Returns Policy

1. Introduction

  1. This Policy forms part of the Customer Terms and Conditions, and so words defined in the Terms and Conditions have the same meaning in this Policy, unless the context indicates otherwise. Nothing in this Policy is intended to limit your statutory rights in any way.
  2. You may return any product that you bought from the Website or iStore if:
    1. you've changed your mind;
    2. you purchased the wrong item;
    3. the iStore product is an unwanted gift;
    4. the iStore products has a technical fault; or
    5. you have concerns about the quality of the product (the “Returned Product”).

2. Products that you purchased incorrectly or that are unwanted

  1. This Policy forms part of the Customer Terms and Conditions, and so words defined in the Terms and Conditions have the same meaning in this Policy, unless the context indicates otherwise. Nothing in this Policy is intended to limit your statutory rights in any way.
  2. You can return an unwanted product to iStore, provided:
    1. it is unopened, undamaged and unused, with the original labels and stickers still attached;
    2. save in relation to second-hand products sold at iStore iStore Pre-owned store (the “iStore Pre-owned store”), the Returned Product is in the original packaging, which must be undamaged and in its original condition with all seals still intact (if applicable);
    3. it is not missing any accessories or parts; and
    4. You return the product to the Store together with the invoice you received from the Store or you log a return on the Website within 30 days of delivery to you or collection by you of the unwanted product. You can only return a product within 30 days of delivery if it is defective.
  3. Once we have inspected the Returned Product and validated your return form, we will credit your account with the purchase price of the product within 10-14 working days of the return being received at our warehouse or service centre.
  4. You may also elect to exchange a Returned Product for another product (the “Exchange Product”) that is of the same value as the Returned Product. If the price of the Returned Product is less than that of the Exchange product, you will be liable to pay the cash difference between the two products. And if the price of the Returned Product is more than that of the Exchange product, iStore may give you an iStore voucher equal to the value of the difference between the two product prices.
  5. If the packaging is in any way opened, damaged or tampered with, iStore will charge you a handling fee of up to 20% (twenty percent) of the total purchase price of the Returned Product.
  6. If you have entered into a contract with a mobile cellular operator, returning a product bought from iStore will not cancel your contract with the mobile cellular operator. You will continue to be responsible for that contract and for any charges and fees that are associated with that contract.
  7. Unsealed software products, software subscriptions, electronic software downloads and electronic voucher downloads, gift cards, Microsoft cards and iTunes Cards and in-ear products may not be returned to iStore or iStore Pre-owned store and are not eligible for refunds.
  8. Due to hygienic reasons we cannot refund or exchange in ear AirPods/earpods (except on manufacturing faults/faulty products).
  9. All Returned Products are subject to inspection by the iStore prior to a refund or an exchange.
  10. Any products purchased from the iStore Pre-owned store using a debit card will not be eligible for a refund but may be exchanged for another product.
  11. If you want iStore to collect the Returned Product from you, please make sure to fill in the returns form on the Website, iStore may charge a fee of R100 to facilitate the collection on the Returned Product. This is applicable to purchases made online.
  12. Products will not be refunded or exchanged due to incompatibility. Please check compatibility information before placing an order.
  13. Software products cannot be exchanged or refunded.
  14. A 20% handling fee will be charged on opened / used purchases. A courier collection fee of R100.00 may be charged on refunds and exchanges. iStore will process the refund within 10-14 working days after you cancel your agreement with iStore or iStore receives the returned product.

3. Products damaged on delivery

  1. Should a product be damaged or missing any parts or accessories at the time of delivery, please notify iStore within 30 days of such delivery.
  2. Once we have inspected the product and validated your return, we will at your choice repair or replace the product as soon as possible or credit your account with the purchase price of the product.

4. Faulty Products

  1. All iStore products are covered by a manufacturer's warranty. If your product is faulty you must follow the process set out in the manufacturer's warranty as indicated to you by the iStore.
  2. Please note that any manufacturer's warranty is subject to whatever terms and conditions the manufacturer may impose. These are usually stated in a brochure or leaflet inside or on the product packaging. It is your responsibility to make yourself aware of any such terms and conditions.
  3. For the avoidance of doubt, the manufacturer's warranty is provided by the manufacturer and not iStore. Any queries with regards to the warranty should be addressed with the manufacturer and iStore can only facilitate the communication between you and the manufacturer.

5. Refunds

  1. Refunds will be done electronically via electronic funds transfer (EFT) to a bank account nominated by you. In certain circumstances where possible, iStore may effect a credit card transaction reversal.
  2. Refunds may take between 10-14 working days to process.
  3. If a purchase is made via Gift Card (either in full or partial payment) the refund for that transaction will have to be made in the form of s gift card. We cannot give cash refunds for purchases that are made with gift cards.
  4. In order to process EFT refunds we will require a copy of the customers ID copy as well as a proof of payment.
  5. iStore will not be liable for any bank charges, taxes, interest and/or any other fees that may be levied against you for the refund.

6. General

    To process a return, refund or exchange please send an email to with your request and we will advise of the steps that you will need to follow.