Thank you for shedding some light this issue Ricochet.
How long have you been on this forum? You obliviously have read no small amount of posts and I remember seeing you photo when I first became a member months ago.
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Date Registered: December 08, 2010, 09:22:53 pm
Honestly, it is hard to trust a site that does not update their btc value often. Especially one that keeps it at 13.00 for such a long time -_-
As Stephen said, it's an exchange, not a shop. If it's been stuck at $13 for a while, that's because there's very little volume on the site, so no trades have been made. Of course, the issue of bitcoind.exe hanging often doesn't help.