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I've handled 3-4 of these already, they're freakin' awesome.
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I have only seen 2 black Amex cards, a neighbor has one and once at Ruth's Chris in South Florida.

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Stop just linking to your blog.
     
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Don't you have to spend something like 150 Gs a year to get the card—and only then, you have to be invited? It does look pretty nice, though. A metal card. Hmmmph.

Oh, right, and what the organ guy said.
     
zerostar
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Originally Posted by MindFad
Don't you have to spend something like 150 Gs a year to get the card—and only then, you have to be invited? It does look pretty nice, though. A metal card. Hmmmph.

Yeah and I think the annual fee is $2000 or so
     
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Originally Posted by zerostar
Yeah and I think the annual fee is $2000 or so
Oh, sure, let me pull that right out of my rich ass for a metal card that is nothing more than a financial status symbol. I would never pay $2000 a year for that, no matter how loaded I was. Is the thing a charge card or a credit card anyway?
     
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Originally Posted by MindFad
I would never pay $2000 a year for that, no matter how loaded I was. Is the thing a charge card or a credit card anyway?

Oops its $2500 a year, my bad.

more info: http://www.snopes.com/business/bank/blackcard.asp
     
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I've heard Titanium makes for a good computer. Again, this is only a rumor.
     
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In 1999 American Express announced the introduction of its Centurion™ card. Available only by invitation to selected Platinum card members, this black credit card promises to simplify the lives of the harried rich. In exchange for its hefty annual fee (initially $1,000 US, but now $2,500), cardholders receive automatic upgrades on fifteen of the world's leading airlines. They also receive assistance in securing hard-to-come-by tickets for popular events, reservations at trendy restaurants, and shopping for Christmas gifts. Someone from the service will even call to remind cardholders of upcoming anniversaries. It is akin to having a personal concierge always on call.
Well, perhaps if I were loaded enough....
     
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You're definitely paying for the concierge service, it's top notch.
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isaacberg  (op)
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Their travel service is incredible!
     
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Originally Posted by isaacberg
Their travel service is incredible!

I think that's your longest post evar.
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Feb 28, 2006, 12:17 PM
 
they're rare, but not that uncommon around here. I've probably seen close to a dozen of them by now. They're already pretty nice... the edge is beveled and smoothed so the black continues all the way around, you don't see any of the white card plastic on the edge. The titanium ones must be pretty nice. There's also the Visa Signature cards, which are also black, though I'm sure they're not nearly as exclusive.

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isaacberg  (op)
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I wonder how long it will take for amex to send me my titanium one
     
isaacberg  (op)
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How many people have the black card?
     
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Originally Posted by analogika
Stop just linking to your blog.
seconded
These people are Americans. Don't expect anything meaningful or... uh... normalcy...
     
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Originally Posted by isaacberg
How many people have the black card?
How many times are you going to spam your blog on MacNN?
     
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Dorkwang, stop spamming the forums.
     
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From what I've heard of the black card, its the kind of card you can buy a car on.
     
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I was in line behind a guy using that card just last night at a Ralphs grocery store. What a bastard. Was too lazy to take out his Ralphs membership card. Told the cashier 3 different phone numbers and then ask him to check what number is registered to his Ralphs membership card. Had to wait 10 mins for this guy while the cashier check with the manager, while other lines were streaming through 4-5 customers. He finally decides to take his Ralphs card out. I already loaded my stuff on the counter, so it was too troublesome to go to another register.
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What is the problem with him using his black Amex card ?
Does Ralph's not take Amex at all, or where the cashiers just ignorant about black cards ?
     
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to qualify for an invitation, i think you have to charge something around $100k/yr.
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Feb 28, 2006, 09:37 PM
 
Originally Posted by what_the_heck
What is the problem with him using his black Amex card ?
Does Ralph's not take Amex at all, or where the cashiers just ignorant about black cards ?
No, they took his card. He was just too lazy to take out his Ralph's membership card to get discounts on his food items. Mostly wine glasses and wine.
Bush Tax Cuts == Job Killer
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June 2003: 129,839,000 employed
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Originally Posted by what_the_heck
What is the problem with him using his black Amex card ?

The problem is that he's just the sort of guy that has one of those cards. In the table-waiting business, we like to say that a black Amex card will lead to a SOLID 15% tip (which isn't a very gracious tip in my area.) There's a reason these guys are wealthy.. they keep their money in their pocket.

And you can buy much more than a car on one of these cards. Depending on your situation with Amex, you could make very high dollar purchases with a blackie.
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isaacberg  (op)
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So they tip bad?
     
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Originally Posted by macaddict0001
From what I've heard of the black card, its the kind of card you can buy a car on.
Well, if you have this kind of card, buying a car won't even itch your left butt cheek. They also offer pretty exclusive 24 hour-service. You can `order' stuff and they get it for you (like some extravagant trips or so).

<edit>corrected one obvious typo</edit>
( Last edited by OreoCookie; Mar 1, 2006 at 02:36 PM. )
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isaacberg  (op)
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I think you mean car.
     
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Announcer "The American Express Titanium, a whole new kind of cool, a whole new kind of debt."
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isaacberg  (op)
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I dont get it
     
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yeah, they have a BlackCardClub.com site and a bulletin board/forum thats interesting. You have to register now, but its a fun read...whats the most you've ever spent in one transaction polls, that sort of thing. Really the vast majority of these guys are your basic business owner types, people who actually work.

http://blackcardclub.proboards45.com

of course, others are not. It is, generally, a bad idea to leave behind your purse with your license, a tightly rolled $20 and a $1 with a baggie of coke folded up inside. However, its the smiley face sticker that really makes it for me.

     
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Any MacNN members with a "Black Card"?
     
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Originally Posted by Tyler McAdams
Any MacNN members with a "Black Card"?
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Originally Posted by CMYKid
yeah, they have a BlackCardClub.com site and a bulletin board/forum thats interesting. You have to register now, but its a fun read...whats the most you've ever spent in one transaction polls, that sort of thing. Really the vast majority of these guys are your basic business owner types, people who actually work.

http://blackcardclub.proboards45.com

of course, others are not. It is, generally, a bad idea to leave behind your purse with your license, a tightly rolled $20 and a $1 with a baggie of coke folded up inside. However, its the smiley face sticker that really makes it for me.

haa! some waiters are ****ed up!
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I can think of better things to do with $2,000. My current American Express works very well. No annual fee and 2% refund on purchases.

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Originally Posted by wdlove
I can think of better things to do with $2,000. My current American Express works very well. No annual fee and 2% refund on purchases.
Yeah like buy a new computer
     
isaacberg  (op)
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But do you have some one to call 24 hours a day
     
isaacberg  (op)
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Why is their a smily face on that card?
     
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Originally Posted by Scotttheking
*whistles*
You mind if I use it? I've only got, say, a good 40K I'll put on it!
     
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Originally Posted by isaacberg
Why is their a smily face on that card?
'Cuz the designer of that card was on drugs...

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isaacberg  (op)
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Ok then
     
isaacberg  (op)
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But is it not a sticker so it has nothing to do with the designer of the card?
     
turtle777
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Duh. That took you 90 minutes to process ?
Feel the irony tags, dude

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isaacberg  (op)
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So I have more important things to do
     
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Originally Posted by what_the_heck
Duh. That took you 90 minutes to process ?
Feel the irony tags, dude

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isaacberg  (op)
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What is so funny?
     
turtle777
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Originally Posted by isaacberg
What is so funny?


This is getting better by the minute.
And I don't feel bad, after all the spaming he did

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?Whatever
     
 
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