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Re: What credit cards will you NOT carry?

Of the cards that I have:
I carry:
  All my debit/ATM cards (Wachovia, PenFed, EFFCU)
I do not carry:
  BofA AMEX (0% BT on card)
  WaMu Providian (SD'ed due to RJ)
  Direct Merchants Bank MC (SD'ed due to RJ)
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Re: What credit cards will you NOT carry?

jmbfl wrote:

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

I beg to differ with your statement above.  According to this article, in 2002, Providian sold $8.2 billion of its accounts to JPMorgan Chase:
And yes, my Providian Visa (which I had opened in 1998) was among those accounts.  I recall getting a letter from Chase saying my Providian Visa would become a Chase card soon, and that's what happened in 2002.  So yeah, Providian got swallowed up by WaMu, but not before selling some accounts to Chase years beforehand.

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Re: What credit cards will you NOT carry?

Lucky you! WaMu is almost as bad as Providian. In fact, WaMu IS Providian!
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Re: What credit cards will you NOT carry?

Well i don't really carry any of my cards on me cause it might temp me to wanna spend spend spend but i do try to keep one major credit card on me in case of a emergency.

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Re: What credit cards will you NOT carry?

I Won't Carry:

WAMU x 2: jacked my interest to 23.99% (no reason given) always PIF all cards.
Target Visa: Crappy limit

The above will be closed next year, along with Capital One, Mervyns & Hooters

Which leaves me with:
3 Amex (revolvers---but I know better) BC with CL $10K (for time being)
Citi- great rate 7.9% high cl
HSBC- good rate and decent Cl $5k
Store cards-Macy's & Walmart

Chase is always in my wallet, along with my debit card. I only take out Amex when i buy concert tickets, specific grocery stores, tuition or gas.
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Re: What credit cards will you NOT carry?

CreditDrama85, can you share why you like the ones you do?
never had and/or won't carry:
a cfl card
cards i will continue to carry or obtain:
simmons first
restricted use:
capital one
ge money bank
DCU EQ 5.0, Citi EQ 08 Bankcard, PenFed EX NG2
EX 08: AFCU, Amex, Chase, PSECU EX 98(?)
TU 08: Barclays, Discover
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Re: What credit cards will you NOT carry?

Carrying at the moment:
Juni-Barclays/Travelocity MC -- sees no action
Target Visa -- sees LOTS of action now that they CLI'd me to 7k (Love those coupons)
Discover More -- sees a bit of action, mostly auto-pay stuff
BofA Amex -- high util at the moment so it's dormant
DMB Discover -- sees action only so I can get to the next rewards tier before I close it
HSBC UPC MC -- sees no action/high limit emergency card
Chase Amazon Visa -- using it like crazy b/c of 90d intro bonus points
3 Store cards
Sock Drawer:
Amex DG (soon to be Options) -- CLD'd me
Cap 1 MC -- actually, this got misplaced during the move so I'm sure it's near a pair of socks somewhere
Macys -- I'm a bit grumpy about the denial for the Visa upgrade
Plan on never having:
Great thread, btw.  You've reminded me I need to move a few cards to the SD as well as locate that Cap1 MC.  Smiley Happy
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12/5/13 -- EQ 669
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Re: What credit cards will you NOT carry?

I will NEVER carry or own a CapOne! WAMU just got added to the list too.
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Re: What credit cards will you NOT carry?

My cards are either in a box or my mother has them (she lives across i know i will not use them)

- both cap1 cards
- Upromise Citibank
- Avenue
- Ikea
- Children's Place
- Walmart
- Orchard Bank
- Target (when I get the card)

All I carry is my Wachovia checkcard and my Paragon FCU ATM card.

By not carrying my cards I am less likely to shop (my job is directly across the street from the mall and 1 mile from a highway that has tons of strip malls.
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Re: What credit cards will you NOT carry?

[ Edited ]
Will not carry:
Capital One

Carry on occasion:
BofA Amex (Gas at Costco)
Citi Macy's Visa (for store discounts)

Discover (0% apr through Dec '08)
Western Federal CU Visa
Chase (0% apr through Sept '09)

Closed: Orchard

Message Edited by BBYGRL on 09-21-2008 09:09 PM
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