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A Guide to Vinted Returns Policy and Refunds

Topic Detail
Buyer Protection Coverage Applies only when using ‘Add to cart’ and ‘Proceed to checkout’ buttons
Return Request Period 4 days after order marked as “received”
Refund Conditions Damaged items, significantly not as described, authenticity issues
Refund Exclusions Shipping costs for returning items, packaging costs
Refund Timing Issued within 24 hours, bank processing 5-10 business days
Return Shipping Responsibility Buyer bears the cost
Recommended Shipping Method Tracked shipping for protection

Policy Overview

Vinted’s return and refund policy is centered around its Buyer Protection system. This system covers purchases made using Vinted’s specific transaction buttons (‘Add to cart’ and ‘Proceed to checkout’)​​. If a buyer receives an item that is damaged, significantly not as described, or inauthentic, they are eligible for a refund under this protection. However, it’s important to note that transactions completed without using these buttons are not covered by Buyer Protection.

Returns and Refunds Process

  1. Return Request: If an item is damaged or significantly not as described, a return request must be lodged within 4 days after the order is marked as “received”​​.
  2. Request Review:
    • If the issue is with authenticity or damage during transit, the request is reviewed by Vinted Support.
    • For other significant discrepancies (like color, size, stains), the request is initially sent to the seller for review.
  3. Finalization and Refund: If the request is approved, the refund is processed once the returned item is confirmed delivered back to the seller​​.

For situations where a buyer is simply not satisfied with the item (e.g., style, fit), they may still request a return, but this will not be covered under Buyer Protection. If the seller rejects such a return request, the order is finalized and the seller is paid​​.

Refund Details

A refund includes the price of the items, the shipping fees paid at the time of order (if all items are returned), the variable part of the Buyer Protection fee, the fixed part of the Buyer Protection fee (under certain conditions), and any applicable taxes. However, shipping costs for returning the item and the cost of return packaging are not refunded​​.

Timing of Refunds

Refunds are issued within 24 hours via the same payment method used for the purchase. The actual deposit into the bank account can take 5-10 business days, depending on the payment method used​​.

Returning an Item

Once a return request is approved, the buyer has 3 days to ship the items back to the seller. The buyer is responsible for the return shipping costs. Vinted strongly recommends using a shipping method with tracking. The buyer should not reuse the original shipping label and must confirm the return address with the seller. The refund is issued after the seller confirms receipt of the returned items​​.


Q: How long do I have to request a return? A: You have 4 days after the order is marked as “received” to request a return.

Q: Who pays for the return shipping? A: The buyer is responsible for the return shipping costs.

Q: What happens if the seller rejects my return request? A: If it’s not covered under Buyer Protection (like returns due to personal preference), the order is finalized, and the seller is paid.

Q: When will I receive my refund? A: The refund is issued within 24 hours, but bank processing can take 5-10 business days.

Q: What is covered under the Buyer Protection? A: Damaged items, items significantly not as described, and authenticity issues are covered.

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