Did I just get a free iPhone X?

lupend88

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My order is now "Preparing To Ship" (Nov 3 delivery date) but all of a sudden the charge from Apple on my bank has disappeared. Has this happened to anyone else/ should I be worried/ should I be excited?
 

Oridus

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My order is now "Preparing To Ship" (Nov 3 delivery date) but all of a sudden the charge from Apple on my bank has disappeared. Has this happened to anyone else/ should I be worried/ should I be excited?
Most likely the "hold" disappeared... don't worry, the "charge" is coming.
 
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OneMike

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My order is now "Preparing To Ship" (Nov 3 delivery date) but all of a sudden the charge from Apple on my bank has disappeared. Has this happened to anyone else/ should I be worried/ should I be excited?
This happens every year. You will be charged. Even if not until after you receive the phone
 

Ipadfever

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It must feel like winning the lottery!

Don’t worry Apple doesn’t give away free phones.
 

rawCpoppa

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That was sarcasm right?
When I read posts like the OP's I like to think of them "uncharging" his credit card then putting the box back on a shelf. "I'm beat. We'll update his order status on Tuesday."

Edit: oh my you are the OP.
 

lupend88

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When I read posts like the OP's I like to think of them "uncharging" his credit card then putting the box back on a shelf. "I'm beat. We'll update his order status on Tuesday."

Edit: oh my you are the OP.
Thanks for your help.
 
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alphaod

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If for some reason your charge doesn't go through like you're out of credit or over your balance, then sorry no iPhone for you.
 

brianric

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It must feel like winning the lottery!

Don’t worry Apple doesn’t give away free phones.
That's not true. After going through a 3.5 hour debacle trying to pick up my 7 Plus at the Christiana Delaware Apple Store last year the manger gave up and gave me the phone, plus a case, a 50 gift card and Apple Care for free. The store spent 1.5 hours trying to get my 6 Plus off my account (I was on IUP), one hour getting loan approved, then another hour trying to activate the phone on Verizon. The store couldn't print out the receipt, they told me to come back tomorrow. I said I wasn't leaving without a receipt. The manager said the phone is free. I said say what? The manager said Mr Richards, you are walking out of here with a free phone, case, $50 gift card and Apple Care for your troubles.
 
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Benz63amg

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That's not true. After going through a 3.5 hour debacle trying to pick up my 7 Plus at the Christiana Delaware Apple Store last year the manger gave up and gave me the phone, plus a case, a 50 gift card and Apple Care for free. The store spent 1.5 hours trying to get my 6 Plus off my account (I was on IUP), one hour getting loan approved, then another hour trying to activate the phone on Verizon. The store couldn't print out the receipt, they told me to come back tomorrow. I said I wasn't leaving without a receipt. The manager said the phone is free. I said say what? The manager said Mr Richards, you are walking out of here with a free phone, case, $50 gift card and Apple Care for your troubles.
Hmm.. Yeah right okay cool story bro.
 

alphaod

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That's not true. After going through a 3.5 hour debacle trying to pick up my 7 Plus at the Christiana Delaware Apple Store last year the manger gave up and gave me the phone, plus a case, a 50 gift card and Apple Care for free. The store spent 1.5 hours trying to get my 6 Plus off my account (I was on IUP), one hour getting loan approved, then another hour trying to activate the phone on Verizon. The store couldn't print out the receipt, they told me to come back tomorrow. I said I wasn't leaving without a receipt. The manager said the phone is free. I said say what? The manager said Mr Richards, you are walking out of here with a free phone, case, $50 gift card and Apple Care for your troubles.
I once bought a Mac in a store. I also bought AppleCare separately. Then I decided I'll upgrade next year, so I returned the AppleCare. I ended up with a Mac with AppleCare, but I wasn't charge for the AppleCare. The store manager said Mister you can leave now. The AppleCare is yours to keep. But don't never come back. I won't call the police because I don't know what kind of scam you just pulled. You're banned from buying here.
 

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I once bought a Mac in a store. I also bought AppleCare separately. Then I decided I'll upgrade next year, so I returned the AppleCare. I ended up with a Mac with AppleCare, but I wasn't charge for the AppleCare. The store manager said Mister you can leave now. The AppleCare is yours to keep. But don't never come back. I won't call the police because I don't know what kind of scam you just pulled. You're banned from buying here.
Seriously? They banned you for a mishap you didn't cause?
 

Ipadfever

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That's not true. After going through a 3.5 hour debacle trying to pick up my 7 Plus at the Christiana Delaware Apple Store last year the manger gave up and gave me the phone, plus a case, a 50 gift card and Apple Care for free. The store spent 1.5 hours trying to get my 6 Plus off my account (I was on IUP), one hour getting loan approved, then another hour trying to activate the phone on Verizon. The store couldn't print out the receipt, they told me to come back tomorrow. I said I wasn't leaving without a receipt. The manager said the phone is free. I said say what? The manager said Mr Richards, you are walking out of here with a free phone, case, $50 gift card and Apple Care for your troubles.
It is like you won the powerball that is 1:350000000 lol.

My point was they didn’t mess up the payment process nor did they mess yours up, they gave you a free phone due to all the hassle and inconvenience.
 

alphaod

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Seriously? They banned you for a mishap you didn't cause?
Yeah this was in college. I wrote this long email to Apple ... back when few people used Macs and there was no iPhone.

A few weeks later a different store manager called me to say I was welcome back in the store and the former store manager had been "reassigned."
 

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Same thing happened to me with an Apple Watch purchase. The charge initially showed and then disappeared. When It actually shipped, I still was not charged and then shortly day or so, the charge reappeared on my account.