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MsMotivatedDiva40
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎12-11-2013

New to credit and I have questions...HELP!

Good Morning! :smileyhappy:

 

I have been lurking in the bushes for quite some time now just watching and learning and I must say I have learned a lot!  Today I’m coming out the bushes though because I need some advice on what I should do.

 

 

On Sunday I applied for the Discover It card after doing the pre-qualified application and of course got the 5 – 7 day message but I didn’t get the pop up to set up the account. I checked my status on Monday and it said they were still reviewing it.  Kept checking until yesterday morning I received an alert from Credit Sesame that they pulled my Equifax report…cool that means their looking but still no update.  Finally last night I couldn’t take it anymore and called to see if they needed anything.  I was transferred to a Sr. Analyst named Justin who was very kind by the way.  He only asked me a few questions of which one was why did I want to join the Discover family.  I can’t remember everything I said because I was nervous just trying to make sure I answered correctly but basically said I am trying to establish my own credit for myself and that I was interested in the 0% APR.  He said excellent and we talked about how long I been with my job and that I must love it because I been there awhile.  He said lets take a look at your report and get you approved.  “Welcome to Discover!”  whewwwww! Lol.  My CL is $750 and I was fine with that however after I thought about it, maybe I should have asked if they could at least make it $1,000?  Should I call back and ask?

 

Second question: I did the shopping cart trick for Buckle yesterday and wouldn’t you know it worked! Lol.  It popped up and said I was pre-approved for $1000 so I put my birthday and last 4 numbers in and then it came back with the 7 – 10 business days note and something like it could be a error on their part and will need to review it.  Does that mean they denied me or should I call them?

 

You all are great!!! I will no longer be in the bushes! Lol  Thanks in advance for al feed back!

New to credit! 4 months in so far.

Start: TU-732 EQ-701 EX-681
Current: TU-672 EQ-675 EX-678
Cards: Capital One -$500 Kohls - $300 Discover - $750
Goal: 750+ across the board
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Laugh
Posts: 254
Registered: ‎12-29-2012

Re: New to credit and I have questions...HELP!

Congratulations.

 

If you have about a year of credit history, I say go for the chase freedom as the 20k signup bonus won't last forever.

 

On a side note, the preapprovals from the shopping carts would never show me my preapproved credit limit....

Cards: CSP 6k, Chase Freedom 6k, BCP 7.5k, Sallie Mae 8.9k, Discover 5k, BOFA Better Rewards 3.8k
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MsMotivatedDiva40
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎12-11-2013

Re: New to credit and I have questions...HELP!

Thank you!

 

No my history is about 4 months now and I currently have a Capital One and Kohl's.  Capital One I don't use at all because they have some type of fraud mess on their and want me to send in ID and SS card and I'm not going through all that but they report it every month as paid so whatever lol.  Kohls I've only paid twice and my utilization for that is at 15% which will go down after I pay today.

New to credit! 4 months in so far.

Start: TU-732 EQ-701 EX-681
Current: TU-672 EQ-675 EX-678
Cards: Capital One -$500 Kohls - $300 Discover - $750
Goal: 750+ across the board
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MsMotivatedDiva40
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎12-11-2013

Re: New to credit and I have questions...HELP!

Is that normal though for the shopping cart pop up to show you the amount you're pre-approved for?  It didn't say up to...it said $1000 so I'm just curious if I should call.

New to credit! 4 months in so far.

Start: TU-732 EQ-701 EX-681
Current: TU-672 EQ-675 EX-678
Cards: Capital One -$500 Kohls - $300 Discover - $750
Goal: 750+ across the board
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coldnmn
Posts: 11,266
Registered: ‎08-08-2011

Re: New to credit and I have questions...HELP!

Welcome to the forum. Congrats! Thanks for sharing.

My Wallet /US Bank Cash+ Signature $10,000/ Ace US Bank $10,000 / Sam's Mastercard $8000
/ Walmart Discover $8000 / Discover IT $5000 / Care Credit $5000
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coldnmn
Posts: 11,266
Registered: ‎08-08-2011

Re: New to credit and I have questions...HELP!


MsMotivatedDiva40 wrote:

Thank you!

 

No my history is about 4 months now and I currently have a Capital One and Kohl's.  Capital One I don't use at all because they have some type of fraud mess on their and want me to send in ID and SS card and I'm not going through all that but they report it every month as paid so whatever lol.  Kohls I've only paid twice and my utilization for that is at 15% which will go down after I pay today.


You might have a real mess if you don't clear it up IMHO.

My Wallet /US Bank Cash+ Signature $10,000/ Ace US Bank $10,000 / Sam's Mastercard $8000
/ Walmart Discover $8000 / Discover IT $5000 / Care Credit $5000
PayPal SmartConnect $4800 / Cap1 Quicksilver $4000 / Barclay Ring $3550
Last App 10/25/13 /
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MsMotivatedDiva40
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎12-11-2013

Re: New to credit and I have questions...HELP!

Thanks.

 

I did, I spoke with them and asked them what if I don't send it and was told more than 3 times that it will report but I won't have access to it until I do.  It's nothing I did wrong or that there is anything on my reports that is wrong...from my understanding they do this to a lot of people at random.  The thing is I used the card about 4 times, small things and paid them right off.  I was out of town and went to use it for dinner and it declined :smileymad: Anyway I'm not worried about them and will probably cut it up in about 3 months in hopes that I have something better in my wallet!

New to credit! 4 months in so far.

Start: TU-732 EQ-701 EX-681
Current: TU-672 EQ-675 EX-678
Cards: Capital One -$500 Kohls - $300 Discover - $750
Goal: 750+ across the board
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notfancy
Posts: 3,609
Registered: ‎11-23-2013

Re: New to credit and I have questions...HELP!

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Why not just send them the documentation and have a tradeline that you can use? They can actually end up being very good to you. Search for  Cap One on these forums and see what they have done for people over time, if you're willing to put in a little work. Why lose that history with them? They are being cautious to protect you, not to punish you. You've mentioned that you are new to credit, and now is the best time to cultivate the accounts you have and treat them well. It will pay off for you big time in the end.

 

Also, you're going to find, as you continue on your credit journey that many of the card companies will ask you for documentation, income verification and other bits and pieces of things to establish trust and establish who you are. It is for their protection and yours. It isn't a bad thing! :-)

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