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October 20, 2012, 07:31:15 PM
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I attend a school with 30,000 students.  I want to hand out as many of these coins as possible on Halloween.  I will be investing the $75 for the minimum order, and any tips sent to my signature address for the next 48 hours will go towards additional coins for order on Monday evening EST.

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October 21, 2012, 11:28:10 PM
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Worldwide Expedited   $207.52

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Any EU reseller here?

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Worldwide Expedited   $207.52

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Any EU reseller here?

I am certain there's got to be somebody in Europe who makes chocolate coins... given that these are cultural items purchased by Jewish people worldwide around Hanukkah...

...so why not clip the artwork out of the previous post and order them from somewhere close by.  There is no exclusive arrangement stipulating that this company is the only one that can make this design.  I can provide a PDF with the artwork in vector format if the resolution isn't high enough, though I think it'll be more than fine as it is.


Companies claiming they got hacked and lost your coins sounds like fraud so perfect it could be called fashionable.  I never believe them.  If I ever experience the misfortune of a real intrusion, I declare I have been honest about the way I have managed the keys in Casascius Coins.  I maintain no ability to recover or reproduce the keys, not even under limitless duress or total intrusion.  Remember that trusting strangers with your coins without any recourse is, as a matter of principle, not a best practice.  Don't keep coins online. Use paper or hardware wallets instead.
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October 22, 2012, 01:48:13 AM
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you should put 0.05 BTC on each coin in the wrapper somehow Cheesy

You could get stickers to fit, with a bitcoin address printed on them, to manually add to the outer rims.

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October 22, 2012, 02:01:49 AM
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Ok, who got bitcoin on the obverse and Pirate on the reverse?

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October 22, 2012, 05:16:51 PM
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Pics or none of this is true.

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Pics or none of this is true.



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October 23, 2012, 12:27:45 AM
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Just got the tracking number.  The coins have been shipped and we should be getting them on Friday.  Grin 

They look great!  Can't wait 'til they arrive!
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SWEET!

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October 23, 2012, 08:01:01 PM
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Is the chocolate any good?  I'm supposed to get mine on Friday.

Those who have ordered directly from me, I have arranged for GoCandy to ship straight to you so they'll arrive for Halloween

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October 26, 2012, 02:47:15 PM
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Mike,

Received my bitcoin chocolates today



Love it!   Passed it out to everyone in my office.  As someone said before Great Conversation Starter  "What is it!!??"

Don't know if they'll last til Halloween!

Hey,  great idea and thanks for doing this.

You should have shipped a box to charlie in Vegas.

Any one doing a trade show or promoting bitcoin in any way definitely order a box and take it with you!

 
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The Lab is now stocked with Coins! 



The chocolate is pretty good.  We gave some coins to the UPS guy when he dropped the package off and I think he's going to go home and learn about Bitcoin tonight.  We're looking forward to giving these away to partners and visitors, as well as to Trick or Treaters.  If anyone in the Seattle area wants a few of these, send us a PM  Grin

Thanks again Casascius!
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October 29, 2012, 09:08:10 PM
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Casascius,

You should send the SEC some Chocolate Coins.

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Jake, an employee at the Fish and Wildlife Service, attends a 2:30 p.m. meeting with officials of a local environmental organization that is concerned about a proposed FWS regulation. The meeting is held at the offices of the environmental organization, which sends out for coffee and donuts. Jake would like to help himself to the refreshments but wonders whether they might be considered a prohibited "gift."

May Jake accept the snacks? Yes.

The term "gift" includes almost anything of monetary value. But there are some items that won't be considered gifts. Among these are soft drinks, coffee, donuts, and other modest refreshments offered other than as part of a meal.


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Nick's job at the Federal Trade Commission is to provide economic input on issues involving consumer protection. He is given a ballpoint pen worth about $18 from a member of a consulting firm that frequently makes presentations before the FTC on behalf of affected clients.

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This "$20 rule" does not apply to gifts of cash or investment interests. Also, under the rule, gifts received from any one source may not, in the aggregate, exceed $50 in a calendar year.


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October 31, 2012, 06:31:22 AM
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Casascius,

You should send the SEC some Chocolate Coins.
^^ Haha yes!

I just ordered five more Casascius and 100 chocolate coins. Thanks Cheesy

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Bump, I'm starting to look for a Halloween option again.  This project was successful last year, but I wasn't sure if there were cheaper and/or other options out there.

Furthermore does Personalized Chocolate accept bitcoin yet?  I'll be reaching out to them today to see if they are interested in Bitpay services.

However, let me know if you've already discussed this with them, and perhaps we can join forces.

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Bump, I'm starting to look for a Halloween option again.  This project was successful last year, but I wasn't sure if there were cheaper and/or other options out there.

Furthermore does Personalized Chocolate accept bitcoin yet?  I'll be reaching out to them today to see if they are interested in Bitpay services.

However, let me know if you've already discussed this with them, and perhaps we can join forces.

Looks like i can still order 500 for $75.  with the pictures available above.

Then I add the Organza bags and put 12 into each bag (36 bags) at 45 cents each.

This brings my total order to $91.20 and it was $18 for shipping to Cleveland, OH

However, I'm looking at the Casino chips:

http://www11.gocandy.com/casinostore/index.php

http://www11.gocandy.com/casinostore/product_info.php?products_id=28

Not sure if I can ask for the bitcoin logos to be integrated into the casino chips, or if that's a good connotation for bitcoin.  Any thoughts?

Should I stick wit my original plan, or look into casino chips?

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Also interested in anything for this year Smiley

I just summarized my order from last year which ran for a total of $110.  If you wanted a smaller quantity, I can work something out with ya.  Perhaps 50 chocolate coins for $25 or something like that?


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I reached out to someone who worked at the company last year to see if I can get them setup with Bitpay in time for me to order for Halloween.

This seems like an option that I might be able to order a smaller quantity and pay in bitcoin:

http://www.mountainofpromos.com/products/2997-Treasure-Mesh-Bag?category=730&children=true&sort=price#

However, I haven't found where I can load a design or anything just yet.

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Also interested in anything for this year Smiley

I just summarized my order from last year which ran for a total of $110.  If you wanted a smaller quantity, I can work something out with ya.  Perhaps 50 chocolate coins for $25 or something like that?



I'm okay to order 1 XBT worth of them if that can somehow be done.

Thanks.

I must be behind in my alt coins... what's an XBT?  Is there an exchange; how many BTCs is that worth?  Or is this just a joke offer?  haah Tongue

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September 21, 2013, 06:52:15 PM
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Cool! I might see about ordering some. Too bad there are no trick-or-treaters that visit this area.

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