John, do you know what is Target’s bike return policy? This is one of the questions my readers ask a lot. Well, I´ve got you covered.
Target allows bikes to be returned to them within the first 90 days of purchase. They will accept returns on bikes that are either in new and unused condition or that are defective. Bikes can be returned to a Target store or sent via mail, depending on the circumstances. Target will refund or replace your bike, but they do not offer repairs, which have to be done via the manufacturer.
In the rest of the article, we are going to look at all of these policy points in detail to gather a full understanding of how they work.
How Do You Return a Bike to a Target Store?
If you bought your bike from a Target store, you would need to return it to the store. If you purchased the bike online from the Target website, you may or may not be able to return it to a store.
To find out whether you can return your online order to a store instead of by mail, you will need to check the item’s page on the online store.
Let’s have a look at how long you have, what you will need, and what condition your bike has to be in to return it to Target at one of their stores.
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How Long Do You Have to Return a Bike to a Target Store?
You have 90 days from the date of purchase to return your bike to a target store. The date of purchase will be printed on your receipt, so you can use this as a reference if you have forgotten.
Unfortunately, Target does not accept returns of bikes after the 90 days have passed. This is the same regardless of what the reason of the return may be.
What Do You Need to Return a Bike to a Target Store?
If you are returning your bike to a Target store, you will need a suitable receipt.
The easiest receipt you can use is the original one you got when you purchased the bike, but if you no longer have it, there is another option for you.
If your purchase was logged on your Target account, you can view a digital version of the receipt from the company’s orders page and print a copy at home.
If you are returning your Target bike to a store, you will need to take it with you. Target will rarely refund you or replace the bike without the original one being returned to them.
What Condition Does a Bike Have to be in to Return to a Target Store?
Target will only accept a return for one of their bikes if you return it in a new and unused condition or if the bike was accidentally sold to you with defects.
The 90-day return period does not allow for the returns of bikes that have been used, are otherwise in good working order, but where the buyer has changed their mind.
How Do You Return a Target Bike Via Mail?
If you bought your bike from Target online and received it by delivery, you may or may not be able to return it to a store, but you will always be able to return it via mail.
In the following sections, we are going to look at the process specifically for returning your bike via mail, which differs slightly from the process if you choose to return it to a store.
How Long Do You Have to Return a Target Bike Via Mail?
As with bikes bought from a Target store, bikes bought from the Target website can be returned in 90 days.
This continues to be 90 days from the date of purchase, not 90 days from the date that the bike was delivered to your home.
What Do You Need to Return a Target Bike Via Mail?
To return a bike bought online from Target, the only thing you will need is the bike itself, the original packaging, and any accessories that came with the original order.
Because your order will be logged in your account, you do not have to provide any further proof of purchase like a receipt, for example.
Logging in to your Target account will be considered suitable proof of purchase.
What Condition Does a Bike Have to be in to Return to Target Via Mail?
Bikes that are returned to Target via mail need to be either defective or in new and unused condition. This is the same as with bikes that are returned to the store.
The difference when you return a bike via mail is that you will have to disassemble it first. Target will not accept a fully assembled bike being returned in the post, even if it meets the other criteria.
What Is the Process for Returning a Target Bike Via Mail?
You will need to begin the process by going to either your Orders page on the Target website or the Purchases page within your Target app.
From there, you will find options to either return the item or to “fix an issue.” Select whichever one is appropriate for your situation.
From this point, the website and the app will find out what you need to do with your item by asking you to follow a few prompts, and then they will give you this information.
Target will provide you with a mailing label that you can use to send your bike back to them. This mailing label is already paid for, so you will not have to pay to ship your return.
Deliver the packaged item with the mailing label that Target has provided attached to it at your local UPS site.
What Does the Target Bike Return Policy Cover?
The Target bike return policy covers your bike for replacement or refund.
Replacements are offered for packages that have arrived with missing items or bikes that are completely or partially defective.
If you simply want to return your bike and it is still in a new and unused condition, you can return it for a full refund instead.
This option is always available as long as you meet all of the other criteria of the return policy that we have discussed here.
Does the Target Bike Return Policy Cover Repairs?
Target’s return policy for bikes does not cover repairs. If you want to enquire about repairing your bike, either within or outside of the 90 days from purchase, you will need to discuss this with the manufacturer of your bike.
If you are not sure how to get in contact with the manufacturer or who the manufacturer is, you can contact Target’s Guest Relations department to get this information. They can be reached at 1-800-440-0680.
Although 90 days may not seem like a long period to return an item, Target only accepts returns on bikes that have not been used by anyone or that arrived with defects, so this time period makes sense.
As we have learned, the rest of the process is quite easy, with very little being required of you.
If you have lost your original receipt, you may be able to get one printed, and if you are mailing it back, Target will even pay for your shipping.