TigerDirect Offers $20 Discount for Bitcoin Shoppers

| Published on February 20, 2014 at 15:32 GMT

Of interest to bitcoiners needing PC components, TigerDirect has launched an interesting promo that should help save a few bucks.

The company started accepting bitcoins last month, so it is perhaps no surprise that it is trying to drum up some trade.

The ‘PC Parts Week’ discount applies to bitcoin orders over $100. Users fitting the requirements will get $20 off their order.

The deal is sponsored by chip-makers Intel and AMD, memory outfits SanDisk and Kingston, add-in-board partner PNY, and TRENDnet.

The offer went live yesterday, February 19th, and it will remain valid through to February 26th. It is limited to one offer per customer and the discount will be applied at checkout.

Although $20 may not sound like much, that much off a $100 purchase equates to a 20% discount.

Growing choice

TigerDirect, which is based in Florida, started accepting bitcoin payments on January 23 and so far the most popular product categories for buyers using the virtual currency have been graphics cards, power supply units and tablet PCs.

Over in Britain, meanwhile, Scan Computers also recently started taking bitcoin via BitPay.

Scan executive James Gorbold said the company is also looking into other alternative currencies, such as litecoin. Scan is offers custom frames for GPU miners, so it only makes sense that it would consider scrypt-based altcoins for payments.

Like TigerDirect, Scan uses BitPay to handle payments.

Also hoping to rake in some virtual currency, Aria PC Technology, another UK component supplier and e-tailer, started accepting bitcoin just last week.

Disclaimer: CoinDesk founder Shakil Khan is an investor in BitPay.

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