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Refunds

When you return an item, your refund amount and refund method may vary. You can check the payment method that was refunded and the status of your refund in Your Orders.

Note: All information on this page only relates to items bought from or Fulfilled by Amazon. Don't return items to Amazon that were bought on Amazon Marketplace and shipped to you by the seller.

Where's My Refund?

You can check the payment method that was refunded and the status of your refund in Your Orders.

Note: After the carrier has received your item, it can take up to two weeks for us to receive and process your return.

To see how long will take for you to receive your refund, see the table below.

How Refunds Are Issued

When returning an item, you can choose your preferred refund method in the Returns Center.

If you're receiving a refund after we have received your item, it may take an additional three to five business days to process your return fully and issue your refund.

Once we issue your refund, it may take additional time for your funds to be made available in your account by your financial institution. See the following table for more details.

Refund Method Refund Time (After Refund Is Processed)
Credit card Three to five business days
Amazon.com Gift Card Two to three hours
Debit card Up to 10 business days
Checking account Up to 10 business days
SNAP EBT card Within 24 hours
Gift Card balance Two to three hours
Promotional Certificate No refund issued
Prepaid credit card Up to 30 days
Shop with Reward Points Up 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 no longer have the physical card, the card is still stored within your account. It can be used toward future purchases on the account it's stored in.

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.

Gift Returns

The type of refund or credit you receive depends on how the gift was purchased and how it was returned. For more information about gift refunds, go to Return a Gift.

Amazon may determine that a refund can be issued without requiring a return. 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. For more information, see Conditions of Use.

Partial Refunds or Restocking Fees

Item Refund
Items in original condition past the return window* 80% of the item price
CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, cassette tapes, or vinyl records that were opened (taken out of its plastic wrap) 50% of the item price
Items that are damaged, missing parts, not in the original condition, or have obvious signs of use for reasons not due to an Amazon.com or seller error Up to 50% of the item price
Open software or video games for reasons not due to an Amazon.com or seller error 0% of the item price

*For most items, the return window is 30 days after delivery. To check the return window for an item you've ordered, go to Your Orders and select Return or Replace Items. If your item was fulfilled by a third-party seller, you may be charged up to 20% restocking fee, even if you return the item in original condition within the return window.

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. Some products have additional conditions that may apply. For more information, go to About Our Returns Policies.

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