Second Life Steals, Deals, and Freebies: Menswear by Bakaboo

Bakaboo (in-world store, SL Marketplace) is a Second Life brand known for their vibrant, colourful patterns in clothing for both men and women. But did you know that you can pick up a small wardrobe of fabulous freebies for men from their Group Gifts section at the back of the store?

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If you join the L’Homme Magazine SL Readers group for free, you can pick up four articles of men’s clothing! Here’s a complete suit, which is one of the four gifts:

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And, if you join the Bakaboo group (also for free), you can pick up an additional three gifts for male avatars! The following outfit consists of a jacket (another group gift from L’Homme Magazine), plus matching pants and shoes (both group gifts from Bakaboo):

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And finally, if you can find the black moustache from the Men Only Hunt hidden somewhere in or around the store, you can get this sweatshirt and sweatpants outfit for free! The clue is “The wisest and deerest one”. The hunt ends Aug. 18th, so hurry down!

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Here’s the SLURL to take you to Bakaboo.


Second Life Steals, Deals, and Freebies: Scandalize

From June 22nd to June 24th Scandalize has removed the L$100 group join fee for their group, as part of their 2nd-anniversary celebrations. Why is this a big deal? Because when you now join the Scandalize group for FREE, you can pick up no less than 88 great group gifts!

Here’s a link to the group: secondlife:///app/group/c6b27443-12c9-083f-efd2-d56dfaf2ec3a/inspect (copy and paste this into the chat window of your Second Life viewer). Or just search for “Scandalize” under the Groups tab in Search.

The group gifts wall is located on the wall behind the main reception desk:

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There are 77 gifts on that wall, and when you turn around, there are another 11 free group gifts of jewelry on the counter! (There are actually 13 vendors, but two don’t work.)

So, if you haven’t joined yet, because you are short of Lindens, now is your chance!

Second Life Steals, Deals, and Freebies: Free Hair from Lamb

Here’s another store that has 5 free group gift hairstyles for female avatars. There is no cost to join the Lamb group, and right at the entrance to the store is a display with five free hairstyles:

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Here’s one of the hairstyles, called Fate:

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Second Life Steals, Deals, and Freebies: 4 Blogs and 4 Flickr Groups to Follow

Not too long ago I wrote about the best six groups to join for freebies in Second Life. There were blogs associated with each of these 6 in-world groups which I recommend you follow to receive news about freebies and bargains all over the grid.

Well, here are another 4 blogs which I do recommend you check regularly to find out about freebies:

FabFree (Fabulously Free in SL) is one of the 6 blogs I mentioned before, but it bears repeating: this is the best place to find out about freebies in Second Life!

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NessMarket is another blog you should be visiting regularly. Nessaja does a great job of keeping on top of freebie and group gift news.

The third blog I suggest you follow is an aggregator blog called SL Freebies Cheapies Dollarbies Lucky Chairs Huntswhich pulls together into one place blogposts about SL bargains and deals from a variety of sources.

Finally, another blog I check every so often is called simply Second Life Freebies.

There are also four Flickr photo groups that I follow which have pictures and descriptions of Second Life freebies:

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Second Life Steals, Deals, and Freebies: The Afrodite Female Mesh Body by LUCYBODY

Here’s another freebie tip that I picked up from Cat Pink, whose YouTube videos about freebies and hunts in Second Life are often quite informative. Did you know that you can pick up a beautiful, full Bento mesh body for female avatars, with 256 possible skin tones, a complete set of nail lengths and colours, and a complete set of detailed alpha cuts, for FREE? All you need is a group space and a little patience.

Teleport to the LUCYSHOES/LUCYBODY store, enter the store, and take the fourth aisle to the left, after the wall marked GIFTS:

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There’s a Midnight Madness board. Join the LUCYSHOES/LUCYBODY group for free (there’s a group join board right next to it), and then touch the Midnight Madness board to register yourself.

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Once the board gets 100 hits, everyone gets a free, fully-featured Afrodite body by LUCYBODY.  After 100 hits, the board resets to zero. I was very lucky and I hit the board when it was at 99, and I got my Afrodite body within a couple of hours!

I was expecting this to be a disaster, and I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was easy to use and looked good on my avatar! The Afrodite body has a few nice features that you won’t find on other freebie/dollarbie female mesh avatar bodies, like the free Altamura Valentina or the dollarbie eBody Classic/Curvy models available at Ajuda SL Brasil. With the addition of the LUCYBODY Afrodite, there are now three options for female mesh avatar bodies for those without the Linden dollars to spend on more expensive mesh bodies! More choice is always good.

Like the eBody models, it comes in a variety of skintones, but with a bonus feature: the HUD has 8 basic skintones, each of which you can adjust using 32 tint panels to give you a total of 256 available skin colours! The nails HUD has 7 options for nail length and 24 colours and patterns built right into the HUD. The Afrodite body has Bento fingers (like the Altamura Valentina, but unlike the eBody dollarbie versions) and the detail on the hands is actually quite lovely.

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One thing I like about the Afrodite LUCYBODY is that it has the most detailed alpha selections of any mesh avatar body I have ever seen! You can basically wear just about anything with this body and make it work with all these alpha cuts! In the picture below my avatar is wearing a dress designed for Maitreya Lara by Maci (a group gift; the group is free to join), and it fit with a minimum of fuss. I like that!

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Here’s another picture of the avatar in a sharper light. I am also wearing the Lulu Bento mesh head by Akeruka, and to hide the slight seam between head and body, I am wearing the Nina choker by RxK, a free gift from Ajuda SL Brasil. The feet are Slink-compatible, so any shoe created for Slink feet will work with this mesh body (you might just have to adjust the foot size for the best fit; they recommend 32.)

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Second Life Steals, Deals, and Freebies: Finding Free Jewelry in Second Life

Free, good-quality jewelry is surprisingly hard to come by in Second Life, at least compared to the relative ease of finding free outfits, shoes, and hair. People seem to expect to have to pay a lot of Linden dollars for jewelry, and that’s simply not true! Let me show you some examples of beautiful earrings, necklaces, and bracelets that you can pick up for nothing!

First, two of Second Life’s best freebie stores do carry jewelry. Here are some examples of necklaces and earrings I picked in the jewelry section at The Free Dove (please click each picture to see it in a larger size, and to get a brief description of each item Vanity Fair is wearing):

There is also some nice jewelry to be found at the excellent freebie store on the Ajuda SL Brasil sim. Note in particular the Nina choker by RxK (larger image below), which is simply perfect if you need to cover a skin tone mismatch between your mesh head and mesh body (for example, a Genesis Lab mesh head with a dollarbie version of the eBody Classic mesh body). The Nina choker comes in four different colours, each in either silver or gold.

Finally, there are a few other spots to pick up some free jewelry, if you know where to look. One such place is the OXIDE store, where at the entrance you can pick up no less than 12 free sets of earrings and bracelets! Seven are free gifts if you join their group subscription board (for free), and another 5 are vendor panels where you pay only L$1 and immediately get it refunded to you! Here are three of the sets of lovely colour-changeable earrings from OXIDE (please click on each picture to see it in a larger size):

And, if you teleport to the Regency Ballroom, they offer a beautiful silver and ruby jewelry set by J&W Jewelers for free! (I don’t know what happened to J&W Jewelers, they had a huge store and they just suddenly disappeared off the grid!) There’s also a lovely free red and silver ballgown to match, and even a free tuxedo for the male avatars! (I have noticed that many ballrooms in SL often have free formal outfits for men and women at their entrances. These ones are particularly nice freebies which you should pick up.)

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And there you have it—some of the best free jewelry in Second Life!

Second Life Steals, Deals, and Freebies: How to Find Free and Inexpensive Items on the SL Marketplace

The SL Marketplace is a great place to look for bargains on avatar clothing and shoes. Here’s how to find freebies and cheapies on the SL Marketplace, in three easy steps:

Step 1: Open the SL Marketplace and click on Apparel in the upper left hand corner to limit your search to avatar apparel:

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Step 2: Enter “NOT demo” in the search box up top, and press the green Search button. This will remove almost all the demo versions from your search results:

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Step 3: Enter a price range (say, 0 to 5 Linden dollars) in the Price section to the left, then click on the Refine search button:

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And that’s all you need to know! At this point, you have done a search for all items of avatar apparel, that are not demo versions, that cost between L$0 and L$5.

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Happy shopping!