What is a restocking fee? Restocking fees are assessed when specific items are returned and put back into the stores stock for resale. The business may charge a restocking fee by deducting the amount of the fee from your refund. The store’s reasoning? They were unable to sell it during a peek selling time.
Restocking fees are typically charged on specialty items, electronics and hard to find items. While restocking fees are legal there may be restrictions on how much the fee may be (it cannot be exorbitant) and should not be charged if the merchandise you are returning is defective. So ask up front if there will be a fee and how much it will be before you make that purchase.