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Received Credit card offer from CapitalOne should I take it?

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Received Credit card offer from CapitalOne should I take it?

I recently applied for capitalOne's blank check to finance a car which I didnt end up using.  I received an offer from them today 0% interest for 1 year for their credit card and an increase in 3 months.  But the interesest rate will go to 16.9% once the year is over.
 
 
I have 2 FPB cards and they suck and i just received a wamu card.
 
My scores are between 660-680
 
Do you think i should take the capital ones offer?
Gardening since 5/3/2016
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Re: Received Credit card offer from CapitalOne should I take it?

My opinion is hell no. Run as fast as you can to the shredder.

But I have emotional scars that my hinder my judgement Smiley Wink.
Ficos 8/23/08: EX 805, EQ 774, TU 768
Ficos 1/6/09: Ex 813, Eq 779, TU 770
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Re: Received Credit card offer from CapitalOne should I take it?

I'm sorry if it is shown elsewhere.
 
Why do you hate Cap One so much?
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Re: Received Credit card offer from CapitalOne should I take it?

LOLOLOL
 
Yeah Ive read a lot of bad things about them but these just seems like a good offer. 
Gardening since 5/3/2016
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Re: Received Credit card offer from CapitalOne should I take it?

LOL@divorcedcapone. You got me cracking up over here Smiley Happy

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Re: Received Credit card offer from CapitalOne should I take it?

I just found out through several people, one of which is a finance guy at 5th/3rd bank that Capital One cards are nothing to make lenders get excited about. It's like having a finance Company loan on your report. Yes, it helps your scores..but it's really not that great looking on your credit report itself. I didn't know this before I got mine.
apparently they have or had a reputation of giving cards to people with no, low or so-so credit and thats how lenders look at it when they see it on your credit report...or so I'm told.

I'd pass it up and get a card from better company.
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Re: Received Credit card offer from CapitalOne should I take it?

With scores in the range of yours, I would try for an Amex, Citi, or Chase Freedom. Those scores are good enough for several prime lenders.

Have you looked into any CU cards like PenFed or Navy Federal?
Here we go again...
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Re: Received Credit card offer from CapitalOne should I take it?

CRAPone pulls all 3 hards..
 
if the above didn't click, see this ---> NO!!!! <----
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Re: Received Credit card offer from CapitalOne should I take it?

Well- If the OP already did a "Blank Check" they already did a triple pull-
 
It would add an INQ- but would not hurt FICO score-

SonorityGenius wrote:
CRAPone pulls all 3 hards..
 
if the above didn't click, see this ---> NO!!!! <----



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Re: Received Credit card offer from CapitalOne should I take it?

I have had 3 Cap 1 cards (now just one), and like their slogan says, I have had "No Hassles."  I think they are a pretty decent and fair bank.  They don't hit you with lots of fees, there are no foreign transaction fees, and they don't practice universal default, so no rate jacking unless you mess up with them.


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