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May 17, 2011, 02:47:56 AM
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UPDATE (7/12)  I'm selling records again!  Email for an upgraded CSV that includes a shell script for easy searching!


I thought I'd offer a BTC bridge to the world of vinyl records, both new artists and vintage.  There are also plenty of re-pressings of classic records.  

Something about using bitcoins to buy vinyl just seemed like a good idea.

I'll be shipping out of Chapel Hill, North Carolina.


Each record's price in BTC will be individually negotiated based upon current Mt. Gox exchanges.

ClearCoin is recommended for all transactions.


Email bitvinyl at gmail.com for more information.  A .CSV spreadsheet is available of the inventory upon request.  Records are repriced every two days.


UPDATE: BitVinyl.Com is up!  Soon the CSV will be available for download directly from the site.


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May 17, 2011, 02:51:45 AM
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Since the exchange rate has the potential to be fairly unstable, after an agreement is made to buy the record (i.e. transferring of the agreed-upon price) a 3 day waiting period is established before the record ships.  If there is a wild swing in BTC exchange rates, refunds would be issued or requests for additional BTC would be made.  If the new terms of the agreement are not agreed upon by both sides, a full refund would be credited.

Ahm, so why is the 3 day waiting period different from just shipping right away? If you wait 3 days so you can cope with a market swing during that period, who's going to protect you from a market swing the minute after you ship the record?

On a lighter note, how feasible / expensive would shipping to Europe be, if at all possible?
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May 17, 2011, 03:16:18 AM
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The three day waiting period is negotiable, but the general idea is to provide, albeit a small, protection against the wild price swings.  All the while you have the record 'on reserve'. 

I'd be open to receiving a single bitcoin to reserve the record, then three days later the final price is agreed upon.  A full refund is possible at any point until the record ships.

There is currently no website for BitVinyl specifically right now, but judging on interest from here there may be one shortly.

Shipping rates are comparable to what it would cost in US dollars.  I'll post a more accurate rate shortly.

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May 17, 2011, 12:33:38 PM
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The three day waiting period is negotiable, but the general idea is to provide, albeit a small, protection against the wild price swings.  All the while you have the record 'on reserve'. 

I'd be open to receiving a single bitcoin to reserve the record, then three days later the final price is agreed upon.  A full refund is possible at any point until the record ships.

There is currently no website for BitVinyl specifically right now, but judging on interest from here there may be one shortly.

Shipping rates are comparable to what it would cost in US dollars.  I'll post a more accurate rate shortly.

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I think the hold period and asking for more btc will cause customer anger.  Just Gox your btc daily if you are worried about price swings.

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May 17, 2011, 04:58:30 PM
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Due to popular demand, the holding period idea is no longer! 


Email bitvinyl@gmail to place an order.  Once payment is received the record is shipped no more than a day later.

Also, shipping to Europe is about 2BTC at the current exchange rates.


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May 17, 2011, 06:17:55 PM
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Very cool.

Use my Trade Hill referral code: TH-R11519

Check out bitcoinity.org and Ripple.

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May 18, 2011, 12:18:24 AM
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I now have a .csv inventory. Email for details.
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May 18, 2011, 12:27:29 PM
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To get the ball rolling, the first five people to reply in this thread can receive 50% off their first 12'' record with free shipping.

This can also become a thread for trading records for BTC as well. 

No Barbara Streisand records allowed!

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May 20, 2011, 09:36:12 PM
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emailed you asking for inventory

Should anyone ever be feeling particularly generous: 14QWNACEtKqB1XEV7z9xRNXsqBhiN9AaRW  Smiley
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May 20, 2011, 09:37:55 PM
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As did I.

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May 20, 2011, 11:17:47 PM
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CSV sent!

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May 21, 2011, 03:24:47 AM
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There are still 3 50% off discounts available on records under 3 BTC in the CSV list.

Reply by email or forum to grab it!

~S
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May 21, 2011, 07:43:29 PM
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I would appreciate a CSV Smiley

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May 22, 2011, 07:49:06 PM
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Dingus, shoot me an email (address is in the top post) and I'll get it to you post haste!   Cheesy

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May 24, 2011, 02:38:04 PM
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The CSV has over 999 different records!

I intend to add more soon...

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May 25, 2011, 06:03:11 AM
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Yes, pls send CSV. Thanks
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May 26, 2011, 09:15:41 PM
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Just received the records I ordered. They arrived in the condition that Scottingham described and were relatively well packaged. It was a pleasure doing business with him. I'm going to have to find a bigger CD player though because these won't fit.

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May 27, 2011, 04:11:26 AM
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There's still one more person that can post and receive 50% off their first record under 2.5 BTC!
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May 27, 2011, 05:17:48 PM
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Looks like a great service I have to see if my grandparents want any.

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May 27, 2011, 07:06:54 PM
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In the age of mp3 collections over 50k it's great to have a collection of tangible music that you *really* love.

CDs are nothing but an antiquated form of digital music storage.  Vinyl offers something unique.  The sound is analog, not an approximation.  If you get a virgin record the sound is unparalleled (though this is debatable).  If you listen to it countless times it does start to wear out, but those pops and crackles are *your* pops crackles, unique to your record.  The records become old friends.

I see the future of music as having a purposeful divide between digital and analog.  Many new artists today are putting out vinyl versions of their albums.  I personally think a winning combination for a band is to offer mp3s for free, then charge for vinyl and lossless digital.  That way, people can hear the music, and if they fall in love with it they can own their own tangible copy. 

Plus, since records are much bigger than CDs the cover art has much more potential.  Large posters can be included without the need for 20+ creases.  The whole medium is much more conducive to a more enriching art experience.


Perhaps I should start offering turntables as well...


In other news, BitVinyl.com is up!  Right now there isn't much, but shortly you will be able to download a fresh CSV directly from the site! Cheesy
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