Terms of sale

CATEGORIES OF VEHICLES FOR SALE:

At Bus Centre (Pty) Ltd , there are numerous vehicles for sale, ranging from nearly new, with very low kilometres to well-used buses with substantial kilometres and wear. At Bus Centre (Pty) Ltd we cater for all buyers. We have a wide range of vehicles available on our floor. Apart from having the largest selection of makes and models, Bus Centre (Pty) Ltd assists consumers in choosing the correct vehicle by distinguishing between newer, lower kilometer or better maintained vehicles (Platinum or Gold vehicles) and our older, well used vehicles (Silver or Bronze vehicles).

Please use the indicator to identify the category of vehicle you are looking at and consider the terms of sale when considering a purchase.

PLATINUM (NEW – 3 YEARS OLD)

  • STILL FINANCEABLE BY THE BANKS
  • Still in an Excellent condition / Minor Repairs may be needed
  • HAS REMAINING FACTORY WARRANTY BY OEM WITH THE OPTION OF ADDING AN EXTENDED WARRANTY.
  • WILL BE SOLD WITH ROADWORTHY & CERTIFICATE OF FITNESS
  • WILL BE SERVICED BEFORE DELIVERY

 

GOLD (3-5 YEARS OLD)

  • STILL FINANCABLE BY THE BANKS
  • WILL BE SOLD WITH AN EXTENDED WARRANTY ON ENGINE, GEARBOX & DIFF
  • WILL BE SOLD WITH ROADWORTHY CERTIFICATE & CERTIFICATE OF FITNESS.
  • STILL IN A GOOD CONDITION
  • WILL BE SERVICED BEFORE DELIVERY

 

SILVER (6 – 10 YEARS OLD)

  • SOLD AS IS WITH LIMITED LIABILITY
  • DUE TO THE AGE AND OR KILOMETRES AND WEAR, A WARRANTY PRODUCT CANNOT BE BOUGHT FOR SILVER VEHICLES.
  • NO LONGER FINANCEABLE BY THE BANKS – CASH PURCHASE ONLY.
  • THE VEHICLE’S SERVICE RECORDS MAY BE INCOMPLETE AND HAVE NOT BEEN VERIFIED
  • BUS CENTRE (PTY) LTD HAS NOT SERVICED THESE VEHICLES AND WE RECOMMEND THAT BUYERS SCHEDULE AN IMMEDIATE SERVICE AFTER TAKING DELIVERY OF THE VEHICLE, DEPENDING ON THE VEHICLE’S SERVICE HISTORY AND MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE.
  • BUS CENTRE (PTY) LTD THEREFORE REQUIRES CONSUMERS TO TEST DRIVE AND THOROUGHLY INSPECT SILVER VEHICLES TO CONFIRM THAT THE VEHICLE’S CONDITION AND SPECIFICATIONS ARE ADEQUATELY SUITED TO ITS INTENDED PURPOSE.
  • WITH THE SALE OF SILVER VEHICLES, BUS CENTRE (PTY)LTD LIMITS ITS LIABILITY IN TERMS OF THE CPA (AS WE ARE ALLOWED TO DO) BY POINTING THE FOLLOWING OUT TO YOU:
    • THESE VEHICLES ARE OLDER, WELL USED VEHICLES AND MAY NOT BE IN GOOD WORKING ORDER AND MAY REQUIRE A COMBINATION OF MINOR AND MAJOR REPAIRS, MECHANICAL CHECKS AND SERVICING.
    • BUS CENTRE (PTY) LTD THEREFORE LIMITS ITS RESPONSIBILITY AND LIABILITY AND WILL ONLY ALLOW CUSTOMERS TO RETURN VEHICLES UNDER SPECIFIC CONDITIONS AS SET OUT IN THE CPA.
  • ROADWORTHY & CERTIFICATE OF FITNESS WILL BE AN ADDITIONAL EXPENSE THAT WILL BE BILLED TO THE CUSTOMER.
  • SERVICE/TYRES/BODY OR SEAT REPAIRS WILL BE AN ADDITIONAL EXPENSE FOR THE CUSTOMER.
 
BRONZE (10 YEARS OLD +)
 
  • NO LONGER FINANCEABLE BY THE BANKS – CASH PURCHASE ONLY.
  • NO WARRANTY GIVEN OR IMPLIED AND VEHICLE WILL BE SOLD AS IS.
  • THESE VEHICLES ARE TYPICALLY OLDER THAN PLATINUM, GOLD & SILVER VEHICLES AND ARE WELL USED VEHICLES WITH SUBSTANTIAL KILOMETRES AND WEAR AND LITTLE OR NO PROOF OF SERVICES AND MAINTENANCE AND MAY NOT BE IN GOOD WORKING ORDER.
  • BRONZE VEHICLES MAY REQUIRE A COMBINATION OF MINOR AND MAJOR REPAIRS, MECHANICAL CHECKS AND SERVICING AND MAY MALFUNCTION, INCLUDING WHERE THE REQUIRED WORK IS NOT PERFORMED TIMEOUSLY OR TO THE REQUIRED STANDARD.
  • THESE VEHICLES ARE TYPICALLY SOLD AT LOWER PRICES BECAUSE BUS CENTRE (PTY) LTD TAKES INTO ACCOUNT THE POSSIBLE COSTS BUYERS MAY INCUR TO REPAIR AND SERVICE THE VEHICLES.
  • DUE TO THE AGE AND OR KILOMETRES AND WEAR, A WARRANTY PRODUCT CANNOT BE BOUGHT FOR BRONZE VEHICLES.
  • BRONZE VEHICLES ARE SOLD WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY WHATSOEVER, AND BUS CENTRE (PTY) LTD DOES NOT GUARANTEE THAT CATEGORY B VEHICLES ARE MECHANICALLY IN GOOD CONDITION.
  • BUS CENTRE (PTY)LTD IS NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE (I.E. WE DO NOT PAY FOR IT) FOR REQUIRED REPAIR WORK OR TO ARRANGE A ROADWORTHY CERTIFICATE FOR BRONZE VEHICLES.
  • THE VEHICLE’S SERVICE RECORDS MAY BE INCOMPLETE AND HAVE NOT BEEN VERIFIED.
  • BUS CENTRE (PTY) LTD HAS NOT SERVICED THESE VEHICLES AND WE RECOMMEND THAT BUYERS SCHEDULE AN IMMEDIATE SERVICE AFTER TAKING DELIVERY OF THE VEHICLE, DEPENDING ON THE VEHICLE’S SERVICE HISTORY AND MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE.
  • BUS CENTRE (PTY) LTD THEREFORE REQUIRES CONSUMERS TO TEST DRIVE AND THOROUGHLY INSPECT BRONZE VEHICLES TO CONFIRM THAT THE VEHICLE’S CONDITION AND SPECIFICATIONS ARE ADEQUATELY SUITED TO ITS INTENDED PURPOSE.
  • WITH THE SALE OF BRONZE VEHICLES, BUS CENTRE (PTY)LTD LIMITS ITS LIABILITY IN TERMS OF THE CPA (AS WE ARE ALLOWED TO DO) BY POINTING THE FOLLOWING OUT TO YOU:
    • THESE VEHICLES ARE OLDER, WELL USED VEHICLES AND MAY NOT BE IN GOOD WORKING ORDER AND MAY REQUIRE A COMBINATION OF MINOR AND MAJOR REPAIRS, MECHANICAL CHECKS AND SERVICING.
    • BUS CENTRE (PTY) LTD THEREFORE LIMITS ITS RESPONSIBILITY AND LIABILITY AND WILL ONLY ALLOW CUSTOMERS TO RETURN VEHICLES UNDER SPECIFIC CONDITIONS AS SET OUT IN THE CPA.
  • ROADWORTHY & CERTIFICATE OF FITNESS WILL BE AN ADDITIONAL EXPENSE THAT WILL BE BILLED TO THE CUSTOMER.
  • SERVICE/TYRES/BODY OR SEAT REPAIRS WILL BE AN ADDITIONAL EXPENSE FOR THE CUSTOMER
 
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FOLLOWING IS NOT INCLUDED IN ANY OF THE ABOVE PACKAGES AND IS PURELY FOR THE CLIENTS OWN ACCOUNT.
  • LICENSE AND REGISTRATION
  • DELIVERY FEE
 

IMPORTANT NOTICE AND DISCLAIMER

Please carefully read the following Terms of Sale, which form a binding agreement between you (i.e. the buyer) and us (i.e. Bus Centre (Pty) Ltd) as soon as you sign the Sales Agreement. The provisions that are printed in bold font may limit our liability, place liability on you, or draw a fact to your attention. Please do not sign the Sales Agreement or buy a vehicle from us unless you agree to all of these terms and conditions, including the ones that are printed in bold font.
At Bus Centre (Pty) Ltd there are numerous vehicles for sale, ranging from nearly new, with very low kilometres to well-used buses with substantial kilometres and wear, needing reconditioning, mechanical checks, servicing and repair (“repairwork”). Unless, you are clearly informed otherwise by us in writing, we are not responsible or liable (i.e. we do not pay for it) for such repair-work or to arrange a roadworthy certificate for the vehicle you decide to buy from us in terms of the Sales Agreement. Without the necessary repair-work, the vehicle may suffer mechanical problems, including (but not limited) to its engine and gearbox.
Bus Centre (Pty) Ltd , its affiliates, employees, agents, servants and contractors do not accept any liability or responsibility for the safe custody of, or damages to any vehicle or articles therein, nor for any injuries, death or loss to any person and/or property, including but not limited to any negligent act, collision, fire, theft, rain, hail or any cause whatsoever. All vehicles are parked at the risk of the owner and any person entering this premises do so at their own risk.
All these terms are subject to applicable laws and are severable. If any law restricts or prohibits the use of any of the terms and conditions, such restriction or prohibition shall not invalidate the remaining terms. If you have any questions, feel free to ask any of our friendly sales executives who will gladly assist.
 

RIGHT OF ADMISSION RESERVED

No sale will be complete until all parties to the transaction have been identified and verified and the requirements of the Financial Intelligence Centre, Act 38 of 2001, which may be applicable, have been met. Bus Centre (Pty) Ltd will only accept original documents or certified copies.
 
INDIVIDUAL BUYER (NATURAL PERSONS)
  • South African citizen
    • Identity Document.
    • Current proof of residential address (not older than three (3) months).
  • Foreign citizen
    • Valid passport.
    • Traffic Registration Number Certificate (TRNC) / Traffic Register.
    • Current proof of residential address (not older than three (3) months).
 
LEGAL ENTITY (COMPANY, CLOSE CORPORATION, PARTNERSHIP) / TRUST
  • SARS letter with VAT Number (Notice of Registration).
  • Registration documents for Company, CC. Partnership Agreement for Partnership. Letter of Authority for a Trust.
  • Identity Document or valid passport for the person authorised to act on behalf of the Entity/Trust.
  • Identity Document or valid passport for all director(s), member(s), partners or trustees.
  • Proxy details from license office.
  • Proof of physical business address (not older than three (3) months).
  • Business Registration Number Certificate (BRNC).
 

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE:

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
You are buying a used vehicle from us at a price significantly lower than a new vehicle of that make and model. Please note you may experience mechanical problems or other defects from time to time which would not to be expected in a new vehicle. Please inspect the vehicle carefully, before you buy it or enter into this agreement. Subject to applicable law, when buying a vehicle from Bus Centre (Pty) Ltd, you understand and agree that:
 
  1. The vehicle’s specifications are adequately suited for its intended purpose and you confirm that you were given enough opportunity to inspect it.
  2. All vehicles are sold without any express warranty, and we do not warrant that the vehicle is in a good working order and/or is free of any defects and/or that the individual components of the vehicle meet the manufacturer’s specifications, unless the sales agreement expressly includes a warranty. You have therefore familiarised yourself with the condition of the vehicle and are satisfied with it.
  3. The vehicle will only be delivered at the Bus Centre (Pty) Ltd premises after payment, receipt and clearance of the full purchase price as set out on the tax invoice.
  4. Bus Centre (Pty) Ltd is under no obligation to register the vehicle in your name or to conduct roadworthy assessments, except where the Sales Agreement determines otherwise.
  5. Bus Centre (Pty) does their best to provide accurate descriptions on vehicles and odometer readings, but we do not accept any liability for any incorrect descriptions or readings. Bus Centre (Pty) Ltd cannot warrant that the vehicle has not been damaged or, if it was, whether it was repaired to the manufacturer’s specification.
  6. Should a vehicle have an existing manufacturer’s warranty, you must transfer such warranty into your name.
  7. In the event of a dispute, you will try to resolve the dispute with Bus Centre (Pty) Ltd within 10 business days. If you fail the dispute, the dispute will be referred to the Motor Industry Ombudsman to be investigated and to recommend a finding.
  8. Bus Centre (Pty) Ltd charges a documentation fee on all transactions which is clearly displayed on the price cards of all vehicles.
  9. We will explain the terms of our Sales Agreement to you and, if you agree with the terms, we will require you to sign it afterwards. By signing the Sales Agreement, you agree to the terms and conditions of the agreement and that these terms were explained to you.
  10. It is unreasonable to expect Bus Centre (Pty) Ltd to have discovered any unsafe characteristic, failure, defect or hazard, in any of the vehicles we sell having regard to our role in marketing the vehicles to consumers and the fact that we did not manufacture the vehicle. For this reason we cannot accept any liability for any failure in the vehicle or any consequential losses that may result from such failure.
  11. Subject to our privacy policy, we may process your personal information, including, but not limited to, voice recordings, images, identity number, contact information and address and store same on our relevant databases.