Everyone who is experiencing problems with BTC-e:
Yet another week has passed with the same stuff
They are selectively scamming,
not everyone who sends money gets:
the requests for validation docs and SWIFT records,
and closed or dropped unresolved support tickets,
locked accounts for no reasonable cause and
money on hold.
**work to LOWER their trust.**
These BTC-e guys seem to be running a semi-Ponzi with our money.
Which might explain their consistently low prices-
the price discrepancy is the hook to lure new money.
Read the last few pages of posts here, you will likely see some familiar stories:https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=40889.0;all
and probably many more places, like here:http://www.coindesk.com/btc-e-exchange-banking-issues/
and on reddit.
When you come to a point where you feel they have screwed you around enough,
help the rest of us who share OR HAVE SHARED your fate to warn others.https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=trust;u=33012
Enter details, timespans since you initially sent your money or
had your account locked for no good reason etc.,
amounts, how you are being treated.
You may note that their trust level resides in negative numbers and is RED.
WE are the reason for that. INCREASE THE DISTRUST.
Then go drop an email to news at coindesk and genesis block and any other online
crypto-newsline you like to read. BTC-e support began to respond when
coindesk published a story about them... yet still it goes on.
Lowering their trust rating here may well warn others NOT to deposit
with them. Perhaps the reduction of new money coming in will allow them to
spend some time TREATING THEIR EXISTING CUSTOMERS PROPERLY...and raise
their pricing in line w/ the other exchanges.
They will likely credit you, EVENTUALLY. Took 28 days for me,
during which I got to entirely miss the bubble we are leaving.
After they have used your money to keep prices artificially low
and made money off of your money for a while, they will move on
to the next batch of people
When and if they do right by you, revisit these forums to post a comment
now and then re: how things were resolved.
Don't just drop communication because YOU GOT YOUR situation ironed out after a month,
help the newer people understand what is going on.
Ultimately, we don't want BTC-e to close, we want these guys to run a clean exchange
and lowering their reputation seems to be the only way we can have an effect on them.
They provide a useful service, but other exchanges are springing up many countries.
If BTC-e cannot figure out how to run a completely reputable operation they
will soon be replaced. And you really don't want to be around if they abscond,
they work damn hard at anonymity.
And at consistently screwing a certain shifting percentage of users.