i have been MIA for a while but wanted to update people on status.... Well as the title says I want a platinum... Well i now have a platinum, well not yet but it should be here soon.
So i appreciate all the recommendations but i would like to jot a few things down about my experience to let them know whats possible. As always YMMV
So i had a 2 AMEX cards that were IIB in the mid 90s a Optima and a Green, i owed money on both of them.
i paid the Green (1k) haven't paid the Optima yet (2400). i cleaned my credit up and my EX score was around 690. on another board i was hearing about the Zync approvals with the hard limit or direct payment so i figured what the hell lets try it.
i applied for the ZYNC, was approved no limits, i also read that if you apply for multiple cards in on the same day AMEX will use the 1st credit pull. so i said what the hell and tried for the Platinum. i was approved.
So it is possible to get back in with AMEX after they were IIB, the blacklist thing may be a myth or they may have loosed their memory so there you have it.