Old Jun 20, 11, 8:53 pm
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Originally Posted by dayone View Post
The practice is much older than that.
Only when in backordered situation. In Stock would always get authorization immediately.

Up till March / April the card was IMMEDIATELY authorized literally within SECONDS after placing the order. I can see that happens on all my cards - either a pending charge detail such as cards from BofA, or the available credit limit is reduced by $1K.

I dont know about the month of April as we have gone on a 6 weeks long trip. Came home mid May and found the new practice.

We had a very brief moment when there were actually In Stock inventory - yet the cards were not immediately authorized as in the past when placing orders during that brief window.
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