Apple charged me twice...should I just wait?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by shstiger2009, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. shstiger2009 macrumors 6502

    Jan 30, 2011
    Hey everyone, I'm just wondering if I should wait until either the phone ships, or maybe just give them a call because I was charged the $216.xx twice. Has anyone else had this happen in the past with pre-orders? Thanks.
  2. rockyroad55 macrumors 601


    Jul 14, 2010
    Phila, PA
    One of them might be an authorization and the other from the bank/card. Apple will properly charge the card once the phone ships. If the two charges remain a few days after you get your phone, give them a call.
  3. EmbraceTheOne macrumors 6502a

    Aug 26, 2011
    I ordered from Verizon, And if I'm charged twice, im screwed.
  4. ahdickter macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2011
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Call your credit card/bank and ask whether those are actual charges or authorization checks. I know AT&T has already charged me.
  5. steve dave macrumors 6502a

    Mar 29, 2010
    I ordered from Verizon and haven't been charged at all. I might take twice at this point.
  6. OneMike macrumors 603


    Oct 19, 2005
    The question I'd wonder is if they were both at the same time or not?

    If both at the same time it's likely an error.

    If they are days apart it could just be the auth and then actual charge when shipped.

    Although pre authorizations are good for 72 hours so I'm not sure why they wouldn't have posted against the first one rather then charge again.

    I'd call and inquire.
  7. bruinsrme macrumors 603


    Oct 26, 2008
    Personally I wouldn't wait.
    But then again in use Amex for things like pre-orders.
    When I ordered the IP4 ATT double charge me. It was four transactions, 2 authorizations and two charges. One set was cancelled.
    There was only 1 email confirmation from ATT.
    I don't trust any "extra" charges from any company.
  8. MaxBurn macrumors 65816


    Nov 25, 2010
    Let it sit and try to collect a second phone? :cool:
  9. Category 5 macrumors member

    Jul 31, 2011
    If you mess with it before your phone ships you may end up not getting any phone at all. I say wait. If you're lucky you'll get two phones and can sell the second one for more than you are charged. ;-)

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