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'The seller' refers to Bearing & Engineering Supplies Ltd.
'The buyer' refers to any legal entity purchasing from the seller.
Where the seller accepts the buyer's order these terms and conditions (together with the acceptance) constitute the entire agreement between the seller and the buyer and it is expressly agreed that there are no other understandings, representations or warranties of any kind (express or implied) forming part of this contract. In particular:
The seller's website and advertising only constitute an invitation to treat. Ordering goods (online or otherwise) constitutes an offer by the buyer to buy in accordance with these terms and conditions. The seller's acceptance occurs (and the contract is formed) when the goods are dispatched to the buyer.
In the event the transaction the subject of these conditions of sale is subject to the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 ("the Act") then; where the buyer is acquiring the product for the purpose of business then the Act shall not apply.
In the event the purchaser is acquiring the product for purposes other than that of a business, then these conditions of sale shall be interpreted subject to the purchaser's rights under the Act, to the intent that no provisions shall any way limit the purchaser's rights under the Act.
The seller has no obligation to supply any specific goods or services to you until you have paid all money you owe to the seller. This means that the seller may apply money you have paid on a current order to an earlier unpaid invoice, and your current order may not be supplied until all money outstanding is paid. If you do not pay any money owed when due, you will be obliged to pay any collection cost incurred by the seller (including debt collector and legal fees on a solicitor-client basis).
Delivery shall be made at the place indicated by the order or as directed by the buyer and if no place shall be indicated by the order or been directed, delivery shall be made to the company’s premises. The seller reserves the right to dispatch the buyer's order in one delivery or by installments. Failure to deliver any installment shall not entitle the buyer to repudiate the contract as to any installments already delivered. The buyer may cancel any undelivered installments. Any quotations of delivery times by the seller are made in good faith but are estimates and the seller shall not be bound by such quotation.
The seller will select the method/type of delivery and where the buyer requests another method of delivery (e.g. Saturday or urgent delivery) and the seller agrees in writing then the buyer shall meet the cost of that delivery.
Courier waiver - if you have signed a courier waiver allowing for goods to be left at your property unsigned for, the seller accepts no responsibility for lost or damaged goods.
Liability for shortages in the quantity of goods delivered is limited to making up the shortages. No claim for shortages in quantity will be allowed unless the customer gives notification of the shortage in writing within 7 days of the delivery and provides a reasonable opportunity for the seller to investigate the claim.
Goods leaving the seller's premises are adequately packed. Claims for damage or loss in transit must be made against the carrier in the prescribed manner:
Prior to acknowledging delivery to the carrier the buyer must ensure that the complete consignment as per the carrier's note has been received.
Should there be a shortage or visible damage to outer packaging the carrier's note must be endorsed accordingly.
Within 7 days of receipt of consignment the buyer must ensure that all goods received are in good order and condition.
No claims will be considered after 7 days of receipt of goods. While no liability for goods damaged or lost in transit will be accepted by the seller, details of any claim should be advised to the seller.
Goods supplied in accordance with the buyer's order can only be returned with the express approval of the seller. Proof of purchase is required with a copy of the original invoice.
Returned goods must be returned in 14 days and in new condition and in unopened packaging unless agreed by the seller. The seller reserves the right to apply 20% restocking fee to any goods returned.
The buyer shall ensure that the goods ordered are fit and suitable for the purpose for which they are required and the seller is under no liability if they are not.
The buyer is entitled to only such benefits as the seller may receive under any guarantee given to the seller by the manufacturer of the goods.
In lieu of any warranty, condition, or liability by law, the seller's liability in respect of any defect in or failure of the goods supplied, or for any loss, injury, or damage attributable thereto, is limited to making good the replacement or repair of defects arising under normal proper use and maintenance arising solely from faulty design, materials, or workmanship within the guarantee period, if stated, or otherwise within 6 months of the date of supply, provided always that such defective parts are promptly returned to the seller, unless otherwise arranged. At the termination of the appropriate period (i.e. guarantee period or 6 months as indicated above) all liability on the seller's part ceases. Proof of purchase is required with a copy of the original invoice.
The warranty does not cover damage from misuse, accident, negligent, inappropriate or improper operation, maintenance, installation, modification or adjustment.
The seller's liability under this contract and the warranty in this clause is confined to the buyer named in this contract, it being agreed that the seller has no liability to any purchaser of the goods from the buyer in that the buyer's rights under the contract are not assignable without the prior written consent of the seller.
The seller will not be liable for loss of profits or any indirect or consequential loss or loss, even if the possibility of such loss has been brought to its attention.
Risk (including insurance responsibility) shall pass to the buyer on collection of the goods by the buyer or on the delivery by the seller or by the source to the buyer or his agent or to a carrier for delivery to the buyer.
Ownership of all goods sold by the seller ("the goods") is retained by the seller until full payment is received for all amounts owing in respect of all goods supplied. This provision is designed to protect the seller in the event of the bankruptcy, receivership or liquidation of the buyer, a seizure of goods by a creditor of the buyer or default in payment.
Until full payment is made the buyer agrees to:
If the goods are removed then:
The seller is entitled at any time to correct all errors and omissions (whether clerical, computational or otherwise) in any advertising, quotation, invoice or acknowledgement. Due to the seller's administrative processes, errors (if any) may be discovered up to 30 days after the goods have been delivered to the buyer. The seller will notify the buyer promptly of any error or omissions discovered by the seller, and give the buyer the option of returning the goods for a full refund.
Modifications and improvements to the seller's products are constantly being made. Also, the seller relies on information from its suppliers and product manufactures. Descriptions, illustrations and literature are therefore not binding on the seller. If the goods do not match the description on the seller's website, the buyer should inform the seller immediately so that the seller may take appropriate action.
The seller shall not be liable to the buyer for any loss, damage or injury directly or indirectly arising out of or in connection with any delay in delivery of the goods, or failure to perform any term of this contract where such delay or failure is caused directly or indirectly by an act of God, fire, armed conflict, labour dispute, civil commotion, intervention of a government, inability to obtain labour, materials or facilities and accidents, interruptions of, or delay in transportation or any other cause beyond the seller's control.
The buyer shall be solely responsible for obtaining any necessary permits under and for compliance with all legislation, regulations, by-laws or rules having the force of law in connection with the installation and operation of the goods.
Until full payment has been received in respect of the goods supplied the buyer acknowledges and agrees that:
These terms and conditions constitute a security agreement for the purposes of section 36 of the Personal Property Securities Act 1999; and
A security interest is taken in all goods previously supplied by the seller to the buyer (if any) and all goods that will be supplied in the future by the seller to the buyer during the continuance of the parties relationship;
Any claim or dispute arising hereunder shall be subject to arbitration in accordance with the Arbitration Act 1996.
The contract including these terms and conditions of sale shall be governed by New Zealand Law.