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  Post #16 (permalink)   05-03-2016, 05:39 PM
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The type of person who insists on paying with bitcoin and nothing else I do not want as a customer.
To sell a "virtual service" and not accept "virtual currency" is weird imo. Please redirect all your customers to my organization.

Gold Bullions > Silver > Dollars > Bitcoin > Dwolla > Everything else..

Bitcoin is a perfect currency for people who desire privacy. It's more risky because the value can drop or raise really fast, but that's what makes it exciting. Check out a website call CoinBase, you'll really love what they did.
 
 
 


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To sell a "virtual service" and not accept "virtual currency" is weird imo.
So it must also be your opinion that exchanging gold for food is weird since gold is not edible? Your brain works funny.

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Bitcoin is a perfect currency for people who desire privacy.
Bitcoin is not private, its anonymous. Big difference. Learn it.

But even then, Bitcoin is not anonymous unless the entry point is acquiring bitcoin in a private transaction, as compensation for goods or services rendered, or as a reward for mining.

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I've read of quite a few providers that do indeed accept BitCoin, and their main selling point is that you cannot do chargebacks with BitCoin, plus they've found the fraud rate is actually lower than with credit cards.
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It's quite untraceable.
I assume you are referring to the buyer and not the host (the actions of the host is the subject of this thread).

Either way, your assertion is quite false.
 
 
 


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Bitcoin is not private, its anonymous. Big difference.
Well stated and that is why Its a suspicious venture
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Bitcoin is here to stay and will not go away, no matter how suspicious some hosts might be. Adding it to your list of payment methods does no harm, and not having it present on your website, only causes you to loose some clients that prefer bitcoin.
 
 
 


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Bitcoin is here to stay and will not go away, no matter how suspicious some hosts might be. Adding it to your list of payment methods does no harm, and not having it present on your website, only causes you to loose some clients that prefer bitcoin.
well after 3 years of offering Bitcoin and not 1 person using it i removed it as an option as i dont think it will ever loose me any clients
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well after 3 years of offering Bitcoin and not 1 person using it i removed it as an option as i dont think it will ever loose me any clients
That's interesting because I'm beginning to see more and more providers starting to offer Bitcoin.
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That's interesting because I'm beginning to see more and more providers starting to offer Bitcoin.
No good offering something that is not being used. If we get asked for it then maybe we will add it as an option again.
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Bitcoin is here to stay and will not go away, no matter how suspicious some hosts might be. Adding it to your list of payment methods does no harm, and not having it present on your website, only causes you to loose some clients that prefer bitcoin.
I'm curious if you're seeing an increase in Bitcoin purchases.
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well after 3 years of offering Bitcoin and not 1 person using it i removed it as an option as i dont think it will ever loose me any clients
Same story here. We offered it for a short while only one client used it and the same client shifted to paypal and we never got anyone asking for it so we removed it completely.
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Can be cool for shady deals and if you don't want people to trace the actual money. I simply prefer being legal and Paypal Is way cooler.
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Bitcoin currency is quite unstable. The value increases or decreases drastically within a short period of time.
 
 
 


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I have never really been into bitcoins or any cryto-currency I do not forsee me getting involved in accepting payments from it. Because one day it could be 800 and the next it could be 30 then the next day its 4 then runs up to a 1000.

Ill just stick to paypal, credit cards, good old fashion checks.
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If you are going to offer it use a service such as Bitpay or GoCoin which give you the option to determine if you want to keep the payment in Bitcoins, convert it to the currency of your choice or a percentage of each.
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