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Thanks CarefulBuilder14. Now that you mention it, I did receive a letter from AmEx with a PIN. I ignored it, because I thought it was only for ATMs, which I never use, for fear of fees. Are you saying that I would have to know this PIN if I were to say, rent a car in another country? I recently did rent a car in another country, and the only thing they wanted was "raised numbers" on the card.
As some of you credit aficionados might already know, the original Chase Slate Mastercard did not have raised numbers, and it was oriented sideways. It caused a lot of grief with vendors, but no one asked for a chip, they just wanted raised numbers. They still accepted the card, they just handed me a pin... not to sign, but to prick my finger for a blood/DNA sample. Ok, just kidding. They used the pen instead and handwrote on another form.
So some countries REQUIRE a PIN for transactions of goods and services, not just ATMs and cash advances?
AmEx Platinum Charge: NPSL, $450 AF
AmEx Reserve Credit: $30K limit, $450 AF
Chase Slate Visa Credit: $32K limit, No AF
Near Term: Need a good MasterCard for places that won't accept AmEx or Visa
Long Term: Will downsize out of one or both current AmEx cards to reduce AFs