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Registered: ‎06-10-2013

GE/Lowes CLI Backdoor - Sucesss

So I called the backdoor number again. I just did it three weeks ago and got it bumped up from $300 to $1,000, but I figured I actually do want to make a semi-large purchase and obvously want to keep the utilzation low.. so I called again. I have a $0 balance. I called and asked for $5,000. It took them a while, but they finally came back on the phone and countered me at $2,500. So going from $300 to $2,500 in 3 weeks isn't bad. I'll make my large purchase, pay it off and then try again in a few months or so.

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Re: GE/Lowes CLI Backdoor - Sucesss

Thought you had to wait for CLI from GE, did not know you can get one that to GE luv button!Smiley Happy

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Re: GE/Lowes CLI Backdoor - Sucesss

Congrats on the bump, every little bit helps!!

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Re: GE/Lowes CLI Backdoor - Sucesss

Nice going...congrats!

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Re: GE/Lowes CLI Backdoor - Sucesss

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Re: GE/Lowes CLI Backdoor - Sucesss

Congrats! I learned from another member on here that you can do it in such a short time.


I hit the auto luv button on 4/26 and was approved. then I called in after reading about someone else's success on 5/15 and was approved again. I'm going to sit it out for a few months and try again.


Nice work!

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Re: GE/Lowes CLI Backdoor - Sucesss


This point should be stressed more here an app spree should not be encouraged because its not for every profile
A thick file will support more apps at one time while a thin file may see negative reaction to this process

IMHO 4+ at one time is to many for a new file and it should be kept to 1-3 a year but we get caught up sometimes in seeing the little wheel spin and the words approved

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