Refund and Returns Policy - TRRC Pre-Owned

Refund and Returns Policy

Cooling Off Period Courier:

  • You are entitled to a 7-day cooling-off period. If you decide to return a non-defective product, you may do so for a refund/ exchange or credit.
  • The product must be returned at the customer’s expense, in its original sales condition. Please do not remove the product from its original packaging and/ or use the product.
  • In the case of a device that takes a SIM card, inserting the SIM card and logging onto a cellular network is deemed to be usage.
  • In the case of a WiFi-enabled product, connecting to a WiFi network is deemed to be usage.
  • Remember the manufacturer may hold you liable for any damage caused to the product while it is in your possession.
  • We reserve the right to refuse a return or an exchange if products are not returned in their original, saleable condition.
  • Handset in the original undamaged box (including inner trays)
  • Any promotional attachments received with the purchase
  • Any shipping fees will not be refunded and return shipping will be at the customer’s expense.

Products returned that have been willfully or negligently damaged, scratched, neglected, modified or repaired will be sent back to the customer at their expense.

If a product is eligible for a refund but has not been returned in original condition (eg: damaged box, missing accessories or manuals), the refund will be processed, less fair depreciation in order to recoup any losses. This will be decided solely by The Real Repair Company (TRRC). The deprecated value will be decided subject to the extent of any damage found, the cost of any missing parts and market-related factors.

Store Collections:

  • If you elect to collect from any TRRC or Cellucity Store the returns policy is governed by standard retail sales conditions of the store and the cooling-off period no longer applies.
  • Customers are responsible to check their purchase before leaving the store to confirm it is suitable and the order is correct.
  • If a customer is unhappy with the product supplied, they should not accept possession and can request an exchange, credit or refund.

Incorrect Delivery:

  • If the incorrect product was delivered to you (i.e. it is not the product you purchased) please do not remove it from its original packaging, open or use the product in any way.
  • If the packaging has been opened, damaged and not returned in saleable condition, we reserve the right to reject the return.
  • Please make contact with us as soon as possible so we can arrange collection (free of charge) and have the correct product delivered to you as soon as possible.
  • Any incorrect delivery remains the property of TRRC unless agreed to by both parties and specified in writing.

Defective Products:

  • If the product is defective/ faulty or unsuitable for which it was indicated in the product description (or otherwise generally intended) the item will be collected and sent to the relevant manufacturer to verify the fault. This may take between 7 – 21 working days (not including courier time).
  • If the device has been found defective within 6 months (excluding any software-related issues) you will be entitled to have the unit repaired free of charge, replaced or to be refunded provided it is within its warranty period.
  • If the product is found not to be defective (or if fault is caused by means other than the terms of warranty set out by the manufacturer), you will NOT be entitled to any refund, or free replacement or repair, and you will be liable for the costs incurred for having such a product collected from and returned back to you.
  • Products returned for refund need to be returned with full packaging, all supplied accessories and in original sales condition. Missing boxes, insert trays, accessories, scratches, dents, liquid damage, third-party repairs or any modification will void any refund claim.

Possibility of lenience:

  • If you return an allegedly defective product you purchased from TRRC and following inspection thereof the manufacturer cannot verify with certainty that the product is, in fact, defective, TRRC in its sole discretion, may never the less decide to give you a partial refund on that purchase.


  • If an exchange has been approved, TRRC will endeavour to replace a product with the same colour as originally purchased; if this colour is not available it will be exchanged with the same model in an available colour. If a device or variation has been discontinued, it will be exchanged for an equivalent product to the value of no more than the original purchase price or a voucher to the original value.


  • All products must be returned in the original packaging, in original sales condition and with all original accessories.
  • The product will be assessed by an authorized repair centre before any refund will be processed. This can take between 7 – 21 working days excluding courier times.

Exceptions/ exclusions to the General Rules:

  • If the product was ordered on a “special offer” and such product is no longer being offered at the special price, should you elect to have the product repaired or replaced, you acknowledge and accept that we may only be able to repair, not replace the same.
  • Previously owned devices have passed manufacturer testing.
  • Please make yourself aware of the warranty period of any pre-owned, demo or CPO device. All previously owned devices only carry a 7-day return/ refund warranty unless an alternative period has been specified in the product listing.

Certain products may come with a supplier’s warranty in excess of a 6-month warranty. Any warranty over and above the standard 6-month warranty will be repaired/ exchanged as per the manufacturer’s instruction and not at the discretion of TRRC.

TRRC will facilitate the repair process for all products under any extended warranty but does not cover the shipping costs involved.

Goods Damaged in Transit:

All products should reach you in perfect condition, but if a parcel arrived partly or completely damaged you should refuse delivery and write the issues directly onto the delivery form in the presence of the courier company.

  • If no issue is raised at the point of delivery, and the product is accepted, the parcel will be considered as delivered in good condition and no subsequent complaints will be accepted by TRRC.
  • Please be aware, comments such as “subject to unpacking/ inspection” or “Damaged Box” have no legal standing, please refuse the product on delivery.
  • If you have refused the delivery, please get hold of us as soon as possible so we can have your goods sent to you in good condition. If possible send up pictures of the damage so we can raise it with the courier company.

Cost of Returns:

The cost of returning any product to TRRC is the responsibility of the customer. All returns must be accompanied by the purchase confirmation or receipt, a full description of the problem, your requested outcome and full contact details. TRRC takes no responsibility for products while in transit. Customers are responsible for packaging their products appropriately for shipping.

Customers are welcome to deliver their product to any TRRC or Cellucity branch, with the details above, and clear instructions to send to TRRC online department. Please inform us of the drop-off so we can track the return. This may add an extra few days to any assessment time.

Return Address:

Att: The Real Repair Company – Online Department

212 Buitengracht Street

Bo Kaap

Cape Town


[email protected]

Shipping Policy:

Customers purchasing from (TRRC) have an option of a click-and-collect service or domestic delivery service. We do not offer international shipping.

Orders are only processed within 1 working day. No deliveries or store collections will be arranged over the weekends and public holidays. Please be advised, certain products have an additional shipment lead time which is clearly reflected at the time of purchase.

Click and Collect:

There is no charge for our Click and Collect service. Where possible, any order placed before 14:00 on weekdays will be arranged for collection on the same day.

Due to varying branch stock levels, this may not always be possible. In this case, we will source and send your purchase to your preferred store for collection within 2 – 3 working days. In this case, we will keep you informed of any progress and confirm when your item is ready for collection.

National Delivery:

TRRC offers delivery throughout South Africa. We offer free domestic shipping for any order greater than R450 in Gauteng, Western Cape, Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal only. Our preferred delivery partners include, but are not limited to RAM, MDS Collivery, The Courier Guy and Internet Express. In provinces where we don’t have a retail presence, shipping charges may be applicable. For Cape Town clients, our local network of drivers services the Northern Suburbs, Southern Suburbs, Cape Town CBD and Foreshore.

All orders are processed within 1 working day of receipt. Where possible, orders placed before 13:00 on weekdays will be dispatched on the same day. Delivery times are estimates and we offer no guarantee against any delay.

If we are experiencing a high order volume, shipments may be delayed. If there is any significant delay in the shipment of your order, we will contact you via email or telephone.

Shipping Exceptions:
  • Oversize Products:

Products over 2Kgs or larger than will fit in a standard shipment bag may be subject to an R199 oversize shipping charge.




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