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Showing posts with label sales. Show all posts
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Monday, August 9, 2021

WHITE HARBOR GACHA: TAKING THE GUESSWORK OUT OF THE GACHA – JOSH (THOMAS1 BELLIC), REPORTING


One of the Joys of life in the Grid, and especially as a reporter covering  life on the grid, is that I get to travel around and learn about some of the real gems of SecondLife, often tucked away in the most unlikely of locations. It was on just such a day that I found myself in the quaint little village of White Harbor.  The fresh air blowing in from the ocean, the scent of sea heavy in the breeze. Sea Gulls circling about, with their distinctive chatter, and the familiar sounds of wind-whipped halyards, slapping against main masts on dozens of sails boats and watercraft. It was here that I first met Silken Sydney, owner, and curator of White Harbor Gacha, puttering about in her shop, and I was instantly captivated by her story.  She was busily preparing for the arrival of the Ferry, due any minute from City by The Bay, carrying tourists who would descend on the Gacha shops and paw over the treasures there. Sydney graciously agreed to chat with me about her operation, as long as I agreed to help with the dusting.  She handed me a dust rag without further comment on the matter and pointed me toward a shelf of already sparkling Gachas

Josh (Thomas1 Bellic) (JB):  So tell me, Sydney. What is a Gacha, anyway? 

Silken Sydney (SS): A Gacha is a Collection of items or an item from a collection that is randomly attained by a game of chance.  In other words, you pay per pull on a machine, much like slots, and get an item from a grouping.  No guarantees what it will be.  You pay to play to get what you want. Items range from common, to uncommon, rare, and Ultra Rare.  Each is harder to get based on its ranking.


JB: So, where are the Gacha machines?  Where do I pay my money and take my chances?  Isn’t there usually a bank of these “slot machines” somewhere?

SS: Ahhh...you see, Josh.  That is what makes White Harbor Gacha different.  We take the element of chance out of the purchase.  We have already paid for the “random pulls”.  We have taken the chance out of the game for you, by paying for the random pulls and throw-away prizes.  When we win the good prizes, we display them here and resell them to the customer at a fraction of what they would pay for the same item retail. 

JB: I have seen Gachas advertised in various locations on the grid. Just what is different about your Gacha place from the others out there?

SS: White Harbor is restricted to 9 Shops ONLY.  This helps reduce lag and Vendors are voted in should an opening become available.  We give our shopkeepers their store.  There is no rent and they get 1000 prim to work with.  With no overhead, they stand to make a clear profit but they are also solely responsible for the traffic to their stores.  While I advertise for everyone naturally, they are expected to go above and beyond.  Quality and exclusivity is the goal.


JB: This sounds expensive.  How do you fund the operation?  

SS: White Harbor functions on donations only.  Often the tier is not met but we cover the cost personally.

JB: So then,  where, and how, are your operators expected to advertise?

SS: In order to maintain their status of a storekeeper at the Harbor, each is expected to advertise 4 times a week as well as maintain a cohesiveness to the environment.  There are Gacha groups that they can join and advertise.

JB: Do you do this all by yourself, or do you have business partners?

SS:  Yes and no.  The Land is owned by Benton Torkelsonn who has allowed me to have The Harbor built in order to house the Co-Op Gacha Guild, established just for the Harbor.  The Co-Op consists of 9 people who all get a vote and get input on what they would like to see happen or changes that may come up.  In doing that, I guess you can say they are business partners.


JB: I understand your operators have to sign a covenant?   How is your covenant different?

SS: We are offering more than just a place to rent.  This is a community and its very specific on the level of quality we wish to maintain.  It’s very clear on the expectations, violations and end results.  Everyone is asked to read this before accepting a Shop here.

JB: How many shop owners can you work with? 

SS: There are a total of nine shop owners, including myself.  That is the maximum capacity for the Harbor.

JB: Can you share with us some of the more unusual Gacha items for sale at White Harbor?

SS: You will find many quality items at the Harbor.  Listing them isn't possible due to the fluctuation of availability. They can be there one day and gone the next.  I encourage everyone to speak to the shopkeepers if they are looking for anything specific.  Many of us have a surplus not even in the stores yet.


JB: I saw a sign on my way here advertising something called a “TGE”?    What is this “TGE Gacha Resell Event” that read about? 

SS: Tempting Gacha Event is for resellers.  This is done every 3 months along the pier adjacent to the Harbor.  24 spaces only are allowed and it runs for a full month!  You can come by sea, air, or teleport in.  Vendors from all over including some of our shop keepers bring their best items and offer great deals.

JB: Is there anything else you would like to share with our readers?

SS: White Harbor and the TGE Event are simply things to experience. It's not just a bunch of stores.  It's an actual sail-able Harbor with other scenic features.  The Stores are amazing and they are surrounded by an interactive environment.  You just have to come and see for yourselves.


So there you have it, folks. If you have an eye for the unusual, the eclectic, the curiosity, or that perfect item to add to your collection of other items, scoot on down to White Harbor and look through their collection of one-of-a-kind treasures.  Hurry now!  Once these precious finds are gone, they’re gone.

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Be There!

Aloha!

JB

 

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Best Winter Sales -Tea Couturier Reporting...



If you are like me and love a good sale then there are still a few good deals to be sought in SL this Winter.

Depending on what you are looking for I have found some good deals in SL from homes to clothing for yourself.  Let’s start with fashion!


Clothing



Nian Design Life 
 
Have a sale on their clothing range for men and women and what is even good all the clothing has full Permission which is always a plus. The store seems to be only available on Market Place as the in world store has gone but this should not stop you from looking online and seeing the bargains Nian has on offer.
 
 
Direct sale URL
MP: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/27550/
 
  
Love 25

I have just discovered this store and actually like the clothing it offers. Love 25 has a sale and during my search I came across this lovely Drape Vest w/ Dress for only L$45. It comes in lots of different colors and is perfect with UGG boots or even knee high boots. This store is worth a visit.







Makeup

NOYA designs
 
NOYA designs store has a sale and the items are very nice.
I was looking for some eyeshadows and lipsticks which were not only different from what I have already but also something a bit dramatic for the evenings.  I came across this selection for only L$99. The pack comes with Lip gloss, tribal eyeliners in big and small size shape cat-eyes, blue artistic eyeshadows, Lipstick soft pink, Black Smokey Eye Shadow, green eyeshadow, Purple Eyeshadow, soft red lipstick all in one pack. It is however only on sale for 1 week only.
 
 
MP: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/68414
 

 
Hair
 
Truth

I must admit I do like Truth hair and have quite a lot of their styles so I was pleasantly surprised when I saw they had a sale. I quickly got a few nice styles on sale.

I was looking for an updo casual hair style and came across this in the sale. It is not only perfect for a casual look with jeans etc but you can get away with it for semi causal wear also. Priced at L$100 I am sure you will think this is a good deal too.
 
 
MP: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/13
 

 Looking for a new winter home? Here is something I found on sale!


 
 
Villas

A good deal does not  have to be for apparel or accessories only!  We all love to decorate and find that perfect house to be able to do that but it can be hard. However, I came across Villas a house store who are in the middle of a sale with their houses.  To be honest the houses are quiet nice. 
Now depending on what style and design of a house you are looking for I found this house to be very good for the sale price as it comes with a pool.  However, if interior designing is not your favorite thing to do then never fear as the house comes fully furnished so you can just simply move in!
 
The house comes equipped and furnished as follows:
Automatic security with visitor list
Animated window shutters with on/off switch
Lighting system with 4 independent zones and 5 different light modes for each. Night and day sensor included
Outdoor torch lights
All doors equipped with sensor, collision and touch mode
Animated pool
Animated Jacuzzi
Fireplaces
Paintings
Potted interior plants
Furniture 
Footprint 36 x 39 m
412 prims 

All of this for L$599.




So if you’re still looking for a sale in SL then you are not too late but do hurry because a sale cannot stay a sale for long.



Happy Shopping!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

It's All About Melange, Baby!


 MELANGE has a lot to offer shoppers and explorers alike. Come & See how YOU can benefit from MELANGE! 

We have 2 on-going HUNTS that change theme every couple months. One is located in the City where the stores are and one is located at our beach area. You can find more info at the landing point and teleport board @ the bus stop. We are always eager to help other designers as well by supplying nice shops, carts & Gachas at a very low price.

1 Free Week of rent added to what you pay at the time of rental for all New Renters. We strive in helping newcomers to Second Life by supplying Freebies, Dollarbies and other advantages by simply joining MELANGE inworld group and/or auto subscriber.

 Are motto is "Style For Less" We provide Complete Fashion Sets that include shoes and sometimes accessories. Why pay more for an original brand? When you can come to MELANGE and get a whole outfit and shoes for the price you would pay for just the shoes. Mix & Match to make your own unique outfit! Either way ... 

You are definitely not out of pocket a lot and can enjoy quality fashions for less. We also have Hair, Skins, Shapes, Makeup and so much more! Stop by today, because "It's all about MELANGE, Baby!" We appreciate your loyalty in visiting and always strive to give you the best shopping experience and surroundings. Welcome to our Fashion Family!

Facebook Link : https://www.facebook.com/MeLanGe-Inc-In-Second-Life-178763538848254/

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Spotlight on Partners FG: Estate Sales & Rentals Services – Glossom Resident Reporting...



“Set Home to Here” is the motto used by Partners FG, a team of specialists in serving SL residents with the best deals in the Real Estate market. Their offer:  SL living at its best, in a comfortable and familiar atmosphere where one can start a virtual life project and raise a family. To facilitate one’s choice, Partners FG added three new full regions to their existing portfolio, Super Paradise, Yakynthos and Ios Island, now providing diverse housing solutions on beautifully designed Islands.

It is with the knowledge of all this responsibility that Partners FG team has put their creativity and know-how, anticipating SL residents’ needs, in designing unique residential parcels that combine charm and sophistication, integrating them in amazing and vast landscapes where one breathes tranquility and harmony and enjoys the blue ocean view, the smell of salt air and the relaxing sounds of nature.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Now Open: Acid Lily Gallery September- Round 1



Sept 2nd - 15th
Acid Lily Gallery presents the talent of some of your favorite designers, as well as young brands showing the highest levels of creativity. You'll find exclusive releases and sales, with each designer providing one or more items discounted to L$ 70 or less.


  • This round features: paper.doll, Exposeur Poses, even.flow, Le Poppycock, MALT, .:Kre-ations:., //elephante poses//, Baby Monkey Shoes, RachelBreaker
  • Group Gifts provided by: //elephante poses// & .:Kre-ations:.

In-world Group: secondlife:///app/group/35436619-c93b-63e3-956a-7a19180b227d/about

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Mark Your Calendar for March Madness at Blackeri - March 1-March 31st



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March Madness Events 

The month of March is filled with sales, hunts, events, and a lot more. Blackeri & Blackeri Hunts has come together for the month of March to promote sales, deals, and even other creators grid wide!

It's A Mad Mad World Hunt - March 1st - 31st
This is a grid-wide hunt with over 20 creators from all corners of SL. The hunt is a twisted and dark Easter themed/Spring time event, don't expect fluffy bunnies [perhaps in a non-traditional more murderous way]. This is not your mother's hunt, unless she's into the darker side of life! 2L per stop to get the prize.




From Blackeri Mainstore - March 1st - 31st
Within the store bringing all this to you, freebies can be found in the MM Board, Prizes for Picks, and Lucky Chairs. Also sales on older products and older products that have never been released before. This will be clothing, shapes, gestures, and a lot more.  

Spring Sales Event -  March 20th - 31st
This is a cart sales event that has several companies involved, located on the Blackeri grounds, you can go cart to cart and find incredible deals and introductions to some pretty awesome stores! Clothing to skins you will be able to snag deals on the grounds you may not find in the stores themselves and even exclusives you won't be able to find anywhere else except this event! Prices will vary. We have some awesome creators, Hollyweird, Little Bones, and Celtic Corsets just to name a few of the folks you'll be able to find booths for down here!
Also during this event is a small raffle held to the side for 1000l in cash and a giftcard worth 1000L from Blackeri! Entry fee will be 100L. 

Rotten Egg Hunt -  March 20th - 31st
A family friendly hunt held during the Spring Sales Event, little purple and black eggs will be hidden amongst the carts and surrounding sales area. 1L per egg will contain things from mesh to non-mesh, boys to girl products, and even some little nuggets of joy for the kiddos! You'll be able to grab a free Easter Basket, scripted to be carried!


 
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