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Title: Farmer market
Post by: vasilis89 on November 05, 2011, 12:41:15 PM
I would post this on marketplace, but i am restricted cause i am noobie.
Anyway, i am from greece i and i have decided to start a small bussiness of selling beans for btc.
more info here http://beanbitmarket.blogspot.com/

(to admin: i am not spamming, i just try to sell my goods for beatcoins, please dont delete this post, or move it to the marketplace)


Title: Re: Farmer market
Post by: Mari on November 05, 2011, 04:09:20 PM
Cool beans!    ;D



Title: Re: Farmer market
Post by: paraipan on November 05, 2011, 04:55:26 PM
I would post this on marketplace, but i am restricted cause i am noobie.
Anyway, i am from greece i and i have decided to start a small bussiness of selling beans for btc.
more info here http://beanbitmarket.blogspot.com/

(to admin: i am not spamming, i just try to sell my goods for beatcoins, please dont delete this post, or move it to the marketplace)

nicee, i just twitted your blog, hope you get more poeple on this and they start selling real food for bitcoins like you


Title: Re: Farmer market
Post by: S3052 on November 05, 2011, 07:13:21 PM
great initiative.

we need more farmers doing that, and beyond Greece.


Title: Re: Farmer market
Post by: GoWest on November 05, 2011, 09:45:21 PM
http://www.thebitcointrader.com/2011/11/geeks-and-greeks.html


Title: Re: Farmer market
Post by: casascius on November 07, 2011, 07:04:32 AM
Κάτι που θα ήθελα να έχω εδώ στην Utah USA... ΔΩΔΩΝΗ ΦΕΤΑ...


Title: Re: Farmer market
Post by: RyNinDaCleM on November 07, 2011, 07:20:34 AM
Κάτι που θα ήθελα να έχω εδώ στην Utah USA... ΔΩΔΩΝΗ ΦΕΤΑ...
You don't have beans in Utah?  :-\

Anyway, a step forward for BitCoin.


Title: Re: Farmer market
Post by: 3phase on November 07, 2011, 08:37:21 AM
Κάτι που θα ήθελα να έχω εδώ στην Utah USA... ΔΩΔΩΝΗ ΦΕΤΑ...

I could send some to you, but packing that stuff safely so that it can be preserved and not leak during transport will be very problematic, not to mention the smell which will attract customs agents...

Actually the beans idea is much better, as there are no shipping/packing complications.

Are you Greek BTW? Or did you just Google translate?


Title: Re: Farmer market
Post by: 3phase on November 07, 2011, 08:38:43 AM
I would post this on marketplace, but i am restricted cause i am noobie.
Anyway, i am from greece i and i have decided to start a small bussiness of selling beans for btc.
more info here http://beanbitmarket.blogspot.com/

(to admin: i am not spamming, i just try to sell my goods for beatcoins, please dont delete this post, or move it to the marketplace)

Μπράβο Βασίλη!!!!

Χρήστος


Title: Re: Farmer market
Post by: Azrael_PT on November 07, 2011, 10:18:53 AM
Nice initiative.  :D


Title: Re: Farmer market
Post by: ThomasV on November 07, 2011, 11:37:16 AM
I predict this will make news


Title: Re: Farmer market
Post by: notme on November 07, 2011, 03:59:34 PM
http://www.thebitcointrader.com/2011/11/geeks-and-greeks.html

I predict this will make news

Good call ;).


Title: Re: Farmer market
Post by: casascius on November 07, 2011, 05:15:44 PM
Όχι google, έμεινα στην Ελλάδα για 1 1/2 χρόνια και περίπου 4 μήνες στη Κύπρο. Γι'αυτο επιθυμώ το τυρί.

Δεν είμαι Έλληνας.  Ήμουν ένας μορμονος και μας στέλνουν σε άλλες χώρες να μάθουμε τη ξένη γλώσσα και να κυριξουμε τη θρησκεία.  Πήγα πριν 15 χρόνια. Τώρα δεν είμαι τοσο θρησκευτικός και δεν συμμετέχω στο μορμονισμο, η ελληνική γλώσσα όμως μένει εύκολη με συχνή άσκηση...


Title: Re: Farmer market
Post by: vasilis89 on November 07, 2011, 07:30:36 PM
Hey guys.. thanks for you acceptance..
i have to say that i have made my first sell. A kilo pack of greek beans to Great Britain
casascius i know you want to eat some greek feta and this was high in my list for the products i could sell, but as 3phase said is very difficult to send it.
The transfer complications was the second reason i chosed beans. I will send it in bubble rap folder and in a separate bag. This way are actually more secured than the farmers or the delivery chains do it. Also the cost of posting is lower and my bussiness plan is more viable as the product os cheaper for the consumer. And the beans are dryed so humidity and tempature have little harm to do if nothing at all.

Ofcourse the first reason i choused bean is because i like it  :)


Title: Re: Farmer market
Post by: bitdragon on November 07, 2011, 07:52:11 PM
I am travelling for a while now and cannot really order these Greek beans,
I love the idea and would like to promote these beans in some albeit small way.

The fifth order for bitbeans is on me. Only four to go it seems.

You actually have to order and pay and upon confirmation from vasilis89 I will pay you back or add on another kilo.





Title: Re: Farmer market
Post by: casascius on November 07, 2011, 11:01:30 PM
casascius i know you want to eat some greek feta and this was high in my list for the products i could sell, but as 3phase said is very difficult to send it.

I understand the feta is difficult to send, that is part of what makes it desirable.  It would spoil before it arrived, or else would be too expensive to send.  Just means I will have to get back to Greece some time.


Title: Re: Farmer market
Post by: vasilis89 on November 08, 2011, 05:22:13 PM
I am travelling for a while now and cannot really order these Greek beans,
I love the idea and would like to promote these beans in some albeit small way.

The fifth order for bitbeans is on me. Only four to go it seems.

You actually have to order and pay and upon confirmation from vasilis89 I will pay you back or add on another kilo.

Bean Bitmarket ltd. accepts the challenge. The projections show that the fifth sale will happen sometime next week. If not then i send you a pack just with the posting costs.
You still have to buy the 6th pack because we need revenue :) ...
and beans are protein rich, 6th pack will help you get 6 pack


Title: Re: Farmer market
Post by: bitstarter on November 08, 2011, 06:36:06 PM
Looking forward to seeing how this one plays out and welcome to bitcoin! (:


Title: Re: Farmer market
Post by: vasilis89 on November 09, 2011, 01:47:01 AM
i could send but i think the posting cost is too high.. if you want to pay ofcorse :) anything the customer wants


Title: Re: Farmer market
Post by: TheMarketAnarchist on November 10, 2011, 12:14:09 AM
I would post this on marketplace, but i am restricted cause i am noobie.
Anyway, i am from greece i and i have decided to start a small bussiness of selling beans for btc.
more info here http://beanbitmarket.blogspot.com/

(to admin: i am not spamming, i just try to sell my goods for beatcoins, please dont delete this post, or move it to the marketplace)

This seems like an amazing idea! I'd love to see more stuff like this in the Btc community!  I know you say you're not a bean expert and that's cool but do you at least know if the beans are organic or not? If not, is there a way to find out?

Regards,
TMA


Title: Re: Farmer market
Post by: casascius on November 10, 2011, 01:17:21 AM
I suspect you're buying beans from the laiki agora? (street market)

One thing you should sell from Greece is not beans, but loukoumi.

That is something easy to sell, that people will like, we don't see it Greek style here in the US, and it is something tasty which doesn't spoil easily.


Title: Re: Farmer market
Post by: bittenbob on November 10, 2011, 01:22:44 AM
This is great start and I encourage you to encourage other farmers to start doing the same. Hyperinflation of nationally controlled currencies seems almost inevitable given the current climate and the more people that can move to a anti-inflationary currency like bitcoins the better. This is a real solution the OWS protesters should be pushing.

Best of luck with your Beans for Bitcoins!


Title: Re: Farmer market
Post by: GreekBitcoin on November 14, 2011, 12:31:41 AM
Hey guys. Greek here too. That was a nice idea!

Offtopic but how do you buy BTC here in Greece? Which way is the less costly?


Title: Re: Farmer market
Post by: paraipan on November 14, 2011, 12:38:12 AM
Hey guys. Greek here too. That was a nice idea!

Offtopic but how do you buy BTC here in Greece? Which way is the less costly?

try joining the OTC market (http://bitcoin-otc.com/) and find out if you can trade in person with ppl in your country, use established exchanges like TradeHill  (https://www.tradehill.com/) or MtGox (https://mtgox.com/) and few others or buy them with paypal on VirWox (https://www.virwox.com/), a little tricky atm as you will have to buy lindens first and then trade them for bitcoins.
You can open another thread on this if you want ;)


Title: Re: Farmer market
Post by: tradesteady on November 14, 2011, 09:36:02 AM
I'm also restrict yet you could contact the moderate for the explain...


Title: Re: Farmer market
Post by: 3phase on November 20, 2011, 01:22:14 PM
Hey guys. Greek here too. That was a nice idea!

Offtopic but how do you buy BTC here in Greece? Which way is the less costly?

Το φτηνότερο (μαζί με τη μεταφορά των χρημάτων) είναι το Intersango (www.intersango.com). Είναι παλιοί bitcoiners και αξιόπιστοι.
Απλά έχε υπόψη ότι δεν αξίζει η αναμονή και τα κόστη για να αγοράσεις λιγότερα από 50 Ευρώ.



Title: Re: Farmer market
Post by: antoineph on November 21, 2011, 07:22:06 PM
Sounds cool :)


Title: Re: Farmer market
Post by: bitdragon on December 12, 2011, 07:45:07 AM
How is the market doing?

Reached the 5th sale yet?

Was thinking of what I could offer from Cambodia... Kingdom beer anyone? Tastes good and the bottle looks good too:)



Title: Re: Farmer market
Post by: paraipan on December 12, 2011, 01:29:31 PM
How is the market doing?

Reached the 5th sale yet?

Was thinking of what I could offer from Cambodia... Kingdom beer anyone? Tastes good and the bottle looks good too:)



some photos to lure the market... ?  :)


Title: Re: Farmer market
Post by: der__flo on December 12, 2011, 01:44:15 PM
hmmm, the blog is gone ....  ?


Title: Re: Farmer market
Post by: paraipan on December 12, 2011, 02:07:55 PM
hmmm, the blog is gone ....  ?

wonder why...  :-\


Title: Re: Farmer market
Post by: libertytrader on December 13, 2011, 06:03:20 AM
I think what is really needed is actual companies to start using bitcoin for the currency to find an established value. Right now it is all speculation related behavior with bitcoins or direct transfer of bitcoin to USD...


Title: Re: Farmer market
Post by: bitdragon on December 14, 2011, 04:40:34 AM
Quote from: paraipan link=topic=50943.msg648036#msg648036 date=1323696571

some photos to lure the market... ?  Smiley
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Title: Re: Farmer market
Post by: Global BTC on December 14, 2011, 09:38:52 PM
I can't reach the blog. Any news?