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« Reply #25 on: June 18, 2008, 05:14 »
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...could this possibly be a proactive approach by DT to "nudge" contributors into jumping ship at FT? In effect saying that if you stay at FT, your sub sales there will be subverting your DT profits even more...who's that on the grassy knoll?  ;)

the cynic in me thought the timing convenient too :)
(but that AIN'T a complaint!!!)


« Reply #26 on: June 18, 2008, 06:25 »
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...could this possibly be a proactive approach by DT to "nudge" contributors into jumping ship at FT? In effect saying that if you stay at FT, your sub sales there will be subverting your DT profits even more...who's that on the grassy knoll?  ;)

the cynic in me thought the timing convenient too :)
(but that AIN'T a complaint!!!)
I assure you, I'm not complaining! DT is quickly becoming my reliable and steady workhorse. And with "voluntary" increases, they're quickly becoming a fave in general. As a designer, I'm using them about 50% of the time for purchasing images (no subscription tho  :) )

« Reply #27 on: June 18, 2008, 08:09 »
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DT just keeps getting better and better. 

« Reply #28 on: June 18, 2008, 12:38 »
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I had a $0.21 sale yesterday. I don't think I have ever seen anything that low a DT before.

06/17/2008 ($0.21)

It was probably XS so I am not complaining.

lisafx

« Reply #29 on: June 18, 2008, 13:48 »
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I assure you, I'm not complaining! DT is quickly becoming my reliable and steady workhorse. And with "voluntary" increases, they're quickly becoming a fave in general. As a designer, I'm using them about 50% of the time for purchasing images (no subscription tho  :) )

Thanks for sharing the buyer's perspective.  Good to know they are keeping you guys happy :)

« Reply #30 on: June 18, 2008, 15:51 »
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...could this possibly be a proactive approach by DT to "nudge" contributors into jumping ship at FT? In effect saying that if you stay at FT, your sub sales there will be subverting your DT profits even more...who's that on the grassy knoll?  ;)

the cynic in me thought the timing convenient too :)
(but that AIN'T a complaint!!!)
I assure you, I'm not complaining! DT is quickly becoming my reliable and steady workhorse. And with "voluntary" increases, they're quickly becoming a fave in general. As a designer, I'm using them about 50% of the time for purchasing images (no subscription tho  :) )

sorry I didn't mean to imply that you were complaining. I probably should have said that the timing was ironic but I'm happy to get a payrise at any time :)

Phil

« Reply #31 on: June 18, 2008, 18:04 »
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I had a $0.21 sale yesterday. I don't think I have ever seen anything that low a DT before.

06/17/2008 ($0.21)

It was probably XS so I am not complaining.


It must have been some partner sale.  New prices will be effective only in mid-July.

A credit can cost 0.76$, so we will make only 0.38 per credit (0.5$ now). And this is if the buyer bought 100 credit package. Higher packages probably exist where a credit costs even less :(

Edit: The prices here look a bit better, the lowest price per credit is 0,8325 or 0,41625 for us.


Remember however that now only XS will cost 1 credit, and that's for a level 1 image.  Chances are the average credit/dld willl be much higher, which is great.  But again, on the other hand, will make images cost more, what increases the attractivity of subs packages (which will remain the same, except for our share of it).

Regards,
Adelaide

CofkoCof

« Reply #32 on: June 18, 2008, 18:23 »
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Remember however that now only XS will cost 1 credit, and that's for a level 1 image.  Chances are the average credit/dld willl be much higher, which is great.  But again, on the other hand, will make images cost more, what increases the attractivity of subs packages (which will remain the same, except for our share of it).
Yeah I know. The raise is a good thing, just not as good as they are saying. Some buyers will leave since prices will be quite a lot higher now, others will switch to subs. Both ain't good for us. But with the raise we should still see an increase in our earnings. I think :D

« Reply #33 on: June 18, 2008, 20:33 »
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Dreamstime is the best option for buyers - our art department was told to stop using istock unless it was necessary and to use dreamstime imstead - over the last 6 months we have downloaded only 1 image from istock - over a thousand from dreamstime ... and we are all pretty happy with that ...

As a seller all I seem to be getting in sales these days from istock ar 19c  x-small sales ... even the subs on other sites are paying better than this !!

Dreamstime is number 1 for me - both as a seller and buyer!!

DanP68

« Reply #34 on: June 18, 2008, 23:36 »
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Interesting perspective.  Do you know why your department was told to use Dreamstime over iStock?

« Reply #35 on: June 18, 2008, 23:45 »
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my $ per sale has risen 5% since 2006 at DT.

« Reply #36 on: June 18, 2008, 23:52 »
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DanP68 - essentially the never ending price rises at istock combined with a real rise in the quality of the other sites - if the images available at dreamstime had not been as good as they have gotten over the past year, we would likely have had to suck up the increases at istock - but we felt that we had other options and Dreamstime was the best of the lot ... their customer service is also, hands down, the best - they treat us with respect as cutomers/buyers.

« Reply #37 on: June 19, 2008, 08:47 »
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I had a $0.21 sale yesterday. I don't think I have ever seen anything that low a DT before.

06/17/2008 ($0.21)

It was probably XS so I am not complaining.

what??? just got one $.21 sale too for LARGE size!!!
What does it mean "partners" sales? Can I opt out these "partners"??

Sorry for asking, perhaps there is some info but I'm a bit nervous now...
I hate this pennies subscription... At least must be 30 cents for small...
Of course, my main earnings go from SS subs and I didn't want to complain to much.. but these 21 cents really suck...

jsnover

« Reply #38 on: June 19, 2008, 09:53 »
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what??? just got one $.21 sale too forLARGE size!!!
What does it mean "partners" sales? Can I opt out these "partners"??

21 cents is a partner subscription sale. You can opt out, but for all partnership sales - credit and subscription.

« Reply #39 on: June 19, 2008, 09:58 »
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thank you jsnover. I see... Seems I will not opt out because of credit sales.

On other hand, I like DT, it always was my favorite from the beginning and long time is my second best earner after SS.


 

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