Buying a Macbook pro... Payment question

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Vio1, Jan 11, 2006.

  1. Vio1 macrumors newbie

    Dec 26, 2005
    I want to preorder a macbook pro, but wont have enough room on my visa for about another week and a half... do you know if i order one now from the apple site, will they process the payment now, or when they ship?
  2. Vio1 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 26, 2005
    also, do you think i need to preorder??? when in Feb is it coming out? Do you think it would be possible to go to the apple store the day of release and just pick one up?
  3. Texas04 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 2, 2005
    Probably not, but you can alwasys call and ask about the payment. Also try the payment plans they have $50 dollars a month or somthing like that
  4. kwajaln macrumors 6502


    Sep 18, 2004
    Maybe this won't help your situation, but the Apple Store online allows you to split an order between two different credit cards.
  5. clayj macrumors 604


    Jan 14, 2005
    visiting from downstream
    They won't charge your card until it's very close to shipping time.
  6. shambolic macrumors regular

    Oct 27, 2003
    Staten Island, NY
    Apple shouldn't charge you until the order ships - however, for your order to be accepted, they'll almost certainly do a "pre-authorization" for the full amount. So if you don't have enough room on your card at the time you place your order, you may have problems.

    Best to confirm with your CC provider - if you've been a good customer in the past, they may even increase your credit limit, after all, credit card companies ultimately make their money out of you spending as much as possible...

    disclaimer: shambolic does not advocate or endorse irresponsible credit card spending, etc etc
  7. berkleeboy210 macrumors 68000

    Sep 2, 2004
    Boston, Massachusetts
    I ordered one yesterday, and my card was pre-authorized, and the charge is still showing today. So hopefully it will come off tomorrow, and then they'll hit the card again when it's preparing shipping in early feb.
  8. Vio1 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 26, 2005
    From the last release of the powerbook, do you remember if all the notebooks in store were sold out? or could you just walk in and pick one up? Im debating to even preorder.... cause i could more quickly just go and pick it up from the apple store. any ideas?

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