I recently purchased a video card from newegg at a cost of $289.99. The video card (Sapphire Radeon R9-280X) came with a promotion for three free games, but the promotion has a $0.99 charge on the newegg website. The way the order was invoiced is as follows:
Discount for add-on - $ 0.99
Sapphire R9-280X $289.99
Shipping $ 5.67
Grand Total $294.67
I see that charge on credit card statement, and there are no concerns with that. There is also a second charge from Newegg in the amount of $1. Newegg has not been able to explain this, and I think that they think I am questioning about how I was charged for the promotional items.
When I checked out, there was a prompt from Google about free protection. I elected to accept the offer from Google.
There's only a few things I can conclude about this $1 charge.
1) It's a card verification charge that will be removed
2) The game promotion was rounded to $1
3) Google sees Newegg as a trusted store and perhaps the free protection incurred a $1 charge
I've never shopped at newegg before, so this is my first experience with free order add-ons that come in the form of a digital delivery and have a $0.99 charge that is taken off later.