***iest looking card?

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***iest looking card?

Postby Taalar » Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:33 pm

I did a search for best looking card, but those terms are apparently to generic so I apologize in advance if this is a common question. I know AMEX Black is cool, but I refuse to pay that annual fee. I got curious about this after reading that the Chase Sapphire is metal??? Are there other premium cards that have gone this route or look amazing? I have a quicksilver.. but its not silver its plastic. :) Thanks!
Chase Sapphire Reserve Visa Infiniti $59,500
Bank of America Cash Rewards Visa Signature $47,500
American Express Blue Cash preferred. $35,500
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Postby deathrider » Mon Apr 06, 2015 10:15 pm

JPMorgan Palladium hands down., I had the Ritz Carlton cc which is made of thick metal, very heavy and the coating has a nice gloss to it,
I kinda regret canceling it but I was very upset at the time, CSP has a thin piece of metal in between plastic, it didn't impress me at all,
the Visa Back card is interesting but I cannot find the weight in grams anywhere, I would love to know the weight, maybe anyone here can chime in on that card.

of course we are speaking of the presentation and design of the cards and not the benefits, that's a whole different subject

I been told that the Citi Prestige is changing their design mid April again, hopefully this time in metal
[size=100]Citi Prestige CL 16.5k
Chase Sapphire CL12.5k
Amex Gold NPSL
Sears MasterCard CL 8k
JP Morgan Ritz Carlton Canceled[/size]

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Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Mon Apr 06, 2015 10:23 pm

Discover should offer a card design with that model from the inactivity-timeout screen.
Very useful: SchwabPlat, CSP, IHG, Costco (was AA Plat), Freedom, SPG, Prestige (retention)
Somewhat useful: Discover, ED (was EDP), BCE, Hyatt
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Might add: Proper business card, CSR, Ritz, Delta Gold, First Tech, BofA Travel PH, Aviator Red

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Postby Berk » Tue Apr 07, 2015 11:18 am

Dubai First Royale MasterCard.
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Postby Taalar » Sat Apr 11, 2015 10:55 pm

Second try to reply. Those are some incredible looking cards! But they are either out of my reach or I can't rationalize the annual fee. I think I am going to go for the sapphire.. though the Visa Black is tempting, I just don't travel enough for the lounges to make sense yet. Thanks guys!
Chase Sapphire Reserve Visa Infiniti $59,500
Bank of America Cash Rewards Visa Signature $47,500
American Express Blue Cash preferred. $35,500
Capital one Quick Silver Visa Signature $25,000
USAA Limitless Cashback Visa Signature $25,000
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Postby lobbythis » Sun Apr 12, 2015 2:06 am

You have an amazing profile Taalar and you'll enjoy the CSP. It's versatile and a great looking card. I'm still amazed at how people react to it too. I don't think it's aesthetically or physically mind blowing, but plenty of people ask me about mine all the time when I'm shopping.

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Postby takeshi » Mon Apr 13, 2015 8:19 am

Taalar wrote:I did a search for best looking card, but those terms are apparently to generic

Best is also highly subjective. Don't just assume that your notion of best is universal no matter what the topic. If you want feedback then clarify exactly what you mean by best and worst. Give us some examples of card that you think look good and card that you think do not so we have a better understanding of your aesthetic preferences.

Taalar wrote:I know AMEX Black is cool, but I refuse to pay that annual fee.

Cool is also highly subjective. It's not a useful card for many and unless you've received an invite then you don't need to worry about paying the AF. For those that find the Centurion useful the AF is not an issue. If the AF seems exorbitant then the Centurion is clearly not targeted to you.


I'd highly advise considering the usefulness of the card for your needs/wants versus the appearance but it's ultimately your call as to what criteria you use to select your cards.

deathrider wrote:the Visa Back card is interesting but I cannot find the weight in grams anywhere, I would love to know the weight, maybe anyone here can chime in on that card.

It's a common topic on many credit card sites. It's a good fit for those who want then Centurion look without the Centurion price tag and hope that flashing a black metal card will impress others. For those looking at features, benefits and rewards though it's generally consider to be not worthwhile. One can look at prior discussions.

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Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Tue Apr 14, 2015 12:47 am

Certain things seem to make some people here just become enraptured. Try to keep in mind:

"Concierge services" - The good ones aren't cheap, and even they can fail or misunderstand a request. A smartphone and good manners can go a long way. I have heard good things about Amex Platinum's restaurant reservations, though.

"Airport lounge access" - No card will get you into every lounge, and there are a lot of competing programs. Unless you really fly a lot and know which lounges you'll be using, it might be cheaper to just pay a daily rate. Also, you can just find a quiet restaurant near your gate. I've heard airline-operated lounges are great if you need to rebook in a hurry, though.

Metal - This is 2015. Creating credit cards out of metal isn't really a technological feat, and the manufacturing cost is pretty low. NFC technology, Apple Pay, and the chip in the cards (both plastic and metal) are far more advanced and cooler. The Palladium has only a little bit of palladium, and even the Centurion's anodized titanium can also be found in some higher-end frying pans. But you do get the perks of a heavier wallet and perhaps back problems if you sit down with your wallet in your back pants pocket (I'm a side pants pocket or jacket inner pocket guy).
Very useful: SchwabPlat, CSP, IHG, Costco (was AA Plat), Freedom, SPG, Prestige (retention)
Somewhat useful: Discover, ED (was EDP), BCE, Hyatt
SD with activity alerts, might close: Arrival

Might add: Proper business card, CSR, Ritz, Delta Gold, First Tech, BofA Travel PH, Aviator Red

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Postby JamesMS » Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:35 am

Chase Palladium. The card looks amazing.
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Postby Taalar » Wed Apr 15, 2015 2:33 pm

Lobby this, thank you for the compliment.

TakeShi, good points all. That's why I asked a forum to get peoples opinions to review and it did lead me to the CS. I agree, carrying just for the looks is not worth it, but if I can find one that looks good and works good like the CS should for me, its a win win. :) Yes, I am aware the express centurion is not "aimed" at me but I bet there are those who get it anyway for the "prestige" and I am not willing to pay that for the prestige. I know how AMEX works on the invites and am pretty sure I could work my way to getting one if it was my goal. :)

Careful Builder, the metal cards for now are cool..until they become standard. :)
Chase Sapphire Reserve Visa Infiniti $59,500
Bank of America Cash Rewards Visa Signature $47,500
American Express Blue Cash preferred. $35,500
Capital one Quick Silver Visa Signature $25,000
USAA Limitless Cashback Visa Signature $25,000
Experian 838 Transunion 836 Equifax 855



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