Hi, I am just wondering what happens when you refuse the order when it arrives. The item is full felled by Amazon's ware house. I was trying to cancel, but I got an e mail stating that they are unable too. A part of the E-mail says I can refuse the package, that got me curious to what would happen if I were too.
If refused, it'll go back to the sender (Amazon) and they should refund your account the amount of the order (possibly minus shipping depending on their terms). I know if you return an order due to something being defective or not as described, they pay return shipping, but if it's something you just changed your mind on, you pay return shipping to get it to them, or they give you less on the refund (they take off shipping costs). Not sure which way it goes for order refusals. It may depend on why the order was refused. They might contact you after the receive the item back to get more information from you.
Refusing is the only way to get full refund. If you wait until it arrives and then get amazon's authorization for a return, they deduct shipping . If you simply refuse, you get a full refund. People on gottadeals.com report this is the best way at xmas , when prices are changing . They order something one day and it ships and then it goes cheaper. They just refuse the first package. I did it once. It works.
People on gottadeals.com report this is the best way at xmas , when prices are changing . They order something one day and it ships and then it goes cheaper. They just refuse the first package. I did it once. It works.
Way to abuse the system.
The things some people will do to save a few bucks will ruin return policies for everyone.
Amazon CS recommended this to me when I tried to cancel an order. I would think if you didn't do this too often, no policies will be ruined. If you do this too often, Amazon has been know to withdraw shopping privileges.
I have the same question. I want to refuse a shipment. (Tried to cancel, but too late.) But shippers leave stuff at my door all the time. Can I put a note up "don't leave shipment here"? But I am also expecting other shipments, that I DON'T want to refuse. I guess I'll leave a note with an order number or something and hope the delivery person can figure it out.
"I guess I'll leave a note with an order number or something and hope the delivery person can figure it out..."
Surprisingly, almost all delivery drivers quite enjoy becoming unpaid shopping troubleshooters for brain dead Amazon shoppers. They say it fills their free time during delivery runs a lot better than cutting small patches of live flesh from their underarms.
If it is arriving via USPS you can take it back to the Post Office and tell them you want to refuse it as long as you haven't opened it. If it is arriving via UPS you can contact UPS and initiate a return to sender.
LEAVE A BIG note on your door: ATTN UPS, I REFUSE package today. Please return to shipper. cover your doorbell with a note - says see note on door and in huge letters on your door. If you have the package info you wish to refuse, then add the tracking number too...especially if you are expecting more than one!
I called FedEx and told them I had needed to refuse a package but the driver didn't give me time to get to the door. They asked if I had opened it and I said no. They scheduled the driver to come back and pick it up. So yes, you are able to refuse a package once it has been delivered.
I used to think it was an abuse of the system (which it is really) and didn't ever do that. But, I have read here that that item (after being refused) can still be sold by amazon as "new" rather than "used", which does save them money. So I think it is ok in very infrequent circumstances. I think I maybe have done it twice in 12 years (once I was charged return shipping....which i was ok with.)