Best Buy TV Return Policy: Time Limit, Restrictions, etc

The Best Buy TV return policy allows for returns within 15 days of purchase or delivery. You can still make a return without the receipt, without the original packaging, and without all of the included accessories — though you may receive store credit and/or a reduced refund. For more details of the Best Buy TV return policy, see below.

Best Buy TV Return Policy

Best Buy accepts TV returns within 15 days of purchase or delivery, corporate customer service representatives said. If you are a My Best Buy Elite or Elite Plus member, you are eligible for an extended return period of 30 or 45 days. TV returns fall under Best Buy’s standard Return & Exchange Promise, which applies to new, open-box, refurbished, pre-owned, and clearance items.

To return a TV, head to the customer service area of your nearest Best Buy store. It’s best to bring your invoice or receipt and all original packaging and included accessories. Best Buy will process returns with open boxes, missing packaging, and missing accessories, representatives said. Keep in mind, the cost of any missing accessories may be deducted from your refund.

If you can’t find your receipt, a store associate may be able to look up your purchase using your My Best Buy member information or the credit card you used to make the purchase. If a store associate is unable to find a record of your purchase, a store manager will need to approve a no-receipt return — in which case you will likely be issued store credit.

In most cases, refunds will be issued to the original method of payment. Purchases made with cash may be refunded as a check if your total is more than $800. Similarly, purchases made with a check totaling more than $250 will be refunded by check.

There are no additional restrictions for TVs purchased and returned near a major sporting event, such as the Super Bowl, a corporate customer service representative said. However, Best Buy may deny returns for items that are not in like-new condition or have been damaged by the customer.

You can return a TV purchased on Best Buy’s website in-store or by mail. For details of the by-mail return process, see our article on Best Buy camera returns. (Cameras also fall under Best Buy’s standard return policy.)

In Summary

Best Buy accepts TV returns within 15 days — unless you are a My Best Buy Elite or Elite Plus member, in which case you’ll have 30 or 45 days to make a return. Returns may be accepted without a receipt, without the original packaging, and even without all of the included accessories. Keep in mind, your refund may be reduced and may be issued as store credit.

Want to compare Best Buy’s TV return policy to the policies at Target and Walmart? See our articles for details.

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