Terms & Conditions
If an order exceeds £250, we may require documentation to show proof of name and address. These can be sent to us by email, fax or post prior to the dispatch of the order. Details of the IP address are noted at point of purchase. Credit Card Fraud is considered a serious offence and legal proceedings will be undertaken if any transaction is deemed fraudulent. iPhone Repairs & Spares LTD reserve the right to decline any order we suspect to be fraudulent. Occasionally the decision will be made not to process an order if further security information has been requested and not obtained. The order will not be processed and any monies will be refunded to the original payment card. The customer will be contacted to be informed of the issue and to attempt re-payment.
Payment Assessment - Verifying
If your order is showing as “Payment Assessment – Verifying” please do not worry. Our merchant provider has been in touch with us in regards to your payment. Because we work closely with our merchant providers to eliminate fraud, we are sometimes asked to hold shipping until the payment has been verified and that a fraudulent transaction has not been made. If you make payment with a card that has been issued outside of the UK, your billing address and or post code are not matched, you have not entered your CCV or security code, your phone number has not been matched with your card this may be flagged as fraudulent. This will cause a delay to your order and your order may not be fulfilled. If you wanted to continue with your order, we will contact you to make payment in another form, either by using a UK registered card or by Bank Transfer.
We offer 6 months warranty from the date you receive your handset. We fully test each handset when we receive stock and also prior to shipping. We include a test checklist with each handset when the handset has passed our testing stage. We urge you to fully test your handset upon receiving and in the instance you may find a fault, you must report this and send back to us within the 6 months warranty period. If a fault is found, we may choose to either replace or repair the handset. Any faults found outside the 6 months period will not be covered either by replacement handset or warranty repair. Any accidental damage caused to your handset including liquid damage will not be covered under warranty and will be subject to additional repair costs or replacement handset charges and return delivery charges. Any device received that has been sent back under warranty repair or replacement and subsequently no fault is found by our repair department, we will charge additional inspection fee’s (£20.00 inc VAT) and will charge for return delivery at £10.00 within the UK, more if being shipped outside the UK. We will also charge a minimum inspection fee of £20.00 inc VAT if a quote for repair work has been given and subsequently declined or if we find a device is Beyond Economical Repair. The inspection fee includes insured return delivery of your device to any UK address. Extra shipping charges will apply if sending your device outside the UK.
Need longer warranty? Why not purchase an extended warranty from us. Please see our extended warraty options.
If you are purchasing a item or handset that is currently listed as "pre-order", you agree and understand that payment will be taken from you and that your order will be processed and shipped normally within 5-10 working days. Pre-order items are normally shipped within 5-10 working days from when we receive your order and payment. During this period your order will remain as "pending" or "processing" status.
We use DPD Courier and Royal Mail Special Delivery as our chosen courier services within the UK, ensuring a fast, fully trackable service. Delivery prices are based on package weight. For all European and International orders, we use DPD which is fully trackable via http://www.dpdlocal.co.uk/content/how-can-we-help/index.jsp. UK orders start from just £2.00 for small, lightweight items to £10.00 for handsets and tablets. Delivery is normally next day if ordered before 12pm GMT but please allow 48 hours for delivery. Delivery to the Channel Islands including Jersey & Guernsey start from just £2.00 to small, lightweight items to £10.00 for handsets & tablets. All European and International orders are £25.00 for the first item and addition costs will be charged based on package weight. Royal Mail International target times: 3 working days to Western Europe, 5 working days to Eastern Europe and 7 working days for the rest of the world. DPD International target times: Next business day delivery during the day to almost all European business centres, end of second business day delivery to most business addresses in the United States and all major business centres in Canada, delivery during the day within two to three business days to countries in Asia. Delivery times are not guaranteed.
Undelivered / Lost Items
If after 10 days (UK) 30 days (Worldwide) from the date your order was dispatched excluding Saturday, Sunday & Bank holidays the item(s) are still undelivered please follow these steps:
1. Contact your local post office. In most cases an attempt will have been made to deliver the item(s). If no one was present to sign for the delivery they will have been returned to the post office / sorting depot where they are stored and eventually returned to us the sender.
2. If the item(s) are not at your local post office / sorting depot please make contact to inform us that the item(s) have not arrived. Please also include your order number and the date that the good(s) were ordered.
On rare occasions products may develop a fault. Our flexible no fuss policy for dealing with faulty goods is intended to ensure you get the fastest resolution possible and minimise the time you are without a working item. We will either choose to repair the product in-house or replace as necessary. Any item returned to us may be charged an additional fee to cover the cost of testing and return if devices are found to be fully working or if the device is found to have been accidentally damaged. Faulty devices must be returned within 14 days of purchase or they will be rejected and returned and will be charged a return fee. If your device becomes faulty after your warranty period has expired, we may offer a discounted repair rate. We will not offer refunds on any items sold that have elapsed the warranty period. It is the buyers responsibility to return the item to us. Postage refunds for items sent back to us that were damaged or faulty within the first 14 days will be issued, up to a maximum value of £10.00, but only after the items have come back to us and at reasonable costs. Please complete a Product Return Application to be issued with an RMA number.
We fully test each battery within the device prior to shipping. We run a full battery test which consists of playing a constant YouTube video with medium backlight settings, Bluetooth on, WiFi on and connected and settings restored to Factory Defaults. We expect a battery to last approx 6-7 hours during tests and we deem this to be a good battery. Times will vary across devices depending on battery capacity. For example an iPhone 5/5C/5S/SE will last 6-7 hours using above testing methods while an iPhone 6/6S may last 7-8 hours as the battery capacity is a little larger. We will only replace a battery if the above times are not being met and within your warranty period only. If you find your battery is not depleting to 0% correctly, your device is shutting off randomly or at a certain percentage, we will replace the battery during your warranty period only. If we receive a device for warranty battery replacement and subsequently find no issues when we complete testing, a charge of £20.00 plus return shipping costs (normally £10.00 within the UK more if being shipped outside the UK) will be applicable prior to sending back to you. If you suspect you may have a battery issue, we urge you to restore your device back to factory settings and test your device again. It is possible an application or background service may be draining your battery more than usual. For further help and tips to increase your battery life, please read our "Getting the most from your battery" guide.
Incorrectly Supplied Devices
If we have supplied you with an incorrect device, please inform us immediately. Please send back the item in the same condition as we sent it to you within 14 days of purchase. We will test the device and if applicable, send you a replacement, stock levels permitting. It is the buyers responsibility to return the item to us.
Under the UK Distance Selling Act of 2000 you, the consumer, have the right to cancel your order within 14 working days after the first day you received your item. The 14 working days begin from the first day after you receive your order. To be entitled to cancel the order the item must be unused and in a re-saleable condition and must be returned at your expense. The cost of any loss of product / parts during transit is your responsibility. All monies entitled to be refunded will be credited once the item(s) has been received by iPhone Repairs & Spares LTD. Refunds are issued by cheque or credited back to your original payment method within 30 days from the date the item(s) are returned. Please enclose your order number, your address and the reason for returning the goods. Please complete a Product Return Application to be issued with an RMA number.
We check each handset that we purchase using the CheckMEND service to ensure any reported lost or stolen handsets are not sold. On the rare occasion a handset should be flagged red by CheckMEND, we offer a 2 year protection policy. We will either replace the handset with a like-for-like device or refund the handset cost at today’s value. We will need the blacklisted handset returned to us before we can start replacement or refund proceedings. You are responsible for the any item being returned to us. You will be responsible for return costs and ensuring adequate packaging and insurance cover.
Refund & Exchange Policy
All warranties are void if the returned merchandise is found to be damaged, scratched, modified or altered in anyway. Refunds will be given at the discretion of the company management. Any non-defective item that has been used, installed or opened by the customer is subject to a restocking fee based on the original purchase price. The restocking fee for used, installed or opened non-defective items will be 15%. If your returned items has sustained any damage cosmetically, we will re-grade your returned item and refund minus our inspection fee £20.00 plus we will deduct the latest price difference for the equivalent graded item.
We will only refund your postage costs up to a maximum of £10.00 if an item is found to be defective and returned to us within the first 14 days after receiving your item. You are responsible for any item being returned to us. Please ensure adequate packaging is used for the return of the item. We recommend that you use Royal Mail 1pm Special Delivery Service as this will insure your gadget up to a value of £500. If a postage refund is applicable, we require proof of postage and cost receipt. This can be sent with the return or scanned and email to firstname.lastname@example.org Any item found to be faulty after the first 14 days and returned to us will not be entitled to a postage refund. You are responsible for the any item being returned to us. You will be responsible for return costs and ensuring adequate packaging and insurance cover if you return any item purchased after the first 14 days.
Collecting from our store
If you choose to collect your order from our store located at The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TZ, please contact us by phone (01634 405 662) or email (email@example.com) and let us know when you intend to collect your order. If we do not here from you within 30 days of you order being submitted, we will automatically cancel your order and you may lose your payments made to us.