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February 13, 2012, 08:01:14 AM
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Hello. I live in Los Angeles, and was wondering if anyone local could meetup to exchange cash for bitcoin.  How does all of this work?  Totally new to this but need bitcoins.  Thanks!

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February 13, 2012, 09:02:00 AM
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why local meetup?

I find trading on the exchanges so much more comfortable

have you tried mtgox.com ?

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February 13, 2012, 05:35:51 PM
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There's a ton of good online market places you can exchange for USD.

https://btc-e.com/ works well too if you have other things like NMC and LTC.

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February 14, 2012, 01:25:22 AM
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Your quickest options are to:

1.) Deposit cash at a bank:
 - http://www.BitInstant.com

2.) Make a trade with someone on the #bitcoin-otc marketplace where you pay with Moneypak
 - http://www.bitcoin-otc.com
 - http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=#bitcoin-otc-foyer

If you are ever wishing to sell bitcoins in person, there is: http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/sys/2807480111.html

Other options:
 - http://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Buying_bitcoins


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February 14, 2012, 08:22:40 AM
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There's a ton of good online market places you can exchange for USD.

https://btc-e.com/ works well too if you have other things like NMC and LTC.

Putting money on BTC-E is not a good idea as they have just been hacked.
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February 14, 2012, 09:59:41 AM
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I kinda like your idea of exchanging for cash in person, it's like the difference between ebay and craigslist.  Of course, today ebay has buyer protection, but when they didn't, it made me anxious and was a total pain when someone was not entirely moral.
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