Apple charged me for 4S, shipped it, and refunded me.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Nikos, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. Nikos macrumors 68000


    Nov 20, 2008
    New York
    Placed my order using a debit VISA through Apple shortly after the servers went up and was charged immediately. My phone shipped a couple of days ago and the charge fell off this morning. I'm sure I'll be charged again for it, but I'm curious if this happened to anyone else. :eek:
  2. blkonblk17 macrumors 6502

    May 19, 2009
    I thought I was the only one. Let's wait and see lol :D
  3. Helixc0de macrumors regular

    Apr 23, 2011
    This also happened to me. I put the iPhone 4s pre-order on my American Express and since it's a credit card they did not charge anything until the phone shipped. I received the phone a few hours ago and I was charged $1700 then refunded $1700. I imagine that they will charge me soon.
  4. ObsidianBlade macrumors regular

    Oct 12, 2011
    $1700!? wtf? Why so much?
  5. ihonda macrumors 68000

    Sep 17, 2009
  6. JTSmeed macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2009
    I'm in the same boat. They put a hold on my account, shipped my phone (it's almost to the local sort facility). The hold expired.

    With orders from Apple in the past, they charge as soon as the item ships.

  7. troop231 macrumors 603

    Jan 20, 2010
  8. Kyliec89 macrumors member

    Jun 8, 2010
    Same thing happened here with my debit card. Placed a hold immediately. Hold expired, and then the phone shipped. Haven't been charged again.
  9. rockyroad55 macrumors 601


    Jul 14, 2010
    Phila, PA
    Same happened for me two days ago. I was charged again yesterday, permanently.
  10. tim0409 macrumors regular

    Jun 6, 2010
    Unfortunately that won't work - when I ordered my original iPhone 4 the same thing happened (hold dropped off and full funds available) yet the money came out a few days later even though the card was cancelled (yes I did try and chance it....)
  11. makefunnyfaces macrumors 6502a

    Jun 12, 2010
    West Virginia
    Same thing happened to me except I ordered through AT&T.
  12. justinwebb macrumors regular

    Aug 23, 2009
    working for a large bank the charges will drop off if pending for a few days but since you gave apple the authorization they can at ANY time take the money back. The bank will just drop pending charges after a few days of not receiving confirmation of the company taking the money. I have never seen a company not take money some were as far back as 90 days. Changing your card wont matter either as your bank will just route the charge to the new card since you still authorized it.
  13. powerbuddy macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2006
    Yeah, it happens but you will be charged for it. In my case, Apple has burnt a 319$ hole in my bank statement already! :eek:
  14. melman101 macrumors 68030

    Sep 3, 2009
    Wow, my wife's iPhone 4s charge stayed, but my iPhone 4S charge did not stick even though I'm supposed to get it tomorrow according to UPS. I also ordered my 4S first. Don't know what's going on here.
  15. rockyroad55 macrumors 601


    Jul 14, 2010
    Phila, PA
    Don't think it's a refund. That's going to be a huge mistake.
  16. justinwebb macrumors regular

    Aug 23, 2009
    great for us here at a bank, means a raise for me :)
  17. iomcamaross2010 macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2010
    stuart, fl
    any updates on if people have been gettign charged... my money was taken and then hold released as well?
  18. EcuadorianMami macrumors regular

    Oct 11, 2011
    Somehwere in Los Angeles
    at&t gave me the money back too...i need them to take their money...its tempting me to go shopping with that money...
  19. reclusive46 macrumors 65816


    Apr 14, 2011
    Its called a preauthorisation. Don't worry :p The money will be taken.
  20. rkahl macrumors 65816

    Jul 29, 2010
    You obviously don't know how the system works.


    It's gonna be funny when they take the money back when you least expect it.

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