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webhopper wrote:
I use push payment to overpay. No issues so far

+1 - I do the same thing.

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I tried to do this a couple of times but was told I could only pay 10% over what the balance was. From reading other posts though nobody else seems to mention this so maybe it was just card specific (I think it was capital one)

 

 

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This seems like an awful lot of trouble to go through just to get a zero statement balance reported, which might bump your FICO a couple of points. If you want to maximize your FICO it's apparently a good thing to have one card report a small balance, so why not just do that and worry about keeping your rarely used cards at a zero balance.
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Re: Overpay...

Just out of curiosity, if you let the statement cut when you have a negative balance, will your credit report actually show a negative, or $0?

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Re: Overpay...


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Just out of curiosity, if you let the statement cut when you have a negative balance, will your credit report actually show a negative, or $0?


$0.

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Well, I made my purchase today and I think it will make my Target card look better. The associate sold me the wrong iPad. I thought it was discounted at first because he repeated what I wanted back to me.  I stopped to look at the receipt and found that it was only the WiFi version so... I had to goto a different store to get the correct one. I didn't return the first until after I made my purchase. Now there were two charged to the account along with a few small things. Returned the first which is about a $600.00 credit. They say that will take a few days to post. Checked my account tonight, I have a balance of about $1500.00.  That will be about $900.00 after the credit and the statement closes. 

 

So this should show a high balance of about $1500.00 on my CR?  

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 Chase allows you to pay 10% over your balance. If I try to pay more it sends an error message. Both my Freedom and Sapphire cards allow this.

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andre181 wrote:

But really, who writes checks anymore? I write 1 check a month for rent and that's it.



HAHA Rent is the only thing I write a real check for as well.


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shedspread wrote:

 Chase allows you to pay 10% over your balance. If I try to pay more it sends an error message. Both my Freedom and Sapphire cards allow this.


Huh, I had blithely assumed it was anything over current balance.  Think I was slightly over than 10% for a pending charge I was trying to cover.

 

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