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Declined Gap Store Credit Card

Established Contributor

Re: Declined Gap Store Credit Card

They are, indeed, odd.  This was over a year ago but I applied for the Old Navy Store or VISA card in the store.  You know, the deal where you apply and they'll approve you for the VISA, or if not, the store card (or not at all.)


They approved me for the store card so I was happy - I was expecting a total turndown.  I got the store card in the mail soon enough but less than a week after that I got the VISA in the mail.  And I thought I was not eligible for the VISA.


Later when I called and asked if they could combine my credit limits onto just the VISA (I have a $400 limit on the store and $1000 on the VISA) they said no, and also told me that they were not supposed to give me both.  I guess someone made a mistake.  They didn't cancel either account, though, so I still have both.


I can't get CLIs at all with them, though, despite heavy usage of the VISA and paying it completely off several times and carrying a large balance other times.

Too many accounts; too many debts; lots of open credit, and lots of utilized credit. Scores somewhere in the 600s - I have no earthly idea exactly what number, but not 700 like it was, briefly.
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Frequent Contributor

Re: Declined Gap Store Credit Card

Depends where you are is what report they pulled. I actually have a few GEMB store cards, and for GAP they pulled EQ. I was approved last November in the store for $300, with several inquiries, and a EQ fico of about 660. If you did include GEMB cards in your bk that might be the reason for the denial. Try the back door number, it is worth a shot.
MyFico 3B Scores: EQ: 3/22/16 (727), EX (710) TU (714)

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Established Contributor

Re: Declined Gap Store Credit Card

Absolutely try for a should do this for any denial..all they can say is no. As the old saying goes "'a closed mouth doesn't get fed"... You've already used an inq at least make it count..they may tell you the reasons you were denied and give you an idea of what you may want to improve in your profile.

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