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Tuesday, August 07, 2012


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shockwave yareach

April 8, 30026 sims inworld
August 5, 29317 sims inworld

709 sims lost
706 of the sims were private estates.

Assuming these 706 estates were $295 monthly income (grandfathered sims are the last to be let go, so this is probably close to right), annual sales lost are 2,499,240$.

And the people losing their land or their stores, move their stuff into Marketplace which doesn't cost them anything, unlike land. So yeah, I can understand why you see a burst of new Marketplace sellers, with 706 sims going bye bye.

Hamlet Au

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Seven Overdrive

I use the Marketplace as a search only 99% of the time, because I never know when I am going to receive an item I purchased. Could be instantly or never.

If the seller doesn't have an in-world location, I just assume they aren't very active in SL anymore and would be a nightmare to contact should a problem arise with the purchase.

Does LL make any significant amount of money off of Marketplace sales? Or do they make enough from Marketplace to offset the loss in tier because many sellers have given up their land? Just curious.

Shockwave Yareach

Then I am sorry to hear you won't be buying from me, Seven. Linden Labs screwing up the system cost me my island home and shop. And I simply don't feel like risking the cash and time to repeat the experience -- fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice...

So I have a few of my best things in the Marketplace, just to keep my waning interest in business in SL. I like the marketplace, but I think it should be limited based on how much land you rent/own. It's quite unfair, people selling in the marketplace without limit and without cost competing against people inworld with costs and prim limits.

But hey, this is the system the all-knowing Lindens created. So yell at them for the damage it's doing to the grid, not me. (btw: I rent 8K of island land for a personal dev area and home. I don't have a store there simply because I don't like intrusions into my private sandbox and home.)

foneco zuzu

Linden Lab needs for once to think straight!
Create a LL Mall in World a la ' ll homes!
Offer them to premium members who want to sell on marketplace!

Gwyneth Llewelyn

@ Shockwave I like that idea — a lot! Yes, LL should limit the Marketplace somehow, based on tier. That's truly a GREAT idea!

@foneco we used to have Linden Malls... you would enter a competition, and if you won, you'd get a place on their mall for 6 months. It was cool, but I never sold anything on their mall :) I guess most people didn't, so they ended that years ago....

Personally, I cannot complain about the Marketplace: I have just 3 tiny shop presences in-world, none of which make sales, but I'm not very active in promoting them. By contrast, the Marketplace pays off — all I earn from that is enough to pay all my rent and even the Premium account...

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