Home 'n Gifts Return Policy
AUTHORIZATION FOR RETURN OR REPLACEMENT To obtain Home 'n Gifts authorization to return an item for credit or replacement, simply call or
e-mail Customer Service within 30 days of purchase. The Customer Service phone number is (843)345-5569. If you notify us by e-mail, please let us know the reason you are making the return, and whether you would like a replacement or refund. Non-defective merchandise returns will incur a 20% restocking fee, and shipping costs are non-refundable. Items or orders returned without return authorization will not receive credit or replacement and will be shipped back to you at your expense.
Non-defective merchandise must meet the following conditions to qualify for return acceptance.
a. Merchandise must be in its original minimum inner pack quantity, as shipped by Home 'n Gifts. Broken quantity inner packs are not returnable.
b. Sample items are not returnable.
c. Merchandise, merchandise packaging, and inner pack must bear no markings or be otherwise defaced or damaged.
Returns which do not meet the conditions described in this return policy will be returned and shipping cost of return will be charged.
ITEMS WITH GUARANTEES OR WARRANTIES
If a purchased item includes a product guarantee or warranty, follow the instructions on the guarantee or warranty for repair or replacement.
ITEMS DAMAGED DURING SHIPMENT
All merchandise damaged during shipment is covered by the shipper. If you receive merchandise damaged during shipping, please contact our Customer Service department within 30 days of the date of shipment of your order, and your claim will be processed immediately. NOTE: Established procedures by UPS, U.S. Parcel Post, and trucking lines, must be complied with or they may deny your claim.
Q: I received a package. Upon examination I found a broken ceramic vase. Should I place a claim with the carrier or return it to Home 'n Gifts?
A: Please contact Customer Service by
e-mail or phone (843)345-5569.
Q: What procedure do I follow if I place a claim for a lost shipment and it arrives soon after?
A: Please notify Home 'n Gifts immediately so we can close our files without continuing unnecessary expenses for Home 'n Gifts and the carrier.
Q: My order has been lost. I need it now. Can't you just send a duplicate?
A: UPS, Parcel Post, and trucking firms will not accept any responsibility for hardships caused by lost shipments. We regret that we cannot assist you in this manner. We suggest you place and pay for a duplicate order. When the carrier validates your claim, we will credit your account or send a refund check at your request.
Q: I received a watch that doesn't work. I bought it 3 weeks ago and didn't realize it didn't work properly until I sold it to a customer. What's the procedure on this?
A: Any watch received in a defective condition that doesn't show signs of wear, which is returned to Home 'n Gifts within 45 days of purchase date in its original display box, can be returned to Home 'n Gifts for credit or replacement. A Return Authorization Form must be used as no merchandise can be returned to Home 'n Gifts without prior consent from Home 'n Gifts.
Q: My customer wore the defective watch and it does show signs of wear. Won't you repair it?
A: Yes. Any defective watch purchased from Home 'n Gifts that shows signs of wear will be repaired free of charge, providing it was purchased within the previous 45 days. Proof of date and purchase (your invoice) must be included, as well as a note saying the watch is defective, with a brief explanation if necessary. Send to:
1434 Crossbill Trail
Goose Creek, SC 29445.
Q: What if the watch was purchased longer than 45 days previously?
A: Any watch purchased more than 45 days previously which has not been worn, must be accompanied by the service fee and the Guarantee Certificate which is included with each watch. Send to:
1434 Crossbill Trail
Goose Creek, SC 29445.
Q: If a 14K gold item is $39.95 or less, is it covered by the costume jewelry guarantee?
A: No. All 14K gold jewelry is covered by the 14K gold warranty regardless of cost.
Q: Your costume jewelry guarantee is really great! This guarantee offers replacement regardless of reason for only a small service fee. Do you have a similar guarantee for the 14K gold jewelry?
A: Home 'n Gifts offers a separate warranty for 14K and 10K gold jewelry. Gold and gems are by far the biggest cost factor in 14K/10K gold jewelry compared to labor for costume jewelry.
The only feasible guarantee we can offer for 14K/10K gold jewelry is to guarantee that it's exactly as described. Money will be refunded if the 14K/10K gold jewelry is returned in perfect resalable condition, exactly as received and unused, within 10 days of receipt. There is no restocking fee when 14K/10k gold jewelry is returned under the conditions of the guarantee.
Note: All Home 'n Gifts jewelry and watches come with guarantees and warranties.
WHAT IF I HAVE A CLAIM? Home 'n Gifts makes a supreme effort to see that your orders are shipped correctly and that they reach you safely. Every order shipped from Home 'n Gifts is double-checked for accuracy. If a member places a claim for a shortage on an order, we take special care that it will not happen again. The member's file is flagged. Each order placed by a flagged account must be double-checked by a supervisor before it is packed and shipped. Home 'n Gifts quality control procedure is one of the most stringent in the industry. In addition to retaining overseas inspectors, each shipment is spot-checked on arrival. If excessive defects or a problem is found, the entire shipment is individually inspected and imperfects removed. Items are again randomly inspected on the order filling line.
Home 'n Gifts seeks the best value which takes into account price as well as quality. We believe we offer the best quality for the lowest possible price. However, quality is subjective and viewed differently by each person. What appears to be a flaw to one person may be viewed as a natural mark of beauty to another. From time to time, claims may also arise because spot-checking cannot assure that 100% of flawed merchandise is removed.
Home 'n Gifts uses styrofoam pellets as cushioning material when packing your order. These pellets are much more costly than shredded newsprint which is commonly used. The pellets do not compact, and therefore offer more protection. They are much lighter than shredded paper thereby saving you shipping costs. To recycle the pellets, call (800) 828-2214.
Despite all of these precautions, claims do arise. Home 'n Gifts adjustment and return policy is truly very simple. We want to protect you and make you feel comfortable — and make certain you get what you pay for. We have established some requirements to make our policies and programs workable.
Claims will fall under the following categories: (1) Lost order, (2) Damaged merchandise, (3) Shortage on order, (4) Defective merchandise, (5) Wrong item sent, (6) Manufacturer's Guarantee defect.
LOST ORDERS It doesn't happen often, but carriers such as UPS, truck lines and Parcel Post do lose orders. If you have placed an order and have not received it in a reasonable period, do the following:
Phone Home 'n Gifts at (843)345-5569. Ask for the Customer Service Department. Please have the following information ready:
Home 'n Gifts will check our computer to find the date your order was shipped and the carrier used. Home 'n Gifts will initiate a tracer with the carrier. Normally a response is received within 10 working days after the tracer is initiated. Most carriers require a 10-day waiting period before they will accept a tracer request. The U.S. Postal Service requires a 30-day waiting period from date of shipment before they will accept a tracer. (90 days outside continental U.S.) Home 'n Gifts will notify you when we receive the result of the tracer. Results of a tracer are generally one of the following: . The Carrier is unable to prove delivery. Therefore, credit has been issued to your account, or we have reshipped your merchandise as you requested.
- Your name as it appears on your Home 'n Gifts purchasing license.
- Your Home 'n Gifts order number.
- A copy of the order submitted to Home 'n Gifts and date mailed.
- Approximate dollar amount remitted and how the order was paid. Personal check? Charge card? Money order?
- Your latest Home 'n Gifts statement, if it shows the order in question.
- If a partial order was delivered and the invoice is included in one of the delivered cartons, please have this invoice available and a list of the missing items. Advise the Adjustment Department of the number of cartons received.
- The Carrier will submit a photocopy of a delivery receipt which will be forwarded to you. It will show the order was delivered in full, and the signature of the person who received the order and the date it was delivered.
- If, after receiving the photocopy, you find the signature is not yours, a neighbor's or a member of your family's return the photocopy to Home 'n Gifts Adjustments Department together with a denial of signature letter. We'll then file a denial of signature claim with the carrier. This will require an additional 7 to 10 working days. We'll notify you of the results.
- The Carrier may have returned the order to Home 'n Gifts for the following reasons:
DAMAGED MERCHANDISE Inspect each box for signs of damage such as crushed, torn, open, unseamed tape, etc. If you do find outward damage, sign the receipt with the words "Exception – Damage." For United Parcel Service deliveries, contact Home 'n Gifts Customer Support Department and give the order number or the shipment involved. Explain the damage involved, number of cartons received and whether you desire a replacement or credit to your account. This information will prepare us for a claim report from the carrier.
- UPS made three attempts at delivery to you and no one was home.
- Your delivery address is a Post Office Box. UPS does not deliver to a Post Office Box. They notify you, but if no response is made within seven days, the package is returned to Home 'n Gifts.
- You have moved and your order was sent to your former address. The package may have been retained by someone who signed for the package at your old address, or the shipment was returned to Home 'n Gifts.
Hidden Damage by carrier: If you should receive a shipment delivered by carrier that shows no visible damage, but upon inspection you discover damage due to evident rough handling, call Home 'n Gifts within 30 days of invoice date and report the damage. Home 'n Gifts will issue credit or replacement at your request.
Shortages If you receive an order from Home 'n Gifts and find it has not been filled completely:
Check your invoice. If the item was out of stock, it was not charged to your account. If the item does not appear on your invoice, be sure to advise the Customer Support Department representative when you call or write. Thoroughly check the cartons and packing. Small items may be under the packing material. Upon receipt, check the condition of the cartons. If there is a shortage due to tampering, a claim must be placed with the carrier. Follow the same procedure as if there is damage. If there is no tampering and an actual shortage exists, contact Home 'n Gifts Customer Support department. We'll need to know the invoice number, number of cartons received, the missing item number, and whether you prefer credit or a replacement. Home 'n Gifts will investigate the shortage. When the item is confirmed as not shipped, it will be shipped or credit will be issued to your account, whichever you prefer. If reweighing your shipment or other checking procedures indicates all items were shipped, we will advise you.
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