Shipping & Returns Policy

Forest City Vape Inc. Refund / Exchange Policy


The dreaded return policy…

This is the awkward conversation that no vape shop wants to have with their customers. But it’ll be way more awkward if we gloss over this part—don’t you think?
Look, we want you to be happy, satisfied, and cigarette free. And if you know us, you’ll know that we’ll do just about everything in our power to make sure of that.
But at the end of the day, we’re limited by the policies of our suppliers and manufacturers. And unless we want to go out of business, our own policies have to reflect these limitations.


So please read our return policy carefully.


General Warranty Our general warranty comes into effect the moment you purchase something from us, and remains in effect for 30 calendar days from purchase.

 

 

Transaction must be present in our point of sale system to process returns. Easiest way to satisfy this to have an account. If your purchase is not recorded under your account we will not be able to provide you with a return or exchange. NO EXCEPTIONS!



What is NOT covered:

•Consumable items (e-liquid, tanks, coils, batteries, accessories, and parts) •Damaged devices (improper usage, water damage, drops, abuse, wear and tear) •Cosmetic issues •Tank leaks, dry hits, or shorted coils •Units functioning up to spec (i.e. you changed your mind) •Modified products •Software issues •Using improper or damaged battery in device •Clearance items


What IS covered:

 

•D.O.A. (dead on arrival) devices (not turning on or functioning out of the box) •Screen malfunctions •Chip issues (auto-firing, not recognizing any atomizers, “low battery” on a fully charged battery) •Manufacturing defects •Internal battery defects (if applicable)

 

All of this comes down to your device being defective. Basically, if you received a lemon, we’ll have no issues switching it out for you.


However, if your device has any visible damage or signs of improper usage, we won’t be able to offer a replacement. This is because none of our suppliers will accept returns on visibly damaged or misused items.


So to avoid potential issues, please inspect your device and test it as soon as you purchase it.

 


Determining warranty coverage


In order to determine whether or not your device is covered by our warranty, we’ll have to work through a comprehensive troubleshooting process.


We have two big reasons for doing this.

Firstly, most warranty claims are not actually defective units. They’re usually fairly simple issues that can be resolved with the guidance of our vape experts. Secondly, in order for returns to be processed with our suppliers and manufacturers, we have to meet some very strict conditions.


General inquiry:

•Was the device working out of the box? •When did the problem first arise? •Can the problem be replicated?
Visual inspection: •Is the exterior damaged, scuffed, scratched, or bent? •Is the battery door in good condition? •Are the battery terminals damaged or shifted? •Are the 510 pin, seal, and threading damaged? •Are there signs of water damage? •Are there signs of fire damage?


Troubleshooting:

•Does the issue persist with different tanks? •Does the issue persist with different batteries? •Are the device settings correct? •Can the issue be resolved with a firmware update/downgrade?

 


If you are visiting one of our stores, keep in mind that this process may take up to 30 minutes. So please plan your visit accordingly.

If you are submitting a return online, this process may take up to 7 business days.

 


Exchanges


If your item is covered under our warranty, you are eligible to exchange it for a sealed item of the same SKU (if the item is in-stock), a SKU of equal value, or store credit.

 


Transaction must be present in our point of sale system to process returns. Easiest way to satisfy this to have an account. If your purchase is not recorded under your account we will not be able to provide you with a return or exchange. NO EXCEPTIONS!


Returns


Sealed items:

Items still sealed in the original manufacturer’s packaging can be returned for store credit within 30 days of purchase.

Product serial number must match to the serial number on your account.

Please note that returns are subject to a 10% re-stocking fee, deductible from your store credit.


Transaction must be present in our point of sale system to process returns. Easiest way to satisfy this to have an account. If your purchase is not recorded under your account we will not be able to provide you with a return or exchange. NO EXCEPTIONS!



Final Sale Products


Because a large percentage of vaping products are consumable/cannot be officially refurbished, their manufacturers do not accept returns. So vape store policies have to reflect this as well. As such, the following products are final sale:


•E-juice •Tanks •Coils •Drip tips •Rebuildable products •Batteries •Accessories •Herbal / Medicinal vaporizers


Underage Purchases


All products sold on Forestcityvape.com are intended for adults 19 years of age or older. A signature and proof of age (19+) will be required upon receipt of your package.
If your signature and proof of age are not collected during delivery, your package will be sent back to our warehouse and you will not be eligible for refund. So unless you are of age, please do not order any products from our website.


Processing Returns


Online Orders


Use our return form. Be as detailed as possible when describing your issue. Our hardware experts will get back to you within 48 hours of your request with further instructions. Do not send any packages prior to receiving a return confirmation, as they will be shipped back to you at your own cost.


In-Store Purchases


Bring the device to the store with all packaging and contents (including warranty card, charger, additional accessories, etc.). Please note that our hardware experts will have to inspect the product to determine eligibility. If your product is eligible for a return, you will receive a replacement unit or a full refund in the form of Store Credit. If the product is not eligible, we’ll still attempt to fix your issue for free.


Transaction must be present in our point of sale system to process returns. Easiest way to satisfy this to have an account. If your purchase is not recorded under your account we will not be able to provide you with a return or exchange. NO EXCEPTIONS!