View Full Version : When you pre-order, does the Merchant charge your Credit card immediatly?

07-06-04, 08:15 PM
Do they do that with BestBuy, Comp or Outpost?

Cuz I get paid every two weeks and i will have enough in my account for two more weeks?Can anyone confirm this.


07-06-04, 08:19 PM
Best Buy does NOT charge CC until item ships. MPCparts Charges immedietly. CompUSA does not charge until item ships. It can vary with online places. Some will charge immedietly and some dont.

07-06-04, 08:30 PM
Monarch charged my card immediately. Card shipped 4 days later, (I think).

07-06-04, 09:00 PM
Usually they tap your card with a pre-authorization the instant you order. It's not an actual charge, but it ties up funds on your card for a few days until it rolls off. If the pre-authorization doesn't go through (meaning you don't have enough available credit/funds), then the merchant will probably contact you to try to clear up the problem.