Return Policy

Your Satisfaction is our Number One Goal. At Hinkley’s Lighting, we want you to be 100% satisfied with your purchase, and exactly what you want. We accept returnable products within 30 days of receipt of the product if they are in the original packaging (including all packaging materials and accessories). The items must be suitable for resale. The customer will be refunded (less the shipping costs not included in the initial order and a 25% restocking fee) once we have received the returned item and inspected the item for damage. Items returned will be issued a refund via the same method in which the item was purchased.

Merchandise that has been installed, altered or damaged in any way does not qualify for return or refund.

To return a product, you must request a Returned Goods Authorization (RGA) Number prior to returning the product. Products without a valid RGA number will be refused from the shipper. A Return Goods Authorization may be requested by contacting us at (480) 948-8799. Once we issue a RGA, we must receive the product within 10 days or no refunds will be given.

Merchandise must be returned and shipped at customer’s expense

Note: If your product has arrived damaged or doesn’t work properly, please refer to the “Damaged & Defective Goods Policy” below.

Return Process

  1. Acquire authorization and instructions: To begin the return process, please call online sales at (480) 948-8799 or contact your Hinkley’s professional sales member. In most cases we will email you a Return Goods Authorization (RGA) number to return product along with return instructions.
  2. Shipping product back: Ship the item to the warehouse address listed on the return authorization. Below are the keys to a successful return:
    • Good Packaging: Re-pack products for return in the original box with original packaging material.
    • Use the return label provided or your own label and write the RGA# exactly as instructed by our staff. Do not write on the box to maintain its like-new condition. Improper labeling may result in the denial of return.
    • Ship & Insure: Next, ship the product to the warehouse address provided using a carrier that will provide both a tracking number as well as a signature that the item was confirmed delivered. Please do not ship USPS because they do not provide these guarantees. If we are unable to confirm delivery of your item, this may result in the denial of a refund.
    • Tracking Number: We recommend using a carrier that will provide you with a return tracking number as this will speed up your return process. Retain your tracking number and email it to the issuing store associate so that we can check on the progress of your return. If you have not received credit within 14 days from the date of delivery to the warehouse, please contact our store and provide us with the tracking number so that we can expedite the credit process for you.
    • You will have 7 days in which to return the product from the date that we receive approval from the manufacturer. After 7 days, the Return Authorization will expire and no replacements or refunds will be given. In the event that a return becomes damaged on its way back to the return destination, we will inform you via email or phone that the item was received damaged and hold the product for up to 15 days. It is the customer’s responsibility to file a claim with the shipping carrier and instruct us concerning what to do with the damaged product. If we have not received notification or response from the customer within 14 days, the item will be donated or destroyed.
  1. Refunds: Once the returned item has been received and verified to have all original contents and packaging and confirmed to be free of damage, the refund credit process will begin. Customers will be refunded, less the restocking and freight charges, via the same method in which the item was purchased or via check from Hinkley’s Lighting. Refunds via check are typically issued within 14 business days of final approval.

Items returned without the proper RGA# or sent to the wrong warehouse are subject to an automatic 50% restocking fee or complete forfeiture of your refund. If credit is to be given, it will be by store credit only. Please read your return instructions carefully to avoid delays and unnecessary expenses.

Please do not request a charge back from your credit card company during the return process. Due to the time it takes to resolve charge back disputes, it is usually better to be patient and wait for the return process to run its course. If a charge back has been submitted, we will not be able to credit you for your return until the charge back mediation process has been completed. This process can take up to 180 days.

Items NOT Eligible for Return:

  • Special purchases, including: clearance items, inventory sale items, etc.
  • Any item that has been assembled, installed (including cut or clipped wires), modified or used in any way.
  • Any item that is not in resalable condition.
  • Any item not accompanied by a Return Goods Authorization Number (RGA#) issued by Hinkley’s Lighting. Any item that is not in the original box with sufficient packaging materials.

Warranties

All products sold by Hinkley’s Lighting are covered by the manufacturer’s warranty. If you have purchased a product from Hinkley’s Lighting and find it to be defective, 30 days past the purchase date, contact us at (480) 948-8799 for manufacturer warranty information.