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New to bitcoin from Michigan
« on: February 04, 2013, 02:08:18 AM »
Hi, I'm a new guy here and new to bitcoin. In fact today I opened up a mywallet.com account and "tried" to deposit $20USD for my first bitcoin purchase.  It didn't go so well, this is what happened:



I purchased through mywallet.com, chose a location (CVS pharmacy), and I received an email receipt from ZipZap for $23.95.


That was my first surprise.  $23.95 for $20 worth of BC ($3.95 charge!).  But I wanted to just try out BC and see what it was all about so I decided to pay the $3.95.
Next, I went to CVS and used the [censored] phone.  When I went to the register to pay, only $20 was charged (instead of $23.95) and then the transaction was voided as I assume because the amount wasn't correct.  So I went the process a 2nd time, and the same thing happend.  Void.  Kid in the car, waiting paitiently, so I just gave up for the day.


So, not the best experience my first go-round.  Hoping someone can give me some advice in how to transact USD to BC easy, with low fees, using mywallet.com. 
 
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Re: New to bitcoin from Michigan
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2013, 02:44:12 AM »
Welcome!

Are you talking about https://blockchain.info/wallet or mywallet.com?

Try http://btc-e.com
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Re: New to bitcoin from Michigan
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2013, 02:55:12 AM »
yes, it's Blockchain, sorry.


I have been listening to Freetalklive's podcast and one of the host described purchasing this way.  Only his transactions sounded so easy.  And no mention of the 3.95 fee.

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Re: New to bitcoin from Michigan
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2013, 03:19:29 AM »
There are several places to buy bitcoin.

btc-e.com and bitcoin-otc.com are among the cheapest.
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Re: New to bitcoin from Michigan
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2013, 04:47:46 PM »
Its a big world of bitcoin...buy from other place if it doesnt work.... Why to waste time repeating same thing..

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Re: New to bitcoin from Michigan
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2013, 02:30:55 AM »
Same thing happened to me at CVS, twice.  Go to Walmart where you fill out the blue form - this has worked for me several times.
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Re: New to bitcoin from Michigan
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2013, 04:21:21 PM »
I use localbitcoins.
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Re: New to bitcoin from Michigan
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2014, 08:12:24 AM »
Hey welcome here I am also new here.
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