Pay with Bitcoins & Get 20% Off!
Posted on 14 April 2015 by 1
Right now, the best way to save big at Gorilla Seeds is to pay with bitcoins. You'll get 20% off the cost of any pack of cannabis seeds on our site and you won't have any expensive bank fees. The bitcoin network only charges a nominal (very small) fee to buy and use this popular digital currency. And, your payment will be transferred within minutes instead of days.
Sounds pretty good, doesn't it?
For those of you who're new to bitcoins, lets step you through the process.
What Are Bitcoins Anyway?
We found a thorough, easy-to-understand explanation at Bitcoin.org. This site will tell you everything you need to know, but the most important thing to remember is that bitcoin prices can go up & down rapidly & that you shouldn't put more money in bitcoins than you can afford to lose.
For most people, the best thing to do is get the exact amount you need to make a purchase right before you plan to buy then use them up.
How Do I Get My Own Bitcoins?
If you're ready to pull the trigger & give bitcoins a try, it's pretty easy to get started. Here are the basic steps:
1. Get a bitcoin wallet - choose a wallet from https://bitcoin.org/en/choose-your-wallet and load it to your phone, your mobile device or your computer. Some are cloud based and some are hardware based, so get the one you're most comfortable with. I chose Green Address for Windows because it was quick & simple to install - and it had Green in the name. Make sure you save any keys or phrases you'll need later to get back into your account.
2. Set your wallets handler to recognize web-based transactions - look under settings, preferences or configuration to turn on the internet transaction handler. You'll have to do this for each browser that you use on every device that you use. Look for a pop-up message at the top or bottom of your screen that asks you to confirm your choice.
3. Find a place to buy bitcoins - Bitcoins aren't hard to find. If you have friends that use them, you can trade with them. London, New York & a growing number of major cities have bitcoin ATMs, and there are plenty of brokers and peer-to-peer exchanges. View http://howtobuybitcoins.info/ to find a variety of bitcoin sources by country.
4. Buy bitcoins & put them in your wallet - Create an account with a bitcoin exchange, fund your account through a credit/debit card, bank transfer or wire transfer (depending on what your exchange accepts), and then purchase your bitcoins. If your wallet doesn't pick up the transaction automatically, the exchange should give you a bitcoin URI that you can manually add - just like slipping cash in a real wallet.
How Do I Pay The Gorilla with Bitcoins?
This is the easiest part - simply choose bitcoins when you checkout. We'll create a unique link & display it on both the confirmation screen and your "Thank You" email. Don't click the link until you're ready to pay because it will expire 15 minutes after it's first opened. (If it does, no worries - just place a new order & try again.)
When the link opens, click on the Pay button. If you set the handler in your wallet to recognize online transactions, it should automatically open (you may have to sign-on or enter your PIN) and ask you to confirm the transaction. Once confirmed, exactly the right number of bitcoins will be sent to The Gorilla & you're done!
Oh - there is one more thing. You'll need to click on our contact screen to let us know you paid. Please provide your order number, your payment amount & the fact that it was a bitcoin payment. Unless we're very backed up, we should get to your message within a business day making this a fast way to pay as well.
Still have questions? Just ask & we'll help if we can. We're definitely not bitcoin experts, but more & more people are using this payment method every day, so it can't be that hard.