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Is it no longer possible to "purchase as gift" in the Marketplace?


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I've tried several times in the last week or so to purchase items as gifts for two different avatars.  In every case, the process seems to go smoothly and my order is placed, and then several hours later the transactions fail with the message:

         " This item wasn't delivered - No charge for undelivered items

          1 item failed with the error: Second Life communications timeout"

 

These failed transactions are with three different sellers, and with 2 different recipients.  I thought it might just be a temporary glitch, but it's been happening for at least a week that I know of.

I thought it might have something to do with one avatar not being payment verified, but when she logged into the website and tried it herself (paying with L$), she was able to successfully make all 3 purchases through the Marketplace.

I'm just wondering if this is just the way it is, and "buying as a gift" will never work.  If that's the case, I guess I wonder why they even offer that option on Marketplace.

Thanks in advance for any input.

Dana

 

 

 


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You still can.  Once it is in your cart, there is an option below the item to let you send it as a gift which I am sure you know. 

MP has been having a lot of delivery glitches lately though I have not had any from my store so, I and many others believe it is coming from laggy sims where people have their Magic Boxes stored.

Soon we wont have those pesky boxes and wont need to worry about sim lag.

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i don't know whats up with the marketplace but it's buggy at the moment when i've been buying stuff for myself over the last couple days delivery is taking considerably longer than is normal for me, i tried sending an alt a gift today it failed first time and second time i think it's going to fail again

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Chelsea Malibu wrote:

You still can.  Once it is in your cart, there is an option below the item to let you send it as a gift which I am sure you know. 


 

My cart does not have that option.  It offers to let me visit the store or remove the item from the cart, but send as gift is not an option and never has been in my cart.

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Claireschen Hesten wrote:

the send gift option must be broken i tried sending 5 or 6 dollarbies from different stores as gifts individually over the last day or so every single one of them has failed but the marketplace did send me my money back after each failure

Thank you for confirming this.  This is exactly what's been happening to me, and at least I now know I'm not the only one who can't purchase anything as a gift in Marketplace.

For what it's worth, I just tried purchasing as a gift once more, and once again it failed.  I won't bother trying anymore, since it's just a waste of time. 

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 Same here. I understand Marketplace has updated its navigation for purchase as gift, but its still not getting delivered. Tried it with many different vendors, and no one got anything delivered to them as gifts. I did not get charged. I honestly started believing they removed the buy as gift feature and were teasing us with a nice little convenient button.

Anyone find a solution for this?

Julez-

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