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28 things you didn't know you could buy with bitcoins

We're talking seriously awesome stuff here, from alternative comics to yachts.

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28 things you didn't know you could buy with Bitcoin

The welcome sign is out for Bitcoin, and not just among investors. All told, you can now buy just about anything with bitcoins. Should you choose to part with them, that is. 

Here are 28 of the most surprising things that'll tempt your digital wallet. Some are extraordinary, and some are extraordinarily ordinary.

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Mavericks tickets

Bitcoin-skeptic-turned-backer Mark Cuban has told CoinDesk that his NBA franchise, the Dallas Mavericks, will allow payments in Bitcoin, Ethereum and "possibly some other currencies" starting in the 2018-2019 season. 

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Lap dances

The Las Vegas gentlemen's club known as the Legends Room accepts bitcoins and anything else traded on the Bittrex exchange as payment for all the club has to offer, from beverages to lap dances. 

If you leave your digital wallet at home, so to speak, the club's Bitcoin ATMs will help you out. 

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A Brazilian butt lift

The Manhattan-based plastic-surgery practice bodySCULPT says it's the first in the Big Apple to accept bitcoins for the aforementioned posterior procedure, and all of its other services, including liposuction.

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​Whoppers

When the Burger King in Arnhem, Netherlands, went started accepting bitcoins in 2016, it went all-in, and offered one free Whopper for every Whopper purchased with the digital currency.

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Oscar vote counters

If you've got big numbers that need to be crunched, or perhaps Oscar votes that need to be counted, then you'll be pleased to know the global accounting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers accepted its first Bitcoin payment in late 2017. 

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​Funerals

Should you find yourself and your bitcoins in St. Paul, Minn., and in need of a casket, then you're in luck: Crescent Tide Funeral & Cremation is there for both of you (with a 3 percent discount, no less).

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​Guns

Central Texas Gun Works pioneered bitcoin purchases among Texas firearms dealers in 2014. The Austin-based store accepts bitcoins for online and in-store sales.

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Rolex watches

It was only a matter of time until Bitcoin made its way into the luxury goods market. The online luxury-watch retailer JavyEstrella.com has opened its marketplace to the digital currency

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Mattresses

Fifteen minutes after the online mattress retailer GhostBed began accepting bitcoins, its CEO says it processed its first bitcoin sale. A good night's sleep is, of course, priceless. 

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Headlights

In 2017, the Florida-based, online auto-headlights store Uzooka.com announced it was accepting bitcoins

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Just about everything in Japan

Bitcoin acceptance is soaring in the land of the rising sun. Among the recent converts is Bic Camera, Japan's largest electronics retailer.  

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Cheese fries

From the starters to the sandwiches, all the menu items at the Great Lost Bear in Portland, Maine, can be had for cash, credit cards or bitcoin. "Sorry, no personal checks," the menu notes.  

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​Beer

The best news for Bitcoin enthusiasts may be that pubs were among the earliest adopters and most ardent supporters of the currency. The historic Old Fitzroy in Sydney, for instance, became Australia's first Bitcoin-friendly bar in 2013.

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​Vegas, baby

In 2014, the D Las Vegas and its sister property, the Golden Gate Hotel & Casino, made Sin City history by accepting bitcoins at front desks, restaurants and gift shops. 

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​A 'gorgeous residential sanctuary'

There are some awesome-looking properties showcased on Bitcoin Real Estate. One favorite: the eight-bedroom, six-living-room, seven-bathroom Australian abode recently on the market for the Bitcoin equivalent of $3.5 million.

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​A 30-day supply of emergency rations

This "compact pail filled with nutritious breakfasts, lunches and dinners" from Augason Farms can be yours at the all-in-on-Bitcoin Overstock.com. A 45-day meal planner is included in case you need to stretch things out over an apocalypse.

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​A Tesla 3

In 2016, Mason Borda, now the CEO of the cryptocurrency security firm TokenSoft, said he preordered the pride of Elon Musk's garage with bitcoins.

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​Meatball-marinara sandwiches

In 2013, a Pennsylvania businessman made news for opening up his Allentown-based Subway to bitcoin sales. 

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Vacuum cleaners

No, there is literally nothing you can't buy with bitcoins on Overstock.com. Compact uprights stand as further testament to the retail giant's commitment to cryptocurrencies. 

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​Taxi rides

If you're in places like Argentina and Hungary, you can hop into a Bitcoin-friendly cab.

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​Gold

At JM Bullion, you can use bitcoin to purchase gold coins and other precious metals or -- to put it another way -- you can use currency to buy currency.

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​Airplane tickets

Online travel-booking sites such as Expedia and CheapAir.com accept bitcoins.

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​Airplane tickets to Latvia

A special shout-out is in order for airBaltic, not because it flies to Latvia (and other parts of Europe and the Middle East), but because in 2014 it became the first airline in the world to accept bitcoins for those flights.

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​Espresso

Like pubs, coffee bars love them some bitcoin. In the Czech Republic's capital Prague, in fact, Bitcoin Coffee only accepts the digital currency.

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​Alternative comics

In 2014, LA's Meltdown Comics claimed the honor of being the first brick-and-mortar comic-book shop to accept bitcoin for in-store purchases. (It later shut down.)

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​Hemp oil soap

This product may be the perfect marriage of progressive talking points: hemp oil, handmade soap and cutting-edge currency. The Original BitSoaps' wares even look like bitcoins.

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​Powerball tickets!

If you're in Minnesota or New Hampshire, the Jackpocket app will let you buy lottery tickets via your phone; credit cards and bitcoin accepted.

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​Good karma!

Charities such as Heifer International and Autism Speaks accept donations via Bitcoin.

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