I recently returned my Oculus Quest 2 (64GB) to Amazon as I had re-purchased its 256GB variant, having capitalised on the recent discounts, sales etc.
I noticed that as soon as I returned the goods to them via Australia Post, that Amazon had processed my refund and the money was back with me. Does anyone know if Amazon actually check if the returned item is complete, works, or whatever else? Or do they simply bin it?
I ask the 'bin' question because I did ask a similar question many years ago to K-Mart (hope I'm allowed to mention them in this manner), and the assistant simply said that they'll bin the product now that I've returned it. I was 'eh!?' at the time, and they explained that they'll throw the item away and claim it on their insurance. This K-Mart product was opened and used by me and found not suitable, as opposed to returning an un-opened item which I assume would be put back on the shelf.
I ask because it would seem like a lot of piss farting around for Amazon to open the returned Oculus item, check that all the documents, cables etc are there, to then re-box and do what they do with it. This would be occurring on a grand scale too as they'd (surely) be receiving 1000s of returned items.
Truth be told, I was also tempted to retain the USB C to USB C cable but just returned the received the one I got in the 256GB item once I received that. Saved me the mild bother of having to coil it up etc.