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Written by: bramford on 2008-01-01

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bramford's review: Callout Comment I applied for this card several times, and their letter kept saying that I had a delinquent account with them, but I didn't. I called their credit department and asked about this matter. It turned out that I had an account with them from 15 years ago that I had included in my Bankruptcy back in 1986. It was still in their computer and that is why I kept getting rejected. Anyway, the rep. Apologized, and I was approved with a $500 initial credit limit. Now, after 4 months of on time payment they have increased my credit limit to $1000. By the way my FICO score at the time I got the card was 585.


Comment 1 by bramford
CLI!!! User Icon on 2008-03-09

Remarks My credit line has increased from $1000.00 to $2000.00 plus they gave some kind of special credit line account for large purchases with a $1000.00 credit limit.
Comment 2 by meya
Cool Bramford User Icon on 2008-03-10

Remarks That is a very nice limit. How long did it take for you to get there? I started with a $300 in-store approval and then three months later I got a $100 cli. I am currently in the 2 1/2 month stage before receving another limit and I was wondering should I let them give it to me or should I call in and ask for one. Please let me know your best opinion., and how long did it take for you to get to your current cl.
Comment 3 by hjm331
RE: Meya User Icon on 2008-03-10

Remarks Call them and ask for one. Say that you are going to buy a new wardrobe from them and redecorate your whole house with products from their store. That will get them excited. Ask for a CL of $1k to $1.5k
Comment 4 by meya
Hummm User Icon on 2008-03-10

Remarks Do you really think that will work? What happnes when I don't purchase what I promised? Hummm, it does seems cool HJM. Should I wait until my 3 months is up to ask for the cli?
Comment 5 by hjm331
RE: Meya User Icon on 2008-03-10

Remarks I've asked for a CLI from them every month for the 3 months that I've had the card for.
Comment 6 by bramford
Meya User Icon on 2008-03-10

Remarks Hello Meya. I think an individual needs to be a little more authoritative, and in control, and not rollover like a dog and accept whatever credit card say. I called and asked for for a CLI. At first they said that I just got a CLI a month ago and that I would have to wait another 3 months before I could get another CLI. After a few minutes of arguing the Rep. Said let me ask my supervisor. After a few minutes she said I was approved for a CLI of 1200 to 1700. I told her go back to your Supervisor and tell her If she wants to keep me as a customer she needs approve me 2000, otherwise I will pay off my account by the end of the week and close my account. After a few minutes came back and said congratulations you have been approved $2000. Meya that is how got the CLI.


Comment 7 by meya
Ok Bramford And HJM User Icon on 2008-03-10

Remarks I am going to take authority and ask them for a cli regardless to the one that they just gave me. IT IS TIME I TAKE AUTHORITY OF MY OWN CREDIT ACTIONS, NO LONGER WILL I BARK LIKE A DOG AND ROLL OVER LIKE ROVER!

I'm not really that bad ya know! Lmao.
Comment 8 by hjm331
RE: That's The Spirit User Icon on 2008-03-10

Remarks That's what you have to do if you want to get want you want with credit card lenders. It's sad but it's the truth.
Comment 9 by meya
Did Not Work User Icon on 2008-03-11

Remarks See, this is what I get... Lol. Well I did try the supervisor thing and she got on the phone and told me that if I wanted to make a large purchase for Furniture (like you told me HJM), the cashier will call them and they will approve me for a seperate account not linked to my current account. Once the Furniture (for example) purchase was paid off, it will close by itself.

I told her look, I am trying to ask for a higher limit because what I have now is not do-a-ble and I know that I am quilified for more. If I can't receive it, I am going to just close the account. She said that since I have just received a cli almost three months ago, then when my statement for March closes, she will give me a higher cli.

I think she is full of puppy crap, but I am willing to take the chance. I love my Macy's card and I know that I am not going to close it, so I will just sit back and wait. Thanks anyway you two, I just learned something new.
Comment 10 by bramford
CLI!!! User Icon on 2008-04-02

Remarks I called and asked for a credit Line increase for my Macys type 30 account. I got a CLI from $1000 to $2200.
Comment 11 by meya
Way To Go User Icon on 2008-04-02

Remarks I am so happy for you buddie, please add this to the "Report your Limit Increase Here" thread. Here is the link.

Comment 12 by lyyssa01
Bram.. User Icon on 2008-04-02

Remarks You always get cli, you must have a knack for demanding.
Comment 13 by bramford
How To Get CLI User Icon on 2008-04-02

Remarks Hello everyone. Not to say I am an expert in shape or form in getting CLIs, but here are a few words of wisdom.

Do not speak as if you were begging for a CLI, like Oliver Twist "Could I please have some more soup Please"!

Speak with a happy go lucky tone of voice.

Sit in a relaxed comfortable posture when calling.

Do not take the first "NO" as the final answer, try to negotiate or speak to a supervisor.


Comment 14 by wildrage2
I Agree User Icon on 2008-04-02

Remarks That's how I got my Capital One CLI. I called and talked to them rather 'matter of-fact-ly.' I basically made it to seem like I didn't really need it, but it would be helpful. I spoke logically and talked to the rep as I would one of my friends - like a real person.
Comment 15 by lyyssa01
I'm Going To Try That... User Icon on 2008-04-03

Remarks I do all that (I'm so sweet to them I make myself sick) but I always accept the first NO. So I should ask to speak to a supervisor... But what should my excuse be for asking for on? Give me a cli because I want it!!!
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