"Drug Buyers Guide.net" is a forum whose staff is guilty of favoritism towards certain groups of pharmacies. There are reports of users banned for writing negative reviews on the favored pharmacies and for writing positive reviews on other pharmacies. It should not be confused with a site which closed down in 2010, drugbuyers.org.
azzamean is a member of the Pharmacy Reviewer forum
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User Title: Eminent member
So, I first went to DBG back in like 2010 and it was a carnival back then. I recently made an account there and tried a vendor. I've been doing this for 12 years and my first experience there, my order was seized. So I made a post that wasn't really even that harsh. Even stated the vendor refunded me 50% of the loss. But, the user 2Earls (a moderator) was the one who recommended the vendor and made the post and soooo guess what!
Boom! Post was removed. Now account is moderated. Christ I was asking about donations as well because for like $100 bucks you get their full package of vendor lists. Now, some vendors there are legit. But good luck figuring that out. And if you have an issue with the vendor, and that vendor is paying DBG (which most do) then no way will you be able to let anyone know of any issue you had.
They also won't communicate with you on why. I sent multiple emails asking. Kept them detailed and short. Nothing accusing and really trying to more just ask reasons so "I would know next time". Ya know, basically asking in the nicest way possible. No response because I am seen as a new member there and who cares. I guess because I didn't donate yet? I don't get to even PM to ask. Like wtf?
Anyway, there are just literally hundreds of reviews on this place (DBG) and not just on here at PR... I mean anyone can type in a search engine and see. Its been a joke since it came out and will always be a joke.
Again, while this is a scammers paradise at DBG and its full of them, it does have some legit vendors. So if you do decide to go there and check it out, just don't ever bother to make a post if it is 100% positive and you are kneeling to them like a slave because the truth doesn't matter. Not even if you are telling them you can send snippets or TNs to show. Doesn't matter. Because truth doesn't matter. What matters is that vendor is paying DBG $$$ and you are only worth what? A $100 at most? Hah. They do not care about you. Only their vendors paying them and who cares if the vendor has shipments being hit by LE or ripping off customers. Doesn't matter cause they are paying DBG $$$
At best case to use DBG is pretty much what I am doing, and that's making an account unrelated (handle name) to anywhere else, and use them for their sources. Then read on those sources, talk with others, and find legit ones and bring them back to other legit places like PR. And leave the 90% of the scam shit there at DBG where it belongs.
americanpop is a member of the Pharmacy Reviewer forum
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This place has the most questionable practices I've ever seen, leading me to believe, the people who run it, are also responsible for another scamming pharmacy...starliterx. If you say anything negative about Starlite or any of Starlite's partnered scamming pharmacies (and believe me, they're quite a few) you'll get banned. What they don't realize is each time they reprimand or ban you for reporting your negative experices about those partnered pharmacies, you start to put two and two together and realize just who's partnered up! If you still frequent this site, pay close attention, you'll figure it out!
joke is a member of the Pharmacy Reviewer forum
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Ok so joined DBG and seen a thread about StarLite and people apparently haven’t received any order from them from supposedly February, if even that soon. Someone suggested blacklisting Starlite dud to this and most generally agree’d that Starlite was exit scamming.
Anyways, a mod replied saying something along the lines of “isn’t black listing a bit harsh everyones going through tough times due to covid blah blah blah”
AND SHE CLOSED THE THREAD username was DownUnder I believe is one who closed it.
Anyways this is a problem because users were updating each other on receiving or not receiving from StarLite. With all Starlite threads closed nobody has any idea if they are scamming or not. Totally fishy and more than that. IT’S CRIMINAL!
I was banned from the site for mentioning in the DBG chat room asking why the thread was closed thus nobody knew what was going on. Literally 10 minutes later i’m banned.
These people are deranged
I'm not sure why a forum is even being reviewed here. It is common knowledge that this forum is backed by a particular vendor. You get banned because you forget what you're their for.
I've been banned so many times I've lost count. Its improved a bit though and not really that bad considering. They actually have plenty of negative reviews.
You just have to remember why you participate in forums. You're their to learn. If you have a teacher that whacks you for asking questions just shut your mouth listen, watch
The staff are extremely petty and show high favoritism. Cant even ask questions to the almighty MOds who play God in there little circle all day. Very shady people running this place.
stan5409 is a member of the Pharmacy Reviewer forum
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I had no idea I was banned since I haven't been to the site for a very long time. When I read on another site about how they operate and that they banned people for a negative review about a certain pharmacy then you're banned. I then checked the site and I too am banned. Totally a corrupt site that should be closed down in my oponion
pnwdrew is a member of the Pharmacy Reviewer forum
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User Title: Member
I don't know what happened to the others with bad reviews but I've never had any issue with dbg. I've left scathing reviews of various pharmacies and haven't gotten banned. I've violated rules and not been banned.
My convos with admin are fine, they contacted vendors to resolve issues and even closed threads due to excessive poor vendor reviews. I've personally left poor reviews of starlite and not been banned so IDK.
I've been a member for years and not seen any of this stuff being reported.
I had hoped to contribute here as well; less sure of that now.
Oh and learn opsec - buy a vpn. I can guarantee you LE is here too.
Maybe I'll get banned here for being honest... I don't see honesty in the other reviews, I see brigading.
Stay as far away from that site as you can. They do 100% favor vendors like Starliter and will ban you for even neutral reviews. If you don't give him a glowing review even when your goods don't arrive you're banned.
I have been using this forum for over a year without any problems with vendors or shipments. One day I pose a question about the quality of a certain product from Starlite and I get jumped on viciously by admin, being very rude. When I suggested that admin. should help it's members without being so rude I got banned. The admin. deleted other users negative comments about StarliteRX. I don't trust the site anymore. I don't feel like the admins. have the people's best interest in mind, only the reputation of Starlite. I wouldn't trust them.
I don't understand the point of their website, you have to pay for most sites, then when you leave a review they want only the good reviews and always stick up for vendor, this site does not allow helping each other it's post a good review and give them money. Search options were crazy.
This review forum site was around for a long time, long ago got shut down and then re-emerged a few years later, if i'm remembering right. I rarely went there because it wasn't easy to find the information i was looking for (simple stuff like recent performance of a pharmacy i had not used in a while). I went there about 6 months ago, just to report my recent experience with one pharmacy and my experience with a new pharmacy. It wasn't easy for me to figure out how to do either one of these things, so i improvised. I provided two detailed reviews. A little later i went to see if my reviews had posted. They did not. Then i noticed something by my account name on the left side, saying i was banned. It's been a while so i don't remember the details but i think it said to contact admin, which i did, to ask how come banned. I was told that before posting a review of a new pharmacy i needed to go through them. I thought that was reasonable, and i got a timely reply back. i don't remember what the problem was with the other pharmacy but i remember thinking at the time that it didn't feel to me as if they were wanting to screen new pharmacies to protect users, but rather, to promote existing pharmacies that they had some kind of common interest with. I remember thinking that at the time. Although she said i could post now that we had clarified things, the word 'banned' continued to appear. i was able to post a reply on another pharmacy discussion, so it seemed maybe i wasn't banned. but the word stayed up there. i contacted admin to ask about that, and the back and forth exchange that resulted left me not understanding. It wasn't hostile or anything, it just didn't make sense. i haven't been back since, and when i saw this here today and it was mentioned that there were reports of people being banned for reporting favorable about certain pharmacies, it reminded me of this experience. There was just a weird vibe about it, which i haven't encountered at other pharmacy forums.
I can't rate speed of delivery or anything like that as I use this for help in quitting benzodiazepine drugs. I have had great advice and have no had any threat or bans. I do NOT buy drugs nor would I but I do enjoy the help
drugbuyersguide.com admin sent my name and address to very bad people/vendors who do illegal things. then they sent me a message with my full name and address and told me that all the vendors had my information and they made a veiled threat to my safety...in addition, they emailed me saying they knew where i work and my spouse's name. i would NEVER EVER use this site. i am now working with LE to neutralize the threat. STAY AWAY!
This is a site that promotes starliterx.
I posted a positive comment concerning a pharmacy that IS discussed on the forum and was promptly banned!
H20shed65 is a member of the Pharmacy Reviewer forum
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DrugBuyersGuide pretends to be a Pharmacy Review Site and indeed, they do review some pharmacies. However, they are owned, run and managed by a well known scam pharmacy known as StarliteRx , so not surprisingly, they often recommend that pharmacy only. They also recently instituted a system where members can "DONATE" money to the site in order to get access to pharmacies and restricted areas faster than a member who does not donate. Talk about shady! The overall atmosphere is one of chaos as they seem to ban members without explanation, the moderators change constantly and previous moderators have been accused of Scamming their own members!
In short: This place is just a front for StarliteRx , the new software is a hot mess and if you're seeking a place to read or post honest reviews of online pharmacies-Keep Moving. This is a place best avoided at all costs, but don't take my word for it. Join and donate a lot of dough to become a DIAMOND SPONSOR and you'll quickly find out that you've wasted your time and money.
a54fightn is a member of the Pharmacy Reviewer forum
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Front for Star Lite, now run by a bunch of out of control lunatics. LE all over that site, if you visit, be careful... your IP is being recorded and if you upload any personal media or use PM system, the Admin (Star Lite) reads EVERYTHING. Mods are stone cold whack a doo's that would be stuck trying to find their rear end in the dark with a flashlight, a set of mirrors and a 20 page detailed instruction manual. Bathtub meds (moldy, rusty, bathtub meds). Like to split orders in 2 parts (when easily fit in 1) so they selective scam the 2nd part of the order. Buyer beware.... you are not getting what you think you are.... A54