RannyP asked in Business & FinanceCredit · 2 months ago

is it normal for a company to bill your credit card before they ship what you purchased?

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  • RICK
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Very common, who in their right mind  would ship until they knew for sure they could get their money

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  • J
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    Usually a company will not ship any orders until payment has been made. They would be stupid to ship something before they get paid. 

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Not necessarily billed yet.  They tend to do a hold for the amount of purchase at the time of purchase with the actual charge coming back when they ship.

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  • 2 months ago

    Standard practice. How do you think a merchant is told your card is either accepted or declined?

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  • 2 months ago

    If you're a company, would you like to find out that someone gave you bogus credit card information before or after you ship them a product?

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  • Shay
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Most of the time, the companies I deal with charge my card on either the day of shipping or just one or two days before shipping.

    After all, if the card declines payment - it is much easier to stop a shipment that hasn't left their building yet instead of calling back a shipment that is already in route to you.  

    I would consider it perfectly normal as long as shipping is actually happening within 48 hours of the card being charged.  

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  • 2 months ago

    Yes. Some companies do it just to make sure that you have money on your card and also to make sure that it’s not an unauthorized charge. 

    Best Buy does it all the time. 

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    They shouldn't, but nearly all do.......I don't deal with them again.

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    • John1 month agoReport

      You really think that a company is screwing you because they took payment before shipping?  More likely they are trying to make sure that YOU aren't screwing THEM.  And if you don't patronize any of these companies, good luck buying anything you need from pretty much anywhere.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Isn't that how it works? It's not the same as paying the pizza delivery guy.

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