things to NOT pay for with your new credit card

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Kino
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things to NOT pay for with your new credit card

Postby Kino » Sun May 11, 2008 2:12 am

i read these things can hurt ya for near-future credit limit increases if you're using your card for this when you first have it:

  • cash advance
  • infomercial/tv shopping orders
  • liquor stores
  • internet porn

allegedly they're look down upon because they are considered more impulse buying, which means less responsible


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Postby Cucumber » Sat May 17, 2008 8:59 pm

I don't get how they know if an informercial purchase is really that? Don't those companies sell in catalogs and stuff too? I understand the cash advances on your credit cards part but I think whatever else you spend your money on should be your business.
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Postby bikermike » Tue May 20, 2008 9:14 pm

Crap I just used my new Amex to subscribe to monthly memberships for 20 different amateur amputee porn sites :ppp

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Postby jhudson » Thu May 29, 2008 2:21 am

I've heard Paypal can be looked upon as negative too if you're using it a lot or for big amounts. Reason is because you can use Paypal like a cash advance by sending money to another account, then withdrawing it. I just made a $500 purchase on Paypal for eBay and now I'm regretting it because I don't want them flagging my account.... eeeek already went through that whole ordeal.



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