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How to Get the Amex Black Card

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posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 04:50 PM
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How to Get the Amex Black Card


finance.yahoo.com

The American Express Centurion Card, more commonly known as the "Black Card," has become the status symbol du jour for high-end cardholders. But how do you get your mitts on one? Here's a roadmap.

The high-end credit card has actually been around for about a decade, and shares more myths and legends than the entire story arch of The X-Files.
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posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 04:50 PM
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Very interesting news item.

In these times it is nice to see how the other, other half live.

To have one of these cards you only need perfect credit, and to spend more than $21,000 per month on an existing card.

I can't help but wonder if some day only the elite will have these and the rest of us will have some kind of government issued card.

From the news item...


According to AdSavvy.org, the Black Card is made of anodized titanium, a heavier substance that gives the card more heft, literally and figuratively. Benefits include automatic first-class upgrades on all airline flights; a personal shopper in major cities worldwide, top-of-the-line concierge and travel agent service, the first crack at elite shows and sporting events, and after-hours privileges at elite stores and boutiques worldwide.


I'd love to see a list of those who have these, especially those in Government.



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(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 6-6-2010 by Fractured.Facade]



posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 04:52 PM
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When I lived in Las Vegas, black cards were pretty common. The funny part is that because they are made of titanium, they are thicker than your average card, and therefore wont work at gas pumps. So now the rich folks have to actually go in the store and deal with a commoner instead of paying directly at the pump.



posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 04:58 PM
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the elites have drivers.. no need to interact with the common scum..
and it makes me sick that thier are people out there who live with such excess, i mean yes they earned it and can spend it how they want i shouldnt judge, but i cant help but think of all the good that could be done with money and how shallow the people are who need to fill thier lives with such extravagencies(sp) in order to feel complete ..id be happy with a small plot of land some animals a garden and cabin, but to each his own.

~Meathead



posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 05:11 PM
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Or you can just be a customer of one the banks who offers a traditional American Express card which is black in color, vs. the actual "black card" and impress your girlfriend, friends, etc. if that kind of thing is important to you.


www.cardratings.com...



[edit on 6-6-2010 by manta78]



posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 05:12 PM
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I don't think the holders of these black cards ever have to buy gas themselves, heck did you see the "benefits" that come with this card?

Your own personal professional shopper!

Automatic first choice of tickets for major events... etc.

Again, to even get this card you have to have a perfect credit history and spend at least $250,000 annually on a current Amex Platinum or Gold card.

I'm sure if you are an executive of a major corporation recently bailed out by the federal government you can get one no questions asked.




posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 05:17 PM
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I have a friend who had one, I never really knew how rich he was until he showed me.

We were on holiday in Estonia, we wanted something to do, so he rang this number, then hey presto, we had tickets to the hottest show in town, a booking at the best restaurant in Tallinn, it was pretty impressive!!

Lucky bugger!



posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 05:23 PM
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I worked for someone who had one of these. He didn't live in excess at all but I am sure he made quite a bit of money. He ran a business that kept many people employed and purchased all of his inventory with this card.

Sometimes a personal shopper is needed when you're working round the clock to keep a business strong.

I hope I'm making that kind of money at some point so I can take care of my family and their descendants.



posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 05:30 PM
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AMEX? Do stores take that card?
The store I work at doesn't take any kind of American Express card.
Just wondering, that's all!



posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 05:33 PM
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Jesus..

More information on how to be slave..?



posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 05:40 PM
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Originally posted by Mike Stivic
... i shouldnt judge, but i cant help but think of all the good that could be done with money and how shallow the people are who need to fill thier lives with such extravagencies(sp) in order to feel complete ..id be happy with a small plot of land some animals a garden and cabin, but to each his own.

~Meathead


Pitiful!


Who should give you their money? Paul Mccartney perhaps? How about Gates? Is a small plot of land some animals a garden and cabin enough?
They're rich, demand more! If they don't give it to you, perhaps a word with 'The One' will get you more.

Get a job and buy your own small plot of land some animals a garden and cabin, instead of lusting after someone else's riches.



posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 06:04 PM
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Relax, the ultra-rich will get richer and the poor poorer.

The government will build a socialist utopia for all of us poor working class Americans, the elite will be able to keep their black cards, lawyers and politicians (one and the same) will leave plenty of tax loopholes to protect the elite and their wealth.

It's all good!



posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 06:05 PM
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As a teen I worked at the Microsoft Company Store selling software at massive discounts to Microsoft employees that didn't need discounts.

Office Pro was 500 bucks retail and in the store it was $35.

Windows XP Pro, as that's what was out at the time, was $15!

I saw probably 20-50 black cards working there for about a year!

They are heavy as hell and made out of metal, when someone hands you one, you can't help but do a double take at it, then look at them, who's smiling and expecting you to act this way.



posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 06:16 PM
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I wonder if they earned their black card by selling the $15 copies of $500 software for immense profits on ebay.



posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 06:20 PM
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No thanks.. I owe nobody and will stick with good old-fashioned cash. my needs are simple not impressed by wealth, materialism and all the idiocy that goes with it..



posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 06:53 PM
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Originally posted by Expat888
No thanks.. I owe nobody and will stick with good old-fashioned cash. my needs are simple not impressed by wealth, materialism and all the idiocy that goes with it..


Exactly, but if the economy collapses completely and cash is devalued what do you have then?

Personally, I cut up my credit cards long ago, I keep a good balance in my checking account, a few thousand in savings. But I have a really nice stash of gold now, and no one can touch that. I earned it tax free, so no traces... Audit me, I'm ready!

Everything I have is paid for, I have NO credit, I owe no debt, except my monthly bills and expenses which my legitimate regular pay covers.

I figure no matter how bad it gets, gold will always be worth something to someone.

I am not rich, nor stupid. I will survive. Credit is what is wrong with this country and economy now.

Finding a way to get paid in gold is a bit tricky, but it can be done.


As a living decoy, I can at times demand untraceable pay. Problem is, if you start spending it, the feds will catch on. So, I live on a strict budget and keep my day job.

I bet it is tough to cut up a titanium black card eh?



posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 07:44 PM
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Originally posted by Fractured.Facade

Originally posted by Expat888
No thanks.. I owe nobody and will stick with good old-fashioned cash. my needs are simple not impressed by wealth, materialism and all the idiocy that goes with it..


Exactly, but if the economy collapses completely and cash is devalued what do you have then?

Personally, I cut up my credit cards long ago, I keep a good balance in my checking account, a few thousand in savings. But I have a really nice stash of gold now, and no one can touch that. I earned it tax free, so no traces... Audit me, I'm ready!

Everything I have is paid for, I have NO credit, I owe no debt, except my monthly bills and expenses which my legitimate regular pay covers.

I figure no matter how bad it gets, gold will always be worth something to someone.

I am not rich, nor stupid. I will survive. Credit is what is wrong with this country and economy now.

Finding a way to get paid in gold is a bit tricky, but it can be done.


As a living decoy, I can at times demand untraceable pay. Problem is, if you start spending it, the feds will catch on. So, I live on a strict budget and keep my day job.

I bet it is tough to cut up a titanium black card eh?


Ive got mango trees, cocoanut treas, banana trees, dragonfruit trees, herb garden - both medicianal and cooking, vegetable garden along with a great little fishing spot.. Only drawback have to watchout for the tigers, venomous snakes and pesky monkeys.. As to my work I practice acupunture and tcm (traditional chinese medicine) I dont set rates when treat people instead let them pay what they want or take items they offer in trade. Wouldnt bother me a bit when the economy tanks as I left stateside years ago.. Granted we will probably get fallout from the mess here in asia but life will go on..



posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 07:50 PM
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You are wealthy in ways far beyond any monetary system.

Good for you.


If it gets really bad, these people with all of the money will find themselves very envious of people just like you.



posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 08:11 PM
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Thanks.. and hope that things there dont get too bad.. Rains hitting here signal getting bad on my mobile so may just go get a cuppa tea and watch the rainfall awhile..



posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 09:03 PM
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Article didn't mention that aside from having to spend a lot of money, it also cost $5,000 to sign up and a yearly fee of $2,500 for the services. Couldn't find anything on the interest rates.

I remember watching a special about super rich items, like real watches that call helicopters to anywhere in the world, crazy stuff like that, and the black card was mentioned that they were going to stop issuing it, looks like they never did.




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