Terms of Trade
In these terms and conditions COOLDRIVE means Automotive Imports Pty. Ltd. trading as CoolDrive Distribution and the customer means the purchaser whose order for the purchase of COOLDRIVE’s goods is accepted by COOLDRIVE.
1. Acceptance of Buyer’s Order. These terms and conditions shall apply to every sale contract between COOLDRIVE and the customer, and by COOLDRIVE to the customer and any terms and conditions of the customers order deviating from or inconsistent with these terms and conditions are expressly excluded, obviated and rejected by COOLDRIVE. This exclusion and rejection includes any statement by the customer that the Customer’s terms and conditions shall prevail notwithstanding any stipulation by the customer regarding the manner of declaring such rejection. A contract shall only be concluded between COOLDRIVE and Customer for the supply of goods when the order has been accepted by COOLDRIVE. The terms of this provision 1 shall apply to every quotation or offer by COOLDRIVE for the supply of goods.
2. Prices. All prices shall be “ex-warehouse” and shall not include insurance or delivery charges and COOLDRIVE may invoice the goods sold at the COOLDRIVE prices relevant to the goods ordered at the date or delivery of each order.
3. Property and Risk. The risk in the goods sold shall pass to the customer when all or part of the goods are loaded for consignment at COOLDRIVE’s warehouse whether the carrier be employed or engaged by COOLDRIVE or the customer. Notwithstanding anything contained herein, property in and legal title to the goods does not pass to the customer until the payment for all debts owing to COOLDRIVE by the customer has been received by COOLDRIVE. Until such payment has been received by COOLDRIVE, the customer will store the goods separately and apart from it’s own goods and those of any other person in the company, COOLDRIVE shall be entitled to retake possession of all goods delivered until all debts owing to COOLDRIVE by the customer have been payed in full. The customer may re-sell any goods on normal commercial terms before COOLDRIVE is paid in full provided that:
(a) The customer re-sells as principal and has no right to commit COOLDRIVE to any contractual relationship or liability to any third party.
(b) Subject to (a), as between COOLDRIVE and the customer, the customer re-sells as fiduciary agent and bailee of COOLDRIVE; and
(c) The customer holds all rights to in respect of the resale proceeds on behalf of COOLDRIVE and shall on request of COOLDRIVE, assign any claim against any such third party for any unpaid debt. The customer hereby irrevocably appoints the directors of COOLDRIVE for the time being as joint and several attorneys for the customer to sign any documents to give effect to such assignment’ and
(d) The customer holds the proceeds of any resale or insurance claim on trust for COOLDRIVE until COOLDRIVE has been paid in full for those goods which are subject to resale or insured loss.
Until payment of all debts owing to COOLDRIVE by the customer, COOLDRIVE may, at it’s discretion, without further notice and without prejudice to any other of it’s rights retake possession of it’s goods and resell the same, or any of them, and may enter upon the customers premises, by it’s servants or agents, for that purpose, without any liability on the part of COOLDRIVE for any loss or damage suffered as a consequence of such entry or re-taking possession if:
(i) There is a breach of any term of any contract between COOLDRIVE and the customer or
(ii) The customer commences to be wound up or is placed under official management, or a receiver, or a receiver and a manager or voluntary administrator is appointed in respect of the customer, it’s undertaking of property or any part thereof, or an encumbrancer, by itself or by any agent, takes or purports to take possession of the customers undertaking of property or any part thereof; or
(iii) The customer parts with possession of the goods or any of them otherwise than by the way of sale to it’s customers in the ordinary course of business.
These provisions apply not withstanding any arrangement under which COOLDRIVE provides credit to the customer and these provisions will prevail to the extent of any inconsistency between these provisions and any other agreement or arrangement entered into by the customer and COOLDRIVE. COOLDRIVE may recover the purchase price of the goods sold to the customer by legal proceedings and may file an application for the appointment of a liquidator to the customer notwithstanding that property in the goods has not passed to the customer.
4. Insurance. All sales are made Free On Board at COOLDRIVE’s premises and the customer shall, at it’s own cost, insure the goods, in COOLDRIVE’s name, against such risks as a prudent owner of the goods would insure for at their full insurable value.
5. Payment. The customer shall pay cash on delivery for all goods delivered. If COOLDRIVE shall extend trading terms to the customer, payment of all goods sold will be within thirty (30) days from the last day of the month in which each delivery was made, interest is payable by the customer, immediately on demand by COOLDRIVE on all amounts overdue to COOLDRIVE at the rate of eighteen (18) per centum per annum.
6. Cancellation. Cancellation of any contract of sale between the customer and COOLDRIVE require approval in writing form COOLDRIVE otherwise goods are delivered to the customer and COOLDRIVE will be entitled to payment from the customer.
7. Acceptance and claims. Acceptance of the goods delivered shall be deemed for all purpose to have taken place at the expiration of 14 days from the date of each delivery. No goods will be accepted for return unless agreed in writing by COOLDRIVE prior to such return and then only upon conditions acceptable to COOLDRIVE and at the customer’s entire risk as to loss or damage and provided the goods are in a sealed in which they were delivered. There COOLDRIVE agrees to accept goods for return, a service fee of $25.00 (systems) and/or a restocking charge of 15% of the price of goods shall be paid by the customer. COOLDRIVE’s liability for a breach of any conditions or warranty implied by division 2 of Part V of the trade practices act 1974 (other than a condition or warranty implied by section 69 of the Act) is limited to such one or more of the following as COOLDRIVE decides;
I. The replacement of the goods or the supply of equivalent goods; or
II. The repair of goods; or
III. The payment of the cost of replacing the goods or of the acquiring equivalent goods; or
IV. The payment of the cost of having the goods repaired.
8. Force Majeure. If delivery is prevented or delayed, in part or all, by reason of Act of God, or the consequence thereof, but not limited to fire, flood, typhoon, earthquakes, or by reason of riots, wars, hostilities, government restrictions, trade embargoes, strikes, lockouts, labour disputes, boycotting of goods, ship shortage, manufacturers bankruptcy, delays or damage in transportation or other causes beyond COOLDRIVE’s control. COOLDRIVE may, at it’s option, perform the contract or the unfulfilled portion thereof within a reasonable time from the removal of the cause preventing or delaying performance, or rescind unconditionally and without liability, this contract or the unfulfilled portion thereof.
9. Special Orders. Where the customer places an order in writing with COOLDRIVE for non-stock items, COOLDRIVE will not accept return of non-stock items unless the manufacturer agrees to accept return from COOLDRIVE. COOLDRIVE may deduct transport, insurance handling and restocking charges from the credit due to the customer.
10. Substitution. COOLDRIVE reserves the right to substitute some other make or brand with similar specifications if any item ordered by the customer is not available. If the customer is not satisfied goods may be returned to COOLDRIVE for credit.
11. Delivery. COOLDRIVE may deliver the goods by instalments or partial shipment and the customer will accept each such delivery. Requirements of the customer shall not be a condition or the essence of the contract. COOLDRIVE shall be under no liability for any loss or damage either direct or consequential loss or damage to the customer arising from delay or postponement in delivery.
12. Warranty. Goods sold shall have the benefit of any warranty given by the manufacturer and will only be considered if return of the goods or any part of them is in accordance with the COOLDRIVE’s warranty policy but COOLDRIVE shall not be liable for any loss or damage either direct or consequently arising out of any defects arising from the use of the goods.
13. Clerical Errors. Clerical errors, typing or other errors in computations, catalogue, quotation, acceptance, offer, invoice, delivery docket, credit note or specification of COOLDRIVE shall be subject to correction by COOLDRIVE.
14. Modification. All modifications and amendments to these provisions or any approvals thereunder shall be under in writing by a duly authorised signatory, and if otherwise, shall not be binding upon COOLDRIVE.
15. Goods and Services Tax (GST). All items unless specified are subject to the appropriate GST. Exemption from GST can only be granted when a respective exemption is confirmed in writing on an official order form or letterhead of the customer by a duly authorised officer of the customer.