Refunds and Return Policy
1. Application for Returns/Refunds
Subject to the terms and conditions in this Refunds and Return Policy and the Terms of Service, Buyer may apply for return of the purchased items (“Item”) and/or refund prior to the expiry of the STBUYSHOP Guarantee Period as stated in the Terms of Service.
STBUYSHOP Guarantee is a service provided by STBUYSHOP, on User’s request, to assist Users in dealing with certain conflicts which may arise during the course of a transaction. Users may communicate with each other privately to resolve their differences or approach their relevant local authorities to assist them in overcoming any dispute prior, during or after using STBUYSHOP Guarantee.
2. Application for the Return of an Item
Buyer may only apply for the refund and/or return of the Item in the following circumstances:
• The Item has not been received by Buyer;
• The Item was defective and/or damaged on delivery;
• Seller has delivered an Item that does not match the agreed specification (e.g. wrong size, colour, etc.) to Buyer;
• The Item delivered to Buyer is materially different from the description provided by Seller in the listing of the Item; or
• By way of private agreement with Seller and Seller must send his/her confirmation to STBUYSHOP confirming such agreement.
STBUYSHOP will review each Buyer’s application on a case-by-case basis and, in its sole discretion, determine whether Buyer’s application is successful.
In the event where Buyer has commenced legal action against Seller, Buyer may provide the formal notification from the appropriate authority to STBUYSHOP to request STBUYSHOP to continue to hold the purchase monies until a formal determination is available. STBUYSHOP will, at its sole and absolute discretion, determine whether it is necessary to continue to hold such purchase monies.
3. Rights of Seller
When STBUYSHOP receives an application from Buyer for the return of the Item and/or refund, STBUYSHOP will notify Seller in writing. Seller may respond to Buyer’s application according to the steps provided by STBUYSHOP in the written notification. Seller must respond within the time-frame stipulated in the written notification (the “Stipulated Period”). Should STBUYSHOP not hear from Seller within the Stipulated Period, STBUYSHOP will assume that Seller has no response to Buyer’s application and will proceed to assess Buyer’s application without further notice to Seller. STBUYSHOP will review each Seller’s response on a case-by-case basis and, in its sole discretion, determine whether Buyer’s application may be successful against the circumstances stated by Seller.
4. Condition of Returning Item
To enjoy a hassle-free experience when returning the Item, Buyer should ensure that the Item, including any complimentary items such as accessories that come with the Item, must be returned to Seller in the condition received by Buyer on delivery. We will recommend Buyer to take a photo of the Item upon receipt.
5. Liability of Product Return Shipping Fee
i) In the scenario of an unforeseen error from the seller’s end (i.e – damaged, faulty or wrong product delivered to the buyer), the seller will bear buyer’s return shipping fee.
ii) In the scenario of the buyer’s change of mind, buyer shall get seller’s consent prior to the return request and buyer will bear the return shipping fee.
iii) In the scenario where both seller-buyer disputing the party liable for the return shipping fee, STBUYSHOP at its sole discretion will determine the party liable for the return shipping fee.
Buyer will only be refunded after STBUYSHOP has received the confirmation from Seller that Seller has received the returned Item. In the event where STBUYSHOP does not hear from Seller within a specified time, STBUYSHOP will be at liberty to refund the applicable sum to Buyer without further notice to Seller. The refund will be made to Buyer’s credit/debit card or designated bank account, whichever is applicable.
7. Communication Between Buyer and Seller
STBUYSHOP encourages Users to communicate with each other in the event where problem arises in a transaction. As STBUYSHOP is a platform for Users to conduct trading, Buyer should contact Seller directly for any issue relating to the Item purchased.
Last Updated: 1 May 2021