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Barclays Credit Card in a Pine Wood Casket

mark3038
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Barclays Credit Card in a Pine Wood Casket

I just recevied this by FedEx. It was heavy for a box of its size. Upon opening it I found a wood pine box like you would get back with cremated human remains. I thought maybe it was a gag gift. So I opened further and it was from Barclays Bank. My new Luxury Card which is replacing my one to expire next month.

 

What on earth are they thinking to send a card in this burial box? The last time about 4 years ago they sent it in a fancy box that looked like a Rolex Box. Now this? I am sure I am not the only one who was horrified opening it. Did any one else ever see such a thing? This really did upset me and for no reason. If not for the fact it has a ginormous CL I would have closed it. And for this I am paying such a high AF?

 

Thoughts?

Thanks

Mark

 

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Please note; My postings are my opinion only. You can accept them or reject them. Thanks, Mark
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SUPERSQUID
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Re: Barclays Credit Card in a Pine Wood Casket

CONGRATS ON THE CARD !!!!!

What will they think of next?

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wasCB14
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Re: Barclays Credit Card in a Pine Wood Casket


@SUPERSQUID wrote:

CONGRATS ON THE CARD !!!!!

What will they think of next?

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If Pinewood Derby and Soap Box Derby merged, would there be a Pine Box Derby?

 

Keep in mind these are the same clowns that came out with:

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SUPERSQUID
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Re: Barclays Credit Card in a Pine Wood Casket


@wasCB14 wrote:

@SUPERSQUID wrote:

CONGRATS ON THE CARD !!!!!

What will they think of next?

01ce151667e3bb325e04145526b0c6ee.jpg


If Pinewood Derby and Soap Box Derby merged, would there be a Pine Box Derby?

 

Keep in mind these are the same clowns that came out with:

Black weight c.jpg


NICE CARD !!!!!

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iced
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Re: Barclays Credit Card in a Pine Wood Casket

I still don't get what's wrong with a simple paper envelope. Why waste wood on something like this at all?

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wasCB14
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Re: Barclays Credit Card in a Pine Wood Casket


@iced wrote:

I still don't get what's wrong with a simple paper envelope. Why waste wood on something like this at all?


The card has generally gone for image over substance. It's not a crazy business model.

 

Mass-mail "Black Card" invitations but make it sound exclusive, limit the actual perks/credits, collect AFs, and enjoy nice big margins on a smaller customer base...while Amex Platinum gives out $1,000+ SUBs like candy in its battle with CSR.

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Closing soon: Discover

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