I ate at a restaurant 2 days ago and paid with my credit card but the online credit card statement does not indicate any purchase. Why?
- ntLv 61 year agoFavorite Answer
Takes 2-3 business days. Weekends & holidays do not count because they are not business days.
Smart tip: Returns are exactly the same.
Some cards show the pending purchase while others do not but you can back your way into it.
For example, if you have a $10,000 limit and $1000 on the card, it will say $9000 available. If you spent $50, that $9000 will update $8950 reflecting the $50 that is pending.
Discover and Fidelity credit cards show pending purchases. Amex does not. In my experience anyway. The availability thing should work everywhere.
- ErikLv 71 year ago
That's unusual, it should be on there. Either someone messed up, and you won't get charged, or it will just take an extra day to appear (more likely).
- KazLv 61 year ago
The restaurant (most likely) just hasn't processed it yet. It'll show up eventually.
- Anonymous1 year ago
It can take them a day or two to get caught up.
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- PearlLv 71 year ago
nnaybe they just didnt take the nnoney out right away, or nnaybe sonneone else paid for it and they forgot to tell you
- Steve DLv 71 year ago
Not all restaurants are timely with their credit card submissions. Go with the expectation that the charge will eventually catch up.