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Re: Chase Sapphire Preferred...app or no

I'm of the school of thought that if you can't type a complete, intelligible sentence, you probably can't speak well enough to get approved on a recon.  But, that's just me.

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Re: Chase Sapphire Preferred...app or no

Trust me, I can type my thoughts grammatically correct if I so desire, but being at work is something of a hindrance so I have to get my thoughts down quickly.



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Re: Chase Sapphire Preferred...app or no

I verified myfico equifax score is currently 716.  Barclays will soon report a balance of 25 bucks, while the zync and freedom will both report zero balances.



In my wallet: Amex Platinum NPSL, Amex Everyday Preferred $13,500, Amex Starwood $1000, Chase Freedom Visa Signature $5000, Chase Sapphire Preferred Visa Signature $10,000, Chase Ink Plus Visa Signature $5000 Barclaycard Arrival Plus MasterCard World Elite $5000, Cap One Quicksilver MasterCard $6000, Citi Forward Visa $6900, Citi Premier World Elite MasterCard $6200, Discover IT $6000
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Re: Chase Sapphire Preferred...app or no

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Jayb5635, frankly I would go the following way (I am somewhat in shoes similar to yours as I also want to apply for CSP some time soon, but not sure if I can get approved):

 

- Try to get Amex revolver in your name. As long as you already have Amex Zync it will only be a soft pull if you are denied. I would suggest you to try to get either Amex BCE (it is a nice card IMHO), or Amex Delta (it is free for the 1st year and 35000 miles (skypesos as they are frequently called here :-) ) can be somewhat useful). It is sometimes reported that Delta is easier to get, but I can't confirm this from my personal experience (got declined for Amex Delta, than ~6mths later approved for BCE).

This way you will, first of all, get a nice card that can have 3x limit increase in 2 months (so called "61 days 3x CLI" here) and you will have an idea on what limit you realistically can rely on. 

If you get declined for Amex, I would probably NOT try to apply for CSP, but rather wait some more time before apping or try to get to Chase with another card (e.g. Freedom) that has lower requirements. 

 

But these are just my thoughts, how I would've approached this being in your shoes :-)

Good luck anyway!

 

EDITED: Sorry, missed that you have Freedom already. How old is it? Have you ever asked for CLI on your Freedom? 

My first statement remains the same still - I'd try with Amex revolver first...

In my wallet now: Amex PRG NPSL, Amex BCE $15k $17k (thanks to recent CLI), Chase Freedom 11k, CSP $6k, Chase United ME $5k, Citi Dividend $5.6k, Discover It $4.5k and a handful of other cards...
TU Dec 2013 - 752Sep 2013 - 764 - new all time maximum

Obsolete data &colon:smileywink: Current TU - probably around ~750. I am now applying only for cards I can have fat sign-up bonuses on, repay them right away and close before next year. That's why BKLSBNKDELAWARE probably blacklisted me long ago, LOL...
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Re: Chase Sapphire Preferred...app or no

If you don't need the CSP anytime soon, I would wait until Chase offers a larger signup bonus promotion. It is not guaranteed to happen but it would be nice to have.  Time helps your credit score right? 

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Re: Chase Sapphire Preferred...app or no

I agree.  My thinking was to apply and recon, because I'm not entirely sure ill get approved instantly.  I've had a checking account with Chase since 2006 and the freedom since August.



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Re: Chase Sapphire Preferred...app or no


Open123 wrote:

For borderline approvals, I'm from the school of thought where it's better to app, recon, and be denied; rather than wondering "what if" I would have qualified.


+1

Absolutely! AND if this is THE card that you want, what's one inq? At least you'll know where you stand and what to work on. IMO.

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Re: Chase Sapphire Preferred...app or no

Drapp it like you want it....DRAPP IT!



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Re: Chase Sapphire Preferred...app or no


adavis425 wrote:

Open123 wrote:

For borderline approvals, I'm from the school of thought where it's better to app, recon, and be denied; rather than wondering "what if" I would have qualified.


+1

Absolutely! AND if this is THE card that you want, what's one inq? At least you'll know where you stand and what to work on. IMO.


I don't mind inquiries all that much.  To me, they're like battle scars.  Without them, you'll never win any major battles.

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Re: Chase Sapphire Preferred...app or no

Lol even with the 3 inquiries from August I'm not deterred. I guess it's just paranoia on my end. I'm already mentally preparing myself for the recon call. Mind you, I think my score is good enough, as well as my salary. I make 55k/yr


In my wallet: Amex Platinum NPSL, Amex Everyday Preferred $13,500, Amex Starwood $1000, Chase Freedom Visa Signature $5000, Chase Sapphire Preferred Visa Signature $10,000, Chase Ink Plus Visa Signature $5000 Barclaycard Arrival Plus MasterCard World Elite $5000, Cap One Quicksilver MasterCard $6000, Citi Forward Visa $6900, Citi Premier World Elite MasterCard $6200, Discover IT $6000
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