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Remember Diner's Club Card..........

I was just looking at an advertisment in Forbes magazine for Zino cigars and it stated they took Visa/MC and Diner's Club. I don't know anyone who has or even uses this card anymore. Does anyone in here have or use it. Just curious as you never hear about Diner's Club card anymore. I don't even know what the card looks like......THAT'S BAD.:smileyvery-happy:

 

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Re: Remember Diner's Club Card..........

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Ha, I still have one....

 

although, it wasn't issued in the US, it is a UK card which doesn't get counted towards my credit history.  It's a shame i can't get my credit from over there reported as I would have a 17 year old perfect credit history with nearly $80,000 in credit available (sigh - i have to close them all since I will be giving up my citizenship)

 

Mine basically looks like this (but with a number and stuff, ya know!!)

 

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Re: Remember Diner's Club Card..........

I think the brand lives mostly on in Europe, though on a small scale. Didn't Discover buy their network?

 


Susyquk wrote:

It's a shame i can't get my credit from over there reported as I would have a 17 year old perfect credit history with nearly $80,000 in credit available (sigh - i have to close them all since I will be giving up my citizenship)


Tell me about it. My credit history now starts in 2004. My actual credit card history is 20 years older. I still have my first card (got cut down to a 500 Euro limit by now) and even used it a few times in the US, before I got cards here. I guess I will have to live with that.

 

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Re: Remember Diner's Club Card..........


Ulan wrote:

I think the brand lives mostly on in Europe, though on a small scale. Didn't Discover buy their network?

 


Susyquk wrote:

It's a shame i can't get my credit from over there reported as I would have a 17 year old perfect credit history with nearly $80,000 in credit available (sigh - i have to close them all since I will be giving up my citizenship)


Tell me about it. My credit history now starts in 2004. My actual credit card history is 20 years older. I still have my first card (got cut down to a 500 Euro limit by now) and even used it a few times in the US, before I got cards here. I guess I will have to live with that.

 


Hee nah it's still Diners Club International.

 

What's great about my cards is that I actually just logged in and looked at them all - obviously now I am trying to build credit here i have not been using them. Always PIF when I did. Since I moved to the US three years ago my CLs combined on them all has gone up by 50%......

 

*sigh - Cancels*

 

Tho i will always keep my Halifax one (since I have a bank account with them I will keep the credit card.  If nothing else it is one last emergency fall back in case of disaster and it's nice to have a card I don't have to pay horrible rates on for exchange when I go visit)

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Re: Remember Diner's Club Card..........

I'll wait a bit till I cancel my old accounts. Even though they cost money all the time. I'm still not sure whether I will have to go back one day.

 

Anyway, I looked Diner's Club up. Their network was indeed bought by Discover who want to get a foothold in Europe last year. The brand name still exists, but in the US, the Diner's Club cards use the Mastercard network and are released by Citi.

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Re: Remember Diner's Club Card..........

Anyone remember "carte blanche"

 

In the 80's most places took DC but I rarely ever had someone use one.

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Re: Remember Diner's Club Card..........

I thought that card was long gone, guess I'm wrong.  Must be this old memory.  I haven't heard that card mentioned in years.  I remember how my in-laws used it a lot back in the 60's.  Goes to show you, you learn something new on this forum everyday.  :smileywink:
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Re: Remember Diner's Club Card..........

My daughter interned last summer at one of the big accounting firms in Chicago and this was the corporate card that she was given to use.  I had never seen one.
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Re: Remember Diner's Club Card..........


Imhotrodcrazy wrote:
I thought that card was long gone, guess I'm wrong.  Must be this old memory.  I haven't heard that card mentioned in years.  I remember how my in-laws used it a lot back in the 60's.  Goes to show you, you learn something new on this forum everyday.  :smileywink:

Exactly.......:smileywink:

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Re: Remember Diner's Club Card..........

I haven't seen one of those in years!

 

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