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Topic # 191285 30-Jan-2016 19:58
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Hello

 

I downloaded the Tor browser because I wanted to sell some ebooks and create an onion store on the torshop website.

 

I had a look at the list of shops supported and they are all links to purchasing illegal products and services.

 

Is tor and the onion store only for illegal items.

 

I was hoping to find a market where legitamate products and services are sold.

 

Are there any onion stores that are legit?

 

Ford

 

 


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  Reply # 1481935 30-Jan-2016 20:12
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Illegal products and services are sold on Tor sites because it's encrypted and anonymous. No one would go through the hassle of getting onto an Onion store if they weren't buying/selling something illegal.

 

Unless you're looking to buy some weapons or drugs, I suggest staying off the deep web LOL.

 

Try eBay or something similar if you're just wanting to sell eBooks.




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  Reply # 1481939 30-Jan-2016 20:28
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Hi

 

It wasn't a hassle I just downloaded the Tor browser then went to the tor shops.

 

I know the dark web is used for selling illegal stuff but I thought maybe there would be legit shops on there as well.

 

Yes I will use ebay and Amazon as well but I'm thinking there is probably a huge untapped market for selling legit products.

 

They also use bitcoin which I understand to be internet currency that has real value. Or is that also only used for illegal purchases and only used for purchases for items being sold on the dark web?

 

Sorry to sound simplistic but I'm new to internet sales. It looks like the onion store has a commission of 6% for items sold. I don't know what Ebay etc charge. But 6% is pretty good.

 

Thanks

 

Ford


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1481940 30-Jan-2016 20:32
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Ford:

 

Hi

 

It wasn't a hassle I just downloaded the Tor browser then went to the tor shops.

 

I know the dark web is used for selling illegal stuff but I thought maybe there would be legit shops on there as well.

 

Yes I will use ebay and Amazon as well but I'm thinking there is probably a huge untapped market for selling legit products.

 

They also use bitcoin which I understand to be internet currency that has real value. Or is that also only used for illegal purchases and only used for purchases for items being sold on the dark web?

 

Sorry to sound simplistic but I'm new to internet sales. It looks like the onion store has a commission of 6% for items sold. I don't know what Ebay etc charge. But 6% is pretty good.

 

Thanks

 

Ford

 

 

 

 

As has been said already - why would you go to the trouble of using Tor to buy something that isn't dodgy?

 

 

 

Trademe/Ebay/Amazon all have 100 times the audience.


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  Reply # 1481942 30-Jan-2016 20:56
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wasabi2k:

 

[snip]

 

As has been said already - why would you go to the trouble of using Tor to buy something that isn't dodgy?

 

 

 

Trademe/Ebay/Amazon all have 100 times the audience.

 

 

 

 

More than 100 times the audience I'd say. Also if the OP has been there and found ONLY shops for illegal goods services, why on earth try to sell legit stuff there? Clearly only buyers looking for dodgy stuff are there.

 

It sounds like you want Tor to be a suitable place to sell your stuff but I really don't think it is.

 

 

 

Cheers - N

 

 




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  Reply # 1481964 30-Jan-2016 21:37
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"Why on earth to sell legit stuff there..."

 

 

 

My ebooks are to do with debt and financial hardship and the research I've conducted and my findings.

 

Some of the research is based on my personal experience. Nothing illegal but I'd like to test my findings with annoymous users to see if my Ebook series will be viable. People don't like to talk about their financial difficulties. I know from speaking directly to others that they wished they had access to resources at the time.

 

Certainly there would be people using Tor that are quite likely in financial strife. They might benefit from the information.

 

People using Tor certainly would give me a different side of the issue that what ordinary law abiding citizens see of it.

 

I might see if I can find a Tor forum and see if I can get some information for my ebooks.

 

Certainly I'll look to Amazon and Ebay to sell them. I don't think you can sell Ebooks on Trademe.

 

At any rate certainly people who buy illegal goods and services on the dark web probably also buy legit products and services from time to time.

 

Maybe I just went to the wrong Tor store.

 

I'd don't know a lot about tor except that you can buy illegal goods and services. I thought maybe you can buy legit stuff on there also.

 

I got the impression that Tor and Silk Road are huge market places selling allsorts. Perhaps I was wrong.

 

Rightly or wrongly I associated Bitcoin with Tor and the dark web. I heard that Dell are using Bitcoin. I wonder if they sell their computers via the dark web.

 

 

 

Ford


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  Reply # 1481977 30-Jan-2016 21:49
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If a person is looking to buy say, rape drugs, they're going to go the back alleys to find it. If that same person wants to buy say, a microwave, they're probably going to go to a real shop to get it.

You're trying to open a fruit shop in the industrial area. Sure there's heaps of people there, but that's not what they're there for.




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