During the holidays, any purchase made on or after November 1st 2013 can be returned until January 5th 2014. This extended holiday return policy does not apply to cellular/wireless devices or products that cannot ordinarily be returned. Your original receipt is required for any returns or exchanges. A store credit will be issued for any gift receipt returns. Please ask a Product Specialist for more details.
To ensure quality service, returns and exchanges will not be processed in-store on December 26th (26th & 27th for Quebec, Sudbury, Sault St. Marie, Brandford, and Atlantic stores), or online from December 24th to 27th.
You can return items to any of our retail stores or by mail. Future Shop does not charge re-stocking fees. Just follow the instructions and check the table below to make sure your items are returnable.
For all returns and exchanges, you will need the following:
- The original receipts (invoices) from your purchase – for online orders, please login and get your invoice OR call us at 1-800-663-2275 for a copy.
- Original method of payment (If a gift card was used and was discarded, please proceed to a retail store where the refund will be processed on a new gift card. If PayPal was used, your PayPal account will be credited for the return amount. There are no fees for using PayPal. If your PayPal account is no longer active, please proceed to a store and speak to an associate or call 1-800-663-2275.)
- Original packaging and all items originally included by the manufacturer or Future Shop (including all manuals, accessories and gifts with purchase or other included or bonus items).
- Your name, address, phone number and signature. Valid government-issued photo ID may be requested to confirm this information.
IMPORTANT: In the event that a returned order has items missing, the order may be refused, or the value of the missing materials, including gifts with purchase or other included or bonus items (e.g. a gift card), may be deducted from the total credit amount.
The following table shows which types of products can be returned within specific time frames after purchase. For online purchases, the return period begins on the date the items are delivered.
Returnable within 30-Days of Purchase date
Returnable within 30-Days of Purchase date – only if unopened*
Returnable within 14-Days of Purchase date
Items not listed in other categories or subject to the limitations set out below.
- Apparel, Bedding & Linens*
- Baby & Juvenile Products
- Beauty, Grooming & Personal Products
- Blank Media (Digital Memory, Hard Drives, etc.)
- Child Safety (Gates, Car Seats, etc.)
- Cleaning Supplies & Chemicals
- Computer Components & Upgrades
- Fashion Apparel*
- Fitness Accessories
- Hobby-Grade R/Cs
- Musical Instruments Consumables
- Office Supplies (Paper, Writing Instruments, etc.)
- Office Supply Consumables (Ink, Toner, etc.)
- Pet Supplies
- Photo Film
- Safety Goods
- Software & Entertainment Media
- Wind Instruments such as Harmonicas
- Air Conditioners
- Camera Lens and Flash
- Cell Phones and Wireless Devices** (15 days - see below***)
- Computers, Laptops & Tablets
- Digital Cameras & Camcorders
- DJ & Karaoke Equipment
- Portable DVD Players
- Radar Detectors
- Seasonal Holiday Goods
- Books, Magazines & Copyright Materials
- Food, Vitamins & Supplements
- Pre-Paid Cards
- Digital Downloads
- Intimate Products
- Services, Deliveries & Installations
*Apparel, fashion apparel, linens and bedding must be unused, unworn (if applicable), unlaundered and still have the original tags attached. Furniture must be unassembled and still in the original packaging. Mattresses must be unsoiled, undamaged, and show no signs of use.
**If you are returning an iPhone/iPad/iPod purchased after September 20th, 2013 or that has had the software updated after September 18th, 2013, you will need to turn off the ‘Activation lock’ feature before returning the device. How to disable ‘Activation lock’.
***Future Shop adheres to the CRTC Wireless Code of conduct and the rights of the consumer. Subject to usage restrictions set by the carriers, cell phones may be returned within up to 15 days of the purchase date or up to 30 days after purchase for those who have self-identified themselves as a person with a disability. Wireless Code of Canada: http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/info_sht/t13.htm
In-Store Purchases (incl. Reserve and Pick Up & In-store Web Orders)
To return or exchange an item purchased in store, you can go to any Future Shop retail store. Proceed to the Futureshop.ca counter and present your item(s) along with all the required documentation (listed above). Refunds will be processed with the original method of payment. For purchases made with a credit card, the same card used to make the purchase will be credited with the refund. The credit will be made within 5 to 7 business days of us receiving and verifying the returned merchandise. For purchases made with a gift card, if the original was discarded, a new gift card will be issued for the refund amount.
When you receive your package, we ask that you examine it closely prior to opening the factory sealed product packaging. If you are not satisfied with your order, you may exchange or return your product at any Future Shop retail store in Canada, even if you placed your order using PayPal. For your convenience, we also accept returns by mail for orders that were shipped directly to you. Please contact us at 1-800-663-2275 to request your Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number. It will take approximately 2 business days before an RMA is issued to you. IMPORTANT: Packages returned without an RMA number will be refused. Your RMA number is valid for 14 days.
Shipping and delivery charges are non-refundable; however, we will gladly refund your original shipping and delivery charge if you are returning an item because of an error on our part or we have determined that the product is defective.
Scheduled Delivery Items & Service Plans
For information on how to return large items that required Scheduled Delivery, Performance Service Plans or other special items, please contact us at 1-800-663-2275 or click on the link in your Scheduled Delivery Notification email to correspond directly with our Home Delivery experts if the item will require pickup.
Free gifts, Included or Bonus Items, Bundles, and Fee
All products (both defective and non-defective) must be returned in their original purchase condition, with the original packing material, blank warranty cards, manuals and any other item or accessory provided by the manufacturer. If the purchase included a free gift, or an included or bonus item, to qualify for a refund, the free gift, included or bonus item must also be returned.
If you purchased an item as part of a bundle package, you may return that item separately. However, if you decide to break up that bundle by returning an item, the price of all items in the bundle reverts to what they would be if they were purchased individually. Therefore, you will receive a refund for the returned item that is less than the price you paid for it when you purchased it as part of a bundle.
If you were charged an environmental handling fee with your purchase, the fee will be refunded as well along with the cost of the item(s).
Future Shop Liquidation Store
All sales at Future Shop Liquidation are final. However, defective products may be returned or exchanged to the Liquidation location within 7 days of purchase (14 days for major appliances). Products sold by other Future Shop store locations or futureshop.ca cannot be returned or exchanged at Future Shop Liquidation, and products from Future Shop Liquidation cannot be returned or exchanged at other Future Shop stores or futureshop.ca. To ensure the best experience, we may, at our discretion and expense, require a service technician to service the unit or confirm defects prior to a return or exchange being performed. This service may be performed in your home or workplace for home delivered items. Returns or exchanges must be completed at a Future Shop Liquidation location.
Returns and exchanges of defective products require your name, address, phone number and signature for audit and fraud prevention purposes. A valid photo ID may be requested to confirm this information. Returns with the original receipt will be made to the original method of payment. Store credit will be given for returns with gift receipts.
SodaStream Cylinder Exchanges
SodaStream cylinders cannot be exchanged in-store. To find out how to process an exchange for your empty cylinder(s), visit our How to exchange SodaStream cylinders Help Topic.
Mattresses can only be returned by calling our Customer Service line at 1-866-585-4494 and requesting a pick up. They cannot be returned in-store. The mattress must be wrapped and protected prior to arrival of the driver. When the driver is performing an exchange or return for sanitary reasons, any mattresses being returned may be refused by the delivery team if the unit(s) are deemed to be “infested” or “soiled”, posing a health risk to the delivery team.
Product Category Examples:
Fashion Apparel – Sunglasses, Jewellery (excluding earrings), Watches, etc.
Blank Media – Items such as Digital Memory, USB Flash Drives, RAM, CD’s, DVD’s, etc.
Musical Instruments Consumables – Guitar Strings, Microphones, etc.
Beauty, Grooming & Personal Products – Electric Razors, Skin Care Products, Cosmetics, Press on Nails, etc.
Safety Goods – First Aid Equipment, Ear Plugs, Eye protection, etc.
Software & Entertainment Media – Music, Videos, Video Game Software, Computer Software, etc.
Seasonal Holiday Goods – Christmas Lighting, Halloween Costumes, Easter Decorations, etc.
Pre-Paid Cards – Future Shop and other Gift Cards, Gaming Cards, Loadable Cards, Content Cards, etc.
Intimate Products – Swim Wear, Under Garments, Earrings and other piercing goods, Sexual Health, etc.
Terms and conditions are subject to change without notice.