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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.
2nd Aug '16 2:47:29 PM Unregistered
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* ''VideoGame/SeikenDensetsu3'' has a black market located in Bizen, the merchant city. Open only at night, it's the only place where you can buy spell-replicating items.
30th Jul '16 4:43:37 PM nombretomado
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* The elven markets in DarkSun, where you can even buy prohibited magic.

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* The elven markets in DarkSun, TabletopGame/DarkSun, where you can even buy prohibited magic.
16th Jun '16 6:06:52 PM nombretomado
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* The [[TexAveryMGMCartoons Tex Avery short]] ''Jerky Turkey'' has the pilgrim getting a turkey from the "Black Market", which is [[VisualPun a deli market that is painted black]] and hidden behind a curtain painted to resemble the scenery.

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* The [[TexAveryMGMCartoons [[WesternAnimation/TexAveryMGMCartoons Tex Avery short]] ''Jerky Turkey'' has the pilgrim getting a turkey from the "Black Market", which is [[VisualPun a deli market that is painted black]] and hidden behind a curtain painted to resemble the scenery.
7th Apr '16 3:32:34 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!

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* ''Series/{{MASH}}'' had several episodes involving the black market. market.
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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!



* The episode "One Man Band" of ''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.

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* The episode "One Man Band" of ''TheUnusuals'' ''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.



* The underground enclave of Skullport in the Forgotten Realms thrives on this trope, being the site where Underdark trade routes and surface-world black markets intersect.
* The Black Market in ''{{Rifts}}'' is probably more grey than anything. They sell weapons and armor from both legitimate vendors and "acquired" military gear. At least one faction of the Black Market is one large organization that even own a PoweredArmor factory out West.
* In {{Traveller}} ''Interstaller Wars'', the Vilani ''duraag'' serves this purpose. This is a generic term for all black-market activities in the Vilani Imperium. Theoretically all trade in the Vilani Imperium is dominated by the three Shangarim (major castes). However it is common enough to secretly trade in the duraag. Marginalized people trade there. Sometimes as well important grandees, when short of supplies will arrange to make exchanges there. So in a sense it is "another branch of the empire". When a Terran IntrepidMerchant vessel arrives carrying the swashbuckling [=PCs=] to smuggle, raid, and gain glory and gold in the Vilani Imperium they will tend to go here.

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* The underground enclave of Skullport in the Forgotten Realms ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' thrives on this trope, being the site where Underdark trade routes and surface-world black markets intersect.
* The Black Market in ''{{Rifts}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}'' is probably more grey than anything. They sell weapons and armor from both legitimate vendors and "acquired" military gear. At least one faction of the Black Market is one large organization that even own a PoweredArmor factory out West.
* In {{Traveller}} TabletopGame/{{Traveller}} ''Interstaller Wars'', the Vilani ''duraag'' serves this purpose. This is a generic term for all black-market activities in the Vilani Imperium. Theoretically all trade in the Vilani Imperium is dominated by the three Shangarim (major castes). However it is common enough to secretly trade in the duraag. Marginalized people trade there. Sometimes as well important grandees, when short of supplies will arrange to make exchanges there. So in a sense it is "another branch of the empire". When a Terran IntrepidMerchant vessel arrives carrying the swashbuckling [=PCs=] to smuggle, raid, and gain glory and gold in the Vilani Imperium they will tend to go here.
7th Apr '16 3:31:12 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Force 10 From Navarone'', the leaders of the title group pretend to be black marketeers on the run from the Allied authorities.

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* In ''Force 10 From Navarone'', ''Film/ForceTenFromNavarone'', the leaders of the title group pretend to be black marketeers on the run from the Allied authorities.
19th Mar '16 5:06:23 PM ClearMadness
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* In ''Literature/TheIronTeeth'' web serial, the city of Daggerpoint is basically one big black market. Bandits and thieves gather there to sell goods that are illegal or stolen.
15th Mar '16 1:51:17 PM JMQwilleran
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* In ''Literature/LockwoodAndCo'', following the onset of The Problem (of ghosts), any and all historical artifacts were shunned as potentially dangerous items from which ghosts might arise. Over time, however, there emerged a shadowy black market of people interested in collecting these objects and relic-men in the business of acquiring them and selling them to the highest bidder.
8th Mar '16 10:46:02 AM LongTallShorty64
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* In Wilder's ''Film/AForeignAffair'', John trades a cake given to him by an old girlfriend for a mattress in postwar Berlin's underground market.
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