Originally Posted by pdagamer
How long do orders usually take to ship? I ordered an 8890 tuesday and the money was pulled out of my bank account right away. The bank called 20 minutes after I ordered to inform me that someone made a large purchase using my card. Anyhow, I am just curious.
While I am not sure about your system exactly, it normally takes just a few days. But, I did want to mention that if you used a debit card (and acutally, a credit card works about the same way, but not with "real" money), they will put a "hold" on it as soon as you place your order - which explains why your bank called you so fast (since we couldn't possibly charge you that fast even if we wanted to!
). This does not mean that you card has been charged, it just means that an authorization was made for that amount. Hypothetically, if your system shipped 12 days from order, the money may actually appear again in your account on the 10th or 11th day because the hold is released. This is because the card was never charged. But since you are using a debit card with actual money attached to it, they must take the funds the moment you order to make sure you have them.
In short, PC Torque only charges orders once they ship and never sooner.