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Escaping Capitol One

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Escaping Capitol One

I have closed my secure card that I have had with them for 3+ years. , the rep didn't even try to save me when I mention I am in process of evenually closing all 4 of my cedit cards with caption one. Shows you how much the CSR department cares about customer retention.  Funny thing is he introduced him self even as a senior account analyst supervisor. 1 down 3 to go and 3k back in my pocket.  



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Re: Escaping Capitol One

Kudos to you.   I plan on following in your footsteps early next year.  Congrats on your new found freedom.


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toppers555 wrote:

I have closed my secure card that I have had with them for 3+ years. , the rep didn't even try to save me when I mention I am in process of evenually closing all 4 of my cedit cards with caption one. Shows you how much the CSR department cares about customer retention.  Funny thing is he introduced him self even as a senior account analyst supervisor. 1 down 3 to go and 3k back in my pocket.  


Good for you! I just closed one of my Orchard Bank cards and I plan to close the otheIna's soon as my Chase Freedom comes in the mail. I plan on closing Capital One as soon as my Discover comes in the mail as well! We're on our way to prime cards!



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Good for You.

 

I am right behind you.

They have had my $2,000 for ten months and never offered a Ci.

Soon as I get my last new Prime Credit Card I am gone.

 

They served their purpose now it is time to cut them loose. !

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ill be closing one cap1 this week or so. then anohter in 7-9 months if not sooner


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congrats on letting go crap one, feels good huh?

 

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I want to close my card, but they keep waiving the annual fee.  Until they stop doing that I will keep it open.

It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.....
Always follow these rules: Only take a HP for a new account. Always use the best rewards card for that reward category. Don't close a card unless you know you really should. Never use more than 35% of a credit limit. Recon as much and as best you can. Use the introductory period to the best advantage. Get the signup bonus. Whenever possible PIF or balance transfer so you pay less in interest. Never give an excellent rating when it is actually the norm. Always look for a discount as more is always better.
Always accept candy from strangers because they have the best candy or from people you know have good candy.
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Yep I am right there with ya'll!! I hate CRAP-ONE as they have NOT been really all that great to me..PLUS I have an AF that I didn't realize was assesed!!! Ughhh..I am scared though to close this account because I've had it for like 2 years..any suggestions??? I don't know how hard of a hit it'll take on my CR???

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Re: Escaping Capitol One


toppers555 wrote:

I have closed my secure card that I have had with them for 3+ years. , the rep didn't even try to save me when I mention I am in process of evenually closing all 4 of my cedit cards with caption one. Shows you how much the CSR department cares about customer retention.  Funny thing is he introduced him self even as a senior account analyst supervisor. 1 down 3 to go and 3k back in my pocket.  


Great Job, I did the same thing back in Feb yep and your right they don't even care.  When I closed my HSBC account the same day at least the rep there tried to talk me out of it.  That was before CrapOne purchased HSBC's accounts.

 

Becareful when closing that the accounts you close are not your oldest accounts.

 

Take care and good job killing off that bank from your wallet.

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Re: Escaping Capitol One

I opened mine in June and plan to keep it open until 6/2014 (may close earlier but not planning on it). I dont like having cards open for less than 2 years.  Granted they will have my funds during this time and its not doing anything for me but thats ok.  The card has been useful and will close it as needed. 



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