Rya Nitely

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  1. Am I crazy?

    In major fraud cases, like yours, I believe LL should get involved. There should be some protection when it comes to this type of money. As the owners of the platform I think they should investigate and take some responsibility for major inworld fraud. Otherwise, it makes cybercrime way too easy in SL, as they know their victims will have no support. Something rings wrong to me there. The whole world takes cybercrime very very seriously, so why not SL?
  2. Am I crazy?

    @ColeB126, I care. in your case, as a customer you are definitely right. And you are also right NOT to do business with anyone who says differently. 300k is a lot of money, and for that you should expect fantastic customer service. You dealt with the wrong person. It's unfortunate. But this is SL, and these people exist everywhere. I have never understood the attitudes of some people, and the lack of empathy. Empathy is my favourite word.
  3. Process Credit Fees Raised. Again.

    Is this a win for me? Let me evaluate the situation. I increased my mainland parcel by 4096 - double what I had, at $5 more a month. My rent on my homestead is L2000 less a month, about $8. So I'm saving $3 a month. I have a bit more land (4096 mainland), which is now being threatened by parcels for sale on the abandoned land right next to me, due to lower prices, and this will make it less attractive for me. I predict a bright hideous building in full bright coming soon. Sales are about the same, so what have I gained here? The extra land is nice, for now. The thing about mainland is that it's only as good as your neighbours.
  4. Beginner Question: Setting prices on boxed items..

    When listing an item on MP you go into edit listing and then set price. You don't put the price on the box, unless you are selling inworld.
  5. The new Marketplace Features coming - Merchant Survey Requirement

    I have a long list too, gathered over the years, but I'm too afraid now to mention any of them because it's come to this - more MP features = Fee increase. And I prefer to save as much money as I can. I know some people don't like hearing it, but there it is :(. And it should be noted as the opinion of many, not just some.
  6. The new Marketplace Features coming - Merchant Survey Requirement

    This ^ I enjoy teaching my customers, and engaging with them etc., but it is an assumed part of the job, and not an easy part because it can pull you away from what you are working on and take away valuable time. And as Pamela said, it is not taken into consideration when LL increase our fees. I don't believe they are aware of how hard merchants work.
  7. The new Marketplace Features coming - Merchant Survey Requirement

    OK, thank you for explaining how simple it is. I'll keep reminding myself of that next time a customer asks me something like how do I make my item bigger. It's my job to explain it to them, how to select stretch texture and how to select edit link/unlink. I'll remember how simple it is. Thank you
  8. The new Marketplace Features coming - Merchant Survey Requirement

    And who ends up having to teach these new customers but the merchants. For example, I was just asked these questions: 'why does my texture break up when I stretch it?' and another customer 'Why do I only get the white boxes when I try to stretch an item, and not the blue, red green?' And this is just today. Yes please, increase our fees for the privilege of teaching newbies.
  9. The new Marketplace Features coming - Merchant Survey Requirement

    I always felt that it was due to Ebbe. In Sansar he does participate in chat very often (often one on one), and he even has Jen employed just to talk to people and socialise with them.
  10. The new Marketplace Features coming - Merchant Survey Requirement

    I'm not saying they don't do it. I'm saying don't expect the tenants to be happy about it. If they can't afford a rent increase it means moving or living on less. If that's what it takes they'd prefer things to stay as is.
  11. The new Marketplace Features coming - Merchant Survey Requirement

    It's like the landlord coming into your house and saying 'We're going to make improvements and increase your rent - good times, happy anniversary'. Are the tenants really going to be saying 'yes please, let's have a family huddle and see if we can come up with some improvements ' ? It's more likely they'll be thinking 'Take your improvements and your rent increase and shove it'. Is it really so surprising that the pollyanna theme of the first few pages got quashed? When I first started reading the thread I was surprised that nobody was mentioning the fees, until Grumpity said something. It was meant as a reality check.
  12. The new Marketplace Features coming - Merchant Survey Requirement

    As some may know, I gave up my rl job because I was fortunate enough to have an SL income I could live on - a small income but enough for my needs. However, the constant fee increases is making it too unreliable. So I went back my boring job that I don't like, but it pays $65/hour, and every year I get a small pay increase. I compared it to SL where I love the work, which pays me on average around $8/hour. I did the sensible thing and asked for my rl job back. No more stress about how much less I'm going to have to survive on. It was a nice dream, living on my SL income. It just means that now I spend a lot less time creating, and so that's one less person putting in almost all their time and effort for a small income. This is the danger , there may be many more like me, who just stop feeling that it's worth it.
  13. Purchasing Mainland owned by Governor

    My group owns a parcel that borders three sides of an abandoned parcel, and I (as a group) want to buy just one part of this abandoned land. I put in a ticket but because my group own the land, and not me, I don't know if I will have that strong claim for direct sale.
  14. You won't have a landlord because you will own the land. All you need to do is buy the land (cheap) and it will be yours for as long as you want it, then put a house on it, and even more furniture than a Linden home allows (in LI), and a bigger yard to put a nice garden.
  15. My only concern is that the next step in this plan may be to decrease the weekly stipend. I now save $8 a month in tier. It sounds great, but I find it hard to trust edit: fixed calculations