Right now I cannot log in to Second Life because “the system” is not proccessing my credit card. When I log into the Second Life website is says that I owe $14.95 Usd. I pay $9.95 for membership and $5.00 for a small parcel I own onthe mainland. Those numbers add up correctly and this isnt the problem.
Like most people I know I proabably have too many credit cards but for my own personal peace of mind I only have one that I use for internet transactions. I use it all the time on Amazon, ITunes etc.. and it always seems to work just fine with no problems. Except at Linden labs. I Ive seen this happen before and it seems to take about 2 days to get my credit card to work when using it to pay a bill at Linden labs. I could just pull out another card and try it but do to an incedent that happenned to me a few years ago with a major online auction site where thousands of dollars were charged to my American Express unlawfully (this has caused me alot of greif but has been resolved) I choose to only use 1 credit card on the internet now.
Right now I have more than enough $lindens on my account to pay that $14.95 and move on. Sounds simple enough .. cash out. Pay the bill. Unlock my account. NOPE. cant do that. “you cannot do any $L transactions on a suspened acct” or something to that effect is what I got when I tried. Crap Mariner told me this is because Linden Labs would have to admit its real money and this would cause problems with the IRS.
So here I sit. Waiting to log in. Tommorow we film another installment of “Live n Kickin” and there is still stuff I need to to for that. I have work to do on Second Life. Perfect World Productions pays me in $L which I can use in Second Life however I choose or “cash it out” and use it in my 1st life.
The reason that I pay this 9.95 a month membership fee is to help support Linden Labs and so that I can own land. I dont own much its just a little 512 that I have my “Pink Cadillac ” CD Store on which sells Virtual CD’s made by Trax out of a vendor. I dont have it there to make money although it pays a tiny commission to me on each CD sold its mostly just my way of supporting the Musicians who are selling thier Cd’s on there. I havent promoted it yet because there are still some things left that I wanted to do on it
I was planning to keep this at least another year and see what happens. However, to avoid being locked out of Second Life again in the future, when I log back in I plan to remove all my items from that parcel. Sell it. Close my paid membership because I will no longer own any land. My Second Life home is on the United Sailing Sims and I rent that parcel so I wont be homeless. 🙂 So $9.95 a month for 1 year = $119.40. Not alot of money to Linden Labs but I would like to think that every penny counts at least to thier accountants.
Anyone have a nice little 512 I can rent to put my store on?