Apocalypse Market is a new entrant to the world of darknet markets. It offers both physical goods such as drugs and counterfeits, fraud related items, and digital goods such as software and guides.
Disclaimer: By using Apocalypse Market for any form of transaction, you may be committing an illegal act in your country. The information provided here is for educational and research purposes and is not intended to promote any illegal activity. Any actions you choose to take are 100% your own responsibility.
Upon first entering the market, you'll be greeted with a familiar layout that's not dissimilar to many other markets out there. This does have the obvious benefit of making it very easy to navigate. It is possible to browse products on Apocalypse Market without signing up for an account, although you won't be able to view more detailed information such as vendor profiles until you have signed up.
The bond for new vendors is $250, which is reasonable for a market of this size. It is stated that vendor refugees from other markets are welcome and eligible for a free bond.
Results are displayed in grid format which contains key information such as a product photo, brief product description, vendor name, price (in both dollars and bitcoin) and an indicator as to whether the product is in stock. Unfortunately you can't see where a product ships from until you enter the individual listing. You'll also need to enter the listing to view any review information.
As well as details about a specific product, you can also view more information about a specific vendor by clicking on their name (near the top right of the listing). Here you can see how many total sales they have had and view feedback from across their entire product range, and see their average review scores from 1 to 5 (5 being excellent, 1 being terrible). You can also send the vendor a private message, or report them to the market staff if you believe they have broken market rules.
Before making a Bitcoin deposit to the address shown, be sure you're not on a phishing site (check your onion link against those listed on Torhoo). It is advisable to deposit slightly more than the quoted cost in case there is fluctuation in the Bitcoin price between the time you make the deposit and the time it appears in your wallet.
Once the deposit is confirmed, you can proceed with a purchase. Select the item you want from the relevant product page, enter your address (we recommend encrypting this yourself with the vendor's PGP key), then click 'Buy Now'.
You can check on any pending orders within your dashboard, and from here you can receipt orders which have arrived, leave a review, or raise a dispute. We always recommend messaging a vendor first before disputing any order (within the 12 day escrow window). The vast majority of vendors will try their best to resolve the situation with you in the first instance.