Does Apple UK hold the money or take it off?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by 2contagious, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. 2contagious macrumors 6502a

    2contagious

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    Hi,

    Weirdest transaction ever: money off, money back on, but Apple claims it has gone off and my bank claims there hasn't been any transaction on Tuesday:

    I have ordered a custom Mac Pro on Tuesday and during the 2 days after that, my bank account's "available balance" showed that the money had gone through. The weird thing is: since yesterday, the available balance has gone back up to the amount it was before. I called Apple to see if anything was wrong with my payment, but he said everything worked and the money has gone through. Is it possible that Apple were just doing a credit-check and will take the money off for good by the time they ship my Mac Pro?

    It's really confusing at the moment.. I can't keep track of my payments anymore now that I have an extra 3000 pounds on my account and I don't know where it came from (it's being shown in the available balance, but I don't know the reason because nothing is on the statement yet).

    see you
    2c
     
  2. mr0c macrumors regular

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    well for credit cards, they put a hold on the amount until it ships, then they take it off. So it appears you have less o an available balance even though there is no transaction.

    don't sweat it, once it ships the money will be gone ;) if it's not you can always donate it my way :D
     
  3. 2contagious thread starter macrumors 6502a

    2contagious

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    It's a debit card :confused:
     
  4. jamied95 macrumors 6502

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    It'll be to check you have available funds, they don't want to send it to you, and then find you don't have the money! It happened loads to people who ordered the iPad - everythings fine!
     
  5. 2contagious thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, but what's the point in doing a credit check first if they're going to take it off anyway.. :/
     

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