Originally Posted by tagutcow
Yeah, I was wondering why everyone was cooking this shit up for themselves. Couldn't some street chemist produce it in volume much more safely and efficiently?
Easily. Their yield is awful as well. Give me $500 for lab equipment, a place to work, and clients and it would be business. Much safer business. None of what's going on requires more than youtube videos, let alone proper lab experience. They could even do what they're doing now and get much safer results if they'd just slow the fuck down, clean their equipment, and be a touch more precise.
My major issue if I was to go in to business would be dealing with addicts. Eventually someone will figure out where you live, kill you, and rob you of all of your supply, and then shoot it up. If you lived somewhere nice enough that you didn't have to worry about the junkies and ran through a few layers of middle men, you would then have to worry about the police.
Also, at the price you're dealing with to produce on your own, the profit margins are very slim. With these guys having very little money and plenty of time on their hands (no job), the cash is much more valuable than their time. They'd probably rather spend hours producing twice as much than 15 minutes procurring a cleaner, safer drug at twice the cost.