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New use for Titanium(15 posts)

New use for Titaniumgmc
Nov 14, 2001 8:56 AM
Just got a phone call from someone offering me the XYZ bank's "New TITANIUM Credit Card".

While I did ask her why titianium would be better than gold or platinum, I couldn't help but wonder, after I hung up, why it would be better than Al, carbon, or good ol' steel.
Could be some kinda Scamdium. (Sorry) nm.muncher
Nov 14, 2001 9:05 AM
good one...Dog
Nov 14, 2001 9:26 AM
"Announcing the new Titanium Visa. More flexible than your old card. Resists the corrosion of your finances. Dampens sticker shock. Available in dull gray only."
New Carbon Card - your flexible friend..muncher
Nov 14, 2001 9:42 AM
There when you have to fork out, and not all it's cracked up to be, especially for those in the earnings bottom bracket...
re: Weighs less in the saddle bag. nmdzrider
Nov 14, 2001 10:07 AM
re: Weighs less in the saddle bag. nmfirstrax
Nov 14, 2001 11:27 AM
Put this guy to work in marketing
But don't most of the pros use aluminum?tarwheel
Nov 14, 2001 11:49 AM
Personally I prefer the steel card, but it is a somewhat heavier and prone to rust.
pros use what their sponsors provide!dzrider
Nov 14, 2001 12:04 PM
Everbody knows that titanium cards are thinner, lighter, and don't need to be oversized to be adequately stiff for high speed spending. That being said, there's nothing quite like the solid, luxurious feel of steel in your wallet.
and, in the same vein:Rusty McNasty
Nov 14, 2001 12:26 PM
Do they offer a BUTTED titanium card? I'd think that you would want one to be swaged at the ends, so that it would fit more easily into ATMs and gas pumps.
But with my plastic....Chen2
Nov 14, 2001 1:31 PM
I get a frequent flyer mile for each $ spent and it looks just like Lance's.
Yes, but whose titanium.........Len J
Nov 14, 2001 1:38 PM

Or the dreaded Airorne?


Nov 14, 2001 8:53 PM
whats so dreadful about airborne?
Tongue & Cheek....Len J
Nov 15, 2001 4:29 AM
is the tone of the entire thread. I was exaggerating for effect, a feeling that some (not me) on this board feel about Airborne.

Sorry if I offended. Another example of nuance not being communicated via the internet

Nov 15, 2001 3:24 PM
no offense taken, thanks for explaining.

The APRs get higher (but the benefits increase)...nigel
Nov 14, 2001 9:58 PM you go from Airborne up to Merlin. Makes sense.

I guess I'll have to be happy with my stiff, tight aluminum card, poor bloke that I am. Someday maybe (when I'm on the strength--on-staff, that is--again)... :)