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Windows 7: Windows 7 Pre-order from Walmart.com

11 Oct 2009   #1
kenlou

Vista 64
 
 
Windows 7 Pre-order from Walmart.com

June 26th I went to Microsoft site and from there went to Walmart and pre-ordered 2 copies of the Windows 7 Professional Upgrade for 99.92 each. On the 10th of this month Walmart emails me and tells me that my order has been cancelled. After several emails and phone calls, they tell me that it is their policy to check with the credit card company every 30 days for verification. They tell me that in July they check and am good to go. They check again in August and am good to go. They check again and am denied by my credit card company. I would think that to my credit card company, it would appear that someone has tried to make this same purchase three times in three months and my card company has gotten suspicious.
So in essence, would it appear that because of Walmart's ****ed up policy, this purchase that I had thought was going to cost me 200.00 is now going to cost twice that.

Anyone else had this lousy experience with this lousy outfit....just curious?


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11 Oct 2009   #2
Snufffed

 

No, but I'm sure there are more ppl than you who have maxed out there credit card. And you know the business can not charge the CARD until they can verify the product has/can be shipped. That is to protect you as well as the shipper. In this case Walmart.
Last time I checked you can still PRE-Order from Several 3rd party org over the internet... under the same they can not charge until they can SHIP.

I thought the $99.00 release was the DOWNLOAD version.
guess I was wrong.
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11 Oct 2009   #3
kenlou

Vista 64
 
 

i am nowhere near maxed out on this card...haven't even used it in over 6 months, I have over $12,000 credit.
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11 Oct 2009   #4
Snufffed

 

Have you checked with the CC company.?
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11 Oct 2009   #5
harpua

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

You could order again (from whereever you can find a good deal) and this time call the credit card co. and alert them that you want this particular purchase to not be denied. They can document your "file" to that effect and that should prevent it from being denied again.

Btw, if by any chance you have a .edu email address, you could get W7 Pro (download version) for $30.
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11 Oct 2009   #6
kenlou

Vista 64
 
 

The price that I ordered for was 92.00....that is gone, now I will have to pay 199.00...I won't pay that
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11 Oct 2009   #7
Snufffed

 

I'd still call the CC company and make 100% Damn sure that my account has/had not be "used by unauthorized" that is a hella lot of credit.
Huuummm huum some trashcan leach could be having a nice TAILGATE PART ins Hawaii. or somewhere.

Have found many companies simply toss the CC info in the trash, and not shred it...

If Walmart emailed me and said... "they cancelled my order i'd damn sure wonder why".
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11 Oct 2009   #8
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

kenlou,

Have you ever looked at Microsoft Technet ?

& looked for a discount coupon code online ?

You could get a lot for what you were going to pay Walmart for 2 copies !
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12 Oct 2009   #9
poin2

Windows7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kenlou View Post
The price that I ordered for was 92.00....that is gone, now I will have to pay 199.00...I won't pay that
It's possible they just tried the credit card company at a bad time. If it fails to go through because the system is down or something, it can simply come back as "denied."

But there are greater odds they're trying to jack up prices from their pre-order deal which is why they cancelled you.

Anyway, you can pester Wal-Mart and tell them to try again (maybe on another card) or take your business elsewhere. I personally wouldn't consider them reliable for things like pre-orders -- I don't think they're a common choice for such things.
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