On the darknet, drug buyers aren't looking for bargains

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 09:22 in Mathematics & Economics

When drug users go online for the first time to buy opioids, they aren't looking for the widest selection or the best prices for their illicit purchases, a new study suggests. Researchers found that first-time drug buyers who visited one marketplace on the 'darknet' cared only about finding trustworthy sellers -- those who would deliver what they promised and keep the buyers' identities secret.

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