How do I get Kindle to refund a charge?

Many people don't know that you can return books on Kindle and get a refund for them. There are certain things you need to know about making a refund request, so we detailed them for you below.

Kindle is a reading tablet by Amazon that allows you to buy and save books, comics, magazines and newspapers on your device. You can also use the device for other purposes such as entertainment and event organization.

Judging by the amount of Kindle reviews on Amazon, many Kindle users buy a lot of books by accident. Unfortunately, most customers leave a bad review of the book instead of returning it.

You can get a refund from Amazon for buying a book you did not want to buy or bought by accident. Getting a refund is a lot more convenient and rewarding than leaving an angry comment on a book purchase.

Unfortunately, some Kindle customers take advantage of Amazon's refund policy to read books quickly then return them for a refund effectively reading the book for free. It is crucial to note that Amazon will eventually catch up to your scheme and they will suspend your account for abusing the system.

Getting a refund for a purchase from the Kindle store has a condition. You have to return the purchase within 7 days of the purchase.

It is better to cancel an order from the Kindle store immediately after purchase. You can do this by selecting 'Purchased by Accident? Cancel this Order' immediately after you make the purchase on your Kindle device.

Cancelling an order immediately after purchase ensures that the charge does not go through. It also lends credibility to your account in case you ask for a refund later on.

There is a tool you can use to avoid accidental purchases on Kindle. The parental controls on your Kindle e-reader can help you limit access to the Kindle store and avoid accidental purchases.

Requesting a refund

It is paramount to note that once you have received a refund for a purchase from the Kindle store, you will no longer have access to the book. Therefore, you should only initiate the refund process if you are sue you do not want to read the book in the near future.

The process of returning a purchase to Kindle includes the following steps:

  1. Open the Kindle app
  2. Log in to your account if you are not logged in
  3. Go to the 'Your Account' tab at the top of the Kindle homepage and click it. A drop down menu will appear. Select 'Manage Your Kindle' from the options. This can also read 'Manage your content and devices'
  4. You will be directed to your list of Kindle purchases in the recent past. Select the book that you wish to return for a refund
  5. Go to the 'Actions' tab to the right of the purchase and click it
  6. A list of options will appear. Select 'Return for Refund.' Give a clear and accurate description of why you are returning the book. You can choose a standard reason from the drop down menu
  7. When you are done click 'Return for Refund'

When you return a book for refund to Kindle, the book will be removed from your Kindle account and device. The refund will subsequently be credited to the original payment platform.

If the above process yields no results, you can call Kindle customer service and ask them to help you request a refund from Kindle. The Kindle customer service department can be reached through the following means:


The only way to reach Kindle customer service is to give them a call. It is not only fast but also efficient.

There is only a 2 minute on the line maybe less and you will be connected to a live customer service agent. The line is also open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

You can obtain the phone number from GetHuman.

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