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Chase Freedom with the chip...

Postby jeffysdad01 » Mon Dec 01, 2014 2:27 pm

is even uglier than the non-chip Freedom. How is that possible? They shrank the Chase octagon logo down and filled the space with a giant "Freedom" in that ugly font from the earlier card. Freedom is a stupid name to begin with and now it's even bigger and more stupid.

The chip in this card is nearly square while the chips in all my other chip cards are rectangular. I think the square chip looks odd in a rectangular card.

The Amex BCP actually looks nice with the chip, as do my Fidelity Amex and Visa cards. The redesigned US Bank Cash+ with the chip is even attractive. What's Chase's problem?


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Postby djrez4 » Mon Dec 01, 2014 2:41 pm

You have the "Freedom" to earn extra points back in the category we choose. ;)

I don't care much what a card looks like as long as it does what I want it to do.
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Postby lobbythis » Mon Dec 01, 2014 4:32 pm

Bitches love big chips.

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Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Mon Dec 01, 2014 5:03 pm

Why do we need so many different threads to discuss the fact Freedom now has a chip?

If you don't like how it looks, get a Cap One Platinum. They'll let you pick your own image. Leave the 5% categories for the rest of us.
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Postby popamode72 » Mon Dec 01, 2014 5:49 pm

jeffysdad01 wrote:is even uglier than the non-chip Freedom. How is that possible? They shrank the Chase octagon logo down and filled the space with a giant "Freedom" in that ugly font from the earlier card. Freedom is a stupid name to begin with and now it's even bigger and more stupid.

The chip in this card is nearly square while the chips in all my other chip cards are rectangular. I think the square chip looks odd in a rectangular card.

The Amex BCP actually looks nice with the chip, as do my Fidelity Amex and Visa cards. The redesigned US Bank Cash+ with the chip is even attractive. What's Chase's problem?


And why is this a big deal? The rewards trump everything else and as long as the card functions properly, I could care less about aesthetics.
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Postby jeffysdad01 » Mon Dec 01, 2014 6:31 pm

popamode72 wrote:And why is this a big deal? The rewards trump everything else and as long as the card functions properly, I could care less about aesthetics.


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?

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Postby whit » Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:58 pm

When I see your username popamode72, I think popcorn

You know, like that popcorn report

People like like you who believe in function and not fashion probably wouldn't have thought Apple could make the comeback it did with the initial computers in multicolor and than the design of it...

Did it offer anything futuristic? Not really (although I am a huge, huge, huge fan of Stevie's manic need for the details to be absolute perfect)

Did it offer anything ground breaking? Look above

But it offered a design that appealed to many because it was the perfect balance..like the car..that doesn't change much to its design but upgrades a bit every year..until maybe like four years later the design is changed drastically--it isn't "boring" or so crazy that you can't feel like you could have it on a long term basis and when changed, you don't feel stiffed so soon because the look is relatively same and you entice new customers with upgraded processor/featuress/etc..and companies who develop accessories like phone covers are grateful as well

Same reason places like crate and barrel, William and Sonoma, thrived majorly for a period.

People are willing to trade a little for design

Most here probably don't care, as you stated popamode72, but majority of the U.S. do care..I would never pay 95 dollars for sapphire preferred but I know folks who have because of the cool metal design.

Will the design absolute break or make a card? Not fully

But if freedom is offering 5% rotating cash back categories and have taken away the year end bonus for checking account members..there are other credit card issuers that still does 5% rotating..currently am enjoying discover Internet shopping (except netaporter won't accept it but nothing good is on sale anyway) and my citi sent me a nice little foldaway card to remind me of the 5% cashback..I do stay at Hilton so I guess that would be useful..

So if other cards are offering same perks or about, as freedom but more aesthetically pleasing, some may hop over because hey. You're gonna see that card day in and out every time you hand it over to pay. it makes a difference, you can tell someone what's what black and white but more important is how they feel and interpret it and what context they take of it

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Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:17 pm

whit wrote:Same reason places like crate and barrel, William and Sonoma, thrived majorly for a period.


My mother shops at Williams-Sonoma...

...and Freedom is her everyday card.

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Postby whit » Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:23 pm

Bahahaha

Hopefully, they will be able to thrive once the economy really gets revving up again--one of my favorite people, manages a brand solely (works her butt off to get in front of the William Sonoma execs) to get her stuff in there..they sell other brands within their store to promote which is nice

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Postby popamode72 » Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:45 pm

whit wrote:When I see your username popamode72, I think popcorn

You know, like that popcorn report

People like like you who believe in function and not fashion probably wouldn't have thought Apple could make the comeback it did with the initial computers in multicolor and than the design of it...

Did it offer anything futuristic? Not really (although I am a huge, huge, huge fan of Stevie's manic need for the details to be absolute perfect)

Did it offer anything ground breaking? Look above

But it offered a design that appealed to many because it was the perfect balance..like the car..that doesn't change much to its design but upgrades a bit every year..until maybe like four years later the design is changed drastically--it isn't "boring" or so crazy that you can't feel like you could have it on a long term basis and when changed, you don't feel stiffed so soon because the look is relatively same and you entice new customers with upgraded processor/featuress/etc..and companies who develop accessories like phone covers are grateful as well

Same reason places like crate and barrel, William and Sonoma, thrived majorly for a period.

People are willing to trade a little for design

Most here probably don't care, as you stated popamode72, but majority of the U.S. do care..I would never pay 95 dollars for sapphire preferred but I know folks who have because of the cool metal design.

Will the design absolute break or make a card? Not fully

But if freedom is offering 5% rotating cash back categories and have taken away the year end bonus for checking account members..there are other credit card issuers that still does 5% rotating..currently am enjoying discover Internet shopping (except netaporter won't accept it but nothing good is on sale anyway) and my citi sent me a nice little foldaway card to remind me of the 5% cashback..I do stay at Hilton so I guess that would be useful..

So if other cards are offering same perks or about, as freedom but more aesthetically pleasing, some may hop over because hey. You're gonna see that card day in and out every time you hand it over to pay. it makes a difference, you can tell someone what's what black and white but more important is how they feel and interpret it and what context they take of it


When you put it that way, it is understandable why the average consumer would care about their card's appearance. I've even seen television advertising for cards like the CSP and Amex ED and they really try to market these cards in a way that makes them look kinda exclusive and even fancy and classy to have. I remember one topic here where the Barclays NFL card was being discussed and I think otter brought up how the average person getting approved for that kind of card is really attracted to having their favorite team on the card they're holding and how much it means to them. I even admit that I was kinda shocked at how really thin my CapOne Quicksilver card is compared to others I've had.
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