This policy sets out the circumstances in which goods supplied by Bing Lee Electrics Pty Limited ("Bing Lee") to a customer ("you") will be accepted for return.
AUSTRALIAN CONSUMER LAW
Bing Lee's goods and services come with consumer guarantees under the Australian Consumer Law ("ACL") which cannot be excluded.
This policy is in addition to any rights you have at law including under the ACL which is Schedule 2 of the Competition and Consumer Act, 2010 ("Act").
NO CHANGE OF MIND RETURNS
Please choose carefully as Bing Lee does not accept return of goods because you change your mind or make a wrong decision about Bing Lee's goods or services.
ASSESSMENT OF GOODS FOR RETURN
Bing Lee reserves the right to assess the eligibility of goods for return (including the condition and age of the goods) BEFORE accepting them as returned. All goods which a customer wants assessed for return must be:
1. accompanied by proof of purchase from Bing Lee either by providing a receipt or other proof of transaction; and
2. unmarked and complete with instruction books and accessories such as remotes, controllers, power cords, batteries, battery chargers, connectivity cables and any other out of box accessories supplied as part of the purchase.
Please note that it may be necessary for the manufacturer of the goods to inspect the goods in order to assess eligibility for return. Bing Lee will endeavour to procure such assessment within a reasonable time.
While goods are being assessed, Bing Lee will not be deemed to have accepted the goods for return.
WHEN GOODS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR RETURN
Bing Lee will accept goods for return only after assessment as set out above, where the goods:
1. fail to meet a consumer guarantee under the ACL; or
2. are subject to any express warranty given by:
(a) Bing Lee; or
(b) the manufacturer of the goods;
and the goods are returned in accordance with the terms of that warranty.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN GOODS ARE ACCEPTED FOR RETURN?
Subject to any obligation of Bing Lee at law to the contrary, when Bing Lee accepts goods for return:
1. for a failure to comply with a consumer guarantee which is not a "major failure", Bing Lee may either:
(a) have the goods repaired or provide an identical replacement ; or
(b) provide a refund of the amount paid for the goods;
within a reasonable time.
2. for a failure to comply with a consumer guarantee which cannot be remedied or a "major failure" (as defined in the ACL), you may either:
(a) reject the goods and choose a refund or identical replacement or one of the same type and similar value (if reasonably available);
(b) keep the goods and get compensation for any drop in value of the goods caused by the failure; or
(c) agree with Bing Lee to a repair of the goods; and
3. under express warranty, Bing Lee may either repair or replace the goods or offer a refund in accordance with the express warranty.
A "major failure" is defined in the ACL and broadly is one where a reasonable consumer would not have acquired the goods had the consumer been fully aware of the failure, the goods are unsafe, substantially unfit for purpose or departed significantly from the demonstration model or sample. In this regard you should refer to the ACL.
If you reject goods purchased from Bing Lee in accordance with the ACL, you must return the goods to Bing Lee. If the goods cannot be returned without significant cost to you as prescribed under the ACL, you may ask Bing Lee to collect the goods.
If goods are accepted for repair, Bing Lee will undertake such repairs within a reasonable time. All repairs will be undertaken as prescribed under the ACL.If you are entitled to a refund under the ACL, your refund will be issued by credit card, cheque, EFT or PayPal depending on your original payment method for the goods.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER YOUR GOODS HAVE BEEN REPAIRED?
After your goods have been repaired or replacement goods become available, as the case may be, Bing Lee will contact you to make arrangements for delivery of your goods. Bing Lee will only pay for delivery of the goods if they were repaired or replaced because of a major failure or if Bing Lee is required by law to meet the delivery cost.
GOODS NOT ACCEPTED FOR RETURN
Subject to any obligation at law to the contrary, including under the Act, certain goods will not be accepted for return because of their nature, including the following:
1. hygiene and personal care products;
2. gift cards and recharge cards;
3. photo processing and imaging products;
4. unsealed printer cartridges;
5.unsealed computer software;
6. pre-paid mobile phones;
7. goods supplied directly from Supplier (e.g. Miele and Asko); and
8. special orders.
PRESCRIBED INFORMATION REGARDING REPAIR OF GOODS
Goods returned for repair which are capable of retaining "user-generated data" as defined under the Act, may as a result of the repair, be subject to loss of data.
Goods presented for repair may be replaced by refurbished goods of the same type rather than being repaired. Refurbished parts may be used to repair goods.
ONLINE SALE RETURNS
If you purchased goods online via Bing Lee's website and you would like to return them, you should first contact our Customer Services Department on 1300 980 399 who will give you a Tracking Number ("TN") and indicate where the goods should be sent for assessment of eligibility for return.
If you reside within NSW or the ACT, you may return the goods to a Bing Lee store of your choice provided you first contact the Customer Services Department to obtain a TN.
The process for return of goods purchased from Bing Lee online is set out in this Returns Policy with the additional requirement that you need to first obtain a TN to identify your goods.
STATUTORY RIGHTS NOT AFFECTED
This Returns Policy will not affect your statutory rights including those under the ACL. To the extent of any inconsistency between this policy and your statutory rights, your statutory rights will take precedence.
If you have a question in relation to this Returns Policy or believe that Bing Lee or any of our staff have not observed your rights under the ACL, please do not hesitate to contact Bing Lee by writing to:
Bing Lee Electrics Pty Limited
Level 1, 702 Woodville Road
Old Guildford NSW 2161