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January 21, 2014, 10:07:51 PM
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January 21, 2014, 10:10:04 PM
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WOW! Great work Delaro!!!

THAT IS HUGE.
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January 21, 2014, 10:10:54 PM
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If this is not a fake then this is amazing imagine the price of Bitcoin if this ever does happen it will shoot right up!

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January 21, 2014, 10:11:57 PM
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That would be cool and great for the bitcoin community, but I am not sure if they worded their response correctly to you.   I heard that they were in the process of creating their own platform for virtual currencies only to be used on Amazon, but not bitcoin specifically.  I am hoping that I am wrong...
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January 21, 2014, 10:23:44 PM
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This is totally fake!

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January 21, 2014, 10:27:04 PM
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I think it's only a matter of time before Amazon begins accepting Bitcoin.

They're not going to just sit around and be out-competed by overstock.com.
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January 21, 2014, 10:27:50 PM
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I sent this email to Amazon's customer support on Jan 19th. This was my message. It was a little crude but I was in a hurry and didn't expect to get a response back.

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Original Message
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01/19/14 09:50:00
Your Name: Alex Myers
Comments:Hello,
I was wondering if Amazon.com would be willing to accept bitcoins as payment for merchandise on their site. Since I have quite a few bitcoins that I would like to spend and there aren't many major websites that accept bitcoins, I would like to ask if there would be any chance of you begining to accept bitcoins in the future so I can spend my stash.
One of the reasons I prefer bitcoins over cash is because they are much more secure and there is no chance of having my personal information stolen, like what happened at Target recently for millions of customers. This would give me some peace of mind. Also, the transaction costs associated with bitcoin are almost 0% compared to the 2.5%~ cost that credit cards charge.
Would you be willing to begin accepting bitcoins on your website? Companies like Bitpay and Coinbase make it very easy to accept bitcoins and then transfer those bitcoins instantly over to cash for almost free. I would appreciate it if you would give me this payment option.
Let me know what you think - Alex Myers
---------------

"

I opened up my email today and saw a response from Amazon.

"

Hello, 

Thanks for writing to us.

We don't accept bitcoins as a payment method on our website at this time. However, I am pleased to inform you that we are in the process of creating our own bitcoin payment processor and will be able to begin accepting this method of payment in the near future on Amazon.com.

In the meantime, we accept credit cards, debit cards, payment from U.S. checking accounts, Amazon.com Gift Cards, Amazon Payments Stored Balance, and the Amazon.com Store Card. Here are the credit cards we accept:

-- American Express
-- Diner's Club (U.S. billing addresses only)
-- Discover
-- MasterCard
-- Visa, Visa Electron, and Visa Check Cards
-- Eurocard
-- JCB
-- NYCE
-- STAR
-- China UnionPay (credit card only)

You can learn more about these payment methods on our Help pages:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/?nodeId=513058

Thank you for your suggestion to accept bit coins as a payment method.

Customer feedback like yours is very important in helping us continue to improve our website and services. I appreciate your thoughts.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.


Best regards,
Hariprasath S.

"

Is this important news? Let me know your thoughts.

pics or gtfo..

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January 21, 2014, 10:29:52 PM
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they have already did some times
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January 21, 2014, 10:32:12 PM
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If this is true then great news although I am very sceptical as there is no way to verify this information  Wink
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January 21, 2014, 10:32:58 PM
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This is fake they are developing their own coin.

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January 21, 2014, 10:33:28 PM
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If this is true then great news although I am very sceptical as there is no way to verify this information  Wink

If this is true, I am selling everything I own for Bitcoin, but I'm 99.9% sure it is BS.

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January 21, 2014, 10:35:19 PM
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If Amazon is serious, it makes sense for them to create their own payment proccessor as it would cut out the middle man fees from BitPay or CoinBase.
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January 21, 2014, 10:35:34 PM
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January 21, 2014, 10:36:32 PM
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Pretty sure that a regular customer service rep doesn't get the memos on what is currently being developed / implemented. And if Amazon was going to add Bitcoin-payments, they'll sure as hell make an official announcement to grab the media attention rather than let the news just be casually mentioned by CS.

I say fake.

Amazon may be working on Bitcoin or they may not be, but I don't consider this message trustworthy.
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January 21, 2014, 10:36:54 PM
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This would seriously affect Amazon's margin in a positive manner.

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January 21, 2014, 10:38:10 PM
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op what is the point in spreading false information?

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January 21, 2014, 10:39:46 PM
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"we are in the process of ..." could mean anything. e.g. "some of our geeky nerds look into this and poke in their nose while reading funny emails like yours"

don't forget, that amazon has its overall goal to never do something which makes customers unhappy. even if that means that they lose money with you or have to make up some half-baked story, etc.
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January 21, 2014, 10:40:17 PM
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Is this important news? Let me know your thoughts.

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January 21, 2014, 10:42:35 PM
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I just did a quick search on google: "amazon to start accepting bitcoins?"

No concrete information yet! Still

There is even a petition created on change.org to get them accept Bitcoins  Cheesy lol

https://www.change.org/petitions/amazon-com-get-them-to-accept-bitcoin-as-a-payment-option


Only time will tell
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January 21, 2014, 10:44:53 PM
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I just did a quick search on google: "amazon to start accepting bitcoins?"

No concrete information yet! Still

There is even a petition created on change.org to get them accept Bitcoins  Cheesy lol

https://www.change.org/petitions/amazon-com-get-them-to-accept-bitcoin-as-a-payment-option


Only time will tell


Exactly, they would be spreading this news as soon as possible to get as much media attention as they could before implementing it.

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January 21, 2014, 10:46:17 PM
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Fake. I am not even going to explain why, because everyone with a brain should know why.

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January 21, 2014, 10:48:53 PM
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I can just see the meeting of Amazon execs now...


"So, we've been working on retooling our website to accept bitcoins as a payment method for a while now. It should be ready soon. How should we let the public know about this? A press release? A big banner on our website? A series of TV commercials? No, let's just tell to some random asshole who e-mailed our support center and let me spread the word to everyone else. Yeah, that's what we'll do."
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January 21, 2014, 10:49:36 PM
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I can just see the meeting of Amazon execs now...


"So, we've been working on retooling our website to accept bitcoins as a payment method for a while now. It should be ready soon. How should we let the public know about this? A press release? A big banner on our website? A series of TV commercials? No, let's just tell to some random asshole who e-mailed our support center and let me spread the word to everyone else. Yeah, that's what we'll do."

Cheesy

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January 21, 2014, 10:52:29 PM
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It's called: telling the customer everything he wants to hear.

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January 21, 2014, 10:55:30 PM
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Fake. I am not even going to explain why, because everyone with a brain should know why.

agree, fake information and it doesn't state it's coming soon.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201253660
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About Payment Methods We Don't Accept
There are certain payment methods that you can't use at Amazon.

We don't accept:

-cheques or postal orders
-cash in any currency
-book tokens
-purchase orders
-international wire transfers
-direct debits or standing orders
-PayPal

cash in any currency including bitcoins!
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January 21, 2014, 10:56:08 PM
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WOW AWESOME i can buy stuff with my bitcoins, instead of selling them on eBay for 3x the cost! Smiley
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January 21, 2014, 10:59:21 PM
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I guess we will soon see if this is real or not, but this article from Patrick Byrne, the CEO of Overstock.com is interesting.

http://www.josic.com/will-amazon-start323-accepting-bitcoins-overstock-ceo-thinks-so
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January 21, 2014, 11:06:13 PM
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I'm not sure if the e-mail would be fake or not, but even if the OP received that specific e-mail word for word, it's still phrased in a way that might not mean what we all hope it means.

In other words, if it's indeed real and the Amazon rep is in the know, then it's possible that Amazon might be developing their own coin/currency/whatever.

Either way, I'm still hopeful that they'll accept it one day!
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January 21, 2014, 11:11:08 PM
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Give us a screenshot..
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January 21, 2014, 11:18:58 PM
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I'm sure they will accept sometime soon. It makes sense.........
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January 21, 2014, 11:21:27 PM
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Give us a screenshot..

It would be hard to verfiy that too because of photoshop. It's not real they wouldn't release the news this way.

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January 21, 2014, 11:21:51 PM
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That would be cool and great for the bitcoin community, but I am not sure if they worded their response correctly to you.   I heard that they were in the process of creating their own platform for virtual currencies only to be used on Amazon, but not bitcoin specifically.  I am hoping that I am wrong...

This is fake they are developing their own coin.

amazon are making a amazon coin. this is not a blockchain/crypto coin. it is more like microsoft points/facebook credits/itunes credit. as such these coins do not magically appear, people have to purchase them. and amazon would at first open it upto credit/debitcards and then using bitcoin to purchase their amazon balance. much the same way that facebook has its own 'credits' to use within facebook, but they too are going to allow bitcoins to be used to purchase facebook credits in the near future.

its only time until bitcoin becomes as popular as credit cards, when it comes to online purchases

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January 21, 2014, 11:24:14 PM
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fake i think.

but you can probably prove it: make a screenshot and upload it.

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January 21, 2014, 11:24:42 PM
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amazon are making a amazon coin. this is not a blockchain/crypto coin. it is more like microsoft points/facebook credits/itunes credit. as such these coins do not magically appear, people have to purchase them. and amazon would at first open it upto credit/debitcards and then using bitcoin to purchase their amazon balance. much the same way that facebook has its own 'credits' to use within facebook, but they too are going to allow bitcoins to be used to purchase facebook credits in the near future.

its only time until bitcoin becomes as popular as credit cards, when it comes to online purchases

It could be possible amazon do the same as Facebook did they could allow you to buy their virtual coin with Bitcoin?

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I knew this would be fake before I even clicked on it, if this was true we would of heard it all over the news. Someone has already mentioned that a normal rep wouldn't know much about development and wouldn't now they are planning on accepting Bitcoin. Also, no way would they rather tell people on a email than a news report. I'm not going to continue to explain why this is fake because; 

Fake. I am not even going to explain why, because everyone with a brain should know why.

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Q: What's one common reason that people post fake news stories (good or bad) with financial implications on public forums?
A: To attempt to incite other people in trading in a way that financially benefits the poster.

Q: What kind of person benefits from the type of buying that good news can generate?
A: Somebody who wants to sell.
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January 21, 2014, 11:49:01 PM
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Hey guys. I just got back from having dinner with the family and I was surprised at the number of responses to my post. I would love to post a screen shot but I'm somewhat new to the forums and don't know how to post a image saved on my computer. Can someone explain the process?

Upload it to the web somewhere and copy the link between these tags:
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[img] [/img]

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Can you provide a picture?
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Can you provide a picture?

He said he doesn't know how but he said he does have a screenshot already so we are waiting on him to post it.

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Can you provide a picture?

He said he doesn't know how but he said he does have a screenshot already so we are waiting on him to post photoshop it.
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I'm still sceptical but thanks for the upload.
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January 22, 2014, 12:06:24 AM
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I know this is real because the amazon rep Hariprasath is the exact same guy who fixed a billing issue for me less than a month ago.

Anybody who says fake with no evidence just got his ass handed to him.
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I know this is real because the amazon rep Hariprasath is the exact same guy who fixed a billing issue for me less than a month ago.

Anybody who says fake with no evidence just got his ass handed to him.

Erh... Ever heard about the developer console? It just lets you edit the HTML of the page you're viewing, meaning that you can edit the text to say whatever you like.

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I know this is real because the amazon rep Hariprasath is the exact same guy who fixed a billing issue for me less than a month ago.

Anybody who says fake with no evidence just got his ass handed to him.

Remember that the op could of dealt with this person before and knew what name to put I'm too still scepitical because they are making their own virtual currency.

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@delaro

Why are there 16 minutes between both screenshots in the clock on your computer? Why are there 14 minutes between making the first screenshot and posting it here?

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Someone email Amazon the same question, if they replay saying the same thing then the screenshot is real.

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January 22, 2014, 12:16:16 AM
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Someone email Amazon the same question, if they replay saying the same thing then the screenshot is real.

Think we all should to see how many people come back with the same response.

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This seems like quite big news.

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January 22, 2014, 12:28:07 AM
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I sent this email to Amazon's customer support on Jan 19th. This was my message. It was a little crude but I was in a hurry and didn't expect to get a response back.

"

Original Message
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01/19/14 09:50:00
Your Name: Alex Myers
Comments:Hello,
I was wondering if Amazon.com would be willing to accept bitcoins as payment for merchandise on their site. Since I have quite a few bitcoins that I would like to spend and there aren't many major websites that accept bitcoins, I would like to ask if there would be any chance of you begining to accept bitcoins in the future so I can spend my stash.
One of the reasons I prefer bitcoins over cash is because they are much more secure and there is no chance of having my personal information stolen, like what happened at Target recently for millions of customers. This would give me some peace of mind. Also, the transaction costs associated with bitcoin are almost 0% compared to the 2.5%~ cost that credit cards charge.
Would you be willing to begin accepting bitcoins on your website? Companies like Bitpay and Coinbase make it very easy to accept bitcoins and then transfer those bitcoins instantly over to cash for almost free. I would appreciate it if you would give me this payment option.
Let me know what you think - Alex Myers
---------------

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I opened up my email today and saw a response from Amazon.

"

Hello,  

Thanks for writing to us.

We don't accept bitcoins as a payment method on our website at this time. However, I am pleased to inform you that we are in the process of creating our own bitcoin payment processor and will be able to begin accepting this method of payment in the near future on Amazon.com.

In the meantime, we accept credit cards, debit cards, payment from U.S. checking accounts, Amazon.com Gift Cards, Amazon Payments Stored Balance, and the Amazon.com Store Card. Here are the credit cards we accept:

-- American Express
-- Diner's Club (U.S. billing addresses only)
-- Discover
-- MasterCard
-- Visa, Visa Electron, and Visa Check Cards
-- Eurocard
-- JCB
-- NYCE
-- STAR
-- China UnionPay (credit card only)

You can learn more about these payment methods on our Help pages:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/?nodeId=513058

Thank you for your suggestion to accept bit coins as a payment method.

Customer feedback like yours is very important in helping us continue to improve our website and services. I appreciate your thoughts.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.


Best regards,
Hariprasath S.

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Is this important news? Let me know your thoughts.

Did anyone else do the Harlem shake to this one?

in other news - Target has "targeted" me and my e-gift card.  they first said, NO, WE WONT TAkE ANY GC that isnt purchased nor saved in the official TARGET APP.  The lady proceeds to make me download their POS app which doesnt work, and I still cannot use my e-gift card, purchased with bitcoin from Gyft.  This is the first time that's ever happened to me but they basically have me pigeonholded with a useless giftcard.  I'm now talking to gyft about getting a refund as their client is refusing to allow me to use it.  I've used target giftcards on my phone before at other ones - why the mess up all of the sudden.  

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Confirm or Deny this one, stat.
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Over on reddit where this same story was posted several readers have online chatted with Amazon Reps who confirm that this is a fake.

http://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/1vt1ex/amazon_to_start_accepting_bitcoin/
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Amazon denied this to be true.
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Amazon denied this to be true.


Thought so if this was true Bitcoin would of doubled in price and would of went a lot higher.

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Publically traded companies have certain requirements on how information that could effect the companies stock price is released. Something like this would be released in an official press release for "everyone" to learn about at the same time.

Nice troll though, got me very excited for a minute  Grin

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Chatted with another Amazon rep, seems to be false as well. Posted my article for it here:

http://www.cryptocoinsnews.com/2014/01/22/amazon-planning-accepting-bitcoins/

In case anyone is interested.  Smiley

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Ok it's confirmed fake.

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If this was true. The price would have risen in a couple of hours because of insider trading. I can't imagine Mr. Hariprasath to know about this and not to buy some bitcoins himself.  Grin
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So amazon wont take BTC ? if amazon did there must be some raise on btc : (

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If you have btc and you must use it on amazon - then use gyft, its virtually the same process I've been using my btc with amazon for months now to expand stuff.

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Cheers to everyone for the all fun. Yes, it was a fake. Remember, don't believe everything you hear on the internet. Wink

The messy details: I emailed Amazon with my question that I showed everyone here. They then responded yesterday and it was a breeze to use HTML edit to give it a few juicy details.

Here is the real email!

Hello, 

Thanks for writing to us.

We don't accept bitcoins as a payment method on our website at this time.

We accept credit cards, debit cards, payment from U.S. checking accounts, Amazon.com Gift Cards, Amazon Payments Stored Balance, and the Amazon.com Store Card. Here are the credit cards we accept:

-- American Express
-- Diner's Club (U.S. billing addresses only)
-- Discover
-- MasterCard
-- Visa, Visa Electron, and Visa Check Cards
-- Eurocard
-- JCB
-- NYCE
-- STAR
-- China UnionPay (credit card only)

You can learn more about these payment methods on our Help pages:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/?nodeId=513058

However we consider your suggestion to accept bit coins as a payment method.

Customer feedback like yours is very important in helping us continue to improve our website and services. I appreciate your thoughts, and will be sure to pass your suggestion along.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Best regards,
Hariprasath S.


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Seriously, I really really hope you'll get a lifetime ban for posting bullshit like this. We don't need scammers like you in our community.

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For what it's worth, here is my chat with an Amazon rep a few minutes ago:
http://btcgeek.com/amazon-really-going-accept-bitcoin/

"We are working on it and will have this method soon."

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This is what the newbie section does! Lets them spread false information easier.

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This is what the newbie section does! Lets them spread false information easier.

Some noobie told me that Amazon declined to integrate Bitcoin, but they are hot on Doge
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This is what the newbie section does! Lets them spread false information easier.

Some noobie told me that Amazon declined to integrate Bitcoin, but they are hot on Doge

Sounds about right! BELIEVE people believe.

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Merchants like Amazon accepting bitcoins in future means they are accepting it as a major currency. For consumers, their transaction costs will be reduce. Other merchants may also think to accept it. Good news
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Seriously, I really really hope you'll get a lifetime ban for posting bullshit like this. We don't need scammers like you in our community.

+1

OP is the guy that jumps up on the table dancing half-naked at the Christmas party and ends up with his foot in the punch. Spoils it for everybody. Good going, OP.
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For what it's worth, here is my chat with an Amazon rep a few minutes ago:
http://btcgeek.com/amazon-really-going-accept-bitcoin/

"We are working on it and will have this method soon."



Amazon is not going to stand by while the world passes them by. It's only a matter of time before they HAVE to accept Bitcoin to remain competitive.
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Spoils it for everybody.
Not everybody, just the people who don't add him to their Ignore list.
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Oh baby.
This is literally the moment I have been waiting for since I first got into Bitcoin.  My favorite retailer is finally going to be onboard.  Cheesy
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Oh baby.
This is literally the moment I have been waiting for since I first got into Bitcoin.  My favorite retailer is finally going to be onboard.  Cheesy

Really? "FAKE" in the topic title didn't give it away?

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Well, anyway let's keep signing the petition:

http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/amazon-com-amazon-com-accept-bitcoin

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Cheers to everyone for the all fun. Yes, it was a fake. Remember, don't believe everything you hear on the internet. Wink









wtf is this shit man




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I guess deliberately thrashing your creds is the norm nowadays....  Roll Eyes

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I guess deliberately thrashing your creds is the norm nowadays....  Roll Eyes

I can't believe the OP tossed his good name outta the window.

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Meanwhile, did you hear that Google Checkout started accepting bitcoins?: https://google.com/checkout_bitcoin
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You can buy stuff on amazon through btczone. That service has been up a long time now.
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You can buy stuff on amazon through btczone. That service has been up a long time now.

Or you can go to bitk.in and shop amazon.  Best conversion rates.
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You can buy stuff on amazon through btczone. That service has been up a long time now.

Or you can go to bitk.in and shop amazon.  Best conversion rates.

^^ yep that is a way to do it.

Its also get us to shop on other good shops

 
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1. Get a customer support mail about anything from amazon.
2. Use web designer tools in your browser to change the content of the mail.
3. Write whatever you bloody want.
4. Screenshot it, upload to bitcointalk.
5. Make people believe it.
6. Huh
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I guess deliberately thrashing your creds is the norm nowadays....  Roll Eyes

I can't believe the OP tossed his good name outta the window.

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Meanwhile, did you hear that Google Checkout started accepting bitcoins?: https://google.com/checkout_bitcoin
Is this true?
Atleast the link is broken, I'm skeptical.
Found nothing when I -googled- it either.

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I sent this email to Amazon's customer support on Jan 19th. This was my message. It was a little crude but I was in a hurry and didn't expect to get a response back.

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Your Name: Alex Myers
Comments:Hello,
I was wondering if Amazon.com would be willing to accept bitcoins as payment for merchandise on their site. Since I have quite a few bitcoins that I would like to spend and there aren't many major websites that accept bitcoins, I would like to ask if there would be any chance of you begining to accept bitcoins in the future so I can spend my stash.
One of the reasons I prefer bitcoins over cash is because they are much more secure and there is no chance of having my personal information stolen, like what happened at Target recently for millions of customers. This would give me some peace of mind. Also, the transaction costs associated with bitcoin are almost 0% compared to the 2.5%~ cost that credit cards charge.
Would you be willing to begin accepting bitcoins on your website? Companies like Bitpay and Coinbase make it very easy to accept bitcoins and then transfer those bitcoins instantly over to cash for almost free. I would appreciate it if you would give me this payment option.
Let me know what you think - Alex Myers
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I opened up my email today and saw a response from Amazon.

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Hello,  

Thanks for writing to us.

We don't accept bitcoins as a payment method on our website at this time. However, I am pleased to inform you that we are in the process of creating our own bitcoin payment processor and will be able to begin accepting this method of payment in the near future on Amazon.com.

In the meantime, we accept credit cards, debit cards, payment from U.S. checking accounts, Amazon.com Gift Cards, Amazon Payments Stored Balance, and the Amazon.com Store Card. Here are the credit cards we accept:

-- American Express
-- Diner's Club (U.S. billing addresses only)
-- Discover
-- MasterCard
-- Visa, Visa Electron, and Visa Check Cards
-- Eurocard
-- JCB
-- NYCE
-- STAR
-- China UnionPay (credit card only)

You can learn more about these payment methods on our Help pages:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/?nodeId=513058

Thank you for your suggestion to accept bit coins as a payment method.

Customer feedback like yours is very important in helping us continue to improve our website and services. I appreciate your thoughts.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.


Best regards,
Hariprasath S.

"

Is this important news? Let me know your thoughts.




So amazon is not taking Bitcoin as payment ?



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