Can someone explain this to me?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by alecapple, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. alecapple macrumors regular

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    Why am I being charged twice? And why would they do a pre-auth, after they already charged me the full price of the phone?
     

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  2. goobot macrumors 603

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  3. macbookpro45 macrumors 6502

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    Fear not the preauth is to make sure you had enough money in the account to make the purchase. It was a hold. Now they took the money out, you will see the preauth removed from the statement (depending on how your bank works) by the next statement.
     
  4. alecapple thread starter macrumors regular

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    It's a bunch of X's, i only wanted to get rid of the last 4.
     
  5. alecapple thread starter macrumors regular

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    But why did they do the pre-auth AFTER they had already charged me the ~$316?
     
  6. appleguy123 macrumors 604

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    One is a pre authorization one is charge. They do the firmer to make sure that you have the cash on your account.
     
  7. pugnut macrumors 6502a

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    You are not being charged twice- When first requested the card company provides a authorization number, when they submit the charge the authorization is cleared. If they charge again, which is possible the old authorization falls over within a certain number of days.
    i am assuming this is a debt card, one of the main reason i never use a debit card for critical transactions.

    THe funds will be removed from your balance until the authorization is either used or expires.
     
  8. macbookpro45 macrumors 6502

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    It is possible there was a mix up on the dates. I would relax, give it a few days (about 3-4) and the preauth should clear up. I've had the dates reversed on my statements before for preauths nbd
     
  9. alecapple thread starter macrumors regular

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    Alright, that would explain it. Thanks

    Btw, Would a mod delete this thread now?
     
  10. appleguy123 macrumors 604

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    You need to report your opening post and ask them to do it.
     

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