In the official Second Life blog, Linden Lab announces that they will be ending the Authorized Linden Dollar Reseller program.
In 2013, LL introduced a pilot program for Authorized Linden Dollar (L$) Resellers. This pilot program was designed to give Second Life Residents additional options for purchasing Linden Dollars, particularly for those based outside the US.
Since then, LL has expanded the payment options for Second Life users, and today, you can easily purchase L$ in more countries than ever before, using a credit card, PayPal, or Skrill, which supports a wide range of payment methods. Since these options support the vast majority of Second Life users, they made the business decision to close the Authorized Linden Dollar Reseller pilot program.
As an Authorized Linden Dollar Reseller, ZoHa Islands will be contacted directly by Linden Lab with the details for the next steps, and we will have approximately six weeks to sell off our L$ inventory. As of August 1, 2015, the Authorized L$ Reseller pilot program will be closed, and the LindeX will be the only authorized place to purchase L$.
How to Buy L$
If you’re used to using an Authorized L$ Reseller, such as ZoHa Islands, you will still have many options for purchasing L$ as of August 1, 2015. If you put payment info on file for your Second Life account, you can purchase L$ in the Viewer with the “Buy L$” button. If you’ve never done it before, check out this quick video:
Among the options for payment information you can put on file in your account are:
• Credit Card: Using your credit card, you can purchase L$ on the LindeX using multiple currencies, including EUR, GBP, JPY, and AUD.
• PayPal: PayPal can be connected directly to a bank account in more than 193 countries and regions.
• Skrill: Skrill supports a wide variety of payment methods. To start using Skrill for Second Life, just login at SecondLife.com, click “Billing Information” under “Account,” and then select “Add a Skrill Account.”
If you have been using ZoHa Islands to purchase Lindens, stay tuned to this blog for more information as this program is phased out.
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