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Terms & Conditions


The ‘Seller' is J & J Associates Distribution Ltd
The ‘Buyer' is any person or company who buys or has agreed to buy goods from the seller.
‘Goods' means goods provided by the seller in accordance with the seller's standard terms and conditions of sale. These terms and conditions of sale supersede any previous terms and conditions of sale of the seller.  Any variation of these terms and conditions must be confirmed in writing by the seller and will not otherwise be valid.  Any waiver by the seller of these terms and conditions of sale on any occasions shall merely act as a waiver on that occasion, and shall not affect the seller's right to enforce any of these terms and conditions on any further occasion.  No terms and conditions stipulated by the buyer shall have effect unless otherwise agreed in writing from the seller.
Unless otherwise stated any prices quoted by the seller are:
•  exclusive of VAT and any other taxes and duties
•  exclusive of carriage, packaging and insurance
•  exclusive of any release certificates.  The seller shall charge extra in respect of these items.  Prices to the buyer are subject to change without notice after the date of seller's acceptance of buyers order where seller has incurred increased costs due to currency exchange rate change, import duty change, increased freight charges, increased prices from supplier or surcharges.  Where agreed call-offs are not adhered to by the buyer.  The seller reserves the right to amend the price structure in accordance with the quantities delivered.  In any event the seller retains the right to invoice at the price ruling at the time of delivery.  The seller reserves the right to amend prices to correct errors or omissions.
All dispatch dates are estimated and are not guaranteed and do not form a term of this contract.  Whilst every endeavour will be made to comply with these dates.  The seller shall have no liability whatsoever for delay in dispatch or delivery or for any loss occasioned thereby.  Late delivery does not entitle buyer to cancel order.  . 
3.1   The Buyer shall inspect the goods on delivery and  notify J & J of any alleged shortages in quantity,  or failure to comply with
description, on  receipt of the Goods.  If the Buyer fails to notify J & J within such time the Goods shall be conclusively presumed to be
in accordance with the Contract.  J & J will not accept responsibility for any discrepancies once the Goods have been “Signed” for 
3.2  The customer will accept the goods during normal business hours unless otherwise agreed and will pay any additional
charges, caused by failure to do so.
3.3  The customer may only refuse to accept delivery of the goods by reason of obvious transit damage.  In all other cases of
refusal or wrongful rejection of the Goods, the customer shall be liable for all appropriate Charges but this shall be without
prejudice to J & J  claim for loss or damage suffered thereby and the customer agrees to indemnify J & J in full against all
such losses, including loss of profit, costs and other damages.  Any damages incurred during transit must be reported to J & J
on receipt of delivery. J & J will not accept responsibility for any discrepancies once the goods have been “Signed” for.
Payments are due on demand but in any case must be paid no later than thirty days from relevant invoice.  Cash on delivery payments must be paid on delivery.  Where payment is not made in accordance with the terms hereof, the buyer shall pay interest on any unpaid amounts calculated at 5% above Lloyds TSB's base rate for the time being in force calculated on a daily basis. The seller reserves the right to suspend deliveries where payment is not received in accordance with these terms and conditions of sale.  The seller reserves the right at the seller's complete discretion to refuse to establish a credit account for any buyer, to refuse credit to any buyer notwithstanding that a credit account may already have been established and to withdraw credit account facilities.  Without prejudice to the sellers other rights.  A 2% charge will be applied to all credit card payments overdue by 30 days.  A charge of £25.00 will be applied to all cheque payments that are returned as ‘Refer to Drawer”.  A charge of £2.50 is applied for any COD payments, we are asked to collect.
The risk in the goods shall pass to the buyer when the goods are dispatched from the seller's premises and no responsibility will be accepted by the seller for damage or loss in transit.  Damage should be notified in writing to the carrier and the seller within three days of receipt, and the goods held for inspection to enable a claim to be made on the carrier.  If the goods are not received within four days of despatch, the carrier and the seller must be notified immediately.
Title to the Goods remains vested in J & J until such time as the price, taxes and any other charges due under the Contract have been
paid in full.
•  Until such time as title in the Goods passes to the Buyer, the Buyer shall hold the Goods as J & J's voluntary balilee for
reward.  Risk in the Goods shall pass to the Buyer immediately following dispatch from the premises of J & J and no responsibility
will be accepted by J & J for damage or loss in transit.
•  J & J shall be entitled to recover from the Buyer any Goods for which payment has not been received when due and enter upon
premises of the Buyer where the goods are situated or are reasonably thought to be situated to repossess such Goods.
Request to cancel or reschedule orders must be made in writing to the seller.  The seller is under no obligation to accept such cancellations or reschedules.  Without prejudice, the seller reserves the right to make a charge on the buyer to recover costs and loss of profit incurred by the seller due to such a cancellation of reschedule.
Unless otherwise stated if any goods are or become faulty or defective by reason only of use of defective materials or workmanship within a period of thirty days from the date of delivery.  The seller will at the sellers option either refund the price of such goods or replace or repair such goods provided that the buyer shall have notified the seller in writing of the fault or defect in the goods, and shall have returned the faulty or defective goods to the seller for inspection in accordance with the returns procedure in section (9) herein.  Goods supplied to the buyer by the seller must not be used in any medical or life critical applications by the buyer or any other third party, without confirmation in writing by the seller.  All other warranties, conditions and statements expressed or implied, statutory or otherwise are excluded.  Subject to the aforesaid the seller shall be under no liability in contract or in tort for any loss, damage, death or injury arising directly or indirectly out of the supply, use of misuse of the goods, to the buyer or any other third party.
 If any goods are or become defective in accordance with section (8) herein.  The buyer must obtain a RMA (return merchandise authority) number from the seller.  The RMA number will be valid for a period of seven days from the date of issue by the seller.  The seller reserves the right to refuse delivery of goods after this period.  The buyer may have to bear any losses due to price erosion of obsolescence if goods are returned after the seven days.  Any goods returned must have the RMA number marked clearly on the package.  The seller reserves the right to refuse delivery of any goods returned without an RMA number.  All goods are returned at the buyers own risk and cost.
If you require to return a product and the item is not faulty, then you will be charged a 20% restocking fee for each returned product.
Every effort will be made by the seller to ensure accuracy of any technical data or literature made available in relation to the goods.  The seller accepts no liability for any damage or injury arising from any; errors or omissions in such technical data to the buyer or any third party.  No contract can be invalidated due to printing or clerical errors.  Any descriptions of goods are for guidance only and shall not constitute the contract ‘sales by description'.
The seller shall be relived of all liability for obligations incurred to the buyer and any other third party.  Whenever, and to which the fulfillment of such obligation is prevent, frustrated or impeded in consequence of any status, rules, regulations, orders or requisitions issued by any national or foreign government department, council or other duly  constituted authority or by reason of any strikes, breakdown of plant, accident, civil foreign government department, council or other duly constituted authority or by reason of any strikes, breakdown of plant, accident, civil foreign government department, council or other duly constituted authority or by reason of any strikes, breakdown of plant, accident, civil commotion, war, force majeure or any other cause beyond the control of the seller.  Including but not limited to causes arising from acts or omissions of the buyer.
Online credit card transactions are handled securely by specialized payment processors.  They comply with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards (DSS) and are externally audited in this respect.
This contract between us shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with English law and the English courts shall have jurisdiction to resolve any disputes between us .
If the goods we deliver are not what you ordered or are damaged or defective or the delivery is of an incorrect quantity, we shall have no liability to you unless you notify us in writing  at our contact address (or e-mail)  the problem within 10 working days of  the delivery of the goods in question.
For orders made from within the European Union, 20% UK VAT is added.  The only exception to this is the Channel Islands and Southern Ireland , where no VAT is charged.  Our UK VAT registration number is 744 7794 85 .   Any other taxes or import duties will be the responsibility of the purchaser.
The website displays shipping options appropriate to the weight of your order and the region in which you say you live.  If your goods value is over £350.00, then your carriage will be free for UK Mainland customers only.  Customers might need to select ‘Next Business Day' or similar.  We use various couriers in order to get the best combination of service and value for money for our customers . Northern Ireland & Southern Ireland is now a two day Delivery Service.


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