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March 17, 2013, 03:35:40 AM
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https://www.bitmit.net/en/item/19659-x6500-bitcoin-miners-working-100-400mh-s-for-less-than-20w

So this is the last guy on bitmit selling an x6500 and willing to ship to Canada. He has no feedback but does escrow, so there shouldn't be a problem, right? Thoughts?

Does anyone have any alternative ideas?

I am interested in purchasing a spartan 6 based FPGA as inexpensively as possible. I don't expect to make money back.
I started mining after the summer of 2011 with GPUs and never got into FPGAs. I did dabble with CPUs though. I'm just interested in getting an FPGA and running it because I don't want to have missed some experience with a generation of Bitcoin hardware, now that I am a more dedicated miner. I enjoy the whole hardware mining process.

So if anyone has any feedback and thinks this guy is worth a shot or if anyone on the forums is willing to sell me an FPGA like icarus or an x6500, please let me know. I'm not looking to spend huge so I am hoping for a board with only one or two chips. Hopefully for less than 4BTC but that might be optimistic.

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March 17, 2013, 06:40:26 AM
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Have you messaged the guy? If you use escrow and delivery confirmation (idk what it's called in Canada) you should be fine.
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March 17, 2013, 12:37:47 PM
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Too bad it's almost 1 BTC for shipping outside of Germany.

"All safe deposit boxes in banks or financial institutions have been sealed... and may only be opened in the presence of an agent of the I.R.S." - President F.D. Roosevelt, 1933
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March 18, 2013, 02:43:53 AM
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Yeah it brings it to ~300CAD after shipping. I haven't messaged him because I can't seem to find a way to on the bitmit site.

I stand at: I don't trust him, but if it is painless to get my money back if he doesn't deliver, then I will want to try anyway.

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March 18, 2013, 05:04:06 AM
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Yeah it brings it to ~300CAD after shipping. I haven't messaged him because I can't seem to find a way to on the bitmit site.

I stand at: I don't trust him, but if it is painless to get my money back if he doesn't deliver, then I will want to try anyway.

Have you tried to create a WTB thread? That's how I got my X6500.
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March 19, 2013, 02:35:35 AM
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Yeah. Actually just today. Hoping for something in Canada to save on shipping. I've been looking at all the WTS threads and they all seem old or already sold.

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