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    #1

    To get a refund

    Hello

    Context: I ordered a book, but it turned out that the book is not in stock. I already paid for the book. Now I want to say:

    1. Due to cancellation of the dispatch I demand a refund for / on the book.

    Which preposition is correct here? I have searched all dictionaries I have and I can't find the proper collocation anywhere. We refund money for something or on something?

    2. We don't have the book in stock right now, so we will refund you for / on it?

    thx

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    #2

    Re: To get a refund

    for

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    Re: To get a refund

    You will hear "Can I get a refund on this?" too.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: To get a refund

    I know this is not what you asked about, and Ems hinted at this, but we would not say "I demand a refund" as a first correspondence.

    What is your process for refunding me?
    How soon can I expect a refund?
    I'd like a refund rather than credit, please.

    Only if the company has indicated they will not refund you do you need to use words like "demand."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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