How to save credits while shopping

DataMine
by DataMine · 70 posts
11 years ago in IMVU Lounge
Posted 11 years ago · Author
For most IMVU users, credits don't come easily or cheaply. For this reason, I decided to write up some useful tips to help you save and get more out of your hard earned credits.

Tip 1) Sort products by lowest price.

When browsing the IMVU catalog, you can tell it to show cheaper items first. To do this, go to the IMVU catalog then after searching for something or selecting a category, you will have a drop down menu in the upper right. Click it and select "Price: Low to High". Now, you're bound to see lots of irrelevant items and low quality items but take your time to look through the pages and you may find something you were looking for a very cheap price.

Tip 2) Try before buying! (Never use the buy it now button!)

There's nothing worse then buying something from the catalog only to find out it doesn't look good like you thought or doesn't fit in your room or was fake.

When you find a product you like or think you like, make sure you use the try it button first. You may find out that the product isn't what it claims to be or doesn't look as good as you thought it would. The try it button can be found on the on catalog page below the product icon or on the product page on the right.

You can use your own outfit while trying on clothing to see if it will match or look good. To do this, use the try it button on the item you want. When it opens up in the shop, click on your outfit tab at the bottom. From there you can add any clothing you own to the product you're thinking about buying. That way, you can make sure a pair of shoes or a top is gonna look good with your outfit or on a particular skin or avatar.

When trying on a furniture product, do the same as you would with clothes above, except click on your room tab and choose the room you were thinking of furnishing. You may find out that it doesn't look good in the room you want.


Tip 3) Check other derivations.

When you find a product you like, chances are it's not the only one of its kind or the cheapest. On the product page of the product you like, click the "Derived from" link (if it has one). This will bring up the product page of the mesh the creator used to make the product you like. From there click on "Derivations". This will show you all of the other products created with that mesh. You may find something you like better or cheaper doing this.

Tip 4) Ask the developer for a discount.

Some developers are happy to give you a discount if you promise to leave a good review. Not all developers will do this and you should not beg for it. Simply leave them a nice short message asking them if they would be willing to give you a small discount on the product in exchange for a good review. If you do find a developer who agrees to give you a discount, make sure you leave a positive and well written review for them. Don't ever take the discount and run.


If you guys have any other tips you think should be added to this guide, let me know!
Posted 11 years ago
there is another way... im a creator on imvu i found a way to get 35% i believe off of anything on imvu shop but you need to follow step by step and im sure it will save you more money credits than any tip up there .. but it works only if u registered as a creator step:

1) find any item you like.
2)click on the more information hyperlink (view the product on your browser) . NOTE: look at the price before you proceed
3) click on derivation tree . NOTE: look at the price before you proceed
4) buy the item from the derivation tree page.

hope this gives me some kinda of reward on here.

Enjoy!!!
-sam
Posted 11 years ago · Author
jimax wrote:
there is another way... im a creator on imvu i found a way to get 35% i believe off of anything on imvu shop but you need to follow step by step and im sure it will save you more money credits than any tip up there .. but it works only if u registered as a creator step:

1) find any item you like.
2)click on the more information hyperlink (view the product on your browser) . NOTE: look at the price before you proceed
3) click on derivation tree . NOTE: look at the price before you proceed
4) buy the item from the derivation tree page.

hope this gives me some kinda of reward on here.

Enjoy!!!
-sam


Are you talking about buying the parent product? I tried your method and the product was the same price. The parent product was cheaper but the parent product is usually textured differently from the one you want so it's not the same product.

Buying the parent product is usually the best choice for things like poses, but for furniture and clothes it's normally a bad idea because you're getting a different product since it's textured differently. However, it is a good idea to check the parent product because you may like it and it may be cheaper so it's a win win situation.
Posted 11 years ago
Ð▪ℳ wrote:
jimax wrote:
there is another way... im a creator on imvu i found a way to get 35% i believe off of anything on imvu shop but you need to follow step by step and im sure it will save you more money credits than any tip up there .. but it works only if u registered as a creator step:

1) find any item you like.
2)click on the more information hyperlink (view the product on your browser) . NOTE: look at the price before you proceed
3) click on derivation tree . NOTE: look at the price before you proceed
4) buy the item from the derivation tree page.

hope this gives me some kinda of reward on here.

Enjoy!!!
-sam


Are you talking about buying the parent product? I tried your method and the product was the same price. The parent product was cheaper but the parent product is usually textured differently from the one you want so it's not the same product.

Buying the parent product is usually the best choice for things like poses, but for furniture and clothes it's normally a bad idea because you're getting a different product since it's textured differently. However, it is a good idea to check the parent product because you may like it and it may be cheaper so it's a win win situation.
no my friend im not talking about parent product .. my english aren't that good i guess i should make a video to prove my point.. but i don't wanna upload it on youtube i don't wanna let everyone know or imvu will catch up ... anyway i could upload videos here?

-- Wed Dec 26, 2012 8:00 pm --

I will make a video after i get my account back 3 more days to go and hopefully i don't need to upload it on youtube... if there is anyone else that tried this methode please share what happened.
Posted 11 years ago · Author
You can make a video and send it to me if you wish, either by uploading it to a file host or adding me on Skype (timdataminer) and sending that way. I don't think a video is necessary though.

I mean I understood 2 possible methods from your post:

1) Buying the parent product (which you said it wasn't)

2) The product is cheaper on the derivation tree page. (which is wasn't for me when I tried)

Did you mean something else?
Posted 11 years ago
first i would like to thank you on your fast response time ,all the respect. i meant #2 products are cheaper to buy from the derivation tree. however I'll upload a video that shows what i did to see that I don't know why it wouldn't work for you but hope we get the whole thing straight after i send you the video then you could proof it here... nvm i just got an Idea how about i hide my video from normal youtube viewers and I'll post the link here

-- Wed Dec 26, 2012 8:22 pm --

PC: I need 3 more days cause im disabled from Imvu .
Posted 11 years ago · Author
jimax wrote:
first i would like to thank you on your fast response time ,all the respect. i meant #2 products are cheaper to buy from the derivation tree. however I'll upload a video that shows what i did to see that I don't know why it wouldn't work for you but hope we get the whole thing straight after i send you the video then you could proof it here... nvm i just got an Idea how about i hide my video from normal youtube viewers and I'll post the link here

-- Wed Dec 26, 2012 8:22 pm --

PC: I need 3 more days cause im disabled from Imvu .


That's fine.

I admit though, I don't understand how this would work. It would have to be a bug I assume. Since the derivation tree page just gives you a list of the original product and all the sub products of it in a tree view (hint the name lol).

It wouldn't be the first bug in IMVU's shop we've come across. Maybe it only works on certain products?
Posted 11 years ago
well it worked on every product i bought before .. that's why I posted it . Anyways Its been 12 days that I havent been on IMVU im not sure now maybe I should've waited a bit more the posted this.i will update this post soon with a prove.
Posted 11 years ago · Author
jimax wrote:
well it worked on every product i bought before .. that's why I posted it . Anyways Its been 12 days that I havent been on IMVU im not sure now maybe I should've waited a bit more the posted this.i will update this post soon with a prove.


I look forward to it, I would like to see this. If it works, then it would be awesome news.
Posted 11 years ago
Ð▪ℳ wrote:
jimax wrote:
well it worked on every product i bought before .. that's why I posted it . Anyways Its been 12 days that I havent been on IMVU im not sure now maybe I should've waited a bit more the posted this.i will update this post soon with a prove.


I look forward to it, I would like to see this. If it works, then it would be awesome news.
I have a question for you.. are you a vip?

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