Amazon Items You Can’t Return

About the Author: Elizabeth Hector
Elizabeth Hector

If you are among those 112 million members of Amazon Prime, you have free shipping covered. Returns are free unless otherwise specified on the product detail page. You may even return purchases to your regional Kohl’s department store rather than through the email. Just bear in mind that some items can’t be returned to Amazon — no way. Before you add another present make sure you fully understand Amazon’s return policy.

Let’s begin with the fundamentals: Amazon’s standard return policy makes it possible for customers to return items which are sold and fulfilled by Amazon within 30 days of receipt for a complete refund. The return policy is much more generous for vacation purchases. Returns expand to products arranged via Alexa voice shopping; contacting customer services can refunds within seven days accidental digital purchases via Alexa. Return policies for merchandise sold and shipped by third-policy sellers on can change, so read the vendor’s fine print.

Some goods, though, simply can not be routed back to Amazon. Have a look.

  • Customized/handmade products (unless There’s damage, defect or
  • mistake, such as misspellings)
  • digital music downloaded in the Amazon Digital Music shop
  • fresh flowers (but can be refundable)
  • present cards
  • grocery (including AmazonFresh and Prime Pantry things, although
  • replacements or refunds are possible in cases of spills or spoilage)
  • hazardous materials including flammable liquids or gases
  • reside insects (Amazon sells everything from ladybugs to Madagascar hissing cockroaches)
  • reside crops (but may be refundable)
  • pet food (but might be refundable)
  • prepaid game cards (for World of Warcraft, Xbox 360 Live, Wii Points, etc.)
  • prepaid phone cards
  • products missing the serial code or universal product code (UPC)
  • software and game downloads, as well as other electronic purchases from the Amazon Appstore
  • theme park tickets
  • movies downloaded from the Amazon Video shop
  • wine (but may be non refundable or replaceable)

Amazon can be a stickler about yields of certain high-value items including collectibles jewelry and electronics. Review the product detail page for specifics. If you’re returning a gift which was bought from Amazon for you, you’re going to need the order number. The refund will ordinarily be issued in the kind of an gift card.

What do you do you miss the return or if a product is not returnable? Re-gifting is 1 alternative. Another is providing the items to charity, which could permit you to receive a tax break for your charitable contribution . Amazon also operates a trade-in program that lets you market eligible items such as novels, Kindles and videogames back. Shipping is free, and you are going to be paid with an gift card. Obviously, if you prefer to get money for your items try selling them yourself on or Sites like and concentrate on purchasing used electronic equipment. Card-swap web sites such as and buy unwanted gift cards.


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