What are the best ways to buy/sell bitcoin?

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Why do you recommend Coinbase?

Why do you not recommend Coinbase?

Coinbase is an American bitcoin exchange and hosted wallet service that allows people with a US bank account to send, receive and store bitcoin.

Very easy to setup & use

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The entire process of using Coinbase is seamless. All you need to do to start buying/selling Bitcoin is link your bank account to Coinbase, and if y...

You can instantly buy Bitcoin

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If you provide a Credit Card as a backup payment method and verify your identity you can instantly buy and sell bitcoin instead of waiting the usual...

Can be slow to receive bitcoins

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It can take from 3-7 days to receive your Bitcoins after you have purchased them.

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Why do you recommend LocalBitcoins?

Why do you not recommend LocalBitcoins?

LocalBitcoins is effectively a localised Ebay for bitcoin. LocalBitcoins facilitates the buying/selling of bitcoin between individuals in both face...

Instant transfers

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There is no delay in receiving your bitcoins once the payment has completed. Given that you're dealing with locals with local bank accounts, the...

No or minimal banking fees

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As you're typically dealing with locals, transferring funds is typically free & fast and the site lets you see what bank a given user is wit...

You have to deal with other people

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Unlike Coinbase, MtGox etc you're directly dealing with other people on LocalBitcoins. This can make the overall process longer and your experien...

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Why do you recommend Bitstamp?

Why do you not recommend Bitstamp?

Bitstamp is an exchange based in London that enables people to buy and sell bitcoin between themselves at a price set by the exchange. It's the s...

Free SEPA deposits

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Bitstamp is very economical if you live in Europe as they have free SEPA deposits.

Great support

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Multiple threads on the Bitcoin sub-reddit praise Bitstamp for fast and helpful support.

No cons added yet

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Why do you recommend Buttercoin?

Why do you not recommend Buttercoin?

US-based bitcoin exchange where users can buy, sell, and trade bitcoin. Full order book exchange with market and limit orders available. ACH and wi...

Fast and Easy

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The site is very intuitive and depositing dollars was fast and easy. The whole process from on-boarding to buying my first bitcoin with them took ab...

First Wall Street investment in bitcoin

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No cons added yet

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Why do you recommend Circle.com?

Why do you not recommend Circle.com?

Instant buys

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When you purchase Bitcoin, they are available in your account instantly

Simple

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Super simple, easy to use and with a friendly UI

No cons added yet

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Why do you recommend Kraken?

Why do you not recommend Kraken?

No pros added yet

No cons added yet

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Why do you recommend Bitcoin.de?

Why do you not recommend Bitcoin.de?

Bitcoin.de is a popular Germany-based exchange

No pros added yet

No cons added yet

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Why do you recommend Virwox?

Why do you not recommend Virwox?

Buy using Paypal or Credit card

Buy with paypal

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You can purchase bitcoin using paypal, but the fees are high

Buy with credit card

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You can purchase bitcoin using your credit card, although the fees are high

Very high fees

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High fees, you usually end up paying at least 10% more than market rate

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Why do you recommend CampBX?

Why do you not recommend CampBX?

Price

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Very low prices for an exchange that you can actually get money into and out of easily.

Fiat deposit options

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They accept money orders and if you have done KYC, they also accept personal checks.

Volume

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low volume

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