|by Mr Credit Card|
One of the blogs I read everyday is John Chow’s blog. He is also the owner of The Tech Zone, one of the most read technology review sites. One of the reasons why I like reading his blog everyday is that he talks about his online experience (which I like reading about) but also shares his personal story in often humorous ways. There is always a hint of darkness in his humor which I find enjoyable to read. He also loads his blog with lots of pictures.
Today, I noticed that John posted an article titled The Ultimate Bling – The Amex Black Centurion. John gives a brief description of the card. He mentions the annual fee of $2,500 and that you need $250,000 in annual spending to be even considered for the card. The card is also made of titanium. The card is by special invitation only and you need to have preferably an Amex Gold Card or Platinum Card first.
What was more interesting was John mentioning the fact that the titatium card sets of the airport security machines! I found this really amusing.
John posted a picture of an actual American Express Centurion Black card on this post. It was not his card (he does not have one), but instead it belonged to his friend Tyler Dikman. He was smart enough to erase the card number and the 1800 personal concierge number.
If you read the comments posted on his blog, you will find the typical opposite polar views on the Amex Black Card. For some, it is an utter waste of money. For others, it is an aspiration to get the card. I have recently been bombarded by Amex to get a Platinum Card (and I’m so tempted after reading this post!).
I have been wanting to do a review of this card for a while. But since I do not have one, I have held it off for some time. But after John’s post, I think I will be sending him an email and asking him to introduce me to his friend. I think an interview for this blog (and site) from someone who actually owns a black card is due (how can I call myself Mr Credit Card if I do not write about the Centurion Card?).
Check out this post and John’s site as well. You will find many funny articles. He has some very interesting credit card articles! Below are a few examples of his cc post.
Also check out this post The World’s Most High Tech Urinal for a good laugh.