Saltwater Fish Depot
Guarantee and Return Information
Saltwater Fish Depot is dedicated to providing our valued
customers with top quality live fish, invertebrates and beautiful
corals at great prices.
Does Saltwater Fish Depot Have A Livestock
Guarantee? - Our 2 Day Alive Guarantee
Saltwater Fish Depot provides a 2 Day
Stay Alive Guarantee on all Marine Life purchases except items
on our "Restricted" or "Expert" list so please
check before ordering. If any portion of your marine life purchase
dies within the 2 Days of UPS overnight delivery and the guarantee
terms were met, Saltwater Fish Depot will issue you a store coupon
good for a future marine life purchase. Store coupon is not cash,
can only be used for marine life purchases, will not count towards
any special offer, and expires 18 months after issue. Coupons
issued cannot be combined with other coupon codes related to
offers. Use the offer that is best for you. Accounts and store
coupons can be refused by Saltwater Fish Depot at its sole discretion.
How Do I Make a Guarantee Request?
For Guarantee to be valid, the livestock
delivery must of been successful on first attempt and package
must of been signed for. Temperature must of been between the
acceptable limits set by Saltwater Fish Depot. If you have requested
to have an order shipped beyond our temperature limits to our
guarantee policy, you have accepted full responsibility for the
shipment and have voided any health guarantee. UPS signature
and time stamp records are used for this purpose. A digital picture
of the expired marine life in question, must be emailed to Saltwater
Fish Depot at [email protected]. The picture must be taken with the marine life out
of its bag, with the tail cut off to prove the death and preferably
on a white background for best visability. Picture of the expired
marine life must be sent within the 2 Day guarantee. It will
not be accepted if late. Failure of any of the terms outlined
voids our livestock guarantee. Customer must email Saltwater
Fish Depot to [email protected] within the 2 Day delivery period to qualify. When
sending the dead specimen email, please include the following
the subject line: your order's 5-digit invoice number followed
by the phrase "2 Day DOA". Subject Line Example: Invoice
12345 - 2 Day DOA. This gaurantee is limited to the value of
marine life that has died and does not cover any associated damages
or shipping charges. Saltwater Fish Depotstock
Guarantees are limited to livestock not on our "Restricted"
or "Expert" list so please check before ordering. Click for "Restricted" or
All Deliveries Must Be Signed For:
Without a signature, we have no way of
telling how long your shipment sat outside in the heat or cold,
therefore we will not honor a guarantee on any livestock not
signed for. If proof of delivery comes back "signature on
file" or "no signature required", the guarantee
will not be honored. Any delay in delivery, such as an unsuccessful
delivery attempt, will void the livestock warranty. If a customer
requests that their shipment be "OK to be left outside",
or "Please do not require a signature", and no signature
is obtained by UPS, then you are making your purchase without
any guarantee. If you would like to waive the signature requirement,
we must receive an e-mail before shipment at [email protected]
stating that you authorize delivery without a signature and that
you understand that doing so voids the guarantee. A phone call
or note in the special order instructions is insufficient to
wave the signature requirement. We must receive the e-mail. If
you are unable to sign for your delivery, please arrange for
another party to be present to receive the package or to have
the package held at the authorized FedEx holding facility of
Size of Livestock Delivered:
We realize that our customers
fish, coral, and invertebrate orders have an approximate size
listed and for the most part we stick to the requested size.
But due to health issues and stocking issues the size ordered
can never be guaranteed and we reserve the right to if nescessary
provide the customer with one size up or down on delivery. We
hope all of our customers understand that shipping only high
quality specimens is our concern and that once in a while that
means the size of the specimen may need to be changed. If you
wish to request no size changes allowed, when filling out the
special instructions section at check out , please place a note
in the special instructions .
Refused or Not At Home Deliveries
If a delivery is refused for any reason, including not being
home to accept delivery, the customer will be held liable for
the full cost of the invoice plus return freight charges. Please
note that our guarantee only applies to the original shipment.
There is no guarantee on replacement items.
Temperature to Hot or Cold for Shipping
If an area is currently experiencing a temperature that is either
too hot or too cold for heat or cold packs to safely keep your
livestock at a safe temperature, Saltwater Fish Depot will hold
your shipment and watch for a good day to ship your package.
If the buyer wishes to ship an order even though temperatures
are not within our shipping guidelines, the buyer assumes all
responsibility and no guarantee of live arrival or healthy arrival
will be provided for the shipment.
Shipments Late Due to Carrier or Weather
Although Saltwater Fish Depot does everything
we can to get your package to you on time, we cannot be held
responsible for weather related issues or late arrivals by the
carrier. In instances of weather or otherwise delayed arrivals,
please contact the carrier.
Terms of Sale:
Saltwater Fish Depot, its parent company
and subsidiaries shall not be held liable for any special, consequential,
incidential or other damages to the product, including but not
limited to, damages for loss of profits, loss of use or any damages
or sums paid by buyer to third parties. By buying from Saltwater
Fish Depot, you are accepting the terms listed herein including
all conditions and returns policies.
What do I do i I have shipping damage on
Aquarium Equipment or Aquarium Supplies?
We apologize greatly for any product that
is damaged in shipment and will do all we can to rectify the
situation as quickly as possible. Please notify us by phone at
(954) 842-3106 or e-mail [email protected] We must be
notified of any incidents within 3 days of the date of delivery.
Any notification of a discrepancy more than 3 days from the date
of delivery will not be considered for a return because we are
not able to make a UPS claim for damage beyond 72 hours (3 days).
Livestock, Live Rock, and Live Sand Returns
Saltwater Fish Depot cannot accept any
returns of any aquatic life, including livestock, live rock or
live sand. Because of the complex packaging procedures to insure
a safe shipping for all aquatic life and chance of incorrect
packaging and shipping on a return, all livestock, live rock
and live sand cannot be returned. Please make your selections
Returns of Aquarium Equipment
If an item does not meet with your satisfaction
for any reason, you are welcome to return it. To return an item,
you must obtain an RMA by calling (954) 842-3106 or emailing
[email protected] You must notify us of your desire to
return your purchase within 2 Days, and the returned shipment
must arrive within 14 days of the issuance of the RMA. Returned
item must be in the same condition (all packaging in place and
equipment as originally shipped, in a condition where it can
be placed back in stock. Shipping costs, insurance, and handling
charges (if any) are non-refundable. Special orders are not returnable.Products
which have been damaged, soiled, modified, or otherwise altered
by the recipient are not eligible for return. Returns should
be shipped insured. Refunds are for the final purchase price
only, less a 15% restocking fee so please make your selections
Returns of Aquarium Supplies?
We cant accept any aquarium supply returns
on anything that has been opened or used. If your item is defective,
e-mail us at [email protected] If you are returning an
unopened aquarium supply product you must obtain an RMA by calling
(954) 842-3106 or emailing [email protected]
You must notify us of your desire to return your purchase within
2 Days, and the returned shipment must arrive within 14 days
of the issuance of the RMA. Returned item must be in the same
rand new, unopened condition ( in a condition where it can be
placed back in stock and resold). Shipping costs, insurance,
and handling charges (if any) are non-refundable. Special orders
are not returnable. So please make your selections carefully.
Refunds are for the final purchase price only, less a 15% restocking
When and why are restocking fees applied?
There is a restocking fee of 15% on all
returns for refund (RMA Refund). We charge this 15% restocking
fee for all returns to encourage customers to purchase products
they intend to keep. We offer RMA Replacement (exchanges) without
any restocking fee to support customers who have received a defective
product or ordered a wrong size.
Returns of Defective Equipment
If an item is defective therefore does
not meet with your satisfaction, you may call the manufacturer
for a replacement part or you may return the item back to us.
To return an item, you must obtain an RMA by calling (954) 842-3106
or emailing [email protected] Many times it's just a
simple part that needs to be sent to you, so we follow those
procedures first since you will be up and running quicker if
a replacement part can be sent.
Does Saltwater Fish Depot pay the return
shipping cost for defective merchandise?
Saltwater Fish Depot does not pay the
return Shipping costs, insurance, and handling charges (if any),
all are non-refundable. We are not responsible
for product defects since we do not manufacture the aquarium
products we carry. However, if you pay to send the item back
to Saltwater Fish Depot, we will replace the item and ship the
replacement to you at no charge. Saltwater Fish Depot will employ
every resource it has to ensure that your item is replaced promptly,
Order Cancellation Questions
Can I cancel an order once I have placed
Order cancellations on all items except
special orders** will receive a full refund provided the order
was not shipped out by Saltwater Fish Depot to the customer or
shipped out directly from the manufacturer to the customer. For
authentication, all cancellations must be sent by either email
or fax. Phone cancellations are not acceptable since a written
record of all transactions must be kept. Please send email to
[email protected] Refunds take approximately 7 to 10
business days to process. **Please note that special order items
cannot be canceled once ordered therefore please order carefully.
Photos are representative of each
species. Each animal is unique and variations should be expected.
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