Card transactions by proxy

Roland Perry lists at
Mon Apr 4 10:14:09 BST 2011

In article <32797A21-D2BB-4B1B-A9EA-BC45CA32B17C at>, Ian 
Batten <igb at> writes
>I don't feel inclined to book a hotel just to find out, but I'm
>pretty certain they are an exception.

Hotels are "different" because they routinely 'reserve' some of the 
cardholder's credit, although in the relatively recent C&P world they 
seem to make a nominal ($100 or whatever) charge as a refundable 
deposit, which doesn't show up on your statement because they cancel the 
transaction when you checkout.
Roland Perry

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