Amazon £1.00 verification fee

edited 22 July 2018 at 9:05AM in Over 50s MoneySaving
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k2150k2150 Forumite
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edited 22 July 2018 at 9:05AM in Over 50s MoneySaving
I am a long time Amazon customer using the same VISA card for years, it's not a new card.

I have a £100 balance, I purchased a set of headphones for £50. The £50 payment shows up on my statement plus a £1.00 fee which shows as pending, my available balance is now £49.00. Six days later nothing's changed my available balance remains £49.00.

Why do Amazon need to take this fee in the first place, as I have said, it's not a new card and why the need to hold it so long after I have received the goods ? anyone.

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  • badmemorybadmemory Forumite
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    Amazon aren't holding it as such as it will just "drop off". I've never had this in all the years I have been buying, but is it possible your card is close to expiry & they were checking to see that it wasn't superceded.
  • alanqalanq Forumite
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    £1 reservation to check that the card is active when taking the order and the full cost of goods taken when they are dispatched?


    For example: ASDA do this with groceries but only with 1p reservation.
  • bigaskbigask Forumite
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    k2150 wrote: »
    I am a long time Amazon customer using the same VISA card for years, it's not a new card.

    I have a £100 balance, I purchased a set of headphones for £50. The £50 payment shows up on my statement plus a £1.00 fee which shows as pending, my available balance is now £49.00. Six days later nothing's changed my available balance remains £49.00.

    Why do Amazon need to take this fee in the first place, as I have said, it's not a new card and why the need to hold it so long after I have received the goods ? anyone.

    .

    maybe Amazon want to verify that your account has funds before to ship any order:cool:
  • bigaskbigask Forumite
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    alanq wrote: »
    £1 reservation to check that the card is active when taking the order and the full cost of goods taken when they are dispatched?


    For example: ASDA do this with groceries but only with 1p reservation.

    it's temporary
    1£ will be refunded whitin some time
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