Credit-card nerd moment

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Credit-card nerd moment

Postby kcm7 » Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:03 pm

I was watching a documentary with a friend ("Tricked" -- it's about human trafficking, super disturbing, worth watching for sure).

And a human-trafficker (who for some reason agreed to be interviewed on camera) was bragging about how much money he was making. And he goes to the camera guy, "Here, lemme show you all my credit cards that I got." And he starts taking them out of his wallet and goes, "I got credit credit cards from all the biggest banks ... Bank of America, Chase." And he starts throwing them down like he's making it rain.

And I'm giggling because it's not exactly like he's got a Centurion, and he's all "Look at me, I have a BofA card." But then the camera shows the cards on the floor for a split second, and I notice right away that these aren't BofA or chase CREDIT cards. They're debit cards. I tell my friend as much, and she goes, 'Wait, how can you tell?' And I go 'Because that's what a BofA debit card looks and that's how a Chase business debit card looks. Bank of America, for example, has several rewards cards for cash back, travel and then there's the better balance rewards card. But none of them have that particular card design."

And my friend goes, "Um...you realize that's weird that you know that, right?"

I may be a bit too *into* credit cards.
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-Capital One Quicksilver
-Barclaycard Arrival (no AF)
- US Bank (no rewards)
-IHG


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Re: Credit-card nerd moment

Postby lobbythis » Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:07 pm

but, did you get laid?

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Re: Credit-card nerd moment

Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:52 pm

On an episode of Jonathan Creek (well worth watching if you like British mystery programs in general) a character is flashing around an Amex Gold with an account number that's only about 9 digits (instead of 15).
Wallet: Prestige CSP SchwabPlat Freedom It Hyatt SallieMae AAPlat
SD: Arrival BrooksBros BCE ED IHG
Letting new accounts cool off since May
Really not sure what I'll add next or when

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Re: Credit-card nerd moment

Postby MemberSince99 » Thu Jul 21, 2016 7:41 am

lobbythis wrote:but, did you get laid?


Never. Not even with a roll of 100s in a cathouse in Vegas

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Re: Credit-card nerd moment

Postby takeshi » Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:01 am

kcm7 wrote:And I'm giggling because it's not exactly like he's got a Centurion

Even if he had a Centurion it's still not an asset.

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Re: Credit-card nerd moment

Postby Vattené » Thu Jul 21, 2016 2:08 pm

Lol, that would definitely be me too :D
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FICO-8:
EX - 809 (11/16) | TU - 803 (11/16)
Primary Cards:
American Express EveryDay - $20,000 (10/14)
Discover it - $23,000 (2/14)
AU on Barclay Sallie Mae - $10,000 (8/15)
plus several store accounts of varying usefulness now

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Re: Credit-card nerd moment

Postby MemberSince99 » Sun Jul 24, 2016 4:24 pm

takeshi wrote:
kcm7 wrote:And I'm giggling because it's not exactly like he's got a Centurion

Even if he had a Centurion it's still not an asset.


No, but to get that Centurion requires a hell of an income and/or assets.



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