Returning a Marketplace Product

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Remember, all products bought from Marketplace sellers cannot be returned to a Best Buy store — they must be returned to the seller by mail. To learn about which products are eligible for return, and how to return a Marketplace product, see below.

Identifying Marketplace products

If you're not sure if your product is a Marketplace product, check its product page, looking at the "Sold and shipped by" section. If it doesn't say "Sold and shipped by Best Buy", it's a Marketplace product.

Where to find the return policy of a Marketplace product

On most Marketplace product pages, you'll be able to see the number of days and allowable condition for returning a product.

If that information is not available on a product page, besides the exceptions listed below under Non-returnable items and Product condition requirements, for all unopened or unassembled items, you have 30 days from purchase to request a return from a seller.

Non-returnable items

The following products cannot be returned:

  • Major appliances that are Open Box, floor models, and/or of the Miele brand
  • Service, delivery, and installation fees
  • Gift cards and pre-paid cards
  • Digital downloads (such as digital software and video games)
  • Books, magazines, and copyright materials
  • Food, vitamins, and supplements
  • Earrings
  • Intimate products
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Seasonal holiday goods
  • Shopping bags
  • Customized, special order or engraved items
  • Car seats
  • Baby teethers, pacifiers, potties, bathing items, and feeding items
  • Diapers and swim diapers
  • Humanoid Robots, including iPAL Robot

Product condition requirements

Like purchases from Best Buy, most items purchased from Marketplace sellers can be returned or exchanged even if the box or packaging has been opened, with the exception of non-returnable items and certain items that must be unopened.

If the box or packaging is opened, the product must be in like-new condition, with no signs of use. Additional conditions apply to the following items:

  • All furniture must be unassembled. This includes indoor and outdoor furniture, nursery and baby furniture, and all other types of furniture.
  • Fashion apparel, linens, bedding, maternity products, and baby clothes, shoes, and accessories must be unused, unworn (if applicable), unlaundered, and still have the original tags attached.
  • Cell phones, smartphones, wireless devices, computers (laptop and desktop), tablets, iPads, and eReaders must have all security settings disabled. See more details in the "Disabling security settings on certain devices" section below.
  • Electric bikes must be returned in their original packaging.

Restocking fees on certain opened items

There are no restocking fees when returning unopened items, or when returning most items that have been opened. However, a restocking fee of up to 15% of the purchase price can apply to the following items only if the original packaging is opened:

  • Action cameras and camcorders
  • DSLR and mirrorless cameras
  • Camera drones
  • Camera lenses and flashes

Electric bikes must be returned with their original packaging. A restocking fee of 15% of the purchase price will only be applied if the original packaging is not included with the return.

Items eligible for return or exchange only if unopened

The following products can only be returned or exchanged if the original packaging is unopened:

  • Major appliances 
    • except Open Box, floor models, and Miele major appliances, which are all non-returnable.
  • Baby, nursery, and maternity products 
    • except baby monitors, gates, and highchairs, which can be returned if opened.
  • Beauty, grooming, and personal care products 
    • except hair dryers, hair straighteners, and curling irons, which can be returned if opened.
  • Fitness equipment
  • Computer components and upgrades
  • Physical software, blank media (e.g., blank CDs), and entertainment media (including video games, music, and movies)
  • Office supply and other consumables (ink, toner, replacement lamps/bulbs, effect fluid and gels, etc.)
  • Paper supplies (paper, writing instruments, etc.)
  • Headphones, PC headsets, gaming headsets, and virtual reality headsets
  • Microphones
  • DJ and karaoke equipment, musical instrument consumables (e.g., guitar strings, mouthpieces, and earplugs, etc.), and wind instruments (e.g., harmonicas)
  • Beverage dispensers or soda machines with compressed gas
  • Photo film
  • Batteries
  • Cleaning supplies and chemicals
  • Pools
  • Replacement parts
  • Miele Care Collection and Miele Care products such as (but not limited to) vacuum dust bags and accessories, dishwashing tablets, and other appliance care
  • Car alarm, remote starters, and modules
  • Robotic STEM kits, such as (but not limited to) Abilix products
  • Toilets and bidets

Disabling security settings on certain devices

Before returning cell phones, smartphones, wireless devices, mobile hotspots, wearables, computers (laptop and desktop), tablets, iPads, and eReaders, you will need to turn off the security settings.

How to disable security settings

Returning a Marketplace product by mail

Marketplace products must be returned to the Marketplace seller by mail, and cannot be returned to Best Buy stores.

Before getting a Marketplace mail return request started, make sure your purchase is eligible to be returned by checking the return policies of the Marketplace seller. Please pay attention to the condition a product must be in to be accepted for a return. Additionally, if a Marketplace product is being shipped to you in multiple boxes, please wait until you've received the final box before starting a return request.

Please note that return shipping costs will be paid by the seller for all cases where the product is defective, damaged, or incorrect. For other cases (e.g., you changed your mind), you will be responsible for this cost.

How to return a Marketplace product by mail:

  1. Find your order then select the Marketplace item you would like to return.
  2. You will see an option to contact the seller directly. Select this option and provide the following information in the empty message field:
    The number of products you would like to return
    The name and description of each product
    The 8-digit Web Code for each product (on the Order Details page)
    • The date you received each product
    • The condition of each product when it was received
    The condition of the each product's packaging
    • The reason for requesting a return of each product
  3. Once your return request has been approved by the seller, you should receive an email with instructions on how to send the item back to the seller. 
  4. When you are assembling your return package, be sure to include:
    • The product and any accessories
    • Any manuals and/or warranty cards
    The product's original packaging

Once the Marketplace seller has received the products, you should see a refund to your original method of payment within 5-7 business days.

Still looking for an answer regarding your Marketplace product?

Contact your Marketplace seller. Here's how:

After you've made a purchase, simply look up your order using your order number and email address. Once you're on the Order Details page, use the "Contact Seller" button to send a message.