Can You Return A Nintendo Switch To Target?

Target is one of America’s biggest stores, but all store return policies are different, can you return a Nintendo Switch to target? I decided to find out

All electronic items which includes the Nintendo Switch must be returned within 30 days of purchase for refund or exchange with receipt. If you used Target Debit Card Or Credit card you receive an additional 30 days for a total of 60 days to return the Switch.

I will explain how Video game returns work at target and where I got the information, for Target’s official return policy click here.

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How Do Video Game Returns Work At Target?

  • Open video games cannot be returned but can be exchanged in store for the same title, for the same or different video game platform
  • Items that are opened or damaged without a receipt can be denied a refund or exchange, New Jersey stores will continue to observe state-ordered return restrictions.
  • All electronics and entertainment items must be returned within 30 days for a refund or exchange. For these items purchased between 11/1-12/25, the 30-day refund period will start on 12/26. 

How Target Pays Refunds

Similar to how GameStop issues refunds, your refund will automatically go into the original form of the payment method, if you used different forms of payment like cash and debit card, your refund could be issued across all payment methods.

Refunds to a Target RedCard will take 1-2 days, refunds to a third party credit card 1-3 days, it can take 5 business days to inspect and process items returned to Targets Online Return Center before refunds can be processed

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Refunds Made In Store At Target

Original PurchaseRefund Options
CashCashCredit to RedCard™Target GiftCard
CheckMerchandise return card will be used for checks that haven’t cleared.Cash if return is made 10 days after date of purchase.
Debit CardCredit to debit card
PayPalCash issued for in-store returns.
Target eGiftCard issued for mail-in returns.
RedCard:Target Credit Card™ or Target™ Mastercard®Credit to RedCard™
Target GiftCard
Target Debit Card™Target Debit Card™
Target GiftCard
Target GiftCardTarget GiftCard
Third-party Credit Card:American Express®, Visa®, Mastercard®, Discover®Credit to third-party credit card
Target GiftCard
Third-party Gift Card:American Express Gift Card, Simon’s Gift CardReloaded onto gift card
Target GiftCard

Can You Return A Video Game To Target Without A Receipt?

Target official policy states electronics like a video game without a receipt cannot be returned and can only be exchanged for another product, some stores allow a merchandise return card only used for in-store credit even without a receipt.

It all depends on the store and the people working there, I read r/Target and found different answers, here is what reddit user said

For the most part we won’t return any electronics without a receipt. I will occasionally make exceptions on video games, movies, or cables (i.e. HDMI), or sometimes say the guest can exchange it for another movie/game.

Reddit Target Worker

Whilst another user said if you don’t have any form of receipt or barcode you are only entitled to exchange and cannot use the store card, so it will vary from target to target check a store near you to see for yourself.

Electronics should not be returned to a Merch Card unless your store says otherwise. Unopened or not, no receipt or card means an exchange.

Reddit Target Worker

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