USAir Barclay Cancellation Warning

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  1. flynhwn

    flynhwn Silver Member

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    When you cancel your Barclay card make sure they don't charge you the annual fee. They will tell you that you won't be charged but then it will show up on your statement.
    They sent us an email to clear the balance, which was the annual fee.
    Called them to clear it up.
    Then on a statement for the next month they still had the fee on with a delinquent notice.
    Just called them again and they said that they would submit it again and that it should appear on the next statement.
    Assured me that it would be and that the account was closed.
    Since it should take 1-2 days to reverse out the charge I will call them again.
    I'm glad I cancelled this card and kept my AA card with CITI.
    So when you cancel your card make sure that you don't get charged an annual fee for not having an account.
     
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  2. MX

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    With that card you may've been better off asking for a retention offer, that is usually a fee waiver and sometimes even a few extra miles on top.
     
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    They waived my fee, no miles...been a great card.
     
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    I called and they removed the annual fee instantly - painless.
     
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  5. satman40

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    10,000 renewal points..and waive the fee,

    Picked this one up from a FA sales pitch, wife got one also,
     
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    same here. they waived the fee and offered me 10,000 points for 3,000 spend within 90 days.
     
  7. Kalboz
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    The 10K miles showed without spending requirements. IMO, the 10K miles are worth more than the $95 annual fee.
     
  8. satman40

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    FC to China is 67,500 points, that would cost me almost $700.00 I will have to think, don't know if it would be worth it...

    My wife likes to go home once in a while, since we've been married, she has never been in the back of the plane on an International trip..

    Miles brings Smiles...
     
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  9. Counsellor
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    If one travels internationally, I would think it would be better to keep the Barclay card than the Citi card. If I remember correctly, unlike the Citi AA cards the US Air card no longer charges foreign transaction fees or currency conversion fees. If enough folks switched, maybe Citi would drop those charges as well (they already do for the HHonors branded VISA).
     
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  10. satman40

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    AA 67,500 gets you a nice FC seat one way.

    67,500 Arrival points gets you how many dollars off your travel bill ?

    I would want both cards...but not 5 AA EXC, some are going to be cancelled...like 4...

    500,000 AA miles was a nice shot in the arm this year...
     
  11. Slow_Mustang
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    My card is getting close to the one year mark. I received a note from the bank saying that I should cancel the CC before xx date, else I will be charged the annual fee. Is that just an empty threat? OR is that their new policy - no retention bonus and no annual fee waiver?
     
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  12. satman40

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    I would never keep a card unless it was worth it to me as for the note consider it a compliance issue., you have been served notice, of a pending bill, once the due date has passed, and you retain the card....

    The service has been rendered, who are you going to complain to, who will resolve your problem....

    Take a guess, who will win......

    Wife and I have one each, total 2 of them, and keeping both cards....
     
  13. Slow_Mustang
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    The note that they sent me may be a compliance issue, but is it being currently enforced? Anyone with recent experience regarding this?
    I will keep the card open only if I don't have to pay the annual fee, so, it is decision time.
     
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  14. satman40

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    Look for Barclay to start pushing JetBlue.

    Much of the fee is based on the users activity, of that card,,,

    Barclay is a rough company to deal with, they will reject you, after a hard pull,

    look for some new players with Amex taking a hit..
     
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  15. Counsellor
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    As the posts up-thread indicate, if you call to cancel Barclay's seems to offer you another waiver of the annual fee, and perhaps another bonus for spend, to keep the card. Sounds worth a try from what you indicate.
     
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