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Re: Amex Plat Questions
« Reply #80 on: January 21, 2011, 01:32:56 AM »
My bro-in-law got approved for the Amex Plat, spent $1000 and paid it plus the $450 annual fee.  He then got FR'ed and shut down (he got his 50K MR points so he's ok with that).  But they are refusing to refund his $450, saying since they cancelled his a/c they aren't required to. 

Any advice?

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WTH? That's adding insult to injury.

File a complaint with the BBB, the FTC, the Federal Reserve and whoever else you can...

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Re: Amex Plat Questions
« Reply #81 on: January 21, 2011, 01:39:21 AM »
well, chase doesn't prorate anual fees. amex prorates the fees if u cancel, but here u didn't cancel...
that sucks. good luck!
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Re: Amex Plat Questions
« Reply #82 on: January 21, 2011, 01:40:04 AM »
My bro-in-law got approved for the Amex Plat, spent $1000 and paid it plus the $450 annual fee.  He then got FR'ed and shut down (he got his 50K MR points so he's ok with that).  But they are refusing to refund his $450, saying since they cancelled his a/c they aren't required to. 

Any advice?

Thanx.
Keep calling until you find a reasonable rep.
Then email your attorney general.
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Re: Amex Plat Questions
« Reply #83 on: January 21, 2011, 01:46:54 AM »
Then email your attorney general.

Ah, I knew I was missing someone on my list:
File a complaint with the BBB, the FTC, the Federal Reserve and whoever else you can...

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Re: Amex Plat Questions
« Reply #84 on: January 23, 2011, 09:23:46 AM »
Can anyone confirm this? Someone told me that amex is uptight abt there points and only let them through once your 1000 is PAID not spent. Is this true or hogwash? Also if its true would it help to pay it right away b4 the month is over?

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Re: Amex Plat Questions
« Reply #85 on: January 23, 2011, 09:34:07 AM »
Can anyone confirm this? Someone told me that amex is uptight abt there points and only let them through once your 1000 is PAID not spent. Is this true or hogwash? Also if its true would it help to pay it right away b4 the month is over?
That's true, but AMEX let's you borrow points (up to 60K I believe) so you can transfer now if you want.
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Re: Amex Plat Questions
« Reply #86 on: January 23, 2011, 11:37:37 AM »
WTH? That's adding insult to injury.

File a complaint with the BBB, the FTC, the Federal Reserve and whoever else you can...
My bro-in-law got approved for the Amex Plat, spent $1000 and paid it plus the $450 annual fee.  He then got FR'ed and shut down (he got his 50K MR points so he's ok with that).  But they are refusing to refund his $450, saying since they cancelled his a/c they aren't required to. 

Any advice?

Thanx.

Small Claims court.

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Re: Amex Plat Questions
« Reply #87 on: January 23, 2011, 11:39:34 AM »
My bro-in-law got approved for the Amex Plat, spent $1000 and paid it plus the $450 annual fee.  He then got FR'ed and shut down (he got his 50K MR points so he's ok with that).  But they are refusing to refund his $450, saying since they cancelled his a/c they aren't required to. 

Any advice?

Thanx.

Spoke with another rep who said it should get credited back on the next statement.  Hope he knows what he's talking about.  I asked him to note the account.

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Re: Amex Plat Questions
« Reply #88 on: January 23, 2011, 11:40:32 AM »
@ ?-

I got my 50k from amex after I "spent" 1k on the plat and before I "paid" them. Just my experience...

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Re: Amex Plat Questions
« Reply #89 on: January 23, 2011, 12:35:34 PM »
@ ?-

I got my 50k from amex after I "spent" 1k on the plat and before I "paid" them. Just my experience...
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Re: Amex Plat Questions
« Reply #90 on: January 23, 2011, 01:24:07 PM »
If I buy a ticket on UA or CO for that matter but the flight is a codeshare with Air Canada for example, will the Amex Plat still afford me lounge access when not flying specifically on UA or CO for one of the flights?

What about getting the baggage fees credited under the $200 credit?

Thanks!

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Re: Amex Plat Questions
« Reply #91 on: January 23, 2011, 03:52:40 PM »
Small Claims court.

Worth the hassle for $450? (I've never done it, so I don't know how much (or little) of a hassle it is).

I got my 50k from amex after I "spent" 1k on the plat and before I "paid" them. Just my experience...

I didn't. YMMV perhaps?

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Re: Amex Plat Questions
« Reply #92 on: January 23, 2011, 08:21:46 PM »
I didn't. YMMV perhaps?
yep, YMMV. once i got my bonus points really fast, but for this AMEX plat, points didnt post yet and i already paid my bill a while ago (not worried though, because i called and they said the 50k was on the way). my next closing date is jan. 24th and i believe thats when mine will arrive

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Re: Amex Plat Questions
« Reply #93 on: January 23, 2011, 08:53:03 PM »
Worth the hassle for $450? (I've never done it, so I don't know how much (or little) of a hassle it is).



Well, perhaps more of a hassle then BBB, the FTC, the Federal Reserve etc, but also much more likely (like 99.99%) that you'll get your money back. I suppose it depends how badly you want the $450 back.

For those that don't know, you can file online (for a $14 or so fee) with turbocourt.com or ncourts.com.

PS, I also have very little experience filling with SCC, but enough experience to know it works. Long ago I had a case with AT&T. I received a call from the "Office of the President" and they settled the whole thing without me having to go to court.
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Re: Amex Plat Questions
« Reply #94 on: January 23, 2011, 10:10:20 PM »
For those that don't know, you can file online (for a $14 or so fee) with turbocourt.com or ncourts.com.

You can file for $14 without having to go to court?

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Re: Amex Plat Questions
« Reply #95 on: January 23, 2011, 10:14:34 PM »
You can file for $14 without having to go to court?

The $14 fee is in addition to the court filing fee ($15 in NYC for claims under $1000, etc).

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Re: Amex Plat Questions
« Reply #96 on: January 23, 2011, 10:32:59 PM »
The $14 fee is in addition to the court filing fee ($15 in NYC for claims under $1000, etc).

Still, so long as you don't actually appear you can raise the heat on a company.

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« Reply #97 on: January 23, 2011, 10:51:21 PM »
Still, so long as you don't actually appear you can raise the heat on a company.

Yup, you don't have to go down to court until the court date, and since they don't like being called to court very much, they sometimes settle it before the date and you never end up going down. Either way it's a good way to get companies to cooperate.

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Re: Amex Plat Questions
« Reply #98 on: January 23, 2011, 11:07:29 PM »
Yup, you don't have to go down to court until the court date, and since they don't like being called to court very much, they sometimes settle it before the date and you never end up going down. Either way it's a good way to get companies to cooperate.

Will it be beneficial to sue a mom -and-pop from across the US in NY if I think I can prove they owe me $3,000?

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Re: Amex Plat Questions
« Reply #99 on: January 24, 2011, 01:51:18 AM »
Will it be beneficial to sue a mom -and-pop from across the US in NY if I think I can prove they owe me $3,000?

You cant. For Small claims they have to have a place of biz in NYC (or NYS, I forget)