Terms & Conditions
In these terms and conditions: –
“Customer” 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 and/or the person referred to.
“goods” or “stock” means the antique(s) and/or work(s) of art, and/or Collectable(s) which the Seller is to supply in accordance with these Conditions;
“Seller” means Antiquesforum.co.uk
The “Company” refers to Antiques Forum. The “Buyer” refers to the purchaser of goods.
The Company only accepts orders subject to the conditions of sale to the exclusion of any condition of the buyer. The meaning of some of the words used in these terms and conditions are as follows: ‘we’, ‘us’, I, or ‘our’ is a reference to the Antiques Forum. ‘you’ or ‘your’ is a reference to the Buyer and /or person to whom we are supplying goods and Services and who is required to pay for those goods & Services. ‘goods’ means the goods provided by us to you and which you will pay for.
When you place an order you are making an offer to buy the goods you have specified at the price stated for those goods from us. At this stage there is not a binding contract between you and us. We will acknowledge your order to confirm that we have received your order whether by email or telephone. The confirmation will provide details of what you have ordered, the price that will be charged as well as other information about the progress of your order and estimated dispatch and delivery information. At this stage there will not be a binding contract between you and us. We will contact you by email or telephone to let you know that your order for the goods has been dispatched. This communication will be our acceptance of your order (“Order Acceptance”). At the time of Order Acceptances sent by us (which may be different to the time you receive it) there will be a binding contract between you and us. The Order Acceptance will only cover the goods mentioned in it and may not cover all the goods you ordered. If this is the case then the offer you made for those goods will only be accepted when we send a further Order Acceptance.
Not withstanding delivery, the risk of the goods and the property in the goods shall not pass to the buyer until the goods are paid for in full. The Buyer shall pay the Company for all goods (“the Costs”) owing to the Company. The Company shall invoice the Buyer for the Costs which shall be payable within the specified terms contained within the invoice.
Prices of goods and Services supplied as of this date are correct but subject to market fluctuation and revision. Any overseas orders shall be charged to the buyer at current exchange rates. The Company has no control or liability over these rates. We try our best to display accurate and up to date prices on our website, but please contact us with any specific enquiries to ensure you are aware of the correct pricing for any specific goods and Services.
Fitness for purpose
The Buyer acknowledges that the goods sold herein may be dangerous if improperly used. The Company is in no way liable for the purpose and fitment of goods supplied to the buyer. The Company has no control over the fitment, suitability and method of their application or use. Save as precluded by law, the Company excludes any condition or warranty implied by statue or otherwise as to the fitness of its goods or for any indirect or consequential loss, damage or expenses (including loss of profits, business or goodwill) howsoever arising out of any problem you notify to us under this condition and we shall have no liability to pay any money to you by way of compensation other than to refund to you the amount paid by you for the goods in question under this Clause.
The Company’s liability to the buyer shall at no time exceed the price of the goods supplied. The Company shall be under no liability for any direct loss and/or expense or any indirect loss and /or expense suffered by the buyer or liability to third parties incurred by the buyer. The Company shall be under no liability whatsoever for any loss or damage whether direct or indirect resulting from the supply of goods. The Company shall be under no liability whatsoever for the quality and purpose of goods supplied to the buyer or to a third party. You must observe and comply with all applicable regulations and legislation, including obtaining all necessary customs, import or other permits to purchase the goods from us. The importation or exportation of certain gto you may be prohibited by certain national laws. We make no representation and accept no liability in respect of the export or import of the goods you purchase. Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing in these terms and conditions is intended to limit any rights you may have as a consumer under applicable local law or other statutory rights that may not be excluded nor in any way exclude or limit our liability to you for any death or personal injury resulting from our negligence.
Nature of goods
Unless specified, all goods are to be considered as ‘used’. This means that signs of wear and minor damage are likely to be present. We undertake to mention in item descriptions only those things that may be considered to be of major structural or aesthetic concern. We will supply detailed condition description on any item on request. All dimensions and weights stated within product descriptions are approximate. All goods are purchased by the purchaser “as is” and “with all faults”, and seller makes no representation or warranty, express, or implied, including but not limited to warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or any other matter with respect to the goods. The availability of the goods is as shown online. They are only estimates and should not be relied on as definite statements as to whether the goods you wish to purchase are actually in stock. The Buyer understands that the goods described herein have, unless specified, been used by persons other than The Company. The Company is not obligated to do any repair work or modifications upon the goods prior to sale or delivery.
We ‘Company’ endeavour to describe all stock accurately. Photographs displayed on the Antiques Forum website may not render the true colouration or defination of a stock item.
UK law requires us to be bound by the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000. These regulations grant UK domestic buyers a right to cancel the order and return the goods within a period of 7 working days from the day on which they received the goods. The buyer must inform us by letter or email of their intention to cancel the order within this 7 day period in order for the Distance Selling Regulations to apply. If you cancel the contract orally, you will need to confirm the oral cancellation in writing and send it to us by one of the means specified within the above mentioned 7 day period. Once you have cancelled the contract, you have a legal ‘duty of care’ to take care of the goods. A full refund of goods will be issued after the buyer has arranged for the return of the cancelled goods at their own expense. The buyer is duty bound to return the goods in the same condition in which the goods were received. In cases where we undertake bespoke work on the Buyer’s behalf, all cancellation rights will end at the point of order. Please note that we do not take returns from business customers or on international transactions, these not being covered by the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000.
Shipping & Delivery Information
We are happy to arrange the shipping of items to anywhere in the UK or the world. We will pack and post smaller items ourselves and arrange quotes from third parties for the packing and transportation of larger or particularly fragile items. We may, depending on the size, deliver the goods in one or more instalment. Any times and dates given for dispatch of the goods (or the length of time that the goods will take to be delivered) are only estimates. If we are unable to meet any stated dispatch or delivery dates or times we will inform you as to the progress of your order. If the delay is substantial or if the goods are not available at all for dispatch, we will offer you the option both to cancel the order and refund any payment(s) you have made, or allow you to choose alternative goods.
Import or Export Restrictions.
(a) On occasion an item offered for sale on the Antiques Forum may require customs, or cultural, or regulated species permits for export from the country where they are located and/or to be imported into the country of the buyer. These items may also be subject to a right of the country from which they are exported to purchase the items from the Buyer. The Company makes no representation, give any warranty or shall have any liability to the Buyer in respect of the requirement for, or the availability, or issuance of valid export or import permits or the existence or exercise of preemption rights to purchase by governmental or regulatory authorities anywhere.
(b) If the listing of any Item on the Antiques Forum states that the item requires a special permit, or if such requirement is disclosed after the order confirmation but before the shipper picks up the item, or if the buyer first learns that an export permit is required after the item has been picked up by the shipper, and the Seller is unable to obtain the export permit within thirty (30) days after the later of confirmation of the sale or disclosure of the requirement for the export permit, then the buyer may rescind the sale of such item by giving written notice to the Company within seven business days after expiration of the applicable thirty day period. In no event shall the buyer be entitled to rescind a sale more than ninety days after the date of the sale.
(c) If the sale is rescinded, the buyer shall return the item to the Company at the buyer’s cost unless otherwise agreed. Upon such return, the seller Antiques Forum shall return to the buyer the total purchase price. This limited right of rescission is not assignable and belongs solely to the buyer of record.
The Company have no control of how items are handled once in the hands of a delivery firm. Even with appropriate packaging, items such as cased taxidermy, framed prints & pictures, fine porcelain or ceramics are by nature susceptible to damage during transit.
The company will not accept responsibility, nor be liable for loss or damage to any item whilst in the hands of a delivery firm or agent.
We only accept British sterling (£ Pound).
The Company’s ability to ship the goods may be affected in case of an act of force majeure, such as an act of God, war, sabotage, accidents, riots, fire, explosion, flood, strike, lockout, injunction, inability to obtain fuel, power, raw materials, labour, containers or transportation facilities, accident, breakage of machinery or apparatus, national defence requirements, or any other cause beyond the control of the Company. The Company shall have no liability for the failure to ship or deliver goods in the event of such force majeure and the Company’s obligation to complete the delivery of goods shall be suspended during such force majeure event and for a reasonable period of time thereafter; provided, however, that these Terms and Conditions shall otherwise remain in effect.
Contract (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999
For the purpose of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 this contract is not intended to and does not give any person who is not a party to it any right to enforce any of its provisions.
This contract is subject to the law of England and Wales and you submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.