I wanted to let everyone here know that I was approved for an AMEX Blue card with an 12K limit. I applied for it over the phone and they pulled my EX report. Woo hoo!
I had an AMEX Optima card in the early 90's which was charged off. I was young and irresponsible at the time. I recently paid off the balance and I hope the new account will get backdated.
A belated congrats! How long after you paid off your old balance did you apply and were accepted? Did you pay off your old balance by calling a CSR through AE's main number or a special collections number -- details, please!
And how are you liking your Amex Blue?!