11-09-2011 04:25 PM
Hi. I tried to place an online order for store pickup 4 days ago (Saturday). When I submitted the order, it came up that the order did not go through, because there was a problem with my credit card. However, when I go on my bank's website, there is a charge from Best Buy that is being "Processed" and has been held for 4 days now. It has been very very inconvenient for me to not have those funds available to me, as they total almost $500. I called the bank to find out when they would remove the hold, and I was told I had to contact the merchant (Best Buy) to have the transaction released. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I still wish to make this purchase from Best Buy, but I cannot do so until that money is available to me again.
11-09-2011 10:37 PM
11-10-2011 12:21 PM
11-11-2011 01:37 PM
Chances are what you’re seeing on your account is simply a temporary authorization, just like Crystal suggested. These holds typically expire after 2-5 business days, so you may wish to follow up with your card’s issuing bank once that timeframe has elapsed. Please keep in mind, however, that it is the responsibility of that company to remove any expired authorizations from your account – Best Buy’s role in the transaction was complete when the order was not processed.
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