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1  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Introduce yourself :) on: July 10, 2011, 04:16:29 AM
You need to use an exchange service or find someone to sell them to you directly.

How many BTC do you want?

Hi
  Im new,like only heard of these damn Bitcoins 12 hours ago but iv'e been researching ever since and i STILL don't know what to do  Huh Iv'e got my address,wanna buy some but im an impatient **** so want em now via paypal,western union or bank to bank transfer (UK to UK) What the Hell do i do??
 BTW-I have a very small brain  Undecided
2  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: What is the effect of lost bitcoins? on: July 10, 2011, 01:01:13 AM
Basically agree with what everyone is saying, it doesn't matter to the market if some coins are lost.  But, I'd like to point out that we probably don't have to worry about a "majority" or bitcoins being lost.  People are going to be careful with things that are valuable, and take extra precautions.  Of course accidents will happen and some wallets will get destroyed, etc, but not to the extent that it will ever be noticeable in the grand scheme of btc currency.

If I had a wallet with hundreds (or more) BTC on it, no back up, and the hard drive crashed, you bet I would be paying one of those overprice hard-driver recovery services to extract the wallet.dat for me.  "No, I don't need the irreplaceable family photos, just get me my bitcoins!"   Wink
3  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: ebay clone site for bitcoin users only on: July 08, 2011, 03:40:56 PM
Nice Job!   The site looks pretty good.  I created a listing just now for a Google Chromebook Laptop.  I put it in the Mining Rigs category.  Hope that's alright  Cheesy

http://www.worldbitcoinexchange.com/item.php?id=73

Thanks for making this site, I hope people will give it a try!
Jon

started this site to get something in motion, taken on all your feedback so here is part one the site is

www.worldbitcoinexchange.com

1) you asked for no listing fees = and ive done that no listing fees
2) the only fee is the success fee which is 0.75% (to help pay the bills)same as other popular exchanges
3) 24hr (with upto date exchange rates) or 7day auction
4) Buy Now feature= free
5) re list feature =free
6) Home page feature= free max exposure
7) Feedback and Rating system that regulates fraud.

so go and have some fun and help me start an exciting community

thank you to all that have helped

gorkalitus


plus more.......... features to come
4  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Donations... really? on: July 05, 2011, 06:55:26 AM
I got 0.5 BTC once for insulting a guy.  Oddly enough none of my posts that were actually helpful have caused donations yet.

Took me a minute to understand this... if you use different address for each post, then you can easily track which comment the donor was responding to.  Very clever!

I think there is a way for advertisers to exploit that feature for some serious market intel...  of course they would first have to learn what bitcoin is Wink
5  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Is it worth it on my hard ware? on: July 05, 2011, 06:49:32 AM
BigJake,

If you really want to convert your bitcoins back into your local currency, you are going to have to sell them to someone or use an online exchange.

This page on the bitcoin wiki lists many exhanges: https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Buying_bitcoins
I noticed Virtex converts BTC to CAD.  ( https://www.cavirtex.com/home )

I am using Dwolla as an intermediary, sort of a PayPal equivalent, then I can use my dwolla eWallet with one of the online exchanges, rather than a bank wire transfer, etc.


Jon
6  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: buying 1 BTC with PayPal on: July 05, 2011, 06:35:51 AM
I can see why people are nervous about selling bitcoins (or anything, for that matter) via paypal.  However, I have to agree with what some have mentioned - in all my experience on ebay & other online sales, very rarely has anyone tried to commit fraud, and I have never lost any money or merchandise in almost 10 years.  Just because it's possible for someone to get away with fraud, doesn't mean that everyone is going to do it.

That said, if the OP still wants to buy 1 BTC via PayPal, I'm game.  PM me and we can exchange details.

Jon
7  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Anyone have any MINING RIGS FOR SALE ??? -- Central Florida on: July 05, 2011, 06:24:02 AM
Hey man, mad respect to you and all the boys who are deployed right now.  Happy 4th of July to you!

I think there are some good options around as far as people selling mining rigs.  I have built some pretty serious PCs for work (image processing stuff), so if you don't find a more direct option, let me know your price and I will put something together for you.

Also, side note I have a Google Chrome laptop (Samsung Series 5, white) I'm looking to sell for about 40 BTC.  It's still sealed in the box.  Let me know if you or any of your buddies are interested.

Jon
8  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Is it worth it on my hard ware? on: July 05, 2011, 06:16:01 AM
Depends... do you pay the electric bill yourself?  If so, then sadly the answer is probably that you are paying more to run the PCs than you are generating in bitcoin.  BUT, if you were going to run those PCs anyways, then really you are making out better by producing _some_ bitcoin in the process.  OR, if someone else is footing the bill, then mine away my friend - PURE PROFIT! Smiley

You don't need to convert your bitcoins to PayPal, etc - just find some local merchants that accept bitcoin as payment.  If there are some local "mom & pop" type shops near you that you shop at, you should talk to them about bitcoin.  If they don't accept it yet, maybe after learning about it from you, they will decide to.  This is very much a grassroots movement at this stage - spread the word!

Jon
9  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: ebay clone site for bitcoin users only on: July 05, 2011, 06:05:12 AM
I wonder how big bitcoin needs to get before mainstream catches on?  To the point that Ebay/PayPal & other big merchants would accept it the same as credit cards, etc.

Probably a long way off, but sure would be nicer than having to scrape together an ebay clone site.

Jon 
10  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Bitcoin Rap hahaha ... on: July 05, 2011, 02:00:27 AM
Awesome!  You should hook up with Kreayshawn for a duet (... there has to be another word for a rap collab, "duet" sounds pretty lame...), I could see her laying down some sweet BTC rhymes!

Buyin High, Sellin Low...
Jon
11  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: [Free] Google+ Invites on: July 05, 2011, 01:56:18 AM
totally jealous of you guys who are on Google+ already!!!

Can't wait to get on.

Jon

PS Anyone interested in a Google Chromebook (Samsung Series 5, white, free 3G, etc...)  - hit me up.  I mention it because this thread is obv full of Google fans like me Smiley
12  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: HOWTO: create a 100% secure wallet on: July 05, 2011, 01:51:21 AM
really appreciate this thread - especially the OP's analogy that the wallet.dat is more like a key than a wallet.  Finally put it into a perspective that makes more sense to me. 

thanks!
Jon
13  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Introduce yourself :) on: July 05, 2011, 01:44:44 AM
Hi, new member here.

Looking to sell some items for bitcoins.  I have found some other listing sites, but thought I should hit up this board as well.

I have two Samsung Chromebooks (still sealed in the box), that come with 2 years of free Verizon 3G service.  And of course WiFi also.

When I get past the newbie limit I will make a proper post in the marketplace forum.

-Jon
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