on this site are asked to read and acknowledge these terms and
conditions. The click validating the order implies full acceptance of these terms and represents the customer's ''digital signature''. These do not supercede statutory rights under the Sale of
Goods acts but are designed to clarify the principles and procedures by
which we operate.
Currency: All prices on this site are quoted in pounds sterling.
Payments must be made in pounds sterling (credit cards sales will be
charged in your local billing currency by your credit card provider).
A currency converter is provided on the final invoice page which
you to check the approximate exchange rate before finalising your
order. The actual rate charged will be dependent upon your credit card
VAT: Prices shown are inclusive of VAT. Value Added Tax will be charged
on all sales to residents of the EU making personal purchases.
All purchases made by customers outside the EU will have VAT
removed by the shopping system. The final payment amount shown on the
payments page is inclusive of any UK tax due, including VAT, and of
delivery charges and taxes thereon:
it is the final amount you will be charged.
Duties & Local Taxes: Purchasers are responsible for any
duties and/or taxes levied at the point of entry into the destination
country. A commercial invoice is provided with all goods shipped.
Handling/Delivery: The final price quoted on the payments page is
the price of the goods including delivery to the stated destination.
Please contact us if you require special delivery services, prices for
which will be quoted upon request.
We reserve the right to select alternative carriers entirely at
our own discretion, as appropriate to the particular delivery
Damage & Loss in Transit: Sometimes, unfortunately, things do
get lost or damaged in transit.
If this happens with your shipment, please advise us and we will
supply replacement goods as quickly as we can. However, since we never
knowingly ship damaged goods we need your help to try to recover our
costs from the carrier wherever possible.
If you do receive damaged goods, please retain all relevant
documentation so that an insurance claim can be made against the
carrier's insurers. If you receive a battered parcel, note the fact on
the delivery note, even before you open the package to examine the
If you are unable to open the damaged package in the presence of
make sure that you sign for it as 'Damaged package; goods not yet
inspected' or similar to warn the carrier that a claim may be
forthcoming. Whatever the circumstances, please contact us by email or
telephone with as much detail of the damage or loss as you can provide,
as soon after delivery as possible, so that we can arrange
replacement goods and start following up the carriers. Please do NOT
return damaged goods, unless and until requested to do so as this may
incur additional costs unnecessarily.
Payments: We accept payment by a variety of means including online
credit card payments. Other methods are available and we will always
keep your information confidential.
Warranties/Guarantees: In addition to the provisions of UK Consumer Protection legislation we offer a 30 day money back guarantee.
Returns Policy: Items can be returned within 14 days for a full refund. Within 30 days, you can return items in exchange for other items. If the item is faulty or incorrectly supplied, we will send you a pre-paid returns label. We regret that in cases where the item was correctly supplied and not faulty, we are unable to offer a prepaid return, and you will be responsible for the return cost.No goods may be returned without first obtaining an
RMA number. Goods which are returned under complaint or for exchange
etc. should be returned to us post-paid. Please note that refunds will
normally be made using the same method as the original payment
(e.g. a credit card purchase will be refunded through your credit
Payment & Retention of Title: Under normal circumstances,
goods must be paid for prior to dispatch. If, for any reason, goods are
shipped prior to clearance of payments,
title in the goods shipped belongs to Paxman Musical Instruments
Ltd until payment in full for the goods is received by us. We will not
process payment for goods until they are ready for dispatch. Our
acknowledgement of your order is not a confirmation of the acceptance
of the order.
Goods Not Available For Shipment: With the best will in the world,
some goods may not be in stock at the time you place your order.
In the event that we cannot ship your goods within five working
days of receipt of your order, we will contact you to advise the situation (provided that contact information has been provided) and take
instructions from you on how you would prefer us to proceed.
keep information supplied to us by customers strictly confidential. We
do not supply our mailing information to third parties but do use
our mailing list to advise our clients of goods and services we feel may
of interest to them if they have expressed a wish to be on that
list. Information supplied to us may be stored on a computer system for
our convenience, but will not be supplied to any outside agency.
Cookies: the www.paxman.org.uk site only uses 'strictly necessary
cookies'. These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move
around the web site and use its features. Without these cookies services
you have asked for, like the shopping basket, could not be provided.
'Strictly necessary' cookies do not require the consent of the user.
Applicable Law and Courts of Jurisdiction: All transactions
undertaken through this website are governed by English Law
and any legal actions arising out of such transactions shall be
subject to the English legal processes and under the jurisdiction of
Mediation: In the event of disagreement between Paxman Musical
Instruments Ltd. and its clients which cannot be mutually resolved in a
reasonable time period,
the Institute of Directors (UK) may be asked by either party to
appoint a mediator to settle any dispute before bringing the matter into
the legal process. In this event, both parties agree to be bound by the
decisions of such mediator and mediation process.