The online apple store charged me $2.00 and I don't know why

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  1. morgothaod macrumors regular

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    I bought a macbook pro, itouch, and a printer and my online banking shows 2 $1.00 charges from apple. Anyone else get this?
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    They're checking your card no doubt. First time purchase there? Big money? Have they charged you for the item yet?
     
  3. morgothaod thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes, first time purchase, the total was $1800ish. I haven't been charged for it yet. I hope that won't affect me from getting the itouch and printer rebates...
     
  4. Teh Don Ditty macrumors G4

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    As jessica. alluded to, they are Pre-Authorization holds. It's a place holder for when the actual purchase is charged to the account.

    Nothing to worry about, unless of course you don't have the funds.
     
  5. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Thanks for the explanation. My friend told me that was the Apple Tax.
     
  6. Teh Don Ditty macrumors G4

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  7. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    Most online places will do this if you pay attention close enough.
     
  8. Antares macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, it's just an authorization charge. It will reverse after a period of time. A lot of companies do this to verify that the card is valid. I see charges like this when I fill up with gas. I think businesses do this as a way to get around the fees that credit card companies charge them to validate a card. It's cheaper to do a small charge and reverse it than to pay for a true "validation." Yet both processes essentially do the same thing.
     
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