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cancel first premier before activation?

I got approved for a first premier card.  didn't even know about it, but when my CU pulled my report today it was on there.  $250 limit with $179 already charged to it.
 
Guy at Credit Union said if I could cancel that (never activate it) he would give me a $500cl card with no fees and 13% flat rate!
 
so is it possible to to cancel or 'refuse' the first premier card?
 
from what I understand it ships activated and your stuck with it and have to pay the balance.  If so, no biggy I will keep it and pay it, but after i got that card, I have gotten several other much better ones and some AU's so I don't really need it.
 
thanks in advance!
11/30/2009 TU 676 EQ 665 EX 654 (CU pulled)
5/14/08 TU 660 EQ 676 EX 623
9/5/07 TU 579 EQ 612 EX 546
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Regular Contributor

Re: cancel first premier before activation?

you may want to call their csr, I think I read a post somewhere that you may have to pay the initial fee but then once you close it (before making any purchases) they will do a refund of the fee.   But dont hold me to this!!  =-)
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Frequent Contributor

Re: cancel first premier before activation?

yep, if you don't activate they will close and credit it all back.  I have an article if you need to quote the CEO that they do that.
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Regular Contributor

Re: cancel first premier before activation?

I'd love to have a copy or link to that article just in case if you don't mind.
 
thanks!
11/30/2009 TU 676 EQ 665 EX 654 (CU pulled)
5/14/08 TU 660 EQ 676 EX 623
9/5/07 TU 579 EQ 612 EX 546
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Frequent Contributor

Re: cancel first premier before activation?

http://www.argusleader.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070814/NEWS/708140308/1001
 
 
Q: Do you ever get calls from people who are surprised by the fees?

A: Yes, but if they don't like our card or our way of doing business, or if they're surprised and didn't read all the fine - it's not fine print; it's bold print - but if they don't understand it or didn't understand it when they applied, we have a 100 percent refund policy. We don't know of anyone else in the industry that does that. If there's any misgiving on the customers' part, we give them a 100 percent refund of all their fees and interest and we just allow them to close their account and move on. Life is too short. Otherwise we would be sued, or the like. Our legal costs for any lawsuit by any cardholder (are) by far the lowest in the industry. It's just so dramatically small.
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Established Contributor

Re: cancel first premier before activation?

I apped for this card in May of 2007 and after getting the card and seeing all of the fees I decided it wasn't worth it. I called and cancel them and it was all good. The card shows on my reports with a 0 balance and the comment close by consumer. I wouldn't recommend this card to anyone.
Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't.
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Regular Contributor

Re: cancel first premier before activation?

Wait a minute???
Are you saying that you never applied for the card and its on your credit report?
Ahh No....Thats dirty!
You get on the phone like pronto and talk to their customer service department and tell them to cancel.
 
Now if this is one of their tipical offers with the paper card that comes in the mail ignore it. That doesn't mean your have to accept their crappy offer! And further more if that is what they are up to, Mailing out those offers and trying to active without the customer I smell a class action law suit.
 
Rebuilding, "Please keep us posted on this here..."
 
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Regular Contributor

Re: cancel first premier before activation?

no ash, sorry i wasn't more clear.  I did apply for the card online I thought it was all I would be able to get.  I just never got a response whether I was approved or not.  and now that I can get a much better card with my Credit Union with no fees, I'd rather not have the first premier.
 
11/30/2009 TU 676 EQ 665 EX 654 (CU pulled)
5/14/08 TU 660 EQ 676 EX 623
9/5/07 TU 579 EQ 612 EX 546
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Regular Contributor

Re: cancel first premier before activation?

Thanks MinnesotaJ!
 
I will get this bad boy cancelled post-haste!
11/30/2009 TU 676 EQ 665 EX 654 (CU pulled)
5/14/08 TU 660 EQ 676 EX 623
9/5/07 TU 579 EQ 612 EX 546
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Valued Contributor

Re: cancel first premier before activation?

i got that card and kicked it to the curb immediately.  they don't tell you your cl and then you get that 250 minus 178 in charges.  What a ripoff.  Call and cancel and they will take charges off.  It will report on cr though.  What a RIP-OFF!!
Even Applied bank is better.
 
 


Message Edited by casinoannie97 on 04-10-2008 08:45 PM
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