Z06Biker wrote:Ok, well you get the point.
In other news, GORGEOUS timepiece!
Haha thanks! I certainly did indeed get your point, I just had to ask because I was wondering if there was a specific model I missed. Moneytalks, sometimes it just happens!
Where I live, no one knows the difference between my Platinum AmEx, CSP, or a debit card, so I can't really answer the OP's question, but personally, I am benefits/rewards oriented, and since no one associates affluence or prestige with the kind of card I use, this has never been a concern for me. AmEx is a good company with good benefits that work well for me, but so is Chase, and if AmEx doesn't remain competitive, I think Chase will pull a lot of business from AmEx. Acceptance of AmEx out of the country is another obstacle for them, as is their so so CS, and I think more important than trying to remain prestigious. Chase and Discover have better CS in my experience. So in a nutshell, no. I think most people that live in normal cities still associate it as a high-end card.
When I go into convenience stores to buy a drink or whatever, 99% of the time, I hand the cashier my BCP and they ask me if it's debit or credit.