If you have read my Bitcoin article I wrote yesterday, you will remember I mentioned that despite the number of BTC transactions going up, they are not being used to purchase goods or services. While that fact might be worrying to some of us, I did actually spend some Bitcoin for to purchase a new smartphone, through All4BTC.
Even though there are plenty of services available to purchase electronics from, it’s not easy to find a specific smartphone model you are after. Mine was being sold, but I wanted to buy with Bitcoin, so that didn’t help matters. Until I came across All4BTC that is.
After all, All4BTC let’s you purchase anything in the world with Bitcoin, as long as it is listed on either eBay or Amazon. The plan came together shortly, and I decided to give the service is a try. They got some good feedback and lots of media coverage, so it seemed legit enough to me!
My first purchase through All4BTC was in the form of a Xiaomi Note 4G LTE smartphone, being sold by a seller on Amazon France. The item would eventually ship from the UK warehouse, but as the order included a EU power adapter, I’m definitely not complaining!
I filled in the form on their website, including my name and address. After that, I copied the product URL, and assumed the pricing and shipping would be calculated automatically. At this point, I assumed the item would be shipped from the Amazon seller to All4BTC, and then from All4BTC to me.
Turns out I was quite wrong about that way of thinking, and in a good way, as the order was sent directly from the Amazon seller to my door. That’s why all the values have to be filled in manually, including item cost, shipping cost and which fiat currency the item is listed in.
Once I filled everything in and hit the Order Now button, I was greeted with a Bitcoin payment page. After sending over the necessary funds, I got an email from All4BTC confirming they had received my order and were processing it.
When placing an order, you have to account for a small fee to be charged depending on which fiat currency your are ordering in. For a full list of fees charged by All4BTC, as well as the rest of their FAQ, click here. I find the fee relatively low and certainly acceptable for such an amazing service!
As this item was sold by a third party seller, and not shipped through Amazon itself, it took a day and a half (three days and a half if you include the weekend- for my item to be shipped. All4BTC provided me with feedback from the seller, including the estimated delivery dates, which were spot on.
Nowhere does it mention anywhere this purchase had anything to do with Bitcoin, except for the official Amazon invoice. But even they don’t seem to mind, as long as the seller gets paid, so it’s a pure win-win-win situation for everyone involved.
Just today, I noticed there is a Chrome plugin available for All4BTC’s services, which gives you an additional button while browsing Amazon products. I’m currently looking into upgrading my CPU (old miner motherboard supports AM3+ socket cpu’s only), and you can see the button appear on the right hand side.
I am very pleased with All4BTC’s service, as they processed my order fairly quickly. Do keep in mind that, when purchasing from third party sellers, there are delays possible for both shipping and receiving your item. These things are beyond the control of All4BTC, so don’t fault them for that.
Website : https://all4btc.com/