Buying Bitcoin in Cary

Cary, NC — The cryptocurrency Bitcoin just got a little more tangible as it is now available for purchase with cash at nine Coinstar machine locations in Cary and Apex, and 215 total locations throughout North Carolina.

This new wave of cryptocurrency accessibility comes from a partnership between Coinme, a worldwide leader in cryptocurrency financial services and Coinstar, the global leader in self-service coin counting. These companies have so far launched 215 bitcoin-enabled kiosks in select North Carolina grocery stores. In Cary, those grocery stores are the various Harris Teeter stores.

According to a representative of Coinme, the decision to expand this offering came as a method for Americans to purchase Bitcoin in a “simple and safe transaction at a place people visit often – their local grocery store.”

Locations in & Near Cary

  • Harris Teeter – 885 Walnut Street
  • Harris Teeter – 1273 NW Maynard Road
  • Harris Teeter – 2080 Kildaire Farm Road
  • Harris Teeter – 270 Grande Heights Drive
  • Harris Teeter – 1151 Tryon Village
  • Harris Teeter – High House & Davis Drive
  • Harris Teeter – 3430 Ten Ten Road
  • Harris Teeter – 940 US Highway 64 W (Apex)
  • Harris Teeter – Haddon Hall Commons (Apex)

How to Buy Bitcoin at the Kiosk

  1. Create a Coinme account
  2. Find a Coinstar kiosk near you
  3. Insert cash into kiosk (coins not accepted for bitcoin transactions)
  4. Redeem and receive bitcoin instantly (per day purchase limits may apply)

Only cash is accepted. Coins cannot be used for bitcoin transactions. Learn more at

Story by Ashley Kairis. Photos courtesy of Coinstar.

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3 replies
  1. Mark Neill
    Mark Neill says:

    There are several ATMs around town that have had this option for a while.

    The one I stop at all the time is the Handee Hugo’s at Kildaire and Maynard.

  2. Andy Wallace
    Andy Wallace says:

    Thanks for the article about the accessibility of Bitcoin at some ATMs around Cary. It is a terrific option but buyers should realize that the cost they pay will be higher than the market price. That’s not a bad thing, it’s a cost of doing business. I looked one of those machines when Bitcoin was selling for around $36,000 per coin. The sale prices was about 8-10% higher. FYI

  3. Gabe Talton
    Gabe Talton says:

    The Coinme Terms indicate that you don’t get the private key and hold your interest pooled with others. In the event of a dramatic swing in value it is very likely Coinme will freeze transactions similar to Robin Hood and Gamestop. The terms release Conme from accountability for wrongdoing and lock any disputes in an arbitration process which will cost you thousands. And for all this you get to pay a 10% premium for the product.

    This is a scam targeting similar communities to what the lottery targets.

    “7.1. Private Keys; Storage of Tokens. Coinme will retain the private keys for any Tokens in the Hosted Wallet, for which private keys are necessary in order to transfer any Tokens out of the Hosted Wallet. Coinme will use the private keys in order to affect the transfers initiated using your Coinme Account. Tokens shown as being held in your Hosted Wallet may be in the Hosted Wallet based on internal ledgers and records maintained by Coinme, but customer Tokens may be held in pooled accounts controlled by Coinme on the public distributed ledger for the applicable Token (“Blockchain”).”

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