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Topic # 204195 21-Sep-2016 11:05
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I was having a try at buying bitcoins.  I only want to experiment at first, with buying $50 of them. 

 

So, I created the wallet on my iphone, using breadwallet. 

 

Next, i need to buy some bitcoins from a dealer.   This is the bit I am having difficulty with. It seems I need to sign up with a dealer, I chose coined.co.nz which asked for my passport and address proof which was OK, scanned and emailed and my account is now setup. 

 

But, when I tried to buy some bitcoin from coined.co.nz, it said the queue was full for 19 hours and they would send me an email when I can place an order....I don't get this and it is too much trouble. 

 

 

 

So , what is the quickest and easiest way to buy NZ$50 of bitcoin (approx 0.05 bitcoin) and transfer it to my wallet? I can make a cash deposit at a bank if that helps.   

 

Actually getting hold of bitcoin seems the hardest part. 

 

 


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  Reply # 1638108 21-Sep-2016 11:31
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LocalBitcoins has been the best way for me - Has a number of local sellers, some have done over 10,000 trades.

 

I've used danlence on there multiple times - https://localbitcoins.com/accounts/profile/danlence/

 

He has always been professional, quick to respond to messages and made the whole process easy.

 

 





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  Reply # 1638110 21-Sep-2016 11:35
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I looked at coined, and it disregarded it for some reason - it either seemed too expensive or a bit of a rort or something.  Instead, I went to bitnz and bought some.  It involved putting some money into my account at an ASB branch, but I eventually put in a buy order, someone sold at the same price, I got the coins and transferred them out to a wallet.  It would have been easy to sell the coins at a high, and buy again at a low, and repeat with bitnz if you keep them in their wallet.  I'm surprised there isn't people making a decent profit off doing this.

 

TLDR; Try bitnz.




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  Reply # 1638210 21-Sep-2016 13:43
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taneb1:

 

LocalBitcoins has been the best way for me - Has a number of local sellers, some have done over 10,000 trades.

 

I've used danlence on there multiple times - https://localbitcoins.com/accounts/profile/danlence/

 

He has always been professional, quick to respond to messages and made the whole process easy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks, this is perfect, this is more of a match making service for buyers and sellers as opposed to an exchange as such. 

 

cheers

 

 


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  Reply # 1638442 21-Sep-2016 23:53
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rmt38:

 

It would have been easy to sell the coins at a high, and buy again at a low, and repeat with bitnz if you keep them in their wallet.  I'm surprised there isn't people making a decent profit off doing this.

 

TLDR; Try bitnz.

 

 

It's not a good idea to store your coins in an exchange wallet... see Mt Gox/other failed exchanges.


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