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Old July 2nd, 2009, 05:42 PM
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Your experience is the way Debit cards are suppose to work and do in most cases. There are some banks that don't clear the holds immediately.

Around Christmas in Missouri the gas stations were putting a $100 hold on debit cards used to pay at the pump and the banks were not removing the hold for up to a week after the purchase.

Another poster on this board had to borrow money to get home with because the holds on their card did not get released so they were basically charged double for a few days.

It depends on the bank and how the debit card account is set up. If you have not had problems with lengthy holds in the past, you shouldn't have any on your cruise.

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