News From The Techdirt Insider Shop: Bitcoins, Black Friday & The 2013 Holiday Bundle

from the reason-to-buy dept

It's that time of year again — we've got a bunch of treats for readers who want to support Techdirt while getting some new gear and perks for the holidays. Today we're happy to make three big announcements about the Techdirt Insider Shop.

First, the shop is accepting Bitcoins! You can now use the internet's native currency for any purchase — just fill your cart as usual and select the Bitpay option at checkout.

Second, in celebration of that upgrade and as part of the Bitcoin Black Friday event happening today, we've put a bunch of items on sale. There are savings on a bunch of Insider gear, plus big discounts on our offerings for serious fans: Lunch with Mike and an awesome day with Techdirt.

Last but not least, it's time for the return of the Holiday Bundle!

This year's bundle includes a pullover hoodie, your choice of a coffee mug or water bottle, and the classic logo tee in your choice of light or dark gray. On top of that, the bundle includes a Watercooler Special: one full year of access to the Crystal Ball and the Insider Chat, plus a monthly cache of First Word/Last Word credits and an exclusive group video chat with Mike. All together this package would normally cost up to $152, but for a limited time it's available at $99!

If you're ordering gear from the Insider Shop to give as a gift, please do it soon to ensure it ships in time! Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee Christmas shipping, but orders placed by December 14th (in the US) or December 9th (internationally) should arrive on time with all shipping options. Depending on your location, there may be express shipping options available as well.

Happy holidays and happy shopping!


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    Leigh Beadon (profile), 1 Dec 2013 @ 12:02pm

    Re:

    its an interesting experiment, but in the long term I think it will be a failure. Also trying to tie it to the worth of 'real money' is somewhat odd, for example, does TD tie the price charged in bitcoins to the current "market value" of bitcoins or some lesser amount ?

    On the Insider Shop, bitcoin purchases are processed by Bitpay, which offers a Best Bid conversion rate based on a simulated sell order across multiple bitcoin exchanges, updated every minute:

    https://bitpay.com/bitcoin-exchange-rates

    Our prices are still set in USD.

    Adding the option to pay with bitcoin was easy and made sense -- as for those bigger technological and economic questions of bitcoin's future, well, people with far more knowledge than me still seem to be fervently debating it from all angles. I too am interested to see how it pans out.

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