Returns Policy

This returns policy is applicable to all purchases made from School Depot directly or online at www.schooldepot.co.nz

Buy with confidence with School Depot's no hassles returns policy. If you order the wrong product by mistake, or the product you received was faulty either on arrival or during the warranty period, School Depot makes it easy to return your product for repair, replacement or refund depending on the scenario.

Changing your mind / purchasing the wrong product by mistake

If you change your mind after making a purchase, or realise you have purchased the incorrect item, you can enjoy the peace of mind that we offer a 14 day exchange policy (excludes special order items). If there is not a suitable product that can be exchanged for your returned item you will be offered a credit on your account or gift card based on the value paid at the time of purchase. Please note, items purchased on finance cannot be exchanged for a gift card. To exchange a product, goods must be sealed / unopened, with packaging in original condition, and we will need to be notified within 14 days of purchase / delivery. Special order items are excluded and cannot be returned / exchanged if you change your mind/purchase the wrong product by mistake.

Please email info@schooldepot.co.nz with details of fault and order number.

Incorrectly supplied products

If you have been accidentally supplied the wrong product, School Depot will supply the correct product (where it is available) or issue a credit / refund. In these circumstances, if the Consumer Guarantees Act applies to the purchase, we will meet our obligations under that Act. Otherwise, if the Consumer Guarantees Act does not apply: to supply the correct product the incorrect product will first need to be returned to us, we will need to be notified within 7 days of purchase / delivery, the incorrect product supplied must be in resalable/unused condition.

Products Damaged in Transit

If your product has been damaged during transit to your delivery address we will replace your product (if it is available) or issue a credit / refund, this is subject to condition the courier company acknowledges and accepts responsibility of the same. In these circumstances, if the Consumer Guarantees Act applies to the purchase, we will meet our obligations under that Act. Otherwise, if the Consumer Guarantees Act does not apply, unless we agree otherwise, you must notify us within 24 hours of delivery in order to be eligible for a replacement, credit or refund.

Products that are faulty upon arrival / first use or otherwise

If the product you received is faulty upon arrival or where the Consumer Guarantees Act applies, the products do not comply with the guarantees under that Act, we will either repair or replace your product, or issue a credit / refund. Without limiting any rights you have under the Consumer Guarantees Act, in order to repair, replace or issue a credit / refund for your faulty product, it will need to be returned to us so we can test and confirm that it is faulty. If the Consumer Guarantees Act applies, we will meet our obligations under that Act, Otherwise, if the Consumer Guarantees Act does not apply, all returns of this nature must be made within 14 days of purchase / delivery.

Express warranty - Products that are faulty within the warranty period

Without limiting any rights you have under the Consumer Guarantees Act, if your product is faulty or has stopped working as intended and is still within the warranty period specified when you purchased your product, School Depot will repair or replace your product or issue a credit / refund where a suitable replacement is not available. In order to repair, replace or issue a credit / refund for your faulty product, it will need to be returned to us so we can test and confirm that it is faulty. Returns of this nature can be made any time within the warranty period and it is your responsibility to cover any costs of returning the product to us (NB there is no specific warranty period under the Consumer Guarantees Act).

Testing fees and return freight

If you return a product to us that is not faulty, you may be liable for a testing fee and freight charges to return the product to you.

Restocking fees

In some special circumstances including when products are sold to wholesale customers, we may agree (at our discretion) to accept a return of a product that is not faulty. In these situations there will be a handling fee equal to at least 20% of the purchased price. Delivery, service and assembly fees are not refunded at all. Without limiting any rights you have under the Consumer Guarantees Act: faulty goods will be subject to the normal return procedures for the specific brand being returned. Freight charges will not be credited.

If you purchased online, we will arrange for collection of your incorrectly supplied/damaged goods. This will be at our cost where such charges are our responsibility under the Consumer Guarantees Act, otherwise, you will be liable for all delivery and insurance charges incurred in respect of returned goods.