Linden Lab continues their fine work on the Marketplace by incrementally crippling the delivery system in order to drive merchants to their new, more complicated, less reliable system. As of April 2nd, any item priced L$10 or less that’s delivered from their 9-year-old “Magic Box” delivery system will be automatically de-listed from the Marketplace. And on April 16th, any “unlimited quantity” items will be de-listed.
Setting aside the issue that any virtual item should be available in unlimited quantity through the copy/paste process, this move to de-list so many freebies from the old Magic Box system saddens me. Among the vast number of freebies being de-listed are items by older SLers who are almost certainly not interested in moving dozens of freebie items from the old system to the new. That means hours of work re-packaging and re-listing items that don’t even bring in any L$. I certainly don’t have time for that.
So what this means for all Terra-brand items is that they will only be available on the SL Marketplace until April 16, and at a price of L$11 regardless of how awesome (or lame) it is. It’s a sad, needless end to my work in Second Life, but I certainly don’t have time to jump through Linden Lab’s hoops, and I’m guessing many other content creators feel the same way.
Get ‘em while you can: Terra Aeronautics store at the Second Life Marketplace.
[Update April 10 2013, 7:30am: After spending hours past my bed time (*yawn*), I managed to dump a bunch of boxes on one of my runways in Abbotts. So most of my stuff is now available in-world, and most are marked down to $10 each, while some are entirely free.
Get 'em in-world: My little corner of the grid in the northwest corner of Abbotts, runway level. (NOT at the former Abbotts Aerodrome, which I don't own anymore.)
Thanks, everyone who encouraged me not to just give up. This isn't a proper solution, but it's as much as I can do for now.]