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Postby PlatinumAMEX94 » Thu May 31, 2012 3:27 pm

What items do you think/feel are considered "luxury" items? What luxury items have your purchased in the last 12 months?
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Postby thomaswhitehall » Thu May 31, 2012 4:17 pm

I would just think high end spending.

Starbucks opposed to 7-11
Whole Food opposed to Pathmark
Bergdorf Goodman opposed to thrift stores

Makes the income seem more disposable rather than used to buy the necessities. Although Starbucks isn't luxury for me, I would think if your just buying coffee for caffeine you'd go elsewhere (taste preferences aside here)

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Postby MemberSince99 » Thu May 31, 2012 4:24 pm

PlatinumAMEX94 wrote:What items do you think/feel are considered "luxury" items? What luxury items have your purchased in the last 12 months?


I guess I would say that technically, it's anything that is not a necessity. Maybe that's too extreme and probably not how Amex considers it, so anything which is not necessary and is also relatively expensive. For example a snickers candy bar is surely a luxury, but not along the same lines of fine caviar or wine in terms of price, which Amex probably considers important in defining luxury.

So basically anything opulent and pricey should probably do the trick.

That would be my take on it.

What luxury items have I purchased, well honestly very few. I won't be getting a Centurion invite anytime soon, but I'm happy with the cards I have, though I must admit, I am interested in the Platinum. That's really the one card I could see getting maybe next year. How do you like yours?

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Postby m20e3087 » Thu May 31, 2012 4:44 pm

Paid the down payment with my AMX GOLD, last week for my 2012 Lexus..and pair of scandal at Saks.
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Postby 2percentPlus » Thu May 31, 2012 5:03 pm

Saks, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Tiffany, Gucci, Prada, Ferregamo, etc...Business/First airline tickets, major hotel Marriott/Hilton and Ritz/Mandarin/Four Seasons...higher end restaurants, jet charter, event tickets (olympics, superbowl, world series, US open, Wimbledon) .....

I'm sure others can come up with more extravagant examples of luxury taste

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Postby FastSRT8 » Thu May 31, 2012 6:14 pm

Yup that plus B&O stereo system, custom tailored clothing, watches, etc
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Postby agp » Thu May 31, 2012 6:27 pm

FastSRT8 wrote:Yup that plus B&O stereo system, custom tailored clothing, watches, etc


I disagree. Bang & Olufsen stereo is a necessity. :D
For me made-to-measure shirts is also a necessity. Smalls are small and mediums wear loose, and believe me I've tried every brand from Gap to Luciano Barbera.

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Postby FastSRT8 » Thu May 31, 2012 6:47 pm

agp wrote:I disagree. Bang & Olufsen stereo is a necessity. :D
For me made-to-measure shirts is also a necessity. Smalls are small and mediums wear loose, and believe me I've tried every brand from Gap to Luciano Barbera.


Hahaaaha

Yes, I just compared my custom tailored suits to my off the 'rack' suits this morning and it's not the material but the fit! The tailored ones are pretty much perfect to snug while the ones bought and altered looked like baggy pants hahhhaha (an exageration but you get the idea)
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Postby agp » Thu May 31, 2012 7:04 pm

Thank God I can find suits that fit... Given how much tailored shirts cost, I can only imagine how much good bespoke suits are.

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Postby AmexUser » Thu May 31, 2012 7:04 pm

"Custom tailored" is a broad term, do you mean "made-to-measure" or "bespoke"? The former is definitely a normal good, while the latter could be considered a luxury good up to a point.



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