For the final two weeks of Free Realms, SOE has lowered all Marketplace items to 1SC. As announced on the forums:
Dear Free Realms Players,
As previously announced, we wanted to remind you that game services for Free Realms will be discontinued the evening of March 31, 2014. We are proud of everything Free Realms has accomplished and have enjoyed bringing you the fun and adventure of the “Realms” over the last few years. It has been a memorable journey, and we thank you for all of your dedication and support.
On Tuesday, March 18th, most items in the Free Realms Marketplace will be reduced to 1 SC each for you to enjoy over the last couple of weeks. For more details and information please visit SOE Customer Service.
Thank you again,
Sony Online Entertainment LLC (& Amnerys)
A downtime was also announced, which will bring this Marketplace update:
We will bring the Free Realms servers offline on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 at 6:00am PT for an update. Anticipated downtime is around 1 hour.