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Terms and Conditions

OF UNIQUE NUMBER PLATE (PTY) LTD hereafter referred to as UNIQUE

Unless otherwise agreed in writing by UNIQUE these conditions shall override any terms or condition stipulated, incorporated or referred to by the buyer in the order or negotiations.
UNIQUE accepts no liability for any direct or indirect loss arising from non-delivery or delay in delivering any goods, caused by war, strike, lock-out, fire, flood, explosion, government restrictions, failure to obtain or shortage of raw materials or any other cause arising whatsoever, which is beyond the companies control.
3. Any contract entered into by UNIQUE is subject to cancellation or to variation by reason of Force Majeure from any and every cause whatsoever beyond the Company's control including but not limited to war, strikes, lockouts, fire, floods, explosions, government restrictions, failure to obtain or shortages of raw materials or any other cause whatsoever beyond UNIQUE's control.
4. UNIQUE shall be under no liability for any loss or damage resulting from the use or conversion of the goods and the buyer indemnifies UNIQUE in respect of any claim by a third party for loss or damage resulting as aforesaid.
5. Neither UNIQUE or anyone else who has been involved in the creation, production, or delivery of products which are the subject of this agreement shall be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential or incidental damages, costs or losses (including, without limitation, damages for loss of profits or revenue, business interruption, loss of information, and the like) arising out of the products or any part thereof being defective in any way or not being suitable for any particular purpose or use whether or not such damages, costs or losses are attributable to any negligence on the part of UNIQUE.
6. All orders placed by the customer with UNIQUE are subject in all respects to approval and acceptance by UNIQUE, in its sole and absolute discretion, and UNIQUE shall not be bound to accept any order placed by the customer or be liable to the customer for any claim of any nature which arises by virtue of its failure to accept and order.
7. Where a date of delivery is specified, UNIQUE will make every effort to despatch the goods ordered within the stated period. The Company however reserves the right to amend the delivery promise, in the event of circumstances beyond its control.
8. All the risk in and to the goods purchased shall pass to the buyer upon delivery, which shall be construed to have been effected in the case of:
8.1 deliveries by the Company, in its own vehicles, upon the goods being offloaded at the buyers premises or such other premises designated by him.
8.2 Deliveries by rail, road, sea or air, upon delivery to the carrier concerned, even should the cost of such carriage be paid or pre-paid by the Company, the buyer agrees that in all cases the carrier concerned shall be deemed to be the buyers agent.
9. Customers wishing to collect products from UNIQUE should allow a 2(two) hour processing period before arriving to collect the products. Products invoiced to customers for collection will be held for a maximum of 3(three) working days. Thereafter the products will automatically be returned for credit and resold.
10. In the event of goods damaged in transit, or short delivered no claim for such damage or short delivery can be entertained by the Company unless the carrier concerned and the Company receive written notification of such damage or short delivery within three days of delivery and in which event the Company's liability shall be limited to the cost of replacement or report of any part of the goods damaged in transit or shorted delivered, or the value of the goods supplied, which ever is the lesser and the Company shall not be liable for any consequential damage arising from such damage in transit or short delivery whatever.
11. All prices are net unless otherwise stated and are as per accepted quote.
12. All orders are accepted at the pricing ruling as at the date of despatch of goods ordered unless otherwise specifically agreed.
13. The terms of payment will be EFT unless otherwise arranged with the Company's accounts department. Ownership of the goods remain the property of UNIQUE until payment in full has been made in respect of these goods.
14. UNIQUE cannot be held responsible for goods ordered telephonically and are otherwise not confirmed by an official order.
15. In the event of the buyer being overdue in respect of any payment, the Company may suspend any deliveries without notice to the buyer and without prejudice to any other legal remedy it may have, until due payment has been made by the buyer.
16. UNIQUE shall levy interest calculated as per the terms of the National Credit Act, as amended on all amounts outstanding for payment.
16.1 In the event of the Company initiating legal proceedings of whatever nature for recovery of any amounts outstanding, any costs thus incurred including all attorney and own client costs, collection commissions and costs of any nature whatsoever, shall be paid by the buyer.
16.2 In the event of default by the buyer or the occurrence of any arrear status on the account, the Company will be entitled to hand over the account to a collection agent and the buyer hereby irrevocably consents to be become liable for the collection fess as charged by the collection agency at a rate of 18.5% to be levied against any amount(s) that may be handed over by the Company to the collection agency for recovery from the buyer.
16.3 It remains the sole discretion of the Company whether they nominate a collection agency prior to appointing an attorney to commence legal action against the buyer. The buyer will be liable for all costs related to both collection fees levied by the collection agent and/or legal fees as levied by an attorney.
17. In the event of any action being instituted in pursuance of any outstanding amount, the buyer hereby irrevocably consents to the jurisdiction of the magistrates court, notwithstanding which the Company may elect in any Supreme Court of competent jurisdiction.
18. Goods specifically manufactured to the requirements of the buyer, returned through no fault of the Company, will only be accepted for credit at the Company's sole and absolute discretion. When such goods are accepted for credit a minimum handling charge of 15% as well as courier costs will be made and deducted from the resultant credit note passed by the Company, in the buyer's favour.
19. Goods purchased from Unique may be returned or exchanged within 30 days from purchase, provided that the original invoice is presented on return as proof of purchase. The item returned must be in its original condition with the packaging. Unique will process a credit on your customer account, if originally purchased on account. The Credit Note will reference the Original Invoice Number. In the case of a credit card purchase the credit card holder and relevant card must be presented for a credit card refund. In the case of a cash purchase an EFT into the customer's account will be made. Should you want to exchange the goods we will credit your account against the invoice of the returned goods and issue a new invoice for the goods exchanged.
20. If the original invoice is not available, NO returns or exchanges will be possible
21 Goods with manufacturing faults will gladly be credited or exchanged provided that:
21.1 Such merchandise is returned within six (2) months of having taken delivery.
21.2 Proof of purchase is available.
21.3 The merchandise has been used for its intended purpose.
21.4 Defects are not created through negligent use.
22. A minimum handling fee of 15%(fifteen percent) as well as courier costs will be levied by Unique at its discretion, on all goods accepted for return and the customer shall be responsible for any return transportation costs relating to the returned products.
23. Set off's against money's owning shall not be permissible under this agreement, either from UNIQUE or from the Buyer, unless otherwise agreed in writing.