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Title: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on February 01, 2013, 06:04:33 PM
Feel free to think outside the box on the question. If a similar thread is available, would somebody be so kind and point it out for me?

Basically, I'm seeking abstract suggestions.


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: bbit on February 01, 2013, 06:33:49 PM
Feel free to think outside the box on the question. If a similar thread is available, would somebody be so kind and point it out for me?

Basically, I'm seeking abstract suggestions.

I was just about to post the same thread regarding this. Brainstorming will be good!


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: Luno on February 01, 2013, 06:50:50 PM
Tech from Japan, or Asia in general, a lot of the stuff is never sold in Europe or the US because of market protective trade restrictions.

 


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: Piper67 on February 01, 2013, 06:54:49 PM
Anything and everything on amazon.com would be nice  :D


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: CurbsideProphet on February 01, 2013, 06:55:56 PM
Tech from Japan, or Asia in general, a lot of the stuff is never sold in Europe or the US because of market protective trade restrictions.

 

Which means it could still be confiscated by customs right?


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: pyra-proxy on February 01, 2013, 06:56:46 PM
Rent and Utilities....  but we're a long way off for that  :'(


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: Explodicle on February 01, 2013, 06:56:53 PM
It would be nice if I could buy a preconfigured FPGA or ASIC box, already set up with p2pool. Just plug it into the AC and LAN (or USB?), open 192.168.x.x in a web browser, enter your address, and watch the coins trickle in.

I don't know much about computer hardware, but I've got "free" electricity and would like some anonymous bitcoins.


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: RodeoX on February 01, 2013, 06:58:45 PM
Real estate. I want 40 or more acres of wilderness. Preferably in the north woods of Wisconsin. I will pay with $ if I have to, but paying in BTC would be the bomb.


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: jerfelix on February 01, 2013, 07:00:30 PM
Anything and everything on amazon.com would be nice  :D

"BTC Buy sells gift cards, so you can use Bitcoins to make Amazon.com purchases, albeit indirectly"
 -  http://greycoder.com/where-can-i-spend-bitcoins/



Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: Luno on February 01, 2013, 07:04:23 PM
Tech from Japan, or Asia in general, a lot of the stuff is never sold in Europe or the US because of market protective trade restrictions.

 

Which means it could still be confiscated by customs right?

No, You can buy it as a private person legally, You cannot import it for resale. The japanese web shops are in Japanese and hard to read as an European.

I'm thinking in line of cheap tablets, laptops and products where there are high profit margins for the distributors.
Normally a $100 product in Japan costs $200 in the US and $300-400 in Europe if bought in a store!


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: Stephen Gornick on February 01, 2013, 11:30:34 PM
Rent and Utilities....  but we're a long way off for that  :'(

Spend Bitcoins acts as an intermediary with an Australian bill payment network allowing certain utilities to be paid using bitcoins.


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: justusranvier on February 02, 2013, 12:02:01 AM
Rent and Utilities....  but we're a long way off for that  :'(
I pay for both of those with Bitcoin.

Utilities are included in my rent and I convinced my landlord to make a Coinbase account with a payment page.


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on February 02, 2013, 03:04:26 AM
Real estate. I want 40 or more acres of wilderness. Preferably in the north woods of Wisconsin. I will pay with $ if I have to, but paying in BTC would be the bomb.

How about a resort on the Pike Chain, south of Iron River, Wisconsin? Comes complete with a bar/lounge and 6 cabins. Did I mention the bar? The patriarch passed away 3-4 years ago, and I believe the son & daughter are considering selling. From visiting the resort four times, all two week vacations, believe me when I tell you the fishing is great. Did I mention the bar? http://www.pinepointlodge.net/

Come to think of it, this would be great to set up as the first all Bitcoin resort.

http://www.pinepointlodge.net/images/view%20from%20lake.jpg

I guess nothing ever became of this: http://bitcoinisland.org/

But, consider this: http://abcnews.go.com/Business/top-10-private-islands-sale-350000/story?id=17932025#9

I predict that by the end of the year (2013), an island will be sold via Bitcoin.


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: CaptChadd on February 02, 2013, 03:22:14 AM
I would think that smaller website starting to use Bitcoin will be a good think. Like Maplins and other tech shops, that are indirectly assist Bitcoins growth.

Also maybe one of the governments actually making a speech including Bitcoin would help, just the snap out the humours that they are just hiding away from it, hoping it will faze out.


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: Melbustus on February 02, 2013, 08:37:31 AM
Rent and Utilities....  but we're a long way off for that  :'(
I pay for both of those with Bitcoin.

Utilities are included in my rent and I convinced my landlord to make a Coinbase account with a payment page.


Hm. At some point, I'm going to move and rent my house out. I'll post an ad in Craigslist stating the price in BTC, with no mention of $. We'll see what happens.



Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: pyra-proxy on February 02, 2013, 05:28:42 PM
Rent and Utilities....  but we're a long way off for that  :'(
I pay for both of those with Bitcoin.

Utilities are included in my rent and I convinced my landlord to make a Coinbase account with a payment page.


Hm. At some point, I'm going to move and rent my house out. I'll post an ad in Craigslist stating the price in BTC, with no mention of $. We'll see what happens.



Offer a slightly discounted rate for btc to encourage its use :-) 


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: Melbustus on February 02, 2013, 08:42:35 PM


Hm. At some point, I'm going to move and rent my house out. I'll post an ad in Craigslist stating the price in BTC, with no mention of $. We'll see what happens.



Offer a slightly discounted rate for btc to encourage its use :-) 


Yeah... What'll happen, though, is that I'll end up renting to some miner who will cause my house to get flagged as a grow house due to power consumption, and the cops will kick in the door and mess up my property.


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: Third Way on February 02, 2013, 10:15:44 PM
What I really think is harder to acquire with bitcoins, it's not physical items, as soon as someone from Japan falls in love with bitcoins and realizes he could buy and resell for profit, it's done.

Besides poetrol/gasoline I don't know but, what will be more dificult to have with bitcoins are, actual services. Lawyers, plumbers electricians. Hell, hair salons.


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: franky1 on February 03, 2013, 03:57:57 AM
i have mentioned it in a few other threads but here it goes again

fast food outlets

namely ones which have web access food ordering portal where it gets delivered within the hour
most countries (weirdly not america) use these guys Just-eat.com (http://Just-eat.com)

imagine it. you go to the website, click your national flag, type in your postcode/zipcode. Then find your favourite nearby fastfood restaurant in the list, select your food. Then on payment screen it offers bitcoins.

now wouldn't that be something.

anyone know of any good PR/Sales people that have experience of convincing businesses into adopting bitcoin? this could be your next project.

so far there has not been much attention due to the demograph of this forum mostly being american. but hopefully someone that lives near their regional offices, that has great bitcoin adoption skills/success, will take this idea on.


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: Bit_Happy on February 03, 2013, 07:34:41 AM
Food,
concert tickets,
eBay items,
airline flights,
cars,
light bulbs,
movies,
golf,
TV advertising,
land, houses,
and a few sleazy politicians.


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: Bit_Happy on February 03, 2013, 07:43:09 AM
...
Basically, I'm seeking abstract suggestions.

abstract?
...thought of apart from concrete realities, specific objects, or actual instances.

Can Bitcoins beam me into the future, yet? I would like to visit some of the places seen in various Star Trek shows.


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on February 03, 2013, 09:04:39 AM
...
Basically, I'm seeking abstract suggestions.

abstract?
...thought of apart from concrete realities, specific objects, or actual instances.

Can Bitcoins beam me into the future, yet? I would like to visit some of the places seen in various Star Trek shows.

Perhaps atypical would have been a better word choice.

Regardless, here's a list of things I'm planning on offering via Bitcoin within a year (inspired by some suggestions), along with overseeing Bitcoin 100:

  • Property
  • Furniture
  • Automobiles (along with most other motor vehicles)
  • Planes
  • Boxcars & Cabooses (not sure about the engines, definitely not the track, but a RR truss bridge, sans the track, is not out of the question)
  • Airline Tickets
  • Cruises
  • A once in a lifetime trip around the world.
  • Concert Tickets
  • Dinner with a politician or some other notable.
  • Fine Dinning
  • Vacations at a high-end resort.
  • Hotel Stays
  • Indie Art
  • Insurance (health/death life)
  • Cemetery Plots
  • Antiquities/Antiques
  • One-of-a-kind items.
  • Hardware/Software
  • Animals
  • Entire Estates (due to somebody passing)


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: dserrano5 on February 03, 2013, 01:07:49 PM
No one said sex. You know, real sex.


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: arklan on February 03, 2013, 05:11:48 PM
the boxcar/caboose bit - would these be... well, deliverable? like, to land, to convert into a structure?


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: Bit_Happy on February 03, 2013, 08:28:40 PM
...
Basically, I'm seeking abstract suggestions.

abstract?
...thought of apart from concrete realities, specific objects, or actual instances.

Can Bitcoins beam me into the future, yet? I would like to visit some of the places seen in various Star Trek shows.

Perhaps atypical would have been a better word choice.

Regardless, here's a list of things I'm planning on offering via Bitcoin within a year (inspired by some suggestions), along with overseeing Bitcoin 100:

  • Property
  • Furniture
  • Automobiles (along with most other motor vehicles)
  • Planes
  • Boxcars & Cabooses (not sure about the engines, definitely not the track, but a RR truss bridge, sans the track, is not out of the question)
  • Airline Tickets
  • Cruises
  • A once in a lifetime trip around the world.
  • Concert Tickets
  • Dinner with a politician or some other notable.
  • Fine Dinning
  • Vacations at a high-end resort.
  • Hotel Stays
  • Indie Art
  • Insurance (health/death life)
  • Cemetery Plots
  • Antiquities/Antiques
  • One-of-a-kind items.
  • Hardware/Software
  • Animals
  • Entire Estates (due to somebody passing)

Amazing list Phinnaeus


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on February 04, 2013, 12:40:54 AM
...
Basically, I'm seeking abstract suggestions.

abstract?
...thought of apart from concrete realities, specific objects, or actual instances.

Can Bitcoins beam me into the future, yet? I would like to visit some of the places seen in various Star Trek shows.

Perhaps atypical would have been a better word choice.

Regardless, here's a list of things I'm planning on offering via Bitcoin within a year (inspired by some suggestions), along with overseeing Bitcoin 100:

  • Property
  • Furniture
  • Automobiles (along with most other motor vehicles)
  • Planes
  • Boxcars & Cabooses (not sure about the engines, definitely not the track, but a RR truss bridge, sans the track, is not out of the question)
  • Airline Tickets
  • Cruises
  • A once in a lifetime trip around the world.
  • Concert Tickets
  • Dinner with a politician or some other notable.
  • Fine Dinning
  • Vacations at a high-end resort.
  • Hotel Stays
  • Indie Art
  • Insurance (health/death life)
  • Cemetery Plots
  • Antiquities/Antiques
  • One-of-a-kind items.
  • Hardware/Software
  • Animals
  • Entire Estates (due to somebody passing)
  • Date with a legal prostitute.

Amazing list Phinnaeus

It just got more amazing!

No one said sex. You know, real sex.

Doable! Now on the list.


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: franky1 on February 04, 2013, 10:12:59 AM
some. well most of those listed items seem as if they are luxury/expensive items. and not day to day uses. although great if you have the FIAT to back the service offerings (suppliers and staff need to be paid to eat and live) a few of us are thinking of the 'essentials' such as food, utility bills, rents etc. which would then spur on the main streaming of bitcoin where the userbase no longer needs to handle FIAT for their livelihood.

and those that are working (mostly self employed) and not restricted to the FIAT only minimum wage laws have the freedoms of working and living purely on bitcoin. (well thats the ideal dream/goal)

but the occasional luxury item is also a great thing to offer, just hope the suppliers in the background will still be getting their contracted FIAT to make the luxury services sustainable.


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: Giulio Prisco on February 04, 2013, 10:55:07 AM
Food and beer, over the counter and delivered at home. This will set the Bitcoin economy free by allowing consumers to use their BTC without going through exchanges that can always be killed by regulators.

BTW this seems a killer business idea in a large city like New York or London, is there anyone doing that already?


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: Beefsock on February 04, 2013, 03:23:42 PM
Anything and everything on amazon.com would be nice  :D

I had the same idea. You could start a company offering the items that AREN'T offered commonly throughout Bitcoinland. The business could start small and grow and grow as bitcoin grows. The only downfall is all Amazon would have to do is implement bitcoin payments in 24 hours and shut you down  :(. Unless you offered some kind of anonymity, that is the only advantage for long-term success with a company like this over Amazon.


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: johnyj on February 04, 2013, 03:32:03 PM
Future ASIC mining rigs :D


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: DebitMe on February 04, 2013, 03:34:09 PM
I am an accountant, would there be any kind of market to have your tax return done for Bitcoin?  Just something I was thinking about.


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: ruggedman_dan on February 04, 2013, 03:45:45 PM
-Hookers
-Diapers
-Cigs


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: RodeoX on February 04, 2013, 06:35:13 PM
-Hookers
-Diapers
-Cigs
WTF do you have in mind?  :'(

Real estate. I want 40 or more acres of wilderness...
How about a resort on the Pike Chain, south of Iron River, Wisconsin? ...
That would be cool, but it's just more than I have. As far as buying a small island; well, I worry that in 20 years it will be in the surf.


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: ruggedman_dan on February 04, 2013, 07:22:54 PM
-Hookers
-Diapers
-Cigs
WTF do you have in mind?  :'(

Lol not for me, just saying in general. Actually, count me in for the diapers. My lil girl is a poop factory.


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: dserrano5 on February 04, 2013, 08:37:33 PM
The only downfall is all Amazon would have to do is implement bitcoin payments in 24 hours and shut you down  :(.

I'd be more than pleased to be shut down by Amazon accepting bitcoin.


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: Driice on February 04, 2013, 09:32:29 PM
My drugs... Owait

I guess groceries, my water and electricity bills, and other day to day stuff


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on February 05, 2013, 01:43:09 AM
The only downfall is all Amazon would have to do is implement bitcoin payments in 24 hours and shut you down  :(.

I'd be more than pleased to be shut down by Amazon accepting bitcoin.

I don't believe Amazon will implement what I have in store. FYI: I was informed to replace "Date with a legal prostitute." with "Brothel Vouchers". Looking over the details, and hope to have ten available sometime after beta.

The updated list:

  • Property
  • Furniture
  • Automobiles (along with most other motor vehicles)
  • Planes
  • Boxcars & Cabooses (not sure about the engines, definitely not the track, but a RR truss bridge, sans the track, is not out of the question)
  • Airline Tickets
  • Cruises
  • A once in a lifetime trip around the world.
  • Concert Tickets
  • Dinner with a politician or some other notable.
  • Fine Dinning
  • Vacations at a high-end resort.
  • Hotel Stays
  • Indie Art
  • Insurance (health/death life)
  • Cemetery Plots
  • Antiquities/Antiques
  • One-of-a-kind items.
  • Hardware/Software
  • Animals
  • Entire Estates (due to somebody passing)
  • Brothel Vouchers


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: tonto on February 05, 2013, 04:48:30 PM
If you could somehow implement straight bitcoin payments with Amazon, I will have your children.   Which in itself would be an accomplishment worth scientific study since I'm a man. :)


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on February 05, 2013, 07:24:36 PM
If you could somehow implement straight bitcoin payments with Amazon, I will have your children.   Which in itself would be an accomplishment worth scientific study since I'm a man. :)

Trying to accomplish said tasks is outside my expertise on both counts, albeit Amazon Vouchers may be possible.


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: LoveSosa on February 05, 2013, 07:44:15 PM
If you could somehow implement straight bitcoin payments with Amazon, I will have your children.   Which in itself would be an accomplishment worth scientific study since I'm a man. :)


I really wish this was possible but as seems unreachable :(


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: tonto on February 05, 2013, 08:04:42 PM
I'd settle for an automated system wherein someone sent in BTC to a webpage and it spit back out an amazon gift code. 
 
As it stands now I can trade BTC to users for gift codes, and for the time being I like that, but something automated on a trusted system would rock.  But not at an inflated rate, it would have to be straight-up value exchange.  I say this because there are folks in the btc world who still like to charge a premium, and it shouldn't be that way anymore.
 
Right now I can trade btc for amazon gift cards with a user who will trade at a value for more than I give him.  For instance, if I give him 1 btc at $20, he'll give me a card worth $22.  I only mention this because, in my opinion, the days of inflated btc for goods should be over for it to have a future.


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: Sukrim on February 06, 2013, 10:42:33 AM
I'd like to buy bank transfers in a currency of my choice with a destination of my choice (within limits, if necessary).

e.g. SEPA transaction of 100 EUR to Mr. John Doe, IBAN 1234..., BIC 1234..., Comment "Anonymous gift".

5 Minutes after sending my BTC to the broker, I get back a receipt that the transaction was accepted and will be executed by the next business day, then the next business day I get a mail that the transaction has taken place.


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: tonto on February 07, 2013, 10:54:24 PM
Ok, so I was at the grocery store earlier and they have this coin machine where you put in coins, and you can get a voucher to get cash back (in bills) from the cashier. 
 
One of the options, however, was to get it back in Amazon credit!   So I'll bet there's an API or something that you could use to set up where someone can send btc and get an Amazon code spit back at them. :)


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: arklan on February 10, 2013, 01:42:02 AM
btcbuy.info offers this amazon service exactly, and others too. used it myself a few times to buy amazon codes, add minutes to my cell phone, that sort.


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: Walter Rothbard on February 10, 2013, 02:54:07 AM
I want to be able to buy candy bars, sodas, and Chinese food with 'coin. :)


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: Mike Christ on February 10, 2013, 02:59:27 AM
If I could swap my BTC for credit on Amazon, I'd have almost everything I'd ever need.

Curious how a proper lady on a street corner would accept payment before getting in bed with someone, though.  Do they count as items?  Just kidding  ;D


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: franky1 on February 10, 2013, 03:55:03 AM
I'd settle for an automated system wherein someone sent in BTC to a webpage and it spit back out an amazon gift code.  

Ok, so I was at the grocery store earlier and they have this coin machine where you put in coins, and you can get a voucher to get cash back (in bills) from the cashier.  
 
One of the options, however, was to get it back in Amazon credit!   So I'll bet there's an API or something that you could use to set up where someone can send btc and get an Amazon code spit back at them. :)

indeed, if you have 5k upfront (as a reserve) to become a corporate client and predict to do 250k a year then you can have the API call any amount you want and receive a response of a code for that amount to display to customers instantly, with the only delay being what you set as how many BTC confirmations you desire to see before accepting BTC payment being complete.

so work out how much above or below gox prices you can easily sell your BTC for you to get FIAT ASAP to refill your reserves with guaranteed 0 delay. add on a couple % for your own profit, and thats the fee/ mark-up price you would display to customers. (volume discounts available so you could sell at MTGOX price and make your % profit from the volume discount)

the pseudocode for how it works is:
$5k in amazon waiting (reserve/float)
(cleintscreen)customer pays you BTC to a disposable address and gets a "waiting for confirmation 1 confirmation" screen
(serverside)blockchain shows BTC payment received.
(serverside)sends an API command to amazon corporate account with amount requested
(serverside)receive code response.
(cleintscreen)show to customer "payment received heres your code"

all ud then do is sell your BTC else where to receive your FIAT to refill your corporate client account reserve.

excuse the but im from the UK, its the same system across the world from what i seen. but here is the link to the UK service if you want to start up a UK business (whoever is reading this)
http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/02/gift-certificates/corporate/AmazonCorpGCOneSheetsVerUK2012.pdf (http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/02/gift-certificates/corporate/AmazonCorpGCOneSheetsVerUK2012.pdf)


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: Explodicle on February 10, 2013, 05:26:47 AM
Curious how a proper lady on a street corner would accept payment before getting in bed with someone, though.

The employee carries a phone with Brainwallet bookmarked or a passphrase-to-Bitcoin app, and has memorized her unique passphrase.

When she meets with a john she shows him the QR code and he sends the payment. If she has a madam to vet for her or a pimp to protect her, this person's computer sees the payment and automatically withdraws to a coin mixer before the act even finishes. (Hopefully. Any real man lasts six confirmations.)

After each john, the employee comes up with (or is given) a new passphrase.

In the event that the employee is arrested, there is no cash to seize. A skilled madam might not even meet her employees/clients in person, instead operating anonymously. Trusted clients are granted partial access to her tor-only portfolio. Employees receive local fiat money by dead drop or by mail.

Alternative setup: rely on the john to use Brainwallet himself, so the employee doesn't need a phone. It might be harder to convince a judge that someone who just says "4 curious eye beyond flower" before sex is a prostitute.

Btw my wife helped come up with this. Best. Wife. Ever.


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: mjc on February 10, 2013, 06:09:04 AM
How about a POS device that plugs into common retai systems for accepting BTC.  Have it take BTC and process them through a vendor like BitPay automatically.  Then as far as the retail seller is concern they just received $ and only had to pay 1% for the transaction instead of  3 to 4% for credit cards.


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: okahira on February 10, 2013, 08:45:15 AM
soundcloud
beatport
music industry: VST Plugins, samples, presets, ect.
They are all digital goods, suitable for bitcoin.


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: tonto on February 10, 2013, 05:31:27 PM
btcbuy.info offers this amazon service exactly, and others too. used it myself a few times to buy amazon codes, add minutes to my cell phone, that sort.

Thanks for the reminder of this site.  I couldn't remember it, and they used to charge commission, but now that it's straight-up I'll give it more use. :)


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: lettucebee on February 11, 2013, 03:18:09 AM
I want a Ryobi One+ 18v drill and impact driver.  With lithium battery and smart charger.

I want to buy them with bitcoin.

Is this too much to ask?


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: TheButterZone on February 11, 2013, 05:16:07 AM
I want a Ryobi One+ 18v drill and impact driver.  With lithium battery and smart charger.

I want to buy them with bitcoin.

Is this too much to ask?

I'd do it if I didn't have so many BTC waiting to be sold already.
http://www.amazon.com/Ryobi-Lithium-Batteries-Intelliport-Charger/dp/B00AFCKOSG/


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: lettucebee on February 12, 2013, 05:00:54 AM
But is the A WAY to do it?


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: velacreations on February 12, 2013, 06:46:28 AM
Human organs!

Why can't I sell someone my kidney or a lung or a finger?


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: Seal on February 12, 2013, 08:54:13 AM
Apple products. Or are they already available?


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on February 12, 2013, 09:20:34 AM
Human organs!

Why can't I sell someone my kidney or a lung or a finger?

There's a video on YT of a guy who sold one of kidneys...


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: Monster Tent on February 12, 2013, 09:30:50 AM
If I could swap my BTC for credit on Amazon, I'd have almost everything I'd ever need.

Curious how a proper lady on a street corner would accept payment before getting in bed with someone, though.  Do they count as items?  Just kidding  ;D

If you prepaid before meeting the hooker no one could prove you were having sex for money and its not 2 consenting adults since no physical cash changed hands.


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: toni_iommi on February 12, 2013, 07:15:45 PM
Prepay a Hooker? My understanding was to never trust anyone with your bitcoin and now you have given them to a hooker! You are definitely gonna get screwed here.

I would like to see a direct transfer into my bank account (without inflated transaction costs). Interact Email transfer? Again inflated transaction costs and fees kill me.

As well shipping costs seem to be inflated for bitcoin purchases.


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: robertprosper on February 12, 2013, 07:58:01 PM
I would like

NewEgg stuff into the EU
Betfair trading
ExPat food parcels
Travel Tickets
home delivery service
General business services
Real Estate/Land


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: grantbdev on February 12, 2013, 08:44:00 PM
Myself!

No, seriously. I'd like to be paid in Bitcoin.


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: velacreations on February 12, 2013, 11:01:49 PM
Human organs!

Why can't I sell someone my kidney or a lung or a finger?

There's a video on YT of a guy who sold one of kidneys...
technically, I think it is against the law in most countries, but there is a growing black market for that, which means there is a demand.

BTC to the rescue!


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: xxjs on February 13, 2013, 02:21:52 AM
No one said sex. You know, real sex.

You need to be a celebrity for that, write a book, or have an important job, or at least own a guitar.


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: Lethn on February 13, 2013, 06:11:54 AM
Chocolate! NOMNOMNOMNOM!


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: justusranvier on February 13, 2013, 01:23:56 PM
Chocolate! NOMNOMNOMNOM!
This site might accept bitcoins if you ask them directly:

http://www.statelesssweets.com (http://www.statelesssweets.com)

This site already does:

http://mandrik.com/ (http://mandrik.com/)


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: Risse on February 13, 2013, 05:21:53 PM
Chocolate! NOMNOMNOMNOM!

Sweets in general would be awesome.

Oh! Or like this website, which sends you japanese candy around twice per month (http://www.candyjapan.com/), like a subscription. Somebody should suggest bitcoin to them...


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: xxjs on February 14, 2013, 05:45:11 AM
Private islands

http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSKqZu8l0jGzgGnNgrzatqRxnl06X7Ye4O0pfcqgdAXGTGHFPtb


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: flix on February 14, 2013, 09:59:50 AM
Plane tickets.


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: Peter Lambert on February 14, 2013, 05:01:32 PM
It would be nice if I could pay my bills with bitcoins. Stuff like:

Insurance
Phone bill
rent


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: GGGGG on February 15, 2013, 09:16:34 AM
Tech from Japan, or Asia in general, a lot of the stuff is never sold in Europe or the US because of market protective trade restrictions.

 

As a westerner living in China, this is something I have considered. Not even just tech, but acting as an intermediary for people wanting to buy *anything* [legal] from China, and wanting to pay in Bitcoins.


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: Walter Rothbard on February 27, 2013, 02:11:42 PM
I'd like to watch the next Olympics on streaming video to my Roku, and pay for it with Bitcoin.


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: meebs on February 27, 2013, 11:16:37 PM
a magician whom only accepts BTC that comes to your house/office/school and does awesome tricks and teaches you some basic ones


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: Sage on April 15, 2014, 06:52:56 AM
A Swiss passport, complete with residency options.



Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: QuestionAuthority on April 15, 2014, 07:16:49 AM
I'd like to buy a 14 month old necro thread.


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: gagalady on April 15, 2014, 07:23:38 AM
medicine, food, hotels and other cool stuff :)


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: TheButterZone on April 15, 2014, 07:26:50 AM
medicine, food, hotels and other cool stuff :)

http://fs.thebutterzone.com - Make sure to click More results at the bottom, until it disappears


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: Nobitcoin on April 15, 2014, 08:20:14 AM
How about planes helicopters and jet fighters?


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: b!z on April 15, 2014, 08:22:38 AM
a magician whom only accepts BTC that comes to your house/office/school and does awesome tricks and teaches you some basic ones

I can show you how to make your Bitcoins disappear ;)


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: TheButterZone on April 15, 2014, 10:26:03 AM
How about planes helicopters and jet fighters?

https://www.bitpremier.com/items/category/8/aircraft

I wish I could fly and live out of that Golden Eagle...


Title: Re: What items, not readily available, would you like to see offered for Bitcoin?
Post by: Nobitcoin on April 16, 2014, 03:08:50 PM
Where's my F15 eagle?