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We want to get a credit card from Best Buy or Fry's but we do not have SSN?

Asked by 2late2be (2286points) April 28th, 2008 from iPhone

we don’t have the SSN, is there any other way we can get it? We just have checking account..

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whatthefluther's avatar

The world of credit revolves around SSNs. No SSN = SOL

peedub's avatar

…and even sometimes, SOBs

iwamoto's avatar

it can generate some LOL’s that, in theory, can rise in profit till the margin equals that of a ROFL, though this is all technical speculation, it has happend ocasionaly

glial's avatar

How do you pay taxes?

mzgator's avatar

Why don’t you have a social security number? A credit card would be low on my list of priorities. You should go to the Social Security Office and get one.

2late2be's avatar

I pay taxes with my ITIN number

scamp's avatar

Did you ask if you could use that number? mzgator is right. You should be able to get a SSN pretty easily. If they won’t take you ITIN, get the SNN and reapply.

chaosrob's avatar

The only way you’re paying taxes with an ITIN is if you’re not eligible to be issued an SSN. Your alternatives would be to get a cash-backed bankcard or a debit card and use that, or resolve whatever issue prevents you from getting a SSN.

allengreen's avatar

all these previous posts are wrong.

YOU NEED AN EIN NUMBER FROM THE IRS, AND YOU CAN TAKE CREDIT IN A CORPORATE NAME.

chaosrob's avatar

@allengreen Actually, I suspect that being employed by a corporate entity without having an SSN isn’t going to fly, either. Good try, though.

shirleylopez's avatar

Best Buy credit card issuer is very specific about having high credit score and passing credit check. This means they are also particular about SSN. I believe you just have to get your SSN before you apply with Best Buy.

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