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Amex Zync...Should I Apply?

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Re: Amex Zync...Should I Apply?

A Cap 1 card with over 3 years of history and stuck at a $300 CL? Why am I not surprised? Any other bank I would be, but Capital One seems to love low credit limits.

EQ 679 FICO (02/24/2012)
TU 721 FICO (03/10/2012)
EX 703 FICO (05/05/2012)

Cards: NFCU cashRewards $14k, NFCU Platinum $14k, USAA Amex $7k, Amazon Visa $3k, Chase Freedom $2.5k, Amex Zync NPSL, Discover More $1k, Amazon Store $1.3k, Walmart Store $700
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Haha, I always tell myself "OK, that's it! No more appyling for at least a year" and I never stick to it, so I'm not even going to kid myself. 

 

I'm going to request a CLI from my CU, even if it results in a hard pull. If so, that will be my last pull until next summer (hopefully). The plan is to apply for Chase Freedom as soon as my oldest card (Cap1) hits 1 year, since that is their minimum requirement. I'm also going to app for Discover right after, then that's probably it for a while because I'll be graduating that fall (2012) and looking for a car not too long after that.

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AndyK wrote:

A Cap 1 card with over 3 years of history and stuck at a $300 CL? Why am I not surprised? Any other bank I would be, but Capital One seems to love low credit limits.


Don't get me started on them. If I didn't need that card just for the sheer age of the account it would have been closed long ago. I can't afford right now to hurt my AAOA any more than I already have. I have a $1500 barclaycard coming in the mail and now an amex An effing AMEX! and they still don't see me as worthy enough for more than $300...

Wallet: American Express ZYNC, Barclaycard Financing Visa, Capital One No Hassle Cash MC

Sock Drawer: Capital One Platinum, Best Buy Reward Zone MC, GEMB Wal-Mart (Store only), WFN JCrew (Store), First Premier (Only until June when the AF hits again)
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FloridaState12 wrote:

Haha, I always tell myself "OK, that's it! No more appyling for at least a year" and I never stick to it, so I'm not even going to kid myself. 

 

I'm going to request a CLI from my CU, even if it results in a hard pull. If so, that will be my last pull until next summer (hopefully). The plan is to apply for Chase Freedom as soon as my oldest card (Cap1) hits 1 year, since that is their minimum requirement. I'm also going to app for Discover right after, then that's probably it for a while because I'll be graduating that fall (2012) and looking for a car not too long after that.


I know, i told that story about not apping just a week ago...lot of good it did me, as i just apped again. In all sincerity though, i'm good for now. I really dont think I need anything more. I do want a Freedom, but I'm going to wait, even though they keep telling me I'm preapproved. I just bought a new car a few months ago, so I don't need that either. I probably wont make any major strategic moves until after I graduate...probably same time as you, once my earnings are higher

Wallet: American Express ZYNC, Barclaycard Financing Visa, Capital One No Hassle Cash MC

Sock Drawer: Capital One Platinum, Best Buy Reward Zone MC, GEMB Wal-Mart (Store only), WFN JCrew (Store), First Premier (Only until June when the AF hits again)
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mstew wrote:

FloridaState12 wrote:

Haha, I always tell myself "OK, that's it! No more appyling for at least a year" and I never stick to it, so I'm not even going to kid myself. 

 

I'm going to request a CLI from my CU, even if it results in a hard pull. If so, that will be my last pull until next summer (hopefully). The plan is to apply for Chase Freedom as soon as my oldest card (Cap1) hits 1 year, since that is their minimum requirement. I'm also going to app for Discover right after, then that's probably it for a while because I'll be graduating that fall (2012) and looking for a car not too long after that.


I know, i told that story about not apping just a week ago...lot of good it did me, as i just apped again. In all sincerity though, i'm good for now. I really dont think I need anything more. I do want a Freedom, but I'm going to wait, even though they keep telling me I'm preapproved. I just bought a new car a few months ago, so I don't need that either. I probably wont make any major strategic moves until after I graduate...probably same time as you, once my earnings are higher


Yeah, I mean, I won't be surprised if I app again before then, but that's my plan. Honestly, it'd be pretty stupid for me to apply for anything else right now because I have way too many inquiries, and then in the next couple months I'll have "too many new accounts" to be approved for anything else. So it looks like next summer, ~7 months from now, will be the next app spree which may include CLI requests.

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FloridaState12 wrote:

mstew wrote:

FloridaState12 wrote:

Haha, I always tell myself "OK, that's it! No more appyling for at least a year" and I never stick to it, so I'm not even going to kid myself. 

 

I'm going to request a CLI from my CU, even if it results in a hard pull. If so, that will be my last pull until next summer (hopefully). The plan is to apply for Chase Freedom as soon as my oldest card (Cap1) hits 1 year, since that is their minimum requirement. I'm also going to app for Discover right after, then that's probably it for a while because I'll be graduating that fall (2012) and looking for a car not too long after that.


I know, i told that story about not apping just a week ago...lot of good it did me, as i just apped again. In all sincerity though, i'm good for now. I really dont think I need anything more. I do want a Freedom, but I'm going to wait, even though they keep telling me I'm preapproved. I just bought a new car a few months ago, so I don't need that either. I probably wont make any major strategic moves until after I graduate...probably same time as you, once my earnings are higher


Yeah, I mean, I won't be surprised if I app again before then, but that's my plan. Honestly, it'd be pretty stupid for me to apply for anything else right now because I have way too many inquiries, and then in the next couple months I'll have "too many new accounts" to be approved for anything else. So it looks like next summer, ~7 months from now, will be the next app spree which may include CLI requests.


Probably right. I am hoping for a CLI from barclays, and removal from the PSL from AMEX by next summer. If those happen, I think I'll be satisfied enough not to app for anything else right now.

Wallet: American Express ZYNC, Barclaycard Financing Visa, Capital One No Hassle Cash MC

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