After all the research Ive done this is the best possibility I could find for exchanging bitcoins.http://www.xe.com/fx/
Xe.com sells bitcoins? I can't find any reference to Bitcoin on their site at all...
Or if everyone on the forum became a bitcoin retailer for face-to-face transactions in their city, that might help too.
That's a great idea too! What if someone were to set up a web page.... that's sort of a directory of individuals who are willing to do face-to-face cash transactions for bitcoin... Listed sorted in order by: country / state / city....
It could list individuals, small stores, maybe even eventually local chain stores, and/or currency exchange/check cashing stores... all that are willing to sell bitcoin for cash.
The list will just grow and grow... :-)
This could be one of the simplest easiest ways.... second only to being able to purchase them online with a credit card.
I think, for the new user, the ideal easiest way to buy bitcoin would be:
(1) to buy them online with a normal credit card (if they can wait 90 days for access to them)
(2) to buy them face-to-face at from a local source with cash (if they want them immediately)
(3) to buy them with cash by mail (if they want them in 2-4 days)