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Hello everyone,
   I would like to introduce a new website and pet project of mine.  http://bidbitcoins.com If it takes off and people like it, I’ll make it better and better as I can afford to. It’s basically a buyers and sellers marketplace like E-Bay but all sale are conducted in bitcoins only. I’m almost done with the site setup and I should be ready to take customers registrations starting tomorrow, Aug. 1    So what is Bid Bitcoins? I invite people to check out the site.
*I intend to make it a competing site to the largest online auction site in as many ways as possible. The benefits will be:
*No Chargebacks unless agreed to by both parties.
*Anonymity from banks in all transactions.
*No banking fees for money transfers to sellers from buyers.
*Every auction or item placed for sale and sold through Bid Bitcoins supports the whole bitcoin community and helps further bitcoins acceptance into the marketplace.
*Much less fraud potential for both parties. Credit cards lend themselves to fraud by their very nature, as card numbers can easily be stolen and used to make purchases, than mailed to themselves at unwitting victims addresses.
*Users/Members accounts with money cannot be frozen due to “suspected” fraud.
*No user credit card data is stored onsite. Anyone who hacks the site will not have  access to accounts of any kind and therefore cannot cause financial damage directly to any user by theft.

What kind of features does Bid Bitcoins have?  Here is the full list:
* Currency of all goods and services denominated in Bitcoin
* All Merchants will be required to accept Bitcoin, although other arrangements can be made offsite.
* All forms of auction including Dutch Buy it Outright, Reserve Price, Reverse Auctions, Wanted Ads.
* 1 Day, 3 Days, 7 Day Days, 14 Days, and 30 Day auction choices.
* Make  Offer  Options.
* First Bidder Auctions
* Select Starting Price
*  Define Offer Acceptance range
* Swap Offers Option
* Upload up to 3 Free images and 6 images total.
* Auto Relist
* Batch Uploads
* Personal Store Options. Basic Store 100% Free
* Block Users
* Postage Calculation Setup
* Reputation / Comments / Feedback
* Preferred Seller Features
* User Enabled Skin Changes
* Combined Purchase Invoices
* Ask Seller a Question / Member Messaging

Now, I’ve decided for this to be a personal hobby project for now. If it becomes widely used and accepted, I may change it into a business, file and all that. But for now, it’s a n experiment, and no more.

Since I wanted to site to be closest to the true spirit of bitcoin, I decided I did not want to accept money at all for the services, and it will all be done in bitcoin. This means there is no way for me to identify people who use the site without either taking credit card and drivers license info myself or having people email in their paperwork to prove who they are. Instead I opted for using a 3rd party service called Trufina located at http://www.trufina.com – They are completely unrelated to Bid Bitcoins.com. As a matter of fact, I only recently stumbled upon them, signed up and found I approve of their service enough to incorporate it into the site. They charge a flat one-time fee of $5.00 for their service to sign up. That’s the downside. The upside is, that we’ll give you $5.00 in bitcoin credit towards your fees on the site.

I intend to launch the site for FREE USE for 3 Months, starting on Aug. 1. This is to help everyone get acquainted with it without risk and for me to get important feedback from the members on how to make improvements and for me to fix all potential problems. I do appreciate the feedback and help.
The only services that will cost are enhanced auction services such as Home Page featured, highlighted, bold text, and extra categories. Those all cost just a small fee. The Starting Fees and Closing Fees are going to be waived for the first 3 months, and we will charge a reduced fee for Reserve Price Auctions and Buy Out Auctions.

As well, I’m offering up a series of FREE Prizes as soon as our member grows to 250 members, 500 members and 1000 thousand members. The way this will work is that once we achieve 250 member status an award will be given at random for $250 worth of bitcoins. Then this will repeat when we reach 500 members.  (Each member must have one 7 day auction closed and positive feedback for it to qualify.)

The site will open on Aug. 1. In the meantime, I welcome all comments and feedback and will do my best to answer any questions. Also suggestions and ideas are very much appreciated.

Currently, I am looking for someone trustworthy and experienced to help implement a quality shopping cart checkout/gateway system for the site which will run full time or at intervals, create bitcoin address connected invoices, generate new addresses upon invoice creation, enable invoice generation connected to bitcoin for the site itself, record paid invoices from bitcoin gateway (if possible).



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July 31, 2011, 09:32:34 PM
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I messed something up, and should have checked before I posted. It should be back up soon.
Sorry for the teaser.

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Bug Squashed.  Grin

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First auction: design a bidbitcoins.com logo! Smiley
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First auction: design a bidbitcoins.com logo! Smiley

Good Idea!

 I'll pay 1 Bitcoin for the best one submitted.
If it's truly spectacular, i'll throw in another.


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July 31, 2011, 11:30:53 PM
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You can't imagine how hard I want to see that kind of sites succeed in the future

Btw, please, add a favicon Grin

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You can't imagine how hard I want to see that kind of sites succeed in the future

Btw, please, add a favicon Grin

Edit: your 'Registration PIN' can be OCR'd immediately, you should change it

Hi jackjack, Thanks!

I really want to see it succeed as well. I'll do my best to make it something the community can appreciate and enjoy. I'm going to work on the Favicon, but others are free to submit ideas and finished favicons. I'm not very artistic, but I can have a go at it.

The Registration Pin is only for bots, really, so it's not a security risk as far as I know. Is that what you are getting at?

Thanks for the input. It's very much appreciated.


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July 31, 2011, 11:46:00 PM
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How about allowing connection via HTTPS?
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How about allowing connection via HTTPS?

Should be done by tomorrow, hopefully. Good suggestion. Thanks NF6X

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From what I've seen, the site looks good (my account isn't verified, can't login). My two concerns are https (already mentioned) and according to the privacy policy at trufina.com I may have to provide "other financial" information since I've changed addresses in the last year. Do you get a report from them and then activate accts?
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The Registration Pin is only for bots, really, so it's not a security risk as far as I know. Is that what you are getting at?
It's not a security risk but they are far too simple, bots can read them easily
Why not using recaptcha?

Own address: 19QkqAza7BHFTuoz9N8UQkryP4E9jHo4N3 - Pywallet support: 1AQDfx22pKGgXnUZFL1e4UKos3QqvRzNh5 - Bitcointalk++ script support: 1Pxeccscj1ygseTdSV1qUqQCanp2B2NMM2
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Very nice design! I'll definitely be checking it out! Best of luck!

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From what I've seen, the site looks good (my account isn't verified, can't login). My two concerns are https (already mentioned) and according to the privacy policy at trufina.com I may have to provide "other financial" information since I've changed addresses in the last year. Do you get a report from them and then activate accts?

Hi jayfitt,
   I am working on getting the https in place at this time.
   Trufina is not one of those "credit check" type websites. I don't think you have to pay for anything additionally. It's up to them to confirm you. I'm pretty sure of this. Their process is not too difficult to get through. They use your credit card data to first confirm you, initially, then they ask you a series of questions that, based on their web search using their customized algorithm, they grab your data, and if you don't match the questions right, you get a new set of questions. Im pretty sure they have some database access, but the companies that have real good database access charge the host site a large fee to verify customers. Trufina also uses Phone confirmation
   The point is not for me to scrutinize everyone and make sure you have an A+ credit rating, it's to make sure that people do not sign up for the site, create some positive feedback, then scam people for something relatively expensive, only to sign up again and do the same thing. That's the main reason for this, is fraud prevention for the buyers. It does not have to be too complicated. Feedback is the first step, then ID verification comes in right behind it. If anyone has any better solutions that are less expensive and less intrusive, by all means, please share them, and i'll consider it. So far, Trufina seems workable.
   If you sign up, and cannot get verified for some reason, then I will make allowances, but you'll have to send scans of personal info like credit card and drivers license and a current bill that matches the address on both.
   I figured people would appreciate good security without too much infringement, so I opted for Trufina instead of this method, but either one can solve the problem. This way I can avoid holding everyone's personal info until or unless I become a full fledged registered business.

Hope that helps.

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August 01, 2011, 01:22:42 AM
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If you still want a logo made I made one below. I can make them a little better than that, just need to know how you want it.

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I can make the coin look better and make it small obviously lol
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Hello everyone,
   I would like to introduce a new website and pet project of mine.  http://bidbitcoins.com If it takes off and people like it, I’ll make it better and better as I can afford to. It’s basically a buyers and sellers marketplace like E-Bay but all sale are conducted in bitcoins only. I’m almost done with the site setup and I should be ready to take customers registrations starting tomorrow, Aug. 1    So what is Bid Bitcoins? I invite people to check out the site.
*I intend to make it a competing site to the largest online auction site in as many ways as possible. The benefits will be:
*No Chargebacks unless agreed to by both parties.
*Anonymity from banks in all transactions.
*No banking fees for money transfers to sellers from buyers.
*Every auction or item placed for sale and sold through Bid Bitcoins supports the whole bitcoin community and helps further bitcoins acceptance into the marketplace.
*Much less fraud potential for both parties. Credit cards lend themselves to fraud by their very nature, as card numbers can easily be stolen and used to make purchases, than mailed to themselves at unwitting victims addresses.
*Users/Members accounts with money cannot be frozen due to “suspected” fraud.
*No user credit card data is stored onsite. Anyone who hacks the site will not have  access to accounts of any kind and therefore cannot cause financial damage directly to any user by theft.

What kind of features does Bid Bitcoins have?  Here is the full list:
* Currency of all goods and services denominated in Bitcoin
* All Merchants will be required to accept Bitcoin, although other arrangements can be made offsite.
* All forms of auction including Dutch Buy it Outright, Reserve Price, Reverse Auctions, Wanted Ads.
* 1 Day, 3 Days, 7 Day Days, 14 Days, and 30 Day auction choices.
* Make  Offer  Options.
* First Bidder Auctions
* Select Starting Price
*  Define Offer Acceptance range
* Swap Offers Option
* Upload up to 3 Free images and 6 images total.
* Auto Relist
* Batch Uploads
* Personal Store Options. Basic Store 100% Free
* Block Users
* Postage Calculation Setup
* Reputation / Comments / Feedback
* Preferred Seller Features
* User Enabled Skin Changes
* Combined Purchase Invoices
* Ask Seller a Question / Member Messaging

Now, I’ve decided for this to be a personal hobby project for now. If it becomes widely used and accepted, I may change it into a business, file and all that. But for now, it’s a n experiment, and no more.

Since I wanted to site to be closest to the true spirit of bitcoin, I decided I did not want to accept money at all for the services, and it will all be done in bitcoin. This means there is no way for me to identify people who use the site without either taking credit card and drivers license info myself or having people email in their paperwork to prove who they are. Instead I opted for using a 3rd party service called Trufina located at http://www.trufina.com – They are completely unrelated to Bid Bitcoins.com. As a matter of fact, I only recently stumbled upon them, signed up and found I approve of their service enough to incorporate it into the site. They charge a flat one-time fee of $5.00 for their service to sign up. That’s the downside. The upside is, that we’ll give you $5.00 in bitcoin credit towards your fees on the site.

I intend to launch the site for FREE USE for 3 Months, starting on Aug. 1. This is to help everyone get acquainted with it without risk and for me to get important feedback from the members on how to make improvements and for me to fix all potential problems. I do appreciate the feedback and help.
The only services that will cost are enhanced auction services such as Home Page featured, highlighted, bold text, and extra categories. Those all cost just a small fee. The Starting Fees and Closing Fees are going to be waived for the first 3 months, and we will charge a reduced fee for Reserve Price Auctions and Buy Out Auctions.

As well, I’m offering up a series of FREE Prizes as soon as our member grows to 250 members, 500 members and 1000 thousand members. The way this will work is that once we achieve 250 member status an award will be given at random for $250 worth of bitcoins. Then this will repeat when we reach 500 members.  (Each member must have one 7 day auction closed and positive feedback for it to qualify.)

The site will open on Aug. 1. In the meantime, I welcome all comments and feedback and will do my best to answer any questions. Also suggestions and ideas are very much appreciated.

Currently, I am looking for someone trustworthy and experienced to help implement a quality shopping cart checkout/gateway system for the site which will run full time or at intervals, create bitcoin address connected invoices, generate new addresses upon invoice creation, enable invoice generation connected to bitcoin for the site itself, record paid invoices from bitcoin gateway (if possible).




Did you really have to mimic Ebays logo and stuff?

Now all you need are some people selling some shit...........
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I can make the coin look better and make it small obviously lol

I Like, I like. Can you place an auction hammer and stand in the background that does not impose heavily on the central words and coin? Do you think it will improve the look at all? I'm trying to use the association of something familiar to link the mind to the brand. That's why I used the ebay like logo to begin with, which I admit needs changing. Can we see how that would look?
Great work so far, TheBitMan

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I can make the coin look better and make it small obviously lol

I Like, I like. Can you place an auction hammer and stand in the background that does not impose heavily on the central words and coin? Do you think it will improve the look at all? I'm trying to use the association of something familiar to link the mind to the brand. That's why I used the ebay like logo to begin with, which I admit needs changing. Can we see how that would look?
Great work so far, TheBitMan
I will try  Grin
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This is actually a brilliant idea. That said, that logo looks like hell and I'd advise against it. Find a designer willing to work with you on a consistent theme.
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This is actually a brilliant idea. That said, that logo looks like hell and I'd advise against it. Find a designer willing to work with you on a consistent theme.
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Hi jayfitt,
   I am working on getting the https in place at this time.
   Trufina is not one of those "credit check" type websites. I don't think you have to pay for anything additionally. It's up to them to confirm you. I'm pretty sure of this. Their process is not too difficult to get through. They use your credit card data to first confirm you, initially, then they ask you a series of questions that, based on their web search using their customized algorithm, they grab your data, and if you don't match the questions right, you get a new set of questions. Im pretty sure they have some database access, but the companies that have real good database access charge the host site a large fee to verify customers. Trufina also uses Phone confirmation
   The point is not for me to scrutinize everyone and make sure you have an A+ credit rating, it's to make sure that people do not sign up for the site, create some positive feedback, then scam people for something relatively expensive, only to sign up again and do the same thing. That's the main reason for this, is fraud prevention for the buyers. It does not have to be too complicated. Feedback is the first step, then ID verification comes in right behind it. If anyone has any better solutions that are less expensive and less intrusive, by all means, please share them, and i'll consider it. So far, Trufina seems workable.
   If you sign up, and cannot get verified for some reason, then I will make allowances, but you'll have to send scans of personal info like credit card and drivers license and a current bill that matches the address on both.
   I figured people would appreciate good security without too much infringement, so I opted for Trufina instead of this method, but either one can solve the problem. This way I can avoid holding everyone's personal info until or unless I become a full fledged registered business.

Hope that helps.

I agree with you, security and accountability are important. I appreciate (and I'm sure the community does too) that you want to create a safe environment for us to buy and sell. My only concern was giving access to my personal/financial information to another 3rd party that I can't find much info about.

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I vote for this one!  Grin
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I like it, much better than the current logo!
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Since I can see clipping, might I ask where you got the image of the gavel from?

Edit: I'm going to go out on a limb and guess you don't have rights to the source image, at least not in the capacity you're using them.

BidBitcoins, check your PMs.
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Hi TheBitMan,
   So far, I like yours best, but unfortunately, it's the only one so far. I'm considering it though. I want to see some others first.
   So far, WINNING!, but not yet Won!


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TheBitMan, the link you sent me to the force image you used explicitly states it is for noncommercial use only. Since this is blatantly commercial, BidBitcoins would be putting himself at financial/legal risk to use it.
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TheBitMan, the link you sent me to the force image you used explicitly states it is for noncommercial use only. Since this is blatantly commercial, BidBitcoins would be putting himself at financial/legal risk to use it.
Only if he sold the image
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Good looking site. Maybe a couple of these will soon be up for bid.

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Any particular reason that your website looks like this one?  http://www.bidcoin.com/index.php?
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Any particular reason that your website looks like this one?  http://www.bidcoin.com/index.php?

Off the shelf software - nothing wrong with that. Much easier than creating it from scratch. Just need to make sure it's secure for the purpose it is used for.
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TheBitMan, the link you sent me to the force image you used explicitly states it is for noncommercial use only. Since this is blatantly commercial, BidBitcoins would be putting himself at financial/legal risk to use it.
Only if he sold the image

You obviously don't know anything about copyright law. First off it's a violation to sell the image as part of a logo design (which is what he is trying to do) and secondly it's a violation to use this image as part of a for-profit enterprise (which BidBitcoins is).
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Ok I registered about 10 mins ago, but I've yet to receive a confirmation/verification Email.  How long does it usually take?

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Any particular reason that your website looks like this one?  http://www.bidcoin.com/index.php?

Well, I was not aware of it, and they have a good domain name. They are using the same off the shelf software. But they have left the branding in for some reason. Maybe they are not confident in it.
I removed the branding, paid extra for that of course, and now added the SSL which should be in place today. I'm very serious about this site and intend to make it a success. Maybe i'll have some healthy competition?

One difference I see right away is that he is not giving away $500 worth of FREE bitcoins to a total of 2 Registered users within the first 500 signups like I am.  Grin  

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I also spent approx. 30 hours on the categories section to expand it to be as close to ebays as possible. The off the shelf version contained maybe 100 category sections and i've expanded it to several thousand for http://bidbitcoins.com


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Ok I registered about 10 mins ago, but I've yet to receive a confirmation/verification Email.  How long does it usually take?

The e-mail process from the system can take up to an hour but should be a little less than that.

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Oh ok, I just got it.  Thanks!

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Nice site. But how do you plan to protect buyers from fraudulent sellers? Your service just opened and there are no any sellers history and feedbacks.
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If it's totally anonymous, why did it ask for my phone # during registration?

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Nice site. But how do you plan to protect buyers from fraudulent sellers? Your service just opened and there are no any sellers history and feedbacks.

The first method is the feedback of course. Buyer beware. The second wall of protection is the Trufina registration. They are a 3rd party completely unrelated. They charge $5 and verify your identity. Once someone has given their credit card to trufina, and registered as the same name on the site, then they have to create a new identity themselves to come back and sign up again on my site, and they would have to be reverified by trufina. I'm hoping this is enough to help people stay secure. If it turns out to not be enough for the protection needed, i'll either register the business and start accepting cards myself for proof of identity or I'll have people send scans of important documents or i'll enlist  the services of a bigger and badder verification fish in the large internet sea. There are several of these but they charge the host site a small fortune. Usually that's how it is when the prices are not even listed on the site. There are at least 3 to choose from.

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If it's totally anonymous, why did it ask for my phone # during registration?

You cannot be anonymous from me, as I have to know who my customers and users are. You are anonymous from banking activity while selling or buying on the site. That's my only claim for anonymity.
The phone number is an important verification step because trufina uses it as well and will call you with a code. Then I get to match data with them and when everything adds up correctly, I can trust you better and so can everyone who uses the site.

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Meh.. Good concept, but a few too many hoops to jump through.

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Hmm... Maybe something like this?


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Meh.. Good concept, but a few too many hoops to jump through.

I wish I could make it easier or better, but we are infancy stages of bitcoins. We'll be lucky if there are 50 people with products that can be posted right away. People go through tons of hoops to hook up their ebay account to paypal, sign up for paypal, do the verifications etc. It's all relevant to how important it is to you.
If there were already 5000 items up there and 100 people registered, the playing field would look slightly different and it may be more worth it for you then.  

As people support the site, it will grow and become more and more of an asset for everyone. It's really your site, or "our ebay", so it's up to us to create it and make it work and make it work smoothly as can be. I'm sure things will improve in time.

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Hmm... Maybe something like this?



Now that's very nice. And nothing lifted. I like it a lot. Will probably go with this. Would love to hear what some others think about it, too. This is definitely #1 right now. Thanks!

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Is nice.. But I will accept half of whatever you were going to pay him! Grin
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Is nice.. But I will accept half of whatever you were going to pay him! Grin

Hi TheBitMan,
   Let competition empower you to try harder not to sell yourself short.
Let's see some more! When the going get's tough, the tough step up!
It's not too late to bring it to the table.
Good luck!

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Now that's very nice. And nothing lifted. I like it a lot. Will probably go with this. Would love to hear what some others think about it, too. This is definitely #1 right now. Thanks!

Thanks,  if you choose it I'll send over the PSD file as well... Some type is rasterized, but it can be easily re-done to be fully type/path based (with the exception of the coin image which was taken from skull88 here on the forum: http://bitcointalk.org/?topic=687.0.)

In all fairness, if you select this image, I will split the proceeds with skull88.  His BTC address is in the quote below if you'd like to send his share directly to him.
You can use them freely for whatever you want, ofcourse if you use them or like them, a donation is always welcome (1MifMqtqqwMMAbb6zr8u6qEzWqq3CQeGUr)
I would double check with him via PM to ensure that wallet address wasn't with one of the recent casualties of greed though...

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Is nice.. But I will accept half of whatever you were going to pay him! Grin

Hi TheBitMan,
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Let's see some more! When the going get's tough, the tough step up!
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Good luck!
I am not a pro but I will try again later
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Now that's very nice. And nothing lifted. I like it a lot. Will probably go with this. Would love to hear what some others think about it, too. This is definitely #1 right now. Thanks!

Thanks,  if you choose it I'll send over the PSD file as well... Some type is rasterized, but it can be easily re-done to be fully type/path based (with the exception of the coin image which was taken from skull88 here on the forum: http://bitcointalk.org/?topic=687.0.)

In all fairness, if you select this image, I will split the proceeds with skull88.  His BTC address is in the quote below if you'd like to send his share directly to him.
You can use them freely for whatever you want, ofcourse if you use them or like them, a donation is always welcome (1MifMqtqqwMMAbb6zr8u6qEzWqq3CQeGUr)
I would double check with him via PM to ensure that wallet address wasn't with one of the recent casualties of greed though...

Thanks Intervex, i'm seriously considering it. It has everything i'm looking for and it looks very nice. I'll probably decide by the end of today. I need to get the site branded asap.

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Thanks Intervex, i'm seriously considering it. It has everything i'm looking for and it looks very nice. I'll probably decide by the end of today. I need to get the site branded asap.

No problem, happy to help another start-up.

Also looking at it again the shadows are a bit much...  It's all layer styles though (gradients, shadows, strokes, etc) so it's easy enough to do away with them...

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Give me a bit to draw something up, I actually have a graphic design background but none of the tools with me. I'll see what I can swing with what I've got.

TheBitMan, underselling doesn't change the fact that he cannot legally use your design.
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First public auction is now up at http://bidbitcoins.com
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Anyone hungry?

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SSL is now active. This should help secure things even more.


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A suggestion for those who want to make a few extra bitcoins.

If people are inclined, and since fees are free for the first 3 months, for starting fees and closing fees, anyone who wants to make a few extra bucks can take items they know of locally, take pictures of them and list them on the site. If you know of some good products, just choose a value in bitcoins just slightly higher than the cost in dollars. That way you won't lose any money on the auctions. If the prices are started at your minimum, one never knows and you may make some sales.

For instance, if you have some cash lying around that you can cover, go ahead and list some software or product on the site. If it sells, you'll be paid in bitcoins first. Then you can just make the purchase for the person and send it to them, and pocket the difference. I might end up doing that myself to help get the ball rolling.

BTW, I have not gotten much response yet about the trufina signup process. 10 people have signed up so far, but none have gone through the process yet. Is this a problem for people? If so, what can I do to make it better?

Thanks everyone,
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I just wanted to add to this thread the fact that I have decided to stop the Trufina Verification process for users who sign up. Several people have mentioned they felt is was too much to deal with and they did not want to use it. We can try it out, and see if it works without it. Hopefully, feedback will be enough to help people stay safe.  Smiley

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This one has my vote!

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If you signed up and had problems starting an auction, the bug is fixed now.
Thanks for the feedback, everyone.
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Now would be a good time to get a pizza delivered for half price!  Grin

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