08-19-2013 12:06 AM
Amex BCE is a pretty card, but it feels very flimsy/cheaply made. Is the Cap1 Quicksilver 1.5% cash back card just as bad?
I have BCP and saw Quicksilver in person recently. I think BCP looks a bit cheesy but there is no comparison with Quicksilver. It feels ridiculously cheap and not even real. Think of some cheap high school id or so something like that. Quicksilver looks decent in pictures, but that is just false advertising as far as I am concerned.
08-19-2013 12:12 AM
08-19-2013 12:29 AM
I find the JCB Marauki card to be in this category. The hassle of application process (ie my laziness) and the sheer ugliness (imo) of the card has made me resist the 3% cash back on the card. SO FAR..
08-19-2013 06:29 AM
I guess I have to put this down as "things I can't relate to"! I can rationalize in various cases, e.g. Crashem can get any card, so using anything as a filter, including appearance, makes sense, but this obviously applies to all sorts of people not in that position.
I can understand wanting your house to look nice (as you spend a lot of time there), and your workplace (but great salary/benefits/enjoyable work would be much more important), but not a credit card which to me is a tool used for a few seconds at a time.
To explain my lack of understanding, the comments about appearance are, to me, similar to "I would only get a credit card from a bank with an odd number of vowels in its name". Of course, now there will be posts saying no, it needs to be an even number of vowels. And no V.
08-19-2013 07:06 AM
^ Only if it comes with a nice sign up bonus and some sort of cash back/rewards program (get $100 back for every $100 spent?).
08-19-2013 07:47 AM
IMO, the card design matters to some degree. For example, would an average guy want a Hello Kitty design?
Yea...I think I would have to pass on that one.....
08-19-2013 07:49 AM
OMG! That Hello Kitty card is hilarious! I would proudly carry that just for the fun of it. And yes, I'm a guy!
08-19-2013 06:40 PM