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Net 30 days with approved creditNet terms are only available to USA government entities, public school systems, universities, colleges within the USA and publicly traded corporations (NYSE, AMEX or NASDAQ) trading above $20 per share.  We do not accept purchase orders from publicly traded companies on foreign exchanges.  All orders are appreciated, but due to the expense involved in handling small orders, our minimum order amount is $2000.00 (two thousand dollars) for purchase orders

Customers are invoiced on the date of shipment, and payment is due within 30 days of invoicing.  In case of late payment, a 1.5% interest charge is added to the unpaid balance (18% per annum)The Buyer agrees to pay usually attorney's fees or collection costs added to invoice for delinquent accountsYou agree that if you or your company doesn't pay within 30 days that your name can appear online in our Hall of Shame listed below.

Please fax your official purchase orders to 978-374-5568.  All purchase orders must include the purchase order number, indicate quantity, item number, unit cost for each item, S&H fee, along with the shipping and billing address, and terms of net 30.  Any purchase order with terms greater than 30 days will be refused (all of our suppliers offer 30 day terms to us and we are NOT going to grant anyone net 35, 45, 60, 90 or some companies have even attempted to request net 180)  We also REQUIRE your purchase order included a point of contact person with phone number.  All sales are FOB shipping point.  If your company's policy is to purchase FOB destination then the easiest thing to do is add our S&H fee to the price of the balance since we can not offer you free freight, since again our margins are extremely low.

To open an account, please provide us with:

  • The Full Company Name & Address
  • Year business was established
  • The stock symbol your company trades under
  • Four trade references of commercial accounts from whom you are buying on open account terms.  Include Company name, address, telephone phone, account number and a contact person who handles your account.

We can no longer extend terms to privately held businesses.  We sell at a huge discount and can't justify paying a credit manager nor staffing to chase down receivables.  In today's price sensitive marketplace and in order to offer the lowest possible prices we have to request privately held businesses to either pay with a credit card, mail us a certified business check or wire transfer the funds.  We accept all government procurement cards, VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER, NOVUS and money orders.

Net terms are not available for purchasing outside the USA.  Please review our International Sales guidelines.

Our return and cancellation policy can be reviewed here.

All purchase orders should be made out to:

PRECISION WEIGHING BALANCES

30 SOUTH CROSS ROAD

BRADFORD , MA 01835

Although the companies below meet our guidelines for an open net 30 account we can no longer offer terms to these companies as well as any of their divisions.  The reason is it took hell and high water to collect our money and they did not pay within 30 days.  None of the companies below had any problems with their balance(s) so this wasn't the reason for the delay in payment.  Many just told us when we called for payment the end user never signed off, the money hasn't been allocated, or the check is in the mail when no check was sent.

We also provide this information so no other small business has to endure the torture these big companies put us through to get our money.  If you work for one of the companies below and would like to make a purchase, you will need to pay us with a credit card or send a check in advance.
 
Hall of Shame
       
Company Our Invoice Delivered on Amount Due
ALABAMA POWER CO
CRAIG HANKS
PO FN073043
FARLEY NUCLEAR PLANT
US HIGHWAY 95 SOUTH
COLUMBIA, AL 36319
V3314 11/29/2007
$796.25

Paid on 2/15/08
       
THE BOEING COMPANY
MIKESELL, MICHAEL J
PO #2688055
MAILCODE: WA 40-30.1 (D)
3003 WEST CASINO ROAD SO.
EVERETT, WA 98203
V3222
12/19/2007

$3692.15

Paid on 2/25/208

It took 30 phone calls to get paid by this customer.

       
STATE UNIV. AT ALBANY
ATTN KURT MCKEAN
PO # 300613
1400 WASHINGTON AVE BIOLOGY 329
ALBANY, NY 12222
V3270 12/19/2007 $9160.40

Paid on 2/13/08
       
North Carolina State University
Renee Marchin
PO #HOFF218
2115 Gardner Hall, Campus Box 7612
Raleigh, NC 27695
V3311 01/02/2008 $2140.00

Paid on 02/11/08
       
Plexus Corp
Attn: Daniel Herring
PO#DO68277-V2
Plexus 16399 Franklin Rd.
Nampa, ID 83687
D1155 01/30/2008

$1112.65

Paid on 04/07/08

       
Westchester Medical Center
Steven A. Sylvia
PO# 08-5133
95 Grasslands Road
Taylor Care Center, 2nd Fl.
Valhalla, NY 10595
D1193 02/04/2008 $3193.80

Paid on 04/14/08
       
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE
DEPT OF BOTANY & PLANT SCIENCES
DR DARREL JENERETTE
PO # OA10148551
ROOM 3203 BATCHELOR HALL
3401 WATKINS DRIVE RIVERSIDE, CA 92521-0123
D1413 03/17/2008 $10827.47

Paid on 05/10/08
       
TALLMADGE CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
PURCHASE ORDER 82695
484 EAST AVE
TALLMADGE, OH 44278
D1458 04/01/2008 $1205.40

Paid on 06/05/08
       
Harvard Med School /Pathology
Michael Berman NRB830
PO # P146776
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115
D1459 04/02/2008 $590.00
Paid on 06/03/08
Absolutely one of the hardest to get paid. Had to go all the way to the President's Office to get paid.
       
METROPOLITAN WATER RECLAMATION DISTRICT
STICKNEY WRP
PO # 3050744
6001 W. PERSHING ROAD
CICERO, IL 60804
D1737 06/03/2008 $2615.80

Paid on 07/17/08
       
WINDHAM SCHOOL DEPARTMENT
ATTN SCIENCE DEPT PO # FY09/101421
228 WINDHAM CENTER ROAD
WINDHAM, ME 04062
D1946 07/16/2008 $566.00

Paid on 09/05/08
       
MARQUETTE HIGH SCHOOL
PO 921188 / REQ 513011143
ATTN B MELCHIOR/M SZYDLOWSKI
2351 CLARKSON ROAD
CHESTERFIELD, MO 63017-7122
D1977 07/30/2008 $1,622.50

Paid on 09/15/08
       
UNIV OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS
C/O RECEIVING DEPARTMENT
KATE WASSON / PO # 3VCCM-B0536
2795 SECOND STREET #400
DAVIS, CA 95618
D2237 10/09/2008 $641.14

Paid on 12/22/08
       
CARDINAL HEALTH
PO # 3000010283
ATTN CHARLES PARRAGA / JOE TAVANO
5601 NORTH POWERLINE ROAD #108
FT. LAUDERDALE, FL 33309
T1077 01/23/2009 $3665.00

Paid on 3/25/09
       
INDIANA UNIV OF PENNSYLVANIA
PO # 4500232941
SHIPPING/RECEIVING
ROBERTSHAW BLDG
650 SOUTH 13TH ST
INDIANA, PA 15705
T1191 03/04/2009 $1714.95

Paid on 4/24/09
       
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORP
PLYMOUTH TECHNOLOGY CENTER
PO # 6166092
5905 NATHAN LANE
PLYMOUTH, MN 55442
T1284 03/26/2009 $2234.00

Paid on 5/18/09
       
CA DEPT OF JUSTICE
ATTN JIMA MARTIN / PO 9G-0110-DOJ-HQ1
440A AIRPORT BLVD
WATSONVILLE, CA 95076
T1330 04/14/2009 $3500.00

Paid on 6/05/09
       
CLOVIS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
PO # 145353
2555 CLOVIS AVENUE
CLOVIS, CA 93612
T1874 10/02/2009 $2359.00

Paid on 12/05/09
       
BLAINE HIGH SCHOOL
PO 26589 / MIKE COUTO/DEB CUMMINGS
770 MITCHELL STREET
BLAINE, WA 98230
T1979 11/04/2009 $6210.45

Paid on 1/04/10
       
GRANT CHSD 124
PURCHASE ORDER 0000004448
ATTN C GRAFFIS
285 E. GRAND AVENUE
FOX LAKE, IL 60020
K1056 01/21/2010 $1175.80

Paid on 3/08/10
       
BRUKER DALTONICS INC
PO # 00250NBC
40 MANNING ROAD
BILLERICA, MA 01821
K1229 03/26/2010 $3671.90

Paid on 5/14/10
       
SC DEPT HEALTH SERVICES
CRIME LAB / PO # 20444-1
M.E. OFFICE – BLDG 487
N. CTY COMPLEX, VET HWY
HAUPPAUGE, NY 11788
K1623 07/20/2010 $1613.12

Paid on 9/22/10
       
NORTHWESTERN HIGH SCHOOL
PO 5012 / GARY BNEK
200 HARTHAN WAY
ALBION, PA 16401
K1672 07/27/2010 $1175.60

Paid on 9/23/10
       
VIRGINIA POLICE DEPARTMENT
Chief Dana Waldron / PO # 1948
327 SOUTH 1ST STREET
VIRGINIA, MN 55792
Y1012 01/11/2011 $966.24

Paid on 3/15/2011
       
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURG
PO 1047482
200 MCGOWAN INSTITUTE FOR REGENERATIVE MEDICINE
3025 East Carson Street
PITTSBURGH, PA 15203
Y1020 01/18/2011 $4150.00

Paid on 3/25/11
       
AASTROM BIOSCIENCES INC
PO 410770
24 FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT DR LOBBY L
ANN ARBOR, MI 48105
Y1198 03/15/2011 $1456.60

Paid on 5/10/11
       
UNIV OF CONNECTICUT / PO D023185-4
ATTN DR BODHI CHAUDHURI / RM 101B
SCHOOL OF PHARMACY
69 N EAGLEVILLE RD UNIT 3092
STORRS, CT 06269-3092
Y1179 03/15/2011 $5160.00

Paid on 5/06/11
       
UNIV OF PITTSBURGH
ATTN MARK KIMBER / PO 1060688
323 BENEDUM HALL
3700 O’HARA ST
PITTSBURGH, PA 15261
Y1196 03/14/2011 $2950.00

Paid on 4/29/11
       
Avonworth High School
ATTN LEONARD TENA / PO 11000446
304 Josephs Lane
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Y1576 08/17/2011
Signed By: ZORN
$899.99

Paid on 10/18/2011
       
Bridgestone Americas
DES MONES PLANT, BATO / PO 4500391026
4600 NW 2nd AVE
Des Moines, IA 50313-2202
Y1705 10/04/2011
Signed By: LANGE
$1074.15

Paid on 12/5/11
       
SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIV
PO # P0116884 / RUTH STEVENS, BOB BERG
SOUTHEAST SD RESEARCH FARM
29974 UNIVERSITY ROAD
BERESFORD, SD 57004-6220
Y1781 11/07/2011
Signed By: STEVENS
$807.12

Paid on 1/3/2012
       
SAGINAW ARTS & SCIENCE ACADEMY
ATTN PO1050120123 / CHINERY
1903 N NIAGARA ST
SAGINAW, MI 48602
Y1959 12/22/2011
Signed By:CHINERY
$1077.00

Paid on 2/17/12
       
Please if you know your company or school doesn't pay within 30 days then don't ask for an open account. Instead pay by credit card or send a check in advance.


 
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