How long does it take for a credit card refund to show up?

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How long does it take for a credit card refund to show up?

Postby 96mustang5_0 » Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:23 pm

I returned something two full days ago at Meijer and the refund still has not showed up on my credit card. It's a Keybank card if that makes any difference. How long does it take for a credit card refund to show up because my debit card shows stuff immediately when I login to my account.

I don't get why it's taking so long? I mean my purchases show up immediately, so what gives stores the right to take their sweet time when you return something?

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Postby jeffysdad » Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:41 pm

It takes a few days with a credit card. It takes longer for the refund to show up than it did for the charge. It should appear within a week. I would give it 10 days and then call if it doesn't show. With a debit card it's your money so I think they have to post the refund more promptly for that.
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