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September 04, 2011, 04:16:43 AM
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If you live in Australia (or used to and have bills here) you can now pay your bills in bitcoins!

http://paybills.spendbitcoins.com

Happy spending!

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September 04, 2011, 04:45:02 AM
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WOW!!! that is sooo awesome
Hope you are planning to come to Bitcoin AU 2011 https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=38867.0 Cheesy

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September 04, 2011, 04:50:49 AM
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that is pretty cool  Smiley

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September 04, 2011, 06:28:27 AM
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hi jeremy,

as you may remember, a week or so ago I got you to pay a couple of BPAY payments for me (possibly what started this idea).

while i was more than happy about the 'reduced' bitcoin rate, where i felt a bit jipped was in the USD/AUD rate, which you converted at 1.11 at a time when the going mid-rate on xe.com was 1.06.

i think you should either have a 'bad' bitcon/usd rate or a 'bad' usd/aud rate, but not both.

my thoughts.


edit: forget all of the above, i should have clicked your new link before i blurted all that out... i see you give a fixed bitcoin/AUD rate now as part of the deal so at least we can compare it to tradehill's AUD market for example.

thanks!
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September 04, 2011, 06:44:42 AM
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hi jeremy,

as you may remember, a week or so ago I got you to pay a couple of BPAY payments for me (possibly what started this idea).

while i was more than happy about the 'reduced' bitcoin rate, where i felt a bit jipped was in the USD/AUD rate, which you converted at 1.11 at a time when the going mid-rate on xe.com was 1.06.

i think you should either have a 'bad' bitcon/usd rate or a 'bad' usd/aud rate, but not both.

my thoughts.


edit: forget all of the above, i should have clicked your new link before i blurted all that out... i see you give a fixed bitcoin/AUD rate now as part of the deal so at least we can compare it to tradehill's AUD market for example.

thanks!


Smiley no problem. I appreciate the critique (although all of the exchange rates were spelled out to you BEFORE you paid, so I do wish you would have brought it up privately before paying Smiley.

Allow me to explain the exchange rate you received vs the new bpay exchange rate: The exchange rate you received was on the "buy anything" page, which automatically converts anything other than USD  using the RETAIL rate  (not the bank-to-bank rate you quoted) as that is what I have to pay to convert. As the Aussie bpay page only deals in AUD and I can use AUD without converting, it uses the bank-to-bank rate before adding the fee I would normally receive from affiliates.

If you PM me a bitcoin refund address I'll gladly refund what the difference would have been just as a thank you for giving me this idea. I'll also see if I can figure out the coding to make AUD the bank-to-bank rate on the buy anything page.

Thanks again for a great idea!

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September 04, 2011, 06:48:26 AM
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all of the exchange rates were spelled out to you BEFORE you paid, so I do wish you would have brought it up privately before paying Smiley.

sorry i was like a woman in a shoe store at that point, too excited to look at the price, just happy to be able to pay bills with bitcoin, then noticed the usd/aud rate a bit later.

anyway, will PM you, thanks Cheesy

and i hope aussie miners get on board now and pay their electricity bills through your page.
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September 04, 2011, 07:36:18 AM
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such a good idea......!!! got ta keep my eye on this one.

good on ya jeremy hope this one works out for ya mate.

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September 04, 2011, 09:18:48 AM
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Sweet! I can pay my huge electricity bills with the very thing that makes them so huge. I like the circularity there.

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September 04, 2011, 10:41:06 AM
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all of the exchange rates were spelled out to you BEFORE you paid, so I do wish you would have brought it up privately before paying Smiley.

sorry i was like a woman in a shoe store at that point, too excited to look at the price, just happy to be able to pay bills with bitcoin, then noticed the usd/aud rate a bit later.

anyway, will PM you, thanks Cheesy

and i hope aussie miners get on board now and pay their electricity bills through your page.


BTC 4.56 sent. Cheers!

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September 04, 2011, 12:26:53 PM
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all of the exchange rates were spelled out to you BEFORE you paid, so I do wish you would have brought it up privately before paying Smiley.

sorry i was like a woman in a shoe store at that point, too excited to look at the price, just happy to be able to pay bills with bitcoin, then noticed the usd/aud rate a bit later.

anyway, will PM you, thanks Cheesy

and i hope aussie miners get on board now and pay their electricity bills through your page.


BTC 4.56 sent. Cheers!

thanks, you're a legend. just put in a new godaddy order by the way Smiley keep up the good work.
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September 04, 2011, 05:26:40 PM
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does the lower exchange compensate your fee's? or do you apply fee's on top of the shown exchange rate on your site?

current market price 1btc = is around $8, your exchnage rate 1btc = $7.32, which is very good if no extra fee's are included, otherwise what are your fee's?

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September 05, 2011, 01:34:23 AM
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This is soo cool I just had to double post on gizmodo au Tongue
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/08/the-bitcoin-is-dying-whatever/#comment-172412
Someone is saying Bitcoin is dead, I did a shameless plug and thanked them for the publicity Cheesy

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September 08, 2011, 12:45:57 PM
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does the lower exchange compensate your fee's? or do you apply fee's on top of the shown exchange rate on your site?

current market price 1btc = is around $8, your exchnage rate 1btc = $7.32, which is very good if no extra fee's are included, otherwise what are your fee's?

Lower exchange rate (aud) compensates my fees. There are no added fees.

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July 23, 2013, 10:55:07 AM
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Wow, pardon me for diggin up such an old post but I'm curious what happened to this "pay bills with btc" idea.
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May 06, 2014, 07:17:58 AM
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It's still possible! You can pay BPAY bills with bitcoin in Australia at LRoS. Any BPAY bill will work.

https://www.livingroomofsatoshi.com

A great way to support the bitcoin economy!

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May 09, 2014, 02:32:06 PM
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I saw similar website on Philippines site i guess.

Whole idea is great for sure and I hope there will be more and bigger. This one should impact flexibility for sure.

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May 11, 2014, 01:09:53 PM
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This is so cool! Sure it will become very popular soon
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