TXviking wrote:kdm31091 wrote:Tubpbs wrote:I would be surprised if they would let someone do it now...
Last I heard, it was still doable to PC down to the no-fee Sapphire but things may have changed, and even if not yet, it doesn't mean it will be available indefinitely. It's a discontinued product, so I'm sure the life is limited even for PCs.
Very possible. But if I were Chase, I'd keep it around as an unpublished option so I wouldn't risk losing customers who don't want to pay the AF anymore.
Some people like Sapphire for good customer service and no AF, but on a standalone basis the rewards are pretty unremarkable. I suspect most of the demand for Sapphire is from people who want to keep their AAoA up to offset a lot of AF-dodging on other cards - and those people aren't going to spend much on Sapphire, they just want to keep it active. So I can understand if it Chase does away with the card.
*Chase might not advertise a card, but bloggers and enthusiasts share information. If a card isn't advertised, it's basically becomes reserved for savvy and unprofitable customers.