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#331 Peter Creasey

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 01:11 PM

Paul,  I have gradually undone all of my Amex automatic charges and plan to cancel it before my next renewal.

 

I've always received good service; however, the value these days doesn't seem to merit the annual charge versus the benefits with other cards.


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#332 Rail Paul

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 01:41 PM

Thanks, Peter.

 

My problem was that I had already undone my relationship with Kaspersky firewall, etc. And replaced it with McAfee.

 

Kaspersky, Norton, McAfee, etc make it extremely difficult to opt out / discontinue renewal, etc.  So, I called AmEx in advance to tell them not to accept the charge, etc. Which they said they couldn't do.

 

What I may decide to do is get a card specifically as a one year card, place these annual, but recurring charges on it, and discontinue the card after six months. That way the company has to contact me to get renewal info and consent.


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#333 Peter Creasey

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 02:41 PM

Paul, sounds like I'm lucky I use the free varieties of security protection.

 

So far, I believe I've canceled everything with minimal hassle.


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#334 Abbylovi

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 01:31 PM

Another CSR win: I recently had a flat tire on a rental car. If the rental agency had been organized and charged me the $80 road side assist, CSR would have reimbursed me for $50 of it. Was charged $49 for the cost of the tire and with a little bit of paperwork, was fully reimbursed by CSR.


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#335 Rail Paul

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 03:07 PM

That's a very good deal.  Do they also give you primary insurance coverage on the rented vehicle?  


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Posted 09 October 2017 - 04:31 PM

The CSR car rental insurance is primary coverage, yeah. It's much better than the corresponding AmEx benefit.
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#337 Rail Paul

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 11:32 PM

Master Card has introduced something called Master Card Luxury Card.

 

$995 annual fee for their gold card, $495 for black

$200 travel credit

Gold member card (actual gold, they say)  Also Titanium, and Black card. Titanium looks like the low end version at $195

Cash back of 2%, 1.5%, and 1%

Priority pass to clubs for the two upper tiers

 

Doesn't look like a compelling deal

 

http://www.luxurycard.com/comparecards


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Posted Yesterday, 02:49 AM

It's gold plated so it must be good. 


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Posted Yesterday, 04:19 AM

I gave a bartender a Green Card yesterday, and she didn't even know what it was.


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