A new "black" card?!

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Moneytalks
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A new "black" card?!

Postby Moneytalks » Sat Jul 05, 2014 7:05 pm

Wallet: Amex BCE & Chase Freedom. (Credit Card dieting since 2014)


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Postby MemberSince99 » Sat Jul 05, 2014 7:31 pm

Living proof that you can market anything. I never would have thought that idea would get off the ground. Notice he's got the "babe brigade" out, you get more footage of them than you do the card, which tells me it's just another slick ad job.

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Postby takeshi » Sun Jul 06, 2014 12:38 am

The college dropout who created NYC’s ‘most exclusive’ credit card

Headline seems to be missing quotes around credit card as well.

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Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Sun Jul 06, 2014 1:24 am

The start of the article sounded so ridiculous I expected it to be a link from the Onion...but it's real...

It definitely sounds like they went to one hotel, one gym, one or two restaurants, and a guy with a BMW and gave them each 1% of the company in exchange for minor discounts. Or, a struggling bar might get free advertising.

100+ new applicants a day and everyone is supposed to share access to one car at 10pm Saturday night?

Funny that they couldn't get the alleged Rangers starters to pose with their cards.

I think my favorite part is the first photo. The blonde second from the right has a look on her face of "ugh, when will this guy get off us so we can each get our $100 and leave?"
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Postby MemberSince99 » Sun Jul 06, 2014 7:52 am

Well he got hot chicks, so that's more important than Rangers players. The message here he's trying to sell is "This is what the cool kids do folks, step right up and hand over your money and you too will be picking up girls who look like the ones in the photos". It's just a slick ad job, they should have put a beer bong in the photos somewhere.


All he did was what we do in programming all the time - he put a "wrapper" around other cards and used his shell as the interface. I assume he's skimming off swipes in addition to the fee which explains how he can make money and others are doing better on the wrapper part if it ever comes out (letting you pick which card to use) but no thanks is my view on it.



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