to occur in relation to the Buyer and notifies the Buyer accordingly.
9.2 If this clause applies, then, without prejudice to any other right or remedy available to the Seller, the Seller shall be entitled to cancel the Contract or suspend any further deliveries under the Contract without any liability to the Buyer, and if the Goods have been delivered, but not paid for, the price shall become immediately due and payable notwithstanding any previous agreement or arrangement to the contrary.