Just thought I'd let people know that http://tradebitcoin.com
is back in working condition. It's a google mashup you can use to find local bitcoin exchangers.
I've been pegging the author for a while and he just got the problems fixed in 15 minutes
Should the map not show on first load, try shift-reloading.
I know the "exchange crisis" is over for now, but as a last resort, having local people to meet and exchange local currency for bitcoins or vice-versa still seems important to me.
I've entered myself a while back and 4 people contacted me via skype. I sold bitcoins to two of them. It was fun (meet at starbucks, send coins using ssh through starbucks wifi, cash on table).
One cool thing (in my view) of trading "cash 4 cash" locally in real life is that it's compeletely invisible to outsiders, because both transactions are pseudonymous/anonymous to the outside and only the trading parties know of the exchange even happening.
So, if you like, go ahead and enter your info on the site or find someone to trade with if you want to buy/sell some BTC.