16/07/21

Here we go again. Victoria’s new Covid restrictions have come into effect today. Please be aware that Creature_Concepts continue to supply great pet products to our fantastic #creaturefamily while following the latest instructions and remaining Covid-Safe. As with all business at the moment, issues with shipping times are beyond our control, however we continue to keep our expected shipping visible on our website and invoices and we will update you regularly. We have a near 100% on time delivery over the past year due to offering realistic shipping and in many cases deliveries have arrived much quicker than advertised.
We thank you all for your support in these tough times, as we will continue to support you and your pets.


Repair, Replacement & Refund Policy

Creature_Concepts exists for one purpose: to enrich the lives of pet owners and their pets. We make every effort to ensure that we carry a good range of products sourced from within Australia and overseas to meet your every need. This policy has been established to give you the comfort of knowing that, subject to the conditions set out below, if any product you purchase from Creature_Concepts is found to be defective, or it does not meet your needs, Creature_Concepts will happily repair or replace the product, or offer you a refund. This Policy provides you with benefits in addition to the rights you have at law, including under the Australian Consumer Law (see below), because your satisfaction is very important to us.

What is the Creature_Concepts refund policy?

If you change your mind about a product you have purchased from us, you can return that product to us within 10 days of purchase and we will happily refund the original purchase price of that product provided the product and packaging is in its original condition and is re-saleable. For example, any product that has been personalised, e.g. an identification tag that has been engraved, will not be accepted as a return simply because you have changed your mind. See below for more information regarding online returns and delivery charges.

What is Creature_Concepts delivery refund policy?

If you bought the product online, and the product is defective or damaged in transit, contact us at [email protected] within 10 days of delivery, providing photos and or video and (provided we agree that the product is damaged or defective as outlined below) we will refund your original delivery charge or cover the costs of delivering any replacement product to you. We will not however refund delivery charges if the item is returned simply because it is unwanted.

Faulty or defective products

If you receive a faulty product from us (for online purchases a product is defective or damaged in transit on delivery to you, contact us within 10 days of purchase at [email protected], providing photos and or video and we will inspect the product and if we agree that the product is faulty and unlikely to have occurred through abnormal use, we will, with your agreement, replace the product with an identical product or offer a replacement component. If we are unable to provide you with an identical product, we will, with your agreement, refund the purchase price (and delivery price, if any). If however, you contact us more than 10 days after purchase or you do not agree to the replacement or refund referred to immediately above, we will need to make a more thorough assessment of the nature of the fault before we can determine how to help you, be it replacement, repair or refund. For example: if the product was wrongly described or incorrectly labelled, or if the fault is relatively simple and safe to determine, we can usually assess it immediately upon receipt. Sometimes it may be dangerous or may not be possible to assess the product immediately due to the nature of the product (for example, if it is an electrical item). In these circumstances, we may send the product to the manufacturer or their repair agent to determine the issue and its resolution. Whilst we always do our best to provide you with a timely resolution, depending on the product please be aware it may take six weeks or more to complete the process due to the number of parties involved. When we send your product to the manufacturer or their agent, we will ask them to assess the product and provide their assessment within a reasonable timeframe. Please also note we hold stock of some replacement parts, but cannot guarantee immediate replacement components will be available. We will always keep in regular contact to update you on the status of your claim.

As part of any assessment, we look at the following:

(1) If there is a minor fault: Where there is a minor fault and the product can be easily repaired, this will be carried out and the product returned to you within a reasonable timeframe. Creature_Concepts and/or the manufacturer can instead decide to replace the product or refund the purchase price. (2) If there is a major fault: If the assessment is that the product has experienced a major fault you may choose to receive a refund, replacement, or repair. (3) If the product has been damaged through abnormal use: Unfortunately, neither Creature_Concepts nor the manufacturer can offer a refund or replacement where the product has sustained damage due to abnormal use as identified by Creature_Concepts, the manufacturer or their agent. If repair is possible, it would be at your direction and cost.

How do I return a product?

Please email [email protected] with: your name, contact details and invoice number & details to arrange return of the product by courier. If you require further assistance please email or write to Creature_Concepts PO Box 8056, Croydon, Victoria, Australia 3136 . Any cost incurred by you in returning the product to Creature_Concepts will be borne by you. In the case of change of mind returns the product must be returned in original packaging and a restocking fee may be deducted from the refunded price (this cost will be disclosed and agreed on before return).

Do I need to show receipts to return or refund a product?

For us to process a return or refund, we will require proof of purchase. Please send an email to [email protected] for processing and include: Your name, contact details, invoice number and description of the product being returned. Include proof of purchase in the return courier package.

What are my rights under the Australian Consumer law?

Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and for compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure. Where a failure does not amount to a major failure, Creature_Concepts is entitled to choose between providing you with a repair, replacement or other suitable remedy. Any cost incurred by you in returning the product to Creature_Concepts will be borne by you. Your rights to a remedy under the Australian Consumer Law are not limited by a defined time. However, the Australian Consumer Law does recognise that the relevant time period can vary from product to product, depending on factors such as the nature of the product and the price. Creature_Concepts adopts the same approach. As you can appreciate, the type of remedy we can offer you may also vary depending on how long it takes you to return the product to us. The timeframes set out in this policy are considered fair and reasonable given the types of products sold.