Instructables

Giving First Life Gifts in Second Life using Amazon.com

In the virtual world Second Life it is easy to form very close friendships with someone you may never have the opportunity to meet in person. Second Life residents celebrate First Life holidays like Valentine's Day and Christmas as well as personal celebrations; birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and often exhange gifts in world. Recently a friend was celebrating her First Life birthday and I chose not only to give her a present in world, but also give her something she could use outside of Second Life. Not knowing her First Life information, name - address - etc, here is how I did it.
 
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Step 1: Purchase the Gift Certificate on Amazon

After you click on the gift certificate option, you will see a drop down box for the type of gift certificate you want to purchase. For this project, be sure to choose the E-Mail option.

Step 2: Fill out the Gift Certificate Order using Second Life Information

When filling out the gift certificate infomation you can use Second Life names in both the From and To lines. Notice this is also option - you could choose to leave this section as well as the personal message blank.
What is important is that in the "Enter Email address box" you enter YOUR email - not the email of the recipient. This is because you will need the image of the certificate sent to you for the building steps in world.

Step 3: Enter Payment Information

None of the information you enter here will be shown when you make the actual gift certificate. That said if you want to you can enter your Second Life name in the box below the Credit Card details.

Step 4: Verify the Gift Certificate Information

Before you submit the order, make sure you are comfortable with the From, To and Message information. This will be printed on the actual gift certificate!
shooby7 years ago
This is ok, however isn't SL $ exchangeable for real $ anyways. Kind of pointless, you could just give them money in Second Life, with a voucher you made yourself. This just looks like you're posting a billboard for amazon.com, a particularly effective one during the holiday season as well. I guess we can't have even a single commercial-free life.
Commercial free life? HAHAHA, you've obviously never been on SL. If you think the ads are bad in RL, lol.
I wasn't making a comment about the ratio of ads in RL vs SL. I do hoever, think that using RL advertising in SL takes away from the whole experience. Sort of like watching "The Island", which seems futuristic and sci-fi, until you see that the featured vehicle is currently on the market, and that everyone on/in the island wears Puma track suits. SL and RL currency are interchangeable, but if that was the only coinciding economic system, it would make SL a lot more convincing.
maxspawn6 years ago
Nice Tutorial.
Y found some free 'secondlife Scripts' for download
in 2lifeblog.
Best Regards: Massimo
what is second life???
second life is an immense and immersive virtual environment that allows users to script and design their own virtual artifacts, and to give, trade or sell those artifacts for both virtual and real-world items and currency...
Wilder_Linden (author) 8 years ago
Hey Cheese! Second Life is a Virtual World - check out the link Torley added for more information and look me up in world if you come in... Wilder Linden
Torley8 years ago
You can find more about Second Life @ http://secondlife.com :)
Torley! Random internet coincidence!
iman8 years ago
an online game