Best Buy question

Discussion in 'Credit Talk' started by Safyre, Oct 19, 2001.

  1. Safyre

    Safyre Well-Known Member

    How is Best Buy about granting credit? I have a couple of paid collections (and one upaid for $200 on my epuifax) All of these are over five years old. I have 4 good trade lines.

    On the same lines, how about Lowes as well?
    I really need to get a retail line in there somewhere!


  2. sam

    sam Well-Known Member

    denied same month i got $10K in citibank cards.

    Get a target card (600+ score) easy.
  3. dlo64

    dlo64 Well-Known Member

    Best Buy used to be Beneficial. Beneficial was bought by Household in 1998 or 1999. I used to have this card and was initially denied back in 1996. At that time you could call and get a supervisor over-ride. Don't know if Household will do that.

    Lowes is Monogram bank. Our account was a pre-approved solicitation. I think they used to do manual over-rides as well.

    It seems Target is the easiest retail card to get so if you just need any retail card, try with them.
  4. Safyre

    Safyre Well-Known Member

  5. eman

    eman Well-Known Member

    I was recently approved with Best Buy. I have no negatives and 4 positive trade lines with the oldest being 18 months. I'm pretty sure they pulled Equifax. The only thing is, I might have had one to many inquiries when I applied. Every one I go for always pulls Equifax. The credit limit I got was is the average of the 4 accounts plus $100.

    I was denied back when they were with Beneficial when I had little or no credit. I think Houshold is a little easier than they were. The only question I have is if they have online access which I suspect they don't because I can't seem to find it on Houshold's or Best Buy's website. I would really hate to mail a check for my payment. I wish they would get with the times.
  6. eman

    eman Well-Known Member


    Sorry, I forgot the E.

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