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March 27, 2012, 06:13:33 AM
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I will be getting married this year,  and will need to buy a diamond ring.
I've decided that this is a good opportunity to bring more companies on board with Bitcoin.

My fiancé agreed to allow me to buy the ring with Bitcoins, with the condition that I have it by the end of March April 2012.
That day is quickly approaching,  so I need the Bitcoin community's help to make this happen.

Bitcoins are a perfect fit for online retailers of Diamonds.
Diamonds are a commodity that can easily be resold,  and are not traceable, and are therefore a common target for thieves using stolen credit card numbers.
Bitcoin removes all of these risks.

My initial goal was to get www.bluenile.com to accept Bitcoins as payment directly on their website.
BlueNile.com is the worlds largest online diamond retailer.
They are a publicly traded company with annual revenue of around $350M USD.

In several emails with Blue Nile,  I have promised to buy a ring of at least $50,000 USD from them if they publicly accept Bitcoins on their website.
They have shown some interest,  but have not given any kind of firm commitment yet.

I'm hoping that with some additional interest from the Bitcoin community, we can convince them to accept Bitcoins directly on their website.

If you agree with this idea, please contact them to let them know you would also like them to accept Bitcoins as payment.
http://www.bluenile.com/contact-blue-nile

Your request will be even more influential if there is an actual product on their website that you promise to buy if they accept Bitcoin payments.

My original email to BlueNile can be found here:
http://pastebin.com/CBJvpDde


Lets make this happen!




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March 27, 2012, 06:19:26 AM
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50k for a wedding ring!!! Baller!  Congrats Roger!  I am happy for you!
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March 27, 2012, 06:21:29 AM
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i need a ring to, but I'm poor, i cant afford a crazy ass ring...

i see they offer more reasonable prices, i will send them an e-mail tomorrow!  Smiley

50,000$ ring  Shocked

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March 27, 2012, 06:46:58 AM
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I would rather support a local shop then a huge mulit million dolor company

I think bitcoin is good for small business, because it gives them a lot of free advertisements... ok this is true for huge companies too... idk why i would rather buy my bitcoin wedding ring from a small time vendor

maybe take this offer to a local shop?



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March 27, 2012, 06:52:06 AM
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50k for a wedding ring!!! Baller!  Congrats Roger!  I am happy for you!

You should be happy for the girl...  I am lucky mine is more frugal than I am.

Introducing constraints to the economy only serves to limit what can be economical.
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March 27, 2012, 07:09:18 AM
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50k for a wedding ring!!! Baller!  Congrats Roger!  I am happy for you!

Actually,  if I can't get a major merchant on board with this purchase,  I will buy a MUCH MUCH cheaper ring.

I'm lucky that my fiance doesn't care much about Diamonds or Bitcoins, or money in general.
She just wants a happy family.

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March 27, 2012, 07:14:35 AM
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Married.

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March 27, 2012, 07:20:47 AM
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50k for a wedding ring!!! Baller!  Congrats Roger!  I am happy for you!

Actually,  if I can't get a major merchant on board with this purchase,  I will buy a MUCH MUCH cheaper ring.

I'm lucky that my fiance doesn't care much about Diamonds or Bitcoins, or money in general.
She just wants a happy family.

ya, mine hates bitcoins... she says "you love bitcoin more then you love me  Cry" lol
lets see if their is any other bitcoiner planning on getting married

come on guys, time is now, get ready to pop the question!

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March 27, 2012, 07:35:02 AM
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$50,000 USD ring

OMG! What are you trying to prove to your fiance? It's not even ridiculous - it's kind of stupid... Go on honeymoon instead for this money...

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March 27, 2012, 07:36:09 AM
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$50,000 USD ring

OMG! What are you trying to prove to your will-be-wife? It's not even ridiculous - it's kind of stupid... Go on honeymoon instead for this money...

honeymoon for bitcoin?

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March 27, 2012, 07:37:06 AM
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After I read this

Actually,  if I can't get a major merchant on board with this purchase,  I will buy a MUCH MUCH cheaper ring.

I'm lucky that my fiance doesn't care much about Diamonds or Bitcoins, or money in general.
She just wants a happy family.

You have twisted ways of promoting Bitcoin

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March 27, 2012, 07:39:57 AM
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After I read this

Actually,  if I can't get a major merchant on board with this purchase,  I will buy a MUCH MUCH cheaper ring.

I'm lucky that my fiance doesn't care much about Diamonds or Bitcoins, or money in general.
She just wants a happy family.

You have twisted ways of promoting Bitcoin

i think theirs someone giving away bitcoin if you get a big store to accept bitcoins... he's planning to use the prize money for the ring?

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March 27, 2012, 07:40:16 AM
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..
Diamonds are a commodity that can easily be resold..
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you might think twice about that one.
see: http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1982/02/have-you-ever-tried-to-sell-a-diamond/4575/
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March 27, 2012, 07:45:59 AM
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we've been scammed!

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March 27, 2012, 07:58:30 AM
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Congratulations on your upcoming marriage!

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March 27, 2012, 04:31:48 PM
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It's really happy to hear the news.

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March 27, 2012, 04:34:56 PM
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Getting married this year also!  you are a baller with that ring lol

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March 27, 2012, 04:46:10 PM
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50k for a wedding ring!!! Baller!  Congrats Roger!  I am happy for you!

Actually,  if I can't get a major merchant on board with this purchase,  I will buy a MUCH MUCH cheaper ring.

I'm lucky that my fiance doesn't care much about Diamonds or Bitcoins, or money in general.
She just wants a happy family.

then just buy her a 10k  ring she likes and donate the other 40k to bitcoin software developers. much bigger impact. actually pretty much anything would have a bigger impact than buying a wedding ring. put 40k into starcraft 2 tournament prizes and you got tens of thousands more bitcoin users by the end of the month.
congrats btw  Cheesy

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March 27, 2012, 04:52:07 PM
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50k for a wedding ring!!! Baller!  Congrats Roger!  I am happy for you!

Actually,  if I can't get a major merchant on board with this purchase,  I will buy a MUCH MUCH cheaper ring.

I'm lucky that my fiance doesn't care much about Diamonds or Bitcoins, or money in general.
She just wants a happy family.

then just buy her a 10k  ring she likes and donate the other 40k to bitcoin software developers. much bigger impact. actually pretty much anything would have a bigger impact than buying a wedding ring. put 40k into starcraft 2 tournament prizes and you got tens of thousands more bitcoin users by the end of the month.
congrats btw  Cheesy


lol, you guys are ruthless. Cheesy
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March 27, 2012, 04:54:43 PM
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My fiancé agreed to allow me to buy the ring with Bitcoins, with the condition that I have it by the end of March April 2012.

Marriage comes with conditions?  whodathunk?
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