If you are like any of the millions of people that will be doing some online shopping at Amazon this month and next, the good news for you is that you have a much longer time to return items than normal! This is because the Amazon holiday return policy went into effect for all packages shipped today and onward!
The Amazon Holiday Return Policy Now In Effect
Link: Amazon Return Page
What is the Amazon Holiday Return Policy?
For packages shipped from November 1 to December 31, customers have all the way until January 31, 2019 to return them! This means that packages shipped today would not need to be returned for up to 92 days!
This means that items shipped by Amazon do not need to be returned for quite a while. This is great news for gift-givers who find a great deal and want to wait all the way into December to give it (or, if you are like me and can’t wait, you make up a holiday name for the day you want to give it!). It is also great news for deal hunters. This is because this month is one of the best months of the years for deals from retailers but they do not always come out at the same time. So, you can buy from Amazon as soon as you see a great price and then wait to return it to see what other deals might pop up.
Another important part is that the return policy also includes the price matching. If you find something within the Amazon holiday return timeframe that is cheaper from Amazon after you bought it, you can chat with Amazon to have it matched (edit: some have mentioned that they no longer do this though this did with me last month so you may need to reason with the rep since you could just rebuy and return).
To return an item, it is super simple. Just login to your Amazon account and select the item you want to return from your Orders page. On that page, it tells you when the return window is open until and you are able to initiate the return!