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how do i buy US Dollars?

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as far i know you can't just add USD anymore to your account since very long time.

The only way is sell L$ and let the money stay on the USD balance.

But in this last case the balance will be used for every fee or lindex transaction too.

 

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US dollar balance

All Second Life® accounts have both a Linden dollar balance and a US dollar balance. You can see both balances in the Linden Dollar Summary on your Account page at secondlife.com.

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When you have a new Second Life account, your US dollar balance is $0. You can increase your US dollar balance by selling L$ on the LindeX. In rare circumstances, you might also receive a US$ credit from Linden Lab. The L$ can be used to make purchases inworld or on the Second Life Marketplace; the US$ can be used for other purposes related to your account.

Using your US dollar balance

You can put your US dollar balance to work in several ways, explained below.

Pay for Second Life expenses

When you pay your premium membership fee, land use fees, private estate fees, buy Linden dollars or buy a Private Region, Linden Lab charges your US dollar balance. If your US dollar balance does not cover your expenses, all available US$ credit is applied to the fee. Then we charge the remainder via your preferred payment method. (Bill the full amount to your payment method by clicking "DON'T USE" next to your USD balance.) If you make enough Linden dollars, you can sell them on the LindeX to increase your US dollar balance. Some Residents' premium accounts pay for themselves!

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as far i know you can't just add USD anymore to your account since very long time.

The only way is sell L$ and let the money stay on the USD balance.

But in this last case the balance will be used for every fee or lindex transaction too.

 

from the knowledgebase :

 

US dollar balance

All Second Life® accounts have both a Linden dollar balance and a US dollar balance. You can see both balances in the Linden Dollar Summary on your Account page at secondlife.com.

Linden Dollar Summary.png

When you have a new Second Life account, your US dollar balance is $0. You can increase your US dollar balance by selling L$ on the LindeX. In rare circumstances, you might also receive a US$ credit from Linden Lab. The L$ can be used to make purchases inworld or on the Second Life Marketplace; the US$ can be used for other purposes related to your account.

Using your US dollar balance

You can put your US dollar balance to work in several ways, explained below.

Pay for Second Life expenses

When you pay your premium membership fee, land use fees, private estate fees, buy Linden dollars or buy a Private Region, Linden Lab charges your US dollar balance. If your US dollar balance does not cover your expenses, all available US$ credit is applied to the fee. Then we charge the remainder via your preferred payment method. (Bill the full amount to your payment method by clicking "DON'T USE" next to your USD balance.) If you make enough Linden dollars, you can sell them on the LindeX to increase your US dollar balance. Some Residents' premium accounts pay for themselves!

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Since your payment method is registered with Linden Lab, they will charge your land fee bill directly to the credit card or PayPal account. Your Australian $ will be converted to USD by the card company or PayPal. I suspect that you are asking something a little different, though.  There is no way to deposit USD directly into your account, so that it will be available for paying the land fees later.  However, you can do it indirectly.  The trick is to place a Limit Buy order on the LindeX, setting a price that is unrealistically low.  Your order will not be filled, since no resident will want  to accept that price.  So you open the Manage >>> Order History link in the LindeX and cancel your order.  The money that Linden Lab was holding to pay for your purchase will be deposited as USD in your account.

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Same problem as you, because the AUD/USD varies and it's nice to lock in when it's high.

Best way is to place a limit buy with a ridiculous rate, at the moment 300 would work, (but no reason you cna't use 400, 500, 800 either, then cancel that. The money then appears in your accound as USD.

If you are not up to speed on this limit buy hack try it with a small amount first.

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