American Express Centurion

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Postby bravo4 » Thu Dec 30, 2010 6:19 pm

Keysmasher wrote:Okay mister "all high & mighty american express centurion/black card owner"


Don't hate. You don't have to emulate either. No need to get hostile nor insult. If it doesn't matter to you, why so much passion on the subject?


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Postby Keysmasher » Thu Dec 30, 2010 11:38 pm

bravo4 wrote:Don't hate. You don't have to emulate either. No need to get hostile nor insult. If it doesn't matter to you, why so much passion on the subject?


My offer still stands on the 1$ for the expired amex black card by the way.

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Postby thecheapskate » Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:57 am

How I got mine was through a reply to a blog... you have to have good credit, I already have some money (not a millionaire by any means! working on it tho! The Black Card certainly helps!). It cost me almost $10k (not just Amex's $7,500), but it is SO worth it for me because I travel a lot... I have gotten so much more value out of it then I pay. It also gives you instant credibility.


I read through this thread and don't understand. If you are "not a millionaire" then should you really be spending ten thousand dollars on a status symbol? Everything I have read about the American Express Centurion points to it not being worth while unless you travel first class. If you are not rich then that probably wouldn't be you am I right?

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Postby bravo4 » Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:23 pm

thecheapskate wrote: Everything I have read about the American Express Centurion points to it not being worth while unless you travel first class. If you are not rich then that probably wouldn't be you am I right?


I travel a lot so it is worth every penny, for me. Also, I have landed some great clients that I can attribute directly to the card. It sounds superficial, but big decision makers recognize it and it has influence... when I whip it out to pay for a business dinner, people see it. It makes a difference, it really does. Also, and this may sound also superficial (I don't care what the haters would want to call it), but I also am able to speak, sell and live with more confidence because I have this little thing in my pocket.

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Postby Mogul of Pineapples » Sun Jan 02, 2011 1:00 am

I beg to differ: sold an expired card to a guy in OC and he flashes it as if it were his own somehow and said he gets tons of attention, especially from the opposite gender... he swears by it


Years ago I had a temp job in retail and would see them all the time. Myself nor the other workers would ever think anything of them, because we saw them that often.
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Postby ronnieloo » Tue Jan 04, 2011 2:06 am

any clue how many of the american express centurion credit cards are in circulation now?

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Postby Pete838 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:06 pm

ronnieloo wrote:any clue how many of the american express centurion credit cards are in circulation now?

One less now...
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Postby Keysmasher » Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:18 pm

bravo4 wrote:I travel a lot so it is worth every penny, for me. Also, I have landed some great clients that I can attribute directly to the card. It sounds superficial, but big decision makers recognize it and it has influence... when I whip it out to pay for a business dinner, people see it. It makes a difference, it really does. Also, and this may sound also superficial (I don't care what the haters would want to call it), but I also am able to speak, sell and live with more confidence because I have this little thing in my pocket.


I would rather own a fleet of Ferraris and Lamborghinis to show I am a "big player" rather than showing off some piece of titanium that in reality is worth less than a dollar.

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Postby Generallisimo » Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:13 pm

Keysmasher wrote:I would rather own a fleet of Ferraris and Lamborghinis to show I am a "big player" rather than showing off some piece of titanium that in reality is worth less than a dollar.


The general abides. Well said!

Also, who is awesome? Larry Page is awesome (and smart):
Google founder Larry Page buys 193-foot yacht for $45m second-hand | Mail Online

And I'd definitely say Paul Allen's yatch is awesomest, I actually saw it once.


The reality is, no one gives a hoot what you have if they don't care about it. You may flash some nice card, but most girls will be distracted by your nasty fingernails because they generally care about that way more than what type of plastic you got. As for the girls who do notice? Gold-diggers: why would you even want one around anyway?

As for business people who notice and care about that card? I'll put them in the same boat as people who probably would invest in Madoff Enterprises a second time around without even thinking about it. It's like re-arranging the deck-chairs on the Titanic. No thanks.

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Postby bravo4 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:17 pm

The jealousy here is intense. You guys talk like this because you DON'T have it. If you did, you'd probably think and feel differently.

BTW: the expired cards go on eBay for several hundred dollars. That's just for an expired card. So to say they are worth a dollar is really short-sighted and ignorant.

Some poeple spend $10k on a wallet or a purse, they like it and they have it and can do that. Why hate on them or anyone else for that? Disagree respectfully is all I am saying. Otherwise, you only prove your own ignorance and idiocracy, which you guys can keep on doing because it is really pretty funny (and sorta pathetic, no offense).

Bottom line: I enjoy it. I don't need to flash it, but I don't need to hide it or be embarrassed of it. The first class flight upgrades, hotel upgrades, insurance on purchases, treatment from Amex customer service, personal concierge, etc. have all been very beneficial and quite worth it... at least for me. For some, it is not, and they can vote with their wallet and cancel. For quite a few people out there, they really wish they could have it, just like they wish they could have a Ferrari or Lambo or something (which is quite a bit more expensive). I drive a rather normal car, I don't need to be flashy, but I can tell you it is quite fast and functions well for it's purpose: driving ;)



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