Question regarding debit card puchase of iphone 4 at att retail store

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sleepness, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. sleepness macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    So, apparently, I've found out that att retail representatives were not supposed to let you pay for an iphone with a debit card. However, I guess mine slipped through, and the charge went through successfully (it is a debit card that can also be ran as credit). After hearing about this, I contacted the ATT store, and they instructed me that my best bet would be to cancel my order and reorder using a credit card in the store, since it will more than likely be cancelled and not shipped. I ordered on 7/3 and it is still on backorder. Is that good advice, or should I just hold on?
     
  2. GDVI macrumors regular

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    They suggest this because the transaction will charge the card twice (normal for everyone). The double charge is returned to you but you will be left without those funds for X amount of time.
     
  3. Goaliegeek macrumors 6502a

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    Don't think it really matters. I mean, you have enough funds anyway right? I have a debit/credit card and I can purchase things without a hitch online and I used it to buy my iPhone 4 at the ATT store. They keypad just asked, do you want to run it as debit or credit? I always choose credit.
     
  4. sleepness thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, I have the funds, that's not the issue. They told me that the reason they don't use debit cards is because they can only "hold" the funds on your card for 5 days, then it drops off. Which did happen to me, the charge is no longer pending and I don't have any holds on my card, which is why I'm wondering if I should just listen to them. My order doesn't show as cancelled or anything though.
     
  5. GDVI macrumors regular

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    The double charge will show when it's shipped.
     

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