Vice City Market
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Vice City is a medium-sized darknet market that opened in May 2020 and has managed to attract a dedicated crowd of customers and vendors. The market opened under the premise that it would pay special attention to customer service to differentiate itself from other markets that were seen as more unfair to buyers at the time. The market page a bit slower to load and clunkier than other markets and the site suffers from frequent timeout errors. Nevertheless, it manages to stay up with some consistency, and a reasonable $300 vendor bond provides a low entry point for newer vendors.
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Vice City was one of the first markets to ban sales of porn-related items which helps keeps down on clutter. Fentanyl sales have also been banned, along with the usual others. Though the market doesn’t offer a huge number of listings, it does contain a moderate selection of several popular drugs and digital items. The market’s vendors are dispersed globally, serving all areas of the world.
Vice City currently has around 10,000 listings in total, with around 70% of those being for drugs and pharmaceuticals. Categories for listings include Benzos, Cannabis, Dissociatives, Ecstasy, Opioids, Prescriptions, Psychedelics, Steroids, Stimulants, Digital, Fraud, and Services. The most popular single categories are Digital Items (2647 listings) and Cannabis (2130 listings). Most categories are broken down to subcategories which makes it easy to find the exact type of product for which you are searching. The search utility appears to be non-functional at present.
Vice City is a Bitcoin (BTC)-only market that until recently used the traditional account wallet system. They have now switched over to the per-order payment system which means customers do not have to pre-fund their accounts before placing an order. Instead, a specified amount of BTC is sent to an address representing the order and held until the order is received, at which time the funds are released by the market to the vendor. It appears the market is preparing to support Monero (XMR), but this feature has yet to be implemented. In addition to standard Escrow payments, Vice City also supports Multisig and FE (finalize early) payment options, though the latter two are not enabled for all vendors.
Vice City Pros
- Simple, straightforward registration process.
- Adequate, well-rounded selection of popular items.
- Responsive support and moderation team.
- Per-order payments instead of central account wallets.
Vice City Cons
- Does not support Monero (XMR) – yet (this may change soon).
- Occasionally offline or stricken with long page loading times.
- Market layout is not the best design.
- Basic features seem to be broken from time-to-time.
In all, Vice City is not necessarily anyone’s first choice when it comes to selecting a darknet market but having been at it for a year and a half now, they’ve managed to make some strides in developing a loyal user base. This is largely thanks to making good on their promise to incorporate user feedback into their market processes, and though the market remains under development, its admins provide a competent means to connect buyers and vendors while it awaits full completion.