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1  Economy / Digital goods / Re: ★★★50G Dropbox coupon code (Permanent Space)★★★ on: January 17, 2014, 04:43:27 AM
PM'd you to buy a set of codes Smiley
EDIT: btc sent per private conversation for a 2G+5G+50G set of codes, will post again when I verify the coupon codes then upvote your trust, thanks dogooder Smiley
EDIT2:  the 5G code didn't work (already used) and he sent me a replacement, so consider this confirmation that all 3 codes worked!  Very smooth transaction, would highly recommend to anyone who uses dropbox Smiley Smiley

Thanks again dogooder, much appreciated!!
2  Economy / Trading Discussion / Re: MtGox holding my money hostage for 2 months, charging insane fees on: January 08, 2013, 10:21:04 PM
Took mike / casascius up on his offer, and so its been 100% a breath of fresh air. Scary but somehow I thought accepting a digital scan of a personal check of a stranger on the internet to be the same or less risk than going to all the effort of getting that last $500 out of my mtgox account held in Japan.

Anyway A++++ on casascius what a stand up guy he is!  Really saved me a lot of hassle here.  Thanks Smiley
3  Economy / Trading Discussion / Re: MtGox holding my money hostage for 2 months, charging insane fees on: January 08, 2013, 09:05:29 PM
When your money disappears for over a month with no explanation, that is not the fault of the network, that is definitely MtGox's fault

And then when your money finally shows up, a month later, with 20% fees removed ($140 fees on $640), and STILL you get no explanation, that too is MtGox's fault.

Shitty customer service is shitty customer service.
4  Economy / Trading Discussion / Re: MtGox holding my money hostage for 2 months, charging insane fees on: January 08, 2013, 08:55:57 PM
MtGox isnt a bank, but they still have a fiduciary responsibility to handle their customers' money with a certain amount of care, don't they?

Are there any other usd/btc exchanges with decent marketshare besides mtgox? I've been out of the loop for a while

Any suggestions as to how I might get MtGox to pay some of these ridiculous fees themselves?  I admit I made a mistake (twice) by using bank info that wouldnt work, but I don't think that excuses my money disappearing with no explanation for over a month. And I still haven't gotten an explanation as to why that happened, instead just a notice saying "Here's your money" which is over $140 short (because of fees) off the $640 it was before.  That's over TWENTY PERCENT in fees!

So now there is $500 in my mtgox account. They don't seem like they have two brain cells to rub together over there at the Mtgox offices in Japan, based on their emails. Should I just take what I can get and run, do another wire transfer req, pay another transfer fee, end up getting about $450 and just count my blessings (such as they are or are not)?

Or should I try to fight this?
5  Economy / Trading Discussion / Re: MtGox holding my money hostage for 2 months, charging insane fees on: January 08, 2013, 08:49:43 PM
Sorry if not all that is completely coherent, I have been running around in circles chasing my own tail on this for the last two months so bad that its hard to get the entire timeline straight!

The most ridiculous part, though, is that after Dec 5th when they said theyd be cancelling the transfer and putting the money back in my account, the money vanished into nothingness for the ENTIRE MONTH OF DECEMBER, and MtGox either couldnt/wouldnt tell me where it was.
It finally showed back up in my account yesterday, and they still arent giving my any kind of coherent explanation.
Think I might post the emails here so I dont look crazy, because I am starting to feel crazy after all MtGox has put me through
6  Economy / Trading Discussion / MtGox holding my money hostage for 2 months, charging insane fees on: January 08, 2013, 08:47:11 PM
I have been trying to get my money out of MtGox since OCTOBER NINETEENTH (Oct 19)!!!  TWO AND A HALF MONTHS!

First, I had to do it in two wire transfers because the amount was $1600 which is over their arbitrary daily withdrawal limit. So thats 2 wire transfer fees.
Apparently my first bank didnt accept wire transfers, though I didnt know that, so "amending" the transfer to go to another bank required an "amendment fee".
Then on the second part of the transfer, I screwed up (my mistake, I totally admit it) and used the wrong bank info again.
This time, however, the wire transfer couldnt be amended (or rather, you wouldnt ALLOW it to be amended) because I was withdrawing the entire amount of my balance, so thered be nothing left to pay the amendment fee. So the wire transfer had to be cancelled.  So I said Fine, cancel it.

THEN MY MONEY DISAPPEARS FOR OVER A MONTH WITH NO EXPLANATION.

Now it is over one month later, they are finally back from vacation as of yesterday, and I'm still waiting for an explanation, and/or hope that theyl admit what is painfully obvious, that there is plenty of blame to go around on all sides but a large part of it is yours and hoping they will pay some of the fees themselves.

But I doubt it.

Yeah, bitcoin may let you pay people internationally in seconds and with minimal fees,
but if the only way to get to/from bitcoins and US dollars is a place like MtGox,
where it can take over two months and hundreds of dollars in fees, with your money frighteningly disappearing in the meantime,
then bitcoin just isnt worth it!

I'm a web developer, I know my way around computers like the back of my hand, but the way MtGox operates their business is holding back bitcoin like it was still the stone age.  I'd rather deal with a megacorp US bank any day of the week than to ever deal with MtGox again (once my business is finally concluded that is)

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TLDR version:
I submitted a wire transfer withdraw for the remaining balance of my account, about $640, on October 19, 2012. I made a mistake by using a bank that couldnt accept wire transfers, but as a a result, MtGox:
- held my money in limbo for over a month with no explanation
- charged me hundreds of dollars of fees, amounting to over 20% of the balance

October 19, 2012 - submitted wire transfer request to withdraw money in the amount of $640.09
January 9, 2012 - cancelled transfer request shows back in my account finally, in the $500.48

I am now kinda back where I started, in that to get the $500 out that is left, I gotta submit ANOTHER wire transfer request (making DAMN sure I dont use the wrong bank that wont accept transfers yet is still linked to my mtgox account), and I assume pay ANOTHER wire transfer fee.
Which I'm gonna do, because I have no other choice, but Im waiting a day or 2 for MtGox to try and explain this and/or help me.
Might post the email communication we've been having because its insane, either no one there has English as a first language, or their left hand just doesnt know what their right hand is doing. Something is majorly fubar, and I'm PISSED

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WTLDR version:
Bitcoin is awesome but MtGox sucks so bad it makes bitcoin worse than any normal fiat currency!
7  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: The Largest Incentive/Case/Etc. for Bitcoin: Total US Collapse on: March 29, 2012, 03:58:01 PM
Honoring the promises made is a lot like the genie that gives you 3 wishes and then when you wish for a car, your dad dies and you inherit a car. And other mischievous things genies do, where they give you what you asked for but not in the way you were expecting.

Our promises re: social security, medicare/medicaid, and other entitlement programs, are so large at this point that the only way to honor them, especially in the future as the lifespan increases and there will be more and more people at retirement age, in addition to the skyrocketing price of healthcare -- the only way to honor those prices will be to inflate the currency to the point where yes, you receive a monthly check for $1000 from SocSec as promised, but that only buys a loaf of bread, a carton of eggs, and a gallon of gasoline.

Far better is to accept that we're in a prisoner's dilemma type of situation where no one wants to be the bad guy but because nobody will step up we're screwing ourselves and we're all the bad guys -- and just get rid of the system entirely.  In my mind, the ideal compromise would be to fulfill the promises of people already in the system, but starting TODAY allow people to opt out of social security by forfeiting all their accumulated benefits but also no longer have money deducted from their paychecks for the purpose of SocSec.

Let us opt out today!  I would gladly give up all the SS benefits I've accrued in my life if I could simply not have to pay into the ponzi scheme of SS going forward.
8  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Flash swarming websites, requesting they accept donations in bitcoin on: March 29, 2012, 03:51:28 PM
Such requests will be massively more powerful if they come with a promise of donation, even very small.

If you get 1000 requests in a day that you accept bitcoins on your site, versus if you get 1000 requests where 100 of them promise a donation of 0.1 bitcoins if they start accepting it, that's a huge difference in impact. Even though the total amount of these promises is only $50 USD, it makes people notice and really think about it if people are saying they want to donate X amount instead of just a request that they add a new feature but no promise.
9  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: If Bitcoin is an experiment,... on: March 29, 2012, 03:46:56 PM
Unless some flaw or scandal causes people to abandon bitcoin, I think the network effect will make it succeed over other cryptocurrencies.  Ebay isn't the #1 auction site because it's a hard site to make or there aren't any competitors, it's #1 because it got there first and did the job well enough that it gained momentum and reputation.  The same thing will happen to bitcoin unless something drastic happens to prevent it.
10  Economy / Marketplace / Re: Fully upgraded with referrals DropBox Account on: September 30, 2011, 02:42:59 PM
Account info sent!
11  Economy / Marketplace / Re: Fully upgraded with referrals DropBox Account on: September 30, 2011, 05:57:13 AM
Okay winner is enquirer at 1.2 btc.  Send the btc to the address in my sig and I'll PM you with the account info.
12  Economy / Marketplace / Re: Fully upgraded with referrals DropBox Account on: September 29, 2011, 01:24:58 PM
And here's a screenshot of the account fyi:   http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7633812/db.jpg
13  Economy / Marketplace / Re: Fully upgraded with referrals DropBox Account on: September 29, 2011, 01:19:08 PM
Yeah I didn't get any bids yesterday during the chosen timespan, so I'll extend it by 24 hours.

Bidding ends at 10:49 PM eastern time tonight (in about 13 and a half hours from now).

Current high bid is 1.2 btc by enquirer.
14  Economy / Marketplace / Fully upgraded with referrals DropBox Account on: September 28, 2011, 02:49:31 PM
I have an extra dropbox account I'm willing to sell that has received the maximum number of upgrades from referrals.

The free Dropbox account starts with 2 GB of space. You get 250 MB for each person you refer to dropbox via an affiliate code. This dropbox account has received the maximum number of possible referrals, 8 GB worth of bonus space. It also has an extra 250 MB of space from completing a dropbox survey.

A total of 10.25 GB of space on this dropbox account. It is linked to a gmail mailbox that I also don't use. So you'd get the username/password of both the Dropbox account itself, and the gmail mailbox account its linked to as well. You can change the dropbox account to use a different email or keep it on the gmail one, up to you.

Of course there is nothing *in* the dropbox account (or the gmail), it is the account itself I'm selling (my primary dropbox account also has the maximum space from referrals and I've decided I don't need two). The dropbox account isn't linked to anything else and there are no shared folders or anything, it is a totally clean dropbox account ready to go (with the maximum bonus space as if you had gotten 32 people to sign up to dropbox via an affiliate link)

Post here in this thread to bid, or if you want to bid anonymously send me a PM with your bid and I'll mention the bid in this thread but not give your name. I'm only going to entertain bids for the next twelve hours -- it's 10:49 AM where I am (eastern time) so at 10:49 PM tonight the winner will be determined and the account info will be sent over.

Feel free to post bids in this thread or questions if you have any.  Starting bid is 0.1 BTC, although with bitcoins around five bucks this account should be worth quite a few BTC if you ask me. But I'll give it to whoever has the highest bid after the 12 hours, no matter the amount of BTC even if its only 0.1.  I think around 50 bucks would be fair for this (10 btc) but I just want to get rid of it as I don't need two dropbox accounts any more so whatever it sells for it sells for.
15  Economy / Goods / $100 Adwords Coupon on: August 31, 2011, 07:40:21 PM
Selling a coupon for $100 of free advertising with Google AdWords.  Asking 2.5 BTC, but its negotiable, PM me if you want to make a lesser offer.

As long as its redeemed before Sept 15, it's worth $100 of advertising. Redeemed between Sept 15 and Sept 30 its worth $75. Expires completely on Sept 30th. You have to sign up for a new adwords account to use the coupon, but you can make a new adwords account even for websites that have previously been advertised on other adwords accounts.  I've used these adwords coupons in the past for my own sites, but I'm wanting to get more BTC so thats why I'm selling it.

Once payment is received the coupon code will be PM'd or emailed to you the same day.

16  Economy / Goods / Re: [WTS] Possibly best WoW acc on bitcoin forum,3x 85s, full epics, sc2 included! on: August 19, 2011, 07:15:05 PM
You don't say what server or faction, so I bid 1.5 btc.

Seriously I have a Wow account with three 85s, not as well rounded as you, but the main one (priest) has almost 10k achieve pts and all the amenities.  Also an 85 pally and dk. And lower level chars. About 48-52k gold on all characters. Server Mal'ganis, all chars are horde except the 85 pally which is alliance.  Also a level 12 guild with 6 bank tabs (enough cash to buy the 7th if you want), etc etc.

I would love to get 20 btc for it, but I'm realistic. The days of mmorpg accounts going for 500 bucks or more are gone I think. So when you say you want it to go cheap, but then say stuff like "easily worth $600!" well I dunno if you've gotten offers outside this forum but I'm just explaining why I think I haven't seen any here.

Plus you're very unlikely to get offers without saying what realm you're on cuz some people will pay for server transfers and others won't, and it depends on how many chars, etc etc...
17  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: New Ixcoin fork -> I0coin on: August 17, 2011, 05:18:40 PM
I really like the changes with i0coin, faster target block solve time, wallet encryption, etc.  But I'm a little concerned that it will still suffer from difficulty yoyo-ing like namecoin does.  I know it's set that it adjusts every 7 days in addition to after a certain number of blocks, but I don't think that will solve the problem.  The biggest problem is that as far as I know the blockchain can still only adjust up or down 4x (or 1/4x) per adjustment. So if after the fad wears off 95% of miners give up, it will still take 3 weeks for the difficulty to adjust to where it should be.
18  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: New Ixcoin fork -> I0coin on: August 17, 2011, 03:11:49 AM
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1ghash with 0 i0coins after 6 hours, kinda like i0=I got 0.

Early adopter hate now replaced with mega miner hate.

Mining on i0.btcguild.com the whole time with 670 mhash/s, I've earned about 140 i0c in 6.5 hours.
19  Economy / Speculation / Re: We control the prices... Not these bears. We got what they can't have... on: August 04, 2011, 02:47:48 AM
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Lets see how good of an idea this is. Say your a miner and you pull your sell order out, will all other miners do the same?
With bitcoins price that continues to fall, you will hold your bitcoins and they will become worthless. Do you really want your mining operations to actually cost you money? Sell as fast as you can in a falling market, or somebody else will sell and take money that could have been yours.

Respectfully, I disagree.  Your mining profit over the next 6 months, year, 2 years, is far more important than your profit over the next few days.  It is actually smart to wait out a panic sell, and not follow the lemmings.  Remember, the name of the game is buy low sell high, not the reverse.

Even Warren Buffet says, "Be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful."
20  Other / Meta / Re: Why dont we have a security subforum? on: August 04, 2011, 02:18:46 AM
I concur, wholeheartedly.
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