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How often do you request a new replacement card?

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I usually request new cards for all my accounts at the beginning of the year - usually citing the magnetic strip not taking.  Just to get my cards relatively fresh looking, I think I'll start doing it every 6 months.

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Re: How often do you request a new replacement card?

Whenever mine start to really look worn out.

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Re: How often do you request a new replacement card?


bribro wrote:

Whenever mine start to really look worn out.


 Do you ever melt the paladium down and sell it?lol.

 

 

 I probably get a new card every couple of years, I dont feel like dealing with hassle unless something warrants the need.

 




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Re: How often do you request a new replacement card?

Yeah, I just wait until they expire and a new one comes in... we'll see how Amex and Discover look towards the end of their life with such long expiration times. 

 

Unless a card actually has a strip fail, I see no reason to replace it. It's still just plastic sitting in my wallet 99% of the time. if it looks a ltitle worn it's just battle scars :smileywink: 

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Re: How often do you request a new replacement card?

Usually about every 6 months. From being in my wallet and sitting on them, they usually end up cracking right below the mag strip. Never looks good handing someone a cracked Amex! :smileytongue:

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Re: How often do you request a new replacement card?

Unless the card is not working I don't order any.

My BOA debit card after about 6 months it snapped it half and they wanted $5 to replace it !!

I was ready to close my account if they didn't send me free replacement card.

Unless you forgot your card in HOT car it should work till expiation date.

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Re: How often do you request a new replacement card?

Only occasionally, and usually due to bending/cracking more than strip wear. Some cards definitely take abuse a lot better than others, though... I try not to be too OCD about scuffing, or I'd have to replace my AMEX Clear after just about every use. :smileyfrustrated:

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Re: How often do you request a new replacement card?

Rarely - only when they are hard for the card swipers to read. Worn out a couple of Amex's over the years but that's about it

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