Pending charges are GONE!

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  1. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    Not sure if this is good or not (been a while since I've pre-ordered from Apple Store directly - iPad mini launch) but the pending charges for my Apple Watches are gone from my amex account. My orders still show up as processing in the Apple Store.
    Is this a normal step in the process? Will the charges be placed on my account next or am I looking at all my orders being cancelled any moment now?
     
  2. Smtevo macrumors 6502

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  3. gibbz macrumors 68030

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    It's normal. They ping your card during pre-order to validate your payment method.
     
  4. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

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    I paid with Apple pay as I always do and I have plenty of money in my account. So I remain unbothered.
     
  5. VSMacOne thread starter macrumors 601

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    So this is normal then, right? I'm just used to my pending charges going directly through after a few days.
     
  6. fresh4u macrumors member

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    I think pending charges were deleted automatically after one week.
     
  7. gui0312 macrumors 6502

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    Not really, my preauthorization for my watches were dropped 3 days after pre-order and I used apple pay with apple rewards credit card. It's normal for them to drop after some time. It's just a test charge to make sure the card is active and valid. You will be recharged once they ship the watch.
     
  8. VSMacOne thread starter macrumors 601

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    It's not a matter of money. I just didn't see any charges on there that had to do with Apple so was worried about what happened.
     
  9. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

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    Charges won't go through till something is ready to ship. Most of the time that's a couple of days or so, but when there's a delay, like with the watch, the charge will drop off and be reapplied at shipping time.

    After all, some people are facing delays of a couple of months for $17,000 watches - it wouldn't be fair to tie up so much of their available credit for so long.
     
  10. Quahog macrumors member

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    I paid with Apple Pay, and I never had pending charges at all.

    Order still processing. I'm sure they will charge the card by Monday.

    I wonder how that works with the Apple Pay "Token"?
     
  11. VSMacOne thread starter macrumors 601

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    Makes sense. I just thought they would go from Pending to Posted when the order ships.

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    I had 2 Apple Pay and 1 regular transaction. For Apple Pay the full amount was showing under Pending, and for regular cc transaction I had the $1 charge.
     
  12. dan.synergy, Apr 17, 2015
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    Who are all these early adopters that appear to have never purchased something on preorder before? You have all this disposable income and no idea how your banking system works? So sad.
     
  13. noobinator macrumors 601

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    Probably canceled. You should email Tim Cook directly to see what happened.
     
  14. vi2867 macrumors 6502

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    I wonder how many orders get cancelled, when Apple charges customers the second time around right before shipping?
     
  15. BillyTrimble macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed
     
  16. VSMacOne thread starter macrumors 601

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    My favorite types of comments on MacRumors! You guys are the best!
     
  17. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

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    They do, if there's a small enough time gap between them. Vendors aren't allowed to have a pending charge on your account indefinitely.
     
  18. VSMacOne thread starter macrumors 601

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    I guess with there being 2 weeks between pre-order and delivery date the pending charges would have to go off before we get shipping notifications. Makes sense.
     
  19. H3rman macrumors 6502

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    Why would it get cancelled? Even if the card issuer declines payment Apple say they will contact you before they do anything with the order....


    Apple also say....

    http://store.apple.com/uk/help/payments/card_payment#notprocessed
     
  20. colem1 macrumors member

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    Up here in Canada(with TD notably) we don't get the liberty of seeing pre auths without calling the bank.no push notifications or anything in the apps. And every transaction posts after 2-3 days.

    For those wondering about charge issues, yes, they email and ask you to call. You have 15 days to sort it out. This could change though with watch / pre orders.
     
  21. jkel777 macrumors 6502

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    Yep, my last authorization charge from the 10th at 3:03 A.M. just dropped off today. Just waiting for that pending $399 charge...
     
  22. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

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    RBC does show pending authorizations now though.
     
  23. wesk702 macrumors 68000

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    Straight baller over here.
     
  24. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

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    I wish. I understand how he feels.
     
  25. Bako-MacAddict, Apr 17, 2015
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