How about buy goods locally that are cheap and then sell them for bitcoin? You'll end up paying much much less than market price that way.
i sent a GPU that was broken back tot he provider it cost me 24€(was inside EU) said GPU cost me 112€, shipping tax cost me 20% of the item value
do you really believe i can send good overseas at a competitive price and i have to tank the VAT, that will kill my margins
how about ... next time you wont make a off topic reply
I don't think my reply was off-topic. Last time I bought BTC for cash was around $0.60. Since then all the BTC I've gotten is through commerce and I've accumulated 5 times what I had to start with selling some along the way. Obviously you can't choose goods that are already overpriced and overtaxed in your locality. You gotta be wise about it and I'm sure you could find something to buy cheap and sell high. It's an axiomatically derived theorem in economics that every place and every person has to have a relative advantage in producing SOME good. At the same time you'll be benefiting the bitcoin community by adding value to the "real" economy beyond simply currency exchange/speculation.
PS: If you're looking to just exchange cash for bitcoins then you can buy them from me for a pretty nice discount, hint, hint.