Eight of the ten TCH Estates sims, including the surfing spots of Barbuda, St. Maarten and Mandi Island have been posted for sale by ATown Fall on online auction site eBay under the heading "8 SIM ESTATES *FULL TRANSFER* SECOND LIFE". However, former TCH Surfers Open venue Saba Island is not included in the package. Investors must register their bids by Sunday 28 September and the deal must be concluded by the successful bidder within 12 hours of the auction close.
eBay's listed 'Buy It Now' price for the seven open sims and one full sim is US$3,500. In addition to the cost of bidding for the sims, the new owner of TCH Estates would need to pay Linden Lab $100 per sim to transfer the ownership of the sims and then pay monthly tier fees to Linden Lab of US$75 per month for each of the seven open sims and US$100 per month for the full sim.
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URL: 8 sim estates *Full Transfer* Second Life (eBay)
SLURL: Mandi Island
SLURL: Saba Island
SLURL: St. Maarten
SLURL: TCH Enterprises