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EA took my money, but told me there was an issue with my card

#51TimePharaohPosted 12/3/2013 9:18:00 PM
WyzeGye posted...
Treason686 posted...
El Magnifico posted...
I think EA was right that they never got your money. Typically, how credit cards work is that the merchant asks to reserve a certain amount of money for the transaction. The bank puts that amount on reserve which appears as a temporary charge on your account. If there was a problem with the transaction and it never gets finalized then after about 7 to 10 days the reserved funds are released back into your account by the bank and the temporary charge disappears. Basically, EA doesn't have your money, but your bank is holding that amount for them in case they decide to claim in within a few days. EA probably just took the loss since it wasn't worth souring the relationship with a customer over a dollar.

I was going to post this exact thing, as I had a similar incident at one point.

I charged something to my credit card and it showed under pending transactions, but the digital goods were never received.

I contacted the company, and they said that my order was declined and they didn't have my money.

Turns out they were right, as the money was credited back to my account after several days. I'm willing to bet this is the case with you, though I don't have access to your statements.


While I understand what you guys are saying fully, I know it has to do with their system, and not my bank. I've gone through the same kerfuffle with blizzard. It's the transaction system that they use. I've attempted to purchase Starcraft 2 half a dozen times, and i've had the money taken from my account and reimbursed every time a week later. I spoke with my bank about it those times as well and they said there was no reason my transaction shouldnt have gone through.

I just thought i'd give you guys some closure.

If you're using a credit card, that's wrong. There is no money there. It's credit. They can't "take" anything. It gets reserved, then recredited, but no actual money is ever taken from anywhere...because again, it's not using any money you may have.
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#52WyzeGye(Topic Creator)Posted 12/3/2013 9:29:18 PM
It's a TD bank Debit Visa.

It's my money that has been taken from my chequing account every time.
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#53DiehardFFv2Posted 12/3/2013 9:35:06 PM
WyzeGye posted...
I'm Canadian, brah

Last I checked, Canada was still part of America you fascist.
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#54arleasPosted 12/3/2013 9:42:02 PM
Canada is America's hat.

or conversely

America is Canada's pants.
#55WyzeGye(Topic Creator)Posted 12/3/2013 9:42:32 PM
North America, yes.

Up in these parts we call you yankees American... I'm pretty sure nobody in the history of ever has ever referred to a Canadian as American, unless they're from the USA.
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#56WyzeGye(Topic Creator)Posted 12/3/2013 9:44:25 PM(edited)
arleas posted...
Canada is America's hat.

or conversely

America is Canada's underpants.

fixed that for you.

I had that shirt... i have no idea where it went.
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#57DerPancakePosted 12/3/2013 9:54:34 PM
Nice they gave you the deluxe edition, that was 10 dollars.
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#58WyzeGye(Topic Creator)Posted 12/3/2013 10:16:31 PM
Yeah, I thought that was pretty cool of them
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#59squidgy617Posted 12/3/2013 10:18:45 PM
mycousinvinnie posted...

Oh my gourd

These have made my night

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#60lazycomplifePosted 12/3/2013 10:19:12 PM
Jprime666 posted...
It wasn't very wyse of you to trust EA.

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