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ohboy
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OLD AMEX GOLD

 
 
Hello all
 
Was doing some cleaning, i found my old Amex Gold dated from 1985
 
do you think amex will open this account again
 
went bad on it, they closed the account , but did paid out the account
 
Is there a chance for them to reopen , or will it be a bad idea?
 
thank you all
 
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Re: OLD AMEX GOLD

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ohboy wrote:
 
 
Hello all
 
Was doing some cleaning, i found my old Amex Gold dated from 1985
 
do you think amex will open this account again
 
went bad on it, they closed the account , but did paid out the account
 
Is there a chance for them to reopen , or will it be a bad idea?
 
thank you all
 



They probably won't open that particular account, but if you get a new card with them it will report as opened in 1985, which would have the same effect as if they were to reopen the old one.
 
Congrats on finding that old card.  That could do wonders for your credit report to add an account that is instantly 28 years old!
 
Edit: Actually I'm not sure they would give you a new card, since that old account went bad.  You did pay the delinquency in full, right?  DId you pay Amex directly or did it go to collections first?
 


Message Edited by cheddar on 06-13-2008 07:51 PM
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Re: OLD AMEX GOLD

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I went delinquent but paid them in full
 
dont recall wat the $ amount was
 
What they did was give me credit thru centurian bank, paid them monthly payments , but was late here and there but paid in full
 
I was young and careless at that time but had more credit availible and blew it were i dont know
 
 


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Re: OLD AMEX GOLD

hello all
 
 
 
I have called Amex
 
I gave them the credit card account number, they could not find the account it did not exist
 
I told them i have the old statement dated from 1985,
 
but they said that will not do, but if I still have the old card they can do it then,
 
lol will i find it i dont think i can, I have a junk drawer that i always trow my old things, have to check it
 
out during the weekend. Will keep you guys posted
 
Again that you all
 
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lol! you just found it 4 days ago!  Now you lost it again?

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Re: OLD AMEX GOLD



thrasher865 wrote:
lol! you just found it 4 days ago! Now you lost it again?



I think he found an old statement with an account number; not the card itself.

For some reason, they're asking for the actual card. I don't know about statements back then, but my current statement doesn't show my full account number, just as my credit reports show a complete different number (for security purposes.)
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Re: OLD AMEX GOLD

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It also depends on who you spoke to when you called. I think not all departments can pull it up. When I just reopened with Amex, I had called several weeks earlier and they couldn't find my old account  but then when I signed up the a new card it was there, no problem. YMMV
 
Also keep in mind that you still have to be able to qualify for the new card to open it. It's not like they are re-opening the old account or giving you easier terms.


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Re: OLD AMEX GOLD

I have the old statements
 
Had them in a tin cash box, but not the card
 
they could not find account number
 
they told me to find card and give them a call
 
lol , junk drawer so too scary to open i need help
 
 
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Re: OLD AMEX GOLD

Found the card  !!!!
 
Ganna call them now
 
ill lets you know results
 

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