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Can you return Kindle books?

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The answer to, ‘Can you return Kindle books?’ is yes, technically. However, conditions are applied, and whether you can or cannot perform this action varies based on several factors.

The important thing to know is that you can return a book you accidentally bought that is poorly edited and formatted within 7 days of purchase.

Amazon’s return policy

You can return a Kindle book within 7 days of purchase. The money will be refunded to the payment source within 3 to 5 business days.

Here’s the catch. Amazon retains the right to refuse a refund or may pay a partial refund if the book has been partially or completely read. They can deny the return if they suspect a user misuses their policy by returning multiple books.

Also read: How to remove books from Kindle?

How to return a Kindle book?

Step 1: Go to the Amazon website and log into your account.

Step 2: Click Returns & Orders in the top right corner.

Step 3: Scroll down to the Kindle book you want to return under the Orders section. If the book is eligible for return you will see a Return for Refund option. Tap it.

Step 4: Select the reason for return under the Choose a response drop-down and click the Submit button.

As per Amazon’s return policy, you should receive the refund in the account from which the transaction was made within 3 to 5 business days.

If you don’t see the Return for Refund option for a particular book, it could be that the book is not eligible for a refund, the 7-day return window has passed, or you have recently made a few returns already.

How to return a Kindle Unlimited book?

Kindle Unlimited is a subscription service for borrowing eBooks, magazines, audiobooks and comics. You can return them after reading or listening to them and borrow anew.

Once you are done reading a book or any other digital material, here is how you can return it:

Step 1: Go to the Amazon website and log in to your Account.

Step 2: Hover over Account & Lists and select Content & Devices.

Step 3: Click on Books under the Content section.

Step 4: Go to the book you want to return and tap the Return this book button placed against it.

Step 5: In the dialogue box that appears, tap Return this book after carefully reading the box’s content.

Also read: How to turn off Kindle?

Vanashree Chowdhury

Vanashree Chowdhury

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