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adavis425
Posts: 512
Registered: ‎02-14-2012

TaDaaaaa....!!

What's the saying? If at first you don't succeed.... I apped for Freedom last night and got the 7-10 day message. Early this afternoon, I called and spoke with Brandy who denied me for inquiries (even though I explained I was auto shopping). She said no go, wait a year.  I simply was not willing to accept a denial for a HP.  So I called back about two hours later and Tina asked me a ton of questions...Why did I want the card? Why the new credit (I have three new cards in 6 months. Told her I was simply moving some things around, closing some accounts in favor of others, etc.)?  Ever filed BK? Address? She then put me on hold for a bit and I thought she would come back with like a $500 CL which is better than a denial given the inquiry. On this, my second recon call, Tina (bless her heart!!!) reversed the denial on my Freedom app and approved me with a $2000 CL!! :smileyvery-happy: 

 

I am so done apping! I now have the Chase trifecta and plan to use it to the fullest. I have all the cards I set out to get on this journey thanks to these forums. :smileyhappy:

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jsucool76
Posts: 2,769
Registered: ‎12-11-2011

Re: TaDaaaaa....!!

Congratulations!! With a pretty nice limit too considering the fact you were initially denied! :smileyvery-happy: 

 

I would've done the same thing if my inqs were from auto shopping. Before I came to this forum I saw a denial as a denial, didn't know you could call up and ask for recons. I probably could've started my credit journey a year earlier than I did had I started here first :smileyvery-happy: 

Wallet: Capital One Cash Rewards 3500CL, Wells Fargo Cash Back College Visa: 900CL, Paypal Smart Connect: 1286CL, Walmart Discover: 2000CL, UPromise Mastercard: 1000CL, Chase Slate: 500CL, Discover IT: 1500CL, Citi Forward: 1500CL, Bank Of America Student Travel Rewards: 700CL
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DeadSpider
Posts: 244
Registered: ‎07-29-2012

Re: TaDaaaaa....!!

$2000 is good starting limit Chase denied me for Slate last month due to BK !!! But I have Freedom !!

Cap1 QS $11500, Freedom $5000K, Slate $8000 Amex Sky $2000K, Discover IT $4400, BCE $8800, NFL $1500, Lowes $7000

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LS2982
Posts: 15,434
Registered: ‎04-09-2011

Re: TaDaaaaa....!!

CONGRATS!!!



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bichonmom
Posts: 3,306
Registered: ‎05-05-2011

Re: TaDaaaaa....!!

Congrats! That's a great CL on recon. They only approved me for $3k earlier this year and wouldn't increase it on recon. Sounds like you got a really nice rep. :smileyhappy:

 

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Edits, funky spacing and spelling due to my iPad not getting along with the forum editor!

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EandK23
Posts: 178
Registered: ‎09-12-2012

Re: TaDaaaaa....!!

Congrats! I did the same as you last week and received the same limit! I can truly understand your joy! Thank goodness for nice reps.
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JonStur
Posts: 902
Registered: ‎12-25-2010

Re: TaDaaaaa....!!

Congrats on your persistence!!!


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amercnchopz34
Posts: 839
Registered: ‎10-28-2011

Re: TaDaaaaa....!!

congrats to u ....nice cl on a recon.....


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adavis425
Posts: 512
Registered: ‎02-14-2012

Re: TaDaaaaa....!!

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Thanks guys! Yeah, she was totally cool and laid back. I just flat out told her how I really wanted the card and anything she could do to help me out would be really appreciated. We chatted about my job (cause she verified employer and salary) and such. Yeah, she was really helpful. The first rep acted like the cl was coming out of her pay.:smileymad:

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bichonmom
Posts: 3,306
Registered: ‎05-05-2011

Re: TaDaaaaa....!!


adavis425 wrote:

Thanks guys! Yeah, she was totally cool and laid back. I just flat out told her how I really wanted the card and anything she could do to help me out would be really appreciated. We chatted about my job (cause she verified employer and salary) and such. Yeah, she was really helpful. The first rep acted like the cl was coming out of her pay.:smileymad:


 

Yeah, I've talked to reps like that. Very frustrating. Glad you had the persistance to call back and talk to someone having a better day! :smileyhappy:

 

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Edits, funky spacing and spelling due to my iPad not getting along with the forum editor!


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