$21K for a Centurion Invite

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Postby FastSRT8 » Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:20 pm

Moneytalks wrote:Keeping things fun is my middle name Fast! haha (not offending At All, btw, u post pics of Carter's cards yet??)


Awesome!!! I'm all about laughing and horsing around. I'd post the pics but Carter has not gotten back to me. He kinda disappeared. Hope he is ok
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Postby maceto » Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:18 pm

I"ll pay $21 to not join and find you as a member

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Postby FastSRT8 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:15 pm

maceto wrote:I"ll pay $21 to not join and find you as a member


What is this comment in reference to?
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Postby MemberSince99 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:20 pm

maceto wrote:I"ll pay $21 to not join and find you as a member


I hope you're just joking, as that isn't too nice to say from how it looks. So hopefully you are joking or we are just reading it wrong.

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Postby maceto » Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:47 pm

MemberSince99 wrote:I hope you're just joking, as that isn't too nice to say from how it looks. So hopefully you are joking or we are just reading it wrong.


To clarify: if a person can join by just paying their way in- the card would soon lose it's value. Not meant as an attack on the individual, but the concept of paying your way in, vs. earning it. I can see where people might come from, I also want to move up, but in doing so I also look at what trail I leave. Imagine seeing Jersey Shore members with black cards, because it's just money right... in no ref to the individual here, but it opens a can of worms.

sorry if it appeared a direct attack on the individual/person/background or otherwise.

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Postby FastSRT8 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:17 pm

Im sure hoping you are not talking about me..... I didn't even start this thead LOL
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Postby agp » Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:23 pm

Did the poor guy get his black card yet? :D

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Postby jlam572 » Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:20 pm

Whats sad is...the jersey shore ppl might actually have centurions SMH :(
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Postby bravo4 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:19 pm

JCarter wrote:If you have the spending requirements and credit history then obtaining an invite shouldn't be a problem. However if someone needed to give you a VP referral or push through an invite it needs to come from Robin Korn, Steve Selwood or James Bush.

So unless you know/work with board members at AmEx or senior level executives you are most likely out of luck.


I hear this is not longer the case as this method has been abused.

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


Good eye... this was true, thought about it, but thought twice and never extended a formal offer... no one on this board is truly that serious anyway. If anyone knew anything about the Centurion card and wanted to know more and be a part of a community where they gather, they would be chatting on another board where there are a LOT of *actual* Centurion cardholders (Flyertalk.com).

DavidNY wrote:IIRC the guy would add a user but wouldn't send them the card nor details, so they couldn't really use it.


That must have been someone else. That makes sense also for the status. I personally know this has occured between willing participants on Flyertalk.com (not me).

Maximilian wrote:I have zero interest in being an AU on someone else's card... have a negative impact on my credit report as well.


JCarter wrote:Incorrect. Public records are not shared, and you could always call AmEx demanding removal of the credit line. Deleting any bad data.


JCarter is correct. It's amazing to find someone who knows what they are talking about on this board when it comes to the Centurion card. A lot of mis-information on here, but this gentleman is correct.

FastSRT8 wrote:Never thought the card to be as powerful as it is... until you have one. I am totally enjoying using mine.


Me too :D

[quote="maceto"]To clarify: if a person can join by just paying their way in- the card would soon lose it's value. QUOTE]

Correct, that is why as of September 1, 2012 no Centurion cardholders, whether Business or Personal, can add more than 2 AU's. Big change. That also comes along with an AU cardholder fee increase to $2,500. These changes, along with the initiation fee being $7,500 now (has been for some time, I don't recall when this change was made), will eventually make it more exclusive.

If you really want to learn more about the Centurion card, you're on the wrong board, go to Flyertalk.com (if the mod/owner doesn't edit this).

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Postby Crashem » Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:50 pm

Funny thing. I hear business invites going out again and personal ones started maybe. Turned down business invite a few years ago when they were giving them out like candy. Turns out my college roommate is high up in Amex. He didn't seem to think it would be big deal to get me invite. Not interested in business invite but want personal one. Business centurion are a dime a dozen. Plus personal ones are the ones to get the freebies. I guess I ask him on Monday and see what my college buddy can do.
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