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(NY Daily News)   Billionaire Mayor Bloomberg rejected when applying for Sears credit card   (nydailynews.com) divider line 89
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2003-08-28 10:38:57 AM
Aww, now he won't be able to get 10% off and be eligible to win a free crockpot.

/sniff
 
2003-08-28 11:32:35 AM
I don't see where it says he was rejected. He sped the process up by paying cash.
 
2003-08-28 11:41:34 AM
He should have gone to JC Penney's. It's all inside.
 
2003-08-28 11:53:41 AM
The only good thing about Sears is their tools.
 
2003-08-28 02:10:37 PM
DownSouth - If you're talking about hand tools, yes, I agree absolutely. But their power tools suck.
 
2003-08-28 02:33:56 PM
Yeah I was talking about Craftsman.
 
2003-08-28 02:58:34 PM
Wanna see my tool?
 
2003-08-28 03:10:18 PM
Billionaire Mayor Bloomberg (hopefully) rejected when applying for Re-election.
 
2003-08-28 03:20:50 PM
Remember when it was called Sears & Robucks?

What the heck ever happened to Robucks?
 
2003-08-28 03:21:56 PM
Ever been waiting in line and have someone apply for the store card in front of you? Then, of course, the incometent girl behind the counter with a minimally functioning brain turns it into a 30-minute excercise of futility.

I hate stores.
 
2003-08-28 03:23:14 PM
The Realist:

I doesn't say he was rejected. The application process slowed down for some reason (Extensive and complcated credit report on a billionaire? could happen.) so he opted to pay cash instead of waiting.

/Bad headline. No donut.
 
2003-08-28 03:23:28 PM
Craftsman power tools are great. Lifetime guarantee.
 
2003-08-28 03:23:29 PM
Lets just say our good friend Robucks slipped and fell off a bridge.
 
2003-08-28 03:25:04 PM
Barefoot10:


It's still called Sears, Roebuck & Co.
 
2003-08-28 03:27:32 PM
Bloomburg tried to sell me his tool.
 
2003-08-28 03:28:56 PM
A tax for clothing that costs less than $110? That's a great way to punish those who can't afford the fancy ass jeans and blouses.
 
2003-08-28 03:30:28 PM
Therlin,
I think they already had a tax for clothing over $110.
 
2003-08-28 03:31:02 PM
had/have
 
2003-08-28 03:31:54 PM
Anybody in here wanna admit to wearing Sears jeans (toughskins, Roebucks, and the like)as a kid?

I didnt think so.
 
2003-08-28 03:32:57 PM
Good... the last thing we need is yet another government official buying things on credit... even if he is a freakin' billionaire.
 
2003-08-28 03:34:16 PM
Anybody in here wanna admit to wearing Sears jeans (toughskins, Roebucks, and the like)as a kid?

!!! I di...
Oh. Never mind.
 
2003-08-28 03:34:43 PM
I know he's the mayor and all, but why is a billionaire buying his little girl anything from Sears ? Hell, he has so much money he could resurrect Sears and Roebuck to custom design something for her.
 
2003-08-28 03:34:54 PM
I had this happen at Boscov's (just PA area, I think). Bought some ties. Guy said I could get $15 off if I apply with them. I have perfect credit (well, as perfect as it can be...scores were in 760-780 range at that time). Applied, denied. Apparently I hadn't lived at my new address long enough (2 months)? So my stellar CREDIT rating wasn't good enough for their CREDIT card? I've been there once since then, only because they had a good sale.
 
2003-08-28 03:36:31 PM
this guy is nothing more than a class elitist ass clown who has no connection with the people
 
2003-08-28 03:37:27 PM
Anyone else think it's kind of strange for a guy worth about $4 billion to be worried about saving TEN BUCKS? On something he was buying HIS DAUGHTER?!

*bites tongue for fear of saying something that could get him banned*
 
2003-08-28 03:37:38 PM
Was not rejected.


This story= "D+"
 
2003-08-28 03:38:01 PM
RICHARD_GOZINYA:

I feel your pain.
 
2003-08-28 03:39:50 PM
Anyone else think it's kind of strange for a guy worth about $4 billion to be worried about saving TEN BUCKS?
I thought I was missing something too...was it some kind of publicity thing?
 
2003-08-28 03:40:36 PM
I'll stick to wearing my custom "tiger man" jacket thank you very much.

Grrrooowwlll...
 
2003-08-28 03:40:46 PM
ChocolateCoveredBacon - Rich people are rich and stay rich because they're careful with their money. Granted, applying for a credit card just to get $10 off seems a bit miserly but it shows he has the habit of trying to get a good deal.
 
2003-08-28 03:42:41 PM
Anyone else think it's kind of strange for a guy worth about $4 billion to be worried about saving TEN BUCKS?

it was all political "see I'm average despite my billions"
"I'm dedicated to saving money"
 
2003-08-28 03:45:12 PM
yes mamagirl. it was 'some kind of publicity thing'. it was a 'publicity thing' for the tax-free shopping week .
 
2003-08-28 03:46:05 PM
and yes, i can do html :((
 
2003-08-28 03:47:11 PM
WORST.MAYOR.EVER.
 
2003-08-28 03:50:25 PM
HonestIndian

Ever been waiting in line and have someone apply for the store card in front of you? Then, of course, the incometent girl behind the counter with a minimally functioning brain turns it into a 30-minute excercise of futility.

speaking of minimally functioning brains
 
2003-08-28 03:51:31 PM
skinink
I know he's the mayor and all, but why is a billionaire buying his little girl anything from Sears ? Hell, he has so much money he could resurrect Sears and Roebuck to custom design something for her.


Because the tax only applies to clothing under $110, and a jacket at a fancier store would probably cost more than that, therefore defeating the purpose of promoting "tax-free week." When Giuliani would do this bi-yearly outing (back in the days before the tax was repealed altogether, only to be reinstated later), he would always go to these craptastic no-name sportswear stores on 34th Street.
 
2003-08-28 03:51:59 PM
"Um...thanks for the $30 jacket, BILLIONNAIRE DAD."

--Georgina Bloomberg
 
2003-08-28 03:53:47 PM
This story proves that one can be a billionaire and a cheapskate at the same time.
 
2003-08-28 03:55:24 PM
nothingyet: I totally wore toughskins cords. At least when I was 6 or whatever, none of us gave a damn what kind of pants we had (or at 6 if I was wearing any pants).
 
2003-08-28 03:55:28 PM
Hell I'd probably be a millionaire too if I would have been denied every credit card i applied for
 
2003-08-28 03:57:05 PM
2003-08-28 03:31:54 PM nothingyet

Anybody in here wanna admit to wearing Sears jeans (toughskins, Roebucks, and the like)as a kid?

I didnt think so.


I did. I had red, blue and brown jeans and a green jean jacket (toughskins). And before all you ass clowns start, I grew up in a upper middle class household. It's just my parents had no fashion taste and I couldn't care what I wore at 7 years old.

Now my son (7 years old) wears nothing but Tommygear and Levis, but my MIL buys most of the clothes for our kids.
 
2003-08-28 03:58:26 PM
nice HenryWinkler.

As a summer cashier I saw my share of "incompetents"; for example, the woman who berated me about why her towels were ringing up for $1.25 when they were supposed to be 4 for 5 dollars.

/intelligence surrenders
 
2003-08-28 03:59:05 PM
I had Toughskins too. Purple ones. I thought they r0x0red.
 
2003-08-28 04:02:24 PM
Didn't get to be a billionaire by writin' a lot of checks.
 
2003-08-28 04:07:04 PM
I thought it was impossible to be declined for a Sears credit card.
 
2003-08-28 04:09:42 PM
Nothing like being in second grade and having EVERYONE in toughskins cords. Alone you just got the "SWISH SWISH SWISH" as you walked, but in groups, the awesome cacophony of 200 pairs of toughskins cords could fully be realized.
 
2003-08-28 04:10:51 PM
Fallout Boy: muhahahahaha
 
2003-08-28 04:15:52 PM
Beautiful example of the pathological parsimony in all super-rich bastards. This guy's time is worth, what, a thousand dollars an hour? And he spends ten minutes filling out a credit-card application in order to save ten bucks.

Pathetic.
 
2003-08-28 04:16:59 PM
Anyone else think it's kind of strange for a guy worth about $4 billion to be worried about saving TEN BUCKS?

You don't amass 4 billion dollars by spending money, now do you? I've found that a lot of rich people are tight with their money.
 
2003-08-28 04:20:13 PM
Wow, there sure is a lot of anger in this thread. I mean, by all means, be mad at Bloomberg for closing down firehouses, raising property taxes, or whatever -- but to be mad at him for trying to set an example (to save money)? That's pretty silly.
 
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