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Refunds & Return Policy

Refunds & Return Policy

We would prefer that your experience with SWD is that you walk away totally satisfied with our products and services.

There may be times when you need to return a product purchased from our headquarters or online store. Our Returns Policy is designed to assist you in returning your product.

We would like to remind you that the benefits given by our Returns Policy are in addition to other rights and remedies you may have under Australian or New Zealand consumer law.

When to return a product

We offer you a replacement, credit or refund where products have a major failure, such as:

  • When they are faulty
  • Wrongly described
  • Different from a sample shown to you; or
  • Do not do what they are supposed to do

Obtaining a Return Number

We require that you obtain a return note number before returning the product. This assists us in tracking the return. In order to get a return number you will need to contact us:

Contact us on 1300 669 122 between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm (AEST) Monday to Friday or

Email us on returns@swd.com.au

In order to issue you with a return number we will require the following information from you:

  • Your invoice number (if you do not have an invoice you will need to provide proof of purchase via a bank statement or similar.)
  • Date of Purchase
  • Ordered from (either a sales person or our online store)
  • Your Name
  • Telephone number
  • Valid Reason for returning the product.
  • Should a refund be approved and the original purchase was made with a credit/debit card, it is required that the refund be processed on the original debit/credit card, for that reason we will require those credit card details.
  • It is required that the product be returned in the same condition as it was purchased (including fitting instructions, accessories and packaging).

Once we have the return document details we can indicate the details the location the stock needs to be returned to.

Please do not send stock with out a return note as it will not be processed and returned back to you marked as sender to pay.

How long do I have to Claim

Consumer guarantees under the Australian Consumer Law and New Zealand Consumer Law are not limited by a defined time period and can vary from product to product depending on factors such as the nature of goods, price and statements made on packaging and product labels.

We will assist you with further information about the warranty period for the product you return.

Please refer to our warranty statement found on our web site

www.swd.com.au/warranty-considerations

Expenses

Any expenses relating to the return of your product to SWD will normally have to be paid by you. And if deemed necessary SWD reserves the right to charge a handling fee of 10%.

Assessing your return

Product Assessment: We may need to conduct an assessment of your product to determine whether a repair, replacement or refund is appropriate. Certain technical products may need to be sent to the manufacturer or an authorised fitment centre for assessment, such as:

  • Catalytic Converters / DPF’s
  • Customer orders – non store stock items

Returning online purchases

In Person: Return online purchases to your closest SWD branch.

By post or courier: Liaise with our Customer Contact Centre on the below contacts:

Phone: 1300 669 122

Email: returns@swd.com.au

Between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm (AEST) Monday to Friday.

Exclusions

In some cases a refund, replacement, or repair may not be offered if you:

  • Modify the product;
  • Misuse the product contrary to user instructions or packaging labels; or
  • Simply change your mind.

Certain products are excluded under our Returns Policy unless they are faulty, these include:

  • Products ordered in at your request

Your rights under the Australian Consumer Law

Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and for compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure.

Your rights under the New Zealand Consumer Law

This Returns Policy is in addition to the conditions and guarantees which are mandatory as implied by the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 (NZ).

For your nearest branch and or an authorized distributor

Contact us on 1300 669 122 between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm (AEST) Monday to Friday.

Dispute Escalation

If you feel that your rights under consumer law or our Returns Policy have not been met, please forward your concerns in writing to:

Dispute Resolution Officer

SWD

122-124 Compton Road

WOODRIDGE QLD 4114