This returns policy forms part of our standard terms and conditions of use.
Most items purchased on www.youressentials.co.za can be returned to us for a full refund. Non-returnable items are clearly shown as “Non Returnable” on the “Delivery” page displayed during the checkout process. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are unsure if an item is returnable.
We will not be able to accept the return of an item under our general returns policy in the following situations:
If we receive a returned item later than three weeks after the date of dispatch
if the item is not in mint condition
if it is a non-returnable item
if the seal on a game, computer, electronic, baby, toys, health or beauty item is broken
All GAMES, COMPUTERS, ELECTRONICS, BABY, TOYS, HEALTH and BEAUTY items need to be returned unopened/sealed.
Section 44 of the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act may apply to your order. Section 44 is only applicable if you are a natural person – in other words, a human being. You must also be the end user of the goods or service. If you qualify as a consumer under the ECT Act, you may be entitled to cancel some electronic transactions within seven days, without reason or penalty.
You must return any goods in new condition with all packaging and materials. We will refund the purchase price of the goods (minus the direct costs of returning the goods) within 30 days of the date of cancellation.
The original delivery charge will not be refunded and the cost for returning the parcel is at your expense. Please include your order or invoice number in the box of the return so that your refund can be processed.
The following goods cannot be returned in terms of the ECT Act:
Unsealed video games, software or other audio or video recordings,
Books, magazines or other periodicals, and
Items we have specially sourced for you
Section 56 of the Consumer Protection Act may also apply to your order. Section 56 will only apply if:
you are a natural person – in other words, a human being, or
a juristic person (like a company, trust or closed corporation) with an annual turnover of less than R2million.
If you qualify as a consumer in terms of the CPA then all of our goods sold to you are sold with an implied warranty of quality against any defects for six months of normal household or business use, from the time we supplied the goods.
Defective goods are those that had a defect or were unsafe when we supplied them. A defect usually means that the goods were manufactured using materials, components or workmanship below an acceptable standard. You must prove that goods are defective.
We will replace, repair, or refund the price of any defective goods that you return to us during the six-month statutory warranty.
We will refund the reasonable postal and insurance costs of returning defective goods. We may inspect the goods to confirm that they are defective before we do so.
Our customer services department may tell you that they do not believe you have a claim, for example because the warranty period of the goods has expired. In this case we may refuse to replace goods, or refuse to pay a refund.
Deliver the defective physical goods under warranty to us or post them by normal prepaid registered post, insured against loss, damage and theft. The street and postal addresses for all returns are the same as for our customer services department, details of which are below.
Once we have received the package, we will notify you that we have received the physical goods. Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure that the package is delivered to Loot within the returns window provided and at the correct address.
If you claim that our goods are defective, our technicians will examine the goods for defects. In the case of physical goods, our technicians will examine the actual goods. They will report to us whether the goods were defective, were misused or are of good quality. If our technician reports that the goods were misused, were of good quality, were not provided to you for a specific purpose or were suitable for that purpose, then we will not replace or refund the goods.
If you choose for us to replace or repair the goods, we will contact you as soon as reasonably possible to organise the necessary steps to repair or replace the goods.
If you choose for us to make a refund, we will contact you and arrange payment of the refunded amount into a bank account of your choice within 30 days of cancellation.
If we do not accept that we supplied defective or unsuitable goods, and our customer services department has not been able to help, any customer may still take the matter up with the consumer goods and services ombuds http://www.cgso.org.za/ or other dispute resolution body, or take legal action. The dispute resolution procedures under the CPA do not necessarily apply to all transactions with us. This policy does not exclude any other rights customers may have.
We aim for complete customer satisfaction. We respect our customers’ rights and always try to comply with best practice and all relevant laws. If you are not satisfied with any of our goods, or have any questions, please contact our customer services department and have your invoice ready. We will try our best to solve your problem.
We will either replace the item or refund you for any item that you receive that does not match the description advertised on the website. We will usually need you to return the item to us at no additional cost to yourself.
Please contact us at email@example.com within 24 hours where the item is not what you ordered.
Warranty support – computers and electronics
All COMPUTERS and ELECTRONICS products sold on youressentials.co.za (excluding Gaming Consoles) carry their full manufacturer’s warranty as stipulated by the official South African distributor, unless otherwise specified. Such warranty is usually, but not limited to, 12 months and if not stipulated on the Loot.co.za website can be requested by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Items under warranty are sent to the relevant supplier or official service centre for repair or replacement. Such Manufacturer Guarantee is restricted to the costs of repair or replacement of faulty goods or refund of the purchase price at the sole discretion of Loot.co.za and its suppliers after investigation and/or testing of goods. Defective software may only be exchanged for the identical item.
All Hardware Manufacturer Guarantees are immediately null and void if equipment has been tampered with, warranty stickers have been removed, seals on equipment have been broken by anyone other than the manufacturer’s representative or if the goods have been operated outside the manufacturer’s specifications.