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April 15, 2012, 07:00:28 AM
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I have just received my Butterfly Labs BitForce SHA256 Single.  The shipping notice says Rev 1 but Sonny K told me in email that this would be a Rev 3 system, the same board as in the multi-unit rigs.

I have not used it yet, and will wait until Monday morning PDT to fire it up.

I'll ship USPS priority with tracking info and am willing to escrow (your cost) based on delivery confirmation.

Now for the obvious questions:

1) Why would you pay 200 BTC, putting the initial capital cost so high it would never break even?

I'm assuming a lot of people are evaluating FPGA mining infrastructure going forward.  Due to their long lead times, it's tough to commit to placing a large order, either for singles or rigs, without an evaluation first.  This unit will allow you to start your evaluation next week so you can either decide to cancel existing orders, have faith in your pending orders, or make or increase your allocation for additional hashing capacity from BFL.

You can also rip it apart and reverse engineer it or whatever you want.  It will be yours.

2) Do I guarantee it is operational?

No.  I will only guarantee shipment, as I have not powered up the device.  All warranty issues will be based on BFL's six month warranty.

3) What is the shipping origin?

Phoenix, AZ, USA

4) Why should you trust me?

You shouldn't trust strangers on the Internet.  However, I'm relatively transparent and easily located.  Most of the highly-rated or respected heavy hitters can find me.  I recommend that you put in place whatever safeguards you feel necessary to mitigate the possibility of fraud.  Again, I am willing to defer payment via escrow based on USPS proof-of-delivery (the tracking number will be shared with the escrow agent and yourself when the unit is shipped).

5) Is the price fixed?

I pulled this number out of reeses's arse.  However this price is fixed.
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April 15, 2012, 07:24:31 AM
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BTW, are you Shakaru?

An excellent question, indeed. I would consider buying this, but I need cryptographic proof that he is not shakaru first.
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April 15, 2012, 07:30:02 AM
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https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=76679.0

 Huh

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April 15, 2012, 07:51:11 AM
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An excellent question, indeed. I would consider buying this, but I need cryptographic proof that he is not shakaru first.
Isn't cryptographically proving that you're not someone basically impossible?

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April 15, 2012, 03:15:50 PM
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BTW, are you Shakaru?

An excellent question, indeed. I would consider buying this, but I need cryptographic proof that he is not shakaru first.

Shakuru is in Phoenix?

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April 15, 2012, 03:40:55 PM
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An excellent question, indeed. I would consider buying this, but I need cryptographic proof that he is not shakaru first.
Isn't cryptographically proving that you're not someone basically impossible?

Check out reeses's original thread. He used GPG for this very purpose! Roll Eyes
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April 15, 2012, 03:43:26 PM
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BTW, are you Shakaru?

An excellent question, indeed. I would consider buying this, but I need cryptographic proof that he is not shakaru first.

LOL! If Shakaru owns a BFL single, we're going to have to have a nice little chat

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April 15, 2012, 04:40:54 PM
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I pulled this number out of reeses's arse.
LOL. Yes, as DirtyCat mentioned reeses's arse is on display here: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=76679.0

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April 15, 2012, 10:14:10 PM
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we just need the OP to provide a pic of the item with a paper stating today's date and his USERNAME + providing escrow with either inaba, gigavps, Death&Taxes or any of the big wigs that have been around here a very long time. Then it won't matter who he is I would think :p. Since he only gets paid if and when the item arrives. Make sure you ship either with tracking or delivery confirmation.

The more trustworthy 3rd party involvement with security you get the less chances you get of being ripped off.
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April 15, 2012, 10:35:39 PM
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we just need the OP to provide a pic of the item with a paper stating today's date and his USERNAME + providing escrow with either inaba, gigavps, Death&Taxes or any of the big wigs that have been around here a very long time. Then it won't matter who he is I would think :p. Since he only gets paid if and when the item arrives. Make sure you ship either with tracking or delivery confirmation.

The more trustworthy 3rd party involvement with security you get the less chances you get of being ripped off.

Wasn't a question of being ripped off here...

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May 02, 2012, 09:47:27 PM
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Do you still have the BFL?

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May 04, 2012, 06:05:04 PM
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Do you still have the BFL?

This post was a gag but I (the poster who sold the other Single) do have one more Single.  That said, there are some caveats:

  • It's a Rev 3 board, but runs hot enough that it shipped with an external fan
  • I've been running it since I acquired it, averaging 818-828Mh/s as reported by cgminer.
  • I opened it up to add an external fan speed controller, so the external housing is scratched a little bit, but not nearly as bad as gig's first Single

It would ship FOB 94608 in the USA.

How much is this in solidcoins?

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