Return Policy for Dell Laptop

Return Policy for Dell Laptop


  • You may return your new or refurbished system up to 21 days from the date of invoice
  • It is important that you return everything on your order, and that it is in its original packaging.
  • We will credit your account for the price of the system (minus initial shipping and handling and applicable restocking fees).

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Dell’s Return Policy

4 Easy Steps to Arrange for a System Return

  1. Click here to fill out the Return Request form.
  2. Work with your Customer Care Representative to resolve your issue. If necessary, the Customer Care Representative will set up a Credit Return Authorization, and instruct you on carrier pick-up specifics.
  3. Repack system with all of its original packaging, and arrange to have it shipped back to Dell (Note: Dell recommends that you insure your shipment).
  4. Once your system has been received back to Dell, you will receive credit on the full system price (excluding shipping & handling and applicable restocking fees) on your next billing cycle.2 The customer is responsible for the cost of shipping the system back to Dell.



U.S. Return Policy

Dell values its relationship with you, and offers you the option to return most products you purchase directly from Dell.  For all purchases not made directly from Dell, please check the return policy of the location from which you purchased your product.

30-Day Return Period for Certain Products and Accessories: Unless you have a separate agreement with Dell, or except as provided below, all hardware, accessories, peripherals, parts may be returned within 30 days from the date on the packing slip or invoice for a credit or a refund of the purchase price paid, less shipping and handling, and any applicable restocking fees (as further described below). Any product returned to Dell without prior authorization from Dell will be considered an unauthorized return, and you will not receive credit for the product and Dell will not ship the product back to you.

Exceptions to Dell’s 30-Day Return Period:

  • Software may not be returned at any time, unless the software being returned is:
    1. Application software or operating systems installed by Dell on a returnable system which is being returned within the applicable return period; or
    2. Media-based software that is unopened and still in its sealed package or, if delivered electronically, software that you have not accepted by clicking “I agree to these Terms and Conditions.”


  • Licenses purchased under any type of volume license agreement may be returned only with the express approval of the publisher, which in many circumstances will not be granted.
  • Non-Dell branded mobile phone offers fulfilled by third-party partners are subject to partner return policies, which may have shorter return periods.

Restocking Fees: Unless the product is defective or the return is a direct result of a Dell error, Dell may charge a restocking fee of up to 15% of the purchase price paid, plus any applicable sales tax.

Promotional Items: If you return a purchased item that qualified you for a discount, promotional item or promotional card (for example, buy a service, get a computer half off; buy a computer, get a free printer; buy a TV, get a promotional gift card) and either (i) do not also return the discounted or promotional item or (ii) have already redeemed the promotional card, Dell may deduct the value of the discount, promotional item or redeemed card from any refund you receive for the return of the purchased item.

How to Return a Product: Before returning a product, you MUST first contact Dell customer service and obtain a Credit Return Authorization (CRA) number before the end of the applicable return period. Dell will not accept returns without a CRA number. To find the appropriate phone number or to send an email to customer service to request a CRA number, go to or see the “Contacting Dell” or “Getting Help” section of your customer documentation. To initiate a return online, please click here. NOTE: You must ship the product to Dell within 5 days of the date that Dell issues the Credit Return Authorization number and

  • Ship back all products you are seeking to return to Dell and for which you received a CRA number. For partial returns, your credit may be less than the invoice or individual component price due to bundled or promotional pricing or any unadvertised discounts or concessions.
  • Return the products in their original packaging, in as-new condition, along with any media, documentation and any other items that were included in your original shipment.
  • Ship the products at your expense, and insure the shipment or accept the risk of loss or damage during shipment.

Upon receipt of your return, Dell will issue a credit or a refund of the purchase price paid, less shipping and handling, and any applicable restocking fees subject to this policy.

Note: Before you return the product to Dell, make sure to back up any data on the hard drive(s) and on any other storage device in the product. Remove any and all confidential, proprietary and personal information as well as removable media such as flash drives, CDs and PC Cards. Dell is not responsible for any confidential, proprietary or personal information; lost or corrupted data; or damaged or lost removable media that may be included with your return.

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