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Does the American Express Black card exist?

Or is this some urban myth?

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Re: Does the American Express Black card exist?

Yes, the American Express Centurion (Black) card still exists. New card approvals have been severely restricted though.

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Re: Does the American Express Black card exist?

Supposedly it was an urban legend many years back about its existence. The idea of the card was supposedly created around the urban legend (unless that is another urban legend :smileyhappy: )

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Re: Does the American Express Black card exist?

It exists. My parents had one and I have seen and used several in business travel.

 

The annual fee used to be $2500.

 

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Re: Does the American Express Black card exist?

Yes!

 

Supposedly one of the forum members had one, however this was not confirmed and he left the forum after many member got suspicious.

 

the technical name for this card is Centurion


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Re: Does the American Express Black card exist?

It does exist. Around 6 years ago I used to work in an upscale restaurant in Miami and we received many of those cards.

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Re: Does the American Express Black card exist?

It definitely does exist. I swiped one at my place of work not too long ago. 

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Re: Does the American Express Black card exist?

http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevenbertoni/2011/01/25/amex-reveals-details-about-its-secretive-centur...

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Re: Does the American Express Black card exist?

Yep, my boss has one! He says he pays $2,500 in AF and, according to him, you need to have a financial portfolio of at least 1 million dollars in order to "qualify".


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Re: Does the American Express Black card exist?

If you get an AMEX through USAA the card is black.  I've had a couple of people look a little closer at it, and I have done nothing to discourage the assumption that I am a "Black" card holder  :-P

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