Presales were sales which occurred before the official release of the game. Presales also contained discounts ranging from 40% in the first presale to 10% in the final presale.
Public sales are those that are intended to happen after the metaverse opens to players for the first time (see: About the Pre-Season 0 Event). Public LAND sales will not have any discounts applied to them.
The first public LAND sale was on the 11th February at 1pm UTC.
See this page for other public LAND sale dates:
There will be "first come first serve" LANDs and ESTATEs available on The Sandbox's map. Sometimes some ESTATEs will be sold in an auction via OpenSea.
Several public sales will occur across the next few years, with a limited amount of LAND available for sale in each one.
Yes, there will be readily-assembled ESTATEs in the sales.
As The Sandbox acquires and announces new partners, yes, more premium LANDs with premium ASSETs will be available around these partner ESTATEs.
The map showing the area of the LAND that will be sold in public sales will be released along with the official announcement of those sales.
The prices of LANDs and ESTATEs in the public sales will be announced at the same time that the date of the sale is announced. You will usually find the price table in the official Medium article for the sale.
Grey: LANDs or ESTATEs that are available for purchase.
Yellow: Premium LANDs that are available for purchase.
Purple: LANDs or ESTATEs that are booked by you or another person.
Red: LANDs or ESTATEs that are owned by you.
Green: LANDs or ESTATEs that are owned by someone else.
Blue: LANDs or ESTATEs that are reserved by The Sandbox for partners and Game Maker Fund recipients.
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Make sure you keep an eye on The Sandbox's social media and Discord for the announcements of LAND sale dates. You can also take a look at this page: