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Authorization Charges

Is it true that you guys do an authorization charge every week for pre-orders until the item comes out? If I don't have enough money in my bank account will my order be canceled?
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Re: Authorization Charges

I haven't heard about every week until the item comes out, but I think they do the first authorization at the time of the order and the 2nd a few days before it comes out (if there's a lengthy period of time between the pre-order and release date) and if the 2nd one fails then you have something like 24hours to fix the issue before it gets cancelled.
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Re: Authorization Charges

Alright, thank God. Someone on a different thread said they issue multiple authorization charges before the item ships. I'm worried because I don't have much money in my account right now.
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Failed Authorization?

I recently placed a pre-order and after putting in my card information, I got a failed authorization email. I fixed the information and the authorization hold was placed on my bank account. Since then I've gotten the money back. I know that's normal but today I went to check on my order and it said failed authorization under the total amount. I haven't gotten any emails (it's been a week) about another failed authorization. Why does it still say failed authorization? There's no button to fix it since the information is correct now.
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Re: Failed Authorization?

Greetings Ajenkins2-

Thank you for taking the time to post and let us know about your issue. We absolutely want you to be able to get that pre-order on time!


When an order is in a failed authorization status, that usually means there is an issue with the form of payment.  Unfortunately, I am not able to modify payment over our Forums here, but I do know who can!  If you call 1-888-BEST-BUY(1-888-237-8289) they should be able to correct that issue and get your order back on track.


Please let me know if you need any more assistance with your order!

AndrewB|Social Media Specialist | Best Buy® Corporate
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Re: Failed Authorization?