09-16-2012 06:55 AM
Actually, this (and many other credit-associated) ordeal has really helped me in learning to stay polite when dealing with absurdity. Up until a few years ago, my reaction was to just explode in a torrent of anger and cruelty. The process of improving my credit has led to concrete examples of getting things that "cannot be done" done with persistent, calm politeness. This reinforcement has helped me apply this approach in other aspects of my life. Plus, the victory was a tad sweeter having worked for it. They sent new cards via ups on Friday, should arrive tomorrow. Now my graying hair and member since date will match!
09-16-2012 07:13 AM
This should be VERY advantageous. I had to go backdoor and rebuild my Amex relationship with now two business cards. If I get this backdate, I should be able to add a simple Green and re-establish a CL back to 98. AAoA has been THE component that I haven't been able to fix in my FICO profile. Got all my COs off, payment history strong and utilization is contrallable. As long as I don't have any surprises I hope to make it to 750+ range...
09-18-2012 08:00 AM
"THANK YOU FOR BEING A CARDMEMBER SINCE 1998" showed up on the website this morning Whaooooooo to say the least. Need to add one AMEX consumer card to the mix to get be able to declar a FULL rebirth of where I used to be. And with alot more knowledge and understanding, history should NOT repeat itself...
09-18-2012 09:27 AM
Grats. AMEX will play a significant role in my rebuild from here on as well.