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Is Barclays Crazy??

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Is Barclays Crazy??

Got some checks from them yesterday that I can use to pay bills.

 

The kicker:

 

Now I can pay my bills with checks that have a low APR of 20.99%. Thats what I think it said. They considered this to be low 20.99%




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Super Contributor

Re: Is Barclays Crazy??

 

Yeah, that's a good one.......And I'm guessing they would be considered a "cash advance" so interest would start accumulating immediately......

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Re: Is Barclays Crazy??

They probably trying to get more money to pay off there fines LOL

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Re: Is Barclays Crazy??


pizzadude wrote:

 

Yeah, that's a good one.......And I'm guessing they would be considered a "cash advance" so interest would start accumulating immediately......


 

They sent me a check with the card they issued me. I quickly tore it up and threw it away.

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Re: Is Barclays Crazy??

Don't forget the low 4% cash advance fee Smiley Wink

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Re: Is Barclays Crazy??

Shudder to think all the card holders who may not quantify the real cost in advance and use the checks for the convenience factor.

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Re: Is Barclays Crazy??

Discover has sent those 2 me a couple times in the last couple months. lolwut? Shredder.

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Barclays sent me checks last week that had a 5.99 apr for 6 months on home improvement. Its good through October 1. I went to Lowes and bought a new sliding door. Other wise it would have been 22.99 apr..

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LOL

 

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Re: Is Barclays Crazy??

LOL! That reminds me of the checks Capital One sends me to do a balance transfer from my high APR cards when theirs is the highest I have!

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