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« Reply #375 on: July 10, 2022, 01:43 »
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In another words, you opted out 1st April but THEY opted you in.


She doesn't mention ever opting out, unless I am misunderstanding something here?

Oh, OK, sorry!
However ---
Those June China 0.05 sales, AFAIK, belong to the same NU pool than the infamous December China sales. In January, Alamy reassured that images not belonging to that pool have been removed by their distributor.

Well, that's not true. The only thing they did now is selling at the lowest price ever.
I'm out distribution (all) since April 1 this year and out NU for years.
Doesn't help.
All I got was this Long Lead Times crap.

I mean, humans fly to the space and robots perform surgeries every day, and a stock agency can't get their act together in a few months??? Hello??


« Reply #376 on: July 10, 2022, 02:04 »
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Those June China 0.05 sales, AFAIK, belong to the same NU pool than the infamous December China sales. In January, Alamy reassured that images not belonging to that pool have been removed by their distributor.


I would not know about that. I have opted out of distributor sales from China - However, I got a lot of sales in June for which I will be getting the amazing amount of 0.03$. Alamy doesn't tell me where they are coming from though. It only says the image size and how often it has been downloaded, no information about usage, licence or location, so I don't even know what to opt out from to avoid these in the future.

« Reply #377 on: July 11, 2022, 15:23 »
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I wrote asking about getting 1 cent for sales and got some pap about getting a low percent based on the distributor taking a cut and then alamy taking a cut - no mention about why the sale was so low, so I asked again, the second time I got more pap about how distributors charge what they think is competitive in their market and how wonderful that they are a market that we wouldn't normally reach - I asked what market that was and haven't heard back.

The average return is still pretty good, but going from 50% of sales to 20-40% and these super low sales is pretty discouraging.

« Reply #378 on: July 12, 2022, 22:56 »
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Yikes. 
10 cent sale. 
4 cents went to Alamy.
4 cents went to Distrubutor.
2 cents came to me.
That doesn't even pay for the 5 seconds of cable to look into my balance!

« Reply #379 on: July 13, 2022, 11:35 »
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Alamy asked me twice if I would agree to make a distribution sale. The answer is no, thanks for asking.

« Reply #380 on: July 13, 2022, 14:40 »
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I opted out of all distributor sales all around the world. Had no 7 cent sales anymore. I am still getting $3 and $5 sales, though. Im at 250 for this month before my cut.
Same here.  I opted out of Alamy's entire Distribution scheme years ago.  If I've missed a few "penny stock" sales due to being opted-out so be it.   I managed to make the threshold to the new contract's Gold level this year with a small portfolio and no Distribution sales so it doesn't appear to have hurt me much if any being opted-out of their Distribution deals.

Alamy's web site is available to anyone, anytime. and anywhere with internet service.  BS about Distributor's "local" assistance and language barriers etc. IMO is just that - BS.   For me their skim and low prices is just not worth the paltry returns to contributors.

ShadySue

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« Reply #381 on: July 13, 2022, 16:24 »
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« Reply #382 on: July 13, 2022, 16:43 »
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I don't understand why Alamy has to nickle-and-dime the contributors so much.

Today is the 13th, or the end of the ninth working day. my pittance has not arrived yet.

We used to get paid in the first week of the month, now it moves to the middle of the month.

« Reply #383 on: July 14, 2022, 01:33 »
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I don't understand why Alamy has to nickle-and-dime the contributors so much.

Today is the 13th, or the end of the ninth working day. my pittance has not arrived yet.

We used to get paid in the first week of the month, now it moves to the middle of the month.

I got my payment yesterday. But for me it's always coming at the latest day possible. They say payment will be processed "within 9 working days" and it's always on the 9th day for me (yesterday was the 13th and 4 of these days were saturdays and Sundays), never a day earlier, so the "within 9 working days" should rather be called "after 9 working days".

« Reply #384 on: July 15, 2022, 10:32 »
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I got my payment on the 14th, the 10th working day.


« Reply #385 on: July 23, 2022, 10:55 »
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I opted out May last year, I just now received a distribution sale of 12 cents, of which I got to keep 3 cents... How can they still sell my stuff through distribution 13/14 months after opt-out? I know Alamy sales often have long payout times, but THIS long?

ShadySue

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« Reply #386 on: July 23, 2022, 11:47 »
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I opted out May last year, I just now received a distribution sale of 12 cents, of which I got to keep 3 cents... How can they still sell my stuff through distribution 13/14 months after opt-out? I know Alamy sales often have long payout times, but THIS long?
If you haven't done so already, email them and ask for an explanation.

« Reply #387 on: August 03, 2022, 04:58 »
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I opted out May last year, I just now received a distribution sale of 12 cents, of which I got to keep 3 cents... How can they still sell my stuff through distribution 13/14 months after opt-out? I know Alamy sales often have long payout times, but THIS long?
If you haven't done so already, email them and ask for an explanation.


Their 'explanation':

"Many of our distributors have long lead times and the sale has only just been reported to us. Weve instructed the distributor that the image is now no longer available for licensing."

« Reply #388 on: September 21, 2022, 01:11 »
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This is how 2 cent sales via distributor ends up.

My fabolous share is 0,00!
I will opt out of distibutor sales whenever I get the chance.

« Reply #389 on: September 21, 2022, 02:31 »
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I had 5x0.02 cents today :-\. How and where can you opt out? I have not heard about this deal.

« Reply #390 on: September 21, 2022, 03:46 »
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I have opted out in april and still had more than 60 of these today. There's even two sales with only distributor deductions so the total is less than before the sales :o
This madness has to stop. They don't even respect their own rules

« Reply #391 on: September 21, 2022, 07:51 »
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I had 5x0.02 cents today :-\. How and where can you opt out? I have not heard about this deal.

Under the graph on your dashboard there is a field with Additional Revenue Options. My dashboard says that I can opt out in April. And that is what I will do - if it actually works.

« Reply #392 on: September 21, 2022, 08:47 »
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This is how 2 cent sales via distributor ends up.

My fabolous share is 0,00!
I will opt out of distibutor sales whenever I get the chance.

Same here, see attached, most of them, ~1080p size sold in China on Sept 20th (I will ask them to restrict my sales in China, the same way they restricted sales in Russia)
« Last Edit: September 21, 2022, 09:00 by Zero Talent »

« Reply #393 on: September 21, 2022, 09:37 »
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The same happened to me!  I had three sales there yesterday, two for 2 cents and the third for 8.  On the first two Alamy got 1 c and the distributor got one leaving me with zero - literally zero!  How can they do this and think people will continue to contribute?  On the 8-center they left me with two cents so I ended up earning two measly pennies for three sales.  All were in China, where I assume they are assembling a collection of essentially legally stolen images to resell elsewhere.  Pathetic.  If there is a way of excluding all sales to China and definitely these zero-sum sales I want to sign up.  Or will have to terminate my Alamy account.  Scumbags.

« Reply #394 on: September 21, 2022, 13:08 »
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I am already opted out and still had 17 sales to a "Chinese editorial site" for a grand total of $0.72 gross. Given the mix of images the phrase "legally stolen" did spring to mind as it would be hard to imagine any of them being used for editorial purposes. Needless to say I have emailed Alamy but not sure it will achieve anything.
Given how few decent priced sales I get these days I may have to delete my portfolio entirely if this continues.

« Reply #395 on: September 21, 2022, 13:53 »
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4.1.5. except for any rights that have previously been licensed or granted in relation to the Content, there is not and will not be during the term of this Contract, be any limitation or restriction on Alamys ability to license the Content;   Part of the latest amendments contained in an email response from Alamy.
I don't have time to read the full T&Cs so I could be misunderstanding it but this would seem to suggest that they can ignore opt outs and license when, where and to whom they like.

« Reply #396 on: September 21, 2022, 15:43 »
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Its contagious, today I had a sale for $0.02, $0.06 & $0.07, all on Alamy......though the laughter this gave me was priceless

« Reply #397 on: September 22, 2022, 03:25 »
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Same here....

 >:(

« Reply #398 on: September 22, 2022, 08:50 »
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over on the Alamy forum they posted

https://discussion.alamy.com/topic/15988-sales-to-china/page/2/

"
Hi All,

 

We're very sorry that due to a technical error on our part some of you who have opted-out of distribution are seeing image sales on your account via distribution sales.

 

We are aware of the issue that these sales shouldn't have happened for those opted-out of distribution, and we're investigating to establish what happened so we can resolve this as soon as possible. We'll be paying all contributors 100% of the commission from these sales. If you think you shouldn't have seen these distribution sales on your account, you can email [email protected] however we will be getting in touch with everyone affected once we have a clearer picture on the matter.

 

Thanks,

 

Alamy

"

I got a bunch of distro sales from China for 22 to 2 cents for which I get 5 to 0 cents. I'm opted out of China this year. Plus 2 cent sales for which the photographer gets 0 is never ok. They need to put a floor on the amount the photographer gets. It doesn't have to be very high, but it should definitely not be 0.

« Reply #399 on: September 22, 2022, 09:19 »
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Fk i had 96 2 cent sales from China. I def emailed them. What a sham.


 

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