Ordered 27" iMac on 30th, Payment Still Processing

Discussion in 'iMac' started by crovali, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

    Oct 16, 2011
    Does anyone else have this problem? I ordered it the first day they were available and the payment is still processing. I don't want the shipping time to slip to 4-5 weeks.
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2008
    Asheville, NC
    It will say processing until it's ready to ship. They do an authorization for the amount first, THEN actually charge when it's going out.
  3. macrumors G4

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    Apple doesn't charge until product ships. Whatever your deliver by date is is good. No worries unless your billing & ship to address don't match.
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 16, 2006
    I used a debit card and the full amount showed up under pending transactions immediately. I'm not sure if it will actually come out once the banks open tomorrow or if it will go when the iMac ships. I hope it comes out tomorrow - easier to keep track of my balance that way.
  5. Roller, Dec 2, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2012

    macrumors 68000

    Jun 25, 2003
    For credit card purchases, the amount isn't deducted from your account until the iMac ships. I assume that it's posted as a pending transaction to assure that the credit limit won't be exceeded by subsequent purchases. I suspect that it's similar for debit cards - the money isn't actually transferred from your account yet, but is effectively set aside so it'll be there when the computer ships.

    Personally, I would want the funds to remain in my account as long as possible, especially if it's an interest-bearing account or has other benefits that depend on maintaining a balance.
  6. thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 16, 2011
  7. iMcLovin, Dec 2, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2012

    macrumors 68000


    Feb 11, 2009
    For me something very strange happened. Apple charged me two times when they reserved the amount for my imac. first they took the whole sum of the imac then a few secs later they reserved an amount of about $400+ for nothing I bought...
    I have called them but haven´t heard anything back. I never accepted this withdrawal, kinda weird they can do that...I find such things rather serious and would expect an instant customer service to sort it out - which I haven't got yet.

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