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Is Buying Modafinil Legal?
The US, UK, Canada, and Australia classify modafinil as a prescription drug. This label means buying it online without a prescription is technically illegal. That said, authorities very rarely pursue anyone for doing it. I’m based out of the US, have bought modafinil many times in the past, and not once have I had any issues.
Modafinil classification and legality are probably quite different in other countries. Unfortunately, I’m not aware of all the international laws which apply to this drug. If you live outside the four countries I have mentioned, you may want to look into things a bit more first.
If you are very concerned or unsure about the legality of modafinil, consider a substance called adrafinil. It’s a closely related stimulant-like drug that ultimately gives the same effects. The big difference is modafinil is much quicker acting.
Adrafinil is a prescription-free supplement that is 100% legal to buy (though again, I can only speak for the US, UK, Canada, and Australia). Other than adrafinil, several other cognitive enhancement drugs will do the trick.
Online Modafinil Manufacturing
At the moment, any modafinil you buy online is sourced in India and made by one of two companies: HAB Pharma or Sun Pharma. Some people may frown upon this, but these are both giant and reputable pharmaceutical firms, so there are no concerns about quality.
Indian companies do not need to respect any medical patents filed before 1995. Modafinil was patented in 1990, hence India’s ability to produce it. However, with some small exceptions, the patent expired in 2015. So, I imagine we may start seeing a bit more competition in the market soon.
If you’re trying to decide which modafinil maker is better, it’s six one way and half dozen the other. Both manufacture generic Provigil to the same pharmaceutical-grade standards. Sun Pharmaceutical has been around longer and is more established, but compared to HAB, they also charge more for their products. I have used modafinil and armodafinil from both, and frankly, I was not able to tell any difference.
For reference, Sun Pharma manufactures the products Modalert and Waklert, while the HAB Pharma equivalents are Modvigil and Artvigil. The first product listed for both manufacturers is modafinil, the second one is armodafinil.
Where to Buy Modafinil Online?
Since all modafinil products you can purchase online are made by one of the two Indian companies mentioned above, where you buy from is more about the reputation and reliability of the seller and less about the product itself. All online stores ship the same pills made in the same two factories.
You want to give your money to a vendor that is reliable and will be there for you when you need them. Over time, I found four modafinil stores that fit that bill. All get the thumbs up from people on various nootropic communities like Reddit. I had also personally ordered product several times from all four and was completely happy with how things went.
If you live in a country to which they ship, ModafinilXL is hands down your best choice. For years, only those of us in the US could buy from them. They chose to focus on a single market and did so very well.
Recently, however, ModafinilXL started shipping to several other countries too. They took the process which they refined down to a tee by targeting just the US and expanded to serve the UK, Australia, New Zealand, India, and South Korea among a few others.
Orders are dispatched within 2 hours of placement and arrive in discreet packaging in as little as seven days. If for whatever reason, your order does not make it, you get either a free re-ship or a full refund. Do note, however, that free shipping only kicks in with at least an $80 purchase.
ModafinilXL pricing is super competitive. They even happily throw in some free modafinil and armodafinil samples (ten pills of each).
Payment options include secure e-Check (US only), Visa, Mastercard, and Bitcoin. Purchases with the latter get you a massive 35% off the price, which is almost twice as much as any other modafinil vendor. And if digital currencies are not your thing, you can still earn a 10% discount by paying with e-Check.
With every order, you also get a $25 off coupon to use next time. That coupon is stackable with all other discounts for potentially massive savings down the line.
ModafinilXL does like to keep its regular customers happy.
Of the four vendors listed here, BuyModa is the one I have been using for the shortest amount of time. Though they’re quite new two the scene, I heard from many sources they were an excellent option. So, I decided to try them and indeed, call me impressed.
In the customer service department, BuyModa hands down lead the way. They’re the only online modafinil store I’m aware of to have 24/7/365 live chat. Plain old email is, of course, also available. The company is American owned and operated, so this western-style of support makes perfect sense.
Worldwide shipping is free and comes with tracking. Depending on where you live, shipping can be speedy too. Countries like the UK, for example, are advertised as being able to receive orders in as few as five days.
Pricing at BuyModa is more or less on par with ModafinilXL (some products are a little more, others a little less). All orders come with a guarantee of free reshipment or refund should the package get lost or held while in transit.
This is also the only modafinil vendor to extend their delivery guarantee to Canada, which is notoriously tricky to get modafinil into. Do note, however, that there is a $35 surcharge for all Canadian orders due to the specialized shipment methods that are needed.
BuyModa accepts all major credit cards and Bitcoin. Discount wise, you can look forward to a hefty 20% off when paying with the latter and 30 free pills on orders over $99. On top of that, you also get 20% more pills on all return purchases.
Another excellent choice, ModaPharma is ever so slightly more expensive than the other modafinil vendors. They do, however, offer the quickest shipping of the bunch for most locations. Anywhere in the world takes 6-12 working days, and people in some countries, like the UK, can receive their orders in as little as four days.
As is the case with any serious seller of modafinil online, all shipments are 100% guaranteed. You get a tracking number within 24 hours of placing your order. From that point, if the package is not delivered inside of 25 working days, you have the option of an instant re-ship or a complete refund.
If you have any questions or concerns along the way, ModaPharma also has easy to access and responsive 24-hour customer support.
You can pay for your modafinil order with Visa, Mastercard, and Bitcoin. Paying with the latter, which is ModaPharma’s preferred choice, will get you an automatic 15% discount on all products.
Even though they haven’t been around as long as some of the other sellers, ModafinilStar has seen fast growth and adoption. Perhaps using their competition as a blueprint, they just seem to do things right. Support access is easy, quick, and the staff very helpful.
Worldwide modafinil shipping with tracking is free and done within 24 hours of placing an order. And there’s a 100% refund guarantee if the product is lost or seized anywhere along the way.
Pricing from The Star (as they also call themselves) is very aggressive, and the lowest I have seen. They also have the largest number of payment options, including Visa and Mastercard, eChecks (only for US bank accounts), gift cards (Amazon, iTunes, and Walmart), and several cryptocurrencies.
Paying by eCheck will get you a 10% discount. All Bitcoin purchases get 20% off the price and an extra 30% worth of tablets, a nice bonus. On top of it all, returning customers also get an additional 10% off every future modafinil order.
I’m perfectly satisfied with all four online vendors of modafinil listed above. Any of them would make an excellent choice. If I had to pick just one, and assuming I lived in a country where ModafinilXL doesn’t ship, it would be BuyModa.
That said, being US-based, ModafinilXL is where I currently turn to buy modafinil online. They’re just so good at what they do, and for me at least, it’s hard to argue with great service. On top of that, the $25 returning customer discount combined with the 35% Bitcoin discount (or even 10% e-Check price drop) can really add up, especially when stacked on top of their already low, low prices.