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Dell Preferred *CLOSED*

Been looking to close a TL or two since there are a couple of cards in my account that I absolutely don't use.  This one is the easiest one as I've used it once since I opened it to buy a computer and the second time was to buy a USB drive.  

 

$3K limit and since I just got a $5K increase on one of my other cards, it effectively will not impact my utilization.  

 

Now, to find card #2 to axe.  

 

The remaining portfolio:

 

UIECU IlliniCard Rewards Visa $26K (12.9%)

PSECU Visa/PSL Combo $20K (9.9/12.9%)

Alliant Platinum Rewards Visa $17K (12.24%) 

Barclaycard Rewards MC $12.5K (12.99%)

Nordstrom Visa signature $12K (10.9%/14.9%)

BMW Card Visa $10K (16.24%)

Chase United MileagePlus Club Visa Signature $8K (15.24%)

State Farm Platinum Rewards Visa $6K (18.24%)

Macy's Platinum Store Card $4.4K (24.5%)

Discover IT $4K (0% till 5/15)

 

It'll be a tough decision to find a good reason for any of the above cards to axe.  I'm guessing I could pay for parking a couple of times a month with each ($3 charge per day) to just keep them active and use Macy's as appropriate.  

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Re: Dell Preferred *CLOSED*


visorboy1974 wrote:

Been looking to close a TL or two since there are a couple of cards in my account that I absolutely don't use.  This one is the easiest one as I've used it once since I opened it to buy a computer and the second time was to buy a USB drive.  

 

$3K limit and since I just got a $5K increase on one of my other cards, it effectively will not impact my utilization.  

 

Now, to find card #2 to axe.  

 

The remaining portfolio:

 

UIECU IlliniCard Rewards Visa $26K (12.9%)

PSECU Visa/PSL Combo $20K (9.9/12.9%)

Alliant Platinum Rewards Visa $17K (12.24%) 

Barclaycard Rewards MC $12.5K (12.99%)

Nordstrom Visa signature $12K (10.9%/14.9%)

BMW Card Visa $10K (16.24%)

Chase United MileagePlus Club Visa Signature $8K (15.24%)

State Farm Platinum Rewards Visa $6K (18.24%)

Macy's Platinum Store Card $4.4K (24.5%)

Discover IT $4K (0% till 5/15)

 

It'll be a tough decision to find a good reason for any of the above cards to axe.  I'm guessing I could pay for parking a couple of times a month with each ($3 charge per day) to just keep them active and use Macy's as appropriate.  


Nice lineup! Really, unless any of those cards have an unreasonable AF that you're unwilling to pay, then you can axe that card. Otherwise, all those lines are really high, have a good APR, or good intro APR. The only one I could see that you MAY close is the Macy's, since it's the lowest limit and highest APR, but Macy's does offer coupons and discounts for using the card as well as promotional offers on major purchases as well as the possible AMEX upgrade.

Capital One Quicksilver World Mastercard $20k | JCPenney Gold $10k | Shell Drive for Five $800 | Chase Freedom Visa Signature $9.8k | TD Bank Easy Rewards Visa Signature $5k | Chase Sapphire Visa Signature $10k | American Express Blue Sky $13.7k | Discover IT $13k | SavingStar American Express $14.8k | American Express BCE $11.3k

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daybreakgonesXe wrote:

Nice lineup! Really, unless any of those cards have an unreasonable AF that you're unwilling to pay, then you can axe that card. Otherwise, all those lines are really high, have a good APR, or good intro APR. The only one I could see that you MAY close is the Macy's, since it's the lowest limit and highest APR, but Macy's does offer coupons and discounts for using the card as well as promotional offers on major purchases as well as the possible AMEX upgrade.


Thanks.  The only one with an AF is the Chase card ($395), but I get more than my money's worth in United Club visits.  As a Premier Silver member, the membership is usually $475 so I'm saving $80 right there each year, not to mention the AF was waived this year.  I also visit the club at least 15 times a year so it is a good value for me.    

 

Macy's is my last remaining store card so I'd prefer to keep it open.  Plus I usually spend a bunch of money there throughout the year and he coupons do come in handy.   

 

The only one that has ho hum rewards (but hey, they're still rewards) is State Farm.  I'll need to evaluate that one a little more as it's kind of an oddball card that not a lot of people have.  

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visorboy1974 wrote:

daybreakgonesXe wrote:

Nice lineup! Really, unless any of those cards have an unreasonable AF that you're unwilling to pay, then you can axe that card. Otherwise, all those lines are really high, have a good APR, or good intro APR. The only one I could see that you MAY close is the Macy's, since it's the lowest limit and highest APR, but Macy's does offer coupons and discounts for using the card as well as promotional offers on major purchases as well as the possible AMEX upgrade.


Thanks.  The only one with an AF is the Chase card ($395), but I get more than my money's worth in United Club visits.  As a Premier Silver member, the membership is usually $475 so I'm saving $80 right there each year, not to mention the AF was waived this year.  I also visit the club at least 15 times a year so it is a good value for me.    

 

Macy's is my last remaining store card so I'd prefer to keep it open.  Plus I usually spend a bunch of money there throughout the year and he coupons do come in handy.   

 

The only one that has ho hum rewards (but hey, they're still rewards) is State Farm.  I'll need to evaluate that one a little more as it's kind of an oddball card that not a lot of people have.  


Yeah, I was looking at that State Farm one too! Personally though, if it's something you don't care for, just throw it in a sock drawer and give it that extra 1+ years until it potentially gets closed for inactivity. Is it actually backed by State Farm or by another entity?

Capital One Quicksilver World Mastercard $20k | JCPenney Gold $10k | Shell Drive for Five $800 | Chase Freedom Visa Signature $9.8k | TD Bank Easy Rewards Visa Signature $5k | Chase Sapphire Visa Signature $10k | American Express Blue Sky $13.7k | Discover IT $13k | SavingStar American Express $14.8k | American Express BCE $11.3k

FICOS: EX 759 EQ 704 TU 754 VantageScore 3.0: EX 746 EQ 747 TU 747 Credit Sesame (EX) 756 Credit.com (EX) 784
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Re: Dell Preferred *CLOSED*


daybreakgonesXe wrote:

visorboy1974 wrote:

daybreakgonesXe wrote:

Nice lineup! Really, unless any of those cards have an unreasonable AF that you're unwilling to pay, then you can axe that card. Otherwise, all those lines are really high, have a good APR, or good intro APR. The only one I could see that you MAY close is the Macy's, since it's the lowest limit and highest APR, but Macy's does offer coupons and discounts for using the card as well as promotional offers on major purchases as well as the possible AMEX upgrade.


Thanks.  The only one with an AF is the Chase card ($395), but I get more than my money's worth in United Club visits.  As a Premier Silver member, the membership is usually $475 so I'm saving $80 right there each year, not to mention the AF was waived this year.  I also visit the club at least 15 times a year so it is a good value for me.    

 

Macy's is my last remaining store card so I'd prefer to keep it open.  Plus I usually spend a bunch of money there throughout the year and he coupons do come in handy.   

 

The only one that has ho hum rewards (but hey, they're still rewards) is State Farm.  I'll need to evaluate that one a little more as it's kind of an oddball card that not a lot of people have.  


Yeah, I was looking at that State Farm one too! Personally though, if it's something you don't care for, just throw it in a sock drawer and give it that extra 1+ years until it potentially gets closed for inactivity. Is it actually backed by State Farm or by another entity?


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