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Amex Gold, really poor construction

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Amex Gold, really poor construction

This is my second card where two layers seperated after just few months of use. There has to be a design flaw.

 

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Re: Amex Gold, really poor construction

Dang that really is coming apart. I guess you can just get a replacement?

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Re: Amex Gold, really poor construction

They weren't as purty in the 90's, but they lasted. For that AF, that's embarrassing for Amex.

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Re: Amex Gold, really poor construction


@pinkandgrey wrote:

Dang that really is coming apart. I guess you can just get a replacement?


I did, I just hate to keep asking them for new cards because of this. smh

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Valued Contributor

Re: Amex Gold, really poor construction

My CSR split like that after a year or so. It hasn't completely come apart so I just keep on using it as it seems wasteful to toss a card that's still functional. Environment and all that.

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Re: Amex Gold, really poor construction

Not really sure this is something that can even be fixed. Metal and adhesives don't really go together. Ones that stick well long term may well eat the plastic backing. 

I think lenders should offer plastic cards to those who don't go for flex value. The novelty of a metal card wears off when it falls apart. 



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Re: Amex Gold, really poor construction


@Saeren wrote:

Not really sure this is something that can even be fixed. Metal and adhesives don't really go together. Ones that stick well long term may well eat the plastic backing. 

I think lenders should offer plastic cards to those who don't go for flex value. The novelty of a metal card wears off when it falls apart. 


While I couldn't care less about the look/"status" of metal cards, I did find all my plastic cards would last about a year before the top third-inch or so would crack and break off in my wallet from the pressure applied in my wallet while seated (the way cards would be stacked in the wallet would case it, I believe). The workaround was to stop putting my wallet in my back pocket, but FWIW the metal-reinforced cards did not break like that and were much welcomed for their durability in that regard.

 

Turns out, they just break in different ways instead.

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Re: Amex Gold, really poor construction


@iced wrote:

@Saeren wrote:

Not really sure this is something that can even be fixed. Metal and adhesives don't really go together. Ones that stick well long term may well eat the plastic backing. 

I think lenders should offer plastic cards to those who don't go for flex value. The novelty of a metal card wears off when it falls apart. 


While I couldn't care less about the look/"status" of metal cards, I did find all my plastic cards would last about a year before the top third-inch or so would crack and break off in my wallet from the pressure applied in my wallet while seated (the way cards would be stacked in the wallet would case it, I believe). The workaround was to stop putting my wallet in my back pocket, but FWIW the metal-reinforced cards did not break like that and were much welcomed for their durability in that regard.

 

Turns out, they just break in different ways instead.


And then there's me who has never cracked a plastic card despite packing 25 of them in a wallet with 5 slots. 



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Re: Amex Gold, really poor construction


@Saeren wrote:

@iced wrote:

@Saeren wrote:

Not really sure this is something that can even be fixed. Metal and adhesives don't really go together. Ones that stick well long term may well eat the plastic backing. 

I think lenders should offer plastic cards to those who don't go for flex value. The novelty of a metal card wears off when it falls apart. 


While I couldn't care less about the look/"status" of metal cards, I did find all my plastic cards would last about a year before the top third-inch or so would crack and break off in my wallet from the pressure applied in my wallet while seated (the way cards would be stacked in the wallet would case it, I believe). The workaround was to stop putting my wallet in my back pocket, but FWIW the metal-reinforced cards did not break like that and were much welcomed for their durability in that regard.

 

Turns out, they just break in different ways instead.


And then there's me who has never cracked a plastic card despite packing 25 of them in a wallet with 5 slots. 


Well, they can't crack if they can't bend, now can they







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