It was a long while ago. Probably last year some time.That's bizarre.... was it pre-covid the last time or is this something new?
I wonder if it's a counterfeit part thing.... they discover that a particular part they're selling is counterfeit and pro-actively get the shipper to RMA it before it gets to you? It's obviously something being initiated by Amazon otherwise the refund wouldn't automatically be part of it....
Well it was a cable by 'Fasgear'. So I don't think i'd worry about counterfeit.
Whatever, I'm not all that mad. The Prime Cables ones were cheaper and look a lot nicer. I'll just need to wait another week or so.