Even though we have several options of buying electronics with Bitcoin already, having even more choices is never a bad thing. Thanks to awesome services such as Purse.io, All4btc and Gyft, you can buy pretty much anything off Amazon with Bitcoin. But what if you are looking for a specific brand of smartphone that is only sold in China?
Granted, there will be several sellers on Amazon offering the phone you want for a much higher price, due to import fees and the fact these devices are not supposed to be sold internationally. Crazypanda, a smartphone webshop based in The Netherlands, now accepts Bitcoin payments for their entire catalog of Chinese smartphones.
Why Would Anyone Buy a Chinaphone?
This is a question I come across multiple times a week, and it always lead to interesting debates. While there are many misconceptions about Chinese smartphones which need to be resolved, that is not the main objective of this article. Allow me to say that Chinaphones usually have exactly the same hardware as your “big brand” phones have, for a much cheaper price.
And that is where most people are thrown off course, as they think a cheaper phone also means it’s far less good. Personally, I currently use a Xiaomi Note 4G LTE, a phone you can not find in any Belgian store. However, I wanted one because of its amazing specs, combined with 4G capability and the price point of under 200 euro. Guess how I paid for it? In Bitcoin of course. Not through Crazypanda though, mind you.
Suffice it to say that buying a Chinaphone means you pay for what is under the hood of the device, and not the name associated with the company selling the device. My Xiaomi has nearly the same hardware compared to a Samsung Galaxy S4 and comes at one third of the price. Need I say more? But I digress!
Crazypanda – Selling The Best Chinese Smartphones In The Netherlands
Making Chinese phones available and accessible to the general Dutch consumer is the main business objective for CrazyPanda. Thanks to their expertise and in-depth knowledge of the Chinese smartphone market, CrazyPanda can offer their customers the best bang for their buck.
It is also important to note that all devices sold by Crazypanda can be used on 3G/4G networks in The Netherlands. Furthermore, the company only sells smartphones running on the Android operating system, and changing the language to Dutch is possible on every device. Most importantly, every Chinaphone is sold without sim lock, and most devices support up to two sim cards.
Warranty, Returns & Service
Dutch webshops pride themselves on their excellent after-sales support, and CrazyPanda is no different. All devices come with a two-year warranty, and can be returned to the shop within 14 days after your initial purchase. There are no hidden fees or charges, and all orders are delivered free of charge within 3 to 7 business days. Last but not least, a customer support team will gladly assist you with any questions you might have.
Why The Choice for Bitcoin?
While all of the above sounds great, that still doesn’t explain why CrazyPanda made the choice to accept Bitcoin as a payment method all of a sudden, According to the official communique they sent out over a month ago, they have been working on Bitcoin payment integration all along, but it took a while in order to get it set up properly.
‘More and more people in The Netherlands are using Bitcon, and from a business perspective, it only made sense to integrate Bitcoin payments in our webshop. However, personal conviction also played a role in our decision making, as we strongly believe in financial freedom and competing with the current financial ecosystem.
Bitcoin is transparent and allows anyone to become a part of the ecosystem. Bitcoin is independent of banks and governments managing the amount of BTC in circulation. By accepting payments in Bitcoin, we are in turn supporting the ecosystem, so it is a win-win situation for everyone involved.”
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