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The Platinum should change its...

Postby NYC_Dweller » Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:55 am

In my opinion Amex should upgrade the material for the Platinum card. Competitors like VISA Black, Chase Sapphire Preferred and a few others have cards made of materials other than plastic. They should also spruce up the benefits on the Centurion card as well. The benefits between the two cards are too related.

Just my 2 cents...


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Postby Cyberius » Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:05 pm

I would agree. The card feels a bit cheap and the design could use some help.

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Postby Moneytalks » Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:52 pm

Cyberius wrote:I would agree. The card feels a bit cheap and the design could use some help.


YES! even stainless steel would be cool
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Postby Regnohspf » Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:32 pm

might as well just make it out of platinum :P

i would like to see someone swipe a stainless steel card into the card reader and accidently snap the machine :P that would be a sight to see while waiting in line hahaha
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Postby Cyberius » Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:07 pm

Regnohspf wrote:might as well just make it out of platinum :P

i would like to see someone swipe a stainless steel card into the card reader and accidently snap the machine :P that would be a sight to see while waiting in line hahaha


Hah! Yea, any type of metal would be kind of cool. I think the visa black card is carbon fiber or something of the sort. I still don't know why they put the numbers right through the gladiator. There are so many simple design changes they could make to improve the appearance of the card. I'm not complaining about the benefits though :)

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Postby PlatinumAMEX94 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:48 pm

What if ... American Express gave you an option for an additional $50 more you can have a metal card with a chip in it?

Would you pay the extra $50 for that feature? Because I think we all know that they aren't going to upgrade platinum cards for free for every single card member. Can you imagine just how many AmEx Platinum card members there are?

I would for sure. I want my card to "clink" on the counter when I drop it.
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Postby agp » Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:58 pm

Probably won't happen for a while :( I'm going for the Palladium next year if Platinum doesn't change the material/design of the card.

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Postby Cyberius » Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:05 pm

PlatinumAMEX94 wrote:What if ... American Express gave you an option for an additional $50 more you can have a metal card with a chip in it?

Would you pay the extra $50 for that feature? Because I think we all know that they aren't going to upgrade platinum cards for free for every single card member. Can you imagine just how many AmEx Platinum card members there are?

I would for sure. I want my card to "clink" on the counter when I drop it.


Yep, I'd pay $50 more for a metal card with a chip.

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Postby CC Deville » Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:14 pm

PlatinumAMEX94 wrote:What if ... American Express gave you an option for an additional $50 more you can have a metal card with a chip in it?

Would you pay the extra $50 for that feature? Because I think we all know that they aren't going to upgrade platinum cards for free for every single card member. Can you imagine just how many AmEx Platinum card members there are?

I would for sure. I want my card to "clink" on the counter when I drop it.


For what they charge for the annual fee it should come with the chip already! I get the impression that AMEX is very anti-EMV (despite being a partial owner of EMVco). They usually only convert to EMV when they have to.

EMV is coming to the US but not as fast as it should....

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Postby thomaswhitehall » Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:53 pm

I would agree. I would like to see Amex also work on the points system for the Platinum as well.

I would pay $50 extra for a metal card. I would also go out on a limb and say that there is a large percentage of Amex customers paying an annual fee that would never spend enough money on their account to get a return with the annual fee figured in (regardless of the roadside assistance, etc. etc.) Amex has done a great job branding itself as a luxury, high-end company I think the status it conveys is a large selling point for many if they are willing to pay the annual fee I would think they'd have no issues with the extra $50 for the metal card.



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