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Second Life® for Dummies® by Mark Bell, Sarah Robbins

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Chapter 11. Spending Your Cash in Second Life

In This Chapter

  • Spending Linden dollars

  • Finding the best stuff to buy

  • Going virtual bargain shopping

  • Leaving tips for services

  • Cover charges

  • The service industry

  • Importing files into SL

The creative nature of Second Life is one of its defining qualities. Your ability to create an avatar, customized to your every whim — or owning a virtual home, complete with your every heart's desire — isn't mere fun. It's what makes the Second Life economy go 'round. Without the need to drive from store to store, pay shipping, or compete for limited quantities of goods, shopping in Second Life has all the fun of real life — with none of the hassles. So, go on — shop 'til you virtually drop!

This chapter covers how to spend your money by finding the best places to shop, giving others tips, or paying for services. IT also covers uploading files in Second Life that will also cost you a small fee.

Spending Your Cash in Second Life

What Should I Buy?

The short, sweet, and simple answer to the question of what an avatar needs to buy is this: Nothing. You're not required to buy anything in Second Life. However, you won't know what you might be missing until you see what's for sale, so do some browsing. Window shopping is free, and you never know what you might find. Most SL residents spend a majority of their cash outfitting their avatars. Your avatar is how you are known — how you primarily express who ...

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