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April 06, 2012, 12:15:36 AM
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I am starting an online storefront that accepts only bitcoins for payment.  I have been able to work out most of the hard part on the backend, but now I want to know what it really is that people are looking for online.  No idea if I just need to go for general goods and computer parts or if there are any specific elements.

Please share your thoughts and let me know what is needed.  I'll find some way of returning the favor like hooking you up with a coupon or something.
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April 06, 2012, 12:18:57 AM
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I am starting an online storefront that accepts only bitcoins for payment.  I have been able to work out most of the hard part on the backend, but now I want to know what it really is that people are looking for online.  No idea if I just need to go for general goods and computer parts or if there are any specific elements.

Please share your thoughts and let me know what is needed.  I'll find some way of returning the favor like hooking you up with a coupon or something.

Steam gift codes are good.  No need to ship and you can electronically transfer the goods.

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April 06, 2012, 12:39:02 AM
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I have maple syrup and maple goodies for sale, with the right site this could be expanded. Maybe a partnership?

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April 06, 2012, 06:00:43 AM
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Any kind of digital goods: gift codes, game demo's, cd keys etc.
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April 06, 2012, 08:30:00 AM
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Sure wish someone would sell the mobile phone prepaid card / "top up" codes online.  Starting out small, one could list them for sale and then as they are sold head to the gas station or wherever and buy the denominations that were sold.  Scratch off and deliver the code online (securely) to the buyer.  
[Update: Done.  http://btcbuy.info/CallingCards.cshtml  and BitInstant will be offering airtime in Brazil, Russia, and elsewhere. ]

If there is sufficient demand, then these are available wholesale at about a 4% to 8% discount (e.g., a $30 cost $27.60) but there are volume requirements to get them wholesale.

These could probably be sold 10% over par even (e.g., sell a $30 code for $33 worth of bitcoin).

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April 06, 2012, 08:36:04 AM
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While this is hardly suitable for your site, I ultimately want my bitcoins to buy what I currently spend most of my pounds sterling on: groceries, utility bills and council tax. In fact my biggest problem with bitcoin as things are at the moment is that there isn't a single thing out there I want to spend them on.

But setting this kind of thing up is a much longer term goal of the bitcoin community.

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April 06, 2012, 11:57:01 AM
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Snap up some bargains on bitcoin auction sites.
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April 06, 2012, 12:08:00 PM
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Probably buying a domain or gift card [if possible]
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April 06, 2012, 03:00:53 PM
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Probably buying a domain or gift card [if possible]

I know this place http://bit.ly/bitcoindomains offers domains with bitcoin via bitpay.  Cool
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April 09, 2012, 01:30:02 AM
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Any kind of digital goods: gift codes, game demo's, cd keys etc.

Same here. I also buy virtual items for various games I play. And bitcoins makes it possible to make micro-payments which is a huge bonus when It comes to buying virtual game items/gold/etc.
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April 09, 2012, 02:37:52 AM
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Here is what I would suggest.  Look through the Bitcoin economy, and try to find things that are undervalued, poorly-marketed, or which can be combined with other things (maple syrup and pancake mix) to add value.  Create a kind of Bitcoin "general store".  Negotiate bulk purchases with producers.  Add some marketing.  Create gift baskets.  Target Bitcoin consumers.  Attempt to build economies of scale and scope within the Bitcoin economy, and don't just focus on re-selling things produced elsewhere.

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April 11, 2012, 09:26:55 PM
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I appreciate the input I am getting from this group.  Thanks guys.
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April 11, 2012, 10:12:14 PM
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i think things are wide open right now.  Think mass market, widest audience stuff
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April 12, 2012, 09:04:36 PM
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Books  ISP  Coffee  more GPU's
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April 12, 2012, 09:08:25 PM
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Ammo.

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April 12, 2012, 09:15:03 PM
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Ammo.

Apparently that's a need already served:
 - http://gawker.com/5879924/now-you-can-buy-guns-on-the-online-underground-marketplace

Also:
 - http://bitcoingunparts.com
 - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=61989.0

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April 12, 2012, 10:40:53 PM
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Its not legal to sell ammo online in the US is it?
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April 12, 2012, 11:50:52 PM
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Its not legal to sell ammo online in the US is it?
http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/ is one site that does, but not for bitcoins AFAIK.

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April 13, 2012, 12:47:20 AM
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gift cards are the best idea.  anything to avoid converting to cash which is painful enough as it is.  i have libertyreserve and gg I just want to pay 4% and have f*cking cash, not deal with these wonky exchanges.
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April 13, 2012, 01:05:50 AM
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Its not legal to sell ammo online in the US is it?
It is legal, but it cannot be shipping via Air. It's has to be ground only. I have bought from a few places, but http://www.sgammo.com/ seems to be the best. I bought 25 pounds of ammo, and it only cost $15 for the shipping. Not bad at all. Would be nice if they accepted Bitcoins in the future. SGAmmo and Bitcoins would be a dream come true!
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