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Tutorial: How to Buy From Dream Market?

It’s time to present you a guide outlining how to purchase things from Dream Market. Make extra sure that you have entirely read this whole tutorial before diving in – it’s very, very important you fully comprehend each and every step. The following guide is to assist you to purchase, not to sell items. Vending is a wholly other animal which requires much heavier time, effort, and consideration.

The Listing for Dream Market as well as its official onion link are placed here.

Part 1 – Preparing

USE A VPN SERVICE. You can find one here to best suit you, we review the best VPN Services for privacy on the market. Every time you use your computer your IP address is shown which reveals your actual physical address which means you can be traced very easily. A VPN must be used along with Tor (Tor is the free browser explained below) to make your online activity anonymous. When using a VPN Service it will hide your identity and location while also encrypting all of you internet traffic from everyone including your internet service provider. This technology will also protect you from identity theft and hacking when using free wifi because everything is encrypted. Any time you are searching for music, movies to download, pirated content, drugs or anything illegal then you should be using a VPN to fly under the radar. The law is trying to monitor everything we do now so don’t make it easy for them, don’t end up like the original mastermind of Silk Road and get busted. This is a must have in your anonymous arsenal.

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Your first-ever step in buying something via any marketplace whatsoever, is properly setting-up your digital environment. Following below is a bare standard minimum in order to stay safe when buying personal items. After you are done, make sure you glance at the Security Tutorials section for several additional tips in security.

Tor Browser Bundle

To visit the darkweb, you will need to visit https://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser.html and download what is known as the Tor Browser Bundle, for your current OS. There are plenty of detailed instructions for installing it on its download webpage, for OS X, Windows, even Debian, too.

PGP

PGP is an especially useful method of encrypting/decrypting sensitive messages. It’s not very good of an idea to tell a vendor, your home address without first encrypting it, because should the hidden service get seized, LE will have clearly-cut evidence of the crime you have committed. One thought to bear in mind is that not all versions of GPG are created equally, so avoid using GPG methods such as iGolder or those utilizing the BouncyCastle libraries.

This site has long had essential, fundamental guides covering GPG for each and every mainstream OS, Linux, OS X, and then Windows. Linux is the best choice, obviously; however, you will be fine ordering personal goods on either OS X and Windows.

Bitcoin

You can’t really buy anything at all, without first owning money, can we now? You’ll need to buy Bitcoin(s), something you can do with paypal or credit cards, find a local Bitcoin ATM machine, or order with fiat cash. Whichever way you buy Bitcoin is completely up to your own preference. Regardless, LocalBitcoin is one of the most widely-popular options for a reason: it can be done anonymously. There’ve also been reports of Coinbase taking ban action against accounts involved in Darkweb Market deposits, so avoid that if you’re able. Secondly, don’t stay connected Tor while purchasing Bitcoin(s), because it is totally legal and buying through Tor often becomes a cumbersome ordeal.

Wallet

Now that you’ve purchased some Bitcoins, you need to store them somewhere. A particularly great choice is the open-source Electrum Wallet. This is also cross-platform and has a downloadable version for Android phones. Go ahead, download it here. Using the Electrum Wallet is quite easily accomplished.

Part 2 – Some beginning tips

Some beginning tips for new users are laid out, here – some are from personal experiences and others from stories across the web:

  1. Remember to use your birth name and real address, as nothing more than a fake name/address draws such negative attention to mail carriers. They are usually fairly familiar with residents of which houses on any block to which they deliver mail regularly and are obligated to report suspicious packages. You can actually get a P.O. Box for a small enough sum of cash, if you live with people who tend to dig through your snail mail.
  2. If you do end up deciding to use a faux name, ensure you’ve got real-looking document forgeries to back that up, should confrontation occur. Fake identification, plus utility-bill scans are mostly sufficient to open up a P.O. box under said faux name.
  3. Be patient when you can, majority of the time. Dream Market isn’t Amazon or anything like that – things do often suffer through unexpected delays; vendors usually mark ordered items as shipped immediately, even though they only ship the day after that. Weather and holidays can also significantly delay proper shipping timeframes. The only time you should rebutt an order’s shipment after not arriving, is after you have waited at least 14 days, or even when Auto-finalize is about to be activated. There will be more covered on this, later.
  4. Encrypt basically everything, messages and all, which you send. These few several minutes are worth losing out on a long-term incarceration.
  5. Should there be any negative experience with a vendor, try to message them, prior to giving a bad review. Chances are that the vendor will go to extreme lengths to make sure you get what you need, and have it all sorted sufficiently. Be as kind and polite as you can; it will move you farther in the process of getting stuff done.
  6. No one should ever know you make purchases on DNMs. This includes not telling your friends or even your blood relatives.
  7. Laundering the coins with which you pay, using something such as Bitcoin Fog or Grams’s Helix is a necessary thing to do, but that is your choice. If you buy personal items, this isn’t required, life or death, and as a result, it won’t be covered in this tutorial.
  8. Anything in the market that looks too great to be true, is, in all probability, a scam.
  9. Never ever, ever Finalize-Early, even with trusted vendors as they, too, sometimes eventually exit-scam.
  10. If and when you are able to, ship domestically as much as possible (from within your own country).

Part 3 – What is Dream Market?

Dream Market is not a new darknet marketplace in the industry, but it is one of the most resilient and long-lasting. It has a satisfactory variety of both drugs as well as digital assets.

Pros

  • Administrative competence/survival
  • Simple UI
  • Great Uptime

Cons

Part 4 – Creating an account

By now, it is hopeful that you’ve setup the digital tools of the trade, and’ve read through our elementary security tips. To purchase from a vendor on Dream Market, you must have an account. In order to register at Dream Market, use this link: http://lchudifyeqm4ldjj.onion/?ai=1675

After you have clicked that referral, you’ll be landed onto the page in the image underneath:

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It’s time to start filling out the required info in the registration form – note that the captcha is case sensitive. In the ‘Username’ field, opt for anything you haven’t used elsewhere. This is an equally applicable theory to your password and PIN, designed to protect your account as well as its bitcoin wallet from bad guys. Once you’ve input all of the required info, then submitted, write your password and PIN down in an extraordinarily safe location. Now you can visit the marketplace.

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Part 5 – Setting up your account

Now that your account has been successfully registered, you should completely set the GPG key up. Click the button labeled your registered username, at the top-right reach of the site.

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Optimally, you will want to input your GPG public-key. This will be for communicating.

Part 6 – Choosing what to buy

Now that your buyer-account is properly set-up at last, shopping can take place once and for all.

Searching

Searching on Dream Market is really straightforward, and it offers the ability to, quite similar to other markets, filter out FE-enabled listings and narrow down the specified category, etc.

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FE vs No-FE

FE (finalize-early) is a procedure by which the vendor can retrieve the payment from any sale without waiting for the escrow, which is designed to make sure you do receive your product, to release funds. It’s quite discouraged in this industry, due to the obvious risks involved. Will you encounter a scam on an FE listing, your funds are undoubtedly not recoverable

Buying from within your own country

Depending on how much risk you are willing to undergo, and how long you are willing to wait to truly receive your shipped order, you can choose a specific “Shipping From” location during the search process. Ordering from “hot” nations, for instance, such as Pakistan, the Netherlands, and even Columbia are much riskier due to known trade practices in those places.

Judging the Vendor

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By clicking on the vendor’s name in any listing or while hovering above any search result, you will be brought directly to that vendor’s profile, as displayed above. Each vendor has his or her GPG key listed as well as the feedback they have received thus far. Just remember, a vendor having mostly positive reviews doesn’t make them bulletproof.

Another great way to get a general feel of a vendor’s reliability is to read reviews of them on the marketplace boards. this site’s listing, and/or the usual Subreddit, DarkNetMarkets. You can also the candidate vendor’s reviews on Grams.

Part 7 – Making your order

After you have finally discovered a nicely-looking listing from a vendor of reputation, and are finally ready to start ordering, let’s cover that right now!

Adding funds to your wallet

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At the very top of the website, you can see how much bitcoin you have in your balance. The current exchange rates of bitcoin to several fiat currencies are on the side of the website. In order to buy anything, you must of course deposit bticoins into your on-site wallet. Click on the link labeled “Account,” with your zeroed-balance next to it, as seen in the image, at the top-right area of the website.

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Be sure to deposit a little more than you plan to spend initially, due to the Bitcoin price’s common fluctuation. Once you have deposited your bitcoin, it takes a few confirmations on the blockcchain to show up in your balance. Be patient, and if it takes unusually too long, contact the staff at this page, as seen below:

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Ordering

Now that you’ve finally deposited some funds, it is time to buy that item you truly want.

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In the box labeled as “Amount,” fill out the quantity of said item you are ordering. After you’ve click “Buy,” you should enter your shipping address or other appropriate data in its place (encrypted). Ensure you have filled out everything correctly, and confirm your purchase.

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Statuses Explained

To check on the status of your order, click the shopping-cart clip-art at the right-hand side of the site.

Once the vendor marks the order as having been shipped, the item needs to be finalized from this screen:

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If your order is not delivered in the appropriate time as mentioned in the listing, circumstances considered, you may dispute the order while it is still inside of Escrow.

If you need marketplace support at any time, contact the staff through this page, as outlined earlier. This is the primary way of getting assistance. Please note that no staff member will ever, at all, request your sensitive details of your account.

Receiving

If you get something in the postal mail which you do not recognize, don’t simply throw it away, gung-ho. Most vendors have really good stealth which leads to some buyers disposing of their packages, thought to have been spam. Once your package has in fact been successfully delivered, confirm you’ve received your order alright, in the page linked from the shopping-cart clip-art as explained earlier. After you have finally done this, your funds will be released from escrow to the sale’s participating vendor. If you don’t, then you will need to stand-by for Auto-finalize to kick in.

If you happen to not receive what you’ve ordered, or have received it belated, private-message the vendor with whom you have conducted this particular sale. They’re usually very helpful, assuming you stay calm and collective. If one of your encountered issues is not appropriately fixed by that vendor, you should open a new dispute. Once that dispute has been opened, and then you are contacted by a staff member, try to remember that excessively arguing can lose you your dispute case.

If you are satisfied, please remember to leave positive feedback. The most vital component of the darkweb marketplace system is its ratings.

Part 9 – Conclusion

As long as you follow these guidelines, you should be safe in your journey. There is plenty more to learn, but you will be better learning it for yourself. Have fun with safe shopping!

43 comments

  1. I have been a loyal Dream Market customer for quite some time now. I made a deposit yesterday so I could make a purchase today. Every time I enter the correct Captcha it reads to me that is is wrong. Am I no longer a customer? If so let me tell you whee to send my mony. Or is this a problem you can please fix for me. I love your site. Tommy5959 Thelma33 I need this issue fixed ASAP.

    • captain capthca

      the captcha is now case sensitive..

      so if it says Rc6T9 you MUST type Rc6T9 NOT rc6t9

    • I had the same problem yesterday except it was on Alpha day I deposited funds yesterday evening and figured when I woke up they would be there I have tried to logon probably 50 times today the same way I always do and it keeps telling me wrong login or password. I have no idea what to do and also could really use some advice since I cannot ask say I have no idea what to do and also could really use some advice since I cannot get into my account right after I deposited a substantial amount of money to make the purchase. Anybody have any ideas?

      • FangBanger

        Um same here. I have money in there, a late order that the admins answered quickly (it will be reviewed in a few days) — and now the site refuses to allow me to login. The message I get repeatedly is either wrong Captcha code (it’s NOT wrong and I’m doing it case sensitive) OR Password Login disabled.

        I’m an experienced buyer. I JUST switched to this market. It’s bullshit. Someone/something has coded the links so I can’t login no matter how many times I try (and/or change my password successfully).

        Very irritated new customer.

      • cybapirate

        Make sure you are not logged in elsewhere as captcha will be wrong I have had this issue when on my mob app n didn’t realise another page was open in background hope that help’s

  2. I set up an account on dream market a couple months ago and did not set up a PGP key and could do BTC withdrawals without a pin. Now it requires a PIN but I have no idea what mine is or how to find it. Anybody know what I can do?

  3. Where would the best place be to purchase BTC. I downloaded a BITCORE wallet but have not a clue of how to use it. With that being said, How would i get coins, and then transfer them to the market?

    • thomas proud

      use cirle. you can send coins to your usd wallet and then send them to your bitcore wallet by copying and pasting a new bitcoin receiving address in the sending money address bar. you can also withdraw money at all times for 2$ fee
      once the coins are in your bitcore wallet add them to send them to your darknet accout wallet(s). takes a little toset up the cirle. nothing major at all

    • 2b3n4m5q

      Virwox accepts Paypal, Debit and Credit Cards. Free signup. Free wallet. Average prices for changing currency to BTC is 5% to 10% (average 7%) for start to finish experience, including all Paypal fees and transfer to another bitcoin wallet. Works by converting virtual currency to bitcoins (or any currency). Nice, easy and safe web site. Takes just a few minutes to get accustomed. You may need to tell Paypal not to block Virwox if you make too many small deposits at once. Bitcoin trading available to advanced users.

  4. Hi,

    I have a small question. When messaging the vendor, if i have already encrypted the message, should i be clicking the encrypt option again when sending the message on dream market?

  5. I’m still confused on messaging a vendor. Don’t i need their email AND key to send them encrypted messages? I don’t know where to find emails but I know where the public keys are. I just don’t really know how to use them without an email. Thanks.

  6. What is dream markets public pgp key?

  7. Good afternoon
    Someone has worked with the seller?
    donchase1
    Thank you

  8. OK,
    When encrypting a message encrypt it with their code, here u have ur name, del address etc. If you want to message bk and forth, add your key within the message..
    You’ll probably only see their key when buying an item, some vendors list theirs like TGH.
    Then encrypt with your software (Google it) and paste that nonsense into the message box.

    Coins etc.
    Me, goto market and under account it will show wallet, and some long number n letter thing. Copy that. Then go to bitilysious slap that into the deliver to box, enter coin amount, do the whole pay Bob builder on bank transfer, wait eventually it’ll appear, (should appear as pending in market wallet soon after transfer), rest self explanatory. Escrow means you transfer when delivered, be sure u do.. It will auto send eventually but most vendors will ban you if you don’t finalise before this happens.

    Tips, write your account info down somewhere safe, I’ve lost accounts when created drunk.

  9. When I registered on dream, it didn’t ask me for a PIN number. I am about to make a purchase soon, will it ask me for a pin now? If so how do I go about getting me pin?

  10. Question: I got this message from someone named HeadHoncho wanting me to verify my account. Is that legit or just someone trying to get me to click a link so they can scam me somehow?

    • Jon (as above post)

      burn it. (the site wont ask for your login info etc.) best run malwarebytes on ur puter and clear out any crap.

      • Dont do it. All you hard earned bitcoin will probably be gone and Headhoncho will be high on your bitcoin.

      • Your comment is awaiting moderation.
        Hello sir. I want to buy something. But when i send shipping address. I see text box “Encrypt message” so Should click on it or not? Because i I was encrypted the address by GPA. Or i don’t encrypt the address by GPA and i only write my address in box shipping address and clcik box “Encrypt message”? Thank for your help!

  11. Jon (as above post)

    Ok doing a tr4ns4ction.

    1) get url : scroll up you’ll find it (F3 then “.onion”)
    2) fire up tor (it may w4nt an upd4de f-knows what it changes.. dont c4re!
    3)log in on ur 4ccount vi4 tor. and look for wh4t u w4nt to buy.
    4)with price in hand check the delivery costs, add th4t to your 4mmount. (so in my c4se 4bout £65)
    5) Do the bob the builder mil4rkie’ online b4nking etc)
    6) Phone rings: de4l with mother telling me to look for brexit vote tomorrow / poll crap.
    7) b4nk tr4nsfer s4ys sending.. so now w4it period.
    8) mess4ged sender : “just de4ling with an order of 7g from yourselves, will be in shortly (tomorrow post?) :)”
    9) Wow holy fk, it’s f4st right now. ok got my 0.15 bitcoins bal4nce in 4ccount (norm4lly t4kes 4bout 45 mins)
    10) so back on dre4m m4rket, i’ve found my beloved TGH, i’ve selected my order, clicked the postage (uk) and it fills out the rest.
    11) entered n4me / delivery info (feel free to encrypt it, personally i dont but buy for self and cb4 with extr4 security.. ur call)
    12) “ThegreenHouse2 has received your order. The amount of ฿0.151 has been transferred to an escrow account. After you have marked the order as delivered the amount will be transferred to the seller. ”
    13) w4it for about 2-4 d4ys and volla weed for the weekend.
    14) reply to your order etc and give them some kudos etc.

    • Jon (as above post)

      4s it w4sn’t 4 escorow, then yes m4arked delivery (tr4nsferes funds to seller) 4s delivered. Now just w4it for it to turn up.

      When delivered : Dick 4bout opening product, 4nd let it 4ir out. (no love on p4ck4ging, recommend u h4ve scissors 4t h4nd, (or n4il clippers) and 4 nice grinder (use 4 m4sterd4m myself, from 4m4zon).

      Pe4ce & 4 ple4sent week / end to you 4ll.

  12. Jon (as above post)

    when joining (for me) it says “register as new user”
    username
    password
    retype password
    withdraw pin
    that bunch of letter and numbers (type what’s in the rectangle)
    captcha code

    (NOW WRITE THIS DOWN SOMEWHERE! m$notepad will do)

    when ordering you’ll require simple maths, to verify. eg. two + 2 = ?

    Think the withdraw pin is only for withdrawing ur coins from the wallet. Best just leave coins there and transfer stuff over when buying.. i often buy £x extra coins to leave some coins to help equalise the delivery costs.

  13. Jon (as above post)

    Lol looks like my trusted vendor might have retired.. now the joys of getting my money back if i can.. :(

  14. I joined back in the fall and made note of the withdraw pin. now when I want to make a purchase the withdraw pin doesnt work. HELP I have coinbase as a wallet.

  15. When I go to buy and ad to card nothing happens

  16. Hello sir. I want to buy something. But when i send shipping address. I see text box “Encrypt message” so Should click on it or not? Because i I was encrypted the address by GPA. Or i don’t encrypt the address by GPA and i only write my address in box shipping address and clcik box “Encrypt message”? Thank for your help!

  17. I’m new to all this, any initial advice? What is the importance of escrow listed by the sellers?

  18. How do I set security password to empty? I can’t remember it and thought of I set to empty and then create a new one that would solve the problem

  19. How do you reset security password, I realized I didn’t create one at all so I think someone is trying to hack me, please help!!!!

  20. Hello,
    I’m seller under the nickname fredo19 ettant novice but I tried to change the PGP key and since I have no more accé has my account thank you to contact me to maneuver my account recovered seller thank you :
    password_login_disabled

  21. Sir,
    I’m mad because I paid to be a seller on the Site Dream Market, and when I wanted to change my PGP key, my account was blocked.
    I tried to contact the administrator but no answers.
    What should I do?

  22. me too i have problem to sign up
    Withdraw PIN ?????????????

  23. Dream Market stealing from customers now? I lost 152 dollars after a direct deposit of bitcoins. It happened it less than 4 minutes. So I contact support and they give some bullshit story about a bad Dream Market link being the culprit of the stolen money. Odd because I only ever used the authorized links associated with site. I always check before signing in. The account is now dead. Passwords changed, everything changr. Customer support vanished quickly thereafter. 4 minutes and the money was withdrawn…I gave a moderator the bitcoin address where the stolen money was deposited. It was evident in my transactions. I asked, kindly, if they could cross check that bitcoin address too see if any of the Sellers I had purchased items from previously was using it. A simple investigation…nothing. I am now convinced this was a inside job. Money does NOT disappear that quick unless someone has direct and immediate access to your account. It would have been nice if they put some sort of conservative effort in trying to investigate this situatiion but the lack of responce would indicate this was a inside job. People should be aware. Doubtless this is going to happen again to someone else. Now I wonder when the next big exit scam will occur on here. Absolute power corrupts…absolutely.

    • Hey Jimmy, sorry to hear that! You are not alone with this, a similiar thing happened to me some days ago.

      I sent about 0.3 BTC to my account and immediately ordered something with the money. What was strange is that the money disappeared within minutes, no vendor would get my money so fast. The next day I wanted to check for mails and couldn’t log in to my account. I reset the password with my withdrawal pin. When I logged in and checked for the order, the order was gone, like it never happened. I contacted the vendor, who told me I canceled both my orders, which I DID NOT do. My money was still gone.

      I contacted the support… no answered till now. I never had problems with small amounts of money, but as soon as I sent more BTCs over, this happened… The money was so quickly taken from my account that it couldn’t have been the vendor who scammed me. I always used the official mirrors never some strange links and never got any phishing mails or something. For me it looks like an inside job, some others have talked about this in the DM forum and on deep dot web before. Be careful guys!!!

  24. Having trouble importing public keys using gpg software. Tried to look up any helpful info, but pretty much everything I find says to save the public key as a .txt file and import. I’ve done that with notepad and even tried with Clipboard, but I keep getting an error message saying there are “No Keys Found”.
    =( wtf

  25. Please help me? How can i finilized my order, how can i send the vendor the bitcoin????

  26. For the love of god, can someone finally explain the whole encrypting messages thing? My situation: The vendor i wanna buy something from doesn’t have a public pgp key and for now i don’t have one either. So what do i do now? Order, type in my shipping adress, mark the “enrypt message” box and send it? Im going insane please somebody explain this

  27. Hi
    I have a question with dream market something ordered seller but what he is not allowed. Seller does not answer. My bitcoins are gone what can i make

  28. why is it s hard to get good ends from the net?, everybody says shit like “just try a vendor” -but that vendor may rip you off hundreds of pounds!. why the unscrupulously dark attitude?.
    I would like a therapeutic cimpound such as Clonazepam or even eitozolam -this is for severe anxiety, insomnia and painful fibromyalgia, but i’m denied it all 100%!..

    My GP, says these compounds can be “habit forming” , but life and its uncomfortsble painful ailments and diseases are much more painful as hell epitomosed, why much ignorance and biased stigma?, more than a bit of drug withdrawal is a million times better than fame moral pontificating no over “possible druggis scamming the system, hydrocrotcL trigger happy i hamann idiots doctors…

  29. They give benzos much more freely abroad, and they suffer much less addictive habitual usage mentality, wh?, corrupt westen manta litt and lack of will power?, it’s makes me woneder why a guy who is fully valuable if using xanax, klonipin, or any many mire ddrugs ina a irmal ygerauaptupic fascion, much one or two junkies and they almost deliberately shutout down, just excuse to control you all..

  30. -SEE WHATS GOING ON BELOW. cheeRS

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