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Old 04-13-2014, 12:37 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by Tharic-Nar View Post
Also, be aware that sites that accept bitcoins, don't actually accept them directly, they use an exchange and get paid in real currency as per usual. It's the exchange that gets the bitcoins and then pays the value in currency to the store. The only company taking a risk is the exchange.
Yup, that's a great point. So in reality, it's pretty easy to begin accepting Bitcoin, and at this point, you'd almost wonder why an etailer wouldn't - especially those that use PayPal, given the etailer has to incur an additional fee with that.

Of course, the number of people using Bitcoin is just a drop in the bucket, but even so. Bitcoin fans are generally enthusiastic about being able to spend their currency of choice, so likewise, they tend to respect those vendors that accept it.
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