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creditnocash
Posts: 2,164
Registered: ‎07-23-2012

Re: The New Amex Unicorn Card


drkaje wrote:

I'd also love a few CLIs but not enough to give up an HP. :smileyhappy:


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Inquiries (24 Months): EQ 8 TU 5 EX 5 | Most Recent: 09/04/2013
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drkaje
Posts: 3,482
Registered: ‎07-25-2008

Re: The New Amex Unicorn Card

@ cnc,

 

Messed-up thing is the Amex I'm AU on doesn't report to EQ. I'd love for that $4K to help a Brother's utilization out!! I've called about 10 times and they've even sent emails to EQ with no result.


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Demetri98
Posts: 31
Registered: ‎02-14-2013

Re: The New Amex Unicorn Card


drkaje wrote:

@ cnc,

 

Messed-up thing is the Amex I'm AU on doesn't report to EQ. I'd love for that $4K to help a Brother's utilization out!! I've called about 10 times and they've even sent emails to EQ with no result.


Same thing happened to me, was just AU and wasnt reporting on credit report.

I called AMEX to try and sort it out, they said it was reporting but there was no SS# attached to report.

They gave me a mailing address to mail in a copy of my ID and my SS#.

This was only a few weeks ago, just followed up with Amex said they recieved the letter and should be on my credit report next month.

I would call AMEX and try to get them to sort it.

 

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drkaje
Posts: 3,482
Registered: ‎07-25-2008

Re: The New Amex Unicorn Card


Demetri98 wrote:

drkaje wrote:

@ cnc,

 

Messed-up thing is the Amex I'm AU on doesn't report to EQ. I'd love for that $4K to help a Brother's utilization out!! I've called about 10 times and they've even sent emails to EQ with no result.


Same thing happened to me, was just AU and wasnt reporting on credit report.

I called AMEX to try and sort it out, they said it was reporting but there was no SS# attached to report.

They gave me a mailing address to mail in a copy of my ID and my SS#.

This was only a few weeks ago, just followed up with Amex said they recieved the letter and should be on my credit report next month.

I would call AMEX and try to get them to sort it.

 


I've been dealing with Amex's credit division sinve April, LOL!

 

Finally called Executive services and explained the issue but haven't gotten a call back.

 


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Demetri98
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Registered: ‎02-14-2013

Re: The New Amex Unicorn Card


drkaje wrote:

Demetri98 wrote:

drkaje wrote:

@ cnc,

 

Messed-up thing is the Amex I'm AU on doesn't report to EQ. I'd love for that $4K to help a Brother's utilization out!! I've called about 10 times and they've even sent emails to EQ with no result.


Same thing happened to me, was just AU and wasnt reporting on credit report.

I called AMEX to try and sort it out, they said it was reporting but there was no SS# attached to report.

They gave me a mailing address to mail in a copy of my ID and my SS#.

This was only a few weeks ago, just followed up with Amex said they recieved the letter and should be on my credit report next month.

I would call AMEX and try to get them to sort it.

 


I've been dealing with Amex's credit division sinve April, LOL!

 

Finally called Executive services and explained the issue but haven't gotten a call back.

 


Whats the reason given for not reporting? Just EQ not reporting? If and when mine updates Ill let you know if it hit EQ or not.

 

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p-
Posts: 2,530
Registered: ‎06-05-2008

Re: The New Amex Unicorn Card

For some reason, whenever I use my Amex Unicorn Card, Sir Mix-a-lot's "Posse on Broadway" starts playing inside my head.

 

Oddly enough, using my Orchard Gold Card plays Macklemore's "Thrift Shop".

 

 

 

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Chrysostom
Posts: 58
Registered: ‎04-15-2012

Re: The New Amex Unicorn Card

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dddewdrop wrote:

 When I was working as a server someone would put down an Amex black card every once in a while. I always heard you had to be like Jerry Seinfeld to have one and that you can charge 100 grand on it no problem. I have seen like 3 of them and 2 of the 3 were driving exotic cars lol.


I've seen one in real life (many on the internet), but I don't work in the service sector, so I don't see that many. I knew what it was. He was driving a Lamborghini, I think, one of those really ugly, expensive cars that looks like a wedge of cheese, and is the same colour. I told him I knew what it was: his reply:

"This is the card that proves you've made it, son."

LOL.

I actually got invited to apply for one the other day over the phone when I was trying to get a better-than-50k offer on the PRG. From what I understand, it has the same earn (1 pt/dollar) as the Platinum, a $2000 AF (or higher), and no better amenities or lounge access, nor negative F/X fees. Note, that I have never in my life run $240k through Amex charge products in a rolling 12-month period (the old criteria to qualify), so they must be severely reducing the qualifications to milk more people out of $5-7k for an increasingly common status symbol. I might have run $120k through Amex before, probably more like $90k, back when MR still had better airline partners than UR. Amex always pulls EXP for me, which is nearly 80 points higher than EQ, and 40 points higher than TU (due to lack of hard pulls on EXP, only 6 or 8, compared to the 25+ on the other two).

One card that I've never seen in-the-wild is the JP Morgan Palladium. I've never seen the Zync, for that matter, either.


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ItchyAppFingers
Posts: 96
Registered: ‎07-31-2012

Re: The New Amex Unicorn Card

This is why I won't ever cancel my unicorn card because it is truly one of a kind despite mine having a hard limit on it I will still keep it active :smileyvery-happy:
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