There have been a few debates about Arcade yardsales here and there. I’m firmly in the yard sale camp, especially for The Arcade. It’s the one event I really just give up trying to get into in the first week – it drives me NUTS waiting and waiting, especially as I see various goodies being used in blogs and photos. So, what’s a girl to do hmm?
The last few rounds of The Arcade I have done ALL of my shopping at yard sales. Some are generic gacha yard sales, some are specific for one or two types of events. My favourite of them all is the one run by Seraphim. It’s for the latest round of The Arcade ONLY – this means you can get your paws on the gear from the current round almost straight away on opening day – brilliant huh? I went over there on day one and scored all the items I had marked as “buys”. (Yes, tragically I go through the Arcade listing on Seraphims blog and write down everything I want before I actually go shopping. I just find it easy to forget what I wanted and / or get carried away on a gacha fuelled spending frenzy.)
The area is alphabetically laid out by designer name, which makes it so much easier to locate the articles you want to buy. Pull price is the norm, although I’m not sure about rares as I haven’t wanted to buy any and haven’t seen any there. Do check that the item is in the box before you buy – do this by going into edit mode on the item you want to buy and peeking into the contents tab. Also don’t forget to actually “take” what you’ve bought after paying!
Some people claim yard sales are taking money from the designers pockets, but I really don’t get with this line of thinking. Someone played the machine and paid the designer. They played multiple times or didn’t get what they wanted orrrrr got doubles/triples. The items are transferable, so can be traded or sold. What’s the problem? I have a budget in SL , same as real life and unless a gacha machine is really cheap (ie:$25L per pull) I wont be stood there filling the machine with my dosh until on the umpteenth pull I get what I wanted. Perhaps after I buy from a yardsale, the person goes back and plays more of the machines – who knows?!
Anywayyyyy, link below for the Seraphim yard sale, plusa handydandy link for their blog with The Arcade listings all neatly laid out for your perusal.