Kitchen purchase

We ordered a new kitchen on Thursday and had intended to pay the deposit by credit card, to afford us some protection. However, as I don’t use my credit card frequently, the transaction would not go through and we had to pay using BACS instead. I would feel more confortable paying with a credit card as we’ve paid £6K to order the kitchen, which won’t be ready until August. That feels a long way off to have nothing to show for such a large payment. Do you think I could ask the company for the deposit to be refunded and then repay using a credit card?(Deposit is non refundable) Alternatively, if I paid an additional £100+ now, would that provide protection for the whole of the cost, even though my first payment had not need on the CC? Thanks In advance for your thoughts.

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  • [Deleted User]
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    They won't reverse the deposit, but make your next payment on a credit card for s75 protection.
  • eskbanker
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    Fruly said:
    Alternatively, if I paid an additional £100+ now, would that provide protection for the whole of the cost, even though my first payment had not need on the CC?
    No need to pay £100+ on a credit card to secure protection for the whole cost, even a penny would do (theoretically!)
  • NoodleDoodleMan
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    It's always advisable to call your credit card company in advance of any intended large size payment to ensure they are onside to allow it to go through.

  • jonesMUFCforever
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    It's always advisable to call your credit card company in advance of any intended large size payment to ensure they are onside to allow it to go through.

    I think this is incorrect. 

    If they have any doubt about a transaction they will get in touch with you.
  • NoodleDoodleMan
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    I've always contacted my credit card company in advance of a significant purchase to ensure the transaction will proceed without any hiccups - never had any problems, and never been told this is incorrect.
    What's the issue ?
  • No issue and of course you are totally at liberty to do that but what is lacking is any control in that nobody knows what would have happened had you had not contacted the card

    the transaction may have gone through anyway so you cannot say that calling them was a good idea or not
  • eskbanker
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    No issue and of course you are totally at liberty to do that but what is lacking is any control in that nobody knows what would have happened had you had not contacted the card

    the transaction may have gone through anyway so you cannot say that calling them was a good idea or not
    And conversely, notifying them first is no guarantee that a transaction will be authorised - it would be a gaping hole in their security measures if advance customer contact automatically allowed transactions to proceed when they may otherwise have triggered suspicious transaction checks!
  • Mickey666
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    It's always advisable to call your credit card company in advance of any intended large size payment to ensure they are onside to allow it to go through.

    I think this is incorrect. 

    If they have any doubt about a transaction they will get in touch with you.
    Yes, that’s been my experience.  Last time was when I bought a new camera a few years ago.  The transaction was refused so I said to the vendor hang on I’ll call my card company.  Before I could do that my phone rang and it was the CC company calling to verify if the transaction was genuine.  I confirmed it was and it then went through.
    Simply blocking a transaction with no immediate follow-up is very poor service.  Supposing you were abroad somewhere and needed to check-in to a hotel or buy a plane ticket or any number of other scenarios.  
    Has the OP asked why the transaction was declined?


  • born_again
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    I've always contacted my credit card company in advance of a significant purchase to ensure the transaction will proceed without any hiccups - never had any problems, and never been told this is incorrect.
    What's the issue ?
    Even if you contact the card company. Unless it is over the daily card limit. There is no way to stop the security system form kicking in.
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  • born_again
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    Mickey666 said:

    Simply blocking a transaction with no immediate follow-up is very poor service.  Supposing you were abroad somewhere and needed to check-in to a hotel or buy a plane ticket or any number of other scenarios.  
    Has the OP asked why the transaction was declined?


    Transaction may not have been blocked. It could have been a error at retailer end, or customer error on PIN.

    If it did not go through, then ringing the card provider to find out why is a good idea.
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