The Detroit Post
Sunday, 17 October, 2021

Do Amazon Check Returns

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Ava Flores
• Saturday, 28 November, 2020
• 8 min read

Note: All information on this page only relates to items bought from or Fulfilled by Amazon. Once we issue your refund, it may take additional time for your funds to be made available in your account by your financial institution.

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Refund Method Refund Time (After Refund Is Processed) Credit Carthage to five business days Amazon .com Gift Card Two to three hoursDebit card to 10 business days Checking account to 10 business Dayana Debt cardWithin 24 hoursGift Card balance Two to three hoursPromotional Certificate No refund issued Prepaid credit card to 30 days Shop with Reward Points to five business days Note: Refund timing to a prepaid card depends on the issuer of the card. The refund can take up to 30 days to process based on the policy of the issuer.

If you used the Amazon Currency Converter when placing your original order, the refund will be issued in your local currency and calculated using the same rate used when you placed your order. The type of refund or credit you receive depends on how the gift was purchased and how it was returned.

If you aren't required to mail your item back for a refund, you'll be notified in the Returns Center or by a customer service associate. Note: Tax on restocking fees may apply to return items that were shipped and sold by Amazon .com for customers in CT, MD, NV, PA, VA, WV, and WI.

Admittedly Amazon have classed it as sellable so it can be relisted, but the previous one was described as “defective” with the reason given for return as “unwanted item”, this was then placed on my “unfulfillable” list which meant I would have had to pay to have it returned to me or destroyed. I contacted Seller Support & asked for the book to be checked, because as far as I was aware there was nothing wrong with it when I sent it to the fulfillment center.

They said this was not something they would normally do but on this occasion they would ask the center to check it, after which it was found to be sellable & relisted. I know we are not talking vast amount but what with one thing & another keep eating into profits we can’t afford to have good stock destroyed or added expenses for returning or relisting.

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4thought: But they don’t destroy them either just ship them out to the next buyer which is my point, they look after their own profits. But they don’t destroy them either just ship them out to the next buyer which is my point, they look after their own profits.

Bought a garden electrical item from Amazon on Monday delivered today, obvious it had been previously opened & repacked sent out as new. It was faulty & had been used so no, they do not check returns. Russ: Bought a garden electrical item from Amazon on Monday delivered today, obvious it had been previously opened & repacked sent out as new. It was faulty & had been used so no, they do not check returns.

They must check a number of them because many are then sold on at a reduced cost using their Amazon warehouse deals account as ‘like new’ i.e. with undone packaging etc. I recently had an item returned by the buyer as damaged in transit.

As I mentioned, these amounts may be small, but they can soon add up & in today’s competitive market, every little counts. There’s been a lot of confusion recently on how the return policy at Amazon actually works.

If items are fulfilled by Amazon, you typically won’t have to pay return shipping charges. Your chances of success rise greatly if you’re a Prime member and order quite a bit every month.

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I was going to be charged return shipping until I started a live chat and then the operator gave it to me for free. Amazon actually has a team that researches your returns and comes up with the specific dollar amount for policy “abusers”.

If you cross this limit, Amazon will mark your account as “concession abuse”. In other words, if you typically only contact Amazon for a refund or discount, and abuse their policy frequently, you’ll fall into this category.

Once your account is marked “Concession Abuse”, no returns will be accepted on any orders made by you in the future. Start by visiting the Gift Return Page and enter your order number which is the 17-digit code found on the packing slip.

Next, follow the online prompts and you’ll get a free shipping label which you can print and attach to the box. If you DON’T know the order number you can either ask the gift giver or contact Amazon customer service at 1-(888) 280-4331.

When calling, make sure you have the” gift giver’s email address, phone number and the package tracking ID ready (if you have it).” As long as your issue or problem with the product is genuine, there is NO limit on the number of returns you can make.

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You can return consumer electronics and computers to Amazon within 30 days of purchase. Be aware that you may get hit with a restocking fee if the item is damaged due to misuse, missing parts, or unauthorized tampering.

But it goes without saying that they track your return history and absolutely reserve the right to take action if they feel you’re abusing their policy. Also, if you accidentally buy a digital song or album with Alexa you can request a return and refund within 7 days of date of purchase.

Typically, any purchases you make between November 1st and December 31st have an extended “Holiday” return period. Personally, I’ve had it happen when I was sent something I didn’t order, but it can also take place if they send you too many of an item, or for any random reason…they’ll tell you to keep it or donate it to charity.

I have got some FBA returns with customer commenting defective or actually written something like the surface has some scratches. I just wander if FBA staff really thoroughly check the returned item for minor defect such as small scratches or not.

The seller takes all the risk, while Amazon, the drop shipper, makes the profit. Lawrence19841985: I have got some FBA returns with customer commenting defective or actually written something like the surface has some scratches.

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I just wander if FBA staff really thoroughly check the returned item for minor defect such as small scratches or not. Lots of returns, bad feedback or reviews due to that.

From a buyer’s point of view, I would say Amazon does a poor job at evaluating returned items. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve purchased from FBA sellers and received damaged product.

Somewhere out there is a news report about the high turnover at those AMZ facilities. The best way to insure your items are returned correctly and re-shipped is to drop-ship it yourself.

The seller takes all the risk, while Amazon, the drop shipper, makes the profit. Good news is that Amazon is running a beta program called the +Grading Opt Out Pilot Program+ which allows sellers to opt to have all FBA returns for enrolled ASINs be automatically marked as unsellable.

I’ve been participating in the program since August and it’s made a positive impact…hopefully it gets rolled out to everyone soon. In the meantime, if you’re not already doing so, start applying tamperproof seals on your packaging’s opening flap(s) that says something along the lines of “If seal is broken, this product has been opened after it left our facility”.

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This improves the chances of Amazon warehouse workers noticing the package was opened and marking as unsellable. Personally, if I need to create a return for defective or damaged merchandise, I write across the manufacturer packaging, in a bold permanent marker: “DAMAGED/DEFECTIVE.

If the item is in a box, with instructions, i.e.: electronics or electrical items, I also type out a small message and insert it IN the instruction booklet or if possible, hide it somewhere, where it will not be readily noticed by a warehouse worker: +“Please note: This item was returned to Amazon, as defective or damaged.”+ Agree that all sellers should have the option to recall ALL returns and have been pushing that idea for years.

Lawrence19841985: I have got some FBA returns with customer commenting defective or actually written something like the surface has some scratches. I just wander if FBA staff really thoroughly check the returned item for minor defect such as small scratches or not.

“Liquidators” / “drop-ship supply houses” purchase their goods from places like Walmart, those clerks ONLY scan the barcode, refund and toss it into a cart. Those cart loads of returns are sold to internet “entrepreneurs” as they prefer to be called that in turn send it into Amazon as commingled inventory or make available for the many drop shippers.

When Amazon ships those returns to me I keep getting back old motor kits that I do not even sell. And then Amazon usually refunds them their full money back, so they end up getting my kits for free.

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I asked the Amazon customer service if they can please not sell returns no such option available. I’ve received parts that were not what the customer purchased in return.

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