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What credit cards will you NOT carry?

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Re: What credit cards will you NOT carry?

Oh, I forgot - I don't carry out ridiculously high CL Barnes and Noble card  Smiley Very Happy  We use to buy online, and for utilization!!
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Re: What credit cards will you NOT carry?


MidnightVoice wrote:
Oh, I forgot - I don't carry out ridiculously high CL Barnes and Noble card  Smiley Very Happy  We use to buy online, and for utilization!!



Oh, boo, hiss... Smiley Wink

Cheer up, in about 4 days, there'll be another $500 loosened up to pad your and DW's CL's. Smiley Happy

It would be selfish of me to keep all that credit to myself. Looks like I'll be buying online on the AmEx site, getting double points for B&N purchases.
* Credit is a wonderful servant, but a terrible master. * Who's the boss --you or your credit?
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Re: What credit cards will you NOT carry?

Here are the lenders I avoid:
 
Chase (they don't like me, I don't like them--they don't like me because my two biggest BK7 credit card debts were with them; I avoid them because they ratejacked me right after George W. Bush got re-elected in 2004)
Bank of America (a similar situation--three of my BK7 credit card debts were with them, and two of them were accounts that BoA bought--MBNA and Fleet)
HSBC (as I mentioned in another thread, those bastards cancel accounts with no prior notice whatsoever)
Applied Card Bank (actually, this one's a no-brainer; they have the most predatory credit terms I've ever seen; for a copy of those terms, go to http://blog.360.yahoo.com/blog-Jf4mY2ojfqNmrw9RAnqt342.pgc-?cq=1&p=57)

Starting Score: 677 EQ (1/21/09)/705 TU (1/21/09)/714 EXP (1/21/09)
Current Score: 707 EQ (9/21/10)/720 TU (3/27/10)/Darn you EXP
Goal Score: 720 on all three by end of 2010


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Re: What credit cards will you NOT carry?

Chase
GEMB
IN VINO VERITAS.
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Re: What credit cards will you NOT carry?

Chase - they incorrectly calculated interest rate charges on my girlfriend's credit card then were very rude when it was brought up to them.

HSBC - based on what I've read about lack of CLIs, customer service, etc.
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Re: What credit cards will you NOT carry?

Hmmm.. Mabey im doing something wrong here.But some of these cards that is being listed as cards i wouldnt carry..I would love to have in my wallet..
I do however have 2 HSBC cards if someone wants them Smiley Very Happy
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Re: What credit cards will you NOT carry?



cartercorp wrote:
Hmmm.. Mabey im doing something wrong here.But some of these cards that is being listed as cards i wouldnt carry..I would love to have in my wallet..
I do however have 2 HSBC cards if someone wants them Smiley Very Happy



To be fair, maybe I misread the original post.  If it was "lenders I don't want anyone to deal with," I'd narrow it down to just HSBC and Applied Card Bank.  My experiences with Chase and Bank of America were adverse from both my side and the banks' side, and if I handled their cards the same way I handle the ones I have now, my relationship with both banks would be infinitely better.
 
Of course, Chase and BoA are getting bigger all the time and "bigger" in my experience means "more likely to put profits over people" (as evidenced by the fact that of the combined 5 CC's I used to have with both banks, 4 were opened through banks other than Chase or BoA--MBNA and Fleet wound up with BoA; Chase bought Bank One, and another Chase account used to be Providian).

Starting Score: 677 EQ (1/21/09)/705 TU (1/21/09)/714 EXP (1/21/09)
Current Score: 707 EQ (9/21/10)/720 TU (3/27/10)/Darn you EXP
Goal Score: 720 on all three by end of 2010


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Re: What credit cards will you NOT carry?

Amex.......... We mutually hate each other
Best Buy MC... They suck, CLI at 100 steps
CAP One Bus... It does not report to CRA, and the CL is low
Target........ Gave them a lot of my money and can't get above a $200 CL
Dicks......... Just got them for the special financing, no need otherwise

Those I am keeping

WAMU ...........Only to see who buys them, could be good, could be crap
CHASE.......... they are new with me, so I am giving them some time
Capital one ....Personal card, have them for a few years and they are okay
Barclays........ 0 percent BT, that is the main reason with a decent CL

those I don't mind and I use..
Sams and Wally World.. they are PIF every month, the DW visits each one at least weekly and this is the easiest way to control spending.

They are GEMB and my experiences with them are mixed, but we actually shop there enough that it works for us.

Message Edited by dondk on 09-21-2008 05:27 PM
TU 646 EQ 601 EX 668 8/27/08
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Re: What credit cards will you NOT carry?

wamu planti card with access to fico
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Re: What credit cards will you NOT carry?



MarkRabo wrote:
...and another Chase account used to be Providian).


No Providian account ever became a Chase account. Providian was bought in whole by WaMu.
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