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Do OC ever settle for less the charge off amount?

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Do OC ever settle for less the charge off amount?

I am in the process of getting preapproved, but need to settle an old charge off of over $3,000. I really don't want to pay in full, but if I have to I will. I already called and the representative said it has to be paid in full to take care of it. Then I asked if I can speak to a supervisor who might be able to work with me on a settlement and she transferred to me a voicemai.

 

Should I just pay in full or do you think I might have a chance with the OC settling? I'm surprised they still own the debt and never sent it to an OC.

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Starting Score: EQ 542, TU 503, EX 580 (all lender pulled 06/07/11)
Current Score: EQ 649, TU 722, EX 654 (pulled Dec 2013)
Goal Score: 700 club for all 3 agencies!

CapOne$750/FP$400/Matrix$300/VS$500/Walmart$500/BestBuy$1K/KayJeweler$2K (last app 12/16/13)
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Valued Contributor

Re: Do OC ever settle for less the charge off amount?

What's the company?

  • Current: EQ FICO 706, TU FICO 701, EX FICO 706 | Starting Score: 525 (05/2012)
  • Starting total revolving credit: $1100 | Current total revolving credit: $36,700
  • Inquiries (12 Months): EQ 2 TU 1 EX 1 | Most Recent: 1/21/2014
Chase Freedom $9500
DCU Visa $10000
Capital One QS $2000
AMEX BCE $3000
Lowe's CC $8500
WalMart CC $3100
BOA Platinum $600
AMEX Gold NPSL
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Contributor

Re: Do OC ever settle for less the charge off amount?

globe acceptance - car financing

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Starting Score: EQ 542, TU 503, EX 580 (all lender pulled 06/07/11)
Current Score: EQ 649, TU 722, EX 654 (pulled Dec 2013)
Goal Score: 700 club for all 3 agencies!

CapOne$750/FP$400/Matrix$300/VS$500/Walmart$500/BestBuy$1K/KayJeweler$2K (last app 12/16/13)
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Valued Contributor

Re: Do OC ever settle for less the charge off amount?

A quick search shows GACC as a collections company.  I would assume they own the debt that remained from what I can only assume was a repo.  Is this correct?  How old is this debt?  What other tradelines exist related to this car loan...OC Loan, etc.

  • Current: EQ FICO 706, TU FICO 701, EX FICO 706 | Starting Score: 525 (05/2012)
  • Starting total revolving credit: $1100 | Current total revolving credit: $36,700
  • Inquiries (12 Months): EQ 2 TU 1 EX 1 | Most Recent: 1/21/2014
Chase Freedom $9500
DCU Visa $10000
Capital One QS $2000
AMEX BCE $3000
Lowe's CC $8500
WalMart CC $3100
BOA Platinum $600
AMEX Gold NPSL
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Contributor

Re: Do OC ever settle for less the charge off amount?

Sorry, I meant Globe Acceptance (not global). It's my original creditor for the car loan, which was repo'd.

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Starting Score: EQ 542, TU 503, EX 580 (all lender pulled 06/07/11)
Current Score: EQ 649, TU 722, EX 654 (pulled Dec 2013)
Goal Score: 700 club for all 3 agencies!

CapOne$750/FP$400/Matrix$300/VS$500/Walmart$500/BestBuy$1K/KayJeweler$2K (last app 12/16/13)
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Epic Contributor

Re: Do OC ever settle for less the charge off amount?

How old is the account?

 

Yes, OCs will settle but if you are looking to have it deleted they may require the full payment.

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Community Leader
Legendary Contributor

Re: Do OC ever settle for less the charge off amount?

There is a chance, but it will require a bit of accounting nuisance on their part that they may wish to avoid unless payment is substantail.

 

When they did the CO, they wrote the uncollectivle bad debt off from their assets.  When paid, they must move it back to a paid asset, which is then taxable.

It essentially undoes the tax writeoff they have already obtained, so anything up to their tax rate wont be viewed as money in pocket.

Thus, a very low ball offer to settle probably wont have them chomping at the bit.......

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Contributor

Re: Do OC ever settle for less the charge off amount?

i'm not even looking to delete it, the lender just wants it settled. So I'm even offering 50% but the representative said "no." That's when I asked to speak to someone with authority and she transferred me to a voicemail where I left a msg.

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Starting Score: EQ 542, TU 503, EX 580 (all lender pulled 06/07/11)
Current Score: EQ 649, TU 722, EX 654 (pulled Dec 2013)
Goal Score: 700 club for all 3 agencies!

CapOne$750/FP$400/Matrix$300/VS$500/Walmart$500/BestBuy$1K/KayJeweler$2K (last app 12/16/13)
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Epic Contributor

Re: Do OC ever settle for less the charge off amount?

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Valued Contributor

Re: Do OC ever settle for less the charge off amount?

most of the time if you wanna to get them delete then you have to paid them in full and get them in writing before make any payment.


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Current Score: 748 Wishlist: CSP, Simply Cash, SPG, BOLD, INK, United MP,
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