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Re: Pulled the trigger, I am now a proud Centurion :)

OP congrats on your Centurion. The Ultimate card to have but i would put it in the same category as the Palladium and AMEX Plat.

 

 




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Re: Pulled the trigger, I am now a proud Centurion :)

Well this is the strangest story I have heard. Basically violates everything Amex has said recently and people have guessed about the rules for centurion invite. Additionally, doesn't even meet the old requirements which have been for sure raised. Trying to make sense of it as opposed to just poking holes at original poster. The only three scenarios I can think of. One, accountant has connections in Amex to get one of the few marketing, high visibility cards offered, but there have been no confirmed reports of anyone receiving personal centurion invite outside of those. Two, this is a business cent. Invite which have been going out. Amex cares less about cent business invite as they typically don't get the targeted offers like gift cards, free nights at hotels, etc. third, this is a international dollar Amex cent issued out of Amex uk which with the right phone call from a banker you can get. Assuming the facts are correct, I would guess one or three but three more likely. I haven't heard of any bus cent invite waiving initiation fee.
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Re: Pulled the trigger, I am now a proud Centurion :)

It seems as of late everyone that gets a centurion is blamed for fabricating the truth. No I don't have one, I have a plat but I do work in the entertainment business and I KNOW FOR A FACT, people who are wealthy have gotten Centurion invites on their assets alone, some are in their 20s with horrible credit.

 

A few years ago in NYC there was a AMEX Cent party, if you got into the party with a Cent holder they asked then non holder if you wanted to apply, yes APPLY.

 

The OP didn't disclose any of his assets so what if he came into a large sum on $ recently and his IA put the money in the right fund ? I know every time I make some major investment change I start getting CC offers. 

 

We all know AMEX is a different animal, hey I had them IIB before now I have 3 personal and 2 business cards. 

 

If the OP or anyone has the disposable cash to get noticed by AMEX I'm sure a cent is not that difficult.

 

Just my 2 cents... I hope the OP can post pics tomorrow !!



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Re: Pulled the trigger, I am now a proud Centurion :)

If the Black AMEX had a reasonable AF, it would make sense but the benefits are not that greater than the Platinum.

 

I mean for that AF and fees, I should have a dedicated phone number for them Smiley Happy




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Re: Pulled the trigger, I am now a proud Centurion :)


Ironhide1189 wrote:

MustangSaluki wrote:

Congratulations !

 

Sounds like you took a giant leap compared to your other cards Smiley Happy Did you receive an invite for the personal centurion? Is your AF waived?


Thank You! My IA (Investment accountant) recieved an invite for myself and then called me to ask me if i was interested... Thats when we started discussing it over and seeing if it was worth it... In the end it was for me.. I DO have to pay the annual fee however my IA said i don't have an initiation fee because that was one of my BIG things.. I was going to go through with it if i had an "initiation" fee like i was paying closing costs on a mortgage!.. I dont know if this is because they no longer do that or if they just didnt choose to charge me.,.


Do you mean FA (Financial Advisor) or TA (Tax accountant)?  Or maybe you mean IB (investment banker) but usually that term only applies to B2B, M&A kinda stuff.

 

Oh, and congrats. Your IA (whatever the actual title) must be well known to have high end clientelle for AMEX to route apps through them. For instance, I would expect most entertainment and sports folks are not approached directly by AMEX but through their agents and business managers.


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Re: Pulled the trigger, I am now a proud Centurion :)

I'm a bit skeptical myself but you know what they say... "It didn't happen without pics!"

 

I figure if you wanted, you can grab the small package the card comes in, write your handle on a note card and post it online.

No card numbers are shown, your story will have more credibility (honestly the waiving of the fee gets me considering thats what pays for a lot of the perks), and everyone gets to see the awesome packaging the card originally comes in. Smiley Happy WIN WIN

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Re: Pulled the trigger, I am now a proud Centurion :)

OP said they will post the pics tomorrow...so just wait.  Maybe the annual fee somehow is justified (no clue what all perks it comes with).  I won't even look at trying to get a card like this unless I am at least 250k+ job  (Lottery doesn't count!).

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Re: Pulled the trigger, I am now a proud Centurion :)

If you typed it, that you got it, that's good enough for me.

 

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Re: Pulled the trigger, I am now a proud Centurion :)

CONGRATULATIONS!



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Re: Pulled the trigger, I am now a proud Centurion :)

Congratulations!  That's one heck of an AF.  You'll really have to use that puppy to make up for that kind of a fee I would think. Smiley Very Happy


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