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« on: October 17, 2018, 05:54 »
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Hi,

I have $27 of Unpaid earnings. I didn't have any sale since March 2017, so I in recent weeks I have been trying to request payment and close the account. Despite sending a few e-mails I didn't receive any response.

Has anyone had any luck getting a payout from them ? What can I legally do to request payout and close the account ?

Thanks!


« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2018, 15:04 »
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Any news on this?

I guess it's time to bail out - I'd rather not leave my images laying around on old hard drives. Has anyone been able to get closure?

« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2018, 16:29 »
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Hi,

I have $27 of Unpaid earnings. I didn't have any sale since March 2017, so I in recent weeks I have been trying to request payment and close the account. Despite sending a few e-mails I didn't receive any response.

Has anyone had any luck getting a payout from them ? What can I legally do to request payout and close the account ?

Thanks!

Minimum payout is $50... 8)

« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2018, 16:54 »
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More importantly....
You mean you reached payout?!

« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2018, 06:43 »
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Any news on this?

I guess it's time to bail out - I'd rather not leave my images laying around on old hard drives. Has anyone been able to get closure?

Still no luck on this.

No idea what I can do.

« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2018, 09:58 »
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Any news on this?

I guess it's time to bail out - I'd rather not leave my images laying around on old hard drives. Has anyone been able to get closure?

Still no luck on this.

No idea what I can do.

"GLStock will pay to you amounts earned as a Seller and Referral Commissions earned by you in accordance with clause 18 subject to the following conditions:

    If you have earned more than $50.00 in your account, then GLStock will pay a minimum of $50.00 through a Payment Agent (and in no other manner).
    Other than as provided for in clause 13, GLStock will not pay any earnings or Referral Commissions standing to your credit in your Member Account which are less than $50.00 in total but you may use this to buy Images."

https://glstock.com/member-agreement

« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2018, 15:24 »
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Back when I was actually doing microstock, I always worried about giving my then-current images to small startups, because if they don't make it they could end up selling off assets which might include hard drives full of photos.  GL is the only one I stuck with and today, it's the only stock agency besides Alamy where I still have an account.

As long as the new owner kept posting here, I figured there might be hope for reviving the agency, and I had nothing to lose by leaving a few hundred old photos there.

I guess that was a bad idea, I should have followed my original instincts and not left photos with an agency that clearly wasn't going anywhere.  Now I'd be happy to just get my account closed. Of course that's no guarantee that files actually get erased, but it's all we can do..

Me


« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2018, 00:25 »
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It took me years to reach payout, after requesting $57 (I think it was) it then took them 5 months to pay me - after I eventually threatened legal action! Immediately closed my account after payout.

« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2018, 02:24 »
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The concept of GL was actually brilliant! but leftovers aimed towards advertising and designers they chose micro which was totally wrong. They should have gone the RM/RF way instead!
I know these guys very well and theyre a clever bunch but unfortunately when they started micro was already on a decline!

« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2018, 03:19 »
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The concept of GL was actually brilliant! but leftovers aimed towards advertising and designers they chose micro which was totally wrong. They should have gone the RM/RF way instead!
I know these guys very well and theyre a clever bunch but unfortunately when they started micro was already on a decline!
Not actually that clever then if they made a fundamental business mistake  ???

« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2018, 07:56 »
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The concept of GL was actually brilliant! but leftovers aimed towards advertising and designers they chose micro which was totally wrong. They should have gone the RM/RF way instead!
I know these guys very well and theyre a clever bunch but unfortunately when they started micro was already on a decline!
Not actually that clever then if they made a fundamental business mistake  ???

Nope! they are not your run of the mill owners, I know them personally and they have tons of knowledge in the ad-world, art-direction etc, etc....its like the guys of Stockxpert, one of the best agencies ever in its time then bought by Isock and it went to crap!....then these guys opened up stockfresh or something and it just never got off the ground.

Paws!!  hehe! you dont know EVERYTHING you see, you have to know the actual people in question!! ;)

« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2018, 08:52 »
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The concept of GL was actually brilliant! but leftovers aimed towards advertising and designers they chose micro which was totally wrong. They should have gone the RM/RF way instead!
I know these guys very well and theyre a clever bunch but unfortunately when they started micro was already on a decline!
Not actually that clever then if they made a fundamental business mistake  ???

Nope! they are not your run of the mill owners, I know them personally and they have tons of knowledge in the ad-world, art-direction etc, etc....its like the guys of Stockxpert, one of the best agencies ever in its time then bought by Isock and it went to crap!....then these guys opened up stockfresh or something and it just never got off the ground.

Paws!!  hehe! you dont know EVERYTHING you see, you have to know the actual people in question!! ;)

Knowing somebody doesn't make you smarter or more right about their business.

« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2018, 10:02 »
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Yesterday I emailed GL (the support address) asking them to close my account - to my surprise I got a reply today saying it was closed and the images deleted.  So it looks like right now, someone is actively running the site and responding to email.   

They won't miss me, I hadn't had a sale in many months and most of my images were several years old.   

« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2018, 16:25 »
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Yesterday I emailed GL (the support address) asking them to close my account - to my surprise I got a reply today saying it was closed and the images deleted.  So it looks like right now, someone is actively running the site and responding to email.   

They won't miss me, I hadn't had a sale in many months and most of my images were several years old.

Are they paying any money they owe you?

« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2018, 19:42 »
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Yesterday I emailed GL (the support address) asking them to close my account - to my surprise I got a reply today saying it was closed and the images deleted.  So it looks like right now, someone is actively running the site and responding to email.   

They won't miss me, I hadn't had a sale in many months and most of my images were several years old.

Are they paying any money they owe you?

My balance was shown as 0.  I think that's correct, didn't bother to check.

« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2018, 11:39 »
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The site is of course being actively run.  I have not had time to actively post here or work on any significant changes to the site, but we make all payments that are requested once meeting our $50 threshold.

@ Niserin, please PM me your username or email address and I will look into your request.  It's possible that since this post we've already addressed it, but I am not finding a username under "niserin" so unsure of your account credentials with us.

@ Me - I'm sorry to hear that, under my ownership I have paid out all payments requested in a timely manner.  I don't imagine that was any time recent, but I'm happy to discuss further.

@ Stocktastic, I'm sorry to see any contributor account go, but being realistic with the nature of sales volume for many contributors, I of course understand it.  I welcome all contributors to continue uploading, or to keep their portfolios on account.  At the end of the day, even when an image doesn't sell, we incur costs of hosting the images, but that is not necessarily a reflection of the contributors work.

If anybody has any questions, you can always email me at info@glstock.com.  I receive the emails directly to my phone and always try to respond same day.

Thanks,

Phil Shapiro

Noedelhap

  • www.colincramm.com

« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2018, 12:02 »
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The site is of course being actively run.  I have not had time to actively post here or work on any significant changes to the site, but we make all payments that are requested once meeting our $50 threshold.

@ Niserin, please PM me your username or email address and I will look into your request.  It's possible that since this post we've already addressed it, but I am not finding a username under "niserin" so unsure of your account credentials with us.

@ Me - I'm sorry to hear that, under my ownership I have paid out all payments requested in a timely manner.  I don't imagine that was any time recent, but I'm happy to discuss further.

@ Stocktastic, I'm sorry to see any contributor account go, but being realistic with the nature of sales volume for many contributors, I of course understand it.  I welcome all contributors to continue uploading, or to keep their portfolios on account.  At the end of the day, even when an image doesn't sell, we incur costs of hosting the images, but that is not necessarily a reflection of the contributors work.

If anybody has any questions, you can always email me at info@glstock.com.  I receive the emails directly to my phone and always try to respond same day.

Thanks,

Phil Shapiro

Just to make sure, outstanding royalties will be paid out upon account closure, even when the $50 minimum isn't met?


 

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