Now I needed insurance. I obtained 2 quotes from 2 companies. The 2nd company originally made no offer because of a bad spot on driving record. I researched and realize I gave wrong dates and ask the company to re-consider. They did and made a great offer. However, than a credit report each time. It took 3 inquiries to get insurance. All were in 06/2000 or 07/2000. Next I needed credit cards. I applied for 2 different cards. First card was approved but 2nd denied. I then realized I applied for the wrong card. I called the 2nd card and asked to be re-considered for a differnt card. They said OK and approved. However, they ran a second credit report. It took 3 inquries to get credit cards. All were in 07/2000. Finally I needed a gas card. I picked the right one. It only took one inquiry and I was approved. This inquiry was in 07/2000. Oh wait! I wanted one of those cards that gives frequent big limit increases. I applied in 07/2000 and was declined. So I called and ask to be considered for their secured card. They said OK and approved. but guess what..they ran another inquiry. To sum it up I have 15 inquiries on my CR from June and July 2000. I had no idea that all those banks ran a report. Neither did I know that each time I asked to be re-considered a new CR was ran! Is there anyway to get some of these inquiries off my CR? Can I asked the companies that re-considered my application to remove one the requests? Will the CRA be willing to remove any for any reason? What is considered too many inquiries?