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birjest
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AMEX Fees...

Ok, allow me to digress:smileyindifferent:  I had the Zync card and had just upgraded to the PRG.  Now, I do realize that it comes with good rewards, and yes I have to pay $175 a year.  What I do not understand is that people complain about these  fees.  I have read so many post that, "when the AF comes up, I am going to cancel".  I wonder, why even bother apply for these cards?  Ohhh, I got it, for the initial reward points.  If one push 20 to 50K a year on these cards, what the big deal?  I can truly understand the fees for Platinum or JP Morgan has to be justify, but if your salary is 6 figures, then why complain?  Some of my single purchases are well over my PRG fees, so I ask again, why app for these cards or complain about the fees?

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DeadSpider
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Re: AMEX Fees...

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To get sign up $$ and show off i guess !!!

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youngandcreditwrthy
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Re: AMEX Fees...

Eh,
The only Amex charge Id consider even paying an AF for is the Platinum. My income isn't high enough for that yet heh
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LS2982
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Re: AMEX Fees...

Its that prestige for me. Having an AMEX gold means you have good credit and not to mention that card is BALLIN'!!!!

So the AF isnt a biggie to me.



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Themanwhocan
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Re: AMEX Fees...

Having an American Express Gold card just means you're willing to pay an outrageous AF for a glorified debit card.

 

I see no advantage to having one. NONE.


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LS2982
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Re: AMEX Fees...

To each is own my friend. I happen to luv my AMEX relationship and their products!



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DeadSpider
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Re: AMEX Fees...

As long as your getting something out of AF pay it. My DW has BCP which is $75 a year but we get that back almost right away.

I don't see myself paying $100+ per year or even having multiple AF like some do just to have the cards...

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birjest
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Re: AMEX Fees...

I agree, to each their own...I am now off my soap box..;-)

 

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Open123
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birjest wrote:

I agree, to each their own...I am now off my soap box..;-)

 


The only thing I don't understand is a card with 0 rewards and no benefits, unless one really needed to hold a balance for the long haul.  0% promo sign-up bonus rewards cards (Freedom & Citi TY Preferred) all seem infinitely superior to me.

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DeadSpider wrote:

As long as your getting something out of AF pay it. My DW has BCP which is $75 a year but we get that back almost right away.

I don't see myself paying $100+ per year or even having multiple AF like some do just to have the cards...


Exactly right. I plan to get a BCE since I'm single and wouldn't spend enough to justify a BCP. 

 

But I don't understand paying the large AF on the Gold Charge card, when the benefits just aren't there.



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