we do not share your data with anyone and there are many ways to control the visibility and storage life of your data here.
but the internet is a public space and you should always assume your data could be compromised.
be smart with your password, use tor or a vpn, and use pgp for sensitive communications.
Hi, I’m new and haven’t a clue about Bitcoin. I’ve just created a account on localbitcoin but it will only let me buy 1 but coin which is like £6000. How do I buy a smaller amount?? And do I need a wallet to keep it in?? No worries I’ve sorted it, won’t be long before I’m endulging myself ?
Im an old luddite with a below average penchant for technology. I have used a few sites but i find coinbase to have generally lower fees and typically seems to send payment faster. No sending fees if shipped to another coinbase wallet also, just a small purchase fee lower in price than bitpanda amongst others.
I use Cryptopay.com very easy and straight forward with Visa card if you want with chip and pin and contactless. Although there are fees but I don't know how they compare with others. I also have a coinbase account.
Wish I could - still half way though filling registration in and stuck on question... Source of funds, but only gives me the options "employment" (in which case, it asks for employment info), "investment," "inheritance," and "mining."
Even asking what my job is, giving a long list to pick from with no other option available.
I’ve bought two lots now, £50 from block chain an app on my phone and £50 from another site on my pc (someone suggested the site on here earlier) Both have said I’ve gota wait 48 hours for my payment to be verified?? They haven’t taken any money yet but I’ll give it a couple of days and see what happens.
I get the partially paid status a lot on LittleBiggy. Last night I made a purchase with £76 in my Paxful account and it said the purchase was £75 but when I checked on my orders status it said partially paid. I get this on quite a few purchases. Does anyone know why this happens?
It's usually to do with network fees and the fluctuating price of btc at the time of your purchase. It's worth checking how much your underpaid by. Quite often its a very low amount like 80cents. The vendor would normally recognise this and it not been a problem. Like I said you need to check for yourself because i do that tell the vendor I'm whatever under. That's what tipjars are for :).
I always check the rates before purchasing i sent 25 dollars before fees to him which last night was just under .00044 it's 0.00047 now he had it at .0005 so slightly over payment would of occured by a few dollars
First time it happened with me last night with dopechef. I paid 25 dollars and just over 2 dollars for the fees on coinbase. The items where 21 dollars 4 dollars postage but somehow it's showing partially paid. He wants more money before sending. Going to see it a loss for now as he won't reply back to me absolute joke avoid incase it happens to you with the same vendor
This is the second topic you have posted being angry at me for a mistake that you made. I did not cause your payment to be underpaid. You said I won't reply but you messaged me at 5AM.. and I replied at 2PM the same day? As anyone else on this site will tell you, YOU underpaid, I literally have done nothing.
I have asked transaxe to cancel and refund your order.
Awe man this has just happened to me and it's never happened before. Sent through btc as usual and all looked ok until I noticed on here the partially paid. It looks like the transaction fee has been subtracted from the amount the vendor is looking for instead of adding it on top.
Why? No idea, never happened before. Looks like I'm about £6 or £7 short which was the fee amount. Just waiting on vendor to get back as to how to pay the extra or they could maybe send 6g instead of 7g.
Bit out of options and fed up with paying through the nose on charges. So currently using coinbase but won't let me transfer money into so I have to pay with a credit card resulting in around 8.00 fees from btc and cc provider each time I buy a q which isn't ideal.
I've used bitpanda but they asked for over a tenner fee for something around 40.00 worth.
So what do you recommend for ease of use and low fees?
Use coinbase pro, initially it's for trading but you can buy BTC and pay transaction fee of 0.5%, send your BTC to the normal coinbase account and pay your vendor. Bit more clicks to do but will save you some buck
See was thinking about doing this but whenever I transfer via bacs to coin base it just bounces back, I've check and tried everything including 3 different bank accounts. So can only buy with credit card and getting charged by bank and coinbase for both isn't ideal!
Same happened to my brother, he was trying to add funds for days but every time it would bounce back. He closed the account created a new one and in 10min he was good to go. We still don't know what was the issue
bittylicious has been unbearable since the BTC price rise, used to be you'd only pay a couple % extra on small amounts now it's about an extra 20%+ on anything under 100quid and it never goes down - which it used to do before the price rise! I've been trying to order an eighth for over a week but refuse to pay £12 markup! doing my head in ahaha
hi jbrootan..how you doing today mate...!!!just a quick heads up on bitcoin..I use Bittylicious virtually all the time mate..have you seen the price of them atm. £12,643.40/BTC..highest ive known them.in the 9 months ive been on here Crazy prices jbrootan .you agree???...!!!
Hi all, Can anyone advise a reliable Bitcoin site with low sending fees please? I can only find ones that are 0.0005 to send atm which seems a mental cost! (Preferably swift from buying to sending) cheers
Had similar experience. Brand new to Bitcoin so just trying to wrap my head around it all. Paid £100 for BTC 0.00433226, they took £1.50 for privilege... fair enough. Then made a purchase on LB, had to pay more to vendor because there was a minimum fee, plus they took BTC 0.000552 as a fee to send. Ended up £55 down when originally expecting around $30 - $40
Hi guys. I had been happily using Bittylicious last year but now I can't buy any BC without photo ID. Can anyone recommend other methods for someone who can't provide verification. I have looked at many of the methods, including localbitcoins. I'm starting to think that I will be unable to make future purchases here :(. Thanks.
Thanks for the suggestion but according to https://coinatmradar.com/bitcoin-atm-near-me/ there aren't any remotely near me lol. However, to add to earlier suggestions, I went ahead and tried getting a PASS card as I know Bittylicious accepts these and maybe other exchanges too. I paid £15 to get a Citizen Card https://www.citizencard.com/ but I have hit a stumbling block in the process (can't think of a suitable referee). Anyway, I will give localbitcoins another bash. Love LB.... hate BC!
Hi guys, So I’m new to LB and bitcoin so sorry if I sound like an idiot.. Made a purchase for $69 (roughly £57). I completed the whole transaction through CoinCorner meaning I deposited £ money into it, bought the bitcoin and then transferred it to the vendor all through the one app. My issue is that with all the fees I ended up paying about £72 (about £15 In fees it seems). Is there something I’m doing wrong and is there a cheaper method? I’d appreciate any advice. Many thanks
Thanks for getting back to me mate. Isn’t there an issue with coinbase and transferring directly to vendors? Should/Do you need to transfer to your own wallet first? If so, is there a wallet you recommend? Many thanks
Yep real pain at the moment. Put my id upload as requested and continually comes back as can’t verify, even though it’s really clear in what I’m uploading. Contacted them twice now and still no response.
Today i bought with coinbase pro which cost 0.15p then transferred to my coinbase wallet for 1.15 then transferred to vendor for 4.30 so a little over a fiver from start to finish so buying from an exchange can save on fees.
I'd also like to know if its ok from bittylicious ive been using it for a while with no problems but am I gonna get in the shit eventually what is the risk of doing it this way and why would there be a problem if anyone can explain.
Hi there, I hope everyone is having a great day. I'm totally new to bitcoin and am wondering does it matter which bit coin wallet I use? Will the vendors on LB accept any of them? Sorry if that's dumb question. There are so many to choose from I don't want to pick the wrong one!
Awesome thanks man. Just one other thing, I was reading some people buy bitcoin and send it direct to the vendor without first putting it into a wallet. Is that a good idea? If I buy it then send it to a wallet, then make a purchase am I then paying more in transaction fees? Sorry if I'm making this sound more difficult than it is!
Absolutely Never use exchange wallets for transactions! They are not ‘real’ wallets that you own, they are ‘hot wallets’ belonging to the exchange. Generally you should always store your own crypto. Mobile and desktop wallets are perfectly fine for smaller amounts provided your device is reasonably secure. But It’s definitely worth reading up on the practicalities of bitcoin so you can transact with confidence (:
Can I ask if this has been done a few times what happens as exchange just asked to disable vpn or proxy on future purchases and said sorry can't do that. As off where I am employed use proxys? Can't disabled at all unfortunately
Sup guys. So after nearly 30 orders I have my first no show and the seller has agreed to refund half, which is fair enough I guess. He says he's contacted transsaxe and suggests I do the same. Where the hell can I contact them from? There's an escrow suisse link in my order page which takes me to the escrow page where it says contact them privately for refunds etc. Seems the right place but they are not transaxe so a bit puzzled. The seller reccomends I contac transaxe to keep things consistent. Any help much appreciated!! Thanks.
Sup biggaz. Wonder if anyone can help. Received my refund in coinbase as mentioned above and want to put in an order using that balance. However, the balance doesn't cover the order wanna make. Am I able to place an order, partially pay with the counbase balance, then pay the remainder via say bittylicious? Coinbase is shite but I ofc wanna use the unspent balance in there. Cheers.
Yeah you need it in your Bitcoin Wallet not your Trading Wallet. I found it confusing at first and underpaid because I didn’t know about the mining fee. For what its worth I find C.Pay to be the easiest app to use having tried a few.
Hi mate. If you used blockchain's own crypto service to buy Bitcoin, it's an absolute ball ache. Even though everything appears to go through ok they still hold the funds for about 7 days before you can actually transfer them out of your "Trading Wallet" and into your normal wallet. It's a massive pile of wank. Next time just use a third party service live Bittylicious or something like that instead of Blockchain's own crypto market :-/
Well today I got an e-mail saying funds were now accessible (a week after putting them in). I was able to transfer from one wallet to another, but now the whole lot has disappeared from either wallet. Hopefully it's just a time thing and they'll show up eventually. 24 hours later - funds appear and I can spend. There must be a better way.
Coinbase won’t clear my payment for 3 days although I’ve verified myself twice now, I’ve made 3 orders from here without any problems but now for some reason Coinbase won’t send my payment through straight away like it usually does? I’ve had to cancel two orders and apologise for being a nuisance to the vendor because I felt like I was messing them around ordering and cancelling my orders.. Am I missing something or doing something wrong??
Do not send directly from the brokerage service(Coinbase) to a LB or other illegal shopping ! These brokerages exist with the knowledge that crypto isn't being used for anything illegal. Transfer to your own wallet, then move your coin to the market. It's always adds an extra layer of security. Blockchain is good.
Ok thank you for the info, I’ve opened a blockchain account and it seems simple to use, will try and get my head around how it works, thank you again. Also can I send my ‘trapped’ funds from Coinbase to blockchain?
Oohhhh, I understand now, thanks! I’ve managed to verify myself with blockchain and move my funds from Coinbase to blockchain so hopefully I’ll be able to make a purchase some time soon, thanks for the info and help
Could send it to another wallet and try from that , don’t no if your doing it on your phone or computer or true the app or site ? Try the site rather than the app , I’d that don’t work send it to another wallet and send it from that one
I’m using the website on a computer to purchase bitcoin and items from this website, the only reason I used Coinbase is because I’m a bit new to bitcoin and purchasing items off a site like this and it seemed really easy to use.. What other bitcoin websites are easy to use? Or are as easy to use as Coinbase?
Hi all, what's the best/safest way to pay in bitcoin? Is is direct from bitpanda or should I use a wallet on my android phone? Made my first purchase direct from bitpanda web dashboard but wondering what the advantages of having a wallet are.
Hi! I’ve been using Coinbase with a Blockchain wallet and have more recently been using the Blockchain trading platform too. Both are great!! However I would like a way to buy bitcoin that doesn’t show up as such in my bank statements. Buying with Blockchain is better than Coinbase in this respect because it shows up as transferring money to yourself on any records, however it takes so much longer to transfer to the wallet than Coinbase. I’ve been looking for somewhere to buy bitcoin with PayPal (can pre pod my PayPal account and pay through that) but have only found E-Toro (had a bad experience and not a fan) and Paxful - unfortunately you have to buy from other users, meaning you lose a (quite large) proportion of what you buy.
Does anyone know of any other PayPal-accepting bit coin vendors/anywhere I can buy bitcoin that doesn’t show up as such on bank records?
I had to use a Bitcoin atm awhile ago so thought I'd share my experience with you all.
Coinbase was messing about an couldn't use my card, I tried my partners card an my mum's with no luck. I couldn't be dealing with signing up to other sites so looked into an atm and how far I would have to go to use one. After finding one which was 20mins away by train I thought fuck it I'll try it as I really needed to get some nice weed n hash as not going on the street to score anymore. I was up all night thinking about my journey, going throu everything that could possibly go wrong an how I would work around any mistake I made. So the big day is here an I'm on the train feeling nervous like that feeling the first time your waiting for your smoke from the site so I keep going to the toilet to vape but that made me very paranoid which was my only mistake of the day. Now I'm off the train I get my phone out for the map and start walking into the unknown. After about 10mins of walking I find the shop which to my surprise is a small shop selling middle eastern food so I go back online an make sure it's the right place. After seeing it was the right place I go in an ask "is your satoshipoint working" and he said "yes but it won't be switched on untill 9:30" so I went to McDonald's and waited bout 40mins. When I got back to the shop it was up and running so nothing was going to stop me this time :). First off I set up my btc wallet to receive then on the machine I choose English as my language then less than £500. Now I start putting the cash in the machine an after I put £150 in there I choose btc then it asks for an address so I held my phone up to the scanner and done so simple and no I'D need. After walking out the shop I had a massive grin on my face, the kind you have after your first ever BJ. The exchange rate was right just had to pay 7.5% which is bout 4% more than coinbase but worth it for not showing ID ect. I didn't really mind the extra 4% or the train fair as I sold abit of smoke so that funded my trip an a McDonald's :). So all in all it was fun and a good experience, I can now say iv used a btc atm iv used the future of money.
Step 1 - Prepare an address to send the coins to. If you are buying something on littlebiggy with all of the coins you can click the pay button here to get this address. If not you will need a bitcoin wallet and address to store the coins. See separate posts about this or just ask me if you need help.
Step 2 Go to the ATM, note the store hours and bring ID (don't worry too much about this, if you are super concerned see the info about coinmixing)
Step 3 Pay cash into the machine and enter the address you want to send the coins to. Done.
Hi, I'm trying to set up the payment processor and have tried 3 or 4 different bitcoin addresses from various wallets and I keep getting the message "api key could not be added". What am I doing wrong? Thanks, E O'M
everywhere i have looked has really high ID security and anywhere that does not the exchange rates make it so you only get about 50% of your money's worth in bitcoin. anyone who can steer me in the right direction would be greatly appreciated!
I've been using coinmama since I joined biggy. The first time I used them to buy BTC, I had to call my bank and tell them the transaction was not fraudulent. Ever since then when I'd buy BTC on coinmama, I'd get a text from my bank asking me to verify the transaction. I'd reply that the transaction was legit and then it would go through. I've been trying to buy BTC on coinmama today for the past 12 hours, but it's not working. I don't get a text sent to my phone asking me to verify. Coinmama just gives me an error message telling me to contact my bank. I just called my bank and explained the situation. My bank says they aren't blocking the transaction and that they have no idea why it isn't going through. Suggested that coinmama might not be working right now. So I guess I'm stuck for the moment. Is this happening to anyone else?
time to throw momma from the train, if you have experience with bitcoin there is 0 reason to use them. without knowing your situation i would say kraken, they are just as intl, with much better rates and better customer service.
I’ve heard a few stories like this so don’t use them to store anymore! Still OK to buy from, BitPanda is really good and simple like Coinbase. LocalBitcoins is good but the rates are super terrible on it in some countries. Sounds racist but I think they call it Kimchi tax ha! Bittylicious is another buying platform I have heard of.
There really isnt any good reason to use coinbase anymore, Besides being antiethical to little biggy and freedom in general they are also shitty with customers. They dont even take credit cards anymore. There are dozens of better substitutes these days.
what I do with coinbase is I use them just for purchasing. Then I move the coin to a wallet on a different site and I use that site to buy from. That way coinbase's 3 day delay (or any other rule) can't hurt me and my "spending" is simply a transfer to a different wallet.
You defined half of the problem. Been using them for 6 years, and at least 2 transactions every year have been "delayed", and NONE of those were justified or necessary. The last one, 2 weeks ago, bought BTC from them, went to send it to my wallet, and got a 72 hour "clearing" warning. Why? To "protect" me. Their answer was "it's a new address...". Why the f**k should they care what BTC address I send to??? So yeah, 3 days is great, but not when you want it TODAY and you paid for it TODAY.
No passport or driving license. Still possible to buy bitcoins? Help!
I have never used tyhis site before and know nothing about bitcoins. i've joined three UK/EU recommended bitcoin sites and none of them will let me buy bitcoins without verifying with my passport or passport number. I don't have a passport so I can't do this.
Does anyone know any ways around this or if there's any other way I can pay for things on here without having a verified account on a bitcoin site?
This can happen a lot on coinbase. Good platform to buy but maybe send and store you coins somewhere else, ready for that last minute order haha! I use a website to store my coins that pays me 4.08% interest annually and I get free satoshis every hour. I hold here as it’s cheaper to send too, can be slow but have different options. Message if you want a referral link, you only need an email address. I’ve been using it for about 3 years now with no problem.
Coinbase has imposed a 3 day delay on me (so no LB purchases). The company I used to use won't let me buy any BTC but I can send from there so I send the BTC from COINBASE to myself at the other site. 3 days passes and then I place my order on LB. easy as 1-2-3
Depends on the status of your bitcoin transaction. Highly likely Coinbase will show confirmation of the transaction in which case it's not going to be a problem even if its expired on lb, contact the seller as soon as you have a blockchain confrimation url. If it can't be confirmed coinbase will return coins to you so either case it's not to worry.
If you did the transaction directly from coinbase then they are banning you. You should have transferred your coin to a wallet first and then do the transaction from there. Coinbase is for buying and selling of bitcoin itself, it is not a platform for buying and selling goods with bitcoin, especially the kind of goods sold here. That is how I got banned. Now I use Gemini to buy bitcoin and Blockchain as my wallet.
It's ok, I try to help people any way I can. I'm not privy to orders though and can't really say much that helps. My experience is that everyone is sorted around here. One thing though - I'm not a guy ;)