8 things you can buy with bitcoins right now

Funny money? Think again. There are lots of places -- and ways -- you can spend bitcoins. Here's are a few.

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10 things buying with bitcoins josh arias

A haircut from Reno, Nev., barber Josh Arias will cost you $18, but you can pay in Bitcoin.

A tech-savvy customer got him to start accepting the virtual currency in September. And while he has still only had one Bitcoin customer, Arias would prefer it if all his customers were willing to pay that way.

Small businesses often operate on a thin profit margin. Arias can accept bitcoins without the nasty merchant fees he pays when customers swipe their credit cards -- sometimes 2.75% or more.

"I feel safe accepting it right now," Arias said. "It's fun to take part and be on the leading edge."

- Last updated November 26 2013 10:27 AM ET
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