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should they stay or should they go???

Established Contributor

should they stay or should they go???

so here's my question...i have a c1 (my oldest card) with a $1000 cl wont budge on cli and it has an af.
 
2 hsbc cards one is mastercard and one is discover. i think the discover has an af and the cl is only $1000 won'g budge either..
 
the mastercard is a best buy mastercard got in 11/07 has an annual fee won't give cli either..
 
LAST IS apple juniper card just hit 1 yr this month..a little cl of $250 no af but no luck on cli either..
 
so should they stay or should they go??????
~01/2008 Ficos TU 571-EX 647-EQ 652~
~3/21/2009 Ficos TU 705 EX 702 EQ 692~
~9/9/09 Ficos TU 718 EQ 693 EX???
~06/25/12 Ficos TU 719 EQ 677 EX??
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New Contributor

Re: should they stay or should they go???

Have you tried the backdoor numbers for those cards? If not maybe you should try them! Good luck on a good CLI got my fingers crossed for you!
I'm better than blessed!
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Senior Contributor

Re: should they stay or should they go???

It all depends upon what else you have but I would say a little spring cleaning may be in order. Smiley Happy
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Epic Contributor

Re: should they stay or should they go???

I agree if you now have prime cards with good CL your happy with than clean these out. But if these are your good cards, then closing would really hurt you.
What about consolidating atleast the 2 HSBC
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Established Contributor

Re: should they stay or should they go???

smallfry--
here's what i got that i want to keep left others than those listed...creditunion visa $4100 cl, jcp cl$1800,old navy $450, walmart discover $750, discover $3000, belk $600 and kohl's (just got) $1000
~01/2008 Ficos TU 571-EX 647-EQ 652~
~3/21/2009 Ficos TU 705 EX 702 EQ 692~
~9/9/09 Ficos TU 718 EQ 693 EX???
~06/25/12 Ficos TU 719 EQ 677 EX??
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Epic Contributor

Re: should they stay or should they go???

oh then as long as you don't have a lot of balances closing a couple out shouldn't hurt. but if you consolidated to HSBC you would be left with a cl closer to some of your other stuff and then only be closing 2 instead of 4
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Established Contributor

Re: should they stay or should they go???

credit addict --i dont think hsbc will let me consolidated a mastercard and a discover, i thought it had to be the same kind like both mastercard, etc..my question is if i close since they have af will it hurt me really bc doesnt it stay on my credit report for 10 yrs anyway?
~01/2008 Ficos TU 571-EX 647-EQ 652~
~3/21/2009 Ficos TU 705 EX 702 EQ 692~
~9/9/09 Ficos TU 718 EQ 693 EX???
~06/25/12 Ficos TU 719 EQ 677 EX??
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Epic Contributor

Re: should they stay or should they go???

that might be true, but would def. ask to be sure.
and your right, the history is there, as long as you don't need them for util. you should be fine.
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Established Contributor

Re: should they stay or should they go???

i may try and call tonight to ask..i dont need them really for utilization i just use on occasion, i used to use more often bc juniper and c1 said they like usage to get a cli but they haven't shown me NOTHING!
~01/2008 Ficos TU 571-EX 647-EQ 652~
~3/21/2009 Ficos TU 705 EX 702 EQ 692~
~9/9/09 Ficos TU 718 EQ 693 EX???
~06/25/12 Ficos TU 719 EQ 677 EX??
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Senior Contributor

Re: should they stay or should they go???

I would dump anything that had any charges associated with it. I would keep any card that agreed to waive their annual charges. You might be better off for at least a little while letting these help with payment history but would close any card that refused to drop their fees.
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