Returns & Cancellation Policy
See below for information on:
- Cancelling an order that has not yet been dispatched
- Returning an item that has been purchased in store or has been dispatched, whether for change of mind or faulty/incorrect/damaged
- Cancelling a lay-by
- Gift vouchers are not able to be returned or refunded for any reason
Can I cancel an order prior to it being dispatched?
Unless we inform you that the order cannot be cancelled this should be possible. Please notify us as soon as you can that you wish to cancel an order. A full refund will be made to your payment method, unless payment was made using Afterpay, Zip Pay, or PayPal. In this case the refund will be the original purchase amount less 10% for orders paid by Afterpay and Zip Pay, and less 5% for orders paid by Paypal. UPDATED 15/5: if your order is paid by Paypal and is a total of $149.99 and under we will refund in full. Anything $150 and over will be less Paypal fees which are not reimbursed. For Afterpay and Zippay, cancellation of orders for any amount will be refunded less their fee, which is around 7%. This is for any value order. You have the option to request a full credit on your Discrepancy Records account rather than a refund. This credit can be used on any future purchases.
When an order is for a special order item this is not able to be cancelled. If you decide not to complete payment on the order once the item has been received by us, then any deposit made by you is non-refundable. (A special order is something that is arranged via email with us, and we will have advised in writing when quoting that the order is unable to be cancelled by you for any reason.)
Can I return an item once it has been bought or disptached?
Please note; we will not accept returns that have been opened (where sealed) and used, unless faulty, or returns that are received damaged. All requests for return for faulty items, items not matching their description, or change of mind items must be notified within 30 days of receipt. Given the well known issues with Crosley players and other briefcase style players we will not accept returns due to skipping or any other fault if this is your player, other than if you have received the incorrect item, or are missing a component. Our packaging must be used when returning items to us to avoid any damage in the mail (unless the packaging was damaged in the first instance). If you do not have our original mailing box we can provide one at cost for any change of mind return.
When you change your mind:
- You can return your item within 30 days of receipt for refund or exchange so long as it is in saleable condition with original proof of purchase.
- By saleable condition we mean that the item is as received, still sealed (where supplied sealed), has not been used, and is undamaged.
- Any refund will be provided using your original payment method. Where original payment was made using Afterpay, Zip Pay, or PayPal the refund will be the original purchase amount (minus any express post costs chosen by you or other shipping fees) less fees charged by Afterpay and Zip Pay for orders paid by Afterpay and Zip Pay (aroudn 7%), and where an order is $150 or over any refund will be less fees charged by Paypal.
- If you cannot provide proof of purchase we will not be able to provide you with a refund or exchange.
- All change of mind returns are subject to a $15 or 10% of order value (whichever is greater) restocking charge
- No returns will be accepted for change of mind on Scratch and Dent and clearance items.
- No returns will be accepted for any advertised download codes not being included, or not working. These may expire or not be valid for use in this region. Please contact the record label in this instance.
- As of 28 October 2019 we no longer provide a free returns label for change of mind returns. You must contact us in advance to obtain approval for CoM returns and once approved returns will be at your own cost.
Where the item is faulty or does not match description:
- You must notify us of faulty items or where an item does not match its description within 30 days of purchase date.
- We reserve the right to replace an item and not refund.
- If we do offer a replacement due to a fault, this will be for the equivalent item/condition, if we have no equivalent then we will offer a credit or a refund. eg. if purchase was for an item advertised with a dinged sleeve, then we will only offer a replacement of an item with a similar condition sleeve.
- We reserve the right not to offer an exchange voucher, refund or repair where the item fault is a result of misuse or neglect.
- We will provide you with a reply-paid label for return of items which do not match their description or are faulty
- All items which are returned faulty will be checked on our instore equipment. If we are not able to reproduce the fault we reserve the right to return the item to you or refund you, will reserve the right not to supply a replacement to you. PLEASE NOTE: some record players will not play some records, we recommend that you use a record player that can be adjusted if needed (including tone arm weight, anti-skate, tone arm height, etc). If your player is not able to be adjusted in this way we reserve the right not to send a replacement, but will refund you. Given the well known issues with Crosley players and other briefcase style players we will not accept returns due to skipping or any other fault if this is your player, other than if you have received the incorrect item, or are missing a component.
- We will fully refund your payment method for any no fault return once the return has been completed. A refund will be applied within 14 working days of receipt of your return.
When you have received a damaged item:
While we do try to ensure that LPs are sent out without dings or creases, on the odd occasion we may miss something. In that instance we ask that you notify us by email within 30 days of purchase date, including images of the damage. Where the packaging has also been damaged please include images of that also.
The availability of the record you have received, as well as the level of damage incurred, will determine exactly what we are able to offer you. We will need to have the record back to either replace or refund, and would send you a reply paid label so that you could do this.
Please note that we do not accept returns for damaged items where this is indicated in the listing ie. if it is a scratch and dent title, if the condition field states any damage, or if any damage is noted in the description or tracklist fields. Please ensure you read the listing carefully to understand what you are purchasing.
How do I return an item?
Please use the "contact us" form in the first instance to advise us of a request to return an item. We will get back to you to confirm the returns procedure. For faulty items we will provide you with a reply paid label for the return of your order at no cost to you. Change of mind returns must be returned at your cost. Our packaging must be used when returning items to us to avoid any damage in the mail (unless the packaging was damaged in the first instance). If you do not have our original mailing box we can provide one at cost for any change of mind return.
Gift vouchers are not able to be returned or refunded for any reason.
Cancelling a lay-by
Where we have agreed to hold items for you and have taken a deposit from you for this purpose and you wish to cancel your lay-by a total of $35 or 10% of order value (whichever is greater) will be retained by us. Where payment has been made by direct deposit, any refund will be credited to your Discrepancy Records account.
Where installments are not paid in the agreed time frame by you, and/or or the lay-by not completed in the agreed time frame by you, your lay-by will be cancelled and a total of $35 or 10% of order value (whichever is greater) will be retained by us. Where payment has been made by direct deposit, any refund will be credited to your Discrepancy Records account.
Should you need longer to make your payments than initially thought please get in touch with us so that we can work out an agreed payment plan with you.