Sonanza Market - the first thing you're probably thinking is, 'What is a Sonanza?' Well, the word 'Sonanza' appears to originate from a Swedish contemporary music emsemble, so we can only assume the founders are a fan. It certainly sounds catchy. The market offers both physical goods such as drugs and counterfeits, fraud related items, and digital goods such as software and guides.
Disclaimer: By using Sonanza 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.
Sonanza Market has a familiar layout that's pretty similar to many other markets out there, meaning it's easy for newcomers to navigate. It is possible to browse products on Sonanza 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 $200, but established vendors can apply for a bond waiver.
Unfortunately there are no advanced search options, so you can't filter by the country of shipping origin for example, nor can search results be sorted in any way.
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 Monero), plus the vendor's level and escrow status. 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 previous ratings against that product.
Below the description, you can also check out past reviews from other buyers. Each review allows a star rating of 1 to 5 to be given (1 being bad, 5 being excellent), alongside some feedback text to allow purchasers to comment on aspects of the transaction such as product quality, delivery time, stealth and communication.
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, highlighted in yellow). Here you can see how many total sales they have had, the total value of these sales (something very few markets show you) and view feedback from across their entire product range, and see their average review scores. 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 Monero deposit to the address shown, be sure you're not on a phishing site (check your onion link against those listed on Torhoo). If using the wallet, it is advisable to deposit slightly more than the quoted cost in case there is fluctuation in the Monero 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, then click 'Buy Now'.
When entering in your shipping details, we strongly recommend PGP encrypting yourself for maximum security. If you're not yet familar with PGP encryption, we have a detailed guide on how to use PGP. The vendor's PGP key can be easily located via their vendor page (click on their name in yellow from the product listing). You can opt for automatic encryption, but we never advise this as it places too much trust with the market.
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 14 day escrow window). The vast majority of vendors will try their best to resolve the situation with you in the first instance.