PCInk - 5:13 pm on Nov 4, 2003 (gmt 0) P.S. It would only affect pre-auth customers.
No, they didn't say that, but if they have authorised payments which needed to be completed today, they will need to honour that. If they don't, it would make EXCEPTIONALLY bad press. Whether they'll need to manually go through and re-submit the buyers card numbers or whether they'll have to just credit accounts is not really relevant. They'll have to honour it if they want to remain a respectable business.
P.S. It would only affect pre-auth customers.