New member on here. I was looking through some of the posts and reading some interesting posts.
One of the posts many people have made is in regards to annual fees being waived. Many have mentioned it was impossible to get their fees waived.
I can tell you from experience, there are only two things AMEX looks at to decide if a fee waiver is worth the customer.
1) Are you making your payments on time? If Yes, big help.
2) How much do you spend per year?
Ironically you would think carrying a balance at a high APR would attract AMEX, however I have never made a single late payment on my Amex Plat and Amex Gold Biz, so in essence I am using AMEX solely as a lender and they are not profiting anything more than "borrowing" my money for a few weeks.
Upon the 12th month of my Amex Plat, I called and asked to talk to a supervisor, without further mention. I explained how the benefits outweigh my personal use and I was not pleased with the service offered, the few times I did happen to use the benefits. For ex, I asked to have roses sent to my girlfriend, and they were charging $90.00 for a dozen, while 1-800-flowers was $35.00. I also tried several times to secure dinner tables at restaurants and was not impressed with the service. I would rather not stand outside the restaurant on hold and have the restaurant staff know I carry this card for no reason. Unwanted attention was never my forte.
Anyways, here is a screen shot of my bill showing the $400.00 credit, and for the remaining $50.00, I was offered a 50,000 MR bonus to stick with platinum.
Of course the spending is quite important. I spend anywhere from $150,000 to $500,000 on the card, so that helps, but give it a go and you may benefit as well.
Awesome forum guys.