There are few modafinil suppliers as well-known as ModafinilCat. They were the biggest and the best.
Their professional (yet at times quirky) operation and speedy delivery turnaround made them a top performer in the online modafinil space.
They owned most of the online modafinil market for several years while they were in business purely because of their dedication to delivering high value to their customers.
With their recent shutdown, millions of modafinil customers were at a loss. Out of pure respect for their loyal customer base, ModafinilCat passed the torch two alternative vendors; DuckDose (who have also since shut down), and AfinilExpress (now the dominant modafinil supplier).
How could such a large vendor shut their doors so suddenly? What happened to ModafinilCat?
We discuss what made them different from everybody else in the industry and offer some theories about why they may have shut down. We also go over their recommended alternatives, AfinilExpress, and DuckDose.
(The ModafinilCat homepage)
Updated: Who Was ModafnilCat?
ModafinilCat was an online, international retailer of modafinil from a number of different manufacturers.
They endearingly referred to themselves as “fast and fluffy” — offering free international shipments, re-shipments for border-security-seized packages, and top-notch customer service.
They were highly regarded in the nootropics forums and were by far the most popular modafinil reseller online.
Beware ModafinilCat Fakes
Internet scammers are opportunists. When a website as big as ModafinilCat surface, scammers try to create copycat websites that look and feel exactly the same. When you land on their website, you place your order for modafinil as usual — only instead of paying ModafinilCat you’ve sent your money to a scammer.
Needless to say, you won’t be receiving your modafinil if this is the case, nor will you be getting your money back.
We’ve found one such scam website as an exampple.
Let’s take a look.
For starters, always pay attention to the domain listed in the URL bar at the top of your browser.
Scam websites often have slightly different domains, such as:
- Modafilcat.com (missing two letters)
- Modafinilcatt.com (extra T at the end)
- Modifinilcat.com (modafinil spelled wrong)
Always pay attention to the domain to be sure you’re at the right place.
Looking at one of these scams, go over to the about us page. Here, the page lists the location as Cat Island in the Bahamas.
This is also listed on the official website.
The fake site provides a picture of their support staff… “Catty perry”, amid spelling errors. On the top of the page, it advertises “Real People, Real Support”… oh the irony.
We found the same image on a telemarketing company website in India.
In reality, this is a stock photo, and the website is a fake.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: THE REAL MODAFINILCAT HAS BEEN SHUT DOWN.
If you find yourself on a website that looks and feels like the real ModafinilCat — leave immediately.
It’s a scam site that will most likely end up stealing your credit card information when you go to pay for your order.
The Real ModafinilCat
The real ModafinilCat appears to have operated out of China and India.
India is a common location for modafinil distribution centers because the laws there don’t restrict the sale of modafinil like other countries do. Additionally, the two major manufacturers of generic modafinil, Sun Pharma & Hab Pharma, are both based out of India — making it cheaper, and much easier to source generic modafinil.
In most countries, a prescription is required in order to purchase modafinil in person.
Updated: What Products Did ModafinilCat Sell?
Customers are offered a choice between products manufactured by Sun Pharmaceuticals (Modalert and Modvigil) or HAB Pharma (Waklert and Artvigil). Both of these companies have an excellent track record regarding product quality.
ModafinilCat sold multiple quantities of each product, with bulk deal discounts with larger orders.
Available quantities include 40, 80, 100, 200, and 300 pills, allowing their customers a wide range of choice in terms of budget and supply needs.
Manufacturers of ModafinilCat’s Products
Sun Pharmaceuticals is a massive, multi-billion dollar company.
Their headquarters is based in Mumbai, India. They operate primarily out of The United States and India.
Sun Pharma supplies a wide range of pharmaceutical medications, ranging from cardiovascular and antidiabetic medications to cognitive enhancers like modafinil.
Many of the companies included under Sun Pharmaceuticals umbrella company are approved by the FDA to operate within the confines of the United States.
Hab Pharmaceuticals is a smaller company, specializing in contract manufacturing.
Despite their smaller size in relation to the mammoth of Sun Pharmaceuticals, Hab Pharma has an international presence. Their website advertises that they’re located in 17 different countries across the globe.
They have an especially strong presence in the Middle East and Northern Africa.
Updated: Why Did ModafinilCat Shut Down?
There is any number of reasons why ModafinilCat may have shut their doors to their customers, and there remains a lot of speculation in this area.
Theory #1: Forceful Shutdown
The legality of selling modafinil to United States, United Kingdom, and Australian markets is considered a “grey area” at best.
The United States government lists modafinil as a Schedule IV medication, which makes it available by prescription only. This is the same for most of the developed world.
ModafinilCat was able to sell to these countries by maintaining a low profile online and fulfilling orders from India (where modafinil is perfectly legal).
They served the nootropics community well, but may not have been liked by government officials.
It’s quite possible that ModafinilCat was shut down by an external government agency, like the United States, the United Kingdom, or Australia.
These countries are notorious for their strict border control and have proven that they aren’t afraid to attack companies outside of their jurisdiction if it leads to improvements in their own border security.
(This image was listed on the homepage of the illegal online marketplace “The Silk Road” after the US government took it down)
Theory #2: Willful Closure
The official statement made by ModafinilCat suggested the closure was based on their own decision.
This is perfectly reasonable when you consider the challenges involved with running a business in this space.
Modafinil sales are exceptionally prone to legal troubles, shipping complications, and can be a nightmare to organize billing with credit card companies.
It’s possible that whoever was behind ModafinilCat simply got tired of going through the motions and decided to close shop and begin another venture.
Perhaps they really did move to the Bahamas.
Theory #3: Bought Out by a Larger Company
Upon closing, ModafinilCat’s website recommended two alternatives for modafinil to their large and loyal customer base.
The first on the list was DuckDose, who was subsequently shut down about a year later.
The second was Afinil Express, another popular source for generic modafinil online. They have since grown to become the most popular online modafinil reseller in ModafinilCat’s absence.
Some are speculating that ModafinilCat was bought out by Afinil Express, DuckDose, or a related company, and subsequently shut down. Some people even suggest that the owner of all these websites are the same — though we couldn’t find any evidence to support this.
Updated: ModafinilCat’s Recommended Alternatives
If ModafinilCat taught us anything, it’s that no matter how big your customer base may be, staying afloat in the online modafinil space is a challenge.
When ModafinilCat closed their doors, rather than leaving their loyal customer base hanging and in search of a new supplier, they recommended a few alternatives.
This is important because the modafinil space is littered with scams and poor quality vendors. ModafinilCat knew that leaving their customers to seek new vendors on their own would lead to at least some of them getting scammed.
The companies they recommended were AfinilExpress.com and DuckDose.
For a company like ModafinilCat that placed such a strong focus on customer loyalty and delivering value to their customers — we find it hard to believe that the two companies they recommended weren’t the best in the business.
There’s no way ModafinilCat would recommend anything other than vendors they considered to have similar a similar level of integrity as their own.
Updated: Who Was DuckDose?
DuckDose was another excellent vendor for modafinil, standing tall and proud above the pool of poor-quality vendors fighting for a piece of the modafinil pie. They were well-known for their customer service and served as a good alternative to ModafinilCat.
Unfortunately, they’ve also since shut down, leaving Afinil Express as the best alternative to ModafinilCat.
What is Afinil Express and How Do They Compare to ModafinilCat?
Afinil Express is another online modafinil vendor, with similar company structure to ModafinilCat. Their distribution centers are based in India, where they can ship modafinil around the globe.
As a service, Afinil Express offers many of the same features ModafinilCat customers came to love and respect, including:
- Free international shipping
- Discounts for returning visitors
- Discounts for payments made with Bitcoin
- User-friendly website
- Multiple product options for modafinil and armodafinil
- Accepts credit card payments
- Guaranteed delivery to applicable of countries
Ordering Online From Afinil Express
Ordering modafinil online should be as easy as ordering any other supplement. This was the goal during the development of Afinil Express.
A lot of thought went into making the website interface as easy to navigate as possible.
Step 1: Choose the product you want
The ordering process is simple, choose the medication you’re after from the homepage.
Step 2: Select the quantity
Next, you can use the slider to find the quantity you’re after. Note the prices are clearly displayed in total, and cost per pill.
Step 3: Checkout
During checkout, you can simply enter your shipment details and either choose to enter your credit card or pay using Bitcoin for an additional 20% off the total.
Afinil Express ships all orders with express mail to ensure a timely delivery.
In some cases, border security confiscates packages (although very rarely). In the event that this happens, they will promptly re-send another shipment to the same, or modified address.
All orders are guaranteed to reach their destination to most countries (sorry Canada).
Final Words On ModafinilCat
ModafinilCat was one of the best online sources for modafinil and armodafinil.
With their recent (and somewhat mysterious) shutdown, they recommended two alternatives to their customers: Afinil Express and DuckDose.
With DuckDose also closed down since this recommendation, Afinil Express appears to be the number one remaining supplier and only living legacy of the infamous ModafinilCat.