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What error message are you getting? Once a Payment Method is in place and authenticated you can usually purchase Lindens immediately at the minimum levels..

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Preventing common billing problems

Below are some common causes of billing problems and steps to prevent them.

General

Make sure that you have payment information on file when attempting to make a purchase. Transactions with Linden Lab require you to specify a form of payment to charge when you make purchases or payments.

Credit cards

Here are some common reasons for credit card failure:

  • You entered the credit card number incorrectly.
  • You did not enter the billing address or entered it incorrectly. It should be the same address that appears on your bill.
  • You did not enter the name on the card or entered differently from how it appears on the card.
  • Billing Information page.
  • The credit card is not in the list of accepted payment methods (see above)
  • You did not enter the CVV (3 digits on the back, or 4 digits on the front for AmEx) or entered it incorrectly.
  • The card is expired, or the expiration date was entered incorrectly.
  • There are no funds available on the credit card to validate it. We send a US$1.00 authorization to ensure that a credit card is valid. This is not a billing, but the card must have at least US$1.00 available on it to pass validation.
  • Your monthly payment limit is reached, and/or your bank is not authorizing any more transactions.
  • The issuing bank has not pre-approved transactions with Linden Research, Inc. Contact the issuing bank to resolve the problem.
  • If you are outside the US, your card may not be set up for international/overseas transactions (this is very common with Visa Electron).

If none of the above applies, contact your credit card provider to determine the cause.

You may also contact Linden Lab Billing Support.

PayPal

Often the initial agreement can't be set up due to an unverified PayPal account. To use your PayPal account with Linden Lab, it must be verified and be capable of making instant transfers.

Linden Lab does not accept e-check (bank account) payments through PayPal because they cannot be processed quickly enough to match the instant delivery of virtual goods and services.  Therefore, we require that you have a credit card on file with PayPal as a backup payment source, OR that you pay with your PayPal balance in USD. Without a sufficient USD balance in your PayPal account, you will not be able to use it with only a bank account.

Be aware of your monthly limits. By default, your monthly spending limit with PayPal is set to US$250.00. You can easily raise or lower that limit. See Using PayPal for more information.

Using PayPal

How to set up payment with PayPal

Follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your PayPal account.
  2. Click the My Account tab.
  3. Click the Profile subtab.
  4. Go to the My Money section.
  5. In the My preapproved payments section, click Update.
  6. If you have any existing billing agreements with Linden Research, select and cancel them.
  7. Go back to the Profile subtab again.
  8. Under the My personal info section, update your information where needed (your PayPal agreement may silently fail if your Second Life account lacks a billing address and email).

Then create the PayPal agreement with Linden Lab.

You must have funds available in your Preferred funding source (PayPal balance) for any purchase to go through. If you do not have enough funds in your Preferred source, the remaining balance will be drawn from your Backup funding source (bank account or credit card).

Buy_L$.png

To buy Linden dollars in the Second Life Viewer, click the BUY L$ button next to your current Linden dollar balance. In the BUY L$ window, simply enter the number of Linden dollars you want to buy and click Buy Now. Buying Linden dollars inworld yields the same value as a market buy on the Second Life website.

 

 

 

On the LindeX

The LindeX is the official virtual exchange of Second Life run by Linden Lab where you can:

For a list of accepted payment methods and currencies, see Billing.

All LindeX transactions are subject to transaction fees.

Market buy and sell

Market buys and sells are the quickest and easiest ways to purchase or sell Linden dollars on the Second Life website. LindeX automatically matches your order with the best exchange rate. The quoted exchange rate includes transaction fees.

To set up a market buy:

  1. Go to https://secondlife.com/my/lindex/buy.php.
  2. Enter either the quantity of Linden Dollars (L$) you wish to buy or the quantity of US Dollars (US$) you wish to spend.
  3. Click Place Order.
  4. Enter your Second Life password when prompted.

To set up a market sell:

  1. Go to https://secondlife.com/my/lindex/sell.php.
  2. Enter the Quantity of L$ you wish to sell.
  3. Click the Sell button.
32px-KBnote.png Note: Unlike market buys, market sells do not complete instantly.

Limit buy and sell

Limit buys and sells allow you specify the amount of Linden dollars and the exchange rate you are willing to accept. LindeX automatically matches up buy and sell offers as they come in.

In order to activate your option to perform limit buys and sells, you must set your Linden Dollar Exchange Settings to Advanced. If you are buying, you must have sufficient US$ credit on your Second Life account to pay for the buy order.

To set up a limit buy:

  1. Go to https://secondlife.com/my/lindex/buy.php
  2. Under Limit Buy, enter the Quantity of L$ you wish to purchase.
  3. Next to Exchange Rate in L$ / US$1.00, enter the minimum exchange rate you will accept.
  4. Click Offer to Buy.
  5. Enter your Second Life password when prompted.

To set up a limit sell:

  1. Go to https://secondlife.com/my/lindex/sell.php
  2. Under Offer to Sell Linden Dollars (Limit Sell), enter the Quantity of L$ you wish to sell.
  3. Next to Exchange Rate in L$ / US$1.00, enter the maximum exchange rate you will accept.
  4. Click Offer to Sell.

If you change your mind about how many Linden dollars you wish to buy or sell, or the rate you are willing to accept, you can cancel an offer in progress on the LindeX: Transaction History page.

32px-KBnote.png Note: Because LindeX exchange rates fluctuate, you may have to wait for some time before your limit buy or sell completes at your desired rate. If you set your minimum exchange rate too high, your transaction may be delayed indefinitely.
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What error message are you getting? Once a Payment Method is in place and authenticated you can usually purchase Lindens immediately at the minimum levels..

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Preventing common billing problems

Below are some common causes of billing problems and steps to prevent them.

General

Make sure that you have payment information on file when attempting to make a purchase. Transactions with Linden Lab require you to specify a form of payment to charge when you make purchases or payments.

Credit cards

Here are some common reasons for credit card failure:

  • You entered the credit card number incorrectly.
  • You did not enter the billing address or entered it incorrectly. It should be the same address that appears on your bill.
  • You did not enter the name on the card or entered differently from how it appears on the card.
  • Billing Information page.
  • The credit card is not in the list of accepted payment methods (see above)
  • You did not enter the CVV (3 digits on the back, or 4 digits on the front for AmEx) or entered it incorrectly.
  • The card is expired, or the expiration date was entered incorrectly.
  • There are no funds available on the credit card to validate it. We send a US$1.00 authorization to ensure that a credit card is valid. This is not a billing, but the card must have at least US$1.00 available on it to pass validation.
  • Your monthly payment limit is reached, and/or your bank is not authorizing any more transactions.
  • The issuing bank has not pre-approved transactions with Linden Research, Inc. Contact the issuing bank to resolve the problem.
  • If you are outside the US, your card may not be set up for international/overseas transactions (this is very common with Visa Electron).

If none of the above applies, contact your credit card provider to determine the cause.

You may also contact Linden Lab Billing Support.

PayPal

Often the initial agreement can't be set up due to an unverified PayPal account. To use your PayPal account with Linden Lab, it must be verified and be capable of making instant transfers.

Linden Lab does not accept e-check (bank account) payments through PayPal because they cannot be processed quickly enough to match the instant delivery of virtual goods and services.  Therefore, we require that you have a credit card on file with PayPal as a backup payment source, OR that you pay with your PayPal balance in USD. Without a sufficient USD balance in your PayPal account, you will not be able to use it with only a bank account.

Be aware of your monthly limits. By default, your monthly spending limit with PayPal is set to US$250.00. You can easily raise or lower that limit. See Using PayPal for more information.

Using PayPal

How to set up payment with PayPal

Follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your PayPal account.
  2. Click the My Account tab.
  3. Click the Profile subtab.
  4. Go to the My Money section.
  5. In the My preapproved payments section, click Update.
  6. If you have any existing billing agreements with Linden Research, select and cancel them.
  7. Go back to the Profile subtab again.
  8. Under the My personal info section, update your information where needed (your PayPal agreement may silently fail if your Second Life account lacks a billing address and email).

Then create the PayPal agreement with Linden Lab.

You must have funds available in your Preferred funding source (PayPal balance) for any purchase to go through. If you do not have enough funds in your Preferred source, the remaining balance will be drawn from your Backup funding source (bank account or credit card).

Buy_L$.png

To buy Linden dollars in the Second Life Viewer, click the BUY L$ button next to your current Linden dollar balance. In the BUY L$ window, simply enter the number of Linden dollars you want to buy and click Buy Now. Buying Linden dollars inworld yields the same value as a market buy on the Second Life website.

 

 

 

On the LindeX

The LindeX is the official virtual exchange of Second Life run by Linden Lab where you can:

For a list of accepted payment methods and currencies, see Billing.

All LindeX transactions are subject to transaction fees.

Market buy and sell

Market buys and sells are the quickest and easiest ways to purchase or sell Linden dollars on the Second Life website. LindeX automatically matches your order with the best exchange rate. The quoted exchange rate includes transaction fees.

To set up a market buy:

  1. Go to https://secondlife.com/my/lindex/buy.php.
  2. Enter either the quantity of Linden Dollars (L$) you wish to buy or the quantity of US Dollars (US$) you wish to spend.
  3. Click Place Order.
  4. Enter your Second Life password when prompted.

To set up a market sell:

  1. Go to https://secondlife.com/my/lindex/sell.php.
  2. Enter the Quantity of L$ you wish to sell.
  3. Click the Sell button.
32px-KBnote.png Note: Unlike market buys, market sells do not complete instantly.

Limit buy and sell

Limit buys and sells allow you specify the amount of Linden dollars and the exchange rate you are willing to accept. LindeX automatically matches up buy and sell offers as they come in.

In order to activate your option to perform limit buys and sells, you must set your Linden Dollar Exchange Settings to Advanced. If you are buying, you must have sufficient US$ credit on your Second Life account to pay for the buy order.

To set up a limit buy:

  1. Go to https://secondlife.com/my/lindex/buy.php
  2. Under Limit Buy, enter the Quantity of L$ you wish to purchase.
  3. Next to Exchange Rate in L$ / US$1.00, enter the minimum exchange rate you will accept.
  4. Click Offer to Buy.
  5. Enter your Second Life password when prompted.

To set up a limit sell:

  1. Go to https://secondlife.com/my/lindex/sell.php
  2. Under Offer to Sell Linden Dollars (Limit Sell), enter the Quantity of L$ you wish to sell.
  3. Next to Exchange Rate in L$ / US$1.00, enter the maximum exchange rate you will accept.
  4. Click Offer to Sell.

If you change your mind about how many Linden dollars you wish to buy or sell, or the rate you are willing to accept, you can cancel an offer in progress on the LindeX: Transaction History page.

32px-KBnote.png Note: Because LindeX exchange rates fluctuate, you may have to wait for some time before your limit buy or sell completes at your desired rate. If you set your minimum exchange rate too high, your transaction may be delayed indefinitely.
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