Q. When does my credit card get charged?
A. To ensure you’re totally satisfied with your purchase, Sony will not charge your credit card until your purchase is ready to be shipped. However, if you ordered a custom configured VAIO PC, payment is deducted from your account as soon as we begin production on your VAIO PC. At the time you place your order, we'll pre-authorize your card for the total amount plus all applicable taxes and shipping charges.