AMEX Charge

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by mchaseman, Apr 15, 2015.

  1. mchaseman macrumors member

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    I was successful in purchasing a 42mm apple watch on April 10 and got a $1 charge on my AMEX shortly after. That charge has subsequently been removed. Anything to be concerned about?

    Thanks in advance.

    Sincerely,

    Marc
     
  2. TexasChemE macrumors 6502a

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    Probably nothing to be worried about
     
  3. frumpy16 macrumors 6502a

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    AMEX Charge

    No. It's a pending charge that drops off automatically in a few days if not replaced by a real charge. They'll charge you when your item ships.
     
  4. Patriot24 macrumors 68030

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    This is the standard authorization process from Apple. You'll be charged for the full amount of the purchase when it ships.
     
  5. Gooberton macrumors 65816

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    That's common . I'm worried cause I didn't get the 1 dollar charge
     
  6. DavidLynch macrumors 6502a

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    It was just a verification. It dropped off exactly as it's supposed to.

    I didn't get a charge at all. Some won't even see one. Nothing to worry about.
     
  7. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Nope. It works differently depending on your bank, card used, and how Apple feels that day (kidding, just other variations I don't understand).

    Some people are not charged at all until it ships. Some are charged $0.99 for validation of the account. Some are charged the full amount which is then rescinded. All are pretty normal and really just a way for Apple to confirm the payment information.

    I would not worry if I was you - Apple will charge you the full amount again (for real) when your orders are ready to ship.
     
  8. jst1nt macrumors regular

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    Check your credit limit ... You should see a pending charge lowering your limit for the value of what you paid.
     
  9. jkel777 macrumors 6502a

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    My card is still showing 2 authorization charges of $0 for "address verification only." They haven't disappeared yet for me.

    But yeah, you're fine. It's just so Apple can verify the card and billing address.
     
  10. Sophrosyne macrumors member

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    Don't be worried. The pre-auth charges to my AmEx were both dropped today.
     
  11. frumpy16 macrumors 6502a

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    That will drop off as well. They can't hold your credit limit hostage in perpetuity.
     
  12. dilap macrumors 6502a

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    Some times it is $0.00, and if there is no charge (0.00) some banks don't show it.
     
  13. bunnicula macrumors 68040

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    My pending charges dropped off AMEX, but my credit limit is still being held hostage. Weird.
     
  14. AJsAWiz macrumors 68040

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    Did you fill up your AMEX credit limit on your card? If not, I don't understand why you say it's being held hostage.
     
  15. bunnicula macrumors 68040

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    Nope. Which is why I'm baffled. I still have plenty of available credit. I don't carry a high balance.

    The confusing part is that the difference between my limit and the amount owed plus pending charges leaves an amount of unavailable credit that equals my Apple Watch purchases. Maybe it'll all sort out soon.

    In the "Pending Charges" all I see are other charges. The Apple ones that were listed dropped off today.
     
  16. Speechless macrumors 6502a

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    I still have the two $1 charges from the 9th and the 10th.
     
  17. AJsAWiz macrumors 68040

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    Perhaps a call to American Express is in order?
     
  18. gabo864 macrumors 6502a

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    my pending chargers also dropped! But my credit is still being held :(
     
  19. bunnicula macrumors 68040

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    Nah. Not worried. If it doesn't clear by the weekend, I may inquire.
     

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