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1121  Economy / Collectibles / Re: [WTS] Collection of Casascius Coins - 25BTC, 5BTC, 1BTC on: January 25, 2015, 04:47:45 PM
LOL

Graded coins makes it easier to sell; however, YOU sending in for grading means you're going to pay a higher price than someone established which would get a better discount.

This will also take a month to get done.
And, you will raise the price higher than many would have paid simply because of the additional cost of shipping, insurance, grading, etc.

Basically, you should just close the thread and come back in a month when you get the coins and post individually with a price (or starting price) per unit.  Selling in a lot will not get you that.

Spending  more time figuring out how the real buyers are will help too.

I am absolutely sure that I can't beat out a scammer in price offering, and I can't beat out the person that just simply wants a coin no matter how above value he bids.

It's good that you're not in a hurry. 

Good luck.

PS.  You should also work on your terms of payment.  Meaning, I will not pay you for something I haven't yet received.  So, you have to decide how to transact.  Someone to escrow for you or meet in person, etc.
1122  Economy / Auctions / Re: [AUCTION] 1 Casascius 2013 + 1 Titan BTC (1oz999Gold) on: January 25, 2015, 06:24:16 AM
Geeze. I have been interested in physicals for a while but I didn't know they were worth this much

Well, it depends on the coins.
1123  Economy / Auctions / Re: [AUCTION] 1 Casascius 2013 + 1 Titan BTC (1oz999Gold) on: January 25, 2015, 06:07:08 AM
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1124  Economy / Collectibles / Re: [WTS] Collection of Casascius Coins - 25BTC, 5BTC, 1BTC on: January 23, 2015, 04:11:38 PM
Can you please post the price for them , i might want 1 BTC if price is good .


And, I might want them all (if price is good).   <wink>
1125  Economy / Collectibles / Re: 2014 Casascius St. Petersburg Bowl Bitcoin Coin on: January 23, 2015, 03:29:00 PM
$119.88 For a coin delivered to NY is crazy. I really wish Mike would sell these on his own or from a vendor who could deliver the coin for $100. 20% markup with shipping and tax is brutal.



I agree.  The price is high and shipping is high.  Meh, you know that up front.
The only thing that bothers me is the number of people that complain about it afterwards.  You either want the coin or not.  Complaining about the price afterwards seems strange.

I would be MORE upset if they changed the price to $50 after so many purchased at $100.  That would be something to complain about.   Smiley
1126  Economy / Collectibles / Re: [WTS] Collection of Casascius Coins - 25BTC, 5BTC, 1BTC on: January 23, 2015, 03:26:16 PM
How about you post a price.

And/Or auction them.    I like sniping auctions.  Wink
1127  Economy / Collectibles / Re: 2014 Casascius St. Petersburg Bowl Bitcoin Coin on: January 23, 2015, 02:35:15 PM
This is bitcoin.  There has to be Drama and anticipation.  It's what makes it work.  Kind of like waaaaiiiiting for confirmations.   Smiley
1128  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Running Bitcoind on Raspberry Pi? on: January 23, 2015, 07:05:22 AM
I think might not be the best long term solution because in some years the blockchain can get really big. Specially if we reach moon.

Agreed.  Using a Pi is not anywhere near the best solution.  it's a cheap, low power experiment which handles it currently.

Blockchain is getting big no matter what platform though.

Also, we need full nodes no matter the platform.  It's what makes it decentralized and in turn what makes the system work.
1129  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Running Bitcoind on Raspberry Pi? on: January 23, 2015, 06:50:31 AM

using sdcard is not recommended, they will tear off and die, no matter what size you use.

Be sure to move /tmp /tmpfs /var (or any folder that constantly needs writing) from sdcard and mount your external hdd on /home/user/ and then proceed to install the blockchain there


Maybe you're not familiar with an Rpi.  You have NO choice.  The rpi uses the SDCard for the boot/kernal.

So, you simply have the OS/Data on the external drive.  It only needs the SDCard for the miliseconds of power up in order to boot to the drive.
Basically, I think you missed that I said that, which is why I said you only need a small SDCard for that and the smallest I could find was 256MB; however, smallest available in any store or online is 2GB.

1130  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Running Bitcoind on Raspberry Pi? on: January 23, 2015, 06:44:12 AM
You can get the Armory bundle here for Rasberry Pi, it might be easier to install and run than the bitcoind https://bitcoinarmory.com/download/

Definately easier; however, the point of this thread is to run a full node.  Not as a wallet.  Smiley
1131  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Running Bitcoind on Raspberry Pi? on: January 23, 2015, 06:43:23 AM
Zelek Uther

With Wheezy release from 12/24/14 (newest at this time), your steps work except...
yum install libtools

After upgrading, my chainstate was no longer valid.  So, it will take 4 weeks plus in order to catch up.   Worried that the blocks might be changed/corrupt, I am setting up another one to start from scratch.

You were able to use the blocks/chainstate from what?  (Or, you only copied the blocks and it will take a long time to reindex?)
1132  Economy / Collectibles / Re: [WTS] Collection of Casascius Coins - 25BTC, 5BTC, 1BTC on: January 21, 2015, 07:17:28 PM
Good spot, mark. I'll wait for pardino to reply.  Shocked

LOL.

You didn't expect to get 39BTC face value for only 32.5, did ya?   :p   (Yes, I would love that deal as well).
I wasn't buying them all you idiot  Shocked Kiss

Well, according to the post/PM you listed, it was for all 11 coins.  "Me counts gud"

With all your massive stores of bitcoin, you were really getting nit picky?    Oh geesh.

Ok, I would buy them all.  /me is awaiting a quote/pm.

And, why isn't the scammer PMing me anymore.   I feel left out.
1133  Economy / Collectibles / Re: [WTS] Collection of Casascius Coins - 25BTC, 5BTC, 1BTC on: January 21, 2015, 05:03:53 PM
Nice coins man, maybe you should set a price for them.

I need to look around today and get a better feel for the market, in looking at some threads after the fact it looks like I should probably get them all graded first so there is less ambiguity around the quality...

pardrino...

I am interested in the coins as a LOT.  If you post or PM prices  (individually and a group purchase), I would seriously consider it; however, I think you're hoping for people to throw out numbers without an actual sale/auction in mind.   So, just to start that off, I am obviously happy to offer face value with expectations of it starting to go up from there.

Also, do you have a picture of the back.  Your post doesn't mention if the coins are entact or redeemed.   Wink
1134  Economy / Collectibles / Re: [WTS] Collection of Casascius Coins - 25BTC, 5BTC, 1BTC on: January 21, 2015, 05:00:00 PM
Good spot, mark. I'll wait for pardino to reply.  Shocked

LOL.

You didn't expect to get 39BTC face value for only 32.5, did ya?   :p   (Yes, I would love that deal as well).
1135  Economy / Collectibles / Re: 2014 Casascius St. Petersburg Bowl Bitcoin Coin on: January 20, 2015, 05:01:10 PM

Does the gold plating on the BTC look like that or is it bad lighting?

From the diff pics posted, it would seem the gold looks like that.

I would believe that Mike would exchange it without a problem; however, you have to also consider that it might (possible) be worth more as an 'error' than anything else.

What is a shame is that the coins were not numbered.   Meh.
1136  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Running Bitcoind on Raspberry Pi? on: January 17, 2015, 09:13:14 PM
Here is how I compiled the latest stable version of bitcoind (v0.10.0rc2 at the time of writing) on my Raspberry Pi.

Firstly I installed Raspbian on an SD Card. I'm doing this as a proof of concept, so I'm using a 64GB SD Card just to prove that it works. In future, the blockchain won't fit on a 64GB SD Card, so I'll either migrate to a larger SD Card or move the blockchain over to an external hard drive (more likely, as this is the cheaper option).
....

While the laptop was unpacking bootstrap.dat to create a local copy of the blockchain, the CPU usage was pretty high. I suspect this step would take a long time on the Raspberry Pi (and may need more RAM too).


Nice to see a thread that keeps updating the Pi setup.  I run 3 full nodes on them.  (Thanks for the link to this thread from the other)

I will be updating to .10.orc2 this weekend.

You mentioned downloading the chain.  Well, when I did it a year ago, it took the chain 28 days to download with bootstrap.  That was at 16gb.  The chain has since doubled, so it would take much longer.  So, import seems the only way to go and the only reason I would decide against changing the version in fear it may mess up the chainstate.  Guess I will find out.  Smiley   (The big issue was that I could not use the blockchain/chainstate data from a Windows or std linux install, because the "Berkeley DB v4.8" implementation (as explained to me) was different and it made the files incompatible.

Also, in the other thread, you asked about how to change the data directory.
the command is:  -datadir=dir.
example:   bitcoind -datadir=/tmp

With the Pi; however, I would suggest the method I used.

Simple, I use the SDslot simply as the boot device (256mb card is plenty), and have it boot to the OS on the external drive (usb).
To further save power and time, I use a micro SSD drive (64GB (which obviously will have to upgraded at the rate the blockchain is increasing and assuming the Pi will continue to work for bitcoind)) so that no more power is needed - because it is supplied via USB.
Using an external drive for the OS also means you don't have to worry about the data directory since the main drive is the full external (by default).

Also, I have this running on a Solid-Run CuBox-i4Pro  (That was an entirely different headache but way faster than the Pi). 

1137  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / Re: Bitcoin with Raspberry Pi on: January 17, 2015, 08:54:09 PM
Thanks, I should update my version even though the full node has been running since I did it a year ago without problem.
1138  Economy / Collectibles / Re: 2014 Casascius St. Petersburg Bowl Bitcoin Coin on: January 17, 2015, 02:37:38 AM

...what is the flashing that should be cleaned, the whole case, or just the part that touches the coin?

Wow, the gold spill/misplacement is way off on your coin.  Not sure if it makes it more or less valuable.  I guess if more people want the in the future, it could fetch a price higher than they are now.  (Hope to have them more limited than the expected 2000)

The flashing I was talking about is the plastic on the case.   They Coin World made the plastic halves, they make (for example) 20 per press.  They are all connected to each other and then broken off a type of stem.  If you look at the coin, the flashing would be at the bottom of the case where the two halves connect.  On high quality cases or slabbing, they would debur this so it is clean or barely even visible.  I don't think this was the case on these units since all of my coins exhibit this flashing.
1139  Economy / Collectibles / Re: 2014 Casascius St. Petersburg Bowl Bitcoin Coin on: January 16, 2015, 04:41:25 PM

Does anyone know what the little earth symbol at the bottom left is?


Yes.  That is the manufacturer of the slabs themselves.
That is:  Coin World Premier
1140  Economy / Collectibles / Re: 2014 Casascius St. Petersburg Bowl Bitcoin Coin on: January 16, 2015, 04:21:55 PM
Yes, if the defect is factory.

From what I read on the prior post, his coin appears the gold had been scratched (mishandled).

I purchased many of the coins, and I am happy with them overall.   That's not to say I wouldn't have chosen to swap out a couple had I been in a shop buying them, more specifically due to the premium paid on them.  I have more of an issue with the cases used.  I would highly suggest cleaning up the flashing before shipping them out.
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