I’ve mentioned before that I get my fair share of credit cards offers on a almost daily basis. But the all exclusive one that I really want may never come. It’s the American Express Centurion Card. Granted I don’t use credit cards often, but having one without any kind of limit would be quite comforting and a great boost to the ego. Oh well! I don’t really need a card with a $2500 annual membership fee. Granted it comes with a lot of perks, but it probably would be more trouble than its worth.
May 13, 2004 at 8:12 pm
I have the black card from Amex and must say that all the hoopla surrounding it is quite funny. I was a Platinum card holder and heard that the annual spending minimum was $150k/yr and called AMEX in late 2000 to get one. So, the notion that you have to be “invited” in nonsense. They reviewed my spending with me on the phone (the cumlative spending on ALL my Amex cards) and approved me immediately. I had my new shiny black card three days later. The perks are indeed great and it does get lots of questions from folks. I am grandfathered into the $1,000 per year fee, but may give the card up if they ask me to pay the new $2,500 per year charge they are putting to new black card holders…this is a bit steep in my opinion.
April 27, 2004 at 6:42 pm
I think you have to spend around $200,000/yr on your Gold AmEx to get the invite.