Dumbest idea ever: American Express Porsche 911 Centurion

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Dumbest idea ever: American Express Porsche 911 Centurion

Postby cancage » Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:31 pm

I came across this and can't believe it. There is a limited edition American Express Porsche 911 that is available in Hong Kong. Everything on them is black and their price is over double MSRP for a similar 911. Does American Express think folks are stupid enough to pay double the price on a Porsche for an Amex badge slapped on it?

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Postby jeffysdad » Mon Apr 04, 2011 3:24 pm

Tacky, vulgar, uncouth...yes. Dumb, I don't think so. They're only making three of them and they will sell out instantly, I'm sure. The luxury goods market in China is bursting with consumers who have more money than sense. They should call it the Porsche 911 Parvenu and see if anyone gets the joke, or cares.
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Postby DoingHomework » Mon Apr 04, 2011 4:46 pm

They made gold American Express Deloreans about 30 years ago. They sold like hotcakes and many of them are still around. I have no doubt these will sell quickly.

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Postby jeffysdad » Tue Apr 05, 2011 4:17 pm

More Chinese wisdom on consumer goods from the news:

"Burning an iPad 2 is the hot new trend in Chinese death rituals"

"Latest Fad in China: Keychains Containing Live Turtles and Fish"
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Postby Mogul of Pineapples » Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:26 pm

jeffysdad wrote:They should call it the Porsche 911 Parvenu and see if anyone gets the joke, or cares.


Ha! In a way this is the only saving grace America has against the Chinese, by selling them our branded merchandise. Porsche isn't American but I hear Cadillacs are huge over there.

They made gold American Express Deloreans about 30 years ago


I love those cars, probably because of Back to the Future a kid. I saw one the other day on my street. They're really quite affordable to buy although maintenance is another story. If they had more modern safety features like airbags I would buy one in a heartbeat.

Speaking of Chinese wisdom on consumer goods has this been posted on here? 16 Items They Only Sell At Chinese Walmarts: Pics, Videos, Links, News
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