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What causes the "app itch"?

Senior Contributor

Re: What causes the "app itch"?

"One is too many and a thousand is never enough"..........pills, bong hits, online apps, drinks, cigs............

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CLOSED FIRST HOME 8/19/11 EQ-630 EXP-691 TU04-653
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Message 31 of 96
Valued Contributor

Re: What causes the "app itch"?


Booner72 wrote:

It is an addiction like gambling.   And reading the forum about other's successes is a trigger.

 

I'm going to bet that a lot of us here have addictive tendencies (Alcohol, drugs, cigs, gambling, sex, etc). 


You are absolutely right, and I'll add that many folks might not think to highly of themselves in the first place.  What's not to like about someone giving you a 15K credit line?  Somone thinks more of me than i do of myself perhaps?  That is VERY addictive.      

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Message 32 of 96
Mega Contributor

Re: What causes the "app itch"?


android01 wrote:

Booner72 wrote:

It is an addiction like gambling.   And reading the forum about other's successes is a trigger.

 

I'm going to bet that a lot of us here have addictive tendencies (Alcohol, drugs, cigs, gambling, sex, etc). 


You are absolutely right, and I'll add that many folks might not think to highly of themselves in the first place.  What's not to like about someone giving you a 15K credit line?  Somone thinks more of me than i do of myself perhaps?  That is VERY addictive.      


+1




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Message 33 of 96
Regular Contributor

Re: What causes the "app itch"?


TeeandDee wrote:

This "Credit Card" forum! LOL!!!  All the great news about "Just got approved for this card" or got this offer in the mail!" or that card!!!! 


I agree!

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Message 34 of 96
Mega Contributor

Re: What causes the "app itch"?


TheBronxBomber wrote:

TeeandDee wrote:

This "Credit Card" forum! LOL!!!  All the great news about "Just got approved for this card" or got this offer in the mail!" or that card!!!! 


I agree!

90% of my cards are a direct result of this!




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Message 35 of 96
Established Contributor

Re: What causes the "app itch"?

It,s caused by poor hygiene.

 

 

 

poor financial hygiene


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Message 36 of 96
Super Contributor

Re: What causes the "app itch"?

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Message 37 of 96
Senior Contributor

Re: What causes the "app itch"?


pakman92 wrote:

It,s caused by poor hygiene.

 

 

 

poor financial hygiene


You can obviously catch it from others, LOL!

 

So your saying it's caused by instability?


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Message 38 of 96
Frequent Contributor

Re: What causes the "app itch"?


LS2982 wrote:

TheBronxBomber wrote:

TeeandDee wrote:

This "Credit Card" forum! LOL!!!  All the great news about "Just got approved for this card" or got this offer in the mail!" or that card!!!! 


I agree!

90% of my cards are a direct result of this!


Same here!

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Message 39 of 96
Regular Contributor

Re: What causes the "app itch"?

For me, the biggest thing that causes it would be the incentives offered by the credit card companies.  If you are careful not to carry a balance, these are truly free.  Since I started down this credit card road I have flown for free many times, stayed in hotels for free, checked bags on planes for free, received free money, received gas 5% cheaper, received free gift cards, received airline club access for free, received free TU, EQ, EX scores monthly, etc.  All this was received because I was willing to take an enquiry hit.  I think I have come out ahead in all this, all thanks to those cards.

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