$21K for a Centurion Invite

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$21K for a Centurion Invite

Postby Maximilian » Tue May 08, 2012 7:24 pm

Everything is about relationships. Now if you know anyone in American Express who has the authority to send out a Centurion Invite, I will pay you a $21,000 one-time introduction fee.

Please don't question as to why I'm prepared to pay this much for a card. Just look at it as a choice.

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Postby JCarter » Tue May 08, 2012 8:10 pm

Maximilian wrote:Everything is about relationships. Now if you know anyone in American Express who has the authority to send out a Centurion Invite, I will pay you a $21,000 one-time introduction fee.

Please don't question as to why I'm prepared to pay this much for a card. Just look at it as a choice.

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

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.

Right now the Director of Centurion Product Management is an interim director (In the US), and can not sponsor invites.

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

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Postby Maximilian » Tue May 08, 2012 8:51 pm

I've recently relocated to New York so my credit portfolio in Abu Dhabi is irrelevant here. That's why I'm prepared to pay a premium to fast track certain things.

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Postby NYC_Dweller » Tue May 08, 2012 9:26 pm

I happen to know Robin Korn through mutual friends. Please this is without any disrespect but I will not make an introduction even if the 21k was presented to me. I would like to think that I'm a good business person with an accurate gut feeling. The transaction that you are presenting does not sit well with me and I know will not sit well with any Amex executives.

Assuming you have a solid portfolio in Abu Dhahi and throughout the UAE I'm sure you can contact Amex regarding an IDC Centurion invitation. Having a solid ADIA portfolio will be beneficial as well.

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Postby Maximilian » Tue May 08, 2012 9:38 pm

The same way people are prepared to pay in excess of $7K for initiation + annual fee, there are others who are prepared to pay to get the invitation. That shouldn't really be hard to observe. The fee is not intended for the AmEx's executives but someone who can get a VP to push through an invite based on their personal relationships.

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Postby FastSRT8 » Tue May 08, 2012 9:51 pm

Very interesting.... let us know if this tactic works
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Postby Maximilian » Tue May 08, 2012 9:56 pm

It's just thinking outside of the box, or if you will, outside of the mind.

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Postby FastSRT8 » Tue May 08, 2012 10:27 pm

You never know however as JCarter suggests, IF one of the big three he mentioned were to give the nod, you will have the card like tomorrow!
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Postby PlatinumAMEX94 » Tue May 08, 2012 11:26 pm

Maximilian wrote:Everything is about relationships. Now if you know anyone in American Express who has the authority to send out a Centurion Invite, I will pay you a $21,000 one-time introduction fee.

Please don't question as to why I'm prepared to pay this much for a card. Just look at it as a choice.

Thanks.
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21k is what you had to spend on a monthly basis as a Platinum card member, for five years. Not a one time thing. After you have done that, in five years you should get your own invite. And once you have a Centurion card, you have spending requirements to keep it.
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Postby JCarter » Wed May 09, 2012 4:00 am

NYC_Dweller wrote:I happen to know Robin Korn through mutual friends. Please this is without any disrespect but I will not make an introduction even if the 21k was presented to me. I would like to think that I'm a good business person with an accurate gut feeling. The transaction that you are presenting does not sit well with me and I know will not sit well with any Amex executives.

Assuming you have a solid portfolio in Abu Dhahi and throughout the UAE I'm sure you can contact Amex regarding an IDC Centurion invitation. Having a solid ADIA portfolio will be beneficial as well.


Knowing Robin personally, I can assure you she would be more likely to cancel a card rather than approve an invite if she ever found out.



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