How Long Does Amazon Take to Refund My Money?

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Wondering how long does Amazon take to refund my money? Read more below for all the details you need to know after making your request on Amazon below.

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After submitting a refund request on Amazon (see FAQs below for How-To), you’re probably wondering when that money will make its way back into your bank account.

Amazon promises between 3-5 business days. However, you may experience a different time frame depending on your specific circumstances. 

Keep reading for more in depth information on Amazon’s Refund Policy.

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Average Amazon Refund Time

The typical refund time that Amazon promises will be around 3-5 business days for most cases, after you have put in a request. Emphasis on business days – no movement is made on weekends.

Other factors that could affect your wait time may include,

Note: 3rd party sellers have their own refund policies that may also affect your wait time, so, you should ‘contact the seller’ with questions about their refund policy.

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Amazon Time Limit on Refund Requests

Amazon requires refund requests be submitted within 30 days after delivery. After the 30 days has passed it becomes near impossible to get a FULL refund.

Before you put in a refund request, make sure the delivery date falls within this time frame. This will ensure that you receive a full refund.

If this time frame has passed, you may be looking at a partial refund offer. Read more about Partial Refunds below!

Estimated Refund Times Per Method of Payment

How long does Amazon take to refund when different forms of payment have been used? Depending on how you pay for your orders on Amazon, there may be a different wait time for you.

Take a look at the chart below to determine your specific estimated refund time.

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Note: The estimated time will be AFTER you have placed your refund request.

In most cases, you will should expect a 3-5 business day wait time.

Partial Refunds on Amazon

Wanting a refund but, used the item, it has been over 30 days since delivery, or the item came damaged? Is it possible to get a partial refund?

Yes, absolutely!

Here is how much you can expect back:

Note: 3rd party sellers may have their own partial refund policies that differ from this chart. Contact the seller for more information on their partial refund policies.

Does Amazon Give Full Refunds on Returns?


If the item is…

  • In original condition
  • Never arrived to your shipping address
  • Arrived damaged or missing parts

you can request a full refund.

Amazon will respond within 24 hours after the request is submitted.


1. How do I check my refund status on Amazon?

  • Click the profile icon
  • Go to ‘Your Orders’
  • Find the item you submitted a refund request for
  • Click ‘View Return/Refund Status’
  • Observe the status Amazon has given

2. Can I get a refund on Amazon for item not received?


When you place a request, Amazon will require you check a reason why you are putting in the request. You can select ‘Item not received.’

A refund request is not eligible if the product is marked as “expected to be delivered.” You will need to contact the seller to further escalate the issue.

3. How do I request a refund on Amazon?

  • Click the profile icon
  • Go to ‘Your Orders’
  • Select the item you wish to receive a refund for
  • Find the ‘Need help with your item?’ section and click ‘Request Refund’
  • Choose from the list of reasons Amazon gives you

Note: If the package is marked as “delivered,” a refund cannot be made. Contact the seller.


You will likely receive your refund within 3-5 business days, if there are not other factors affecting your refund request.

Lastly, Amazon and their sellers live by their mission statement to keep their customers happy and will work with their buyers until satisfied.

Let us know if you have any further questions in the comments below!

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