One of the landmark businesses on Second Life, Amsterdam, sold on eBay Monday for $50,000 to a buyer located, appropriately enough, in the Netherlands, said the developer of the popular adult-oriented business.
Sex is the business of Amsterdam, with streetwalker avatars soliciting business. They hang around near the train station.
Amsterdam’s developer, Kevin Alderman of Tampa, Fla., put the site up for sale on eBay last week, and it sold at 6:34 am PDT, according to the eBay listing.. The buyer didn’t bid; he just paid the asking price.
We weren’t able to find out who the buyer is; he goes by nedstede2769 on eBay, where his three-year-old account has no feedback. Alderman said he didn’t want to give the buyer’s name without checking first.
Alderman’s company, Eros LLC, specializes in adult business on the Internet, with 90% of its business in Second Life. He said Eros sold Amsterdam so it could concentrate on building a new, much larger sex business in the game. While Amsterdam is open to anyone logged into the game, the new business will be available only to adults.