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Economy => Goods => Topic started by: molecular on November 27, 2013, 09:55:52 AM



Title: Casascius 2013 0.5 BTC brass coin BTC 0.69 with shipping
Post by: molecular on November 27, 2013, 09:55:52 AM
We're out of stock, don't order!!

Here's our Bitcoin Black Friday special deal:

We don't ship to the US, don't order if your shipping address is in the USA.

a 2013 0.5 BTC original Casascius physical brass Bitcoin, loaded with 0.5 BTC

http://i.imgur.com/xzaolAV.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/xzaolAV.jpg)
the picture shows 2 coins, 1 coin is BTC 0.69, so to get what you see in the pic you'll need to pay BTC 1.38

Here's the deal:

  • Coins are 2013 0.5 BTC original Casascius physical brass Bitcoins, loaded with 0.5 BTC by Mike Caldwell
  • Price: BTC 0.69 each
  • Pickup Price: BTC 0.65 each
  • worldwide insured shipping included (you will receive a tracking number), except to the US, we don't ship to the US any more (too many lost shipments)
  • order 1 to 5 pieces (coins might be sent in batches with time in between)
  • Coins have been handled with utmost care and have not been touched by our hands. We received them directly from Mike Caldwell, who makes them and use gloves to put them into ziploc bags.
  • Stock is ~40 pieces, deal only valid until stock runs out (payment counts)
  • You must be able to sign messages with the wallet you're paying from
  • We don't ship to the US, don't order if your shipping address is in the USA.

To Order

0.) Check this post to see wether we still have stock available

1.) pay BTC 0.69 * x (where x is between 1 and 3) to 1GEosngmtvBopvcpEW4DUcT8nocrWdv4yW. Be prepared to sign messages with the wallet you sent from so we can resolved disputes.

2.) send an email with the transaction ID and your shipping address (including country) to casascius_order@0x0000.de

Stock

40 38 25 16 9 5 0 0 - OUT OF STOCK

We're out of stock, don't order!!


Title: Re: [Bitcoin Black Friday] Casascius 2013 0.5 BTC brass coin BTC 0.62 with shipping
Post by: molecular on November 29, 2013, 02:37:09 PM
38 left


Title: Re: [Bitcoin Black Friday] Casascius 2013 0.5 BTC brass coin BTC 0.62 with shipping
Post by: wttbs on December 11, 2013, 02:40:22 PM
They are still available and price is 0.62 BTC ?


Title: Re: [Bitcoin Black Friday] Casascius 2013 0.5 BTC brass coin BTC 0.62 with shipping
Post by: molecular on December 13, 2013, 11:37:05 AM
They are still available and price is 0.62 BTC ?

Available: yes
Price: BTC 0.69
Shipping: NOT to the US.


Title: Re: Casascius 2013 0.5 BTC brass coin BTC 0.69 with shipping
Post by: BitcoinFr34k on December 13, 2013, 02:40:11 PM
Are you also able to supply 1 BTC coins?


Title: Re: Casascius 2013 0.5 BTC brass coin BTC 0.69 with shipping
Post by: o3u on December 13, 2013, 05:16:32 PM
Are you also able to supply 1 BTC coins?

I'm interested in 1BTC coins as well


Title: Re: Casascius 2013 0.5 BTC brass coin BTC 0.69 with shipping
Post by: molecular on December 13, 2013, 05:23:49 PM
Are you also able to supply 1 BTC coins?

I'm interested in 1BTC coins as well

sorry guys, not selling any of the precious few I have left.

EDIT: btw: take a look at the numbers: http://casascius.uberbills.com/. It seems the 0.5 BTC are a lot rarer than the 1 BTC. Taking into account that it currently doesn't look like Mike will be producing in the near future due to the fincen saying he's a money transmitter makes the 0.5 BTC coins look like a good investment.


Title: Re: Casascius 2013 0.5 BTC brass coin BTC 0.69 with shipping
Post by: pizzaman1337 on December 16, 2013, 01:15:47 PM
I bought a coin from molecular earlier in May, good experience overall.

What city would the pickup be in?


Title: Re: [Bitcoin Black Friday] Casascius 2013 0.5 BTC brass coin BTC 0.62 with shipping
Post by: BayAreaCoins on December 16, 2013, 08:21:38 PM
They are still available and price is 0.62 BTC ?

Available: yes
Price: BTC 0.69
Shipping: NOT to the US.

Why don't you ship to the United States?


Title: Re: Casascius 2013 0.5 BTC brass coin BTC 0.69 with shipping
Post by: BitcoinFr34k on December 17, 2013, 05:27:36 PM
Do the coins come in a protective case? If so, I'll order one.


Title: Re: Casascius 2013 0.5 BTC brass coin BTC 0.69 with shipping
Post by: Nightowlace on December 17, 2013, 05:42:22 PM
I have 1 BTC coins available with worldwide shipping. Check my signature for thread. Please note I do ship worldwide, if you are outside of the US and inquire about a 0.5 coin I will direct you here until Molecular is sold out. Thank you for looking!

P.S. All my prices are negotiable :)


Title: Re: [Bitcoin Black Friday] Casascius 2013 0.5 BTC brass coin BTC 0.62 with shipping
Post by: molecular on December 17, 2013, 06:24:45 PM
They are still available and price is 0.62 BTC ?

Available: yes
Price: BTC 0.69
Shipping: NOT to the US.

Why don't you ship to the United States?

Because the loss rate of shipments is really high compared to every other country. and in some cases USPS doesn't even pay up the insurance. Insurance is payed in value of the coins at the point of sending. This has incurred huge cost for us in the past (takes at least 3 month for postal service to admit the package is lost. In the meantime price has increased 10-fold and we have to make the customer whole).

In other words: the risk is too high. Sorry.


Title: Re: Casascius 2013 0.5 BTC brass coin BTC 0.69 with shipping
Post by: molecular on December 17, 2013, 06:25:42 PM
Do the coins come in a protective case? If so, I'll order one.

No. After our office fire we ship the coins in plastic bags and don't add certificates.


Title: Re: Casascius 2013 0.5 BTC brass coin BTC 0.69 with shipping
Post by: molecular on December 17, 2013, 06:26:42 PM
I have 1 BTC coins available with worldwide shipping. Check my signature for thread. Please note I do ship worldwide, if you are outside of the US and inquire about a 0.5 coin I will direct you here until Molecular is sold out. Thank you for looking!

allright, thanks. I direct all US customers to Nightowlace.


Title: Re: Casascius 2013 0.5 BTC brass coin BTC 0.69 with shipping
Post by: BitcoinFr34k on December 17, 2013, 06:42:03 PM
Do the coins come in a protective case? If so, I'll order one.

No. After our office fire we ship the coins in plastic bags and don't add certificates.

A plastic bag as in a regular plastic bag, or as in the small coin sleeves?

EDIT: Could you PM me a picture of the coin in the state it will be shipped in? Don't want to be a pain in the ass but I just want an undamaged coin. The certificate isn't a problem.


Title: Re: Casascius 2013 0.5 BTC brass coin BTC 0.69 with shipping
Post by: molecular on December 17, 2013, 08:12:16 PM
Do the coins come in a protective case? If so, I'll order one.

No. After our office fire we ship the coins in plastic bags and don't add certificates.

A plastic bag as in a regular plastic bag, or as in the small coin sleeves?

EDIT: Could you PM me a picture of the coin in the state it will be shipped in? Don't want to be a pain in the ass but I just want an undamaged coin. The certificate isn't a problem.

A normal small plastic bag (zip-loc?). I'll take a shot when we next ship one. We take the coins directly from the roll we received from Mike using gloves and put them into the bag without touching them.

I used to ship 1 BTC coins in these plastic bags earlier this year and last year. Customers seem to have been satisfied with the packaging, example (with photo): https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=154083.msg1672933#msg1672933



Title: Re: Casascius 2013 0.5 BTC brass coin BTC 0.69 with shipping
Post by: BitcoinFr34k on December 17, 2013, 08:17:19 PM
That looks good enough, good to hear they are handled with care. Can I PM you the transaction ID or do you prefer me emailing it?

Will make the payment after your reply.


Title: Re: Casascius 2013 0.5 BTC brass coin BTC 0.69 with shipping
Post by: molecular on December 17, 2013, 08:31:27 PM
That looks good enough, good to hear they are handled with care. Can I PM you the transaction ID or do you prefer me emailing it?

Will make the payment after your reply.

I prefer email, because I work on shipping together with jalaman. So he can see the order, too.


Title: Re: Casascius 2013 0.5 BTC brass coin BTC 0.69 with shipping
Post by: BitcoinFr34k on December 17, 2013, 08:37:39 PM
That looks good enough, good to hear they are handled with care. Can I PM you the transaction ID or do you prefer me emailing it?

Will make the payment after your reply.

I prefer email, because I work on shipping together with jalaman. So he can see the order, too.


No problem. I've made the payment and sent an email to casascius_order@0x0000.de.

Thanks in advance!


Title: Re: Casascius 2013 0.5 BTC brass coin BTC 0.69 with shipping
Post by: nobbynobbynoob on December 17, 2013, 09:33:23 PM
Email sent for order for one BTC0,5 CASASCIUS coin. Payment made, txid 3b40ff38195a91d34746cf52cebf2b2ff18337da29baec5290c06780691f9383

Always good doing business with you, molecular.


Title: Re: Casascius 2013 0.5 BTC brass coin BTC 0.69 with shipping
Post by: JaLaMaN on December 18, 2013, 08:43:02 AM
Thank you for the orders. Today we will send the coins.


Title: Re: Casascius 2013 0.5 BTC brass coin BTC 0.69 with shipping
Post by: BitcoinFr34k on December 18, 2013, 09:08:00 AM
Thank you for the orders. Today we sent the coins.

That's good to hear :). Will you PM the track code or will you email it?

Thanks in advance for the fast service :)


Title: Re: Casascius 2013 0.5 BTC brass coin BTC 0.69 with shipping
Post by: JaLaMaN on December 18, 2013, 09:42:59 AM
I will email you the track code


Title: Re: Casascius 2013 0.5 BTC brass coin BTC 0.69 with shipping
Post by: BitcoinFr34k on December 18, 2013, 10:02:03 AM
Awesome man, thanks. Will recommend your services to others!


Title: Re: Casascius 2013 0.5 BTC brass coin BTC 0.69 with shipping
Post by: Eternity on December 18, 2013, 11:15:00 AM
How did you load the coin with btc ?


Title: Re: Casascius 2013 0.5 BTC brass coin BTC 0.69 with shipping
Post by: BitcoinFr34k on December 18, 2013, 01:44:36 PM
Just received my shipping code :)


Title: Re: Casascius 2013 0.5 BTC brass coin BTC 0.69 with shipping
Post by: JaLaMaN on December 20, 2013, 08:28:26 AM
How did you load the coin with btc ?

we didn't. Mike Caldwell, the producer of the coins did.

you can look up the transaction on blockchain.info if you have the address of the coin.


Title: Re: Casascius 2013 0.5 BTC brass coin BTC 0.69 with shipping
Post by: jonanon on December 20, 2013, 11:41:17 AM
Coins look great, just wondering if you would ship to Thailand? If so would that be extra? Would it be fully insured? Lastly could it be sent as 'gift' or within a bundle of documents? Customs are dreadful here.
Cheers


Title: Re: Casascius 2013 0.5 BTC brass coin BTC 0.69 with shipping
Post by: molecular on December 20, 2013, 02:56:30 PM
Coins look great, just wondering if you would ship to Thailand? If so would that be extra? Would it be fully insured? Lastly could it be sent as 'gift' or within a bundle of documents? Customs are dreadful here.
Cheers

Insured tracked shipping to Thailand is included in the price.

We use a normal-looking letter (A4 Page folded 2 times) to ship. It might as well contain documents when looking at it. However, one can feel the coins (usually only 2 sheets of paper included).

More info about customs in a PM



Title: Re: Casascius 2013 0.5 BTC brass coin BTC 0.69 with shipping
Post by: BitcoinFr34k on December 21, 2013, 08:44:01 AM
Quick question, how often does the shipping status update? My package was posted 3 days ago and it still only says it has been posted at the postoffice in Hamburg.


Title: Re: Casascius 2013 0.5 BTC brass coin BTC 0.69 with shipping
Post by: nobbynobbynoob on December 21, 2013, 02:37:17 PM
Remember, the mail can be very slow at Christmas.


Title: Re: Casascius 2013 0.5 BTC brass coin BTC 0.69 with shipping
Post by: BitcoinFr34k on December 21, 2013, 03:42:08 PM
Remember, the mail can be very slow at Christmas.

Yeah that's true. Was hoping to have it before Christmas but I guess that won't happen :(


Title: Re: Casascius 2013 0.5 BTC brass coin BTC 0.69 with shipping
Post by: takagari on December 23, 2013, 01:49:01 PM
Wow :O

Okay I'm down for two in the new year, x-mas has eatin all my funds but I'm wanting to hold some BTC away nice and pretty, these are perfect.

I'm being asked by locals to carry coin's. I wonder how hard it is to make our own sticker :)


Title: Re: Casascius 2013 0.5 BTC brass coin BTC 0.69 with shipping
Post by: molecular on December 23, 2013, 05:44:19 PM
Quick question, how often does the shipping status update? My package was posted 3 days ago and it still only says it has been posted at the postoffice in Hamburg.

It's not looking good for christmas to be honest ;(.

Both packages we shipped on the 18th (I'm assuming yours is one of them) are now in Frankfurt to go out of germany by air according to tracking.

Tracking usually updates pretty much realtime. Once an event (scan) happens it shows up in the tracking no more than an hour later according to my experiences.

There's no tracking event between the "posting in Hamburg" and the "arrival in Frankfurt". I don't know why it took so long in this case (usually it's in Frankfurt next business day), probably due holiday-related overload first, then the weekend.


Title: Re: Casascius 2013 0.5 BTC brass coin BTC 0.69 with shipping
Post by: BitcoinFr34k on December 23, 2013, 06:17:34 PM
Yeah, I received an email today about the tracking update. My German is a little rusty but I understood what it said :p. I'll just patiently wait for it :). Thanks for the explaination though!


Title: Re: Casascius 2013 0.5 BTC brass coin BTC 0.69 with shipping
Post by: BitcoinFr34k on December 28, 2013, 10:41:59 AM
Received the coin yesterday. Didn't expect so soon since I didn't receive a status update so I was happily surprised ;D. Coin looks great. I've added trust to both accounts. Thanks guys!


Title: Re: Casascius 2013 0.5 BTC brass coin BTC 0.69 with shipping
Post by: nobbynobbynoob on December 30, 2013, 04:16:46 PM
Thanks JaLaMaN, received the coin today - great!


Title: Re: Casascius 2013 0.5 BTC brass coin BTC 0.69 with shipping
Post by: molecular on January 07, 2014, 07:28:59 AM
glad the coins arrived, thanks for letting us know, BitcoinFr34k and nobbynobbynoob.

stock is down to 25.


Title: Re: Casascius 2013 0.5 BTC brass coin BTC 0.69 with shipping
Post by: swiss on January 09, 2014, 09:41:38 AM
pm sent


Title: Re: Casascius 2013 0.5 BTC brass coin BTC 0.69 with shipping
Post by: molecular on January 15, 2014, 01:45:30 PM
coins are flying out the door...

stock: 16


Title: Re: Casascius 2013 0.5 BTC brass coin BTC 0.69 with shipping
Post by: hx00 on January 22, 2014, 12:23:14 PM
just received 2 coins!
Very fast shipping - thanks!


Title: Re: Casascius 2013 0.5 BTC brass coin BTC 0.69 with shipping
Post by: JaLaMaN on January 22, 2014, 05:22:34 PM
Thank you!!!!


Title: Re: Casascius 2013 0.5 BTC brass coin BTC 0.69 with shipping
Post by: cyclops on January 23, 2014, 10:58:02 PM
Where do you ship from?


Title: Re: Casascius 2013 0.5 BTC brass coin BTC 0.69 with shipping
Post by: JaLaMaN on January 24, 2014, 04:35:03 PM
We ship from Germany


Title: Re: Casascius 2013 0.5 BTC brass coin BTC 0.69 with shipping
Post by: cyclops on January 24, 2014, 06:00:47 PM
We ship from Germany

Are coins in mint condition? Do they include capsule?


Title: Re: Casascius 2013 0.5 BTC brass coin BTC 0.69 with shipping
Post by: molecular on January 25, 2014, 10:17:43 PM
We ship from Germany

Are coins in mint condition? Do they include capsule?

Capsule: no, mint condition: yes, I guess: we don't touch the coins. We put them into little plastic bags right from the roll we received from Mike using gloves.


Title: Re: Casascius 2013 0.5 BTC brass coin BTC 0.69 with shipping
Post by: dave00 on January 29, 2014, 04:48:59 PM
Email sent.


Title: Re: Casascius 2013 0.5 BTC brass coin BTC 0.69 with shipping
Post by: JaLaMaN on January 29, 2014, 05:31:17 PM
Thank you!!! I think, we'll ship tomorrow...

Stock: 15


Title: Re: Casascius 2013 0.5 BTC brass coin BTC 0.69 with shipping
Post by: JaLaMaN on February 04, 2014, 08:48:47 AM
Stock: 13


Title: Re: Casascius 2013 0.5 BTC brass coin BTC 0.69 with shipping
Post by: molecular on February 04, 2014, 10:54:53 AM
Stock: 9


Title: Re: Casascius 2013 0.5 BTC brass coin BTC 0.69 with shipping
Post by: dave00 on February 04, 2014, 01:46:07 PM
Is it possible to make a reservation for another coin?
just to make sure they do not go out of stock  ;D


Title: Re: Casascius 2013 0.5 BTC brass coin BTC 0.69 with shipping
Post by: molecular on February 04, 2014, 05:17:22 PM
Is it possible to make a reservation for another coin?
just to make sure they do not go out of stock  ;D

we sell on a first come first serve basis at this point (low stock)

I can promise you they will go out of stock ;D


Title: Re: Casascius 2013 0.5 BTC brass coin BTC 0.69 with shipping
Post by: dave00 on February 05, 2014, 12:36:55 PM
I really hope one resist until tonight.

by the way the first coin arrived, it looks great  :D


Title: Re: Casascius 2013 0.5 BTC brass coin BTC 0.69 with shipping
Post by: molecular on February 05, 2014, 04:08:28 PM
coins are flying out the door

stock: 5


Title: Re: Casascius 2013 0.5 BTC brass coin BTC 0.69 with shipping
Post by: molecular on February 05, 2014, 04:11:36 PM
coins are flying out the door

stock: 5

god

stock: 4


Title: Re: Casascius 2013 0.5 BTC brass coin BTC 0.69 with shipping
Post by: molecular on February 05, 2014, 04:47:12 PM
stock: 0


Title: Re: Casascius 2013 0.5 BTC brass coin BTC 0.69 with shipping
Post by: JaLaMaN on February 10, 2014, 05:55:18 PM
Thanks at all!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Casascius 2013 0.5 BTC brass coin BTC 0.69 with shipping
Post by: TheNewAnon135246 on February 10, 2014, 08:53:57 PM
Too late :(. Will you try to restock? I loved doing business with you.


Title: Re: Casascius 2013 0.5 BTC brass coin BTC 0.69 with shipping
Post by: molecular on February 10, 2014, 09:15:09 PM
Too late :(. Will you try to restock? I loved doing business with you.

Currently no plans to restock, sorry.

Thanks for your praise ;)

We also enjoyed doing business... will all of you guys. Thanks!