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Old 10-27-2017, 12:43 PM   #21
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I had one of the first metal ones from Chase, and it was a novelty ... for a day or two.

Now, the other card issuers have jumped on the bandwagon and I have three of them (two Chase, one Amex) and the novelty wore off long ago.

They add weight to my wallet and have to be mailed back when they expire or get hacked.

I also made the mistake of thinking I could shred one and almost destroyed my shredding machine.

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Old 10-27-2017, 12:52 PM   #22
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My Amazon Prime card is metal.

I had to whap it on some different materials to confirm. It isn't much heavier than the plastic card.

Can't say it is better or worse. It is a sharp looking car. Does that entice me to use it more? Nope.

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Old 10-27-2017, 02:31 PM   #23
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Sharpen in and use it as a defensive weapon.
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Old 10-27-2017, 05:35 PM   #24
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My shredder handles them as easily as a sheet of paper. There is a slot for CDs and I just run the old credit cards through there. Shreds them into tiny pieces just like the paper.
When we do this, I then put a few hand fulls of our shredded paper in the bottom of the kitchen garbage to soak up the juices.
By garbage collection time, in summer our garbage is a stinking rotten collection of bags that would make it really disgusting to snoop through.

It's easier than burning it all...
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Old 10-27-2017, 06:20 PM   #25
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Haven't tried this but aviation shears can cut up to 18 gauge carbon steel. You can buy the shears at most hardware stores.
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Old 10-27-2017, 07:08 PM   #26
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Drill it. Toss it into the firepit.
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Old 10-27-2017, 07:12 PM   #27
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Chase cardholders can call the phone number on the card and request a postage-paid envelope to mail the card back to Chase, which will destroy it.
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Old 10-27-2017, 08:25 PM   #28
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Mine tend to break after I sit on them in my wallet for a few years, since the CC companies now assign expiration dates that are years out. So, yes, I think I’d like a more durable card.

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