Does apple charge payment right away?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Pngwyn, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

    Oct 20, 2008
    So I know the new imacs are available to ship in January, if I order now will they charge my card immediately or once its being prepared to ship?
  2. macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Usually when it's shipped, but I would be prepared for the charge to hit at any time after you order.
  3. macrumors regular


    Nov 29, 2012
    Orlando FL
    I ordered an hour ago and was charged right away. Guess it depends.
  4. macrumors newbie

    Dec 3, 2012
    Ann Arbor, Michigan

    A hold for the full amount was put on my card before it shipped so it's best to have the funds available. The hold went away after a week or so.
    My card was officially charged when it shipped.
  5. macrumors 6502

    Sep 10, 2012
    The Real Northern California
    Apple ran a "Pending" charge against my cc over the weekend of Dec 1 & 2.

    That pending charge came off my cc by Tuesday December 4. The only charge that went through with my order was for AppleCare.

    I received my iMac on Thursday December 13, and it was several days (it may have been the following Monday) before the iMac charge appeared on my CC.

    Once during the "Processing items" stage, the Apple charge appeared AGAIN on my cc under "Pending" but then went away.

    Apple, any vendor for that matter, wants to know that they will be able to collect their payment prior to shipping the order. ;)
  6. macrumors 6502

    Nov 16, 2009
    my status on the order is preparing for shipment and strangely I still haven't been charged.

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