Buying and selling are the most popular activities on Second Life Marketplace. The currency used is the Linden dollar, which uses the symbol "L$". Common ways to obtain Linden dollars are to purchase them, either "inworld" or on LindeX, the official Second Life virtual exchange, or to earn them.
The Second Life Marketplace is divided into categories such as gadgets, avatar accessories, breedables, building and object components, and used items. Each category is rated: General, Moderate or Adult. Some of the most popular items on the marketplace include the cropped sweater by Blueberry, Truth Hair and C & S leather boots.