Starbucks $450 steel card: class warfare in a coffee cup?

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  1. uggboy
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    || Starbucks $450 steel card: class warfare in a coffee cup? ||

    Yes, they do think about the 1% in our lives....:D.....from my perspective, the others of course!
     
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    :eek:
     
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    Awesome! A $450 dollar gift card at Starbucks can get you 6 or 7 drinks!
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    Does it give you access to the Starbucks elite line with faster service and the executive lounge while you wait for your beverage?
     
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    So did this sell out in pre-sale yesterday? Really curious, I imagine that since it's 'limited quantities only' that it would go quickly. Any link to where it is/was actually on sale?
     
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    Please see here:
    http://www.gilt.com/home/sale/the-first-ever-metal-starbucks-card-3398
    The card will be an sale exclusively via GILT.COM
     
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    At $450, I was thinking this was a "Starbucks" card for use at the Starbucks from the movie Idiocracy, where it certainly wasn't coffee that was being served.
     
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    I sure cashed in... maxxed out at 12 on pre-sale and flipped them all on eBay today for 1.5x value. People are amazing...
     
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    You must be a big fan of Starbucks, eh?
     
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    I am today!
     
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    Are you serious?
     
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    how did you buy 12 since they were assigned to a starbucks number with your name on it? were you able to order it without your info somehow?
     
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    yesterdays amount sold out and today they are all gone
     
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    I bought two of them and wish now that I had bought more. I can't believe that people are paying almost double for them now.
     
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    it does give you gold status with starbucks
     
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    I bought two and they did not ask for a starbucks number.
     
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    they are selling for even more now.
     
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    I carry around my "Nene" card that I got years ago in Waikiki. Pulling it out always reminds me of the islands. And I earned Gold status the hard way... MR (mocha run).
     
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    I have my Starbucks card on passbook... Don't use it very often though, when I'm in town and want coffee I generally go over to our local bagel place they have Green Mountain (brewed not those awful k-cups) coffee which is my current favorite.
     
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    Yeah I kept a few to hold onto while the hype builds, but it was nice to flip them that quickly. Throw the words "limited edition" and you can sell anything, jeez
     
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    If only they would have brought back free syrup and soy...I would have been all over this. :)
     
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    At this rate soon they can launch Starbucks Capital!
     
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    I bought one to keep for myself as a collectors item but I am now tempted to sell it, lol. I might hold out as there is a huge influx of cards for sale right now. The value may increase as supply continues to decrease.
     
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