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I can't speak to inworld purchases, but I can say, as a Marketplace merchant, I began listing Demos at $1L because of how MP handles $0L purchases. If someone is checking out in MP with a $0L total, they aren't taken directly to the checkout screen. They are first directed to a page of other paid listings with a "proceed to checkout" button "hidden" at the bottom. LL doesn't make anything off of $0L purchases so I assume the idea is to entice adding more items to the cart first.  This can be confusing to shoppers who aren't familiar with this quirk, so instead I began listing them at $1L to avoid any confusion with the checkout process. If that "feature" were eliminated I would have no problem listing demos for free.

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Your loss, I won't buy your demos then... no matter how hard you try resurrecting dead threads.

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35 minutes ago, Nicholas Melchior said:

I can't speak to inworld purchases, but I can say, as a Marketplace merchant, I began listing Demos at $1L because of how MP handles $0L purchases. If someone is checking out in MP with a $0L total, they aren't taken directly to the checkout screen. They are first directed to a page of other paid listings with a "proceed to checkout" button "hidden" at the bottom. LL doesn't make anything off of $0L purchases so I assume the idea is to entice adding more items to the cart first.  This can be confusing to shoppers who aren't familiar with this quirk, so instead I began listing them at $1L to avoid any confusion with the checkout process. If that "feature" were eliminated I would have no problem listing demos for free.

I know at least one person besides you who was confused by it!

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37 minutes ago, Nicholas Melchior said:

  This can be confusing to shoppers who aren't familiar with this quirk, so instead I began listing them at $1L to avoid any confusion with the checkout process. If that "feature" were eliminated I would have no problem listing demos for free.

if people run into that once ... they know it.... no need at all to sell your demo's.

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10 minutes ago, Fionalein said:

Your loss, I won't buy your demos then... no matter how hard you try resurrecting dead threads.

That's fine. I don't want your business if $1L offends you so much. I was merely explaining the rationale. It's done as a courtesy.

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