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Online shopping: order date vs shipping date vs charge date

Yes, Amazon is obligated to charge your card in this way because Visa's merchant rules require all merchants to charge a customer's card only when an order actually ships. 1.5.7.1 Transaction Deposit ...
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Online shopping: order date vs shipping date vs charge date

Clearly Amazon billed your credit card on the date that each of the two items you ordered was shipped. This seems very reasonable. Charging when shipped simplifies things in many ways. For example it ...
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Online shopping: order date vs shipping date vs charge date

The online seller has two possible sources of rules regarding when they bill: the government the credit card network In the United States the Federal Trade Commission seems to be concerned with did ...
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Online shopping: order date vs shipping date vs charge date

Amazon's process (classically) is actually a little more complicated than others have explained here. They (apparently): Sit on your order for a time. When this step ends, they know where they are ...
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