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Metal cards won't be a status symbol much longer.

Enjoy your Sapphire Pref & Palladium while you can.

Pretty soon there will be secured credit cards made of metal.

 

There are people who are essentially working poor that manage to carry the latest iPhone. I think if their bank offered them a debit card made of metal for $50, they would say "yes".

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Have never quite understood the allure of how a card looks or what it's made of. Or paying exorbitant fees for benefits you rarely or never use--or would cost less a la carte--just so you can brag that you have a certain card. I couldn't imagine getting a card simply because it was made of metal. I guess I just don't need that much attention. dntknw.gif

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Have never quite understood the allure of how a card looks or what it's made of. Or paying exorbitant fees for benefits you rarely or never use--or would cost less a la carte--just so you can brag that you have a certain card. I couldn't imagine getting a card simply because it was made of metal. I guess I just don't need that much attention. dntknw.gif

for the two "metal" cards I have (Pd and CSP) offer perks and rewards I greatly benefit from. I would find the cards useful regardless of the material. In fact, I have not used my "metal" Pd card more than once or twice in 2012. I use the plastic version. The Pd benefits I've gotten this year would have cost >$1,000 a la carte. there may be a time in my life when I no longer want/need/can benefit from these things. at that time I doubt I would keep the card.

 

so please don't assume it is about attention.

 

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hegemony

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Have never quite understood the allure of how a card looks or what it's made of. Or paying exorbitant fees for benefits you rarely or never use--or would cost less a la carte--just so you can brag that you have a certain card. I couldn't imagine getting a card simply because it was made of metal. I guess I just don't need that much attention. dntknw.gif

for the two "metal" cards I have (Pd and CSP) offer perks and rewards I greatly benefit from. I would find the cards useful regardless of the material. In fact, I have not used my "metal" Pd card more than once or twice in 2012. I use the plastic version. The Pd benefits I've gotten this year would have cost >$1,000 a la carte. there may be a time in my life when I no longer want/need/can benefit from these things. at that time I doubt I would keep the card.

 

so please don't assume it is about attention.

 

love,

 

hegemony

 

But often it is. You can't deny that. More than the benefits, I see "I'm going to apply for this card because it looks so cool and I can't wait to see the reaction I get when I use it." I see some people saying they're not interested in a card if it's plastic and not metal. I see people paying $450 a year for an AmEx Platinum solely because they're flattered by the fact that AmEx will give them one. That is something I do not understand at all. It's like there's an underlying feeling of insecurity manifesting itself in the desire to call attention to their cards to prove they're somebody.

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Well...I have to admit...I bought one of these cards. Just couldnt resist. As I noted in another thread I burn more than $50/week at Starbucks so the $400 + $50 wasnt really a concern. Hoping that there will be some targeted offers/additional discounts for cardholders but nothing is guaranteed. I equate it to driving a nice car or buying a nice suit... I drive a nice car and pay extra for that...I could choose to drive a sh!tty camy or accord that gets better mileage is as safe and is much cheaper but I like what I like. The same people who are critical of others on threads like this are probably carrying around a tumi wallet or wearing a hermes tie when they could do without those things....beauty is in the eye of the beholder! :rolleyes:

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Well...I have to admit...I bought one of these cards. Just couldnt resist. As I noted in another thread I burn more than $50/week at Starbucks so the $400 + $50 wasnt really a concern. Hoping that there will be some targeted offers/additional discounts for cardholders but nothing is guaranteed. I equate it to driving a nice car or buying a nice suit... I drive a nice car and pay extra for that...I could choose to drive a sh!tty camy or accord that gets better mileage is as safe and is much cheaper but I like what I like. The same people who are critical of others on threads like this are probably carrying around a tumi wallet or wearing a hermes tie when they could do without those things....beauty is in the eye of the beholder! :rolleyes:

 

I don't blame you for giving in. :)

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Well...I have to admit...I bought one of these cards. Just couldnt resist. As I noted in another thread I burn more than $50/week at Starbucks so the $400 + $50 wasnt really a concern. Hoping that there will be some targeted offers/additional discounts for cardholders but nothing is guaranteed. I equate it to driving a nice car or buying a nice suit... I drive a nice car and pay extra for that...I could choose to drive a sh!tty camy or accord that gets better mileage is as safe and is much cheaper but I like what I like. The same people who are critical of others on threads like this are probably carrying around a tumi wallet or wearing a hermes tie when they could do without those things....beauty is in the eye of the beholder! :rolleyes:

 

I don't see a problem with the card at all other than the hassle of carrying it when a smart phone or credit card would work. If it was made of something other than steel, perhaps .999 silver, I probably would have bought one as a collectors item. Even the steel card could become valuable to collectors so a $50 investment could pay off.

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Well...I have to admit...I bought one of these cards. Just couldnt resist. As I noted in another thread I burn more than $50/week at Starbucks so the $400 + $50 wasnt really a concern. Hoping that there will be some targeted offers/additional discounts for cardholders but nothing is guaranteed. I equate it to driving a nice car or buying a nice suit... I drive a nice car and pay extra for that...I could choose to drive a sh!tty camy or accord that gets better mileage is as safe and is much cheaper but I like what I like. The same people who are critical of others on threads like this are probably carrying around a tumi wallet or wearing a hermes tie when they could do without those things....beauty is in the eye of the beholder! :rolleyes:

 

I don't see a problem with the card at all other than the hassle of carrying it when a smart phone or credit card would work. If it was made of something other than steel, perhaps .999 silver, I probably would have bought one as a collectors item. Even the steel card could become valuable to collectors so a $50 investment could pay off.

 

I agree. Especially with free starbucks gift cards from just a few years back fetching a pretty penny on the second hand market depending on rarity.

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Well...I have to admit...I bought one of these cards. Just couldnt resist. As I noted in another thread I burn more than $50/week at Starbucks so the $400 + $50 wasnt really a concern. Hoping that there will be some targeted offers/additional discounts for cardholders but nothing is guaranteed. I equate it to driving a nice car or buying a nice suit... I drive a nice car and pay extra for that...I could choose to drive a sh!tty camy or accord that gets better mileage is as safe and is much cheaper but I like what I like. The same people who are critical of others on threads like this are probably carrying around a tumi wallet or wearing a hermes tie when they could do without those things....beauty is in the eye of the beholder! :rolleyes:

 

I don't see a problem with the card at all other than the hassle of carrying it when a smart phone or credit card would work. If it was made of something other than steel, perhaps .999 silver, I probably would have bought one as a collectors item. Even the steel card could become valuable to collectors so a $50 investment could pay off.

 

I agree. Especially with free starbucks gift cards from just a few years back fetching a pretty penny on the second hand market depending on rarity.

 

OMFG, the future is now

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-Limited-Starbucks-Metal-Steel-Card-Incl-Gold-Membership-Free-Shipping-/200861391686

 

Coder you should have bought 100 of them...

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