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Gas station just pre-authed my AMEX for $500!

Valued Contributor

Re: Gas station just pre-authed my AMEX for $500!

If you have the vacation funds saved allready you can put rental cars and motels Zync and pay before the duie date. 

 

 

Cards: Chase Southwest 20k & CSR 10k & CSP 10k & Freedom 6.6k & Amtrak/Freedom 4.6k, FNBO DISC 25.1k Oregon Duck 5k, & AMEX BCP 15k & Hilton Surpass 7.5k & Delta Gold 6k & Zync NPSL, Fidelity AMEX 17k Commerce5.9k & Cash Forward 7.5k & Sams Club MC 10k, Paypal Extras MC 7.5k, CapOne Venture 15k, QS 2.5k, QS 750, Amazon 5.9k, Walmart 10k, Citi Simplicity 9k, Discover IT 16k and a nice stack of store cards.
Last APP/HP 5/15/2017 Marcus Loan. 30k
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Contributor

Re: Gas station just pre-authed my AMEX for $500!

Still waiting for the Zync Smiley Wink But hence my recent App spree. 

Zync NPSL, BCP ($2000), Chase United ($2000) Chase Amazon ($1500), Chase Freedom ($3000), Discover More ($2000), Paypal Extras ($5000), Citi Forward ($2000), Orchard $2000, Amazon ($5000)
Pre-App Scores: TU98 779, TU04 797, EQ 682, EX 788 (Amex) 8/12
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Valued Contributor

Re: Gas station just pre-authed my AMEX for $500!

weird, i've only ever had $1 authorizations from gas stations around here.

Learning from my past and rebuilding..

BK discharged 1/10/17
scores: EQ 659 | TU 630 | EX 659

QS 3.8K | WF 500 | Cabela's 3k | ACU 500 |

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Valued Contributor

Re: Gas station just pre-authed my AMEX for $500!

I've only ever seen 2 pre-auth for odd amounts like $55 and $77 on my zync, and I've been using it for 100% of purchases for 3 months now.  Do some stations NOT pre-auth?  I fill-up at costco about 95% of the time...so not sure if that has anything to do with it.

5/2012: 560 credit scores across the board
12/2014 750+
3/2017 780+
5/2017 800+
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Valued Contributor

Re: Gas station just pre-authed my AMEX for $500!

those two big pre-auths were from a small gas station. mobile, shell and hess have always pre-authed $1.

Amex BCE (2500) / Amex SPG (4000) / Amex GoldPR / Merrill+ Visa siggy (5000) / BofA Amex (6000) / Bofa cash rewards (5000) / BofA Privileges Cash Rewards (5000) / Citi Forward (4400) / Citi DP (2000) / Chase Freedom (4000) / Chase CSP (5000) / Chase Hyatt (5000) / Discover IT (1700) / FNBO AMEX (3600) / NFCU cashRewards Visa signature (15000) / NFCU Flagship Visa signature (12500) / NFCU Navcheck (5000) / Nordstrom (500) / MetroCU Visa Elite (5000) / Walmart (4500) / Kays Jewerels (6600) / Kohls (300) / Macys Platinum (2500) / DCU platinum Visa (17500) / Citizens bank cash back (1100) / Bill Me Later (1631) / PayPal Smart connect (2200) / BestBuy store card (2000)
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Member

Re: Gas station just pre-authed my AMEX for $500!

I had that happen to me but not for that much. I used my Macy's Amex to buy about $10 worth of gas at Bucees.. They did a pre auth of about $100 that took about a week to fall off.

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Established Member

Re: Gas station just pre-authed my AMEX for $500!

I live in GA and have used my Amex and they pre authed $125 , When I use anything with a Visa od MC logo on it they only pre auth for $ 1.00 , So I have no Idea what to think . I just pay cash now !!

Semper Fi always faithful. Faithful to God, Country, Family and the Corps.
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Frequent Contributor

Re: Gas station just pre-authed my AMEX for $500!

Thats where they get us with all the cash back rewards at gas stations the pre-auths lol

Lender pulled 10-10-13
EQ Fico 715 | EX Fico 714 | TU Fico 703
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