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How probable is Macy's to reopen my account closed for inactivity?

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My Macy's store account (since 2008) was closed after 18 months inactivity.

 

Do they reopen accounts?

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if it has been more than 30 days since closure then IMHO p<=.01

 

but it never hurts to ask; chances are they will expect you to apply for a new account instead.

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They wouldn’t do it for me and I caught it in less than 30 days.  It was my oldest reporting trade line at 31 years and I was not happy and let them know about it. 

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I wish I could give you happier news, but they wouldn't do it for me -- and boy did I try.  Like Direct, my Macy's account was over 30 years old, my oldest trade line.  Probably the first account I ever opened.

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There was a unicorn bagged at Barclays a couple of days ago... 

 

IOW, it wouldn't hurt to ask.

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On 5/17/2019 at 9:16 AM, jaswee123 said:

My Macy's store account (since 2008) was closed after 18 months inactivity.

 

Do they reopen accounts?

did you call and ask yet?

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lol, I was the Unicorn that asked Barclays to reopen my account and it was done but Macy's was no luck.

I emailed their company a letter along with Citi to the effect that in a time when retailers are closing their brick and mortar locations, to close a long standing account with no warning was bad business.  They emailed back thanking me for my comment, blah, blah, blah standard corporate mumbo jumbo but no dice when it came to reopening.  

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I have a Macy's store card that was opened in 2011.

 

I am thinking about placing an order for store pickup, and then never picking up the order.

 

That should result in a charge, and then a credit, right?

 

Last time I needed some activity I ordered enough stuff to get free shipping and then returned the merchandise, but the abandoned store pickup order would require even less effort.

 

Thoughts?

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28 minutes ago, cv91915 said:

I have a Macy's store card that was opened in 2011.

 

I am thinking about placing an order for store pickup, and then never picking up the order.

 

That should result in a charge, and then a credit, right?

 

Last time I needed some activity I ordered enough stuff to get free shipping and then returned the merchandise, but the abandoned store pickup order would require even less effort.

 

Thoughts?

I just ordered some denim shorts.  :lol:  

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20 hours ago, cv91915 said:

I just ordered some denim shorts.  :lol:  

Am I correct in inferring Macy's doesn't offer pencils for store pickup?

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On 5/20/2019 at 5:52 AM, cv91915 said:

I have a Macy's store card that was opened in 2011.

 

I am thinking about placing an order for store pickup, and then never picking up the order.

 

That should result in a charge, and then a credit, right?

 

Last time I needed some activity I ordered enough stuff to get free shipping and then returned the merchandise, but the abandoned store pickup order would require even less effort.

 

Thoughts?

 

On 5/20/2019 at 6:09 AM, cv91915 said:

I just ordered some denim shorts.  :lol:  

 

Update:

 

I was (mildly) concerned that the transaction may not actually post until I picked up the merchandise.

 

Well, the Daisy Dukes are still sitting there waiting for me, and...

 

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Well, this thread made me realize that I’ve largely reached the age where a closure for non-use is an excuse for a mini self-celebratory “good riddance!” dance.

 

I turn 60 this summer, and by the time such an account likely ages off, I’ll be much more focused on my real age than my average account age!

 

My Macy’s dates to 1986.  Last use was about 24 mo ago.  CL is at $600, or $100, or wherever they clamp down to after 6-mo of inactivity.  (this auto CLD routine is why I lost motivation to actively manage the account ... I’m not interested in stocking up on “pencils” from any place.)

 

Mind you, I have more seasoned accounts (yay Amex).

 

 

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