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June 06, 2012, 06:38:27 PM
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I understood that. "Them" in my phrase is PayPal.

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June 06, 2012, 07:33:04 PM
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I'll celebrate the day when I can do the same.  I tried dropping them in September and profits went to zero  Shocked  

Instead of dropping them completely, have you tried offering a more competitive price for bitcoin purchases?
http://www.bitcoinmoney.com/post/23551708288/discount-for-cash

Maybe if customers see they have a financial advantage in using bitcoin, they'll at least be motivated to learn about it.

Yes, I do offer a 10% discount when using BTC.  I'm not really sure if that's enticed anyone to switch over though.  The Paypal buyers seem entrenched in their Paypal accounts and are reluctant to explore other options. 

BTC accepted at my browser-based MMO, Minethings.com.  ~1500 active players mining now.
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June 06, 2012, 10:05:08 PM
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paypal sucks. to many holes in the private policy and term of use, to many employers who violate theyr own terms

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June 06, 2012, 11:03:45 PM
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I had posted this in another thread, but it applies here as well.

This is just like Ubuntu's Bug #1:

Ubuntu Bug: Microsoft has a majority market share
 - https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/1

Though Ubuntu never made much headway against fixing that bug, they did declare success after determining that the Mobile O/S essentially made Ubuntu Bug #1 a "Won't Fix" / "No longer a problem":
 - http://www.muktware.com/news/3571/mark-shuttleworth-ubuntus-bug-1-fixed

So, Bitcoin's "Bug #1" would be:
  "PayPal is still relevant"

But we don't solve it by simply using something else (e.g., Dwolla).  We fight PayPal by doing what we can to make Bitcoin's ecosystem work for us.  If you have a prepaid mobile phone, then you pay for your wireless phone refills using one of the three services that accept bitcoins for that:
 - Tangible Cryptography: http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=82924.0
 --  Catalog: http://www.bitmit.net/en/user/TangibleCrypto
 - BTCBuy.info - http://btcbuy.info/CallingCards.cshtml
 - Bitcoin Wireless - http://signup.bitcoinwireless.com (Coming soon)

Or next time you fly in the U.S., you try to take Southwest so that you can pay for the ticket through Spend Bitcoins:
 - https://www.spendbitcoins.com/convert/southwest-airlines/

Or you need some tools, or houseware's ...
 - http://www.bitcoindeals.com

And you carry around a few physical bitcoins, so that you can show people bitcoin in a way that might help them associate this abstract concept of digital money to a physical item familiar to them.
 - http://www.Casascius.com

And you remind every merchant that uses PayPal or other payment system that there's this Bitcoin thing that has advantages they might like, ... like non-reversible charges, low cost transaction fees and fast settlement allowing the funds to be spent in about an hour or less.

That's how the road toward fixing Bitcoin's Bug #1 is traveled.

Love it. We just need to get the word out there! Do we have a facebook page?

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June 07, 2012, 09:25:01 AM
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Love it. We just need to get the word out there! Do we have a facebook page?

There's this:
 - http://www.facebook.com/bitcoins

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