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I don't get GE at all.  I do have Old Navy (PIF) & Penneys (unused) but Walmart & Vics Secret denied me (last summer).  My score has gone up as well as my salary, a recent collection paid & deleted, UT going down.  I thought I'd try for Walmart for the benefits, I thought it wouldn't be difficult to get as I thought it was a rebuilder card.  I got the 7-10 days schpeal so I called to find out.  No dice.  Amazon yes ($600), Walmart no.  TU FICO was 651 a few days ago but has gone up a bit more, how much I won't know until I run another score next week.  

 

My question is more with the differences in GE approval;  I am baffled.  What is Walmart looking for?



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kroberts67 wrote:

I don't get GE at all.  I do have Old Navy (PIF) & Penneys (unused) but Walmart & Vics Secret denied me (last summer).  My score has gone up as well as my salary, a recent collection paid & deleted, UT going down.  I thought I'd try for Walmart for the benefits, I thought it wouldn't be difficult to get as I thought it was a rebuilder card.  I got the 7-10 days schpeal so I called to find out.  No dice.  Amazon yes ($600), Walmart no.  TU FICO was 651 a few days ago but has gone up a bit more, how much I won't know until I run another score next week.  

 

My question is more with the differences in GE approval;  I am baffled.  What is Walmart looking for?


Well GE can be weird at times. Something similiar happened to me also. I applied for the Walmart and Dillards and got approved instantly then a month later applied for Sams Club and no dice. I would have figured i was shoe-in with Sams since i already had been approved for the other two. I remember when i received the cards it came along with my TU Fico. When i recieved the letter from Sams, it had an internal score so who knows really how GE approval criteria is. I have seen people with lower score than you get approved instantly.

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Personally, GE seems to like me when I apply.  My DH, not so much.  He was approved for the Walmart and not Amazon during the same app spree. :smileyfrustrated:

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Personally, GE seems to like me when I apply.  My DH, not so much.  He was approved for the Walmart and not Amazon during the same app spree. :smileyfrustrated:


Opposite of me, so weird!  When I get the letter I'm calling to recon.  I've never done that before but hey.  If I don't get it I can still speak with them and find out the nitty gritty, I'll ask them what helps etc.



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1-877-294-7880, try this number.

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Thank you!  :smileyhappy:



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kroberts67 wrote:

I don't get GE at all.  I do have Old Navy (PIF) & Penneys (unused) but Walmart & Vics Secret denied me (last summer).  My score has gone up as well as my salary, a recent collection paid & deleted, UT going down.  I thought I'd try for Walmart for the benefits, I thought it wouldn't be difficult to get as I thought it was a rebuilder card.  I got the 7-10 days schpeal so I called to find out.  No dice.  Amazon yes ($600), Walmart no.  TU FICO was 651 a few days ago but has gone up a bit more, how much I won't know until I run another score next week.  

 

My question is more with the differences in GE approval;  I am baffled.  What is Walmart looking for?


What were the reasons for your denial? Walmart isn't considered a "rebuilding" card its just a GE store card which most of the time is easier to get approved for. Also, VS is not a GE backed card, and you can do what most do and just keep trying the shopping cart trick daily to see if you get a preapproval and then hopefully you can get the card without a HP.

 

 

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kroberts67 wrote:

I don't get GE at all.  I do have Old Navy (PIF) & Penneys (unused) but Walmart & Vics Secret denied me (last summer).  My score has gone up as well as my salary, a recent collection paid & deleted, UT going down.  I thought I'd try for Walmart for the benefits, I thought it wouldn't be difficult to get as I thought it was a rebuilder card.  I got the 7-10 days schpeal so I called to find out.  No dice.  Amazon yes ($600), Walmart no.  TU FICO was 651 a few days ago but has gone up a bit more, how much I won't know until I run another score next week.  

 

My question is more with the differences in GE approval;  I am baffled.  What is Walmart looking for?


What were the reasons for your denial? Walmart isn't considered a "rebuilding" card its just a GE store card which most of the time is easier to get approved for. Also, VS is not a GE backed card, and you can do what most do and just keep trying the shopping cart trick daily to see if you get a preapproval and then hopefully you can get the card without a HP.

 

 


They wouldn't give me the reasions over the phone, I have to wait for the letter.  And about GE?Vics Secret, I realized that while I was sleeping.  I dreamed about GE vs Comenity.  Yes, this happened.  lol 

 

 



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