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Terms & Conditions

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF SALE CAREFULLY BEFORE PLACING YOUR ORDER AND RETAIN A COPY OF THESE TERMS AND YOUR ORDER FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.

 

 

Ordering & Payments

 

You can place your order safely and simply on-line or through one of our friendly Sales Team, over the phone. Payment can be made using all major credit and debit cards with the Discount Mobility Secure Payment System.

All orders are processed by our Sales Team who are fully compliant with both Data Protection and Computer Misuse Acts.

All orders outside the UK mainland (including N Ireland) will be subject to a postage and packing charge, which you will be advised of prior to shipment of goods.

 

All personal information gathered is for the sole purpose of processing customer orders and is not passed to any other party.

 

Please note that no products will be dispatched until paid for in full (including any postage).

 

Delivery of orders.

Items will usually be delivered within 14 working days. Where a Mobility Technician is needed to install an item, it will usually be delivered within 10 working days. Note it is your responsibility to ensure clear access for delivery and installation of these items and we will not be liable for any damage caused by inadequate access. Delivery timescales are estimates only unless you have paid for a 'Engineered Delivery' or any other premium delivery service (where this is available). If you do not receive your order within 15 days of us confirming your order you should notify us and we will investigate why you have not received your delivery.

If your item is being delivered using our courier delivery service please note that items will only be delivered to the building's main access door. It is your responsibility to ensure there is clear access for delivery of your item/s and we will not be liable for delayed deliveries due to inadequate access.

 

Notification of errors.
You should check the content of each delivery promptly upon receipt. If you believe that items have been sent to you in error, you should contact us immediately.

 

 

Finance Purchases

Discount Mobility offers a range of finance products against all of its stock. This finance is provided in association with 4 Minute Finance, Pay 4 Later and underwritten by Close Brothers Ltd. Should you purchase your goods through this method you have a fourteen day cool-down period from the day you receive your goods in which time you can cancel your credit agreement, in part or in its entirety, at any time and at no charge. The cancellation of the credit agreement does not also cancel your order and as such you will be responsible for any balance left outstanding on your order. Discount Mobility would expect immediate payment via another method should you cancel your credit agreement in this manner. You can pay off your credit agreement in part or in full at any time after this period. This does not affect our other terms and conditions and charges may still apply should you cancel your agreement and return your items as per our returns policy. 

All orders placed on Finance are subject to a 0.05% Administration Fee that will be included in the order total at the checkout.

 

Scootamart Ltd t/a Discount Mobility, trading at, Kings Arcade, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1LE is an appointed representative of  Mark Bates Limited of Premier House, Harlaxton Road, Grantham, Lincs, NG31  7JX, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.  Register number: 308390.

 

 

VAT Exemption

 

Individuals who are chronically sick or disabled and whose products are for personal use, along with charities where the products are made available to a disabled person for their own personal or domestic use, may be eligible for VAT exemption. The majority of Discount Mobility prices include delivery charges but do not include VAT (unless otherwise clearly stated). To qualify for VAT exemption you must ensure the VAT Exempt checkboxes are ticked, state the precise medical condition, and meet the criteria at the time you place your order. Assuming you meet this criteria, VAT will not be added unless a particular product has compulsory VAT. Orders which are received without ticked exemption will incur the VAT charge, which will be highlighted clearly to you through our shopping calculator. Should you have any queries please contact our Sales Team on 01254 905144 and a member of staff will gladly advise you.

 

 

Returns & Exchanges

 

You have a statutory 'cooling-off' right, which entitles you to cancel your order within 14 working days of receipt of the goods in your order (certain exceptions apply). You also have rights in respect of items that are damaged on receipt or faulty. To exercise this right, you must notify us in writing by email to: online.enquiries@discount-mobility.co.uk or by post to:

 

*****The returns address for all 'Living Aids Products' is:*****

 

Discount Mobility

Gladstone House

26 – 30 Station Road

Urmston

Manchester

M41 9JQ

 

 

*****For all other products please return them to:*****

 

Discount Mobility

Mobility House

Owen Street

Preston

PR1 5DN

 

 

The goods must be returned at your cost within 14 days of the date of your notification to us that you wish to return the goods. Our Administration Charges for the return of goods are listed below.All products must be returned complete, unused, in an undamaged state and in their original packing. If products are not returned in their original condition on return, Discount Mobility reserves the right to charge for repair or replacement of any product(s). This charge may include the cost of parts, materials, labour and any subsequent loss to Discount Mobility. Where goods need to be dismantled to enable return, providing you notify us by phone or in writing within 14 days of delivery and agree to pay our costs (this will be confirmed beforehand), we will send a Mobility Technician to your premises to collect the goods at a convenient time. This will be at a cost of £80.00 and will be within 14 days of receipt of confirmation of your cancellation.All refunds will be processed within 10 days following receipt of goods.

 

Administration Charges

 

Orders Under £30:- £6.00
Daily Living Aids:- £15.00
Walking Aids:- £15.00
Manual Wheelchairs:- £25.00
Bathroom Aids:- £25.00
Mobility Scooter:- £50.00
Recliner Chair:- £50.00
Powerchair:- £50.00
Bedroom Aids:- £50.00
Patient and Handling:- £50.00
Powered Walkers/Powerstroller:- £50.00

 

IMPORTANT NOTE

Your rights under the Distance Selling Regulations are to have the opportunity to inspect items you receive from us. Unless it is necessary to remove any hygiene seal or wrapping to inspect or assess an item, removal of such packaging shall be deemed to constitute a failure on your part to keep the items in reasonable condition and you will be in breach of your legal obligations. We are entitled to exercise our statutory rights in recovering any losses we incur in this respect.

 

Once we receive notice from you that you wish to cancel your order we will refund the purchase price for that item together with the packing and postage / delivery charge you paid to us for that item (if any). If you paid for one of the special delivery options such as Engineered Delivery we will only refund the basic delivery charge that would have been payable for that item. You will have to pay the cost of returning the item to us.

 

Guarantee

 

The majority of our products are guaranteed for twelve months by the manufacturer. Our warranty does not cover items used outside of Mainland UK and does not include the cost for the hire of a replacement product(s). For items purchased outside of mainland UK, we can provide a return to base warranty at our discretion and at your cost. If any problems are experienced with the product(s) overseas, please contact our Sales Team 01245 905144 or alternatively you can always email us: online.enquiries@discount-mobility.co.uk

 

 

Descriptions

 

Every effort is taken to ensure that the product supplied corresponds as closely as possible to the pictures illustrated on our website and catalogue but they may vary due to unique and characteristic, variations of materials. Discount Mobility are not responsible for any such variations, including but not limited to the following:

 

  • Product colour and shade may vary from one manufacturing batch to the another.
  • Fabric patterns are not matched unless stated on labelling.
  • Leather is a natural material with unique characteristics such as shade variation , random scars and blemishes.

 

We reserve the right to make any changes to product specifications (internal or external) and any other changes where necessary.

 

Please check the details of the products shown on promotional publications or offers before ordering as products may differ from catalogue to website to store.

 

 

Price Information

 

The price of the Goods is the price set out on the Website. All prices are shown in Pounds Sterling. The price of the Goods is exclusive of the costs and charges of packaging, insurance and transport of the Goods, which shall be invoiced to you separately. The price of the Goods is exclusive of VAT. All offers are subject to availability and while stocks last. This includes all offers advertised via official Discount Mobility social media channels. Offers cannot be used in conjunction with one another. Where more than one offer is available on the same product only one discount will apply. The offer giving the greatest saving will be applied in the basket. Equally, voucher code offers cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotional offer

 

 

Battery Maintenance

 

Batteries and chargers have a 12 month manufacturer’s guarantee. If you have an engineered delivery you will be asked to sign to confirm that you are satisfied with your product. With a standard delivery Discount Mobility cannot take any responsibility for products assembled or fitted incorrectly. If a product does not function properly on arrival, please call Discount Mobility immediately for guidance.

 

Chargers: If you experience a problem with your charger it will be necessary to inspect it before considering a replacement. We will collect the charger for testing and if it is found to be faulty, we will arrange a replacement.

Batteries: If you detect a problem regarding the loss of performance of your scooter, in the first instance it will be necessary for you to have the batteries ‘drop tested’. This can be carried out by a mobility shop, a garage, or Halfords. A copy of the ‘drop test’ will need to be either emailed or posted to Discount Mobility and, if the batteries are found to be faulty, we will replace them under warranty. Please be advised that Discount Mobility cannot take responsibility for the day to day maintenance of customers’ scooters and it is recommended that scooters/power chairs and rise recliners are serviced once a year. In addition, parts which are subjected to normal wear and tear, accidental damage, neglect or misuse are excluded from the manufacturer’s warranty. Normal wear and tear includes tyres, chassis covers, bulbs and seat coverings. Guarantees are non-transferrable. Failure to maintain the brushes in the motor could void the scooter or power chair warranty. These should be inspected every six months or sooner if your scooter is not operating smoothly. Any inspection or maintenance should be carried out by an engineer. Controllers should be kept clean and protected from water and rain. Discount Mobility is unable to accept responsibility if; A scooter, power chair or rise recliner is not maintained as per the manufacturer’s guidelines laid out in the user manual; Failure to use the manufacturer’s parts or; If any alterations or amendments have been carried out on the product.

 

To ensure that batteries are kept in best condition please read our guide below:-

 

When you first install your new battery, place it on charge for at least 24 hours. If your vehicle is to be stored for any length of time, firstly charge fully, then disconnect the battery. Battery charging technology has changed considerably over recent years. Mobility scooter batteries (especially gel/sealed batteries) now offer more power for their size and provide longer performance. Try wherever possible to fully use your battery before charging and then fully charge before re-use. Always use the correct charging system for the batteries. Never use car chargers on gel batteries. Never completely discharge your battery. Warning! Batteries can be hazardous. All batteries - wet, sealed and gel units, contain lead and sulphuric acid, both are highly toxic and sulphuric acid is highly corrosive.

 

 

Battery Charging

 

Here are some simple rules for proper battery charging:-

 

Use the manufacturer's automatic charger for all routine charging. Leave the automatic charger turned on whenever possible, you cannot over-charge a battery when using automatic 3 stage chargers (the one supplied with your product).

Never run batteries completely flat.

 

With smaller travel scooters fully charge after each use.

 

We stock a range of mobility scooter battery chargers suitable for most makes of mobility scooters from 2amp/hour upwards to 8amp/hour. All of these chargers are fitted with the industry standard round 3 pin plug unless requested otherwise.

 

Battery Life

 

Your battery will wear out with age or frequency of use. As the battery gets older your mobility scooter will travel more slowly or for shorter distances. If you use your mobility scooter very regularly then the battery will obviously wear out faster.

 

Distance

 

The distance you can expect from fully charged batteries will be greatly influenced by weight and terrain.

 

How Often Should You Charge?

Daily users - charge daily after use. Your scooter will then be ready each morning to give you a full day’s service.

If you use your scooter infrequently (once a week or less), charge the batteries once a week for 12 to 14 hours.

Smaller travel scooters’ batteries should be fully charged after each use.

 

Remember to always remove the key from your scooter so it is not accidently left activated.

 

 

Battery Storage

 

Store batteries fully charged. Check once a month and recharge as needed. Wet batteries can hold their charge for up to three months, sealed models six to twelve months. Remember, if storing your chair/scooter/rise recliner for longer than a few weeks, it's best to charge the batteries and then disconnect them.

 

Undercharging: A battery operated with insufficient charge over a long period of time may develop sulphate on the plates. This sulphate is dense and hard, and cannot be readily converted to normal active material again. In this condition the battery is unable to deliver its full power.

 

 

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