Dead On Arrival (DOA) Product: System Failure Out of the Box
An OCTOMINER-branded hardware product is considered DOA if it shows symptoms of a hardware failure preventing basic operability upon its first use out of the box. If you believe that your product may be DOA please contact OCTOMINER Technical Support by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by live chat on octominer.com website within 3 calendar days of the delivery date. OCTOMINER Technical Support will determine if the product is DOA and offer you one of the following options:
1. Warranty Replacement: The same product that you ordered will be shipped to you at OCTOMINER’s expense. First, you have to ship the damaged unit back. After the return of the DOA unit has been verified, a new replacement unit will be sent out.
2. Service: You may have the product repaired; however, once serviced the product is no longer eligible for replacement.
Product must be deemed DOA by OCTOMINER Technical Support within 3 calendar days of the delivery date to receive a replacement unit.
DOA Terms and Conditions
- This DOA policy only applies to OCTOMINER-branded hardware products currently offered on the OCTOMINER Store.
- This DOA policy does not apply to third-party products which do not bear the OCTOMINER brand name. You may call the manufacturer directly with any third party product issues.
- If the product is deemed DOA by OCTOMINER Technical Support more than 3 calendar days after the delivery date, OCTOMINER’s standard product warranty will apply.
- If the product is deemed by OCTOMINER Technical Support NOT to be DOA, OCTOMINER’s standard product warranty will apply.
- Shipping will be arranged at OCTOMINER’s expense for all products determined by OCTOMINER Technical Support to be DOA.
- OCTOMINER will test all returned DOA product before sending a replacement. If the condition of the product is misrepresented by the customer, OCTOMINER may impose a handling fee of up to USD 500 to cover expenses related to receiving and testing product, and shipment cost to send product back to you.
Overall Return Guidelines
These guidelines apply to OCTOMINER-branded products, and are applicable only to products purchased by you directly from the OCTOMINER website.
All product returns require a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number. Before returning a product, please, first contact OCTOMINER customer service and obtain a Return Merchant Authorization (RMA) number before the end of the applicable return period. OCTOMINER will not accept warranty/defective component returns without an RMA number. You may obtain an RMA number by contacting OCTOMINER RMA Department at RMA@octominer.com.
You must ship the product to the RMA address provided by OCTOMINER within three ( 3 ) calendar days of the date that OCTOMINER issues the warranty Return Merchant Authorization (RMA). Please follow the following steps:
- Ship all products for which you received an RMA number TO THE RMA ADDRESS PROVIDED BY OCTOMINER. OCTOMINER WILL NOT RECEIVE PRODUCT RETURNS TO OUR HONG KONG OR SHENZHEN OFFICES.
- For warranty returns, the item must be new, unaltered, undamaged and in its original packaging including all the accessories, cables, media, documentation and any other items that were included in your original shipment.
- Ship the products at your expense, and insure the shipment or accept the risk of loss or damage during shipment.
The buyer will be responsible for actual return shipping charges. For product warranty returns shipped after the three ( 3 ) calendar days RMA time frame, OCTOMINER reserves the right to reject the shipment and reroute the item back to the customer.
Upon receipt of your return, OCTOMINER will notify you of the status of the warranty return and the estimated return date.
Note: Before you return the product to OCTOMINER, make sure to back up any data on the hard drive(s) and other storage devices in the product. Remove any and all confidential, proprietary and personal information as well as removable media such as flash drives, CDs, and PC Cards. OCTOMINER is not responsible for any confidential, proprietary or personal information; lost or corrupted data; or damaged or lost removable media that may be included with your return.
We recommend that you ship return merchandise via UPS (or any similar delivery service) with tracking, signature confirmation and that you request adequate insurance to cover the purchase price of the shipment. OCTOMINER will not assume responsibility for reimbursement or compensation if return/exchange packages are damaged, lost, stolen, or mishandled. We highly recommend you using original packaging and pack the product the same way as it was originally shipped.
Promotional Items: If you return a purchased item that qualified you for a discount, promotional item or promotional card (for example, discounts for bulk purchases) and either (i) do not also return the discounted or promotional item or (ii) have already redeemed the promotional card, OCTOMINER may deduct the value of the discount, promotional item or redeemed card from any refund you receive for the return of the purchased item.
Restocking Fee: Unless the product is defective or the return is a direct result of an error on OCTOMINER’s behalf, OCTOMINER will charge a restocking fee of 20% of the purchase price paid, plus any applicable sales tax. Refunds will only be issued in cryptocurrency for the USD value of your order (exchange rate to be calculated at the time OCTOMINER processes your refund).