Anyone know how long it takes for Apple to remove their authorization on credit card?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by rugox, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. rugox macrumors regular

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    I ordered a new CTO MBA 13 inch from Apple but decided to cancel and get the same model in refurb as its cheaper and basically new. I cancelled and added the refurb model to cart and tried to check out with the same CC but it gets declined :mad:. It has been declined since the cancel and I was wondering when the authorization is removed by Apple? The refurb model I've been trying to purchase is now sold out FUUUUUUUUUG:mad:
     
  2. lshirase macrumors regular

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  3. rugox thread starter macrumors regular

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    Damn that's lame. Do you know if I call Apple and ask them to reprocess the order, would it be possible for them to just ignore the cancellation?
     
  4. lshirase macrumors regular

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    either way you will have to wait 4 business days for the initial charge to clear.
     
  5. rugox thread starter macrumors regular

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    arrrrrrrrrrrgh hopefully the refurbs show up again.
     
  6. impulse462 macrumors 68000

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    This happened to me recently, and the guy I called said 5-7 business days, but in actuality it went away in 4 business days.
     
  7. MJedi macrumors 6502a

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    I think it also depends on the bank. With my credit union, the funds were released 8 hours after I canceled an order with Apple.
     
  8. jenzjen macrumors 68000

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    Did you call your cc company and talk to see if they would authorize the 2nd charge?
     
  9. impulse462 macrumors 68000

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    Well in my case, I ordered but I had to cancel. They took a pre-authorized deposit and it was still there for about 4 business days.

    I never actually called my bank, but I did call apple. The guy also said I could continue to use the card as if the money was there because it was just a matter of time before the money was back. He told me this after he confirmed the order was indeed cancelled.
     
  10. jenzjen macrumors 68000

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    Right, that's why I asked if you called your cc. In my experience, I've seen them agree to process the 2nd charge if you get on the phone with them re: the denial.
     
  11. rugox thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I called Apple and my bank. Bank told me that Apple authorized the fund and therefore caused the decline when I tried to buy it again. Called Apple and they told me I have to wait until the authorization clears up or use another payment method. =(
     
  12. Cicatrix macrumors 6502

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    This exact same thing just happened to me. Isn't it $^#***% maddening! I ordered again today and was declined. I checked my bank, saw the balance, cool. Ordered, nope! I forgot there was two balance areas with my bank, balance, and available balance. They don't put it in the same spot. ****!

    It will be there in a few days, try not to fret too much. At least we will be richer for a little while longer! lol.
     

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