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I purchased an app on app store using my VISA debit card, the app cost is 1.88 dollars. my fund in my debit card is only 1 dollar, the purchase was completed/succesfull, how could that be possible? and what would happen next? will apple collect the amount when I added fund to my debit card?

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in my purchase history, there is a message says We were unable to authorize your payment card for this purchase. Please update billing info. there is also a message like:

Amount you owe is 1.88 USD

Thanks!

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Was there any iTunes credit on your account? –  Stephen Aug 23 '12 at 5:49
    
how can I know that? –  janusfidel Aug 23 '12 at 5:50
    
If you have redeemed an iTunes gift card at any point, then there could possibly be some leftover credit on your account. It would probably draw on this. –  Stephen Aug 23 '12 at 6:04
    
can you give me instruction where can i find the credit account? –  janusfidel Aug 23 '12 at 6:06
    
in my purchase history, there is a message says We were unable to authorize your payment card for this purchase. Please update billing info. it also says The amount I owe is 1.88 USD –  janusfidel Aug 23 '12 at 6:11
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You may have overdrawn/gone into your overdraft. If your card does not have an overdraft facility, be careful, the amount of money you overdrew can get charged horrifically (at least it does here in the UK).

Not sure what Apple policies are or the time they allow to fully pay if off if they haven't collected the full money though.

Hope this helps!

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thanks for the help. In my case, my debit card is not deducted. the 1 dollar is still there –  janusfidel Aug 23 '12 at 7:59
    
It usually takes a couple of days for money to move: your 'available balance' should say something different to your 'account balance.' Apple tend to be VERY slow in moving money around (well I have found). I bought an app, then two weeks later the money was moved and my receipt arrived. –  Ali Maxwell Aug 23 '12 at 8:54
    
in my iTunes, there is a message Amount you owe is 1.88 USD thats why I dont think apple will move the money from my account, because there is nothing to move. –  janusfidel Aug 23 '12 at 8:57
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(There are answers from my comments in this post)

What you have suggested is that Apple has undercharged you for an app. This is highly unlikely, so the money would have had to come from somewhere.

  • The most likely place for this to come from would be from your iTunes credit, which is received by redeeming iTunes gift cards, to your account.

  • You can find this number in the top right of the 'iTunes store' tab, by your username.

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In my purchase history, there is a message says We were unable to authorize your payment card for this purchase. Please update billing info. it also says The amount I owe is 1.88 USD – sunajledif 12 mins ago


There is your answer. Your card has not been authorised, and you owe apple 1.88

To fix this, you will need an working credit/debit card. Then, go to the billing information page, and change the charged card to the new one.

You will then receive a bill of 1.88

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I hope this helps, if not, I have no ideas. –  Stephen Aug 23 '12 at 6:18
    
what If I dont add a working debit/credit card? will that debt will stay as debt forever? and whats the risk? –  janusfidel Aug 23 '12 at 6:30
    
I have no idea =) –  Stephen Aug 23 '12 at 6:33
    
They will repossess your App! The next person at your door could be the repo man... –  GEdgar Oct 29 '12 at 16:51
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