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Open123
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Re: Why is Amex percieved "the best" card to get?


nicholasyud wrote:

Anytime ppl said something about their American Express CC, I was like oh they must have  good credit and rich...welll it's just me.......lol


Have you seen the Amex prepaids lately?  Looks just like the MB card!  LOL

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Re: Why is Amex percieved "the best" card to get?


nicholasyud wrote:

Anytime ppl said something about their American Express CC, I was like oh they must have  good credit and rich...welll it's just me.......lol


or be knowledgeable, which is as respectable as being rich IMO :smileywink:

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Re: Why is Amex percieved "the best"?

They were the first company to issue a plastic charge card. Most large companies have AMEX as the supplier for there company credit/charge cards. Among with all the other benefits you mentioned...

 

 


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Re: Why is Amex percieved "the best" card to get?


Open123 wrote:

nicholasyud wrote:

Anytime ppl said something about their American Express CC, I was like oh they must have  good credit and rich...welll it's just me.......lol


Have you seen the Amex prepaids lately?  Looks just like the MB card!  LOL


we dont talk about that kind of

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Re: Why is Amex percieved "the best"?


enxinas wrote:

When I first moved here in the US about 6 years ago, I always look into Amex as the "best" card to get even though I don't know anything about CCs. Fast forward into today, I know some of the reasons are the 3x CLI, purchase protection, and extended warranty.  But why do regular (peeps who do not know this forum/or credit in general) people percieved Amex as great?



Two words:  History.  Tradition.

 

This is for the VAST majority of folks out there who've never heard of credit card forums/discussion groups/blogs, ad infintum...

 

AMEX is the best...because people BELIEVE they are the best.  Whether that's backed by facts/reality is irrelevant. 

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Re: Why is Amex percieved "the best"?


jamesdwi wrote:

They were the first company to issue a plastic charge card. 

 


Wasn't Diners Club the first? 

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cashnocredit
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Re: Why is Amex percieved "the best"?

Branding. Nobody does it better.

 

Gives them spend centric customers and merchants that like spend centric customers and it just reinfoces the branding.

I have reestablished credit over the last couple years
so my moniker is, well, rather out of date.

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Re: Why is Amex percieved "the best"?


HiLine wrote:

jamesdwi wrote:

They were the first company to issue a plastic charge card. 

 


Wasn't Diners Club the first? 


The original Diners Club and AmEx cards were made of cardboard - AmEx introduced the plastic version in 1959.

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Re: Why is Amex percieved "the best"?

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NonSufficientFunds wrote:

HiLine wrote:

jamesdwi wrote:

They were the first company to issue a plastic charge card. 

 


Wasn't Diners Club the first? 


The original Diners Club and AmEx cards were made of cardboard - AmEx introduced the plastic version in 1959.


Ah I see. Imagine instead of calling credit card and charge cards "the plastic", we'd be referring to them as "the cardboard" lol 

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Re: Why is Amex percieved "the best"?

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HiLine wrote:

NonSufficientFunds wrote:

HiLine wrote:

jamesdwi wrote:

They were the first company to issue a plastic charge card. 

 


Wasn't Diners Club the first? 


The original Diners Club and AmEx cards were made of cardboard - AmEx introduced the plastic version in 1959.


Ah I see. Imagine instead of calling credit card and charge cards "the plastic", we'd be referring to them as "the cardboard" lol 


And now we are coming full circle: The very first charge plates were made of METAL - wanna guess what's all the rage these days?? :smileylol:


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