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Terms & Conditions

We consider our terms and conditions to be some of the best in the industry. Goods are supplied in accordance with the Sale of Goods Act 1979, Distance Selling Regulations 2000 and Data Protection Act 1998, although we go above and beyond the minimum requirements to offer the best possible service. Please also see our Privacy Policy.

These terms and conditions apply to all transactions received via. telephone, internet, e-mail or mail. Placing an order indicates your acceptance of these terms and conditions, so please read them carefully and print a copy for future reference. These terms and conditions do not affect your statutory rights. We reserve the right to change these terms and conditions at any time without notice.

1) Ownership

2) Who are we?
3) Product choice
4) Description of goods
5) Pricing
6) Availability
7) Payment
8) UK Deliveries
9) International Deliveries
10) Acceptance
11) Damaged / Incomplete Deliveries
12) Do products include warranties?
13) Warranty repairs
14) Returned goods
15) 30 Day Money Back Guarantee
16) General

1) Ownership

Ownership of goods belongs to the original purchaser when Audio Affair has received your payment is full. Any communication will be through Audio Affair and the original purchaser only.

2) Who are we?

Audio Affair is a trading name of Alexander Michael LTD (Registered Company 5705850). As an independent company, we are free from ties or purchasing restrictions. This allows us to offer a carefully selected range of hi-fi and home cinema products, at the lowest possible prices, with a commitment to excellent service.

3) Product choice

If you are unsure what item(s) to choose, please contact us for advice before making your purchase.

Please check dimensions and weight of the item(s) of interest before buying.

We accept orders online, by phone and by e-mail. If you have any difficulty ordering online, please call us on 0844 50 403 50 or e-mail us

4) Description of goods

All product descriptions, specifications, images and other information published online or in our advertisements is for guidance only and has been made accessible by suppliers, manufacturers and publications (online or otherwise). Audio Affair cannot guarantee the reliability or accuracy of this information.

Whilst we will do our best to help with any questions made via. e-mail or phone, some products are of a technical nature and we are sometimes unable to give full specifications of all products. Full product details and specifications are available from most manufacturer's websites.

5) Pricing

Online prices on this website are also available in our "real shop" at 3 Gibb Street, Birmingham, B9 4AA. We don't charge more for in store purchases like some!

All prices shown include UK VAT at 20%. This is included for all orders delivered to UK addresses and within the EEC. If you are ordering from the Channel Islands, please country as "United Kingdom (Channel Islands)" at checkout and the shopping basket will deduct VAT from your order total.

If you are ordering from outside the EEC, the shopping basket will deduct VAT from your order total. If you are ordering from a country within the EEC from a VAT registered business, we can zero rate VAT - please e-mail us with what you wish to order, the company name, address and VAT number.

If you are not a UK resident or have lived in the UK less than three months and order for delivery to a UK address, we may be able to refund VAT after you leave the UK, providing you fill in an official document when ordering that you have stamped when leaving the country (please e-mail us for details).

Please note in the case of any universal promotional codes applied (for example, but not limited to, "X% off everything" or "buy X get X free" offers), any item(s) included for free with an item at the normal price are no longer included. Please also note all orders are placed in sterling GBP. We are not responsible for currency conversions for payments or refunds as this will be handled by your bank or card issuer at the time of payment or refund.

Please also note that in the case of any discount offers where a code is applied in the basket, some items and brands may not be included. If you have any difficulty getting the discount code to work in the basket, please call us on 0844 50 403 50 or e-mail us

6) Availability

All products and services are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. If the goods are not supplied as specified within a reasonable period of time, we may contact you to offer a similar product. We shall not be liable for any losses, costs, damages, charges, or any expenses caused by any delay in the delivery of the goods if they are delivered in a reasonable period of time.

Regulations state goods must be delivered within 30 days from the date of sale, unless a longer period has been agreed prior to this period ending. Our target delivery is 1-3 working days for UK (mainland) deliveries. Availabilities are specified on all products and are given as a guide. We reserve the right to cancel any order if an item is delayed beyond a "reasonable" period of time.

7) Payment

BY CARD: We accept all major credit/debit cards including Visa, Mastercard and Amex, which are processed in a secure payment area by Sage Pay (formerly Protx). You must provide us with your exact billing address and telephone number, which is held with your credit/debit card company. Any incorrect information given will cause delays in your order being processed.

BY PAYPAL: Payment by Paypal is processed when you place your order. We only accept Paypal for UK orders and can only ship to a confirmed addresses. If you pay by Paypal and do not have balance in your Paypal account, it can take 3-5 days for your payment to clear. Your payment must clear before we ship your order.

BY BANK TRANSFER / POST: We accept bank transfer, payment by cheque or postal order. We do not accept western union payments. Payment by any of these methods must be received and clear before we ship your order. Please allow a minimum of 3 working days for bank transfers and cheques to clear.

ADDRESSES: Please ensure you enter your billing address as the address your card is registered to. We allow shipping to a different delivery address only verifiable work addresses only. Any differences may delay your order shipping if we need to contact you to verify the details, which must be done by phone.

8) UK Deliveries

FREE UK DELIVERY: On all products. Free delivery also applies to Ireland, Isle of Man, the highlands and the Channel Islands, a service not many of our competitors offer!

UK COURIERS: Smaller items are delivered using Royal Mail recorded delivery or special delivery. Larger items are delivered using a door-to-door courier service such as DPD or Royal Mail. We confirm shipping by e-mail and then tracking details by separate e-mail (between 15:00 and 16:00 GMT). If you do not receive tracking details by 16:30, please check your junk e-mail folder.

DELIVERY TIMES: Items shipped on a next day, insured and trackable service. Deliveries to the highlands, Isle of Man or Ireland may take upto 3 working days to arrive.

9) International Deliveries

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES: Our rates are some of the best available. Please add the items you want to your basket and enter your address to confirm total shipping charges. We can not confirm shipping rates by e-mail or phone. Shipping rates shown on the basket are linked to our couriers rates. Having said that if additional packaging is required (higher weight/charges) or you live in a more remote area, we may contact you to request further shipping charges.

INTERNATIONAL COURIERS: International shipments are sent by insured and trackable services using UPS or Royal Mail. Please allow upto 5 working days for delivery. If there are any delays due to specific customs regulations, etc, you will be contacted by Audio Affair or by the courier with a request for any further information required.

CUSTOMS CHARGES: Customs duties do not apply for shipments into any EU country (for a full list please refer to the EU Country List). Customs duties apply for countries outside of the EU and for some countries within the EU. Customers in these countries are responsible for all taxes and duties that may be incurred when the items enter your country. We are NOT responsibile for those fees and suggest you check into customs regulations for your country before ordering.

FAILED DELIVERIES: If you do not receive your order within 5 working days after receiving your shipping confirmation, please contact the courier with the tracking information provided to check if your order is being held. If you do not have tracking information for any reason, please contact shipping@audioaffair.co.uk for tracking details. If your order is kept by the courier, not collected and then returned to us, we charge for redelivery, so please ensure you contact the courier if you receive a missed delivery slip.

10) Acceptance

We are responsible for your goods until they are delivered to your door and signed for. We only deliver goods to the address on the original order and goods will not be left without a signature. You are responsible for the goods when they have been signed for and accepted. After acceptance, any loss or damage to the goods shall be at your risk.

11) Damaged / Incomplete Deliveries

Please always sign for your order "unchecked", even if it does not appear to be visibly damaged on arrival. Damage in transit rarely happens, but signing "unchecked" will cover any issues with the courier on receipt of a damaged item. You must contact us regarding a damaged delivery within 24 hours of delivery otherwise the claim may be rejected.

DAMAGED DELIVERIES: please contact us immediately (within 24 hours) to arrange a replacement. We may ask for photos of the box, or other information first and will then arrange a same/next day swap.

SHORTAGES: should be noted on the delivery consignment note as "incomplete" at time of delivery and reported to Audio Affair within 3 days from receipt. Any delay in doing so may prejudice your claim. Sometimes we may "part-ship" an order if part of the order is in stock but there is a delay on other items, in which case we will note this on the packing slip.

INCORRECT GOODS: it rarely happens, but in the case of an incorrect delivery, please contact us within 24 hours to arrange a return and redelivery of the correct goods. We may require the serial number and/or other details of the incorrect item before arranging for a swap.

12) Do products include warranties?

All products are supplied with the manufacturers warranty. This is usually at least a year, but in some cases may be longer. Warranties cover faults which do not occur from accident, neglect and/or misuse by the user. Routine maintenance (e.g. user interface configuration as specified in the instructions), is not covered under the manufacturers warranty unless specified.

The full manufacturers warranty is honoured for all customers.

13) Warranty repairs

In the case of any fault, please contact us for advice before arranging a return.

We can only accept a return if accompanied with a returns number.

UK CUSTOMERS (excluding Ireland): For larger items (items originally shipped by courier) that develop a fault within the first six months of warranty, we will arrange courier collection and redelivery with you. For items that develop a fault within the remainder of the warranty period, please return the items to us using a suitable courier service.

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS: It is a condition of ordering that you are responsible for courier charges (both ways) for any returns for repair under warranty. Please do not order from us if you do not agree with this condition.

Please keep the original box and packaging for the full warranty period in case of any faults. If you have not kept the box, please pack the item in very strong cardboard with at least 2-4 inches of soft packing materials.

In cases where an item has been sent back to us for warranty repair, we are not responsible for any damages in transit - please make sure to pack the items properly (see above). If the goods are packaged in a negligent manner, you will be responsible for the damage that may be sustained during transit and any charges incurred to fix the item(s) will be passed along to the customer.

Products returned which are then found to be working within the manufacturers specifications will be subject to inspection and redelivery charges. In these cases, where we have collected an item from a UK address that is found to be working, a flat £20 administration fee is chargeable, so please check the item carefully before arranging a return. Please contact us for advice before arranging a return.

14) Returned goods

Distance Selling Regulations 2000 (7 day returns). You have the right to cancel your order (for any reason), up to seven working days after the day of receipt, under the following conditions:

1. Cancellation must by in writing (a telephone call is not enough to constitute cancellation).
2. The goods must not be damaged or soiled in any way (otherwise we can not refund in full).
3. Cost of return is at your expense.
4. Goods arrive back undamaged (please insure the shipment if possible).
5. Goods are returned with their original packaging and complete.
6. Special / customised orders are non returnable.
7. Any free add-ons from promotions, must also be returned together with the goods.

Goods that do not meet the above criteria will be subjected to additional surcharges. All transactions processed comply with the Distance Selling Regulations 2000. For more details visit www.dti.gov.uk.

If you exercise your right to cancel, ownership reverts back to the supplier. The following goods are non returnable once opened: sealed media (unless faulty), cleaning fluids, general consumables (spray cans, cleaners), phono cartridges and earphones, unless damaged on delivery (please refer to Damaged / Incomplete Deliveries) Unwanted goods from international customers must be sent back at the customers expense without exception and in addition, you must declare the item as faulty product return (we will specify details to include on the box when we make the arrangements with you - any items returned without prior arrangement will be refused).

International returns must be declared as returned goods with the correct documentation and RMA included - otherwise items will be refused - please contact our customer services staff by e-mail for instructions on how to return your order before sending it back.

In cases of returned orders which included free items, the free items must also be returned otherwise a 20% restocking fee may apply. In cases of returned items that formed part of a package deal, the equivalent price refunded on the returned item is at our discretion but is generally 50% of the package price.

15) 30 Day Money Back Guarantee

Online orders returned after 7 days but within 30 days are covered by our 30 day money back guarantee. The conditions above under "14) Returned Goods" still apply. Any items returned after the initial 7 days, but within 30 days, which were not in stock at time of order, may be refunded less a 20% restocking fee and less the original shipping amount paid (on international orders). If you return your item(s) after 7 days but within 30 days, the refund is less our shipping (this is £5 per box for UK items).

The regulations impose a responsibility on the consumer to take reasonable care of any goods that have been supplied. The obligation applies before as well as after the consumer has given the notice of cancellation. The 30 day money back guarantee does not apply to items ordered on finance which are bound by the conditions of the finance agreement and covered by distance selling regulations.

All accessories should be unopened (including cabinets, remote controls, cables, batteries, etc). Any accessories missing may incur an administration charge of £10 plus the replacement cost from the manufacturer. Please note if you take advantage of our 30 day money back guarantee and return the item(s) to swap for something else, the 30 day money back guarantee does not apply to the items you have swapped for, which fall under normal distance selling regulations.

16) General

We provide a full VAT invoice with all deliveries. For a copy of any past invoice, please e-mail us

Phone calls may be recorded for training purposes.

Failure by us to enforce any of these terms and conditions will not affect our right to enforce the rest of these terms and conditions.

These terms and conditions are subject to change at any time without prior notice to you and do not affect your statutory rights.