Return Policy

We stand behind our products at Farnell element14, and will gladly accept merchandise returns subject to the guidelines below.

Prior to returning any Goods to the Company for any reason, the Customer must contact the Company to obtain a return materials authorisation number ('RMA'). All Goods are returned at the Customer's risk and expense and should be undamaged by the Customer and in their original packaging. The Customer is responsible for returning Goods to the Company and for providing proof of delivery of such return.

The Company operates a 21 days return policy. To be accepted for return on this basis, Goods should be returned for receipt by the Company within 21 days of despatch.

Goods that consist of software or are specially constructed or contain any of the hazardous substances referred to in Directive 2002/95/EC on the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical or Electronic Equipment ('RoHS') may not be returned. Any Goods which are not in catalogue or are non-stock items may not be returned. Any static-sensitive Goods or moisture sensitive components (MSL) supplied in sealed packaging may not be returned if the blister or 'peel' packs in which they are supplied have been opened, tampered with or damaged.

  • The Customer should return the Goods as directed once an RMA has been obtained , clearly quoting the return materials authorisation number (RMA), Customer's account number and order number on the outside of the package.
  • Any Goods returned after 21 days as 'unwanted' or 'incorrectly ordered' may be accepted at the discretion of the Company but will be subject to a minimum restocking fee of 20% of the invoice value of the Goods or £10, whichever is the greater.

Returning a Product

Q: How do I return goods to Farnell element14?
A: Please go to our online return a product request form to request a return materials authorisation (RMA) number. You will receive instructions on how to prepare your package for return once you receive the RMA.

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Q: What is the time restriction for returning a product?
A: The Company operates a 21 days return policy. To be accepted for return on this basis, Goods should be returned for receipt by the Company within 21 days of despatch.
Any Goods returned after 21 days as ‘unwanted’ or ‘incorrectly ordered’ may be accepted at the discretion of the Company but will be subject to a minimum restocking fee of 20% of the invoice value of the Goods or £10, whichever is the greater.
Q: I submitted an order with an error, how do I amend it?
A: If you notice an error on your order once it has been submitted, please call Sales on 03447 11 11 11 as soon as possible.
As our online order processing is very efficient it may not be possible to amend your order before it is despatched, however by contacting us as soon as possible it gives us more chance of amending the order before despatch.