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Postby rockyrock » Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:25 am

agp wrote:WANT!

Do you have to have a plat in order to be invited to cent? Or can you go nuts spending on any Amex?


Haha, I'm sure if you started moving >$100k a year in travel related expenses through your BCE you would get an invite :-)
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Postby agp » Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:22 am

Right now I'm just putting everything on my CSP because I value UR points more than MR. Maybe if I got the Cent (or whatever new product is coming out) I'll put more spending on my Amex.

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Postby rockyrock » Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:58 am

agp wrote:Right now I'm just putting everything on my CSP because I value UR points more than MR. Maybe if I got the Cent (or whatever new product is coming out) I'll put more spending on my Amex.


My everyday card is the CSP for the same reason.
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Postby rohnin » Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:49 pm

really want a centurion card, whatever tier haha

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Postby FastSRT8 » Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:14 am

Centurion is like a waiting game........ you just hang tight and wait for your number to be called. Figuratively and literally
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Postby Bksuper » Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:52 am

You can wait around all you like, but if your income and your spending through Amex doesn't reach the exorbitant numbers they're looking for, I doubt they'll ever send the invite. Just Saying.
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Postby FastSRT8 » Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:06 am

Bksuper wrote:You can wait around all you like, but if your income and your spending through Amex doesn't reach the exorbitant numbers they're looking for, I doubt they'll ever send the invite. Just Saying.


That is true..... I meant yes you have to wait but also qualify....
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Postby Sevenfeet » Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:29 pm

Years ago I was watching Oprah interview comedian Chris Rock and the interview had a moment that went something like this...

Oprah: So what was it like for you when you first started to earn real money...

Rock: Like how much...?

Oprah: Like when you got your first "Black" card?

Rock: BLACK CARD??? Don't *you* have the Kryptonite Card?!?!?!

Needless to say, Oprah and the audience lost it.
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Postby Bksuper » Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:43 am

I would guess that if they do split the Centurion, both versions of the card would still be black, that's too much a part of the culture of it. Maybe they'll just call the higher tier one Centurion Elite or something. Needless to say, I personally do not expect to qualify for either the current Centurion or the top tier hypothetical one any time soon.

Really, this is all just a marketing thing, they want to perfect their price discrimination curve. I would guess they're considering the split because there is a considerable market of people who don't qualify/ can't afford the Centurion, yet are willing and able to purchase additional exclusivity and benefits beyond the Platinum, that would be more profitable for Amex to provide, and yet they still want to keep the current or even raise rates (and profits) from those at the top (ie current centurion holders) for whom price is no object, and not lose those marginal profits from only lowering the requirements and fees for the Centurion.
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