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2nd Mar '17 11:56:20 AM ChaoticNovelist
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*''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': It's implied that Motsuc's Customization shop is part of a black market and that he is the one who sold a [[spoiler: [[SlaveCollar prison runed maid outfit]] to Tahart Ligo.]]
-->'''Basilard''': ''"Team, let's go before I get an urge to ask Motsuc where he got these items.''
-->'''Motsuc''': ''I assure you I run a legitimate business!''
18th Feb '17 1:11:09 PM Zanoni
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* If you choose to use weapons in ''VideoGame/DeathRally'', then you will visit the black market before each race. The market tends to sell items that are double edged swords, like rocket fuel that makes you go fast, but damages the your car when used.



* [[HonestJohnsDealership Crazy Redd]] in ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' sells a collection of unusual items--some rare, some ordinary, with huge markups on prices. He also sells paintings, but being as this is the ''black'' market, there's no guarantee that they're the real deal, and not huge fakes. In ''New Leaf'', Redd deals exclusively in art items, but his forgeries are obvious (at least, obvious if [[GuideDangIt you have a guide]] or [[GeniusBonus are acquainted with what the equivalent real-life paintings and sculptures look like]]).

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* [[HonestJohnsDealership Crazy Redd]] in ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' sells a collection of unusual items--some rare, some ordinary, with huge markups on prices. He also sells paintings, but being as this is the ''black'' market, there's no guarantee that they're the real deal, and not huge fakes. In ''New Leaf'', Redd deals exclusively in art items, but his forgeries are obvious (at least, obvious if [[GuideDangIt [[AllThereInTheManual you have a guide]] read the manual]] and [[UnconventionalLearningExperience do some research]], or if [[GeniusBonus you are acquainted with what the equivalent real-life paintings and sculptures look like]]).
4th Feb '17 8:00:25 AM JMQwilleran
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* Pretty much anything that's technically legal but has a lot of restrictions on it can easily become a part of this. Cigarettes / tobacco is a good example. With the taxes so high on packs of legal cigarettes, there's a thriving black market in people who buy cheap tobacco from stores, roll in tubes and then sell it. And as for restrictions on the sale to minors, few people take this very seriously given how easy it is for teens to get cigarettes. As of January 1, 2016, Hawaii has raised the legal age for purchase of tobacco products from 18 to 21, which is likely to just create another massive black market, especially among those already 18 but not yet 21 that are smokers. If you want to have fun, try also searches for stuff like "black market light bulbs" (light bulbs banned in favor of [=CFCs=]) or "black market plastic bags" (i.e. the California ban on plastic grocery bags.)

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* Pretty much anything that's technically legal but has a lot of restrictions on it can easily become a part of this. Cigarettes / tobacco is a good example. With the taxes so high on packs of legal cigarettes, there's a thriving black market in people who buy cheap tobacco from stores, roll in tubes and then sell it. And as for restrictions on the sale to minors, few people take this very seriously given how easy it is for teens to get cigarettes. As of January 1, 2016, Hawaii has raised the legal age for purchase of tobacco products from 18 to 21, which is likely to just create another massive black market, especially among those already 18 but not yet 21 that are smokers. This also applies in general to stuff in the United States that has only been restricted in certain states, or just certain locales. If you want to have fun, try also searches for stuff like "black market light bulbs" (light bulbs banned in favor of [=CFCs=]) or "black market plastic bags" (i.e. the California ban on plastic grocery bags.)) Fireworks is another good one, for example, certain states have laws saying you can buy certain types of fireworks, but can't set them off, or vice versa.
4th Feb '17 7:57:30 AM JMQwilleran
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* Pretty much anything that's technically legal but has a lot of restrictions on it can easily become a part of this. Cigarettes / tobacco is a good example. With the taxes so high on packs of legal cigarettes, there's a thriving black market in people who buy cheap tobacco from stores, roll in tubes and then sell it. And as for restrictions on the sale to minors, few people take this very seriously given how easy it is for teens to get cigarettes. As of January 1, 2016, Hawaii has raised the legal age for purchase of tobacco products from 18 to 21, which is likely to just create another massive black market, especially among those already 18 but not yet 21 that are smokers.

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* Pretty much anything that's technically legal but has a lot of restrictions on it can easily become a part of this. Cigarettes / tobacco is a good example. With the taxes so high on packs of legal cigarettes, there's a thriving black market in people who buy cheap tobacco from stores, roll in tubes and then sell it. And as for restrictions on the sale to minors, few people take this very seriously given how easy it is for teens to get cigarettes. As of January 1, 2016, Hawaii has raised the legal age for purchase of tobacco products from 18 to 21, which is likely to just create another massive black market, especially among those already 18 but not yet 21 that are smokers. If you want to have fun, try also searches for stuff like "black market light bulbs" (light bulbs banned in favor of [=CFCs=]) or "black market plastic bags" (i.e. the California ban on plastic grocery bags.)
23rd Jan '17 12:47:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* Inverted in the LeftBehind books, as Christians operate an underground co-op during the latter half of the Tribulation when the MarkOfTheBeast is in place.

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* Inverted in the LeftBehind ''Literature/LeftBehind'' books, as Christians operate an underground co-op during the latter half of the Tribulation when the MarkOfTheBeast is in place.
11th Jan '17 5:48:23 PM ElodieHiras
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* ''VideoGame/{{XCOM2}}'' has you running LaResistance in a VichyEarth, and you can turn to the Black Market for supplies, useful gear, and personnel. Wether they are sympathetic to your efforts but lacking in resources, profiteers dealing in sales of alien alloys, power sources, and [[BreadEggsMilkSquick dead bodies]], or straight up TheSyndicate that XCOM allies with out of desperation isn't made clear.
9th Jan '17 1:59:43 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/{{MASH}}'' had several episodes involving the black market.
** In "To Market, To Market", black marketeers steal vital medical supplies, the doctors must make a deal to get them back. Their contact with the underworld? Father Mulcahy!
** In the later episode "Death Takes a Holiday", [[DrJerk Winchester]] [[PetTheDog donates a substantial amount of chocolates to an orphanage]], but is outraged to learn that the chocolates intended for the orphans was instead sold on the black market, until he is told that the chocolates netted the orphanage enough money to buy food for the orphans for a month.
** In "Snap Judgment", Klinger goes to the black market (called "Little Chicago" in this episode) to try and find Hawkeye and BJ's stolen camera. He succeeds and buys it back, but gets stopped by MP's and charged with the theft.
** Another episode had Father Mulcahy and Winchester visiting black marketeers to try and negotiate for medical supplies.
* Due to ExecutiveMeddling ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'' churned out a [[{{Filler}} Filler Episode]] about the black market on the Colonial fleet which was very poorly received. One common interpretation which emerged said that the market did exist, selling luxury goods, food and even people, but that none of the events involving Lee Adama and his sudden, melodramatic angst [[CanonDisContinuity actually happened.]]
* In ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', Mal and the other heroes have dealings with Badger, who runs a small black market operation on Persephone. In the movie ''Serenity'' it's Fanty and Mingo on Beaumonde. Mal and his crew often act as agents of the black market, either smuggling or stealing the illicit goods that one of the traders wants.
* ''Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger'': The main villain of this SuperSentai series, Agent Aburera, is a prominent figure in a galactic black market, providing MechaMooks and equipment for any alien criminal who can meet his price, and fencing their spoils for them. In fact, he doesn't even get directly involved with the Rangers until late in the series, when their interference of his clients' plots start tanking his profits.
* The episode "One Man Band" of ''Series/TheUnusuals'' provides us with a Murder Store. Everything you need to kill someone, including the weapons and cleaning products for [[DisposingOfABody body disposal]]. You can only get in if you know the password, although every potential client used a different one, so the screening process must have been crap.
* ''Series/DadsArmy'' featured both sides of the World War 2 Black Market with the classic 'spiv' Walker selling all sorts of dodgy goods 'off the back of a truck' and the genial Jonesy quietly providing extra sausages and the like from his butcher's shop.
* ''Series/PowerRangersJungleFury'': Implied to be how RJ got his morphers -- apparently, he "knew a guy who knew a guy who had an uncle". How else is a guy running a pizza shop who isn't a rocket scientist going to get some of those?!
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* ''Series/{{MASH}}'' had several episodes involving the black market.
** In "To Market, To Market", black marketeers steal vital medical supplies, the doctors must make a deal to get them back. Their contact with the underworld? Father Mulcahy!
** In the later episode "Death Takes a Holiday", [[DrJerk Winchester]] [[PetTheDog donates a substantial amount of chocolates to an orphanage]], but is outraged to learn that the chocolates intended for the orphans was instead sold on the black market, until he is told that the chocolates netted the orphanage enough money to buy food for the orphans for a month.
** In "Snap Judgment", Klinger goes to the black market (called "Little Chicago" in this episode) to try and find Hawkeye and BJ's stolen camera. He succeeds and buys it back, but gets stopped by MP's and charged with the theft.
** Another episode had Father Mulcahy and Winchester visiting black marketeers to try and negotiate for medical supplies.
* Due to ExecutiveMeddling ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'' churned out a [[{{Filler}} Filler Episode]] about the black market on the Colonial fleet which was very poorly received. One common interpretation which emerged said that the market did exist, selling luxury goods, food and even people, but that none of the events involving Lee Adama and his sudden, melodramatic angst [[CanonDisContinuity actually happened.]]
* In ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', Mal and the other heroes have dealings with Badger, who runs a small black market operation on Persephone. In the movie ''Serenity'' it's Fanty and Mingo on Beaumonde. Mal and his crew often act as agents of the black market, either smuggling or stealing the illicit goods that one of the traders wants.
* ''Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger'': The main villain of this SuperSentai series, Agent Aburera, is a prominent figure in a galactic black market, providing MechaMooks and equipment for any alien criminal who can meet his price, and fencing their spoils for them. In fact, he doesn't even get directly involved with the Rangers until late in the series, when their interference of his clients' plots start tanking his profits.
* The episode "One Man Band" of ''Series/TheUnusuals'' provides us with a Murder Store. Everything you need to kill someone, including the weapons and cleaning products for [[DisposingOfABody body disposal]]. You can only get in if you know the password, although every potential client used a different one, so the screening process must have been crap.
* ''Series/DadsArmy'' featured both sides of the World War 2 Black Market with the classic 'spiv' Walker selling all sorts of dodgy goods 'off the back of a truck' and the genial Jonesy quietly providing extra sausages and the like from his butcher's shop.
* ''Series/PowerRangersJungleFury'': Implied to be how RJ got his morphers -- apparently, he "knew a guy who knew a guy who had an uncle". How else is a guy running a pizza shop who isn't a rocket scientist going to get some of those?!
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9th Jan '17 1:59:04 PM Morgenthaler
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* In the British [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt apocalyptic movie]] ''The Day the Earth Caught Fire'' (1961) the rising heat levels create a black market in water, and one character catches typhoid from it. Likewise in the ''Film/DaleksInvasionEarth2150AD'' (1966) a black marketeer exchanges food for gold and jewelery that's been picked up in the now abandoned villages of Britain, even though [[FridgeLogic such things would now be worthless]].

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* In the British [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt apocalyptic movie]] ''The Day the Earth Caught Fire'' ''Film/TheDayTheEarthCaughtFire'' (1961) the rising heat levels create a black market in water, and one character catches typhoid from it. Likewise in the ''Film/DaleksInvasionEarth2150AD'' (1966) a black marketeer exchanges food for gold and jewelery that's been picked up in the now abandoned villages of Britain, even though [[FridgeLogic such things would now be worthless]].
6th Dec '16 3:38:14 PM MrLavisherMoot
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** In ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto3'' and ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity'' you buy weapons from Phil Cassidy at a certain store from each game.

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** In ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto3'' ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII'' and ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity'' you buy weapons from Phil Cassidy at a certain store from each game.
17th Oct '16 4:37:18 AM EbrithilBowser
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** Lampshaded by the band InExtremo in an interview. When they played in Mexico City, they saw merchandise of themselves that they've never seen before.
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