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81  Economy / Goods / Probable scammer alert on: October 08, 2011, 04:46:20 AM
I recently posted that I wanted to buy two Iphone 4Ss  (They will not be onsale until Oct 14th)

I received the following reply:

"Hey I have two unlocked iphone 4s's. How much are you willing to pay for each?"

I replied asking how he has them before they are even on sale and to send some photos as proof.  He never replied,   so I suspect he was just hoping to get me to pay in advance.

This IS NOT proof of a scam,  but I find it very suspicious.

Here is the email header information:

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82  Economy / Goods / WTB Iphone 4S on: October 07, 2011, 10:21:37 AM
Is there anyone in Canada (or any country with unlocked phones)  who is willing to buy two Iphone 4S (Unlocked version)

and ship them to me in California?

I will pay for everything,  plus some extra profit for you.

If you can help,  please email me at

Thank you Bitcoiners!


I found someone to help me.
Thank you to everyone who replied.
83  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / NEW Major chain restaurant to accept Bitcoins? on: October 06, 2011, 11:43:35 PM
Yesterday I was trying to place an online order with  but had some trouble,  so I filled out a contact form.

In passing,  I asked when I will be able to pay with Bitcoin on their site.

Today I received the following reply:

Good Afternoon Roger,
Thank you so much for your email. Unfortunately because our catering staff end there day at 5, 5pm pickup is the absolute latest. To ensure you receive the 5:00pm time slot you would need to place your order by 4:30pm. Paying with Bitcoin is an excellent idea! I will certainly pass your suggestions to the web development team for consideration and review. Please let me know if I can assist you further.

For those who don't know,  Specialty's is a chain with about 40 locations.  They have a high tech image with a great website that customers can order online with.  In-person customers don't tell a clerk what kind of sandwich they want.  Instead, they order and pay on an Ipad,  and then wait for their number to be called.   This sort of high tech restaurant seems to be a perfect fit for Bitcoins.

If you live in a town with a specialtys,  I think it would be useful for you to POLITELY contact them here:

You should send an email something along the lines of:

I heard that you were considering accepting Bitcoins as a payment method.  I just wanted to let you know that I would also be interested in paying with Bitcoins  

Please customize your request,  and add any other information for them that you think would be useful.
84  Bitcoin / Project Development / Bitcoin Wallet for Iphone! (Kind of) on: September 28, 2011, 10:55:27 AM
There isn't technically a Bitcoin Ap for the Iphone,  but I made the following video showing how to send and receive Bitcoins from your iPhone.
It is almost as easy as having a dedicated application.

I would appreciate any feedback or suggestions  you may have.

85  Economy / Goods / 10% Rebate in Bitcoins on every order for Cisco and Networking related gear. on: September 15, 2011, 08:53:29 AM
Memory Dealers is proud to start offering a 10% rebate in Bitcoins for all orders placed with a credit card, Paypal, or PO through
Just use coupon code BTC2011 when checking out to receive your 10% rebate in Bitcoins.

If you,  or a company you work for or know, has any need for Networking equipment such as Cisco, Foundry, HP, Juniper, routers, switches, SFP, Xenpaks, Memory or Fiber optic cables and transceivers,  now is your chance to get a 10% rebate in Bitcoins!

Please help spread the word by tweeting and posting to facebook the following:

Free 10% Bitcoin rebate on all orders placed on
Just use coupon code BTC2011 during check out!

Contact me or any of our sales team if there is anything special you need,

Roger Ver Japan office

Jerry Bursinger USA office
86  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / 10% Rebate in Bitcoins on every order! on: September 15, 2011, 08:17:04 AM
Memory Dealers is proud to start offering a 10% rebate in Bitcoins for all orders placed with a credit card, Paypal, or PO through
Just use coupon code BTC2011 when checking out to receive your 10% rebate in Bitcoins.

If you,  or a company you work for or know, has any need for Networking equipment such as Cisco, Foundry, HP, Juniper, routers, switches, SFP, Xenpaks, Memory or Fiber optic cables and transceivers,  now is your chance to get a 10% rebate in Bitcoins!

Please help spread the word by tweeting and posting to facebook the following:

Free 10% Bitcoin rebate on all orders placed on
Just use coupon code BTC2011 during check out!

Contact me or any of our sales team if there is anything special you need,

Roger Ver Japan office

Jerry Bursinger USA office
87  Other / Beginners & Help / National Radio campaign on how to get Bitcoins with CASH! on: September 13, 2011, 03:54:28 AM
Thread here:
88  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / New National Radio ad on how to get Bitcoins with CASH!! on: September 13, 2011, 03:49:57 AM
Starting today an ad similar to this will be airing on more than 100 radio stations accross the USA: 
(Please post this video on your facebook so all your friends and family will now know there is an easy way for them to buy Bitcoins!)

It will be read live,  on air by the radio host.

A list of the stations and times can be found here:

I would appreciate your feedback on anything that you think should be changed or added.

I would also like suggestions for other Bitcoin related ads that should be done.
(I'm trying to think of one about how MTGOX is better and cheaper than paypal)

This ad is not free,  so if you want to help support it,  please donate to Memory Dealers directly at:
89  Bitcoin / Project Development / Subtitle Help! 3 Bitcoin Bounty on: September 08, 2011, 02:47:54 PM
Does anyone know how to hard encode the Korean Subs I made for the weuse coins video into the acual video?

3BTC for the first person who can send me a copy of it.

The materials you need are here:  Youtube video with soft  subtitles  Original Subtitle file  Original we use coins video

90  Economy / Marketplace / New Bitcoin T-Shirt designs on: September 06, 2011, 02:04:56 PM
Is anyone interested in any of the following new Bitcoin shirts?

All the designs were made by a girl who normally designs women's clothing,  and may not know much about Bitcoins.

I plan to make the popular ones and offer them for sale.

Please let me know which ones you like:
91  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / How to get your local merchants to accept Bitcoin as payment: on: August 29, 2011, 09:38:09 AM
Every time you pay with a credit card,  hand the clerk or store owner one of these business cards:

The original docx file is located here:

Any suggestions for improvements for the actual text?

Does anyone know a print shop that will accept bitcoins for payment to have a few thousand business cards printed?

92  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / How to make sure Bitcoin will never be banned by governments! on: August 28, 2011, 04:39:37 PM
In tonight's Bitcoin Brainstorming session,  we came up with an idea to make sure Bitcoin will never be banned by governments.
Rather than having Bitcoin be known as the currency of online drug pushers and gamblers,  we need to have it be known as the currency of charitable donations.

Lets make sure that the
Red Cross
United Way
The Humane Society
and more

accept bitcoins for donations.

If lots of great charities like these use Bitcoins for fundraising,  no politician would ever dare to ban them!

A great example of a charity that is already accepting bitcoin donations is

To get this started,  I suggest we contact the the United Way and offer to make a $10,000 USD Donation via bitcoins
as soon as they list on their website their Bitcoin donation address.

Bruce Wagner of has agreed to hold the funds in escrow until we reach $10,000 worth of BTC. will donate $5,000 of the $10,000 so we only need the community to come up with the other half.
Once it is listed on the charity's website, Bruce will send out a press release to all the media contacts he has.
It should make major news headlines as well!

If you think this is a good idea,  please send your Bitcoins to: 1CEmUakCaR71BmELWJPg72QRYzUqEddNm6  (this is stored on MTGOX)

Please let us know if you have any additional ideas on how to make this plan even better.

--------------------August 30th update----------------
Thank you for all the comments and feedback.
If you don't think the United Way is a worthy charity,  please don't donate.
Instead contact your favorite charity and ask them to directly accept Bitcoin donations on their website. 
Mention the success that Epic Change has had with bitcoin donations.  The more charities that accept Bitcoin the better,  but I suspect that if the biggest charity in the USA accepts Bitcoin donations,  the rest of them will quickly follow.

If everyone who has read this thread so far had donated $6 worth of Bitcoins,  we would already have the other $5000 to make this a reality.
Ask yourself,  "Is $6 worth the major national news attention Bitcoin would receive if United Way listed Bitcoin as a donation method on their website?"
"Do I want the world to think of helping orphans, cute puppies,  and those in need when they hear about Bitcoins?"

If your answer is "YES!"  then send your $6 worth of BTC NOW to:  1CEmUakCaR71BmELWJPg72QRYzUqEddNm6

It is easy!  Just do it!
93  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / $10,000 Bet that Bitcoins will outperform Gold, Silver by 100X !!! on: August 04, 2011, 09:35:05 AM
-------------------------------November 30th 2013 Update---------------------------------
I just posted the final conclusion including a donation of 1,000 Bitcoins worth over $1,000,000 USD at the time.

-------------------------------August 4th 2012 Update---------------------------------

I've posted the one year update to my $10,000 Bitcoin bet video:

-------------------------------August 4th 2011 ------------------------------------------
$10,000 Bet that Bitcoins will outperform Gold, Silver by 100X over the next two years

Please spread this far and wide,   It should be good for some positive media attention.

Roger Ver
Memorydealers KK
(A Division of, Inc.)
8F Kudan minami green building,
3-7-7 Kudan minami, Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyo, 102-0074, Japan

TEL +81-3-6280-8666
FAX +81-3-6280-8665
MOBILE: +81-80-3242-1056
AIM: rogerkver
Yahoo rogerkver

For all your Memory needs please visit

----------------------August 10th 2011 Update---------------------

Iím about to place the official bet on  but I would like some help tightening up my arguments as to why I think
Bitcoins will outperform Gold, Silver, the US Stock Market and the US Dollar by one hundred times over the next two years.

So far I am intending to post my argument as follows:

Bitcoins are the world's first peer to peer, distributed electronic currency.  This means that they can be sent directly from person to person over the internet,  without needing anyone's help or permission.  They are free to send, receive, or to store,  and they can be as public or anonymous as you want them to be.  

With bitcoins,  a person in California can send $20,000 USD worth of value to a person in Russia in a matter of seconds,  for FREE.  

In comparison:
Paypal would cost about $600,  and take a few seconds.
Credit card would cost about $600   and take a few days, to a week, or more.
Bank wire would cost about $40,  and take one or two days.

By all of the traditional payment methods,  any government can block your transaction for any arbitrary reason.  
Because Bitcoins are peer to peer,  no one can block your transaction for any reason, ever.
A recent example of this property of Bitcoin being put to use,  is with the online gambling industry.  
Recently the USA Federal government blocked credit card companies and banks from being allowed to process gambling related transactions.  
Since then,  numerous online gambling sites that use Bitcoins have launched.  
Because Bitcoins are sent over a distributed, peer to peer network,  governments are powerless to stop them.

With traditional government issued currencies,  politicians are always tempted to just print more whenever they have a budget short fall due to the most recent war, bailout, or ďstimulusĒ package.
When governments do this,  all the citizenís savings lose value in real terms.
With Bitcoins,  governments can never take the value of your money in this way.
Because the software is open source, we know that there will never ever be more than twenty one million Bitcoins. No one will be able to provide themselves with additional bitcoins by decree,  as happens so often with traditional government issued currencies.

Bitcoins are also resistant to government tracking or seizure.  With just a few steps, anyone can store their bitcoins in such a way that governments or other theives are powerless to access them without the correct password.  

Bitcoins may also make paying most taxes voluntary since governments will lose the power to track or control who sends bitcoins to whom.
The IRS, DEA, Customs and Border Patrol, and other agencies will no longer be able to seize peoples money at will.

Bitcoins may also bring an end to war.  Currently governments force all of their citizens to pay for war efforts whether they are in favor of the war or not.
Once Bitcoin use is wide spread,  the people in favor of the wars will no longer be able to force the people against the wars to pay for them.  
If suddently, the half the population who does not support the wars stop paying for them,  it will quickly become much more expensive for the suppoters of war to continue funding it.
I suspect that many people who claim to be in favor of the current wars would change their mind if they had to pay for all of it themselves.

Because Bitcoins are limited to 21,000,000 and they have so many advantages over traditional government issued currencies,  
once even a small percentage of the economy begins using bitcoins,  the price will quickly soar to thousands of dollars per Bitcoin or more.

In short,  I believe bitcoins are the most important technological revolution since the invention of the internet, and because of that, their price will skyrocket in comparison with
Gold, Silver, the US stock market, and US Dollar.

Please critique the above.
Let me know what you think I have missed,  points I should remove or add, including grammar and punctuation.
Remember,  what I post on longbets will likely be read by over a million people over the next two years.

Thanks for your help!

Please feel free to re-post any of this anywhere you think people would be interested in it.
94  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Is Alex Jones part of the Illuminati conspiracy against Bitcoins????? on: July 26, 2011, 11:32:18 PM
I actually don't believe in the Illuminati conspiracy theories,  but I do know that Alex Jones has a HUGE audience and many of them would be very interested in the idea of Bitcoins.

I decided to send the following email:

Sent: Wednesday, July 06, 2011 1:43 PM
To: ''
Subject: Bitcoin Advertising

I am interested in advertising bitcoins on your website and radio show.
Iím currently running the following bitcoin add on Free Talk Live.

I am interested in doing a similar add and live read on your show as well as some links from your website.

Can you give me an idea of what something like this would cost?
Iím interested in doing this because I think bitcoins are the best way to take away power from the government and banksters,  and give people back control of their own money.
If you donít know what bitcoins are,  please visit

Thanks so much!

2.5 weeks went by with no reply at all,  so I emailed them again:

Sent: Sunday, July 24, 2011 9:54 AM
Subject: RE: Bitcoin Advertising

Any chance you can get back to me on my request in regards to advertising on your show?

Thanks so much,.....
original email copied below

The next day I received the following reply:
From: [] On Behalf Of Advertising
Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 1:00 AM
To: Roger Ver
Subject: Re: Bitcoin Advertising

Bitcoin has not been accepted as an advertiser.

We are at the point where we are at capacity for sponsors again.

Thanks for your request.


I replied right away with:

From: Roger Ver []
Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 4:33 AM
To: Advertising; Ver Roger
Subject: Re: Bitcoin Advertising

Is there a waiting list?
Can you send me some pricing so I can have an idea of what it would cost?

To date there as been no reply.
Their response (or lack of) seems very very strange to me.

Any thoughts on what is going on?
95  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Bitcoin national radio campaign update needed! on: July 24, 2011, 06:24:44 AM
The current Bitcoin radio ad has been running for several months on  on more than 100 stations accross the USA, including XM satellite radio.
Station list here:

The current ad is here:

I think it is about time to update the content of the ad to reflect the current state of bitcoins.
Please give me some ideas of what you would like to hear in the new ad.

The radio program is geared towards supporters of liberty, so some topics that come to mind are:

1. The government can not seize your bitcoins,  or freeze your bitcoin account.
2. You can use them to play poker/gamble online.
3. You can use them anywhere in the world.
4. Great Bitcoin app for Android.
5. Restaurants and real world businesses are starting to accept Bitcoins.
6.  Your idea here.....

If you appreciate my efforts,  please feel free to send a few bitcents to:
96  Economy / Goods / Anything on for bitcoins on: July 17, 2011, 01:21:20 AM
For anyone who doesn't already know,  you can buy anything on  with bitcoins by using

I have personally used this service and it went wonderfully!
It was super easy,  and I want to personally recommend it to everyone on this forum.
If you have Bitcoins,  and there is something you want from  then please use

This includes everything from Flat Screen TVs, Video Games,  Books,  cameras,  food,   anything!

Please support the bitcoin community and give them a try today.
97  Bitcoin / Project Development / Bitcoin Mass emailing suggestions please on: July 15, 2011, 01:12:18 AM
On Monday morning we will email about 20,000 of our past customers an email similar to the following:

Subject line: %15 discount at MemoryDealers for all orders paid for with Bitcoins!

Hi Everyone!

As one of the first online retailers to accept Bitcoin as payment, we are excited to offer a 15% DISCOUNT for all orders payed for with Bitcoin before August 31st!

For those not yet familiar with Bitcoin, it is like cash that you can send over the internet! It is as anonymous as you want it to be, and it's basically free to use! Learn more about Bitcoin, the new peer-to-peer digital currency. For Bitcoin exchange information, check out, or

Also, feel free to give us a call at 1-877-486-5650.

Thank you for saving money and being on the leading edge with us!

Jerry Bursinger
Your Network Hardware Specialist
Phone: 1-877-486-5650

Please give me an suggestions on changes or other information that you think should be included in this email.


98  Bitcoin / Project Development / Lets make it easy for any small store to accept bitcoins! (2BTC Bounty) - paid on: July 13, 2011, 10:28:34 AM
I was looking at this great little tool to convert BTC addresses into 2D Barcodes:

It then occurred to me that this could be a great way to help new physical businesses accept bitcoins.

The idea is to make a website that lets a Bitcoin user to upload their:
1. Bitcoin address
2. optional company logo and text

Then the website would output a page similar to the attached photo I made:

The new Bitcoin merchant could then print out this page, and tape it next to their cash register so any customer with a smartphone can use it to pay with bitcoins.

Making this webpage is beyond my skill set,  but I am sure someone here can make this easily.

I know several businesses that would likely start using bitcoins right away  if they could do it this easily.

Once this tool is created,  we should also have a link to it from the "Retail Business" section of,_for_small_businesses

Any thoughts?

Bounty List:  1BTC
V4Vendettas   1BTC

(2 BTC Total)

-------7-16-2011 Edit------
1.5 BTC paid by myself.

Now that a pretty decent tool is online at:

I posted a link to it from the Wiki here:,_for_small_businesses#Retail_businesses
Where else can we post this tool that people who need it can easily find it?

Please post it online, and then post the link back here for us all to see.
99  Economy / Goods / WTS 16GB USB drives for $5 less than! on: July 12, 2011, 12:05:20 AM
At just 1.67 BTC and free shipping, it is about $5 cheaper than the same drive on Amazon:

Please help support the bitcoin economy and MemoryDealers by buying one here:

If you don't have bitcoins,  but still want a good deal on a flash drive,  you can buy them here by CC or paypal.
100  Other / CPU/GPU Bitcoin mining hardware / ATI FirePro V7800 Video card for mining? on: July 11, 2011, 04:59:03 PM
I can get these new ATI Firepro cards and ship the same day from Santa Clara CA.
Does anyone know if these will be any good for mining?
I couldn't find any information for hash rates on these,
Feel free to email me directly if you have any special requests.

ATI FirePro V7800 2GB DDR5 DVI/2DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card, Retail
Mfr Part Number: 100-505604
ATI Eyefinity Technology
Support ATI CrossFire Pro Technology
Support ATI FirePro S400 Synchronization Module
AutoDetect Technology
Full 30-bit Display Pipeline
Multi-View Display
Support DirectX 11.0, Full Shader Model 5.0 and OpenGL 3.2
OpenCL 1.0
GPU: ATI FirePro V7800
Memory: 2GB DDR5
Brandwidth: 128.0 GB/s
Shader Processing Units: 1440
Memory Interface: 256-bit
Bus: PCI-Express 2.0 x16
Max. Resolution: 2560x1600 @ 60Hz
Connectors: DVI, Dual DisplayPort
Thermal: Fansink
Support Microsoft DirectX 11, Shader Model 5.0 and OpenGL 3.2
System Requirements:
512MB of system memory
CD-ROM drive (or internet access) for software installation
Power supply w/75W for graphics
One 2x3 power connectors
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