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July 09, 2010, 09:52:43 PM
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Hello all, I have an exciting announcement to make!

Lachesis and I are the owners of the eBay media store Qugelmatic, which is currently the among the largest bookstores on eBay.  We currently have over 60,000 100,000 books for sale, and that number is rising rapidly.  Over the past few weeks, we have both become active in the Bitcoin community.  At first, we were both skeptical of Bitcoin, and we wouldn't have dared risk our successful business on what we considered to be a hobby.  

However, I'm proud to report that we have both become so confident in the soundness of Bitcoin that we have now made our entire inventory available in exchange for bitcoins!

Please browse our inventory, and if you are interested in any book simply PM me and we will provide a BC address and process it like any other order.  Our storefront can be accessed directly at Qugel.com.  We are currently offering the competitive exchange rate of $8 Mills the last MTGox trade price.

We are confident in saying that this now safely places in the lead as the largest bitcoin-accepting store on the internet! (at least by volume of items available)

We are optimistic about new sales that accepting bitcoins will bring, but more than anything we are proud to help contribute in driving confidence and adoption of Bitcoin.  Stay tuned, we hope to have some more exciting developments to announce in the weeks to come!

www.Qugel.com

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July 09, 2010, 11:19:05 PM
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Nice job! You are doing the Bitcoin community a great service by doing this... thanks!

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July 12, 2010, 08:08:11 AM
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This is a nice service!There are more books than I could ever read in one lifetime  Cheesy
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July 12, 2010, 02:31:45 PM
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Can you add payment instructions for BTC on your site so we can add it to bitcoin.org/trade?

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July 12, 2010, 10:21:33 PM
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We plan to create a Bitcoin-specific site, but for now that page is hosted (and generated) by eBay. We'll have to wait for Llama to respond, but I don't think we can add Bitcoin payment instructions at the moment. I'll post back when we have the Bitcoin-specific site up.

Edit: I bite my tongue. See below.

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July 13, 2010, 07:05:49 AM
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We are working on on including Bitcoin instructions on the site.  Will report back soon.

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August 06, 2010, 08:37:17 AM
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Is this offer still open? Why not listed in the WIKI or the official trade section (bitcoin.org)?

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August 13, 2010, 05:08:21 AM
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Yes, the offer is still open.  We wouldn't feel right being listed in the Market section since we're still a bit less official then the other things listed on that page.  We were working on including the offer to pay with bitcoins in each of the ebay listings, but we need to look into whether this would be an eBay TOS violation or not (annoying right?).  We also tried to make a special site where the actual store would be in an iframe, and the outer frame would explain how to buy with bitcoins, but ebay escapes from iframes.

At any rate, if you're interested in purchasing any book from qugel.com with bitcoins at the market exchange rate, just PM me!

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August 13, 2010, 12:48:59 PM
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Then you should make a simple but separate webpage to put on the 'trade' page.  This forum buries things to deep, and only represents a small percentage of people who would otherwise use bitcoins to buy a book from you.

"The powers of financial capitalism had another far-reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent meetings and conferences. The apex of the systems was to be the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the world's central banks which were themselves private corporations. Each central bank...sought to dominate its government by its ability to control Treasury loans, to manipulate foreign exchanges, to influence the level of economic activity in the country, and to influence cooperative politicians by subsequent economic rewards in the business world."

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August 16, 2010, 09:22:33 PM
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That's a great idea.  We will work on it and I'll post back when we have something ready.

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August 17, 2010, 07:52:57 AM
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Amazing news!

This should indeed be added to the Trade Section, with a explanatory comment if necessary.

Forgive my ignorance, but what is $8 Mills ?

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August 17, 2010, 09:52:20 AM
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He meant 8 thousands of a dollar per BTC (0.008). That was slightly better than average BS (before /.) exchange rate.

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August 17, 2010, 10:11:59 AM
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I hadn't noticed it was old news.

Wow, that means there has been a great increase in the price of bitcoins then.

Thanks!

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August 22, 2010, 09:50:12 PM
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This should indeed be added to the Trade Section, with a explanatory comment if necessary.

Ok, I made an exception with this one and added it to the trade page. Hopefully they could still add the instructions on their page.

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November 18, 2010, 09:35:39 PM
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Quick update:

We are still planning on adding bitcoin payment instructions and a bitcoin checkout process to our listings.  We decided against simply leaving instructions in the listing or in some sort of iframe, we want to do this correctly.  If we do this correctly, we may even be able to share our solution with other eBay sellers.

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November 19, 2010, 04:02:46 PM
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Very nice! bigger companies supporting bitcoin realy helps the system grow and gain users and trust.

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November 19, 2010, 06:43:01 PM
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Quick update:

We are still planning on adding bitcoin payment instructions and a bitcoin checkout process to our listings.  We decided against simply leaving instructions in the listing or in some sort of iframe, we want to do this correctly.  If we do this correctly, we may even be able to share our solution with other eBay sellers.

Do you think you can get this up and running before Black Friday?  I do most of my Christmas shopping online, and books are a big thing in my family.

"The powers of financial capitalism had another far-reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent meetings and conferences. The apex of the systems was to be the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the world's central banks which were themselves private corporations. Each central bank...sought to dominate its government by its ability to control Treasury loans, to manipulate foreign exchanges, to influence the level of economic activity in the country, and to influence cooperative politicians by subsequent economic rewards in the business world."

- Carroll Quigley, CFR member, mentor to Bill Clinton, from 'Tragedy And Hope'
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November 20, 2010, 07:27:05 PM
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We'll try, but no promises.

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December 08, 2010, 04:36:17 AM
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I look forward to seeing the site when complete.  I just closed my Amazon account due to freedom of speech/press concerns, so I'm looking for another book store.  Qugel could be it!  Thanks for being such an innovative place.
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