Businessmen hoping to hook holiday shoppers are offering what they say are deep discounts on illegal goods, continuing a new tradition of Black Friday blowouts on the black market. The current constellation of so-called darknet markets — an ever-evolving cast of successor sites to pioneering drug bazaar Silk Road, which was taken offline in 2013 — features vendors eager to take frenzied shopping to the bank.
“Why wait for Black Friday or Cyber Monday? We wanted to GIVE THANKS to the community by gifting our GRAMS, TEENERS and 8 BALLS of Cocaine and Crystal Meth for 20 [percent] off,” vendor aeirla writes on the AlphaBay Market, offering 3.5 grams of cocaine for $240 and the same amount of methamphetamine for $120.
GoddessOfGanja, another vendor on AlphaBay Market, is promoting a variety of marijuana and pharmaceutical deals, from morphine pills to 2-gram cannabis samples — some of which are cross-listed on the smaller Python Market. The holiday season’s high-intensity sales pitches have taken hold across the deep web, with offers of free shipping and warnings of expiration dates on limited time offers.
“Keep in mind these deals will NOT last, This goes away the DAY AFTER BLACK FRIDAY,” writes vendor AddyOrZubsolv, who is hawking the prescription stimulant Adderall and marijuana on the Crypto Market.
“You are basically getting 5 pills for free with every order! Get them while they last!”