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1  Economy / Digital goods / Re: Selling the domain Stampbit.com, make an offer on: November 16, 2013, 11:45:16 PM
How much?

make an offer.
2  Economy / Digital goods / Selling the domain Stampbit.com, make an offer on: November 10, 2013, 11:22:25 PM
Up for sale is "Stampbit.com", a domain previously used for a bitcoin shipping service. Similar domain's utilizing the "verb-it" or "verb-bit" format arent available in .coms anymore, i managed to catch the last one. This has some sentimental value so make it worth my while otherwise ill just as well sit on it.
3  Economy / Auctions / Re: Selling Stampbit.com on: October 31, 2013, 07:46:04 PM


shut down?

Is your Stampbit.com still available?

yes, the domain is still available, the business i was running which used a postage service had its account shut down because, as the person above mentioned, people were using it to ship illegal items. If no one wants to bid then make me an offer, ill consider it, though this domain does have some sentimental value and its hard to find catchy dot.coms anymore so im not going to let it go for nothing.
4  Economy / Auctions / Re: Selling Stampbit.com on: October 30, 2013, 04:35:25 PM
Lol, I think I remember seeing you advertise this on the SR forums.

Sorry must of been one of my customers, which would explain why my account got shut down.
5  Economy / Auctions / Re: Selling Stampbit.com on: October 28, 2013, 04:20:53 PM
Description: The domain name "Stampbit.com"
Starting bid: 1btc
End date and time: October 31st Midnight
Payment methods accepted: Bitcoin
Additional information: This was previously a business that sold shipping labels but the nature of bitcoin caused it to get shut down. If you would like to repurpose this it is a great easy to remember domain name.
What is this name good for? WHat kind of site can you build around it?

Thats up to you. Maybe a similar site that doesnt sell full labels, but shipping products stamps and such for bitcoin. Or some other thing sharing a relation to the word stamp.
6  Economy / Auctions / Re: Selling Stampbit.com on: October 23, 2013, 02:48:30 AM
Description: The domain name "Stampbit.com"
Starting bid: 1btc
End date and time: October 31st Midnight
Payment methods accepted: Bitcoin
Additional information: This was previously a business that sold shipping labels but the nature of bitcoin caused it to get shut down. If you would like to repurpose this it is a great easy to remember domain name.

what exactly do you mean the nature of bitcoin caused it to shut down?

Could be relation to "BitStamp"

Its all explained in my business thread on here. It has nothing to do with the exchange bitstamp.
7  Economy / Auctions / Selling Stampbit.com on: October 22, 2013, 02:05:33 PM
Description: The domain name "Stampbit.com"
Starting bid: 1btc
End date and time: October 31st Midnight
Payment methods accepted: Bitcoin
Additional information: This was previously a business that sold shipping labels but the nature of bitcoin caused it to get shut down. If you would like to repurpose this it is a great easy to remember domain name.
8  Economy / Digital goods / Re: Selling Stampbit.com on: October 22, 2013, 01:59:58 PM
Oh thanks thats what i was looking for.

moved to: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=316175.new#new
9  Economy / Digital goods / Selling Stampbit.com on: October 21, 2013, 06:30:15 PM
Im selling the domain, the site/business is no more. Bid in BTC.
10  Economy / Marketplace / Re: [SHUT DOWN] Stampbit.com - a bitcoin-based provider of USPS shipping labels on: October 07, 2013, 03:06:35 PM
I wanted to drop in one last time to say that this experience hasnt soured me on bitcoin. I believe bitcoin is a legitimate currency and the more people use it for good the better it will be for everyone. For some businesses that require accountability from their customers this will never be, but there is still much room for growth in other fields like bespoke services, consumer goods, and anything that results in an end product that can be sold without liability. Pure services however remain on the fence, its simply too easy to pay someone to do something that they otherwise knowingly would not do.

But nevertheless this was a great experiment in a new frontier and i am glad to have been a part of it.

-Stampbit
11  Economy / Marketplace / Re: Introducing Stampbit.com - a bitcoin-based provider of USPS shipping labels on: August 18, 2013, 10:12:26 PM
8/18/2013

I am saddened to announce that my stamps.com account has been shut down by my service provider at the behest of law enforcement. Unfortunately given the anonymous nature of this currency it is all but impossible to prevent criminals from tainting all that it touches. I would like to thank all my courageous customers who sought to make bitcoin a legitimate enterprise and wish them well in their endeavors.

 
12  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Zealots and Criminals, Is no one using bitcoin for legitimate purchases? on: August 08, 2013, 03:07:09 AM
You can't always blame poor business on one factor alone.Marketing is a huge aspect of any business.

True especially for internet businesses, however it is expensive and given the niche market that is bitcoin it is risky to invest when there are just not enough people using it much less for legal or ethical purposes.
13  Economy / Marketplace / Re: Introducing Stampbit.com - a bitcoin-based provider of USPS shipping labels on: August 08, 2013, 03:04:39 AM
Stampbit is still going strong and looking to expand soon. Automation has been put on hold for now.
14  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Zealots and Criminals, Is no one using bitcoin for legitimate purchases? on: July 16, 2013, 07:54:11 PM
Quote: No one wants to take any risk when they have cheap, easy, safe, fiat.

LMAO!!!!!  Grin
Yeah right!
The guy who wrote this, surely doesn't live in south america.
our currency is so crappy and unstable that every single business is calculated in dollars or euros, and even that, we have 4 different prices for them, official exchange rate, export exchange rate, black market (goverment controlled) exchange rate (yeah, it is ridiculous! but true!, government controls the black market rate too (or at least they say so hehe)) and true black market exchange rate.

Pay with credit scam (sorry, credit card) is a pain, tons of checks, credit card company holds, ridiculous fees, ridiculous exchange rates (they do as they fit)
I don't EVEN want to begin to talk about paypal!.

I can go on for hours with this.

bitcoin is great!, I buy whatever i want, whenever i want NOW, no limitations, no problems, no nothing, just put the fucking amount, press sent and that's it!, MAN IT IS FANTASTIC!

Only an idiot could not see the revolution bitcoin is, if at least used it once!.

I also had doubts when I first came in contact with cryptos, but give it a chance, and loved it!.

Interesting that even when using dollars foreign countries would still have different exchange rates for them, you would think arbitrage would settle those differences.  Bitcoin does solve alot of problems but its still very expensive for both buyer and seller, at least in developed countries where fiat does have definite advantages.
15  Economy / Marketplace / Re: Introducing Stampbit.com - a bitcoin-based provider of USPS shipping labels on: July 07, 2013, 11:22:52 PM
Update: Due to overwhelming response only existing customers will be able to place new orders until automation is put in place. Thank you!
16  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Zealots and Criminals, Is no one using bitcoin for legitimate purchases? on: July 02, 2013, 11:30:04 PM
There is another group that cannot use credit cards:  People living outside their own countries.  Credit doesn't follow you outside of your home country.  If you are visiting on a temporary basis you may pay it when you get back or over the Internet but in the long term credit cards are not convenient for say an Indian Exchange Student studying in Australia.  How does he pay his credit card?  He must leave a large amount in India that he might need in Australia or pay large fees to transfer if he needs to make a purchase over the Internet.

Now there's Bitcoin.



You would think for being global these credit card companies could handle these sort of things.
17  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Zealots and Criminals, Is no one using bitcoin for legitimate purchases? on: July 02, 2013, 01:06:14 AM
Don't worry, when bitcoin price reaches $1K+, there will be lots of users using bitcoin. Currently bitcoin just worth too little that if you spend your precious coin you will have little left (suppose most of the users have 1-100 coin), but if one bitcoin worth a lot, then lots of people will start to spend them


If users can overcome the idea of having fractions of a coin for their hard earned money. Or maybe they will forget what its worth and perceive fractions of a coin as being trivial.
18  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Zealots and Criminals, Is no one using bitcoin for legitimate purchases? on: June 27, 2013, 01:59:25 AM
I ran my own small business for over 20 years.

Here's some free advice.
 
You haven't given your business enough time to succeed or fail. Success could still happen but you have to really believe in it and work hard for it.


True, ive been told 6 months is a minimum, often for brick and mortar a year is a good measure.


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Have enough capital behind you to survive.

If i knew a rich guy to fund my projects id probably be doing something a bit more fun than computer work, though i would still work on this as i really do want bitcoin to succeed and feel that a strong business community will be the only way.


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Find out what your product is worth at retail and if you can live on the profit. Don't sell it for less.

When your customer can buy from your supplier its hard to ask retail.

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Never tell your customer base that you're on hard times or having difficulty with your business. This causes them to lose faith in you and your doomed. Even if your living on beans and sawdust bread your customers need to think your driving a limo everywhere you go.

Ill take that to heart. This isnt my main job of course but it is a neat experiment.

19  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Zealots and Criminals, Is no one using bitcoin for legitimate purchases? on: June 27, 2013, 01:45:18 AM
Just a couple of thoughts:

I see at Stampbit you need to download a spreadsheet and input data that way. Make it all web-based, so it's easier.


Hi, ive seen this suggested a few times and have considered it, and agree that this would certainly make it more accessible, not needing local software to process an order, however at the moment since i am doing this all manually and dont have any way to implement a shopping cart email is the best way to keep track of all of this. And of course this prevents anyone from accidentally submitting a wrong email address which would prevent me from fulfilling an order. With an automated solution i would make this entirely web based but until then i must continue with this slightly clunkier method. Thanks for the advice.
20  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Zealots and Criminals, Is no one using bitcoin for legitimate purchases? on: June 27, 2013, 01:28:33 AM

It was Paypal President David Marcus that said "The big question is whether [Bitcoin] is going to go mainstream or stay limited to just a few zealots and criminals." I started my bitcoin business, stampbit.com, with the intention of finding out for myself. Its been two months since i have started and have seen very little interest for this bitcoin version of USPS click'n'ship. No its not instant like clicknship, nor can i reasonably compete with my supplier on price, but then again i am trying to provide something that may prove inaccessible to anyone without a paypal account or credit card, and do it in a way thats much more convenient that how USPS does.



now what sort of person doesn't have a paypal account or credit card?

either 1) very poor people. 2) criminals who don't want to divulge their identity.  can you think of anyone else?  if so please let us know.

I dont have a paypal account (by choice) nor do i want a credit card. I do have a debit card however thats only because i am a US citizen and have at least $500 to put into a bank. So to address your question of who doesnt have either:

1. Very poor people who cant afford a bank account.
2. Criminals who dont want to divulge their identity but dont wish to steal someone elses.
3. Foreigners who do not have a US bank account.
4. People who by principle do not wish to support our current system.
5. People who have been shut out of the current system by credit rating agencies.

There are many case scenarios as to why a paypal/cc only business would prevent someone from being able to use it.
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