BitLife: How to Use the Black Market

Purchase items like antiques and artwork of questionable origin with BitLife's Black Market.
Four men ini blue shirts and jeans throwing massive yellow coins in a jar.
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BitLife‘s Black Market lets you run your own museum. While it costs a bit of real money to get the expansion, you gain access to features like Belongings, Museums, and Auctions. Here, we’ll go through how to use the Black Market in BitLife to get started.

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How to Use the Black Market in BitLife

The Black Market is different from the Stock Market (but you probably already knew that, I bet). It lets you purchase contraband items from six merchants, ranging from stolen antiques to wildlife to drugs. Finding the Black Market simply requires you to select Activities -> Black Market. Then, choose which of the six vendors you want to buy from:

  • Antique Peddler
  • Arms Dealer
  • Art Thief
  • Jewel Fencer
  • Street Chemist
  • Wildlife Smuggler
Bitlife wildlife smuggler black market menu with orange and green bar graphs.
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Buying Fakes: Dealer Attitude Bars Explained

Each dealer has an Attitude bar that affects how likely they are to sell you fakes. This also impacts if they’ll show up in random events later when you age up. And if they give you opportunities to haggle or let you browse new stock early.

Dealer events include asking you for help with illegal matters, which could be hiding them from authorities. While arrests for helping seem rare, you might want to take that possibility into account.

Getting Appraised: Where to Find Items Purchased on the Black Market

Purchases from the Black Market appear in Assets -> Belongings. From here, you can get your items appraised to find out if they’re authentic. Then, you receive an estimated value, helping you decide if you want to resell the item at auction.

Appraising costs $100 per item, so you can generally get all your items appraised easily enough. Authentic items are usually valued around the price you paid for them. However, fake items tend to be worth almost nothing. This means you might waste millions of dollars on an item.

And that covers how to use the Black Market in BitLife, as well as how to verify items purchased from it. After verifying your items, you might open a museum to display them or work on reselling them to try to earn a profit. Either way, check out our guides hub next for topics like how to start a successful business or a list of the 10 best jobs.

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