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berraco58
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Re: What Was The First Credit Card In Your Name?

HEY! I was a Who's Who Among American High School Students in '99! Didn't get ny CC offer. Do you still have the book?! Mine is around here somewhere.
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Re: What Was The First Credit Card In Your Name?


berraco58 wrote:
HEY! I was a Who's Who Among American High School Students in '99! Didn't get ny CC offer. Do you still have the book?! Mine is around here somewhere.



Yep, I still do actually. It's collecting dust on a bookshelf in my childhood bedroom.

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Some of you may know this but this Sears card I got, well, it was the first of many defaults. So question could also be, what ever happened to your first card. Is it still open or closed? Or did you do like me?:smileysad:



Well, didn't default, but when I look at my reports, I have a 30-day on one of the two reports that show this card. I'd say it was the usual--I got behind, they called to complain, I paid over the phone, and asked them to close the card! tra-la
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I was an AU on my mom's gold Visa (that was my bill to pay)  That got me instant credit at mervyns and then there was the many applications at college.
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Until Chase lowers my ridiculously high APR they can kiss my patootie! Their card has been retired to the sockdrawer. :smileymad:
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Timothy
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Wells Fargo while on Active Duty -

$500 CL - WF ended up closing it and I paid it off with Tax refund- so that was 92 -
IF I still had it my longest acct would be 17 years instead of 12.
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My first was Saks Fifth Avenue, opened in 1978, when I was 21.  The account is still active--it really does wonders for my length of credit history. 
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This thread brings back memories.  I still remember the days when you just handed your card to the cashier and they place the card in a metal machine that would imprint your card onto a triplicate carbon sales slip.  They hardly ever called in to check on your card.  Does anyone remember those old manual machines they used?
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Way back in May 07. :smileytongue:

BoA student card, hah..
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Um. Capital One back in 1998 when I was 18.

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