Terms and Conditions
How To Order
You must be aged 18 years or older to register, and to purchase alcohol within the UK. By placing an order on this website, you confirm that you are at least 18 years old. Under the UK Licensing Laws it is an offence to sell alcohol to a person who is under 18.
How To Pay
Payment can be made by:
HSBC Bank Plc
69 Pall Mall
SORT CODE: 40-05-20
ACCOUNT: 51439944 (Sterling Only)
Debit and Credit Cards:
We accept payment by Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Please contact your usual salesperson or contact the Accounts Department on 020 7288 8888 (select Option 4).
A 2.5% surcharge will be applied to all Credit Cards and American Express.
Payment by Debit Card – no surcharge will be applied.
General Terms and Conditions
In these Conditions of Sale:
“The Seller” means Jeroboams Shops Limited.
“The Buyer” means the person who buys or agrees to buy the goods from the Seller. “The Goods” means the goods which the Seller is to supply in accordance with these Terms and Conditions of Sale. Any reference to “the Goods” shall, where appropriate, include a reference to part of them.
The provisions of these Terms and Conditions of Sale shall unless the context otherwise requires be construed as follows:
Obligations and liabilities of the Buyer comprising more than one person are obligations and liabilities of such persons jointly and severally.
Words importing one gender include all other genders.
The singular includes the plural and vice versa.
Headings to clauses of these Terms and Conditions of Sale do not affect the interpretation or construction of these Terms and Conditions of Sale.
Terms of Sale
Unless otherwise stated herein these Terms and Conditions of Sale form the whole agreement between the Seller and the Buyer and shall not be removed or varied in any way. No other express terms, written or oral, shall be incorporated into the contract.
These Terms and Conditions of Sale override any other terms which the Buyer may subsequently seek to impose.
The Seller’s salesmen are not authorized, by the Seller, to remove or vary any of these terms or introduce any other terms, written or oral, into the contract, to agree any conditions precedent or enter into any collateral contract, or to accept any offer or counter-offer made by the Buyer.
The price of the Goods shall be the price stated in the Seller’s quotation or such other price as expressly agreed by the Seller and the Buyer.
In the event of the price not being fixed by Clause 3.1 the price of the Goods shall be the price listed in the Seller’s published list current at the date the contract is made unless the price for the goods has subsequently been revised from the published list whereupon the price shall be the latest revised price.
Where at any time before delivery of the Goods there is an increase in the cost to the Seller of the Goods or there are any currency fluctuations increasing the cost of the Goods to the Seller the Seller may adjust the price accordingly.
Delivery of the Goods shall be made by the Buyer collecting them at the Seller’s place of business or such other place that may be agreed with the Seller or by the Seller delivering the Goods to such other place that may be agreed by the Seller.
Where the Seller delivers the Goods, the Buyer will be charged the Seller’s delivery charge in force for the time being, except where the value of the Goods delivered is equal to or exceeds £200.00 excluding VAT or such other sum as is determined by the Seller from time to time, in which case the Seller will deliver the Goods to a single address (in the UK mainland) nominated by the Buyer free of charge.
Where delivery is to take place by the Buyer collecting the Goods from the Seller’s place of business the Buyer shall collect them within 28 days of the Seller’s notifying the Buyer that the Goods are ready for collecting.
If the Buyer fails to take delivery of the Goods in accordance with Clause
4.3 or fails to give the Seller adequate instructions then the Seller may:
Store the Goods until actual delivery to the Buyer or until the Goods are disposed of under Clause 4.4.2. The Buyer shall be liable for the costs of storage and insurance of the Goods under this clause.
Sell the Goods at the best price readily obtainable. The Buyer shall be liable to pay the costs of the sale. Further, if the Goods are sold for less than the price payable by the Buyer, the Buyer shall be liable to pay the Seller the difference in price.
4.5 Any delivery dates stated are approximate only and the Seller shall not be liable for any delay in delivery of the Goods, however caused. Time of delivery shall not be of the essence of the contract.
In the absence of special payment terms being expressly agreed between the Seller and the Buyer and subject to Clause 5.2:
The Buyer shall pay for the Goods immediately on placing his order with the Seller;
Where the Buyer has an approved credit account with the Seller, the Buyer shall pay the price of the Goods on the 20th day of the month following the month in which the Goods are invoiced, whether or not delivery has taken place.
The time for payment of the price shall be of the essence of the contract.
5.2 If the Buyer is overdue in paying for the Goods or any other goods or services supplied by the Seller then the price of any goods which have been delivered but not yet paid for shall become due immediately regardless of any previous agreements to the contrary.
This method of purchase offers a convenient means of securing and laying down fine wines. The Buyer will initially be invoiced for the Goods at the time of ordering. When the Goods have been shipped the Buyer will receive a final invoice, for immediate payment by cash or cheque (not credit card), in respect of freight and insurance, customs clearance and such charges for bond transfer, delivery, bottling, storage (as per published terms) and Duty and VAT (applied at prevailing rates) as are appropriate to the Buyer’s order.
Property and Risk
Ownership of the Goods shall remain with the Seller and will not pass to the Buyer until one of the following events occurs:
The Seller is paid for all of the Goods and no other amounts are owed by the Buyer to the Seller in respect of other goods or services supplied by the Seller.
7.1.2 The Buyer sells the Goods in accordance with the agreement in which case ownership of the Goods will pass to the Buyer immediately before the Goods are delivered to the Buyer’s customers.
The Buyer is expressly prohibited from selling on the Goods whilst the Goods remain the property of the Seller unless the Goods are sold in the Buyer’s usual course of business. Nothing herein shall constitute the Buyer as the agent of the Seller for the purposes of such a sale.
The Buyer shall store the Goods separately from any other goods until they become the Buyer’s property or they are delivered to a purchaser from the Buyer.
If the Buyer is overdue in paying for the Goods or any other goods or services supplied by the Seller the Seller may if still the owner of the Goods recover and sell them. The Seller may enter the Buyer’s premises for this purpose. This does not affect any other right of the Seller.
Risk in the Goods shall pass to the Buyer on delivery in accordance with Clause 4.1.
The Buyer must insure the Goods against all insurable risks for the price due to the Seller for the Goods and must not do anything which may invalidate such insurance policy and the Buyer will, on demand, supply a copy of or full details of the insurance policy and evidence that it is in force.
If the Goods are destroyed by an insured risk before the Buyer has paid for them the Buyer shall pay over the insurance proceeds forthwith to the Seller and if such insurance proceeds are insufficient to cover the price due to the Seller for the Goods the Buyer shall make up such insufficiency out of its own resources.
The Buyer shall carefully examine and sign for the Goods immediately on delivery of them and shall notify the Seller in writing of any short delivery or any defects reasonably discoverable on careful examination. This notification must be received by the Seller within 7 days commencing with the day of delivery to the Buyer. In the absence of notification the Seller excludes all liability in respect of any short delivery or defect.
Non-arrival of the Goods within 14 days of placing the order should be notified to the Seller in writing within 3 days of the end of such 14 day period.
The Seller shall not be liable for any failure to deliver or delay in delivering the Goods arising from circumstances outside the Seller’s control.
Except in respect of death or personal injury caused by the Seller’s negligence the Seller shall not be liable for any consequential or indirect loss suffered by the Buyer whether this loss arises from a breach of duty in contract or tort or in any other way (including loss arising from the Seller’s negligence). Non-exhaustive illustrations of indirect loss would be loss of profit, loss of contracts, damage to the Buyer’s property or property of any other person. The Buyer accepts that it is their responsibility to insure against these risks.
Insolvency or Death of Buyer
This clause applies if:
The Buyer being a company has a petition passed for its winding up; or passes a resolution for voluntary winding up (other than for the purpose of a bona fide amalgamation or reconstruction); enters into a voluntary arrangement with its creditors, or becomes subject to an administration order; or has a receiver appointed to all or any of its assets; or
The Buyer being an individual or firm becomes bankrupt or insolvent; or enters into a voluntary arrangement with its creditors; or
The Buyer dies; or
The Buyer being a company, individual or firm ceases or threatens to cease to carry on business; or
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 the Seller shall be entitled to treat the contract as being at an end or suspend any further deliveries under the contract. If the Goods have been delivered but not paid for, the price shall become due immediately, regardless of any agreements to the contrary, and if not paid on demand the Seller shall be entitled to enter the Buyer’s premises to remove the Goods.
The Seller shall have the right to alter the foregoing Terms and Conditions of Sale at any time by giving one month’s notice in writing or by incorporating such alterations within the Seller’s wine lists.
Acceptance of these Terms and Conditions
If the Buyer does not accept these Terms and Conditions of Sale in their entirety the Buyer must within 48 hours return at their own cost the Goods in the same condition as they were at the date of delivery.
The Terms and Conditions of Sale shall be governed by English law, and the Buyer consents to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts in all matters regarding it, except to the extent that the Seller invokes the jurisdiction of the Courts of any other country.
If a Court of competent jurisdiction finds any of these terms to be unenforceable the parties agree to accept any modification of the terms concerned which the Court sees fit to impose or if it does.
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