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Amex ED approved with LOW SL and DG approved

benreily
Established Contributor

Amex ED approved with LOW SL and DG approved

I was approved for Amex Delta Gold few hours earlier 6/13/2018 after waiting for few seconds. The SL $2000 which is expected to be that low.
I applied again few minutes ago 6/14/2018 for Amex ED and after few seconds, they only gave me SL $2000. Is this a horrible SL? I think Amex started to hate me now. Maybe I should have apply for ED first before the Delta Gold. I wish I didn't apply for this card. It seems like my pre-approved PRG is also in danger now.

My current BCP is 1%. Few months ago, I have spend $1000-$2000 per month and I PIF or leave it to 1% on this card.
I was planning to buy an airfare ticket using the DG and PIF a day after or once the transaction is posted. Maybe I should spend $2000 on ED and PIF every month to tell Amex the SL is horrible.

My info:
Income ~84k total taxable and none-taxable
6/11/2018 - EQ 778, TU 771, EX 777
6/11/2018 - 1 NFCU refinance inq but 0+ pts (no HP) on EQ, thus EQ score remains the same at 778

4/19/2017 - Auto Loan inq on each EQ, TU, EXP

Nov 2017 - 1 mortgage inq  EQ
Feb 2018 - 1 personal loan inq on EXP

 

Update Today 6/14/18

6/14/2018 - 1 mortgage inq EQ


Do I need to call them for reconsideration or just use the 3X CLI? I have two new Amex approved more or less the same time does that mean I cannot request two CLIs in the future at the same day? Thank you




Starting Score: (Nov 13) EQ 650, EXP 750, TU 750
Score: (Aug 2, 2014) EQ 722, EXP 780, TU 777
Score: (Aug 11, 2014)EQ 781, EXP 784, TU 779
Score: (Nov 22, 2014)EQ 814, EXP N/A, TU 781
Score: (Dec 16, 2017)EQ > 720, EXP ?, TU > 730
Score: (Mar 10, 2018)EQ 736, EXP 740, TU 724
Score: (Apr 7, 2018)EQ 752, TU 750, EXP 753
Score: (Jun 14, 2018)EQ 784, TU 771, EX:777
Score: (Sep 7, 2020)EQ 760, TU 737 , EX ?
Score: (Nov 23, 2020)EQ 774 Fico 8(Through Citi), EQ 771 Fico 9(Through NFCU,PenFed), TU 751 Fico 8 (Through Barclay,Discover), EX: 739 Fico 8(through Amex)
Score: (Feb 1, 2021) From myfico.com EQ Fico 8 776,Fico 9 771, TU Fico 8 755, Fico 9 751, EX Fico 8 750, Fico 9 741
Score: (Feb 14, 2021) From myfico.com EQ Fico 8 790, TU Fico 8 789, EX Fico 8 768 (drops from 772)
Score: (Feb 21, 2021) From myfico.com
EQ Fico 8 797, TU Fico 8 791, EX Fico 8 761 (Scores fluctuated Up/Down this month)
Score: (Mar 3, 2021) From myfico.com
EQ Fico 8 792, Fico 9 816, TU Fico 8 789, EX Fico 8 768 (Scores fluctuated Up/Down this month)
Goal Score: EQ 800, EXP 800, TU 800 | Take the myFICO Fitness Challenge
Feb 1, 2021 AoOA 18 years, 10 months, AAoA 7 years, 10 months





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VoltronM
Senior Contributor

Re: Amex ED approved with LOW SL and DG approved

Congrats on approval

8-2019 / Fico 8 EX 8013 , EQ 8016 , TR 810
Amex ED 22k , CSP 17k , Discover iT 12.5k , Fifth Third Bank S2C 12k , BofA Cash Rewards 10k , Avianca Vida 10k , State Farm Good Neighbor Visa 10k , Citi DD 6k , Union Bank Rewards 5k
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benreily
Established Contributor

Re: Amex ED approved with LOW SL and DG approved

I just spoke with a Amex representative to bump up the Amex ED SL. He tried to check if he could bump the credit limit but he found out later I haven't receive the actual physical card yet so he asked me to call back to make that request later. On my Delta Gold since I still couldn't make any purchase, he expediate another Gold card so I could receive it on next Monday. I will post it right here if I could get the CLI on Amex ED SL after the activation.




Starting Score: (Nov 13) EQ 650, EXP 750, TU 750
Score: (Aug 2, 2014) EQ 722, EXP 780, TU 777
Score: (Aug 11, 2014)EQ 781, EXP 784, TU 779
Score: (Nov 22, 2014)EQ 814, EXP N/A, TU 781
Score: (Dec 16, 2017)EQ > 720, EXP ?, TU > 730
Score: (Mar 10, 2018)EQ 736, EXP 740, TU 724
Score: (Apr 7, 2018)EQ 752, TU 750, EXP 753
Score: (Jun 14, 2018)EQ 784, TU 771, EX:777
Score: (Sep 7, 2020)EQ 760, TU 737 , EX ?
Score: (Nov 23, 2020)EQ 774 Fico 8(Through Citi), EQ 771 Fico 9(Through NFCU,PenFed), TU 751 Fico 8 (Through Barclay,Discover), EX: 739 Fico 8(through Amex)
Score: (Feb 1, 2021) From myfico.com EQ Fico 8 776,Fico 9 771, TU Fico 8 755, Fico 9 751, EX Fico 8 750, Fico 9 741
Score: (Feb 14, 2021) From myfico.com EQ Fico 8 790, TU Fico 8 789, EX Fico 8 768 (drops from 772)
Score: (Feb 21, 2021) From myfico.com
EQ Fico 8 797, TU Fico 8 791, EX Fico 8 761 (Scores fluctuated Up/Down this month)
Score: (Mar 3, 2021) From myfico.com
EQ Fico 8 792, Fico 9 816, TU Fico 8 789, EX Fico 8 768 (Scores fluctuated Up/Down this month)
Goal Score: EQ 800, EXP 800, TU 800 | Take the myFICO Fitness Challenge
Feb 1, 2021 AoOA 18 years, 10 months, AAoA 7 years, 10 months





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Rjw170
Frequent Contributor

Re: Amex ED approved with LOW SL and DG approved

Congrats on the approval! And good luck on the CLI request.
Current Fico 8 Scores:

Credit Goal:

Gardening until 2021

Current Cards:


Wish List:



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benreily
Established Contributor

Re: Amex ED approved with LOW SL and DG approved

Thanks! I need that. I am hoping you could fulfill your wishlist soon.




Starting Score: (Nov 13) EQ 650, EXP 750, TU 750
Score: (Aug 2, 2014) EQ 722, EXP 780, TU 777
Score: (Aug 11, 2014)EQ 781, EXP 784, TU 779
Score: (Nov 22, 2014)EQ 814, EXP N/A, TU 781
Score: (Dec 16, 2017)EQ > 720, EXP ?, TU > 730
Score: (Mar 10, 2018)EQ 736, EXP 740, TU 724
Score: (Apr 7, 2018)EQ 752, TU 750, EXP 753
Score: (Jun 14, 2018)EQ 784, TU 771, EX:777
Score: (Sep 7, 2020)EQ 760, TU 737 , EX ?
Score: (Nov 23, 2020)EQ 774 Fico 8(Through Citi), EQ 771 Fico 9(Through NFCU,PenFed), TU 751 Fico 8 (Through Barclay,Discover), EX: 739 Fico 8(through Amex)
Score: (Feb 1, 2021) From myfico.com EQ Fico 8 776,Fico 9 771, TU Fico 8 755, Fico 9 751, EX Fico 8 750, Fico 9 741
Score: (Feb 14, 2021) From myfico.com EQ Fico 8 790, TU Fico 8 789, EX Fico 8 768 (drops from 772)
Score: (Feb 21, 2021) From myfico.com
EQ Fico 8 797, TU Fico 8 791, EX Fico 8 761 (Scores fluctuated Up/Down this month)
Score: (Mar 3, 2021) From myfico.com
EQ Fico 8 792, Fico 9 816, TU Fico 8 789, EX Fico 8 768 (Scores fluctuated Up/Down this month)
Goal Score: EQ 800, EXP 800, TU 800 | Take the myFICO Fitness Challenge
Feb 1, 2021 AoOA 18 years, 10 months, AAoA 7 years, 10 months





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Rjw170
Frequent Contributor

Re: Amex ED approved with LOW SL and DG approved


@benreily wrote:

Thanks! I need that. I am hoping you could fulfill your wishlist soon.


Thanks. I am working on it. But with the Chase 5/24 rule, I am at least 2 years out from that! Smiley Happy
Current Fico 8 Scores:

Credit Goal:

Gardening until 2021

Current Cards:


Wish List:



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AverageJoesCredit
Community Leader
Mega Contributor

Re: Amex ED approved with LOW SL and DG approved

Super grats. Man people getting 2k limits and feeling like the world has ended makes me feel like I'm below average JoeSmiley Wink. With Amex it's all relative imo.
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benreily
Established Contributor

Re: Amex ED approved with LOW SL and DG approved

I know. lol. Nah.. It is alright but weird though. I haven't apply for any new card for a few years now and mostly dealing with SP accounts. I am waiting for happy news from my mortgage and once it is done and over with, I will apply for Amex USAA and NFCU Go Rewards. 




Starting Score: (Nov 13) EQ 650, EXP 750, TU 750
Score: (Aug 2, 2014) EQ 722, EXP 780, TU 777
Score: (Aug 11, 2014)EQ 781, EXP 784, TU 779
Score: (Nov 22, 2014)EQ 814, EXP N/A, TU 781
Score: (Dec 16, 2017)EQ > 720, EXP ?, TU > 730
Score: (Mar 10, 2018)EQ 736, EXP 740, TU 724
Score: (Apr 7, 2018)EQ 752, TU 750, EXP 753
Score: (Jun 14, 2018)EQ 784, TU 771, EX:777
Score: (Sep 7, 2020)EQ 760, TU 737 , EX ?
Score: (Nov 23, 2020)EQ 774 Fico 8(Through Citi), EQ 771 Fico 9(Through NFCU,PenFed), TU 751 Fico 8 (Through Barclay,Discover), EX: 739 Fico 8(through Amex)
Score: (Feb 1, 2021) From myfico.com EQ Fico 8 776,Fico 9 771, TU Fico 8 755, Fico 9 751, EX Fico 8 750, Fico 9 741
Score: (Feb 14, 2021) From myfico.com EQ Fico 8 790, TU Fico 8 789, EX Fico 8 768 (drops from 772)
Score: (Feb 21, 2021) From myfico.com
EQ Fico 8 797, TU Fico 8 791, EX Fico 8 761 (Scores fluctuated Up/Down this month)
Score: (Mar 3, 2021) From myfico.com
EQ Fico 8 792, Fico 9 816, TU Fico 8 789, EX Fico 8 768 (Scores fluctuated Up/Down this month)
Goal Score: EQ 800, EXP 800, TU 800 | Take the myFICO Fitness Challenge
Feb 1, 2021 AoOA 18 years, 10 months, AAoA 7 years, 10 months





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Meanmchine
Super Contributor

Re: Amex ED approved with LOW SL and DG approved


@AverageJoesCredit wrote:
Super grats. Man people getting 2k limits and feeling like the world has ended makes me feel like I'm below average JoeSmiley Wink. With Amex it's all relative imo.

+1   ( except for the part about feeling like  below average Joe )


3/2016 EX 644 CK-TU 642 CK-EQ 660 WalMart- 671.
>12/2020 CCT EX 821 TU 826 EQ 840


"Survival kit contents check. In them you'll find:

- One forty-five caliber automatic
- Two boxes of ammunition
- Four days' concentrated emergency rations
- One drug issue containing antibiotics, morphine,
vitamin pills, pep pills, sleeping pills, tranquilizer pills
- One miniature combination Russian phrase book and Bible
- One hundred dollars in rubles
- One hundred dollars in gold
- Nine packs of chewing gum
- One issue of prophylactics
- Three lipsticks
- Three pair of nylon stockings.

Shoot, a fella' could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff."

Major Kong (Slim Pickens) in Dr. Strangelove 1964
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signaturecardmember
Frequent Contributor

Re: Amex ED approved with LOW SL and DG approved

Cant believe with your income and scores they are starting you out that low.  What are your other cards, ages, and limits?

 

 

Started: 4/14 Bank of America Signature $6k, 85% Utilization, 745 Fako
Currently: 6/18 Bank of America Signature $99.9k, Chase Slate $0, Chase Freedom Signature $2.5k, American Express Gold NSL, American Express Everyday $6k, Lowes GE $0 (From $35k), Discover IT $38.5k, Capital One Quicksilver $5k, Barclays US Airways $24k, DCU Platinum $30k, PenFed Promise $47k, Chase Freedom Unlimited Signature (From CSP) $50k, Chase AARP Signature $7.5k, American Express Blue Cash $7.5k, Citi American Airlines Platinum $10.5k, Capital One Venture Signature $30k, Chase Sapphire Preferred (From Reserve) $12k, Chase Ink Business Preferred $10k, Barclays Aviator Business $14k. Total Available Credit: Over $350k, Utilization 4%, AAoA 7 Years, TU Fico 799, EX Fico 727
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