Terms and conditions

By agreeing to become a client (hereby referred to as you or the client) of Baker Noble Metals (as registered at 111Portland Street, Exeter, EX12EG and hereby referred to as “B.N.M.”) you agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions.

 Any gold, precious metals or property you send or bring to B.N.M. for evaluation will be referred to as the “Item/Lot “

1.Customer Statement

1.1 The property is yours to sell.

1.2 The Item or Lot that is to be evaluated by or sold to B.N.M. is free from all liabilities and liens.

1.3 The item/lot are not held or created from the result of any illegal activity in the United Kingdom or any other country.

1.4 Any transactions initiated by you will not be in violation of, or cause B.N.M. to be in violation of, any anti-money laundering, anti-terrorism, or any applicable laws of any country.

1.5 You are the legal owner of the item and therefore have a full license to sell the item or lot to B.N.M..

1.6 B.N.M. May, before agreeing to purchase the item or lot, decide to ask you to prove your ownership of the item/lot.

1.7 You must be eighteen (18) years of age or above.

1.8 You are acting as an individual, or have legally enforceable authority and credentials to act on behalf of the company or individual you represent.


2.Postage and Packing

2.1 B.N.M. can take no responsibility for an item/lot until it has been received and its content verified.

2.2 It is the client's responsibility to arrange adequate packing and insurance for their property unless otherwise agreed beforehand.

2.3 B.N.M. reserves the right to reject any packaging that appears to have been tampered with or might appear to contain any hazardous substances without a prior arrangement being put in place.

2.4 It is advised that you include when packing a letter indicating you have read and understood these of terms and conditions, which includes the following details. Your name and address, email, telephone number, your bank account number and sort code, with a detailed inventory of all item/lots . Then retain a copy of your letter and photograph of the item/lot for future reference.


3.Item testing

3.1 By sending or bringing your item/lot to B.N.M. you agree to allow B.N.M. to perform potentially destructive tests on your item/lot. These tests are necessary to accurately determine the value of your item/lot.

3.2 You understand testing may result in marks, scratching or the complete destruction of the item/lot.

3.3 You also agree that B.N.M. is under no legal obligation to return or protect any item/lot's that consist of non-precious metal whether you choose to accept B.N.M. Valuation (and subsequent purchase offer) or not.


4. Dangerous Goods

4.1 Only hazardous material which has been agreed upon and verified as having the appropriate documentation and safety sheet will be sent or delivered to B.N.M.

4.2 Any item/lot that is found to be Hazardous outside it's official description (notably containing but not limited to Lead, Nickel, tin, beryllium, bismuth, mercury, tellurium, radioactive contamination or cyanide) may be held or disposed of entirely at the discretion of B.N.M.

4.3 You are responsible for any extra costs associated with the proper treatment of undocumented hazardous material.


5. Precious Metals

B.N.M.'s valuations are based on the precious metal content of your item/lot and the difficulty of extraction and refinement of that metal and not the value of the property as a complete piece. therefore you may find the item is worth more intact rather that processed for the metal content of the item.


6. Precious/semi-precious stones

6.1 B.N.M. will not pay for any precious or semi-precious stones. It is the client’s responsibility to remove any part of the item/lot that they wish to retain before delivery to B.N.M.

6.2 B.N.M. can be employed to recover stones by prior arrangement only.


7. Limitation of Liability

7.1 B.N.M. will not be liable for damage occurring during the testing process (as set out in clause 3) except that which is caused by negligence on the part of B.N.M..

7.2 This does not limit B.N.M.'s liability for: death or personal injury caused by our negligence or Fraud; or any matter for which it would be illegal to exclude or attempt to exclude our liability.

7.3 B.N.M. is not responsible for indirect losses which happen as a side effect to the main loss or damage, including, but not limited to: loss of income or revenue; or loss of business; or anticipated savings; or loss of data, or any waste of time. However, this clause (7.3) does not prevent claims for foreseeable loss of or damage, to your item/lot.

7.4 Without the detriment of any of these conditions, any liability of B.N.M.  shall be limited to the unwrought value by weight of the metal contained in the item/lot.

7.5 If you wish to make a claim for loss or damage, to your item/lot to B.N.M., you must request and complete a B.N.M. claim form. Said claim form must be filled out as fully and accurately as possible and be returned to B.N.M...If the item/lot is lost before B.N.M. can make a valuation you will need to enclose evidence of the item's value.


8. your Payment

8.1 In the case of karat gold B.N.M. will endeavour to determine the value and issue payment the same day the item/lot is received, or do so once the lot has been refined if that has been agreed.

8.2 Item/lots that are submitted for recovery processing can be settled either by estimated content or after full recovery dependent on prior agreement.

8.3 Payment will be made by direct bank transfer or cheque unless good reason can be given for an alternate payment method..

8.3 Once you have accepted an offer from B.N.M ownership of the item/lot shall have passed to B.N.M.



9. Choice of Law

There terms and conditions shall be governed by English law and we both agree to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.


10. Waiver

B.N.M.'s failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the same terms and conditions will not be deemed to be a waiver of such right or provision.


11. Severability

If any court or competent authority decides that any of the provisions of terms and conditions are invalid or unenforceable to any extent, the term will, to that extent only, be severed from the remaining terms, which will continue to be valid to the fullest extent permitted by law.


12. The contract(Rights Of The Third Parties)Act 1999

A person who is not party to these terms and conditions shall not have any rights under or in connection with them under the Contracts(Right Of The Third Parties)Act 1999.


13. Changes To The Terms And Conditions

13.1 we reserve the right to change these terms and conditions and recommend you visit our website at http://www.bakernoblemetals.com to verify that you are aware of the most recent set of terms and conditions. Any changes to the terms and conditions will be indicated on the B.N.M. website.

13.2 If terms and conditions change, you will be subject to the terms and conditions current at the time  that you sell your item to us, unless B.N.M. is required to adjust that set of terms and conditions by law or government authority.


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