VapeLoft Return Policy
The dreaded return policy… This is the awkward conversation that no vape shop wants to have with their customers. But it’ll be way more awkward if we gloss over this part—don’t you think?
Look, we want you to be happy, satisfied, and cigarette free. And if you know us, you’ll know that we’ll do just about everything in our power to make sure of that.
But at the end of the day, we’re limited by the policies of our suppliers and manufacturers. And unless we want to go out of business, our own policies have to reflect these limitations.
So please read our return policy carefully.
Our general warranty comes into effect the moment you purchase something from us, and remains in effect for 30 calendar days from purchase.
Please inspect your items carefully before you leave the store, as wear and tear, scuffs, and scratches will automatically void your warranty.
What is NOT covered:
- Consumable items (e-liquid, tanks, coils, batteries, accessories, and parts)
- Damaged devices (improper usage, water damage, drops, abuse, wear and tear)
- Cosmetic issues
- Tank leaks, dry hits, or shorted coils
- Units functioning up to spec (i.e. you changed your mind)
- Modified products
- Software issues
- Using improper or damaged battery in device
- Clearance items
What IS covered:
- DOA devices (not turning on or functioning)
- Screen malfunctions
- Chip issues (auto-firing, not recognizing any atomizers, “low battery” on a fully charged battery)
- Manufacturing defects
- Internal battery defects (if applicable)
All of this comes down to your device being defective. Basically, if you received a lemon, we’ll have no issues switching it out for you.
But if your device has any visible damage or signs of improper usage, we won’t be able to offer a replacement. This is because none of our suppliers will accept returns on visibly damaged or misused items.
So to avoid potential issues, please inspect your device and test it as soon as you purchase it.
Determining warranty coverage
In order to determine whether or not your device is covered by our warranty, we’ll have to work through a comprehensive troubleshooting process.
We have two big reasons for doing this.
Firstly, most warranty claims are not actually defective units. They’re usually fairly simple issues that can be resolved with the guidance of our vape experts.
Secondly, in order for returns to be processed with our suppliers and manufacturers, we have to meet some very strict conditions.
- Was the device working out of the box?
- When did the problem first arise?
- Can the problem be replicated?
- Is the exterior damaged, scuffed, scratched, or bent?
- Is the battery door in good condition?
- Are the battery terminals damaged or shifted?
- Are the 510 pin, seal, and threading damaged?
- Are there signs of water damage?
- Are there signs of fire damage?
- Does the issue persist with different tanks?
- Does the issue persist with different batteries?
- Are the device settings correct?
- Can the issue be resolved with a firmware update/downgrade?
If you are visiting one of our stores, keep in mind that this process may take up to 30 minutes. So please plan your visit accordingly.
If you are submitting a return online, this process may take up to 7 business days.
If your item is covered under our warranty, you are eligible to exchange it for a sealed item of the same SKU (if the item is in-stock), a SKU of equal value, or store credit.
Items still sealed in the original manufacturer’s packaging can be returned for store credit within 30 days of purchase.
Receipt must be present to process returns.
Product serial number must match to the serial number on the receipt.
Please note that returns are subject to a 10% re-stocking fee, deductible from your store credit.
Final Sale Products
Because a large percentage of vaping products are consumable/cannot be officially refurbished, their manufacturers do not accept returns. So vape store policies have to reflect this as well. As such, the following products are final sale:
- Drip tips
- Rebuildable products
Free Repairs with VapeLoft Care
If your item is not covered by our general warranty (i.e. due to physical damage or improper use), you are still eligible to submit your device to our free repair service within 30 days of purchase.
Please note, that we cannot make any guarantees with VapeLoft Care repairs. While most issues (including wiring issues) can be successfully addressed, damaged chips or 510 assemblies may not be fixable.
Also note, depending on the workload our hardware specialists, your repair ticket may take up to 15 business days to resolve.
If you are eligible for VapeLoft Care, you will have the option of borrowing a loaner device for up to 15 business days or until your repair ticket is resolved.
While this service is free of charge, we require a refundable deposit for 50% of the value of the device.
We conduct inspections on all loaner units prior to loaning them out. This involves taking photos of the physical condition of the device, and testing it with several sets of batteries and tanks.
Your deposit will be refunded completely upon returning the loaner unit, granted it has not been damaged, and is returned to us in working condition.
All products sold on vapeloft.com are intended for adults. A signature and proof of age (19+) will be required upon receipt of your package.
If your signature and proof of age are not collected during delivery, your package will be sent back to our warehouse and you will not be eligible for refund. So unless you are of age, please do not order any products from our website.
Your account will be verified after one successful delivery with proof of age and a signature. Please note, we cannot verify your account if your provided ID does not match your Billing Name.
Use our return form here. Be as detailed as possible when describing your issue. Our hardware experts will get back to you within 48 hours of your request with further instructions. Do not send any packages prior to receiving a return confirmation, as they will be shipped back to you at your own cost.
Bring the device to the store with all packaging and contents (including warranty card, charger, additional accessories, etc.). Please note that our hardware experts will have to inspect the product to determine eligibility. If your product is eligible for a return, you will receive a replacement unit or a full refund in the form of Store Credits. If the product is not eligible, we’ll still attempt to fix your issue for free.