Just Preordered 3G iPad - Credit Card Charged

Discussion in 'iPad' started by BlueAwesome, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. BlueAwesome macrumors newbie

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    So I just checked Apple's site and was surprised to see the preorder buttons up for the 3G iPad, so I gave it a shot.

    My debit card was instantly charged, but my account just says that it will ship "Late April." If they charged my card, doesn't that mean they are readying to ship?
     
  2. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020

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    Should just be a pre-auth to make sure the funds are there.
     
  3. thecheda macrumors 6502

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    Anyways

    Please post pics when you get them.
     
  4. ob81 macrumors 65816

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    If everyone made a post every time they ordered the iPad 3g, we can get an accurate number of how many macrumors members ordered 1.
     
  5. CarboysDesire macrumors 6502a

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    Who moderates this place anyway?

    Why don't they lock these duplicate threads?
     
  6. BlueAwesome thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry, just looking to get a question answered, didn't see any similar posts.
     
  7. gwynne macrumors 68000

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    To be fair, the mods here do usually catch the dupe threads, even if it's not *instantaneous*. And they have to put up with a lot of just-under-the-wire sniping at each other. (I'm occasionally guilty of this. Heh.) In short, cut 'em some slack.
     
  8. elfxmilhouse macrumors 6502

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    there are a few threads on this and im sure most of them get deleted pretty quickly.

    anytime you buy something with a debit card they will charge it to make sure it has enough funds. this is normal for almost all debit card transactions.
     
  9. GregGebhardt macrumors 6502

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    You just found out today you could pre order the 3G? They have been available to order the same day at the pre orders started on the WiFi unit.
     
  10. skubish macrumors 68030

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7E18 Safari/528.16)

    I don't know how many threads there are like this.
     
  11. noah82 macrumors 6502a

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  12. kennyboy3 macrumors newbie

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    I pre-ordered a 64G 3G a week or so ago, using a debit card, and nothing was pre-authorized on my card. I check my balance multiple times a day and the current balance and available balance were never different.

    I actually ended up cancelling the order a couple of days later after hearing a little too much about all of the Wi-Fi issues.

    But the point of my post is, nothing was authorized against my debit card when I placed the order.

    If they are authorizing immediately now, that makes me think something is different between now and a week or so again when I ordered.

    I would hope that difference is the fact that they are about to begin shipping.
     

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