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WarrenPrice

« Reply #25 on: July 24, 2013, 09:02 »
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I haven't uploaded there in a long time.  I'm now deleting what was left from my last tantrum.
One image at the time!   ::)
They do have some crappy tools.  Any idea how to delete multiple files?  Do you think I might get what is owed?
Curses.



« Reply #26 on: July 24, 2013, 09:04 »
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I believe I have figured this one out, later today they will announce they have HALF collection at 1-3 credits, that reminds me of other agency...

« Reply #27 on: July 24, 2013, 09:07 »
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Yes, the other agency is behaving like the school yard bully and fotolia is responding with an even better value proposition.

« Reply #28 on: July 24, 2013, 09:11 »
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Yes, the other agency is behaving like the school yard bully and fotolia is responding with an even better value proposition.

sweet ain't it? BRILLIANT like you have said ;D

WarrenPrice

« Reply #29 on: July 24, 2013, 09:12 »
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So the "Price War" has started?


« Reply #30 on: July 24, 2013, 09:15 »
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So the "Price War" has started?

and once again iStock leading it! started with the 15% royalties and then FT put white rank at 20% from 25%! can't wait for next announcement by iStock, they really run this all industry no doubt there

« Reply #31 on: July 24, 2013, 09:21 »
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Its crazy how they follow istock with their price rises and commission cuts, now they follow them with a price cut.  Haven't they noticed that istock has suffered from all the changes while SS has kept things simple and is doing well?  If buyers weren't that concerned about prices during a big economic downturn, why start cutting them now?  Makes no sense to me.

6 months is a very sort time, especially seeing how badly FT sells my new images now.  I was starting to upload again and they soon came up with another reason for me to stop.

sc

« Reply #32 on: July 24, 2013, 09:24 »
+6
Not doubting this announcement...
But has anybody else gotten that email - I haven't.

« Reply #33 on: July 24, 2013, 09:24 »
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Its crazy how they follow istock with their price rises and commission cuts, now they follow them with a price cut.  Haven't they noticed that istock has suffered from all the changes while SS has kept things simple and is doing well?  If buyers weren't that concerned about prices during a big economic downturn, why start cutting them now?  Makes no sense to me.


precisely my thoughts!

« Reply #34 on: July 24, 2013, 09:25 »
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Not doubting this announcement...
But has anybody else gotten that email - I haven't.

No, but i just discovered that i was unsubscribed to the newsletter (even though i remember subscribing to it.)
« Last Edit: July 24, 2013, 09:39 by Mellimage »

sc

« Reply #35 on: July 24, 2013, 09:29 »
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Not doubting this announcement...
But has anybody else gotten that email - I haven't.
[/quote

No, but i just discovered that i was unsubscribed to the newsletter (even though i remember subscribing to it.)

I am subscribed - not something that should come from a newsletter. Changes like this should be sent to everyone via email as well.

« Reply #36 on: July 24, 2013, 09:32 »
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Its crazy how they follow istock with their price rises and commission cuts, now they follow them with a price cut.  Haven't they noticed that istock has suffered from all the changes while SS has kept things simple and is doing well?  If buyers weren't that concerned about prices during a big economic downturn, why start cutting them now?  Makes no sense to me.

6 months is a very sort time, especially seeing how badly FT sells my new images now.  I was starting to upload again and they soon came up with another reason for me to stop.

lets say that most agencies are the worst strategists that any business has ever seen, they don't seem to learn with other mistakes and even worst they keep on doing more very prejudicial stuff

this constant change in royalties/pricing is just hurting them and giving advantage to other (SS) that maintain their contributors happy making them submit fresh content every single day and doing that they are building their business very successfully with plenty of satisfied clients and many coming from the other agencies

« Reply #37 on: July 24, 2013, 09:35 »
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I'm going to delete all my images... oh wait, I already did that. It's very kind of Fotolia to reaffirm I made the right decision.

« Reply #38 on: July 24, 2013, 09:35 »
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« Reply #39 on: July 24, 2013, 09:36 »
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Wasn't it FT  saying if we sell our files elsewhere (certain percentage) cheaper than their price,than they would down rank us or suspend (if i recall correctly) what if that unsold files performing better on other places, that might drive customers for cheaper options in the end it will be us who will be suffering from loss of money.(and them too)
I agree at least they need to raise the prices automatically,if not giving us the choice to opt out.and 6month period is far too short, I think DT has a better policy on that with two years.

« Reply #40 on: July 24, 2013, 09:36 »
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time to leave....

« Reply #41 on: July 24, 2013, 09:37 »
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Not doubting this announcement...
But has anybody else gotten that email - I haven't.
[/quote

No, but i just discovered that i was unsubscribed to the newsletter (even though i remember subscribing to it.)

I am subscribed - not something that should come from a newsletter. Changes like this should be sent to everyone via email as well.
Of course it should, because it is a major change in the relationship between agent and contributor. But, just like with many things, SHOULD does not always mean it IS done.  And at FT it appears that what SHOULD be done is often miles away from what IS done.
« Last Edit: July 24, 2013, 09:39 by Mellimage »

« Reply #42 on: July 24, 2013, 09:40 »
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I'm so glad I set up my symbiostock site.

« Reply #43 on: July 24, 2013, 09:42 »
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So the "Price War" has started?

and once again iStock leading it! started with the 15% royalties and then FT put white rank at 20% from 25%! can't wait for next announcement by iStock, they really run this all industry no doubt there

Yeah, but an iS 15% is actually 15%, whereas a Fotolia 20% is some notional value that might be 12% due to the fact that they refuse to recognise that there is a relationship between the cash value of money that they receive and the value of the money they pay out.

« Reply #44 on: July 24, 2013, 09:44 »
0
So the "Price War" has started?

and once again iStock leading it! started with the 15% royalties and then FT put white rank at 20% from 25%! can't wait for next announcement by iStock, they really run this all industry no doubt there

Yeah, but an iS 15% is actually 15%, whereas a Fotolia 20% is some notional value that might be 12% due to the fact that they refuse to recognise that there is a relationship between the cash value of money that they receive and the value of the money they pay out.

yep just another BRILLIANT thing from FT, adding to that my US account instead of EUR ::)

« Reply #45 on: July 24, 2013, 09:45 »
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Wasn't it FT  saying if we sell our files elsewhere (certain percentage) cheaper than their price,than they would down rank us or suspend (if i recall correctly) what if that unsold files performing better on other places, that might drive customers for cheaper options in the end it will be us who will be suffering from loss of money.(and them too)
I agree at least they need to raise the prices automatically,if not giving us the choice to opt out.and 6month period is far too short, I think DT has a better policy on that with two years.

Actually DT drops images with no sales in 6 months down to level 0, but at least if there is a sale they won't drop and if there is a sale of a level 0 image it moves up.

This is a very poor move for contributors on FT's part.

« Reply #46 on: July 24, 2013, 09:50 »
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« Last Edit: May 12, 2014, 11:52 by Audi 5000 »

« Reply #47 on: July 24, 2013, 09:52 »
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I think we need another deactivation day!

« Reply #48 on: July 24, 2013, 09:53 »
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Yeah, but an iS 15% is actually 15%, whereas a Fotolia 20% is some notional value that might be 12% due to the fact that they refuse to recognise that there is a relationship between the cash value of money that they receive and the value of the money they pay out.

Apropos of nothing: How did you go about deleting your account at Fotolia? Did you just delete the photos or did you send them an e-mail to delete it completely?

« Reply #49 on: July 24, 2013, 09:56 »
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I would always tell them the reason why.


 

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