Are they supposed to charge the card already when you pre-order it?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Johnny Steps, Sep 15, 2017.

  1. Johnny Steps macrumors 6502

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    Just wondering because Apple immediately slapped on a $79.60 charge on my credit card. Is that normal? I thought it was only when it shipped.
     
  2. Strelok macrumors 6502a

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    Those must be the taxes, which they probably do charge instantly. If you cancel you get them refunded though.
     
  3. Johnny Steps thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ah okay... then I guess I should be happy it's lower since the order info has the estimated tax as $90.59.
     
  4. Strelok macrumors 6502a

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    Hm OK that's a bit odd. I ordered through Verizon and haven't been charged yet.
     
  5. Shadowbech macrumors 601

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    They usually put a temp auth. hold onto your account but doesn't get charged till they ship it out.
     
  6. Johnny Steps thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Really now? Hmm... I guess I better keep a watch on this.
     
  7. noobinator macrumors 603

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    They will immediately (usually) do a pending charge for the full price of whatever you paid, be it the price of the phone, taxes whatever. Then if it doesn't ship the pending charge will drop off and you will be charged once it ships. I think this is how it works.
     
  8. Looony2nz macrumors newbie

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    Not sure about Apple but Verizon said they put a "hold on" your card for the specific amount then charge you when it ships
     
  9. Johnny Steps thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's what weird.. this isn't a specific amount. It isn't half or anything according to the pre-order info I got in the email which is what makes this weird.
     
  10. kilcher macrumors 65816

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    Mine is showing the full amount under pending charges (bought from Apple.com)...

    09/15/2017 pending APL*APPLE ONLINE STORE $1,008.31 <--- PHONE
    09/15/2017 pending APL*APPLE ONLINE STORE $41.44 <--- CASE

    OP - Did you buy a case or any accessories? Even though I bought a phone and case in one transaction they're showing up as separate purchases on my credit card.
     
  11. Johnny Steps thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The exact amount because you paid outright or did the Apple upgrade program?
     
  12. AppleZombie macrumors 6502a

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    I got the same thing after ordering from Apple. Full amount for the phone pending on my CC even though I ordered it through Verizon 24 month installments. I am confused.
     
  13. kilcher macrumors 65816

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    Outright for an unlocked version from Apple.com.
     
  14. cnotes2019 Suspended

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    They charged me $1
     
  15. Johnny Steps thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No I did not. I'm just going to assume Apple knows what they're doing lol.
     

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