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Error 18016

The requested refund amount exceeds the amount that can be refunded. For help fixing this, see http://sellercentral.amazon.com/gp/help/25281

This error occurs because the refund amount you are requesting exceeds the amount that can be refunded. The ItemPrice or Principal is the amount the customer paid for a product before shipping and taxes. Common reasons why your requested refund might be rejected include the following:

  • The refund amount you are specifying is greater than the amount the customer paid.
  • The refund amount you are specifying is greater than the amount the customer paid minus any previous refunds.

If a customer pays $20 for a product (not including shipping and taxes), you can refund up to $20. If you were to refund $15, the customer's balance would be $5, and any future refunds could not exceed that $5 balance.

To view the current balance for an order, you can search for the order using the Search Orders feature in Seller Central.

To resolve this error, please resubmit your request with a refund amount that is less than or equal to the customer's current balance.

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