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Hi Kim, Yes, many hotels, car rental places, and gas and resturants, will put in a higher intial amount when they first charge your account, because that way if you charge more than orignally thought they have that money anyways basically, but then after 3 days or so it gets reduced down to whatever it is you were charged. Say, you went to a resturant and your bill was $30, they would authorize it for $40 to cover tip and then if you immediately called the c/c company you would have less $40 available, but in @3 days the charge would be redu ed to whatever you did actually charge and sign for, hence always keep your reciepts. Espically hotels, say you go on vacation you rent a car go to a retsurant get gas and a hotel , you will be maxed out before you even charged it up because they will autorize it for much more than you will most likley charge. Happens a lot you go on vacation and your card gets declined even thu you havent overspent and you out of luck as it would clear thru to the right charges till you almost on your way home from vacation.
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