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1  Economy / Marketplace / Re: Get-Bitcoin.Com: Reviews Thread on: June 01, 2012, 03:47:16 PM
The New cash deposit system takes a long time to get deposit instructions. They will have to fix that. (And yes, I checked bulk/junk email.)

EDIT: They're doing much better now. The automated system has a few hiccups every now and again but you can get your BTC within an hour of depositing cash.
2  Economy / Marketplace / Re: Get-Bitcoin.Com: Reviews Thread on: May 08, 2012, 12:49:17 PM
Looks like they temporarily discontinued Bank deposit for both Chase and Bank of America. Hope it comes back as that was one of the easiest methods.

EDIT: ok, the cash deposit method is back up.
3  Economy / Marketplace / Re: Get-Bitcoin.Com: Reviews Thread on: April 24, 2012, 01:32:07 AM
I did two transactions with them last week.

Both done via cash deposit at Bank Of America with no set maximum for the bitcoin price. First time took under 4 hours. Second time took under 6 hours. And by that I mean from the time I emailed them the scans of the receipt until I got a notice that the order was filled.

It looks like they are really organizing things better. Going to continue to use them in spite of some of the hiccups in the past. Other than the stress induced by those incidents, they ALWAYS came through. And they always refunded the fee if they were past the 24 hour mark in filling the order.

After doing well over a dozen transactions with them, looks like I'm a customer to stay.  Smiley

I've been recommending them to acquaintances and members of other communities and they are also happy with the service, the simplicity and the fees.

As ever, I'll keep you posted with reviews for most of my transactions so you can gauge their improvement or issues.
4  Economy / Marketplace / Re: Get-Bitcoin.Com: Reviews Thread on: March 12, 2012, 09:23:36 PM
Did another transaction today via bank deposit to Chase.

Acknowledgement of email with deposit scan receipts was very quick.

Now, just waiting on BTC.

(Also waiting on refund of transaction fee from last order that got filled well after 24 hours.)

Will keep you updated.

EDIT: Bitcoins arrived within a reasonable time frame (about 7 hours). So things are back to normal.
Received an email that stated I should get my
refund
from last transaction at some point this evening.

EDIT2 : Evening came and passed and no refunded bit coins yet. Sent another message. Will keep you informed.

EDIT 3: Received the refunded bit-coins this morning. They had issues with Bank of America over the weekend which lead to delays in processing certain transactions.

Operations appear to be back to normal. One thing, though it might take them some time to sort things out, they do come through. Bitcoin market has many issues cropping up from time to time. The company (Get-Bitcoin) would do well to inform their customers promptly when an issue arises. Even if it means having boilerplate messages sent out in bulk. But the more transparency they present to their customers, the more patience and loyalty they will engender.
5  Economy / Marketplace / Re: Get-Bitcoin.Com: Reviews Thread on: March 09, 2012, 03:51:32 PM
Just to keep people updated...

Did another transaction 2 days ago. They seem to be having a serious problem again. It's been over 48 hours and I still haven't received my bitcoins. I did a deposit to Chase bank. Emailed the scan of the deposit receipt as usual. Did everything correctly on my end.

So be careful. Ask if everything is all right before you use them to acquire bitcoins.

Will update this post if and when I get my bitcoins. And hopefully be able to report that they are back to normal operations.

EDIT:

Bitcoins finally came in. Just waiting for transaction fee to be refunded.

On a good note, they stated that they have rearranged their workflow to prevent this sort of incident from occurring in the future.

EDIT 2:

NO refund for transaction fee, yet. It's been over 48 hours. No acknowledgement of refund due me yet either. Was told today that it will be passed along to someone to address it.  
6  Economy / Marketplace / Re: Get-Bitcoin.Com: Reviews Thread on: March 02, 2012, 08:14:13 PM
Did a transaction today of a couple hundred dollars.

Get ready for this...

It only took under an hour. Yep. Under an hour from the time receipt of the emailed deposit slip scans were confirmed. (34mins to be precise.)

This is the fastest turn around to date for me. It used to take 16 to 20 hours.

They definitely are on the ball.  Grin
7  Economy / Marketplace / Re: Get-Bitcoin.Com: Reviews Thread on: February 21, 2012, 08:33:24 PM
I think they might have been affected by MT GOX's 4 hour black-out overnight on the 20th.

I did a deposit into their Chase account yesterday and it's now past the 24 hour mark. Now the service charge will be waived.

But I offered them 2% service fee if they can fill it within an hour after the 24 hour mark. Will update....


Update: no response to my offer and it's past the 25 hour mark. Oh well, the fee will have to be waived. Would have liked for them to get a little something. Wonder what happened. I wish they would give straight answers like, "we had an issue but will fill your order in the next 4 hours" or something to that effect or the old fashioned, "we're experiencing technical difficulties."

Update2: heard from customer service - they are also in the dark as to what happened (hinted MTGox issue) but are working on getting things resolved. My hope is that overnight, it will be fixed and my coins with be in my account(without any fee subtracted since it's over the 24 hr mark). But they definitely need to have a plan in place to inform customers ASAP if there's going to be any delays and a reason why. Waiting in limbo with an information black-out is no fun at all. But not a deal breaker.

Update3: No bitcoins yet after 33 hours. No new information either. Emailed customer service again (w/ CC to orders and alicorn) at around the 32 hour mark asking what the issue is. No response yet to that latest email. They have been good when things were normal in the BTC market. But the latest MTgox outage must have had a profound effect on them and their system for transacting in bitcoins.

But I'm fairly confident that they will come through in the end. They've been reliable in past dealings.

Update4: BITCOINS ARRIVED! A little after the 38 hour mark which is pretty good considering the delay was due to the MT Gox outage as well as Tradehill shutting down operations. It appears things have been sorted out and looks to be back to normal.

8  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: I cant own a gun? No judge no jury. Guilty until proven slave on: February 21, 2012, 07:25:56 PM
Looks like a scam for bitcoins.
9  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: [ANN] Mt.Gox’s February 21st, Downtime Explanation on: February 21, 2012, 06:21:37 PM
It must have affected Get-Bitcoin. I still haven't received my bitcoins from a deposit to Chase that I made yesterday. I have always received them about 14-16 hours later. Basically after midnight.

Sent emails, but no actual confirmation as to what the problem is. They're only 1 1/2 hour away from the 24 hour mark at the time of this post. 
10  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Bitcoin Trading Tools on: February 21, 2012, 12:28:19 PM
Sounds like a good idea. Will it be browser based or a stand alone program?

Browser based would make it platform agnostic.
11  Economy / Marketplace / Re: Get-Bitcoin.Com: Reviews Thread on: January 13, 2012, 05:13:24 AM
I've done a number of transactions with them in the month of December. Each was several hundred dollars worth. Each was done by depositing cash into one of their bank accounts at a local branch near me (Chase and Bank Of America). Chase is best as they don't ask for an address. Only once did Bank Of America ask for an address but the rep looked it up on the computer and filled it in for me.

Then I would send Get-Bitcoin a scan of the receipt using a flatbed scanner as an email attachment(in JPEG and/or PDF format). Each transaction took anywhere from 16 - 22 hours to be filled from the time I emailed the deposit scan until I received an email that confirms the sending of bitcoins.

I noticed that earlier in the thread some where getting their BTC within 4-6 hours. I guess those days are gone. Perhaps business is booming?

I have found that they are also very good at answering emails.

So, though I wish it were quicker, they have been reliable in each transaction. I also wish the fee for depositing cash was lower since there's little if any risk to the company. The fee for depositing cash should be the same as withdrawing. 3%.

Update: have done 2 transactions in January. Both went without a hitch. Same time frame as far as how long it takes to receive your BTC. In fact, looking over my transactions, they all fill after midnight between 1AM EST to 3:30Am EST. One thing I note is that if you set the max price to 0, that indicates to them to buy your bitcoins at market price. I verified this with them via email which was answered quickly. For the transaction that I did this with(setting 0 for market order), I figured I'd probably pay the day's BTC high but was pleasantly surprised that I got the bitcoins lower than the day's high. A whole .12 BTC lower than day's high.

I'm really liking this outfit. I've done over $1000 worth of transactions in total and each has gone without incident. I wish them much success going forward. They really make getting bitcoins convenient with reasonable turnaround and at a good price. So I would be quite saddened to see them go.  
12  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: What problems does bitcoin really solve? on: January 04, 2012, 06:15:56 AM
The problem of insufficient anonymity. Bitcoins add another layer of anonymity.

Think of Silk Road. Imagine if one used credit cards instead of bitcoins?

So there is one problem solved by bitcoins. 
13  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Get free Bitcoins on: January 04, 2012, 06:04:51 AM
Think I'll check this out. Will be making a temp email though. I can for see lots of spam email.
14  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: If sky was the limit - how many bitcoins would you buy? on: January 04, 2012, 05:17:30 AM
I like the idea of setting aside 10-15% to build up an account. But it has to be money you can afford to lose considering the nature of BTC market.

I'd start with 500 BTC and build from there (10-15% in intervals) while employing some hedges.

If you had some technicals that pointed to a rally, you could always buy some extras to capitalize on that then sell them keeping the profits invested and returning the principal to where it came from.
15  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Noob questions on: January 04, 2012, 05:00:50 AM
On getbitcoin.com... if you deposit into their account at a local branch, expect your bitcoins in 14 to 20 hours currently. I did 5 transactions in December and all of them took about 16 hours on avg. If you do any single transaction over $1000, they require your social security and ID. So keep it under that.
16  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: New Year's Resolution on: January 04, 2012, 04:13:01 AM
Double my efforts to finish up my research and then start applying it.
17  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Newbies Hangout on: January 04, 2012, 03:38:18 AM
I have a little less than 1.5 hours to go before I can get out of noob status.

I'd like to post a review of get-bitcoins.com (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=34812.0). I've done 5 transactions with them during December, with today's transaction making it six. They've been reliable in each instance. They promise to convert your cash to BTC within 24 hrs. And they have. Though it has always taken them about 14-20 hours. The reviews in that thread speak of them only taking 4 hours or so. I wonder what method they chose to convert to BTC. The method they chose might make a difference in the time it takes them to convert and send you your BTC at the address you specify.

I've always did a deposit of cash into their account using a local branch of Chase or Bank of America.
18  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Whitelist Requests (Want out of here?) on: January 03, 2012, 08:03:25 PM
I'd like to be able to leave a review here: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=34812.0

I left a review of GetBitcoin here: http://www.thebitcoinreview.com/site.php?site_id=5
19  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: [Announcement] The Bitcoin Review - Over 770 sites listed! Read & write reviews on: December 29, 2011, 07:06:28 AM
I left a review for get-bitcoin.com. Hopefully that will help a noob out there make an informed decision.
20  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Newbies Get Bitcoins for Reading Email on: December 29, 2011, 06:35:26 AM
When do you plan to launch and how many emails will a subscriber be given on a daily or weekly basis?
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