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December 29, 2010, 08:42:20 AM
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So, I've just discovered bitcoin and am very interested in purchasing some, probably a small amount to start.  But I can't for the life of me figure out any way to do this!  I can do paypal, email money transfer from a canadian bank, major credit card, even discounts on 3D printed designs from http://www.shapeways.com/shops/terracotta.  I found a chain of websites that will apparently let me go bank to liberty gold to something else to bitcoin, but even then when I tried to start the process my order failed!  Surely there is an easier way to do this?  I understand people are concerned about chargebacks and all that, but I do my full-time business in paypal and probably will until bitcoin becomes standard.  Surely someone can figure out a way for the average newcomer to actually buy in?  My guess is that alone would send the price of bitcoins soaring.

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December 29, 2010, 08:53:16 AM
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Buy Bitcoins here: https://www.bitcoin4cash.com/buy.php

I'll accept amounts as low as $5. I'm also in Canada, so the trade will be quick.
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December 29, 2010, 03:18:39 PM
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ahh--excellent!

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December 29, 2010, 04:01:14 PM
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There is also a list of local exchangers at bitcoinbuy.com, though you'd be hard pressed to find a more reputable exchanger than Madhatter.

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December 29, 2010, 05:36:04 PM
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also try bitcoingateway.com, and bitcoin-otc.com

but yea madhatter is reputable so if cash in the mail works for you, go for it. Smiley

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December 29, 2010, 06:02:34 PM
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also try bitcoingateway.com, and bitcoin-otc.com

but yea madhatter is reputable so if cash in the mail works for you, go for it. Smiley

I also recommend Madhatter.  I had my first bitcoins thanks to him.
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December 29, 2010, 06:10:20 PM
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Bitcoingateway only works in the US. I predict that it won't for long though.

Bitcoin is easy to buy in Canada. There are 2 cash by mail services that support multiple currencies. There is also an old established e-currency exchanger who accepts payment by a multiple of means including instant trades from other e-currencies or cash deposit at any RBC branch. Same day service is available via a multitude of payment vectors.

The issues of fraud in digital currency exchange were addressed and largely solved when e-gold was first hatched back in '97.

Simply; don't expect to trade soft money for hard. The world harbours many liars and thieves. A promise to pay from a stranger can't be trusted. Pay for cash with cash and all is well.

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December 29, 2010, 06:12:09 PM
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Simply; don't expect to trade soft money for hard. The world harbours many liars and thieves. A promise to pay from a stranger can't be trusted. Pay for cash with cash and all is well.
nice summary. Smiley

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December 29, 2010, 09:41:37 PM
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There is also a list of local exchangers at bitcoinbuy.com, though you'd be hard pressed to find a more reputable exchanger than Madhatter.

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