bravo4 wrote:Yes, it is made from Titanium.
No offense, but your question indicates your level of ignorance. So the popularity of the card has increased, the exclusivity has increased (it is even harder to qualify for now and is truly invite only), so how does that add up to lost prestige? It is still THE status symbol for people in the know, no one brags that they have any other card... so which card is better? What prestige has been lost? Are you hatin' on the card, jealous or otherwise?
Okay mister "all high & mighty american express centurion/black card owner" since it is still made out of titanium, my offer of $1 for the expired card still stands. The card itself weighs out to about 12 grams (0.423287543... ounces) and the current price of Titanium per pound is $22.00 (high). Using that information, the face value of the card is approximately $0.582020371625 or 58 cents.
I am willing to give up 42 cents to help pay for the shipping because I need something new to open my mail with. If you are still interested you should send me a PM or something to work it all out.
It isn't hard to get to anymore, don't lie to yourself. Also you are about 5-6 years late on that "status symbol", the only reason people "wow" about the card now is because they can't believe you pay 2.5k/year + the 5k initiation fee to just show off the card.
Don't get me wrong, the benefits of the card (while not as good as they were a couple of years ago) would definitely be worth it to one who might travel and shop frequently, but to use it merely as some sort of "snob tool" at a $10-20 lunch to impress your buddies is simply dumb, to put it plainly.