Udon buy a car w/ US Credit Card?

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Udon buy a car w/ US Credit Card?

Post by obmij » August 8, 2018, 3:08 pm

Hello.

I've got a Chase Sapphire (US) CC burning a hole in my pocket w/ a 30,000 usd credit available.

I want to buy a compact for my wife, but getting mixed messages and unanswered questions and want those reward points, if possible.

A medium down payment and further mo/payments would look mighty good as rewards go...

1st car lot said, "ok," but...
then got turned down at their bank (near TungFon) today. No decent reason given...

Standard BS over the phone w/ other lots in the area.

Does anyone here have any experience buying a car (for their partner) in T-land in this manner?

I'm thinking,....w/ ALL you expats around - somebody has done this, no?

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Re: Udon buy a car w/ US Credit Card?

Post by obmij » August 9, 2018, 6:07 am

Maybe....not(?)

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Re: Udon buy a car w/ US Credit Card?

Post by Lone Star » August 9, 2018, 7:57 am

I thought about doing it at one time, but opted for purchasing with cash on all of my vehicles and getting a discount for doing so.

There may be a thread somewhere on the forum that addresses this. Have you done a search?
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Re: Udon buy a car w/ US Credit Card?

Post by obmij » August 9, 2018, 8:09 am

Yep

Thx

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Re: Udon buy a car w/ US Credit Card?

Post by newtovillagelife » August 9, 2018, 8:14 am

CC charge a fee to the seller, so not much motivation on such a large purchase, good luck!!!

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Re: Udon buy a car w/ US Credit Card?

Post by obmij » August 9, 2018, 9:04 am

I'll do the math between cc % & rewards expected, of course

Thanks!

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Re: Udon buy a car w/ US Credit Card?

Post by Faraday » August 9, 2018, 9:18 am

You have 30k of available debt, not credit, na?

What interest rate does this card charge?

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Re: Udon buy a car w/ US Credit Card?

Post by sometimewoodworker » August 9, 2018, 12:05 pm

Faraday wrote:
August 9, 2018, 9:18 am
You have 30k of available debt, not credit, na?

What interest rate does this card charge?
According to the information I have
17.74% to 24.74%
So if he spent the maximum amount he would get 30,000 points for a probable maximum value of $370
Assuming a balance on the card at the end of the year of $25,000 and the minimum interest rate he would have paid at least $4,375 interest on the credit card debt.

So buying large items using a credit card easily explains why very many people doing things like that are drowning in debt and interest payments.

The only really good way to use a credit card is to pay the full balance every month as I've been able to for the last 564 of the 565 months I've had credit cards.
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Re: Udon buy a car w/ US Credit Card?

Post by newtovillagelife » August 9, 2018, 12:25 pm

You are assuming this guy is not going to pay it off in full monthly, which I think he is. He wants to accumulate the reward points.

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Re: Udon buy a car w/ US Credit Card?

Post by obmij » August 9, 2018, 12:38 pm

My credit is sparkling
Have no debt and over $100k usd/annual income.

Always pay off monthly

no foreign transaction fees with Sapphire

$95 annual fee with Sapphire

Hope to have conclusion today

thanks guys

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Re: Udon buy a car w/ US Credit Card?

Post by sometimewoodworker » August 9, 2018, 12:50 pm

newtovillagelife wrote:
August 9, 2018, 12:25 pm
You are assuming this guy is not going to pay it off in full monthly, which I think he is. He wants to accumulate the reward points.
If he does that then he would get his $370 value points assuming that any dealer is going to accept the card and not going to charge their credit card fee to him which would probably be something like 24,000 Baht (assuming 1.5% charge)
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Re: Udon buy a car w/ US Credit Card?

Post by obmij » August 10, 2018, 6:12 am

Giving up

Cash remains individual...

Thanks ya'll :)

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