iPad 2 Payment

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Blickiss, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. Blickiss macrumors newbie

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    So I bought my iPad 2 from the online store at 1am 25th March (Australian launch). I chose to pay with credit card and the order when through without a hitch. Except I wasn't charged straight away.

    It's a week and a half later, my ipad's been shipped and i have been emailed my invoice form Apple. But i still havent been charged for it....

    Is this normal? I thought the apple store charged your account as soon as you purchase?

    an answer would be appreciated

    Cheers
     
  2. FSUSem1noles macrumors 68000

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    Apple has been known to issue charges the day you receive your device, trust me Apple will collect on their money...
     
  3. Ecoh macrumors 6502a

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    I ordered a cover and iPad at the same time. The cover came a week before the iPad. I did not get charged for it until the iPad came .

    My credit card was charged for the entire order the day the iPad arrived.
     
  4. ipxmbx macrumors member

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    Apple is one of the best online store & billing systems I've experienced. Their accuracy is exceptional.
     
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    Although I do not know the laws of Australia, in the United States a company cannot charge for a product it has not delivered. Technically Apple could charge you as soon as they ship the product, but normally they wait a couple days or so after that to charge. At least that has been my experience.
     
  6. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    That is weird, I've only known Apple to bill then ship. Then again the only thing they've ever shipped was a MacPro so that could explain it.
     
  7. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    What I've discovered is that they normally bill when they pack the device to be shipped. However, it takes 2-3 days for charges to appear on credit cards. If you do online banking, you'll notice a pre-authorization on a debit card. Usually credit cards don't let you view the preauthorizations because they're usually inaccurate (not Apple, but in general). An example is a $1 or a $75 preauth charge when you pay at the pump.

    So, depending on how long the shipping takes, you may get your device around the same time a charge appears on your card.
     
  8. maflynn Moderator

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    My experience has been the polar opposite to the OP. My credit card gets whacked twice when I order online. First apple puts a hold on my credit card and then when when its shipped they charge it. It takes a few days for the first to be taken off. I noticed this a while back and called the credit card company.
     
  9. Blickiss thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the responses
    I recieved my iPad yesterday and was charged the full amount
     

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