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RETURN/EXCHANGE POLICY: Please read carefully before making a purchase.

Any questions, please email us here.

We will work with you to provide the best service possible.


Please make sure you are certain you have read the details of the product descriptions carefully as mistakes with button sizes or colors is common.  Once you receive a tracking number, we cannot cancel your order as this means that your order has been sorted and packed, possibly picked up by the carrier.  Unfortunately, we cannot go through all the packages to see if it was picked up or not due to the high volume of orders we receive.


Any return inquiries must be made within 14 Days of your purchase for items that are NEW and UNUSED only for items that are new.  Outside of some collector games such as NEO•GEO arcade and home carts, arcade PCB's, all of our other products are brand new.   There are NO exceptions to this policy. 

Why is our return policy so short?  Unfortunately, through the years, we have had our share or 'renters' of games / arcade sticks and customers that have swapped our new parts for old parts, which is why our policy is on the stricter side.

All products we offer are new, taken our directly from the manufacturer's packaging (unless we note the product is used).  (Brand new sealed items are NOT tested, such as arcade sticks, Brook UFB, Brook Super Converters, collectors or similar items.  If you have a question about other items, please contact us beforehand if this is important to you). 

We do understand that there are collector's out there that want their items in pristine condition, and if tested, we will make sure to handle all packaging and the game itself carefully so it will stay in the condition advertised. What we can guarantee is that we take our time in packing your items carefully and we're second to none, when it comes to this.

Please be aware that we are not responsible for products that are damaged through FEDEX or USPS or any other method(s) of delivery, which in this case, insurance is highly recommended, but optional at the buyer′s request.  All USPS Priority, Express Mail and FEDEX Express packages automatically come with $100.00 coverage for damaged products or lost packages.

Returns are accepted on a case by case basis, however, because of the nature of the business given it's small margins, a 15% restocking fee will be implemented with NO exceptions on items that are fully functional. 

We MUST receive the item back in the same shape it was shipped out (for used products). New products must be returned as such, unopened, unused.  Any further noticeable physical damage or usage (wear) will be subject to a higher restocking fee or a refusal to accept the return in it's entirety. 

If an item is returned and the shipping was FREE to you, we will deduct our cost for the shipping from your purchase price.  You will be responsible for all shipping charges back to us if you have a change of heart. 

This restocking fee will not be implemented if the item is damaged (our fault, not the delivery carrier) AND also if the customer accepts the exact replacement. If a situation arises where it is an error on our part, such as an incorrect product sent or description error, we will pay for shipping the item(s) back to us as well as sending the correct item(s) back to you (this ONLY applies for addresses within the United States as our warranty covers this area.  For International defects, you will be required to cover the shipping fees back to us, even in cases of defects.  Do NOT place an order if you cannot agree to this). 

However, if you choose a partial refund (15% restocking fee implemented) without replacement, shipping fees are NOT refundable. 

NO RETURNS on the following product cateogories

There are no returns or exchanges on any stock arcade stick that has been opened (once you open this, it's considered used and we cannot resell it as new), modified or Imported item(s) [such as Hori VLX, modded arcade sticks, the non-USA Hori Sticks] and such as modded systems, modding kits, pcbs, gaming cartridges, joysticks and arcade controllers.  Furthermore, any item that is special ordered or custom made to order do not qualify for exchanges or returns, unless in cases of erroneous description listing on our part.  These include customized arcade sticks or systems.  Exchanges can be made for these items if it is DOA (dead on arrival), (cases like this are rare as everything is tested before it's shipped, unless the item was sealed or a New Old Stock item).

These special order items include any CAVE Kits that we sell.  These are sold AS IS and there is no refund or exchanges on this. 

Under the manufacturer's warranty (which varies), we may need the product sent back to us for credit. In cases like this, you will be responsible for the shipping if it is after our Return Policy period.  We will cover shipping back to you (if the defect is not from normal wear and tear). 

We do not wish to implement these policies, however, because of the unfortunate abuse of privileges of some buyers out there, these policies are a necessity to stay in business.

If you have any questions, please email us at arcadeshock  (at) . And we thank you for your support.

Arcade Shock Team