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September 29, 2013, 04:56:48 AM
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i like to do p2p with someone i trust. that is the easiest way. it helps to have friends that always have btc though.  Smiley
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September 29, 2013, 05:06:17 AM
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I've always used Localbitcoins.com

But you should enable the escrow and buy only from sellers with good reputation.

If you meet in person, escrow is unnecessary. If they point a gun at your head, you will give them your coin, escrowed or not.

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September 29, 2013, 05:20:01 AM
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I've always used Localbitcoins.com

But you should enable the escrow and buy only from sellers with good reputation.

If you meet in person, escrow is unnecessary. If they point a gun at your head, you will give them your coin, escrowed or not.

that's why you should bring "Friends"
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September 29, 2013, 05:46:38 AM
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I used Coinbase for my first purchase. It was a smooth transaction.
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September 29, 2013, 06:01:22 AM
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In my opinion coinbase is the best!

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September 29, 2013, 08:05:31 AM
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I've always used Localbitcoins.com

But you should enable the escrow and buy only from sellers with good reputation.

If you meet in person, escrow is unnecessary. If they point a gun at your head, you will give them your coin, escrowed or not.

that's why you should bring "Friends"

I bring friends with me everywhere I go.

(although it has been explained to me that some of them are "imaginary")

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September 29, 2013, 08:23:38 AM
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The Safest way is to buy using blockchain.info. I heard you can buy directly in the wallet. That's what i know. They use some third party gateway to accept payment from usa.

So, you can buy easily with them.

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September 29, 2013, 09:31:23 AM
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I usually buy my bitcoins at Bitstamp.

Surprisingly, Bitcoins are trading there at about 10% lower than at MtGox, the most wellknown exchange. (So for selling I would consider MtGox rather than Bitstamp.) Furthermore, at Bitstamp, fees are lower and validation is less complicated than at MtGox.

I recommend to have more than one option for buying or selling bitcoins, because exchange sites are occasionally down.
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September 29, 2013, 01:05:25 PM
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I usually buy my bitcoins at Bitstamp.

Surprisingly, Bitcoins are trading there at about 10% lower than at MtGox, the most wellknown exchange. (So for selling I would consider MtGox rather than Bitstamp.) Furthermore, at Bitstamp, fees are lower and validation is less complicated than at MtGox.

I recommend to have more than one option for buying or selling bitcoins, because exchange sites are occasionally down.

Mt. Gox is becoming insolvent. They have no U.S. funds anymore, I would be careful. Withdrawals haven't worked for over a month.

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October 01, 2013, 01:19:53 PM
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I would like to recomend you btc-e i dident try it but my friend tried it and he sayed that it worked just perfect.

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October 01, 2013, 08:35:47 PM
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I would like to recomend you btc-e i dident try it but my friend tried it and he sayed that it worked just perfect.

Why did you just quote the exact same thing he just said? It isn't changed, right? If you change a quote, bold/underline what you change, to make it obvious Smiley

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October 01, 2013, 08:40:55 PM
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To be honest, the best way to buy Bitcoin is with a physical item on Bitcointalk. It seems like it'll take a while, but it'll work. Maybe a gram of gold, or a gift card. Just let people choose what they want.

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