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ATTENTION: To initiate a return, you must contact Banana Hobby to request a return authorization before sending back any products.

All of our products come with a standard 30 day warranty which begins upon delivery. Merchandise can be returned within this period of time as long as the return conditions are met. For more information on product warranty, please review our Warranty Policy.

Prior to any assembly procedures, we strongly advise to test any models that are received to ensure they are ready to be built.

How do I return a product?

A return merchandise authorization (RMA) number is required to return any product. We are always more than happy to work with you in resolving warranty claims in a quick and fair manner. This may vary from replacement parts or returns to resolve an issue. Certain issues and/or exceptions are not always expected, but we are willing to work with you to resolve the problem. A product may be returned for several reasons depending on the situation such as a damaged or defective item or simply from a change of mind. Being honest about the reason will help us process your exchange, replacement, or refund in a quick and fair way.

You will receive the RMA number, instructions for sending your product back, and an address for the return via e-mail for your own records. For suspicions of possible product issues, we strongly advise to consult our technical support team for additional support.

To request a RMA number, submit a ticket here: Customer Support

Who pays original and return shipping?

If a return is required as a result from our mistake such as a wrong item, we will pay the shipping charges - both to have the item sent back to us, and to send out the replacement.

If a return is required not because of a resulting mistake from Banana Hobby such as damages, the customer is responsible for the shipping costs pertaining to the return. Banana Hobby will provide spare parts to help resolve such issues at no additional cost.

In the case of an outright return due to a changed mind, we will refund the full purchase price of the product if returned as-new. However, Banana Hobby will not be responsible for the original or return shipping costs. Unless stated, original shipping charges will not be refunded. The customer is responsible for any return shipping back to our facility.

Do we charge restocking fees?

Hardly ever. We can only accept merchandise that is returned without signs of use as listed above and with all of the original contents and packaging. Returns with any damage that was not present when you received your merchandise – assembly damage, scratches, dents, etc., that was not described prior to the return will be subject to a restocking fee. Merchandise missing any of the original items, parts or accessories will also be subject to a restocking fee.

Items returned not in the condition that was described may be subject to a minimum restocking fee of 15% of the purchase price or refusal of the return. These conditions apply to all returns regardless of the reason for the return. A restocking fee will be charged for any defective item that is returned in damaged condition.

Please note that all items being returned may be subjected to a 15% restocking fee if any the following applies:

  • Merchandise returned due to a change of mind.
  • Merchandise returned due to packaging not intact/not in original packaging.
  • Merchandise returned not as described but unused.
  • Refused package returned to Banana Hobby because the order was not cancelled before it shipped.

Please note that all items being returned may be subjected to a 25% restocking fee if any the following applies:

  • Merchandise returned not as described but used.
  • Merchandise returned with signs/indications of it being assembled and dissembled.
  • Merchandise returned back to us damaged due to improper packaging.
  • Merchandise returned using manufacturer's box as a shipping container.
  • Merchandise returned due to user error/negligence/lack of knowledge.

How long does it take to receive a refund?

Once we receive the return, it will be processed within 10 business days. Afterwards a refund is applied and typically processed within 3-5 business days (Monday through Friday). Processing time may vary depending on daily volume. When your return has been processed, we will send a confirmation to the email address on file with your original order or contact you via phone.