Hardware Group offers consumers and business customers a 12 month warranty on all Cisco products. Hardware Group offers wholesale customers a 3 month warranty on all Cisco products. (Hardware Group is not a partner or an affiliate of Cisco and is unable to offer the manufacturer’s own warranty should it differ from the above.)
For all other goods, the Manufacturer's warranty will apply.
Hardware Group makes every effort to make sure that we ship the right product, to the right person, at the right time to the right place and at the right price. If something has changed or has gone wrong and you wish to return an item please raise an RMA request by agreeing to the terms and conditions below. This document explains our policies. Please note that there is a difference between Business Customers and Consumers*
Please be aware that any discrepancies between your order and the goods received must be flagged in within 2 days of receipt of the items.
"Business Customer" means a customer who is not a Consumer.
"Consumer" means an individual who is not acting for the purposes of his or her business or profession.
If a consumer or business account wishes to cancel a web order there will be no charge for doing so if you
, quoting the order reference number or your PO number, before the item is dispatched.
If the item has already been dispatched then the best advice is do not open it when it arrives. Customers may then arrange for it to be returned to us (at your expense) within fourteen days of the goods arriving. Please ensure that your item is adequately re-packaged, preferably using the original outer packaging, otherwise a re-stocking fee of 25% may be applied.
The goods must be un-used and be received by us in a re-saleable condition including all accessories, packing etc. within fourteen days of the goods being signed for by the customer. You will be required to organise and pay for the return delivery and you should arrange insurance against loss or damage to the goods whilst in transit otherwise these could be your responsibility.
Non-Faulty Returns Conditions
In the event that we, at our absolute discretion, agree to accept the return for credit of unwanted products, the Goods must be returned with our prior written agreement within 14 days of delivery. The Goods must be unopened, with the manufacturers' seals intact and in perfect re-saleable condition. All non-faulty returns are liable to a 25% restocking fee, unless incorrectly supplied by Hardware Group. Incorrectly supplied items must be returned in their original condition, or a re-stocking fee of 25% will be charged. Original condition: accessories, manuals, software & warranties must be enclosed in their original packaging and be undamaged. Securely re-package the item/items in the same way they were sent to you.
Faulty Items under Warranty
If you should encounter a fault please raise an RMA request by agreeing to the terms and conditions below, you will need to quote our order number, the date of purchase and the serial number of the faulty item. Once Hardware Group has confirmed that the faulty product is still under warranty one of our engineers will try to resolve your problem over the phone or via remote access.
If the problem persists an RMA Number will be issued and you will need to follow our standard RMA procedure. Once the item has been returned, Hardware Group will test it and fix the problem. If the item cannot be repaired Hardware Group will send out a replacement. Replacement hardware may be either new or equivalent to new, and be identical or equivalent specification.
Please note; by raising an RMA you are agreeing to the terms and conditions below. This is required for the return of all items to Hardware Group regardless of the reason for return.
Items should be returned in their original condition. All accessories, manuals, software, and warranties should also be enclosed in their original packaging and be undamaged.
To request an RMA, please contact your Hardware Group sales manager. Once you have received your RMA number, securely re-package the items in the same way they were sent to you (ideally inside the original outer box). If the original box is marked or damaged in any way, a re-stocking fee of 25% may be applied.
Do not write directly on the original box/packaging.
Using a label, ensure the package has the RMA number clearly visible on the outer box, otherwise the package cannot be accepted.
Using a label, ensure our full address is clearly displayed on the outside of the package: Hardware UK Ltd. Unit 1, Westerngate, Hillmead Enterprise Park, Langley Road, Swindon, SN5 5WN
Once goods have been received, tested and approved for return, a replacement item or credit will be given to you.
Please note that any discrepancies between your PO and the goods received will be flagged and you will be contacted to review the discrepancies.
Goods Damaged in Transit:
If goods are visibly damaged on receipt, it's very important to sign for the goods as damaged on arrival with the courier and then contact us immediately on
+44 (0)1285 771 600
. If items were damaged in transit, we request that you report it to us within two working days of delivery.
The following reasons can invalidate replacement hardware:
The item is not faulty against the information given on the RMA form.
The item has been tampered with or is physically damaged.
The wrong software is being used.
Hardware Group reserves the right to charge 25% restocking fee if:
There is any damage to the original packaging.
There are missing components or accessories.
If the item is not faulty when tested against the fault information provided on the RMA form.
* "Consumer" means an individual who is not acting for the purposes of his or her business or profession.