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Old 12-07-02, 12:27 PM
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Do DDD & Bestbuy.com charge for preorders when they ship or when you order?

I just placed preorders with both of them and am not sure what the billing policies are.
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They charge when an order ships.
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Both companies charge you when the items ship.
Old 12-07-02, 01:49 PM
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Actually the policy of most internet stores is to charge when an item ships or is about to be shipped. I personally never had a U.S. site charge me until shipment. But if you are ordering from a Canadian site you might be charged when the order is placed.
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Thanks a million! There will be a Christmas for other people now

It seems around the holidays I kinda go dvd crazy on myself.
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I believe it's either state [most states] or federal law that says in most cases, for most items, [your average retail website] the site can't charge the card until the product ships.
I of course can't find an actual cite for that right now, however....
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DDD, in my personal experience doesn't charge my cc untill the item in question is shipped. Bestbuy.com on the other hand keeps a charge pending until the item ships. It's annoying because the charge doesn't appear on my account (online) but the amount has been deducted, when the item is ready to be shipped an additional charge is made and two days later the initial (pending) charge is credited back to my cc.

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