Public LAND Sale Frequently Asked Questions
Your frequently asked LAND Sale questions - answered.
Remember that The Sandbox will never, ever send you LAND sale information, airdrops, or minting links in any direct messages (DMs) on social media (Twitter, Instagram, Discord, etc). Anybody sending you LAND Sale links in direct messages are scammers. Do not click or download anything - report and block them.
LANDs are minted up-front before the sale. This means that LAND can quickly be randomly assigned to raffle winners to purchase when the raffle ends.
The raffle winner will have 24 hours to purchase the LAND.
Any LANDs that were not purchased after this 24-hour window by raffle winners will be put on auction on OpenSea, where those who did not win the raffle can have an opportunity to purchase LAND.
The need to bridge may be avoided by purchasing SAND from a Polygon network exchange instead of an Ethereum network exchange. Make sure you bridge your SAND in advance, as the time it takes the bridging process to complete varies depending on blockchain congestion (though it usually may take around an hour, but this is not a guarantee).
The Sandbox's first official LAND sale on the Polygon network took place in November 2022. For the exact dates of official sales, see the Public LAND Sale Dates page.
Provided that you meet the eligibility conditions in the question below this one, you can enter the raffle on the LAND Sale page here: https://sandbox.game/landsale.
- The account must have passed KYC verification.
- There must be a minimum of 1,011 SAND in the wallet connected to the account, bridged to Polygon (4,683 SAND to enter premium raffles).
- The account must not banned or soft-banned (ie, for ToU violations or attempted fraud in events).
We require you to have passed KYC for security and anti-fraud reasons. There are no exceptions to this.
The vast majority of The Sandbox's community members wanted KYC implemented on our platform - we listened to them and provided it.
Each sale will likely have its own objectives for acquiring raffle tickets. These will be announced before the sale goes live. For example, some sales may offer additional tickets for holding a specific avatar.
In general, the following are likely to grant tickets:
- Signing up for the LAND Sale Raffle
- Reach Level 5 in Alpha Seasons
You will get a pop-up notification on The Sandbox website to alert you to your raffle win. Note that you will need to be logged in for this. You'll also see the type of raffle you won (regular or premium) if you entered both.
You will also receive an email from The Sandbox. Provided that your email address in your account settings is correct and that you have not unsubscribed to The Sandbox mailings. If you have unsubscribed, you can re-subscribe again on this page: https://community.sandbox.game/.
No. Raffle winners are guaranteed a LAND, provided that they purchase it within 24 hours of winning the raffle.
If you do not purchase it within 24 hours, then it will be placed in an auction on OpenSea for the public to bid on.
Oops! Sorry, but you have 24 hours to purchase the LAND after winning the raffle.
If a raffle winner does not purchase their randomly selected LAND within 24 hours, that LAND will be placed in a public auction on OpenSea. There will be no exceptions to this and The Sandbox will not be reverting LANDs from OpenSea back to you to purchase.
Other than the fact you'll be losing out on acquiring a highly-coveted and valued NFT with multiple utilities and monetisation opportunities, no there are no penalties levied against raffle winners who do not purchase a LAND.
Choosing to not purchase a LAND in one sale will not affect your chances of winning a raffle in a future sale.
After entering the raffle, if you move some or all of your SAND out of the wallet and therefore do not have enough SAND in the wallet to buy a LAND, then you will be removed from the raffle during the draw. This is to prevent abuse, for example.
If I want to buy LAND with my staked funds, can I leave my SAND staked, or will I have to unstake it to enter the raffle?
If you intend to buy the LAND with your staked SAND and staking earnings, then at this moment in time the SAND will need to be withdrawn from the staking program to be able to enter the raffle.
You will have the opportunity to purchase LAND on the secondary market. This can be LAND that raffle winners did not purchase within 24 hours, or LAND that others are deciding to sell.
You will need SAND, which is the utility and economic token of The Sandbox.
This SAND needs to be bridged to the Polygon network, if it isn't there already. See the guide on bridging SAND from Ethereum to Polygon.
In official sales at The Sandbox, LAND is only sold in SAND (bridged to the Polygon chain).
However, some people may later decide to sell their LANDs on the secondary market, such as OpenSea, in other currencies, such as ETH or MATIC. Bear in mind that LANDs will generally be more expensive on the secondary market.
The gas (MATIC) is covered by a gasless service we use called Biconomy (we also use it in our staking programs). As such, there won't be any gas fees.
Each member of The Sandbox has 10 gasless transactions per 28 days. You can see how many gasless transactions you have remaining for this period in your Blockchain Settings menu.
If you have used up all of your 10 transactions for the 28-day period, you can go to your Blockchain Settings menu and either:
- Turn the gasless setting off and pay a small gas fee in MATIC.
- Turn on the "Forward" option, allowing you to pay the gas fee with SAND instead of MATIC.
Gas fees fluctuate depending on overall blockchain congestion at the time. This is not something The Sandbox has control over, but is a basic blockchain feature. There are third-party services for tracking MATIC gas prices, such as:
Remember that these third-party tools are estimations, they may not be perfectly accurate.