Looking for a guide on how to buy from AlphaBay Market?
Well, you are in the right place. We have gone and done our research and made a step by step guide on safest, easiest and most secure way to purchase goods (of the legal variety of course) on AlphaBay.
NOTE: AlphaBay was shut down by the feds and DeSnake (Alphabay Admin and creator) was captured and hung himself in jail. It is sad to see the biggest and best market ever to close (Hansa and Silk Road 3.1 also have closed at the same time) but not to worry. The next biggest market is Dream Market, just go to Go to https://dreammarketdrugs.com and you are back on a good dark net market. Remember, be as safe and private as you can on the darkweb, now more than ever, use PGP, VPN and a different email.
For those of you that are not too familiar with AlphaBay, it is a Dark Net Market that is the biggest in the world. You can buy a large variety of goods and service, both legal and illegal.
Most people come to buy illicit drugs from AlphaBay as they have the largest selection of drugs on the dark web.
If you haven’t accessed AlphaBay before and set up an account, then you need to follow the how to access AlphaBay guide here.
If you do already have your account, then continue reading.
Lets start from the beginning and set up the connection to AlphaBay in the most secure way we can.
- Close down all apps and programs access the internet. This includes: Google Drive, One Drive, iCloud, Skype, other IM chats, all internet browsers etc.
If you still have other apps accessing the internet while on the dark web then is can be disastrous. These apps can leak your location and could even leak your identity via usernames and personal information they have.
- Open your VPN app and connect to the network. If you don’t already have a VPN then stop everything right now and go get one here. If you are reading this guide and are in the stage of actually buying something then don’t be a tight ass and not spend the extra $5 to protect your ass while spending hundreds of dollars of goods that could get you into a lot of shit for years.This site here does a pretty good job of finding the best VPN’s to use with Tor on the Dark Web. Make sure you choose one that doesn’t keep any logs, is fast and works well with Tor. This is like having an insurance policy if shit goes bad and the government or law enforcement are watching.
Find the good VPN’s here: https://topvpnsoftware.com
Once you turn you VPN on then use the OpenVPN protocol and then connect to a city or country that is not where you are currently living. Try to connect to different cities each time you go on the Dark Web.
- Open your Tor Browser and then go to AlphaBay.
The AlphabayURL is : http://pwoah7foa6au2pul.onion/affiliate.php?ref=2t61P1985
Remember, this URL is a .onion url and will only work on a secure and encrypted browser such as Tor. It will not work on browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge etc.
- Login to your account.
Enter in your login information that you used to create your account. DO NOT ever give this information to ANYONE.
- Begin your search for what you want.
If this is the first time looking around AlphaBay then go to the home screen and take a browse around the market and see for yourself the massive variety of goods and service.You will be AMAZED!
You can find everything that your average guy or girl dreams of finding for sale online including but not limited to: The best weed, hash, cannabis oil, cocaine, amphetamine, methamphetamine, ecstasy, MDMA, Acid, C2B, C2I and all the weird and wonderful variations, Valium, every type of prescription drug available including Vicodin and OxyContin, smart drugs such as aderol and Ritalin.
Then after you have found every drug imaginable you find other goodies such as legal porn, access to premium accounts on porn sites, pirated software, access to hackers, credit card information, counterfeit money, jewellery, weapons, a ton of information products showing you how to do almost anything like growing marijuana, cooking drugs, hacking a public wifi.
- Navigation and Search:
By now you have seen the awesome selection of goods available on AlphaBay. For the purposes of this guide I am going to show you how to buy something legal, say an ebook about hacking.I made an in-depth guide on how to search around and find the goods your are looking for here, it is about half way down under the “Finding The Goods” heading. There is no reason to repeat it here so if you don’t know how to find what you are looking for then go there to help you find it.
Making The Purchase.
This is for once you have found what you want to buy from AlphaBay.
- Get a Bitcoin wallet and Bitcoins.You need to go and choose a bitcoin wallet, download bitcoin wallet, buy bitcoins, send them to your personal wallet. This is a mini guide in itself and there is a really good step by step guide here at http://totalbitcoin.org/guide-on-how-to-buy-bitcoin, I have also provided a quick overview of it at the end of the post.
- Send Bitcoins.
Send just a little bit more bitcoin from your personal account to your AlphaBay account wallet (make sure you have your VPN running). You need to send a little more just to be certain as prices fluctuate a bit because the bitcoin price is pretty volatile.
NEVER send bitcoin to your AlphaBay wallet when you don’t need it and don’t leave any bitcoin in there unused, just send it back to your personal account if you are not using it. If (or when) AlphaBay goes down, is seized or vanishes via an exit scam then your bitcoin in your AlphaBay wallet is gone, it has happened to so many people in other markets.
To send the bitcoins you navigate to your AlphaBay bitcoin wallet area by clicking on your bitcoin balance in the top right of the screen. Then you will see here your own bitcoin address, this is the address you will copy and paste into your bitcoin wallet for the “Send to” address.
If you have a bitcoin wallet on your smartphone then you can just take a photo of the “QR code” (the square with black squares in it), BUT I would not recommend using your phone. Make sure to do it on your computer with your VPN running.
The total time for the bitcoins to transfer from your computer to your AlphaBay wallet can vary from almost instant to around 1 hour. If there is a heavy load on the system then it will take longer. Be patient.
You will know when your bitcoin has arrived because your “Current Balance” in the top right will show your bitcoins have been deposited.
Once you have your bitcoins in your AlphaBay account then you go back to the listing page and select the postage method, quantity and click “Buy Now”.
You need to confirm your purchase by checking all of the details and use your PGP encryption tool to encrypt your name and address for postage. There is a guide to PGP encryption at the end of this page.
DO NOT send this information if it is not encrypted! It cannot be stressed enough how important it is to encrypt any information and messages in general when doing business on Darknet markets.
Take note that if you are ordering internationally it may take few weeks before your order arrives. Make sure that you check upon the auto-complete option from time to time and inform the vendor to prolong it in case your order takes a longer time to arrive.
There are many techniques for trying to ensure a successful order. There is much speculation about whether or not to send it to your real address, using your real name etc.
I am not a lawyer or a cop but be very careful if you are sending using a false name. They can get very suspicious of packages being delivered to addresses with different names. It puts up a big red flag at the postal service when packages are addressed to the wrong name at an address, Law Enforcement now work hand in hand with the postal services trying to combat illegal drug smuggling through the post.
If you encrypt your data correctly, there is not much need to worry about your identity being exposed; but if you receive the package on an empty lot and your signature does not match the name on the package you can be sure that you will have the authorities on your doors in no time.
Also check your junk mail diligently – some vendors use this to increase stealth and you could accidentally throw out your order without realising what you are doing.
Before trying any product that will be consumed that you ordered from a darknet market or anywhere else for that matter, it is advisable that you first test it.
If you do not know how to do it yourself there are sites on the internet that have test results of products from many reputed vendors. While this is not 100% fool-proof, it is a good indicator of the quality of the product.
You can also buy your own test kits from AlphaBay market, then you will be a lot surer of what you get. For instance, say a drug dealer on the dark web sells many different types of drugs (eg, cocaine and heroin), then he accidentally mixes up the bags and sends you heroin instead of coke. You then rack up a big line and boom, you overdose. Just be careful.
After your product arrives safely and you made sure that the contents of the package are what you ordered, you should finalise the payment. Bear in mind that the vendor cannot take the money unless you allow him to and if the service or the product you received are satisfactory, do it as soon as possible.
It is a good practice and it also boosts your reputation as a buyer if you finalise your payments promptly and leave feedback. In case something is wrong with your order you can raise a dispute, but always contact the vendor before doing so, since they will try their best to resolve the issue in most cases.
Vendors live off their reputation so don’t go all postal on them for shit reasons like it didn’t arrive in a week. Make sure to allow enough time, always communicate with the vendor what is going on because they will usually always help you out. If they start getting bad reviews then they make less money.
If you think this guide helped then please share it around so others can use it to stay safe on AlphaBay.
PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) is a process where it encrypts and decrypts messages. This is especially useful for the darknet markets so you can send messages to vendors with sensitive data, such as your name and mailing address for a delivery, and then only you and the vendor can read the messages via decryption.
DO NOT use online PGP programs as they are shit, they are not safe enough. The one that is tried and tested is GnuPG.
Download GnuPG: https://www.gnupg.org/download/index.html
How To Guides For it Here:
There are tons of guides on how exactly to use GnuPG on the site and on YouTube.
Purchasing Bitcoin Tips.
There are several ways to go about this business and none of them are better than the other in a significant way. The only difference is the level of anonymity you can get from using one method over the other.
Get a Bitcoin Wallet like Blockchain: https://blockchain.info/wallet . This allows you to store, receive and send bitcoin to anywhere you like.
- The first method is using a coin exchange service. These services allow you to exchange your actual money (USD, EU, etc.) to Bitcoin and vice-versa. The downside to this method is that you will need to provide personal information in order to use it, thus revealing your connection to the Bitcoin.
- The second method for obtaining your Bitcoin is by using a service called LocalBitcoins.com (https://localbitcoins.com/). Using this service one can find Bitcoin dealers locally and can arrange to meet with them in person and trade on the spot, camouflaging your connection with the Bitcoin you bought. After buying Bitcoin, you should arrange for them to be transferred to the Electrum wallet you previously created. BE WARNED: There are many reports of people being scammed buying bitcoins this way.
- The next step is the subject of many arguments in the Darknet community and pertains to whether it is necessary to mix or tumble your Bitcoin before using them on a Darknet marketplace. To begin with, I will explain what tumbling your Bitcoin actually is and how it can protect your identity.
When using a tumbling service you are essentially adding your Bitcoin to the pile of Bitcoin already added by other users. After a set delay, you will be sent the same amount of Bitcoin minus the tumbling fee to a different wallet you designate as your output wallet.
This completely erases the connection you have to the Bitcoin you bought, since the Bitcoin are now coming from a pile of some random, unknown user.
Since there are many tumbling services on Deep web, it might be hard to decide on the right one from the start. There are many scammers in this business only looking to take the fee before returning you the same exact Bitcoin you deposited in the first place.
Luckily, you can easily check if you are being scammed by examining the Bitcoin blockchain info of your output wallet at https://blockchainbdgpzk.onion/taint/yourbitcoinaddress (replace ‘yourbitcoinaddress’ with an actual Bitcoin address from your output wallet). If you are unable to find your input wallet’s address on the list you have successfully tumbled your Bitcoin. The most reliable service currently and the one I recommend using is Grams Helix (
If you are unable to find your input wallet’s address on the list you have successfully tumbled your Bitcoin. The most reliable service currently and the one I recommend using is Grams Helix (http://grams7enufi7jmdl.onion/helix or https://gramsflow.com/helix ).
This pretty much covers the majority of what buyers need to worry about. There are numerous debates all over the internet as to what is necessary and what is just an added security for the extra paranoid. In the end, it all boils down to personal preference and how much one values their safety; as far as some are concerned even putting on a tinfoil hat is not overkill when dealing with the Big Brother.