Terms & Conditions

Please take a moment to read these online shopping terms and conditions (“Online Shopping Terms”) to understand how they apply to your online purchase of any products or services.

If you have any questions regarding our Services, the Online Shopping Terms, products or services, please click here to contact us.

Bakgat Books endeavours to transact ethically and honourably at all times. Disputes must be in writing to support@bakgatbooks.co.za. Bakgat Books is not responsible for what is uploaded but will monitor to ensure where possible that content is not offensive, please highlight any material that is deemed offensive to support@bakgatbooks.co.za. The website Bakgat Books is developed for the trading of books only and other usage is prohibited and will be removed.


Terms and Conditions

Welcome to Bakgat Books!

These terms and conditions outline the rules and regulations for the use of Bakgat Books’s Website, located at www.altovintage.com.

By accessing this website we assume you accept these terms and conditions. Do not continue to use Bakgat Books if you do not agree to take all of the terms and conditions stated on this page.

The following terminology applies to these Terms and Conditions, Privacy Statement and Disclaimer Notice and all Agreements: “Client”, “You” and “Your” refers to you, the person log on this website and compliant to the Company’s terms and conditions. “The Company”, “Ourselves”, “We”, “Our” and “Us”, refers to our Company. “Party”, “Parties”, or “Us”, refers to both the Client and ourselves. All terms refer to the offer, acceptance and consideration of payment necessary to undertake the process of our assistance to the Client in the most appropriate manner for the express purpose of meeting the Client’s needs in respect of provision of the Company’s stated services, in accordance with and subject to, prevailing law of Netherlands. Any use of the above terminology or other words in the singular, plural, capitalization and/or he/she or they, are taken as interchangeable and therefore as referring to same. Our Terms and Conditions were created with the help of the Terms & Conditions Generator.


We employ the use of cookies. By accessing Bakgat Books, you agreed to use cookies in agreement with the Bakgat Books’s Privacy Policy.

Most interactive websites use cookies to let us retrieve the user’s details for each visit. Cookies are used by our website to enable the functionality of certain areas to make it easier for people visiting our website. Some of our affiliate/advertising partners may also use cookies.


Unless otherwise stated, Bakgat Books and/or its licensors own the intellectual property rights for all material on Bakgat Books. All intellectual property rights are reserved. You may access this from Bakgat Books for your own personal use subjected to restrictions set in these terms and conditions.

You must not:

  • Republish material from Bakgat Books
  • Sell, rent or sub-license material from Bakgat Books
  • Reproduce, duplicate or copy material from Bakgat Books
  • Redistribute content from Bakgat Books

This Agreement shall begin on the date hereof.

Parts of this website offer an opportunity for users to post and exchange opinions and information in certain areas of the website. Bakgat Books does not filter, edit, publish or review Comments prior to their presence on the website. Comments do not reflect the views and opinions of Bakgat Books,its agents and/or affiliates. Comments reflect the views and opinions of the person who post their views and opinions. To the extent permitted by applicable laws, Bakgat Books shall not be liable for the Comments or for any liability, damages or expenses caused and/or suffered as a result of any use of and/or posting of and/or appearance of the Comments on this website.

Bakgat Books reserves the right to monitor all Comments and to remove any Comments which can be considered inappropriate, offensive or causes breach of these Terms and Conditions.

You warrant and represent that:

  • You are entitled to post the Comments on our website and have all necessary licenses and consents to do so;
  • The Comments do not invade any intellectual property right, including without limitation copyright, patent or trademark of any third party;
  • The Comments do not contain any defamatory, libelous, offensive, indecent or otherwise unlawful material which is an invasion of privacy
  • The Comments will not be used to solicit or promote business or custom or present commercial activities or unlawful activity.

You hereby grant Bakgat Books a non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, edit and authorize others to use, reproduce and edit any of your Comments in any and all forms, formats or media.

Hyperlinking to our Content

The following organizations may link to our Website without prior written approval:

  • Government agencies;
  • Search engines;
  • News organizations;
  • Online directory distributors may link to our Website in the same manner as they hyperlink to the Websites of other listed businesses; and
  • System wide Accredited Businesses except soliciting non-profit organizations, charity shopping malls, and charity fundraising groups which may not hyperlink to our Web site.

These organizations may link to our home page, to publications or to other Website information so long as the link: (a) is not in any way deceptive; (b) does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement or approval of the linking party and its products and/or services; and (c) fits within the context of the linking party’s site.

We may consider and approve other link requests from the following types of organizations:

  • commonly-known consumer and/or business information sources;
  • dot.com community sites;
  • associations or other groups representing charities;
  • online directory distributors;
  • internet portals;
  • accounting, law and consulting firms; and
  • educational institutions and trade associations.

We will approve link requests from these organizations if we decide that: (a) the link would not make us look unfavorably to ourselves or to our accredited businesses; (b) the organization does not have any negative records with us; (c) the benefit to us from the visibility of the hyperlink compensates the absence of Bakgat Books; and (d) the link is in the context of general resource information.

These organizations may link to our home page so long as the link: (a) is not in any way deceptive; (b) does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement or approval of the linking party and its products or services; and (c) fits within the context of the linking party’s site.

If you are one of the organizations listed in paragraph 2 above and are interested in linking to our website, you must inform us by sending an e-mail to Bakgat Books. Please include your name, your organization name, contact information as well as the URL of your site, a list of any URLs from which you intend to link to our Website, and a list of the URLs on our site to which you would like to link. Wait 2-3 weeks for a response.

Approved organizations may hyperlink to our Website as follows:

  • By use of our corporate name; or
  • By use of the uniform resource locator being linked to; or
  • By use of any other description of our Website being linked to that makes sense within the context and format of content on the linking party’s site.

No use of Bakgat Books’s logo or other artwork will be allowed for linking absent a trademark license agreement.


Without prior approval and written permission, you may not create frames around our Webpages that alter in any way the visual presentation or appearance of our Website.

Content Liability

We shall not be hold responsible for any content that appears on your Website. You agree to protect and defend us against all claims that is rising on your Website. No link(s) should appear on any Website that may be interpreted as libelous, obscene or criminal, or which infringes, otherwise violates, or advocates the infringement or other violation of, any third party rights.

Reservation of Rights

We reserve the right to request that you remove all links or any particular link to our Website. You approve to immediately remove all links to our Website upon request. We also reserve the right to amen these terms and conditions and it’s linking policy at any time. By continuously linking to our Website, you agree to be bound to and follow these linking terms and conditions.

Removal of links from our website

If you find any link on our Website that is offensive for any reason, you are free to contact and inform us any moment. We will consider requests to remove links but we are not obligated to or so or to respond to you directly.

We do not ensure that the information on this website is correct, we do not warrant its completeness or accuracy; nor do we promise to ensure that the website remains available or that the material on the website is kept up to date.


To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, we exclude all representations, warranties and conditions relating to our website and the use of this website. Nothing in this disclaimer will:

  • limit or exclude our or your liability for death or personal injury;
  • limit or exclude our or your liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
  • limit any of our or your liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or
  • exclude any of our or your liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.

The limitations and prohibitions of liability set in this Section and elsewhere in this disclaimer: (a) are subject to the preceding paragraph; and (b) govern all liabilities arising under the disclaimer, including liabilities arising in contract, in tort and for breach of statutory duty.

As long as the website and the information and services on the website are provided free of charge, we will not be liable for any loss or damage of any nature.

Bakgat Books endeavours to transact ethically and honourably at all times. Disputes must be in writing to support@bagkatbooks.co.za. Bakgat Books is not responsible for what is uploaded but will monitor to ensure where possible that content is not offensive. Please highlight any material that is deemed offensive to support@bagkatbooks.co.za. The website Bakgat Books is developed for the trading of retro and vintage products only and other usage is prohibited and will be removed.



Online Registration

You are required to register with us before placing your first order online. Please click on Register to complete the registration form. Registration and/or use of our online shopping services constitutes your acceptance and agreement to be bound by these terms of our Services.

To register you will be required to provide certain personal information including personal and payment card details, as well as an email address and password. Please keep your personal information secure. We accept no liability for any damages suffered or losses incurred from the unauthorised use of your personal information. You will be required to enter your email address and password each time you visit our online shopping site. To amend any of your details, please go to “My Account”.


Product Sales and Availability

All products displayed on our website are subject to availability and will be delivered only within the Republic of South Africa to areas, restricted only by the availability of the chosen courier services. All prices shown on our website are quoted in South African Rands and are valid and effective only in the Republic of South Africa. We reserve the right to discontinue or change the specifications of our products and services from time to time without notice. Bakgat Books cannot guarantee the validity of any reviews and product descriptions on the website and we ask that you advise us of any issues related to book listings and vendors. We do not take responsibility for vendors actions and listings. 


Content Errors

We regret that no order will be accepted if we identify a material error in the description of any of our goods or services or their prices on our website.



You will be charged the prices that are reflected on our website subject to availability and delivery address. The prices include Value-Added Tax. Special promotions may be subject to certain conditions, including stock availability and limited offer stipulations. Special promotions apply only to items on your original order (i.e. not on items which are added after the order was placed).
A delivery fee and Payment Gateway(TradeSafe) fee will be charged for each order you place. Please visit Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for more information.



When you place your order, funds equal to the total value of your order (including the courier fee) will be reserved against the card you are paying with during the checkout process.

By submitting your order, identity number and payment card details you warrant that you are authorised to make payment with the payment card and that there are sufficient funds available to pay for the order.


Confirmation of Orders

Your offer is deemed to be accepted when you receive an order confirmation via email.



Deliveries are via the websites chosen courier services.
We have outsourced all delivery and collection arrangements to third party service providers. Accordingly, we cannot, to the extent permitted by law, be liable for any loss or damage caused by them.


Overview on Refunds

Bakgat Books upholds a buyer’s right to return any items to a vendor from which they have purchased if the item received significantly differs from the photo or the item description when listed.

Conditions for returning an item:

  • Within 24 hours after receiving the item, the Buyer must inform the vendor advising they are requesting to return the items. This can either be done through:
    • a direct method (call or email) if the details are available/received by the buyer through contact by the vendor.
    • email:  support@bakgatbooks.co.za
    • Or log an issue using the link in the final email sent from TradeSafe by clicking the link “submit issue”
  • The Buyer has not clicked on the “Item received“ link in the final TradeSafe email which completes the order, but instead has logged an issue using the second link “submit issue” link
  • Payment for the purchase was done through the Bakgat Books website which incorporates the TradeSafe portal.
  • Your item must be in the same condition that you received it.
  • All TradeSafe fees incurred will not be refunded ie. A percentage of the transaction value (based on payment method as indicated below) plus R5.00 (excl VAT)
Ozow 1.5%
VISA/MasterCard 3%
SnapScan 3.5%
    Example: Transaction value = R100.  TradeSafe Fee if paid via VISA/MasterCard: R9.20 (incl VAT).  Total Paid: R109.20.  This fee would have been presented as a separate amount on check out.  Refund amount R100.00
  • The refund will only be released once the vendor has received the items.
  • If an item gets returned, both parties must cover one of the shipping costs – the Vendor pays for initial shipping to the Buyer and the Buyer pays for the return shipping to the Vendor.
  • “No Returns/No Refunds” or “Return not possible” in the store descriptions has no basis, as it violates Bakgat Books Terms & Conditions. Therefore, the buyer always has the right to return the item to the Vendor under the conditions mentioned above.

How returning process works:

  1. The Buyer informs the Vendor about the wish to return the item and the reason for it. This is done through either method stated above.
  2. The Vendor shares the return details with the Buyer. Unless an alternative agreement is made, the item should be returned via the same delivery method ie. PAXI (pick up point issued by the vendor to the buyer).
  3. After the Buyer and the Vendor have agreed upon returning the item and the Vendor has shared all the necessary details, the Buyer must ship the item within 72h, unless agreed upon otherwise, and pays for the return postage.
  4. The vendor receives the item, they need to send an email to support@bakgatbooks.co.za with a request to for the refund to be processed.  The Order number and other significant information is to be included in the request email.
  5. Bakgat Books will log a refund with TradeSafe.

The Buyer and Vendor may always agree on an alternative solution for returning the item or solving the matter 

If the Buyer and the Vendor fail to agree or are unable to get in contact with each other, then both sides may contact Bakgat Books via support@bakgatbooks.co.za. If necessary, Bakgat Books will make additional inquiries to the Buyer and Vendor to resolve the situation. If one of the parties does not respond to the inquiry within 48h, Bakgat Books may make a decision in the favour of the other party.


Need help?

Contact us at support@bakgatbooks.co.za for questions related to refunds and returns.