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.)
There are quite a few handy Black Friday sales listings which you can consult, each of which lists dozens of stores having sales:
- SeraphimSL has what is probably the biggest list of Black Friday sales in Second Life here: Black Friday Sales List 2019
- TeleportHub.com also has a Black Friday Weekend Sale listing
- The Second Life Syndicate website has a list of Black Friday/Cyber 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!)
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!
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!