Every serious bodybuilder once in his career comes to the point in his life when he asks himself whether to use buy steroids or not. Once he answers this question to himself, and if the answer is positive, there goes the next question: Where do I get them, where do I buy steroids?
Way back there wasn’t much choice – you’d go to the biggest guy in the gym and, after some chit-chat, ask him if he can get you some and hope for the best. Nowadays it is somewhat different. Because the government is getting stricter and the penalties are high people will not sell steroids to complete strangers because of fear of police. For the same reasons people – potential customers – don’t dare asking bout steroids that much either. Thankfully there came an alternative – Internet Sales.
At first Internet wasn’t treated with much respect by bodybuilders, it was in fact quite overlooked. Let’s face it, most bodybuilder weren’t really interested in a geeky virtual network used mainly by geeks. Bodybuilders just weren’t geeks. Gradually things changed, though, as people realized that by using Internet, they can easily communicate with other people from all over the world. Bodybuilders, too, realized that they can reach a lot more people over the Internet than they could ever reach in the gym, and all these people shared their ideas, experience, best cycles, mistakes… And they could do that from the confinement of their homes, and with complete anonymity.
Naturally, as more people started sharing their ideas, people also realized they could ask others where to obtain anabolic steroids. And they were told; eventually, there would be sources offering their products to others. Thus more and more people started ordering steroids over the net. Unfortunately, just as soon, crooks realized they could simply claim they would sell steroids to a potential customer, but would simply stop responding after they would receive the money. These so called scammers lowered actual Internet steroids sales and seriously lowered people’s confidence in online sources.
It is often asked why would anyone want to order online anyway – if you order from someone in the gym you can inspect the products – visually at least – on the spot; you don’t send money to unknown persons without knowing if you will ever see it again; if the gear is fake, you always know whom to approach… These are all very good arguments for using known sources, those found in the gym, but they are only good when one already knows the source or is introduced by an intermediate. When, on the other hand, a young bodybuilder with no connections wants to buy gear directly he is confronted with difficult question. Whom do I ask; is he reliable; will he talk to others about me; will I be perceived as a druggie if he talks? In the last couple of years, because the laws got even stricter, there is always a question whether or not that other person is police or not. And even if one is willing to ignore that a potential source may not. These are important questions and to many people anonymity is more important than couple of dollars they might loose to a scammer.
On the other hand it is known that on the Internet you are unknown. When you ask a question on a public steroid board, something like which is better, Sustanon or Deca, no one is going to bash you about using steroids. Even if anyone would want to, it is limited to that public board or group. Once you decide you wish to order online, all you really give out is your address. This info again is stored on some server on the Internet, and impossible to access for outsiders.
When you pay for an online order, you never have to give out any info about what exactly you pay for. Some more advanced online sources even offer Credit Card payment, so it only take couple of clicks and some typing and you’re done. Of course online ordering is not perfect: you are never sure when you will receive the items you ordered as post usually takes time; and you are never sure if you will receive them at all. This last issue, however, can be avoided if you do some research beforehand and pay attention to some basic guidelines for evaluating steroid sources (a separate article to follow shortly ;))