$21K for a Centurion Invite

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Postby DoingHomework » Wed May 09, 2012 3:54 pm

FastSRT8 wrote:Sorry bro... you may be a good guy (and I'm sure you are) but there is no way I will ever add a 'stranger' or anyone for that matter on my account just so they can have a Centurion card. The principle is wrong and I question why he/she wants it so much as to go about it entirely the wrong way. I can only imagine the reprocussions I will have on my end...


It's definitely not something I would do either. But as I understand it, AMEX allows you to set a specific credit limit for each AU. If you charge someone $10000 then set a $5000 limit for them, you are not taking much risk.

Not something I'd want to be involved in though for more reasons than I can even list!


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Postby Maximilian » Wed May 09, 2012 6:27 pm

DoingHomework wrote:There was a guy on here a while back, possibly "Bravo" something, who would get you a card under his consulting company...

You might want to search around.

Personally I think this sounds a little shady. I realize it is difficult to transfer a credit status internationally. But if you are truly a qualified and desirable Centurion customer then call AMEX and I bet they would find a way to honor your request.


There's nothing shady about it. Throughout the history people have been building relationships. You can't put a price tag on relationships whatsoever. There are people who are prepared to use their relationships to their own leverage, and there's nothing wrong with that. It's a simple negotiation practice which is always a win-win. The deal almost never falls through unless both parties think they got the better end of the stick.

It's all about the perception and the way you look at it. We both look at things differently -- and it doesn't necessarily make either of us right or wrong; it's just a preference. Look at it this way; some choose to wear a $50,000 Chaumet watch, while someone else chooses to put that money in his bank account and ask other people what time is it.

And FYI, I put in excess of $60K a month on my Platinum card, while being pre-approved to put a single charge of up to $250K on the card without a call. I just don't meet the 'Member Since' requirements. I've been with Amex since the beginning of 2012.

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Postby FastSRT8 » Wed May 09, 2012 9:14 pm

Maximillian, at that rate you will be getting your invite in no time
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Postby Crashem » Wed May 09, 2012 9:41 pm

Maxmillian,

Why don't you just get the IDC Cent card?
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Postby NYC_Dweller » Wed May 09, 2012 9:54 pm

Crashem wrote:Maxmillian,

Why don't you just get the IDC Cent card?


that's exactly what i suggested... i'm sure he will have no problems with approval.

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Postby Maximilian » Wed May 09, 2012 10:02 pm

JCarter wrote:You're quite insane, but that is a problem for a psychiatrist to address not me.


That sir, is a very judgmental and one sided opinion. In the same way you're prepared to pay over $7,500 for initiation + first year's fee, there are others who are willing to pay a premium to get the invitation. Why one is justifiable, the other isn't? It's not double standards. You have your own reasons, I do have mine too.

Think of it as a sold-out ticket... Knicks is playing at the playoff's final at MSG. You call your concierge on the day of the game and they say they are unable to source you a courtyard ticket. You call a friend, who knows a friend, who has a friend that's willing to sell his courtyard ticket for $10,000 as opposed the regular rate of $2,500. Is he prepared to pay 3 times the value of the ticket? Sure. Why? Cause that couple of hours is what he's paying for... He's paying for an experience.

You choose to fly first class, drive a luxury car, or get royalty treatment at a restaurant quite simply for the experience. If the intention is to get from one place to another or simply have a drink, you could do that flying coach, driving a Hyundai or finding a doggy hole in the wall and pop a $2 beer.

Sometimes we all just need that paradigm shift to look at things from other's prospective.

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Postby 4Runner » Thu May 10, 2012 12:01 am

Hey,

If you, as you said, put up to ~60K on your Platinum, you should call the customer service and ask them to pass the call to the Centurion new account department, they will add a note to you account saying something like you are interested on the card, and if their system finds that you fulfill all the requirements, regardless your "member since", they will send you the invitation.

Maybe a call to this number might also help: 877-877-0987 (Centurion Customer Service) and ask for the new accounts and do the same as above.

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Postby Crashem » Thu May 10, 2012 1:00 am

*COUGH* Why are we still talking about this? If he has any significant funds, an IDC Centurion Card is very easy to get. Of course the benefits are different from US card and the cost is probably a little less. But the cache of a centurion card is still there.
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Postby Maximilian » Thu May 10, 2012 9:24 am

Crashem wrote: Why don't you just get the IDC Cent card?

NYC_Dweller wrote:that's exactly what i suggested... i'm sure he will have no problems with approval.


Are you suggesting that I should get a IDC Centurion card through my previous residence, UAE?

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Postby FastSRT8 » Thu May 10, 2012 11:06 am

There ya go! An outside the box solution which should work. Good luck.
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