Have you had better success selling those same goods and services for USDs or other currency? Just offering somethihg for BTC doesn't cause sales to roll in (well, it can but it needs to be something Bitcoiners are interested in)
I have a bunch of dollars earned on a website
that I could transfer with giftcards to someone else. The site is legit and you can spend the giftcards on physical goods that you can buy from their store. I have given away giftcards as gifts, offered them as bounty and had someone buy one off me for cash in person. So I thought I would offer it on the forum for BTCs
. I am down to 60% of face value yet I only had 3 people who even showed some interest. One was a scammer. The other wanted to pay in MtGox USD Vouchers. The 3rd lost interest and backed out.
If it is trivially easy to buy bitcoins to replenish for spending that came from your stash, then there's no hoarding problem because the BTC position is kept at the desired level even when using bitcoins for spending.
Well, apparently it isn't. To get BTCs you:
- mine : requires hardware investment and profitability is plumeting
- trade OTC : you face counterparty risk, you can get scammed
- trade on exchange : moving funds in/out of exchanges is burdensome, the forum is full with stories of locked accounts, money being unavailable for days, accounts or entire sites hacked or just running away with money
- sell goods / services : the community is apparently only interested in games or mining hw or more BTCs