Amazon Prime Day’s Return Policy (Plus All The Early Deals You Can Shop Now)

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As far as online shopping catastrophes go, there's only one thing worse than your favorite Amazon Prime Day buy selling out: purchasing said product, just to get it in the mail and discover it isn't exactly what you wanted, then (cue horror music) realizing it's final sale. This is why it's important to brush up on a company's return policy before, during, or, in this case, after any major sale event — like the 48-hour-palooza that is Amazon Prime Day. Because, hey, who knows? That unwanted item may be eligible for a full refund when you read the fine print. And, worst comes to worst, you can always score something new. Speaking of which, we also scavenged Amazon for all the best pre-Prime Day deals that you can shop now. Below, read up on all the essential info regarding Amazon's flexible return policy while also cashing in on some premature, but still worthwhile, Amazon Prime Day deals.

What is Amazon Prime Day’s return policy?

Luckily, Amazon's return policy on Prime Day is the same as it is on any other day of the year. The majority of items from Amazon, including all Amazon devices and products bought using Alexa voice shopping, can be returned within 30 days of purchase. But, there are some items that simply cannot be returned.

What can't be returned from Amazon Prime Day?

These include downloadable software products; prepaid game cards; certain jewelry, health, and personal care purchases; Prime Pantry products, indoor plants, and gift cards. You can check out the full list of non-returnable items on Amazon. Items must also have the serial number or UPC still on them to be eligible for a return.
These policies also apply to purchases fulfilled by a third-party vendor. Under normal circumstances, the return policy for a third-party vendor might differ from Amazon's. However, any item eligible for Amazon Prime (i.e. all Prime Day buys) has the same return policy as all orders from, so you're in the clear for any Prime deals.
It's also important to keep in mind that not all purchases come with free returns. So, if you ordered a lot of products on Prime Day, double-check which ones will require you to pay if you do decide to return them.
Finally, if you are a serial returner, you may want to keep yourself in check on Prime Day: Amazon has been called out for banning customers who return too many items. As far as online shopping goes, getting banned on Prime Day really would be a horror movie in the making.

Are there early Amazon Prime Day deals?

YES. In fact, we curated a list of every Amazon Prime Day or Prime Day-equivalent deal worth shopping now. From Apple AirPods to top-rated sex toys, check out these worth-it everlasting sales you can shop (and most likely return) right now.
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