UPDATED AS OF NOVEMBER 28th, 2021: Your 2021 Guide to Finding All the Black Friday Sales in Second Life

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Second Life male and female Bento head retailer LeLutka is having a 50%-off sale on all their heads from Nov. 26th to Nov. 30th.

Black Friday is coming up soon and, as in real life, there are bargains and sales aplenty in the virtual world of Second Life! I will be updating this blogpost with information on where you can find listings of Black Friday sales across the grid.

Courtesy of YouTuber NovataSecondLife, here are two Flickr collections of Black Friday sales in Second Life:

One thing that I do find irritating about these collections of pictures on Flickr is that you often have to hunt around in the image to find the store name or logo, while “50% OFF” is often in HUGE letters on the pic!

Perhaps the best and most comprehensive listing of Black Friday sales to date is the one on the Fabulously Free in SL website. Note that some of these sales have already started! For example, Belle Epoque’s 50%-off sale has its final day today, November 22nd, 2021. So please check the start and end dates of each store’s Black Friday sale!

I will be updating this blogpost throughout the week as I hear of especially good deals, and new lists of sales. Stay tuned!

UPDATE Nov. 23rd, 2021: TeleportHub.com has a list of stores participating in the Black Friday Weekend Sale 2021, running from Nov. 26th to Nov. 29th, 2021 (some stores may have different start and end dates, however; please check the list carefully).

UPDATE Nov. 23rd, 2021 8:29 p.m.: Kalhene is having a 50%-off sale on both their Maitreya-Lara-compatible Analexa mesh body (available here; now just L$999), and their new, curvier Erika mesh body (available here; now just L$1,295). The sale starts today, Nov. 23rd, and runs until Nov. 28th, 2021.

Here is my review of both bodies, which include heads, hair, and a nice starter wardrobe. They were a real bargain before, and they are an even better deal now!

The Kalhene Analexa mesh body is compatible with almost all clothing and footwear designed for Maitreya Lara, and includes a head, a selection of Bakes on Mesh skins, hair, and a starter wardrobe!
The Kalhene Erika body comes with three different heads, a selection of Bakes on Mesh skins, hair, and a generous starter wardrobe with ten outfits (the feet are compatible with footwear designed for Maitreya Lara).

Also, While Seraphim has yet to publish its Black Friday sales listing, it did post the following image to Flickr, with a teaser:

Get Those Wallets Ready, Friends! There Are Over 425 Sales On The List And There Are Still 3 Days Until Black Friday!

So, when Seraphim does publish its list, I will be sure to update this blogpost with a link to it! If they do indeed have over 425 entries, then it will be by far the biggest list of Black Friday sales in Second Life! (UPDATE Nov. 25th: Seraphim has now published its Black Friday list! Have at it!!!)

UPDATE Nov. 24th, 2021: Pink Cream Pie is having a 50%-off sale, but the Pink Cream Pie store group will also be FREE to join from Nov. 26th to 29th, 2021! (The group normally costs L$314 to join.)

With your group tag active, you can pick up dozens and dozens of free group gifts on the second floor of the store, including all the group gifts from 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020! So be sure to join the Pink Cream Pie group when it is free to join.

The bountiful group gift wall at Pink Cream Pie

UPDATE Nov. 25th: In addition to a 50%-off sale starting today and running until Monday, November 29th, 2021, Blueberry is giving all members of its Blueberry Store VIP group L$250 in free store credit! Please check the group messages for the HUD to attach and click on to get the credit. The Blueberry Store VIP group costs only L$20 to join, so it’s worth it! Note that the free store credit will expire if not used within two weeks.

UPDATE Nov. 25th, 2021: The Meshbody is having a 50%-off sale on all male and female Legacy mesh bodies, which is an especially good deal! (The regular retail price for Legacy bodies is L$5,000, so that works out to L$2,500 with the 50% Black Friday discount.) The sale runs from Friday, Nov. 26th to Monday, Nov. 29th, 2021. (UPDATE Nov. 26th: Meshbody has increased the discount on Legacy mesh bodies from 40% to 50%, so I have updated this paragraph.)

Also, a reminder: if you are shopping for a new mesh body, that while it is technically not a Good Friday sale, Belleza still has their 50%-off sale on all male and female Belleza mesh bodies (more details here). The male Belleza Jake Bento mesh body is for sale for L$1,500, and the female Belleza Freya, Venus, and Isis bodies are only L$1,250 each, or you can pick up the three-pack for L$2,250! And both the Jake and Freya bodies have excellent support among Second Life fashion designers.

UPDATE Nov. 26th, 2021: I have checked and I can confirm that Maitreya is having a 50%-off sale on the Maitreya Lara mesh body! It is just L$1,375. The petite breast add-on option is L$299, and the flat chest option is L$249.

There’s no notice of this sale in the Maitreya V.I.P. store group, so the news just seems to be spreading via word of mouth. Expect the sim to be very crowded once word gets out on this bargain! (Maitreya had a sale like this last year, too, so I was expecting this.)

Happy shopping!

UPDATE Nov. 28th, 2021: Here’s a list of all the stores offering a free store group join this Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend.

UPDATED! Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales in Second Life, Sansar, and Sinespace

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Looking for the 2021 listing of Black Friday sales in Second Life? It is here.


Here is my first-ever attempt to summarize all the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales taking place in Sinespace, Second Life, and Sansar. (Unfortunately, I was unable to get any news about sales from High Fidelity.)

Second Life

There are quite a few handy Black Friday sales listings which you can consult, each of which lists dozens of stores having sales:

There’s also an extensive Flickr gallery of Black Friday 2019 sales, compiled by NadySapa, which is well worth a browse:

Also, I have been told that Stone’s Works Black Friday Sale is going on now. Select Vendors in the store are 25% off, and look for the Giant Red Display outdoors for deeper discounts starting at L$35. (Thank you!)

Sansar

You will notice that there’s not a lot of Black Friday sale news in Sansar, and there’s a good reason for that. One content creator told me:

If we had an option to adjust all prices in our stores with a percentage I would have set everything on sale. But since it is a click nightmare to adjust them one by one, I am not going to bother personally.

And I suspect that many Sansar sellers feel the same way.

However, a couple of content creators are having Black Friday sales. One of them is Mishya, who has dropped the prices of all the clothing in her store to S$49 each.

Another one is FULLSpectrum (Medhue and Bagnaria’s store in Sansar), which is having a buy-one-get-one-free sale on their custom human avatars. Bagnaria tells me:

FULLSpectrum Black Friday Special (November 26 -November 29): TWO FOR ONE | Buy any FS avatar and get a second of the same value or less for free. You will automatically get your money back for the second avatar you buy. For obvious technical reasons you need to be friends with FULLSpectrum to get your money back. Contact Bagnaria for support.

Since most of FULLSpectrum’s custom avatars cost around 800 or 900 Sansar dollars each, this is a real bargain!

Sinespace

Trilo Byte sent me the following ad for the special Black Friday / Cyber Monday sales offered byTrilo Byte Design and BlakOpal Designs, saying:

I’m not sure how much you know about us, so I’ll give you a quick backgrounder.  BlakOpal and I have been making art together in the real world since 2006, and in the virtual world since 2008 under the BlakOpal Designs brand.  We’ve been making content in Sinespace since 2016, and as with Second Life the focus of our collaborations is clothing.  Beyond BlakOpal Designs, I also make content on my own and release that under the Trilo Byte Design brand.

BlakOpal Designs Holiday Bundle

  • Includes Swank Holiday Tophat, Wooly Mittens & Knit Scarf
  • Only 500 Silver (SineSpace promotional currency, all users start with 30K Silver and can earn more in quests)
  • Available now through 25th December, 2019

BlakOpal Designs: Moto Jacket, Black with Rose available for Male or Female avatars

“Kick some serious bootie in this tough leather jacket! Heavily studded, embellished with embroidery and has a large graphic print on the back. Waist-length, and designed to look awesome with anything you wear, from basic jeans to thigh-high boots and short shorts. Features high quality model, advanced materials, and cloth physics (where available).”

‘High quality model’ is our plain language way of saying it uses SineSpace’s clothing LOD system.  The way that works is we create 3 different versions of the jacket; a regular version, a lightweight version for low end systems, and a high quality version for more powerful machines or when there aren’t many users in the region.  SineSpace automatically serves up the best version for that user and the region they’re visiting… maximum quality and minimum lag.

Regular Price 149 gold, on sale for only 49 gold through 2nd December, 2019

Trilo Byte Design: FairField 3 Bedroom Deluxe Home & Region

  • User adjustable time of day and day/night cycles
  • User adjustable lighting in each room
  • Swappable Materials Support – you can change the walls, moldings, exteriors and more!
  • Click to open/close doors and automatic garage door
  • Birds in the sky, deer and rabbits in the woods
  • Efficient filesize allows plenty of room for furniture & decor, even on SineSpace free plan

Regularly 999 gold, on sale for 499 gold through Monday, 2nd December, 2019

Here’s a blog post Trilo Bye did on the Fairfield home, it’s got much more detail about the house and links on demos and tutorials on how some of the features work.

Happy Black Friday/Cyber Monday Shopping!

I Will Be Writing a Blogpost on Black Friday Sales in Social VR and Virtual Worlds, and I Need Your Help: Where Are the Sales?

I can remember a time here in Canada when there were no Black Friday sales. Canada follows the British tradition of Boxing Day (Dec. 26th) sales. But over the past decade, Black Friday crept north of the border, and now we have both Black Friday and Boxing Day sales.

This year I have decided to write a blogpost outlining the Black Friday sales happening in those social VR platforms and virtual worlds which have an in-world economy:

  • Second Life (of course!)
  • Sansar
  • High Fidelity
  • Sinespace

For example, FULLSpectrum (Medhue and Bagnaria’s store in Sansar) is having a buy-one-get-one-free sale on their custom human avatars. Bagnaria tells me:

FULLSpectrum Black Friday Special (November 26 -November 29): TWO FOR ONE | Buy any FS avatar and get a second of the same value or less for free. You will automatically get your money back for the second avatar you buy. For obvious technical reasons you need to be friends with FULLSpectrum to get your money back. Contact Bagnaria for support.

If you have news about a Black Friday (or Cyber Monday) sale taking place on those four platforms, please leave me a comment here, or use my Contact form, or message me on one of the many Discord servers where I am a member (my handle is RyanSchultz). Thank you!