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May 20, 2012, 02:04:48 AM
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So I'm new to the whole bitcoin thing. I moved $400 (about the amount I need) into Dwolla, but I was not aware of the 30 day waiting period. I only have a limited time to make my purchase. I just created a MtGox account, and am considering transferring money to it from my checking account. Is this a good idea, or are there better options?
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May 20, 2012, 03:34:21 AM
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Depends on timing, if you need the coins immediately you should try to go through a trusted member on this site and use whatever method that is mutually agreed upon. If you don't care about how long it will take for you to do the bank transfer, go that route. But more than likely the fees involved with the bank transfer of $400 will probably be around the same as what a member would charge which is on average around 5% ($20)

I have coins but I have not developed much of a history on here yet.
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May 20, 2012, 03:38:02 AM
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Ok, do you know where I could find one of these trusted members?
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May 20, 2012, 03:43:49 AM
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Check out the marketplace, members buy/sell in there but I think you need to get your post count up a little bit to be able to respond out of the newbie section. But you also might get members coming into your post with offers. Just make sure you do a search of them and see what others have said.
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May 20, 2012, 03:54:15 AM
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What about mtgox? I have an unpaid order at aurumxchange for $400, but I can't figure out how to transfer the money from my bank, and since it's Sunday they aren't open. Should I just cancel that?
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May 20, 2012, 04:04:24 AM
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If I were in your situation and could not wait for the banks on Monday I would cancel my order and find an exchanger willing to take moneypak in exchange for btc or a redeemable code. If this happened earlier today I would say go with someone that has a cash deposit option like bitinstant to send your btc to mt. gox.
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May 20, 2012, 04:08:13 AM
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Alright. Going to sleep and gonna see what people say when I wake up.
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May 20, 2012, 04:11:19 AM
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One more thing- is there a site that shows you how to use sites like moneypak? Because I'm clueless there too.
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May 20, 2012, 04:19:30 AM
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If you are just purchasing moneypak to use in purchasing btc there really isn't much you need to know. With moneypak you just need to go to any participating retailer and purchase grab a moneypak, take it to the cashier and give them the amount you want to load. The retailer usually charges about $4.95 for the moneypak plus whatever you are putting on it. From there, assuming you have a trade lined up, you contact your exhanger and give them the moneypak number. They use the moneypak to either load a pre-paid card of theirs or load their paypal; once transferred they send you the coins to your wallet. But research anyone you are doing business with because they could potentially take your money and send the coins.
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May 20, 2012, 04:40:11 AM
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Thanks, Drews. You're pretty new here yourself. How come you know so much about bitcoins?  Smiley
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May 20, 2012, 04:44:29 AM
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Here's a thread specificially for people like yourself.  The thread is monitored by individuals who have funds in Mt. Gox and cannot withdraw through Dwolla, so they would gladly trade MTGUSD or BTCs with those who have Dwolla USDs:
 - http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=78512.0

You'll have no problem finding a counterparty, just be careful with whom you trade.  The OP in that thread lists his #bitcoin-otc Web of Trust (WoT) history and it shows a pristine trading record.
 - http://bitcoin-otc.com/viewratingdetail.php?nick=gigavps

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May 20, 2012, 05:02:10 AM
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Thanks, Drews. You're pretty new here yourself. How come you know so much about bitcoins?  Smiley

I'm a new poster on here but have been interested and following btc since about January last year when I learned about them from my IT guy at work who had started mining. Basically I'm just a dork that is interested in economics / monetary policy and whenever I take an interest in something I try to learn as much as possible about it.

But as Stephen just mentioned look into anyone you do business with; a good chunk are here for the right reasons while others are just here to make a quick buck and bounce ripping people off as they go.
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May 20, 2012, 01:03:00 PM
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What are some red flags that suggest I'm dealing with an untrustworthy person?
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May 20, 2012, 01:08:09 PM
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What are some red flags that suggest I'm dealing with an untrustworthy person?

Im looking for AP(Alertypay but now known as payza) funds, if you could deposit with your card into your own payza.com account, we could do the exchange either with exchangezone.com or whatever other method you would prefer.

I will do the exchange at face value with no fees above the 2.5% + 25c receiver fee I would pay from receiving AP funds from you. Send me PM or reply in this thread if interested and we can figure something out.

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May 20, 2012, 02:10:05 PM
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I need 64.28 bitcoins for about 330 dollars. Do you have a dwolla account?
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May 20, 2012, 02:12:55 PM
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I need 64.28 bitcoins for about 330 dollars. Do you have a dwolla account?

Dont have dwolla(not american either), Im specificly interested in this because I need AP funds otherwise there is no need for me to make this exchange.

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May 20, 2012, 04:15:36 PM
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What are some red flags that suggest I'm dealing with an untrustworthy person?

In my experience there isn't really ever one flag that is universal among all scammers as some are way better at it than others. If something just doesn't feel right about the transaction or they rush you to complete, you might just want to back off. Just remember the search function is your friend; there are lots of scammer stories on here to learn from.
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May 20, 2012, 07:01:29 PM
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Yeah.....I also didn't know about Dwolla's 30 day policy....was pretty bummed Sad
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May 20, 2012, 07:14:54 PM
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Glad to help with a portion.  Can't do the full amt.
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May 22, 2012, 07:00:31 PM
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Yeah the 30 day wait sucks.... I need some damn coins.
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