Crazy Redd's, also known as the black market, is a store run by Redd, a fox who maintains a shifty nature. The shop contains items that can also be bought from Tom Nook in his store, but for a higher price. Redd as well has items sold exclusively by Redd which cannot be found anywhere else. The store restocks once every week.
The shop also sells paintings which can be forgeries - these can be identified by Blathers, or when the player tries to sell one to Tom Nook. If it is identified as a fake the name of the painting will change to Forged Painting. In New Leaf, Forged paintings have subtle differences from the actual paintings, allowing them to be determined before buying. (i.e. in the "Famous Painting" Mona Lisa's hands rest with the viewers left on top and the viewers right on bottom, the forgery is the opposite.) The shop is the only place (except for two paintings at Nook's) that sells paintings.
In Animal Crossing
In Animal Crossing, Crazy Redd's tent appears at random times during the year. To enter, the player will receive a letter signed by Redd in advance, telling the player when the shop will appear. To find the exact place where the shop is, ask Copper at the Police Station. Copper will tell the player the square on the map where Crazy Redd's tent is located. Unlike in later games, Redd does not sell forgery.
In Wild World
In Wild World, the shop appears once a week outside Town Hall. The player will be sent a letter containing a password (see Redd's Passwords below) or, if the shop has not been visited, given a password by a villager in the town. The player must also pay a fee of 3,000 Bells to buy something from his shop for the first time. When signing up for insurance with Lyle, the player will be asked about Redd and given days of the week as answers. The day chosen will be the day the shop appears. Lyle also sells insurance for forged paintings, which suggests these paintings are then returned to Crazy Redd's to be sold once again.
Exclusive items of furniture only found at Crazy Redd's are worth 151 points each, while paintings (that are not forgeries) are worth 412 points by the Happy Room Academy.
Passwords to enter Redd's Shop
These passwords below are for Wild World only.
In City Folk
In City Folk, Crazy Redd's appears as a small building in the city to the left down what villagers call a "bravery trail". It is open from 10:00 AM to 1:00 AM. No one is allowed inside without an invitation, which must be given to the player by a villager in their town, or another playable character who has been given an invite by Redd himself. The player can get an invitation by talking to the villagers in their town. Eventually, someone will ask the player if they have heard of Redd's shop. If the player replies no, the villager will tell them about Redd's. When they ask if the player wants an invitation, reply yes, and one will be sent to their house the next day. However, there is still a fee to even get the player's foot through his mysterious door. It costs 3,000 bells to get in once an invitation has been shown. It's best to watch out when purchasing products, considering the overpricing and high amounts of forgeries Redd will sell.
In New Leaf
In New Leaf, Crazy Redd's appears at the town plaza on a random day, except for Sunday, and no more than once per week. He may not appear at all on a given week. No password or invitation is required to enter the tent. Inside, the player can select from four different items of art, including paintings, statues, and sculptures; Redd explains that he is now exclusively in the art dealing business and no longer sells furniture. Only one item can be purchased per customer per day, so if the player makes a purchase, they must wait until Redd visits town again to buy another item. Note that purchasing from Redd in one town will count in all other towns where Redd has set up shop, therefore ensuring that only one item will be purchased from him that day. All purchases are delivered by mail to customers after Redd closes up shop. Each time Redd comes to town, there are at least 2, but all can be forged paintings.
In New Horizons
In New Horizons, Redd will appear randomly on the players island and attempt to sell them a painting for an outstanding price. After lowering the price to approximately 5,000 bells, you'll bring it to Blathers for appraisal at the Museum. Typically the first painting he sells you is authentic. After you donate the painting to Blathers wait a few days until Redd shows up randomly on your island once more. Speak to him again and he'll invite you to his shady boat which can be found on your secret beach. He sells multiple paintings however you're only able to purchase one on that given day. If you have more than one account you can purchase another through this method only. The painting will be sent to the player by mail instead of it being directly in their inventory. For any future visits Redd's boat will now be marked on the player's map docked at the secret beach.
Animal Crossing: The Movie
In Animal Crossing: The Movie, Crazy Redd's store is set up during the Fireworks Show. However, unlike the games, Redd is selling his goods outside of his tent, while his supplies are all hiding inside. Redd tricks Yu and Alfonso into purchasing a fake Golden Slingshot. Claiming that the fake Slingshot was rare, he actually had an entire box filled with the slingshots hidden inside his tent.
When buying paintings from Crazy Redd's, there is always chance that the painting is a forgery. This is found out when a player tries to donate or sell the item. Nook or Blathers (which ever the case may be) points it out. In the case of a forgery, the selling price is 10 bells and its HRA points are lower than if it were the original painting. However, not all paintings from Redd's are forged.
In New Leaf, Redd also sells statues and sculptures. Like paintings, there is a chance that these items are forgeries, but forgeries usually bear some distinguishing feature or detail that is different or not present in the genuine article.
The following items are exclusive to Crazy Redd's store prior to New Leaf.