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April 18, 2013, 07:51:35 AM
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One page website, effectively. Text input box.
Question: Can I buy this with bitcoins? User inputs the answer in the text box, hits a button/enter.
The thing they want to buy with BTC (and their approximate geolocation via IP to help narrow impractical/impossible shipping feats) is broadcast to a ticket system and a live chat channel with agents.
Agents review the tickets/see incoming requests, then hunt down the stuff across all the bitcoin sites they know of, reply, and the page reveals the answer(s) to the user.
The page can be set to request an email address for a notification after a preset time without an answer other than "no" (which should be blocked anyway, as the goal is to prove that there's nothing you can't buy with BTC).
If the agents were able to cover all 24 hours and be competent searchers, then the notification wouldn't be required.
Not sure how to monetize it other than the searchers being shown which agent(s) answered them in which timestamped order and their BTC address for a possible finder's fee donation. The site owner would either be competing with the other agents or require a nominal fee to be one of the agents.
The only people who will know what potentially embarrassing stuff people want to buy will be the agents, who will be firewalled from their actual identities regardless of whether they answer before the 'request notification' time limit is hit or not.

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At this point, think of it as a stripped-down, private Rugatu.

*I would want to be one of the agents, as I have over USD $7K worth of stuff for sale.

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April 21, 2013, 05:52:30 AM
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you can buy anything with bitcoins:

https://bitspend.net/

so the answer to your textbox should always be "yes"
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April 21, 2013, 05:58:54 AM
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you can buy anything with bitcoins:

https://bitspend.net/

so the answer to your textbox should always be "yes"

That is if you already have specific items on major USD sites that you're ready to buy. Unless I'm missing the service where Bitspend has agents ready to hunt down stuff for users that is already being sold for BTC, across the entire internet.

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April 21, 2013, 06:06:23 AM
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you can buy anything with bitcoins:

https://bitspend.net/

so the answer to your textbox should always be "yes"

That is if you already have specific items on major USD sites that you're ready to buy. Unless I'm missing the service where Bitspend has agents ready to hunt down stuff for users that is already being sold for BTC, across the entire internet.

They do not but it would be cool if they could automate something once you put the URL in and have some options pop up on the bottom with perhaps cheaper items or items for sale in bitcoins which you could then get a discount on buying with their service.

But as of now it seems like they are knocking things out pretty well with their current business model.

http://www.bitpools.com
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April 21, 2013, 06:33:00 AM
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I don't see how it's practical to have stuff pop up, unless Bitspend only plays favorites by linking to sites with decent search algos and users who use only relevant keywords and don't omit relevant keywords. If you have multiple agents with various search-engine fu techniques, knowledge of less-publicized sites, knowledge of items they personally have for sale but have not listed online yet, people they know in person (or know of, in their local craigslist metro) that are selling stuff... you have a far better chance of finding a fully comprehensive list of that item for sale in BTC.

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September 28, 2015, 08:32:11 AM
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There is an app called i-butler in Europe, and Magic in the US.

You just text them asking for whatever you want, they respond with a quote then you either pay them or not and they have it delivered. They take bitcoins.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTH14kk2IrI


But it would be cool if there was a browser plugin to analyze a site's product and find it in bitcoins on other sites. Especially if it could connect to OpenBazaar when it comes out.

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April 21, 2017, 12:42:00 AM
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This kinda sorta ended up being BitForTip.com but I wish it were better.

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April 21, 2017, 01:31:30 AM
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That's a good idea... Whenever I need something I try to see if I can buy it with crypto first, so I would see value in using something like this.



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April 21, 2017, 09:52:26 AM
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This kinda sorta ended up being BitForTip.com but I wish it were better.


the problem with a lot of websites and products is getting it out there
so people know about it. I never knew this existed thats a great idea!

great site, there seems to be a lot of activity on the english language section alone

What is the rate of completion of the tips?


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