App'd for Blue Sky - strange thing I haven't seen before

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Postby ncosky290 » Sat Jul 27, 2013 7:59 pm

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Don't take this the wrong way but I am curious... Do you work for American Express?
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Postby djrez4 » Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:39 am

ncosky290 wrote:Don't take this the wrong way but I am curious... Do you work for American Express?


I was expecting to look at your join date and see yesterday, but no...

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Postby AmEx Bear » Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:55 pm

ncosky290 wrote:Don't take this the wrong way but I am curious... Do you work for American Express?


*blank stare at ncosky290* *tummy growling* I am American Express.
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Postby MemberSince99 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:05 am

One week later - still "In Progress". I wonder if it's a decline and they just for whatever reason don't/haven't updated the site status. Kind of strange.

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Postby TheLethargicAge » Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:31 am

MemberSince99 wrote:One week later - still "In Progress". I wonder if it's a decline and they just for whatever reason don't/haven't updated the site status. Kind of strange.


Based on recent personal experience, I'm pretty sure they haven't even done the HP yet. If you call them, they'll process the application (i.e., they'll do the HP). If I were you, I wouldn't poke the Amex bear. That card is not worth a HP, IMO.
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Postby im_mr_awesome » Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:34 am

But he is already a member. It should be a soft pull, regardless. Yes?

Member, when was the last time you app'd for an AMEX? It could be within the 30 days time frame when all applications will be rejected without a pull.
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Postby MemberSince99 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:28 pm

It's a soft pull if it's a decline, a hard pull for an approval, always with Amex once you are a member.

So if it were approved, it would be a hard.

As of yet no hard pull but that's to be expected since it's in progress.

The date of this app was 7/23, prior to that I app'd and was approved on 6/! for the BCP, so it was over 30 days, that wouldn't be the issue.

And I did try calling them a few times but every time the system tells me that the CSRs and the computer do not have access to the information about that application and says to please call later.

That tells me something unusual is going on but I'm not sure quite what.

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Postby TheLethargicAge » Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:14 pm

im_mr_awesome wrote:But he is already a member. It should be a soft pull, regardless. Yes?


It doesn't always work that way, although most people will say otherwise.
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Postby AmEx Bear » Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:30 pm

TheLethargicAge wrote:Based on recent personal experience, I'm pretty sure they haven't even done the HP yet. If you call them, they'll process the application (i.e., they'll do the HP). If I were you, I wouldn't poke the Amex bear. That card is not worth a HP, IMO.


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Postby Robrus1 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:16 pm

Let us know what happens. This all sounds a bit strange.
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