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aussiesareforever
Posts: 740
Registered: ‎10-04-2010

I love Capital One!!!

I recently applied and got approved for a Barclay's Apple card- mostly to take advantage of the 0% interest free promotion on the iPads I am planning on purchasing for my parents. It is my highest credit limit so far ($4000) and I'm fairly certain I'll stop using my CapitalOne card as soon as the Barclay gets here.

 

I sent Capone a secure message asking for an upgrade to a rewards card or a CLI. I knew what the answer was going to be even before I sent the message but I did anyways. Here is the email I got from the this morning.

 

Dear XXXXXXX

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for choosing Capital
One to serve your financial needs. Thank you for contacting us about a
credit limit increase on your Capital One account. However, we cannot
submit a request to increase your credit limit through written
correspondence.

If you can call us at the number listed below, an agent would be happy
to assist you with your request.

The following are questions you may be asked for when you contact us:
• How much of a credit line increase you are seeking?
• What is your annual household income?
• Why are you seeking a credit limit increase?


You may contact our Customer Service Representative at 1-800-955-7070,
24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We appreciate your business and look
forward to continuing to serve your financial needs.

Sincerely,
Capital One

 

I thought it was pretty hilarious since they sound like they would seriously consider my request for a CLI. I'm going to pass and not waste precious time on the phone with them. Can't wait until my new card gets here..... I am flying international in the summer and my ticket will cost about $2000. That would have pretty much almost exhausted my credit limit on the old CapOne but I  now have a lot more room to spread my wings!


BK in 2008, after making very stupid financial decisions.

Barclay's Apple Financing Card ($6400) --- Capital One Quicksilver ($10,000)---GEMB CareCredit ($5700) --- AUFCU ($10000)--- Walmart ($5000)

FICO Scores: TU 735 EQ 709 EX 740 (Feb 2013, all pulled by lender)

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Mike360
Posts: 433
Registered: ‎03-19-2010

Re: I love Capital One!!!

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How long is Barclay on the 0%? Best Buy has one right now for 18 months. I have given up hope on CapOne. They won't reduce my $60 AF and they won't PC me or give me a increase from $1500. This is a credit step card they told me and I've reached the maximum I can get on the card. I will not do a hard pull on all 3 credit reports to get a PC or a new card. Girlfriend gets offers all the time for a no AF platinum card and her credit is horrible. I think your response is scripted and your results might be very different on the phone.
~~In my wallet: Best Buy $7500, Dell Preferred $5500, Discover IT $4000, Chase Freedom $3500, Barclays NFL Extra Points $3300, Sears $2800, Bill Me Later $2100, CapOne Platinum $2000, Kohls $1500, Target $200
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LS2982
Posts: 15,434
Registered: ‎04-09-2011

Re: I love Capital One!!!

@Daisy I would give them a call, nothing to lose.



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tubesock
Posts: 423
Registered: ‎09-12-2009

Re: I love Capital One!!!

I almost thought you really LOVED THEM, LOL!!!:smileyvery-happy:

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LS2982
Posts: 15,434
Registered: ‎04-09-2011

Re: I love Capital One!!!

@Tubesock LOL! I thought I was going to see a massive CLI from Cap1!



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mrmagic9799
Posts: 113
Registered: ‎02-24-2008

Re: I love Capital One!!!

There's a phrase that'll raise an eyebrow!!.... Lol

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mAndrew1980
Posts: 707
Registered: ‎08-26-2011

Re: I love Capital One!!!

LOL. Typical Cap1. I really don't have hard feelings toward Cap1 because they gave me a $300 unsecured card when nobody would touch. Both are sitting in my sock drawer right now LOL (along with my Barclays). No need for any of them anymore.

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logan_720
Posts: 608
Registered: ‎02-02-2012

Re: I love Capital One!!!


daisydvm wrote:

I recently applied and got approved for a Barclay's Apple card- mostly to take advantage of the 0% interest free promotion on the iPads I am planning on purchasing for my parents. It is my highest credit limit so far ($4000) and I'm fairly certain I'll stop using my CapitalOne card as soon as the Barclay gets here.

 

I sent Capone a secure message asking for an upgrade to a rewards card or a CLI. I knew what the answer was going to be even before I sent the message but I did anyways. Here is the email I got from the this morning.

 

Dear XXXXXXX

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for choosing Capital
One to serve your financial needs. Thank you for contacting us about a
credit limit increase on your Capital One account. However, we cannot
submit a request to increase your credit limit through written
correspondence.

If you can call us at the number listed below, an agent would be happy
to assist you with your request.

The following are questions you may be asked for when you contact us:
• How much of a credit line increase you are seeking?
• What is your annual household income?
• Why are you seeking a credit limit increase?


You may contact our Customer Service Representative at 1-800-955-7070,
24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We appreciate your business and look
forward to continuing to serve your financial needs.

Sincerely,
Capital One

 

I thought it was pretty hilarious since they sound like they would seriously consider my request for a CLI. I'm going to pass and not waste precious time on the phone with them. Can't wait until my new card gets here..... I am flying international in the summer and my ticket will cost about $2000. That would have pretty much almost exhausted my credit limit on the old CapOne but I  now have a lot more room to spread my wings!



I would actually think they would consider it if they had given a legitimate number to get into touch with somone, and not just the number you call you get up to date account info...

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aussiesareforever
Posts: 740
Registered: ‎10-04-2010

Re: I love Capital One!!!


Mike360 wrote:
How long is Barclay on the 0%? Best Buy has one right now for 18 months. I have given up hope on CapOne. They won't reduce my $60 AF and they won't PC me or give me a increase from $1500. This is a credit step card they told me and I've reached the maximum I can get on the card. I will not do a hard pull on all 3 credit reports to get a PC or a new card. Girlfriend gets offers all the time for a no AF platinum card and her credit is horrible. I think your response is scripted and your results might be very different on the phone.


The 0% interest is for 12 months if you spend more than around $900. I plan to buy two ipads so I can get that deal but I hope to pay it off within a few months.

BK in 2008, after making very stupid financial decisions.

Barclay's Apple Financing Card ($6400) --- Capital One Quicksilver ($10,000)---GEMB CareCredit ($5700) --- AUFCU ($10000)--- Walmart ($5000)

FICO Scores: TU 735 EQ 709 EX 740 (Feb 2013, all pulled by lender)

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aussiesareforever
Posts: 740
Registered: ‎10-04-2010

Re: I love Capital One!!!

I was mostly being sarcastic with the title of my post although I do not hold any bad feelings against Capital One. They were kind enough to extend a line of credit to me after I managed three of their accounts inappropriately. My current limit sits ar $2500 with a card that has a max limit of $3000. I doubt that they'll increase my credit limit which was why I was interested in a PC. And you know how often CapitalOne does those.

 

I might give them a call tomorrow if I feel up to it but while I'm grateful for the opportunity they have given me to rebuild my credit, I think the time has come to move on to better things. I'll still keep my recurring USAA credit monitoring charge and make a few random charges on it but I'll pass on most of the love to Barclay.

BK in 2008, after making very stupid financial decisions.

Barclay's Apple Financing Card ($6400) --- Capital One Quicksilver ($10,000)---GEMB CareCredit ($5700) --- AUFCU ($10000)--- Walmart ($5000)

FICO Scores: TU 735 EQ 709 EX 740 (Feb 2013, all pulled by lender)


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