Date: 5, May, 2021
Spurdomarket Alternative URL (mirror)
Date: 5, May, 2021
What Is Spurdomarket?
Some experienced dark net users might remember the Finnish marketplace called Sipulimarket. After it was closed in December 2020, the Spurdomarket emerged to take its place and serve as an alternative to the Silkkitie. As soon as Silkkitie was gone, the huge amount of potential customers striving to acquire illicit products was left unattended, and it was only a matter of time until someone seized this opportunity. Although Spurdomarket provides service primarily to the Scandinavian market and cannot be listed among the most significant industry players, it definitely has some tricks up its sleeves and deserves a proper and fair review.
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How does Spurdomarket Work?
Spurdomarket’s most definitive feature makes it unique in both positive and negative ways. In a large part the site is built for the local community. Therefore, its layout is in the Finnish language. The platform offers no English version (or version for any other language for that matter), although some vendors provide descriptions and major details in English.
On the one hand, it generates plenty of inconveniences to both sellers and buyers. You have to know Finnish or spend a lot of time translating all the necessary information. But on the other hand, it protects the community from scammers and other dishonest individuals because only distributors and customers with serious intentions would be eager to exert that much effort.
Another essential measure that Spurdomarket execute to guard the privacy of its users is applying the Escrow system. This means that the marketplace stores your funds and transfers it to a vendor only when a deal is finalized. This mechanism ensures that no fraud is committed to buyers or sellers alike. In addition, this system implies complete anonymity because there is no direct communication between the parties involved. All the disputes are solved through Spurdomarket in accordance with its established policy which prevails over vendors’ rules for these matters in case of any contradictions.
The order and delivery processes are adequately straightforward with no unnecessary complications:
- The buyer purchase an item
- The seller ships it within 72 hours (if the order is not marked as shipped within this period of time the system cancels it automatically and the buyer gets a refund)
- When the order is received by the customer, the deal can be finalized
- In case there is a delay or any other unforeseen circumstances, the buyer can extend the order
- If there are any complaints, the client can initiate a dispute, but it has to be done manually within 14 days after placing the order, otherwise the purchase will be finalized automatically.
What does Spurdomarket offer?
The website’s design is simple and intuitive, all the major categories are presented in the form of a list, you can open the one that you need to study the offered items. As well as in any other dark web marketplace, the majority of Spurdomarket’s product range is displayed by drugs. However, some digital items and bank details are available for purchasing. On Spurdomarket you can find the following categories:
- Doping (performance drugs)
- Dissociative drugs
- Empathogens (entactogens)
- Psychedelic drugs
- Other (digital stuff, debit/credit card information, etc.).
Of course, as any other enterprise that understands that key to success is earning clients’ loyalty, so they keep coming back, Spurdomarket values its reputation and wants to be perceived as a trustworthy platform. Thus, it imposes certain restrictions on the types of offers that are allowed to be published. The list of products and services that are prohibited to sell on the website includes:
- Child pornography
Unlike many other major dark net marketplaces, selling Fentanyl or similar substances is not a taboo on the Spurdomarket which might rise some concerns.
Companies operating in the deep web understand the importance of privacy. Hence, in case you disclose any personal information about other people (commit a doxing), you will get banned from the community.
One of the greatest advantages of using Spurdomarket is its prices. On this site you can find truly the cheapest products and services because many of their offers are limited for the Finnish market. From this perspective your translation work can actually pay off.
How to Keep It Safe
Obviously, being a dark net marketplace means doing your best to guarantee your clients’ privacy and security. With that in mind Spurdomarket uses several features to ensure that all the deals remain safe and completely anonymous. For instance, it can only be accessed via Tor browser.
Despite the applied security measures it would be wise to take additional precautions because everyone knows that it is better to be safe than sorry. Here are some of the steps that you might want to take before accessing the marketplace:
- Use dedicated system or virtual machine (VM) for the dark web business
- Install secure operating systems, such as Tails (https://tails.boum.org/) or Whonix (https://www.whonix.org/)
- Store your Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) keys on your dedicated system/VM only
- Do not mix your deep web activities with casual browsing
- Use VPN to protect your traffic, especially if you are connected to a public Wi-Fi hotspot.
On the whole, Spurdomarket cannot outbid the major industry players, but its local nature provides it with some particular advantages that make it really stand out. It doesn’t have an impressive product range, still its low prices and lucrative offers look very attractive. In terms of safety and privacy it seems reliable. Yet, there is no information on whether it has enforced PGP, or 2FA (2 Factors Authentication). It doesn’t support Multisig or FE (Finalize Early) option, but Escrow system is an established standard in this industry. Inability to understand the Finnish language might cause some difficulties, but it also means that shady users would refrain from accessing it. Overall, Spudomarket has many perspectives and deserves recognition.