Gaming Open Market is a website that lets you trade real money for virtual game money and vice versa. It handles money from several of the largest online games including Ultima Online, The Sims Online, There, SecondLife, Horizons, and Star Wars Galaxies. In their own words: “GOM is an exchange site designed specifically for trading standard online game currencies, items, and accounts. Not only are we cheaper than the auction sites, but our trades are instant and secure.” They plan to eventually let people trade directly between the different game currencies. They need more people to participate to create a viable market in every currency first. Who knows how long this thing will last once the major game companies catch wind of it, but it’s an intriguing twist to the world of online gaming.