Silicon Power Electronic: Terms And Conditions

SPE Terms and Conditions:

By accepting delivery of any product ordered from Silicon Power Electronic ("Silicon Power Electronic"), you ("Customer") agree to be bound by the terms and conditions listed below. You and Silicon Power Electronic agree that the following terms and conditions are the exclusive terms governing the sales transaction between Customer and Silicon Power Electronic. Any attempt to alter, supplement, modify or amend these terms and conditions by the Customer will be considered a material alteration of this agreement and, therefore, are null and void. In addition, these terms and conditions are subject to change at any time, without prior written notice. Therefore, please check these terms and conditions carefully each time you place an order with or accept delivery of any goods from Silicon Power Electronic.

General Policy:

Prices, specifications and terms of offers are subject to change without notice. Silicon Power Electronic is not responsible for typographical and/or photographical errors. Silicon Power Electronic reserves the right to refuse service to anyone.

Note that all returned items must have a store-issued RMA number. Items returned without valid RMA number will be refused.

Silicon Power Electronic's direct item coverage programs are for products purchased directly from Silicon Power Item coverage is issued solely to the original purchaser and is non-transferable through resale, gifting, or otherwise without written permission from Silicon Power Electronic. Item coverage assumes that the product purchased has been properly used and in its intended manner (as to be determined by Silicon Power Electronic). Any damage caused by mishandling or improper use may result in voidance of all said warranty terms. Any damage caused by other components to a Silicon Power Electronic issued product will also void warranty terms. By purchasing from this site, buyer accepts responsibility for costs associated with damage to other components through normal or abnormal use. Silicon Power Electronic reserves the right to direct warranty claims to the original manufacturers when applicable.

Please allow 24-48 business hours (M-F, Excluding Holiday Time-Off) processing time for an order to be prepared for shipment. Most orders ship the same business day when received before our Cutoff Time, Silicon Power Electronic does not guarantee same-day shipping on orders. Sales tax is collected for orders shipping to the State of Florida in accordance with local state laws. Silicon Power Electronic does not process orders on weekends. The Silicon Power Electronic order process is FIRM. Orders may be processed immediately upon placement. Once an order is charged it can no longer be cancelled or changed. While we will try our best to accommodate change or cancellation requests, those that are received or processed after an order has been charged will have to be denied.

All returns must be initiated within 30 days of your invoice date.

Items not in original condition, damaged, missing accessories, retail box, UPC code or showing obvious misuse / physical damage from the user may be rejected.

Shipping charges are non-refundable.


All products that have been opened must be returned with the original packaging, accessories, and documentation that you received.

The following items are not returnable and are covered exclusively under manufacturer warranty (if any):

Opened Software: Due to product activation rules, opened physical software, DVDs, and games cannot be returned.

Opened consumable items (e.g., film, tapes, paper, bulbs, CD, DVDs, ink cartridges, etc.)

Custom built computers and servers

Select special-order merchandise, or any item indicated on the website as non-returnable

RMA Number

After receiving your RMA number, please write it clearly on your return shipping label to receive proper credit for your return and to expedite returns handling processing.

Sales/Use Tax Information:

All orders placed on Silicon Power are subject to local sales & use tax laws. For information on your tax liability please contact your local, county, or state tax authority for information. Silicon Power Electronic collects and remits taxes for orders shipping to the State of Florida under all applicable state laws. Orders set to ship to states and territories outside of the state of Florida will be subject to sales and use taxes where applicable.

For Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming residents, purchases are subject to your state's sales tax unless specifically exempt from taxation.

Residents of Colorado, Louisiana, Vermont, Rhode Island, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and other states/territories in USA, purchases are subject to your state's sales / use tax requirements unless specifically exempted from taxation.

Your state of residence requires that we inform you that although Silicon Power Electronic is not obligated to and does not collect your state's sales tax, this purchase is subject to your state's sales tax unless specifically exempt from taxation. A purchase is not exempt from sales tax merely because it is made over the Internet. Your state requires that its taxpayers file a sales/use tax return at the end of the year reporting all non-exempt purchases that were not taxed and pay tax on those purchases. Further information, including details of how to file a sales/use tax return, may be found here:

Colorado residents:

Louisiana residents:

Vermont residents:

Rhode Island residents:

Colorado Residents: Colorado law states that retailers, like Silicon Power Electronic, that do not collect Colorado sales tax are required to provide you and the Colorado Department of Revenue with an end-of-year report of the total amount you purchased from Silicon Power Electronic during the year.

Rhode Island Residents: Sales or use tax is due on taxable purchases made from Silicon Power Electronic. Customers in Rhode Island are required to file a signed use tax return, Form T-205, on or before the 20th day of each month following the month in which purchases are made.

Rhode Island Sales & Use Tax Notice

Please be advised that pursuant to Rhode Island General Laws 44-18-18 and 44-18-20, sales or use tax is due on taxable purchases made from Silicon Power Electronic. If tax was not paid at the time of purchase, the State of Rhode Island requires all customers who use, store, or otherwise consume taxable goods and services in Rhode Island to file a signed use tax return, Form T-205. This form is available on the Rhode Island Division of Taxation's website (

Form T-205 is due on or before the 20th day of each month following the month in which purchases are made, and must be accompanied by a remittance for the amount due. Checks and money orders should be made payable to the Tax Administrator.

Please contact the Rhode Island Division of Taxation at (401) 574-8955 or with any questions.

Washington Residents: This web site does not collect and remit sales/use tax to the state of Washington because it does not have a store or other physical presence in Washington. This does not remove the obligation of Washington residents to report and pay any applicable sales/use taxes due to the state of Washington. The Washington State Department of Revenue provides further instructions on whether and how to remit sales/use taxes.

Agreement by Providing Email Address at Checkout: By providing us with your email address at checkout you agree that all communications - including end-of year account statements, tax liability notices, and other documents are to be sent via email to the email address provided.

Order Verification:

For customer protection from fraud or identity theft, all orders placed with us are verified and must be placed with the authorization of the cardholder (or account holder in the case of a Paypal transaction). A cardholder may be contacted (through phone, email, or otherwise) and asked to verify information from their order or asked to provide additional verifiable materials that will assist with the verification procedure.

Item Page Warranty Information Disclaimer:

Warranty periods expressed or implied on each individual item page are estimations on expected warranty periods provided to us directly by item manufacturers or suppliers. Warranty periods expressed are not guaranteed or secured by Silicon Power Electronic and are considered null in instances in which the respective manufacturers/distributors do not honor them.

Please contact the product manufacturers prior to purchasing to obtain full warranty coverage terms and conditions for a particular product. Silicon Power Electronic does not guarantee any products past our stated 30-day Defective Item Policy (see terms on this page) and maintains no liability for warranties not honored through manufacturers.

Software Policy:

The Software Policy supersedes any policy in cases of conflict. Opened software cannot be returned for credit or exchange. For software warranty coverage please contact the manufacturers directly.

Opened retail software cannot be returned for refund. If you have opened a retail software purchase to discover a damaged and/or defective disc, you may exchange the software for an identical replacement by contacting our Customer Service and acquiring an RMA number. OEM versions of software are intended for system builders only and cannot be transferred to another PC once installed. Purchasers of this software are required to comply with the terms of the System Builder License, including responsibility for providing all end-user support. Customers are encouraged to contact the respective software publisher for answers to technical questions, such as minimum system requirements, prior to purchase. OEM software may not have the same specifications, accessories, packaging, or features of full retail boxed software. When purchasing OEM software, please be aware of the differences between OEM vs Retail Box.

Price Matching:

Because of volatility in the marketplace, Silicon Power Electronic does not price match competitors nor does it guarantee that a price may or may not change on the Silicon Power Electronic website. Prices are locked in at the time of the order and are non-negotiable.

Product Availability:

The Silicon Power Electronic website has a dynamic inventory tracking system to check for current stock availability and status. Occasionally, however, items may fall on backorder or go out of stock before being removed from our website. In such cases, Silicon Power Electronic will make its best attempt to contact the purchasing party and: (1) Agree upon a replacement for the item and ship off the order, (2) Backorder the item and ship the remainder of the order, (3) Drop the item from the order and ship the remainder of the order, (4) Cancel the entire order. In an effort to speed up the shipment process, certain items may be placed on backorder without the authorization of the purchasing party. In such an instance, an item placed on backorder or an otherwise unshipped part of order will not be charged (or refunded if previously charged). A backorder is retained so long as our purchasing rotation indicates a chance that the backordered item will return to inventory. Once an item is dropped from our purchasing rotation, all related backorders will be cancelled. In the case of a backorder, the backordered item will not be charged/shipped until permission is re-obtained from the purchasing party.

Shipping/Handling/Cancellation Policy:

Shipping charges are included at the time of purchase for most orders. In cases in which the shipping cannot be calculated immediately (oftentimes our shopping cart will notify you of this) your shipping charge will be calculated and assessed upon shipment. Shipping fees are always non-refundable. In cases in which a product is determined to be non-defective the customer will be liable for all return shipping fees. Silicon Power Electronic and its affiliates reserve the right to refuse service, terminate any accounts, remove or edit content, or cancel orders at the sole discretion of its company officials.

In-Transit Item Damage:

All products purchased from Silicon Power Electronic are insured and guaranteed against loss, theft, and damage from the respective shipping companies used for transit. For in-transit damages to products, replacement and compensation must be obtained through arbitration directly by the shipping company. Silicon Power Electronic may not be held responsible for any damages caused to a product once it leaves our warehouse. For more information, please contact the carrier insurance company used for the shipment.

Returned/Refused Shipments:

Item returned and refused shipments are to be handled at the sole discretion of Silicon Power Electronic. In such instances: (1) the purchase price item will be refunded less the original shipping amount and an additional returned shipment fee, or (2) the item will be re-shipped back to the intended party at their cost.

Order Discrepancies:

Customers must inform Silicon Power Electronic of any order discrepancy (wrong item, quantity, or otherwise) within 5 business days of the receipt date so that a shipment investigation can be initiated and processed to determine a proper outcome.  Order discrepancy requests are very infrequent as our software and hardware are designed to track package sizes, item counts, etc.  As is such, discrepancy investigations are taken very seriously and may take 24-48 hours to process.

Account Coverage and Underage Order Responsibility:

By using the Silicon Power Electronic site you accept responsibility for all purchases and activities conducted under your account. To purchase on Silicon Power you must be the valid cardholder of the credit card submitted (in the case of a credit card transaction) and all orders must be set to ship to an address registered with the card company. Use of the Silicon Power Electronic site by children under the age of 18 may only be conducted, with the express permission of a parent or guardian. Usage by children under the age of 18 directly implies that such permission has been obtained.

Product Testing:

Silicon Power Electronic ships items in the condition they are received from the original manufacturer/distributor of a product. Silicon Power Electronic does not conduct product testing before shipping any merchandise.

Product Information and Pictures:

Product descriptions posted on our item pages are for representative purposes only. Silicon Power Electronic agrees to make a good-faith attempt at providing the most accurate and detailed descriptions of all products for sale, however, actual items may vary slightly. Pictured images are also for representative purposes only. Actual products may differ from the pictured representations. Warranty term coverage postings are estimations of the manufacturer warranty coverage liability. Actual warranty coverage times may vary and must be confirmed at the responsibility of the consumer. If a product posting or picture does not coincide with the item to the satisfaction the customer, it is up to the customer to fill out an RMA request and return the item in like-new condition.

Silicon Power Electronic reserves the right to cancel an order or to issue a Returned Merchandise Authorization (RMA) for merchandise that is advertised in error, is unexpectedly out of stock, does not conform to specifications, or was shipped in error. Silicon Power Electronic will also cancel an order if it is deemed to be made in bad faith or for which we were unable to verify billing information with the credit card's issuing bank.

Order Status/Tracking:

Upon submitting your order you will receive an automatic confirmation email with a link to your 'Order-Status' page. Your 'Order-Status' page contains all current status and shipment tracking information as your order progresses through our systems. Please retain this email for your records.

Please note that some email clients may split or otherwise break up the 'Order-Status' page link. If you have problems following that link, please contact us via e-mail and we will provide you with your updated status. For alternative order tracking please send an email to our contact address and your status will be sent to you in reply.

Cross-Ship Policy:

Silicon Power Electronic does not cross-ship products under any circumstance.  Product exchanges and returns for credit are processed once the original product has been received.

Discount / Promotion Limits:

All coupon codes and/or discounts offered or issued through Silicon Power Electronic are Limit 1 per household unless otherwise expressly stated .  If multiple orders are placed by the same individual, household, or group in an attempt to circumvent this policy Silicon Power Electronic reserves the right to cancel such orders or to remove the unqualified discounts.  Promo codes are not redeemable for cash and carry restrictions alongside their use.  Certain promo codes (such as the ones found in our newsletter) are granted to specific customers only.  The unauthorized distribution or sharing of a coupon or discount code is not allowed and will not be honored.

Product Return Shipment/Condition:

It is the responsibility of the customer to cover any and all associated costs of transit, shipping, handling, or otherwise in the event of a product return.  Products that are being returned must be received in the same condition as they were originally sent out.  It is the customer's responsibility to ensure that the product is adequately packaged for return and that the item is adequately protected so that it will remain in its original condition (with all the original components and accessories) throughout the return transit process.  Products are inspected upon receipt by the Silicon Power Electronic Returns department.  Products that are received damaged, inadequately packaged, or any other failures to abide by this condition will immediately void any warranty or refund coverage.

Product Descriptions / Information:

Silicon Power Electronic makes its best effort to ensure that product content, images, pricing, and descriptions are as accurate as possible.  However, since item descriptions, pictures, pricing, and other references can vary or lead to human error we do not guarantee them nor do we assume liability for errors associated with them.  Silicon Power Electronic maintains its right to refuse or cancel an order at its sole discretion for any reason. Silicon Power Electronic also does not assume responsibility for links to other sites that make any claims and/or representations on products available through our website.  Silicon Power Electronic also maintains no responsibility for changes or variations in product specifications and/or physical appearance due to release updates, revisions, or otherwise. Because products are continually revised by manufacturers, we suggest contacting us prior to purchase if this may be an issue to you.

Mail-in Rebates:

Information on Manufacturer mail-in rebate offers are provided on certain item pages or promotions with the goal of providing the most complete and up-to-date information to our customers.  Silicon Power Electronic does not serve a function in the rebate process beyond providing this first-level of information. Manufacturer rebates are between the issuing party and the consumer directly.  All questions, claims, or comments on rebates are to be directed to the issuers and not Silicon Power Electronic.  In the case of a dispute or issue arising from a Rebate offer, Silicon Power Electronic makes no claims or guarantees nor does Silicon Power Electronic assume any liability in honouring a rebate amount.

Product Listings:

Due to errors that can be caused by human / technological factors and other determinates, we cannot guarantee that all item descriptions, photographs, compatibility references, detailed specifications, pricing, links and any other product-related information listed is entirely accurate, complete or current, nor can we assume responsibility for these errors. In the event a product listed on our Web site is labeled with an incorrect price due to some typographical, informational, technical or other error, Silicon Power Electronic shall at its sole discretion have the right to refuse and/or cancel any order for said product and immediately amend, correct and/or remove the inaccurate information. Additionally, all hyperlinks to other Web sites from Silicon Power Electronic are provided as resources to customers looking for additional information and/or professional opinion. Silicon Power Electronic does not assume responsibility for the claims and/or representations made on these or any other Web sites.

Extended Warranty Information:

Select products on the Silicon Power website are eligible for extended warranties at the time of purchase. Please note that these warranties cover hardware replacement parts only (no software, data, or any other coverage is available).  Return item shipping costs (incoming) are the responsibility of the customer, while the shipping costs on the exchange item (outgoing) will be covered by Silicon Power Electronic.  Please note that all warranties are considered VOID without refund if any physical damage, misuse, mishandling, or product tampering is determined by Silicon Power Electronic at its sole discretion.

Technical Support:

Silicon Power Electronic does not offer technical support on products.  The determination of product scope, compatibility, and usage is left to the customer to establish.  If technical questions arise we suggest contacting the manufacturers of the products for specifications and information.  As is such, any product recommendations, usage advice, or otherwise stated or implied to a customer does not constitute a guarantee from the company.  It is up to the customer to make the final decision on when to proceed with a purchase and/or what products will be compatible for with their needs.

Limitation of Liability:

In all circumstances, Silicon Power Electronic's maximum liability is limited to the purchase price of the products sold. Silicon Power Electronic shall not, under any circumstances, be liable upon a claim or action in contract, tort, indemnity or contribution, or other claims relating to the products it sells which exceeds this liability limit. Silicon Power Electronic shall not be liable for third party claims for damages against the customer, or for malfunction, delays, interruption of service, loss of business, loss or damage to exemplary damages, or any other types of loss whether or not Silicon Power Electronic has been made aware of the possibility of such claims or damages. Silicon Power Electronic assumes no risk or liability related to use, storage, handling, or otherwise of any products purchased on this site.  Silicon Power Electronic operates as a distributor ONLY. Silicon Power Electronic does not manufacture the products that it sells. Manufacturers may, however, cover their products through warranty and service contracts that are directed at the end-user. Silicon Power Electronic assigns and passes through warranties that are offered by the manufacturer to the end-user customer. Be placing an order with Silicon Power Electronic customer enters an agreement whereby customer acknowledges that it shall have recourse under said warranties and only against the manufacturers of the products.  Silicon Power Electronic makes no warranty or liability claims regarding the products it carries except as otherwise provisioned in this document. Silicon Power Electronic disclaims any and all other warranties espressed or implied to any its products. Every item that is sold by Silicon Power Electronic is sold As-Is or With All Faults.  The risk and liability of product use, storage, performance, or otherwise is with the buyer.  Should any issues arise, the buyer assumes all risks and costs related to necessary servicings, repair, replacements, or otherwise.


Silicon Power Electronic does not consent to having any telephone calls recorded and reserves the right to terminate any call that is being recorded. Customer agrees not to record any call with Silicon Power Electronic unless Customer has provided clear and conspicuous notice to Silicon Power Electronic and has received prior written consent from Silicon Power Electronic.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction:

Any dispute arising out of or related to these Terms and Conditions or the sales transaction between Silicon Power Electronic and Customer shall be governed by the laws of the State of Florida, without regard to its conflicts of law rules. Specifically, the validity, interpretation, and performance of this agreement shall not be governed by the United Nations Convention on the International Sale of Goods. Silicon Power Electronic and Customer consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and the exclusive venue of the State Courts of the State of Florida in Miami Beach to resolve any dispute between them related hereto, and the parities waive all rights to contest this exclusive jurisdiction and venue of such Courts. Finally, the Customer also agrees not to bring any legal action, based upon any legal theory including contract, tort, equity or otherwise, against Silicon Power Electronic that is more than one year after the date of the applicable invoice.


If any provision contained in this agreement is or becomes invalid, illegal, or unenforceable in whole or in part, such invalidity, illegality, or unenforceability shall not affect the remaining provisions and portions of this agreement, and the invalid, illegal, or unenforceable provision shall be deemed modified so as to have the most similar result that is valid and enforceable under applicable Nevada law.


The failure of either party to require performance by the other party of any provision of this agreement shall not affect in any way the first party's right to require such performance at any time thereafter. Any waiver by either party of a breach of any provision in this agreement shall not be taken or held by the other party to be a continuing waiver of that provision unless such waiver is made in writing.

Entire Agreement:

These terms and conditions, together with Silicon Power Electronic's invoice regarding the products ordered by Customer, are the complete and exclusive agreement between Silicon Power Electronic and Customer, and they supersede all prior or contemporaneous proposals, oral or written, understandings, representations, conditions, warranties, and all other communications between Silicon Power Electronic and Customer relating to the subject products. This agreement may not be explained or supplemented by any prior course of dealings or trade by custom or usage.

Terms of Sale:

We accept the following methods of payment: Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, Paypal

We prefer payment by: Credit Card or Paypal

All prices are listed in US Dollars, unless otherwise indicated.

Orders are not binding until payment has been accepted and verified.

Shipping and handling charges apply to all orders, unless otherwise specified.

We ship items Monday - Friday within 24 hours of payment.

We do not ship on major US holidays.

All delivery dates are estimates and are not guaranteed.

Shipping is not refundable and you will bear the cost of return shipping.

Shipping is refundable if we ship the wrong item.

Shipping is refundable if the item arrives damaged.

Items must be returned in the condition in which they arrived and in their original packaging.

Before returning a product, you must first obtain a return authorization within 30 days of delivery.

Products shipped new may be covered by the manufacturer's warranty.

If items fail to perform as warranted, please contact the manufacturer.

We do not guarantee any product's fitness for intended use.