I bought 2 bitcoin a while back for the princely sum of NZ$35 (NZ$17.50 each).
I used 1.25 to gain access to a couple of sites and then forgot all about them.
Imagine my surprise when I found how much my 0.75 is now worth.
To cut a long story short I decided to purchase some stuff but so far have found only international online retail sites, mainly in the USA, that will accept bitcoins which of course means paying almost as much for shipping as for the goods themselves.
Is there any chance that local retailers will catch up?