For more information:
For whatever reason, if you're not sure about the order within the 30 days of the delivery, you can request to return your order for a refund.
For context: Our general approach is to suggest to offer customer support where possible as a first response (assist so you could get up and running on your laptop). During the 2020/21 pandemic period, customer return accounted for a low single digit % of the orders. Return is rare at CruiseTech - it's there if that's what you need. The most frequent reason for return was "change of mind", "needing some support" (be it software or hardware). We're here to assist. For support: you can get contact with us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org; by telephone (01782976280) or by our Live Chat during the office hour - so our team could assist you).
Should you like to return the laptop, then:
What happens next?
Once the laptop safely gets back to us - we'll promptly process a refund & hope to serve you in the future. We do ask our customer to contact us first (email@example.com) before returning anything. It is a good practice to reset the laptops before sending it to us. It'll of course, be wiped again when it arrives onsite by our technicians.
Repair & Refund Explained:
Within the first 30 days of the delivery: 1) repair; 2) replace (best effort basis); or 3) refund options are available (we'll cover the logistics cost).
After the initial 30 days of the delivery: a refund will only be arranged if neither repair nor replacement are possible.
After the initial 30 days of the delivery: the onus of the postage cost is with the buyer (for repairs).
After the first 6 month of the delivery: the repair/replacement will be quoted options only.
Return Courier Liability Explained:
Peace-of-mind insured return courier option: is available at £13.80 (deducted from the refund); if the item was not as described / does not function, the we'll cover this within the first 30 days (after the initial 30 days, the onus of this cost is with the customer). From the moment of the collection, the liability is with us (this requires for the item to be sufficiently packaged, please check with us first, if you need advice on packaging).
The customer may return their orders, using a courier of their own choosing. However, for the avoidance of doubt: if the return courier service is not paid directly for by us, then the customer is solely responsible for their parcel's safe transit (this is because the liability for the safe transit would be between the sender and the courier company, in case there the return is lost/damaged during the transit). Where the customer has paid for their return courier services themselves: we're unable to refund if the parcel is lost (the liability would be solely between the customer & their courier), this is the same case, if the parcel was damaged by the customers' courier service.
We reserve the right to refuse a refund if we detect any of the following sign of customer induced damage (CID), this includes and is not limited to:
Liquid damage, visible physical drops/damages.
Damage caused by external electrical power surges. Using a Surge Protected Plug is a suggested generally.
If any warranty sticker, labels, key label have been removed/broken; if the bios have been changed; hardware has been modified.
If the product has been registered with the manufacturer (where applicable, please only register this product once you have fully inspected and are happy with the product).
Your order will have been thoroughly tested, before they're listed on our store. As with all electronic items, it may rarely need servicing. Following a remote diagnostics check, it may be that our technicians note that your device needs a servicing. If so, we may need the unit to back with us for servicing.
Our technicians will be here to assist you with the hardware related queries (e.g. my laptop doesn't switch on). Software package support should be directed at your software vendor (e.g. Solidworks, Excel, etc), who will have a better overview. Our technicians may be able to assist with some basic software queries;and if they find the queries needs to be addressed by the software vendors, they may signpost (that way you'll receive more specific support).
We are unable to offer any data backup / restore / recovery service. Additionally, we may need to data wipe the computer, as a part of the repair. As a good practice, we advise our customers to regularly back up their data.
The repair time time estimate is 2-5 days (excluding the transit time), unless otherwise stated. The return timetable is the following: once the returned items are safely & checked by our technicians. The refund will be issued within 2 business days of the receipt of the item.
*It is subject to the fund clearing (most of the payment clears instantly, though rarely - there may be a review time as set by the PayPal or Klarna, which is outwith our control, though we'll dispatch once they clear for us to send). If it will take longer to dispatch, then we'll aim to let you know at the earliest possible time. The same-day dispatch applies exclusively to the orders received via our website directly (it does not apply to our other channels which will have standard next-business day dispatch).
We aim to use the next-day service, which applies to the working weekdays. If the Next day service is unavailable at the delivery postcode (e.g. Scottish Highlands, NI, etc), we'll opt for the 2-3 days service for you. Remember, it may take slightly longer around the weekends or the Bank holidays. Whilst we use a premium delivery service (in the rare cases, there may still have delay, for reasons outwith our reasonable control).
Whatever you order from us, you could be assured that the delivery service will be fully insured, for your peace of mind.
We do not formally offer a Saturday delivery option: if you order on a Friday, you will normally receive the item on the next Tuesday. That said, if you have specific request - get in contact, we'll see what we could do.
Your order will be packaged with care in a protective cardboard box.
Please let us know within 7 days of the arrival, if there is physical marks on the packaging/content of your order upon - this is so we can follow-up it with our couriers to address any issue.
We tend to package very well, so damaged orders is very rare. If the laptop is damaged in transit or need hardware attention, just let us know within 7 days (at firstname.lastname@example.org) - we'll try to put it right.
We do not accept EU/international orders via our website (should be available in late 2020). However, you're based outside the UK & want to order from us - you can order the same items via our eBay store for global shipping (the price may vary marginally, due to different platform selling fees).
Pre-COVID position: Most of our orders are online, as result this is where we focus on. We do not offer collection on any order. However, we may rarely be able to offer to view of our laptops locally, upon arrangements in advance
Since the COVID-19 situation: no local viewing facility / collection is offered. We'll update this page if the situation changes.
We have the right to cancel any order to a 3rd party shipping centre / PO Boxes / or reshipping centre unless we've agreed to these before the order. This is because these service tends to increase the shipping risk.
Customers with a non-standard UK address, for example Armed Forces, should contact us in advance of purchasing, as there may be a surcharge or alternative method/steps of postage required.
All of our laptops must pass functionality testing, and are ready to use out of the box. As for grading:
Firstly, the detailed photos & condition notes are available for most of the products (when applicable). They're aimed to be fair (though critical where needed), to give you a better idea of the condition, from the comfort of your home.
Secondly, the "Quick Grading" indicator (A/B+/B/C) is there to make your shopping easier. They're based on a set of minimum standard (across: the screen, inside casing, outside casing & the battery). The area which receives the lowest Grading is what the overall Grading will be. For instance if the screen is a B but for all other areas it is A, it would be a Grade B laptop. Note: Our laptops are not shipped in the original box.
Grade A is best described as 'Like-new'. This means that the laptop is almost new or open-box. The laptop may have very small wears and/or marks, however these must be very limited or almost unnoticeable.
Grade B+ is a laptop with a very good condition screen. It may have some wear on the keypad, bezel or trackpad and could have some visible wear on the exterior such as the lid or base. Tests on the battery will show over 60% of the battery charge available.
Grade B describes a laptop with a good condition screen, with faint pressure marks, surface marks and up to 2 stuck pixels. It may have some wear on the keypad, bezel or trackpad and could have some visible wear on the exterior such as the lid or base. Tests on the battery will show over 60% of the battery charge available.
Grade C is used to describe any laptop with a screen that could be described as in a functional condition (visible pressure marks & surface marks, over 2 stuck pixels). There could be heavy wear on the keyboard, trackpad or palmrest and there may be heavy wear and small marks on the exterior such as the lid or base. Tests on the battery will show over 60% of the battery charge available.
VAT could be confusing enough! Most people will not have heard of the VAT Margin Scheme, and will only be aware of the more common form of VAT - Standard VAT. Hopefully the explanation beneath clears things up for you.
How do I know which one it's sold on? The item description will confirm which VAT an item is sold on.
How does the VAT Margin Scheme affect you? If you’re a consumer, then it doesn’t affect you at all! The price you see is the price you pay. If you're a VAT registered businesses (or other such organisation that could normally claim back the VAT on eligible purchases), then you will not be able to claim back the VAT on the goods sold on the VAT margin scheme.
You might sometimes find it more economical to buy the same product on the Standard VAT scheme.We recognise that businesses (B2B), and household consumers (B2C) often need different products. As a result, we’re gradually stocking more business focused laptops on the Standard VAT scheme, whilst keeping the VAT margin scheme range for the consumers.