Shopping With Bitcoin

If you think that digital currency acceptance is still far into the future, then think again! The popularity of being able to use a virtual currency that is fast, secure and private is always growing and is growing quickly. From top online retailers such as Overstock to new shopping portals appearing online often, you will have a nice variety of websites to choose from. It has been stated that the amount of merchants that currently accept Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies as a payment option is over 100,000.

Retailers

Overstock
Shopify
Magnificent tea
Microsoft

http://www.newegg.com – Newegg is an online shopping site that has over 10.5 million products available and is a Google Trusted Store. They proudly display their awards, ratings and certifications right on their website and are ranked #8 in the top 10 most trustworthy retailers.

Travel

Expedia
Cheapair.com
Destinia.com
Virgin Galactic

VPNs

PureVPN
https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/
ExpressVPN.com
PrivateVPN

Domain Registers

Namecheap
Internetbs
QHoster
Gandi
Namesilo
Directnic
Domains4Bitcoins
Cinfu
Easydns
UniHost

Web Hosts

MonsterMegs
orangewebsite
Namecheap
GlowHost
MightWeb
HostWinds
HawkHost
Hostinger
Host1Plus
WebHostingPad
Qhoster
HosterBox
https://www.thcservers.com/

https://wordpress.com – Did you know that if you want a WordPress plan that includes a website and/or hosting that Bitcoin is available as a payment option? Well, if you didn’t know, now you do!

Services

Dish Network
T-Mobile Poland
OkCupid

Donations

Donations
Wikipedia
Save the Children

Real Estate

RE/MAX London

Autos

Autos
Tesla and Lamborghini in Orange Country – A Lamborghini dealership, located in Orange County, California.

Ford in Dallas – Sam Pack’s Five Star Ford dealership in Dallas is now accepting Bitcoin for new cars.

Different brands at Bitcar

Tomcar in Melbourne – The Australian Tomcar, an all-terrain vehicle seller based in Melbourne

Lots of luxury brands at BitPremier.com – The site BitPremier.com has been selling luxury and classic cars for lots and lots of BTC for a while.

Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram in Kansas – The Overland Park Jeep Dodge Ram Chrysler dealership in Overland Park, Kansas.

Payment Processors

Stripe

These are just a few examples for those who are interested in using Bitcoin to shop online. Where are your favorite places to shop with Bitcoin? Let us know in the comments section below!

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31 Comments

  1. Donna Reilly

    Wow, great article, I have been looking at ways to spend my bitcoin, mine I seem to use on the Steemit platform for upvotes etc. But now i can also use it to shop online, thanks :). Great information, I never actually knew that about WordPress. I am always building websites, how great to find that out! :). Thanks.

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    • Vinaya

      I don’t know about these websites that help in shopping with bitcoins. However, I have used purse.io to buy products with bitcoins. When you join purse, you can buy Amazon products with bitcoins. The only drawback of purse is you can shop only on Amazon. Buy using purse, someone will buy you Amazon products for you and you will send bitcoins to that buyer.

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      • Martins

        If purse.io would try to expand its reach to other online shopping platforms for people to buy with their bitcoin and other cryptocurrency, I believe that it would serve both parties well. There must be a good reason why they are limiting buying online only on Amazon but I seriously hope they would adjust this sooner than later.

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        • Vinaya

          We don’t know whether purse will extend its service to other online stores. As for now, purse is focused on buying on Amazon with bitcoins. The best thing about this service is if you are buying, you can set your own price in bitcoins. For buyers, they can accumulate bitcoins without any hassles. This is in the benefit of buyer and seller.

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          • Martins

            That looks great with the way purse set up its transaction in dealing on Amazon. I haven’t used purse before to purchase anything on Amazon yet but I’m definitely going to be considering giving it a trail once I have something worth buying on Amazon that would require shipping to my destination here in Nigeria.

    • Denis

      It is awesome that you have a bitcoin.
      I call those ”sweet” troubles.
      Did you made a decision yet ? How long are you mining bitcoin ?
      It seems very advanced that more and more places accept it as a form of pay.

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      • Martins

        @Denis Bitcoin is a sweet investment indeed because it’s far more valuable than what ordinary currency would offer anyone. The benefits of bitcoin are endless when compared to fiat currency. One is its stability in the market unlike what we see with currency depreciation.

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  2. jaymish

    I would not advise that you spend your bitcoin online at the moment. We are missing the point, the value of bitcoin is going to be massive, simply because there is not an unlimited number of bitcoins in the market. Bitcoin is not like money that is printed by central banks when needed. The inventor already has a set figure to be released.Imagine when all bitcoins have been distributed how much the value of one will be?

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    • Denis

      Are you sure in what are you saying ?
      You think the bitcoin is going up ? I can not agree.
      Bitcoin will go down, in my opinion.
      More and more people are trying to mine it so I do not see how the prices will spike once the supply gets higher.
      Also, number of bitcoins are limited and the bitcoins mined are not even 10% of it, I believe, someone correct me if I am wrong.

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      • Martins

        It’s true that people are mining bitcoin on daily basis but the question is how many are successful in mining up a substantial amount of bitcoin? It’s quite low and I do believe that bitcoin would still soar up higher more than what it presents today.

        If I have more cash I would still likely invest more in bitcoin because looking at chatters on what’s going on, the investment is definitely going to favor me.

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        • Denis

          Well, mining it is hard, I am sure.
          I would not be surprised if it is like you said.
          Much clever choice would be to buy bitcoins and sell them for higher price, hoping to make a profit on difference.
          It is a risky job, but what is not when it comes down to a market like that ?

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          • Martins

            If you have the necessary requirements that can allow you to mine, I don’t see any reason why you should because it’s just a profit investment waiting for people to take advantage of it.

            The reason why some people are yet to involve in direct buying and selling of bitcoin and other cryptocurrency is because of the risk that comes with such investment and also for the fact that most countries don’t accept the coin for transaction purposes.

    • Vinaya

      If you have the power to hold your bitcoins, you might benefit from your bitcoins when the value increases. However, not everyone has this power. Holding your bitcoins means a long term investment. Since bitcoins touched $20,000 in December 2017, a lot of people believe that bitcoins price will eventually increase. However, the truth of Bitcoins is the value is not stable.

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      • Denis

        You are right that bitcoins value is not stable.
        But, most of the stocks are like that.
        Pretty much the same.
        Bitcoin should get more expensive as it is limited in mining, the only problem, in my opinion, would be legal issues of using it.
        That may cause a lot of fluctuations in bitcoins price.

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        • Vinaya

          In my home country, there is no official statement regarding bitcoin from the government or central bank. Therefore, we assume that trading, even holding, bitcoins is illegal. There are some people dealing with bitcoins locally, however, there is limitation in buying and selling bitcoins. I have been using bitcoins since 2015. It was $400 back then, how it is $9000.

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    • Martins

      I call bitcoin treasure and treasures aren’t sold or used easily. They are meant to be kept to serve a greater purpose and with bitcoin, the longer one keeps it, the longer its value appreciate. So therefore, why would I be in a hurry to sell off or use up my bitcoin in purchasing one thing or another when I can make massive profits off the cryptocurrency should I keep it for longer periods.

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    • Martins

      @jaymish you have a very good point in saying that bitcoin shouldn’t be spent anyhow online simply because one has it now. Just like you narrated, bitcoin isn’t like other currency printed and distributed by the the country’s central bank, time for its scarcity is always around the corner and it’s what makes the value of the cryptocurrency to appreciate.

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  3. Vinaya

    You did not mention purse.io. Purse.io allows you to buy Amazon products through bitcoins. If you want to buy amazon products, you will have to list the product on purse website along with bitcoins you will be paying and the shipping address. Someone who wants to acquire bitcoins will buy the product. When amazon ships the products to your location, you can release bitcoins to the person.

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    • Martins

      And one thing I love about bitcoin transaction is its swift confirmation of transaction unlike what we see in the use of fiat currency. Take for instance, when you are sending money to pay for transaction, using fiat currency would take 1-3 working days for the payment to reflect in the receiver’s bank account but with bitcoin, payment is complete and confirmed immediately.

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  4. Martins

    Bitcoin isn’t acceptable for any transaction payment whether online or offline in my country yet. It’s actually the reason why I haven’t used it to facilitate any kind of transactions.

    It’s just for investment purposes that I’m taking up bitcoin because it’s definitely going to be useful for me in other countries that accept it and I’m sure that sooner than later, it’s going to be accepted here and I would have an advantage over others who are yet to invest in the cryptocurrency.

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    • Vinaya

      Bitcoin is not legally accepted in my home country. You cannot buy and sell bitcoins, you cannot trade bitcoins, you cannot use bitcoins to buy and sell things. The best way to use bitcoins in our home country is to convert your bitcoins to real money and then withdraw from your ewallet or bank. I have converted my bitcoins to real money many times and use it for shopping purpose. I think I have already spend $3000 worth of bitcoins already by shopping online and offline.

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      • Martins

        It’s just exactly the same thing with my country and all cryptocurrency not just only bitcoin. The government does not want to give any thoughts on it because they believe it threatens the financial system and legal currency. But to me, I see their disapproval of cryptocurrency as a means to only protect their personal selfish interests.

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        • Vinaya

          Generally speaking, there is a fear surrounding bitcoins. It is interpreted that if bitcoins are allowed, people will begin to create money by themselves and the government will lose control over making money. However, this is unfounded belief. If bitcoins is brought in the legal frame and traded openly, government can tax the trading and collect revenue.

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          • Martins

            From my perspective and observations with how most governments operate, those in power are mainly looking for a way to enrich only themselves but the entire masses. So, them seeing how the people take to bitcoin investment and how it’s favoring them which makes them care less about what the government does by taking control of their financial life. Government always want the people to be slaves to them even when the people are the ones that vote them in power.

    • Denis

      I believe that my country is facing the same issue.
      No place here accepts bitcoin as a payment.
      There was this university in neighboring country, Serbia, that was accepting bitcoins as a tuition on their university.I do not think they were a good university but it might have started there.
      In other countries, around Montenegro, bitcoin is a taboo and rarely who knows lot about it.

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      • Martins

        What I love seeing in my society today is even though the government doesn’t approve bitcoin and other cryptocurrency for transaction purposes, still the populace still don’t mind investing in the coin because there is every chance that as the current government does not approve the cryptocurrency, another future government might accept and approve it.

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        • Denis

          That remains of a lesser importance if you can find a community to trade it with.Unless they make mining coins a crime, then everything should be fine.
          There is no need in government accepting it when you have so many places you can exchange the money for the currency of the country you are living in and you can carry on with your life without problems.

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          • Martins

            It’s true what you just mentioned, even though the government doesn’t approve its use in the country, there are other good alternatives where one can trade bitcoin and make money with suffering any punishment whatsoever. I’m doing that as well but I haven’t taken mining that seriously but I’m sure to do so once I have the time to do so.

  5. EfficientNinja

    It’s good to see that online shops are integrating payment through Bitcoin. Although it is not that widely used here in my country. I hope online shops here make the move to also allow payment through Bitcoin. It will be more convenient to pay using crypto because you can remain anonymous will doing transactions online.

    I’ve also seen freelancers who allow payment for their services with Bitcoin.

    I hope this will encourage other people and organizations to support cryptocurrency.

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    • Martins

      The anonymity that comes with the use of cryptocurrency in paying for transaction are sometimes being exploited by those people who deal on weapons and contraband items or illegal deals. I’m sure it’s part of the reason why some country’s government don’t approve the use and acceptance of bitcoin or other cryptocurrency for any kind of transaction because there is no way of detecting who bought what and paid for it by security agency should it be an illegal transaction.

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      • EfficientNinja

        Agreed. It kind of acts like a double-edged sword. Anonymity gives lots of benefits but its drawbacks are making underground transactions more difficult or even impossible. I do hope the governments let this pass because those black market people are already using them and won’t need the government’s permission to do so. Us regular citizens should also be able to use crypto conveniently for shopping online. 😀

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