What is pre-authorisation?

When you place an Advanced order purchase, there are instances where we will contact your credit (or debit) card company to confirm that the card you are using is valid and has not been reported lost or stolen, we will also check your card has enough money to cover the transaction. This is communicated in the form of a pre-authorisation of the full amount of your purchase (or the first instalment amount if you have selected an Easy Payment option).

If your purchase has a long delivery timescale the pre-authorisation will release back to you within 10 working days, we will not proceed to debit payment until your item ships.

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