[thelist] eCommerce - transaction status

Brian Cummiskey brian at hondaswap.com
Thu Apr 23 19:04:59 CDT 2009

Hassan Schroeder wrote:

>> It is illegal to charge a credit card before the item has shipped.

> I've heard that before, but it makes zero sense. Do you have a
> reference to anything substantiating that?

It should be in your merchant agreement.

> After all, what good would it do to discover the card is invalid /after/
> you've shipped the item?  :-)

That's why you AUTH the card... to make sure there's funds available and 
is a valid card.

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