My order has shipped, but my card hasn't been charged.

Discussion in 'iPad' started by mrat93, Mar 12, 2012.

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    mrat93

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    I ordered my iPad the day preorders began, and my order status is "Shipped." I checked my online banking after the purchase to make sure they charged my card, and it showed up under "pending transactions." Now, it shows nothing. No trace of a transaction in my bank account. I have a shipping number, and it appears to already be in Pennsylvania.

    Should I be worried? Could they potentially cancel my order? Will they recharge me once I receive it? I clicked "cancel order" just to see what would happen, and it said that I cannot cancel the order because it has already shipped. Should I call Apple? What's going on here?!
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    This has happened to me at a few places, the charge will show up, don't worry =)

    The pending authorization "fell off" (normal) but the actual charge hasn't gone through yet, give it a day or two. Usually they overlap.
     
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    ZBoater

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    Worried that it will be free?

    Ummm, if they charge you, great.

    If they don't charge you, even better.

    Why would you be worried if it was already shipped? :confused:
     
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    Chupa Chupa

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    Not to worry. Apple isn't leaving there $ on the table and they aren't "recalling" your iPad either. I've ordered more than a few Apple products before where I got delivery before the CC processing caught up to me.
     
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    Macman45

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    That's happened to me a number of times...My custom iMac wasn't charged for nearly two weeks after I got it....Don't spend it, they will not forget!:)
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    The same here, but I've been through this many times before. So it will show up later;)
     
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    mrat93

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    Whew! Okay! Thanks for clearing that up for me.

    Maybe Apple could cancel the shipment before it gets to me?

    Yeah, a free iPad would be nice, but that would just be wrong of me to accept based on an error on their part. They saved me literally over $2,000 on a new computer when my friend spilled tea on my brand new MacBook Pro last year. They deserve every bit of my $500.
     
  8. macrumors 6502

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    Mine went from pending authorization right to a charge on my statment this morning.
     
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    Macman45

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    I don't know about the US. but UK law is very clear...."No Monies to be deducted until goods are despatched"
     
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    bobsentell

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    Most companies will put a hold on your card at ordering, but won't actually finish processing it until it ships. Either way, the money is effectively taken for personal finace purposes.
     

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