Easy, Transparent Returns 💚

⚠️ Consumable Items (e.g. Batteries): ⚠️
While the vast majority of items follow the returns guidelines below, some items such as batteries have different policies due to their consumable status. To see the consumable item policies, please click here.
These policies do not affect your statutory rights.

Unwanted / Change of Mind Returns

All Information in this column is important, please read it thoroughly!

  • Change of mind returns are returns for items which do not have a fault and are simply no longer required or wanted.
  • The item must have been received by the customer less than 30 days ago.
  • The item must be in resaleable as-new condition.
  • All contents and packaging must be present and in resalable, as-new condition, with exceptions for;
    • The outermost sticker seal and/or clear wrap can be removed or cut open.
  • See the “Return Shipping Costs” section below for more info.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not use the product’s own packaging as the only protection for your return parcel. As items need to be returned in resaleable condition, additional tape or labels applied to the product packaging may invalidate the return.

Please ensure your item adheres to the conditions above before proceeding.

To return your item, complete and include the form (linked below) in your return parcel, and if you’re a UK customer you can use the pre-paid label to send the item back to us with Royal Mail. If you are an international customer or wish to use your own service, you can use the address written below.

Please ensure you include your order number and contact information in your parcel

Change of Mind Return Form Pre-Paid Label (UK ONLY)

RETURN ADDRESS ONLY:
Unmanned Tech
Unit 19-20 Broughton Grounds Lane
Newport Pagnell
MK16 0HZ

Please note only staff and couriers have access. There is no physical store at the address above, it is for returns only.

Change of Mind returns will be accepted as long as they adhere to the conditions above. Once accepted, you will be issued with a full refund for the item. Shipping fees are not refunded, and if you used our pre-paid label, £4.50 will be deducted from any refund due to cover the cost of the label.

Change of mind returns will only be rejected if they do not adhere to the conditions above. If your return is rejected, you will be required to pay the return shipping fee before we can send the item back, to cover costs. You can request proof of the reason for our rejection if you are concerned that we have made an error.

If the return fees are unpaid 90 days after our initial rejection of the return, and no dispute is opened with our support team, we will re-list the item on our site to cover fees due and the case will be considered closed. The item will be irrecoverable at this point.

Faulty Item Returns

⚠️ Do not remove any wiring, solder or modification before our support team can inspect it!*

Click here to learn why

*Doing so will void warranty and may prevent replacement, refund or repair of the item under these terms.

All Information in this column is important, please read it thoroughly!

  • Faulty returns are for items which have a fault (a manufacturer defect, or an issue as a result of our handling or listing of the product).
  • Faulty returns can be requested for up to 6 months after you receive the item(s).
  • For items which have been soldered, wired, modified or used in any way, we require clear images of the item clearly showing the solder (& wiring) / modification / condition of the item before we can accept a return.
  • If we receive a faulty return which has been soldered / modified and have not had an opportunity to inspect the solder, wiring and/or modification, it will automatically be rejected as it is no longer possible to verify the fault.
  • Items which do not require modification for their intended use, which have been modified, will not be accepted.
  • Issues caused by misuse, incorrect configuration, physical damage (after receipt of the item), or user error are not considered faults and cannot be returned under this policy.
  • See the “Return Shipping Costs” section below for more info.

Troubleshooting

  • For items which require configuration, setup or wiring prior to use, we strongly recommend running through troubleshooting steps with our support team prior to initiating a return to rule out causes which are not covered by the policy. We may be able to offer a solution without requiring a return.
  • If you wish to return without troubleshooting, we may still require images of the item.

Please ensure that your item adheres to the conditions above before proceeding.

We strongly recommend reaching out to our support team if you suspect a fault with your item. If you have soldered or modified your item already, then you will need to contact support before initiating a return as it will otherwise be rejected which will result in shipping fees needing to be paid. You can contact support below;

Contact Support

Skip Troubleshooting ⚠️
(Not recommended)

If you have not soldered or modified your item, and you do not wish to attempt troubleshooting (NOT RECOMMENDED), complete and include the form (linked below) in your return parcel, and if you’re a UK customer you can use the pre-paid label to send the item back to us with Royal Mail. If you are an international customer or wish to use your own service, you can use the address written below.

Please note if you do not perform any troubleshooting, or if you have modified or soldered your item and you do not first contact support, you are at a higher risk of having your return rejected which will result in shipping fees needing to be paid.

Faulty Item Return Form Pre-Paid Label (UK ONLY)

RETURN ADDRESS ONLY:
Unmanned Tech
Unit 19-20 Broughton Grounds Lane
Newport Pagnell
MK16 0HZ

Please note only staff and couriers have access. There is no physical store at the address above, it is for returns only.

Faulty items are inspected once received, to verify the fault. Once the fault is verified, the options available to you will depend on the time the item was in your possession, before you first reported the issue (starting from the point you received the item).

Under 30 Days

Items which are under 30 days old will be eligible for refund or replacement, stock allowing. You can choose which you would prefer.

>30 days, Under 6 Months

Items which are over 30 days old and under 6 months old will be eligible for repair or replacement, at our discretion. You may be offered a partial refund as an alternative depending on the time the item was in your possession for if these options are not applicable to your item (e.g. it is no longer made).

Faulty returns are inspected by our team once received, to verify the fault. They will only be rejected if the fault with the item cannot be verified or if the issue is due to user error, for example, physical damage or an incorrect setup or installation of the item.

At our discretion, we may offer a paid for repair of the item (💷see our hourly rate here). If the fix is simple (e.g. a simple setting needs changing or similar), we may repair the item with no labour cost. We will not begin a paid repair without your explicit consent.

You will be required to pay the return shipping fee (+£4.50 if our pre-paid return label was used) before we can send the item back to you, to cover our costs.

If the fees remain unpaid and no dispute is opened with our support team for 90 days after the initial request is made, we may repair and re-list the item on our site to reclaim our costs and the case will be considered closed. The item will be irrecoverable at this point.

🚚 Return Shipping Costs
UK Customers

For the majority of UK customers, we are able to provide a pre-paid returns label with Royal Mail for your use to send the item back to our returns address.

For Faulty returns

Once the fault has been verified, the cost of the pre-paid returns label is nothing – it’s free!

For Change of Mind returns

If our pre-paid label was used, £4.50 will be deducted from any refund due to cover the cost of the label. For low value returns, we recommend using your own alternative shipping to avoid negating the refund.

✈️ Return Shipping Costs
International Customers

You will need to use your own shipping service to return any item to us.

For faulty returns

We will refund up to £7 of the shipping cost once provided with a receipt or suitable proof of purchase for the shipping method, only once the fault is verified by our inspection.

For change of mind returns

No shipping refund can be provided.

🕙 Return Timeframes

Return Shipping

If you used our pre-paid return shipping label, your return will usually be with us 2-3 working days after the date you sent your return. However, please be aware this is subject to delays from the courier (Royal Mail) and that we have no control over this shipping time.

If you used your own service, the time for your return to reach us will depend on the service you chose.

Return Processing

We aim to process returns as soon as possible once they are received, typically within a few working days. However, we apply an absolute limit of 14 days after the date it is received for busy periods. Exceptions may apply such as;

  • We are awaiting an email reply from yourself
  • We have reached out to you and have agreed to arrange a resolution which will overrun this timeframe
  • Other exceptional circumstances occur.

To avoid confusion or unnecessary delays, we must ask customers to reach out to us only if the 14 day limit has been exceeded, at which point we will launch an investigation to locate your return, resolve any issues preventing processing, and ensure it is processed as a priority.

Consumable Items Returns Policies

Consumable items are handled differently to most other items as they degrade with time, storage, maintenance and/or use.
Examples of consumable items include batteries, conformal coating, or lubricants (amongst other items).

Change of Mind Returns
(Consumable Items)

  • Consumable items can be returned as a change of mind return within 30 days of the receipt of the item.
  • Consumable items will only be accepted for return if they are entirely as-new and unused – the packaging cannot be opened. This is to prevent used consumable items being returned to us as they cannot be resold.

Change of Mind returns will be accepted as long as they adhere to the conditions above. Once accepted, you will be issued with a full refund for the item. Shipping fees are not refunded, and if you used our pre-paid label, the cost be deducted from any refund due to cover the cost of the label (see cost here).

Change of mind returns will only be rejected if they do not adhere to the conditions above. If your return is rejected, you will be required to pay the return shipping fee before we can send the item back, to cover costs. You can request proof of the reason for our rejection if you are concerned that we have made an error.

If the return fees are unpaid 60 days after our initial rejection of the return, and no dispute is opened with our support team, we will re-list the item on our site to cover fees due and the case will be considered closed. The item will be irrecoverable at this point.

Faulty Item Returns
(Consumable Items)

  • Faults with consumable items must be reported within 7 days of receipt of the item, otherwise they will be rejected as the items inherently degrade.

Faulty items are inspected once received, to verify the fault. Once the fault is verified, the options available to you will depend on the time the item was in your possession for before you first reported the issue (starting from the point you received the item).

Under 30 Days

Items which are under 30 days old will be eligible for refund or replacement, stock allowing. You can choose which you would prefer.

>30 days, Under 6 Months

Items which are over 30 days old and under 6 months old will be eligible for repair or replacement, at our discretion. You may be offered a partial refund as an alternative depending on the time the item was in your possession for if these options are not applicable to your item (e.g. it is no longer made).

Faulty returns are inspected by our team once received, to verify the fault. They will only be rejected if the fault with the item cannot be verified or if the issue is due to user error, for example, physical damage or an incorrect setup or installation of the item.

At our discretion, we may offer a paid repair of the item charged at £29.99/hr. If the fix is simple (e.g. a simple setting needs changing or similar), we may repair the item with no labour cost. We will not begin a paid repair without your explicit consent.

You will be required to pay the return shipping fee (+£4 if our pre-paid return label was used) before we can send the item back to you, to cover our costs.

If the fees remain unpaid and no dispute is opened with our support team for 90 days after the initial request is made, we may repair and re-list the item on our site to reclaim our costs and the case will be considered closed. The item will be irrecoverable at this point.

Return Postage
(Batteries)

We are unable to provide pre-paid returns labels for loose batteries as Royal Mail do not accept them. If your battery is contained within an item which it is intended to power, Royal Mail can accept that item for return as long as they are made aware that the item contains a battery.

If you need to return loose batteries, you will need to use your own shipping service such as UPS;

Create a UPS Label

Images of Wiring, Soldering, Etc.

Why do you need these images?


Boards which have been wired, soldered, had connectors installed, or have been “electrically modified’ in any way are no longer considered to be in the same condition in which they arrived.

However, we believe it would be entirely unfair to reject a return on the grounds that “it’s been modified” if modification is inherently required to use the board or item as intended. Because of this, we instead request images of the electrical modification(s).

This allows both us and the manufacturer of the item, whom we often rely on to facilitate various returns / warranty processes, to verify that the board was installed and “modified” correctly, to a suitable standard, and as intended. 

That way, we are able to rule out certain external factors as being the cause of the issue, and instead return the focus back to the board or item itself, allowing us to proceed with a warranty or returns claim despite the “modification” of the item.

 

What happens if you don’t get these images?

As we require these images to be able to rule out “electrical modification” as the cause of any issues, the absence of these images prevents us from being able to do so. At this point, it is unfortunately very likely that the claim will be rejected on the grounds that the item was modified and no longer in the same condition it was supplied, without any chance for us or the manufacturer to inspect the modification. Essentially, it would be treated the same as any other modified item.

 

What if I’ve already removed my wiring, soldering, etc.?

If the you’ve removed your wiring or soldering before taking clear images of it, we unfortunately will be unable to proceed with a claim unless a manufacturer agrees to do so. We would recommend reaching out to the manufacturer of your item directly. If the manufacturer agrees to proceed with a replacement, you can then choose to proceed with the manufacturer’s resolution directly, or you can contact us at this point to inform us of the situation, and we may be able to facilitate the repair/replacement/refund to save you time (waiting for shipping from the manufacturer, for example).