05-13-2012 09:17 AM
What's happening on my charge is I'm getting a "pending charge" for $1.00 on free books, but then it's reversed (or drops off, there's no actual credit).
05-13-2012 09:32 AM
05-13-2012 01:12 PM
Yes, that token charge (or actually just a hold) for $1.00 seems to show up for about a day when you "buy" a free book, then goes away. Nobody's ever been able to figure out why the system finds it necessary.
Because the B&N DRM uses the credit card to create the key, and even many free books have DRM, the system needs to "ping" the credit card, to make sure it is still valid. To to this, they basically have to charge an amount, sometimes it's $0.01 sometimes $1.00. It should fall off and never become a "real" charge on your statement. A lot of companies do this when you buy something from them, I see it a lot, I get a $1.00 pending charge and then eventually the actual charge.
06-07-2012 05:12 PM
I just found out today that i was charged $1.00 eight different times for free apps. I have sent a email to them. I hope i can get a answer and maybe my money back.