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Postby djrez4 » Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:37 pm

jeffysdad01 wrote:So I suppose you don't care what your car looks like as long as it runs, or what your house looks like as long as the roof doesn't leak?


The aesthetics of a house or car affect performance. The color of the plastic in your credit card does not.
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Postby lobbythis » Tue Dec 02, 2014 1:54 am

This thread is too funny.

Getting mad over a card that almost anyone can apply for and get approved.

Do you really expect a card that has a minimum of $500 CL approval and no AF to blow everything else out of the water?

If you crave aesthetics on the cheap, the Visa Black Card is callin' your name babay!

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Postby jeffysdad01 » Tue Dec 02, 2014 6:17 am

lobbythis wrote:This thread is too funny.

Getting mad over a card that almost anyone can apply for and get approved.

Do you really expect a card that has a minimum of $500 CL approval and no AF to blow everything else out of the water?

If you crave aesthetics on the cheap, the Visa Black Card is callin' your name babay!


My Freedom card is a Visa Preferred, so obviously it's not some lowbrow card that just anyone can get. But I didn't have status in mind when I started this thread. The Slate card, which I don't have, is far more attractive, imo, than the Freedom. I have the Freedom for the rewards. But all these things are consumer products with an aesthetic element. All the issuers want to have an attractive card (for obvious reasons). Some fail, and I enjoy pointing it out when they do.

A less-costly model for the issuers to follow would be to issue one style of card across all reward programs, etc. and allow cardholders to hop from one program to another quarterly or so at their choosing. Of course, this would eliminate the powerful branding element of the card appearance -- so it will never happen. But I think it would be nice to have a blue card that just said "Chase" on it with my name and account number.

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Postby popamode72 » Tue Dec 02, 2014 10:02 am

jeffysdad01 wrote:My Freedom card is a Visa Preferred, so obviously it's not some lowbrow card that just anyone can get. But I didn't have status in mind when I started this thread. The Slate card, which I don't have, is far more attractive, imo, than the Freedom. I have the Freedom for the rewards. But all these things are consumer products with an aesthetic element. All the issuers want to have an attractive card (for obvious reasons). Some fail, and I enjoy pointing it out when they do.

A less-costly model for the issuers to follow would be to issue one style of card across all reward programs, etc. and allow cardholders to hop from one program to another quarterly or so at their choosing. Of course, this would eliminate the powerful branding element of the card appearance -- so it will never happen. But I think it would be nice to have a blue card that just said "Chase" on it with my name and account number.


I dunno. I find the Chase Slate's design to be kind of odd if you ask me. I've actually seen one for myself.
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Postby lobbythis » Tue Dec 02, 2014 11:22 am

jeffysdad01 wrote: But I think it would be nice to have a blue card that just said "Chase" on it with my name and account number.


Sapphire.


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Postby takeshi » Tue Dec 02, 2014 11:33 am

jeffysdad01 wrote:So I suppose you don't care what your car looks like as long as it runs, or what your house looks like as long as the roof doesn't leak?

People can and do vary. One can certainly place function over form (or vice versa) on all topics but there are many that prioritize them differently depending on the topic. I don't really care about the design of my cards (a good looking card is gravy but rewards trump all else for me -- YMMV) but I do care about my cars and home. You can't just assume based on a comment on card design.

popamode72 wrote:I could care less

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Postby jeffysdad01 » Tue Dec 02, 2014 11:42 am

lobbythis wrote:Sapphire.


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No, not "Sapphire," "Chase." The name of the bank, not the rewards program.



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