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« Reply #50 on: July 24, 2013, 09:59 »
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So now Istock is leading the industry?  I thought you all were saying Shutterstock was number 1.  Interesting that you don't think lower prices has anything to do with SS even though they are still much lower than Istock and Fotolia.  Is it possible that Istock and Fotolia are lowering prices to compete with the king of low prices, Shutterstock?

If you know what's going on, feel free to explain it to me because I don't get it. It looks like they all are just trying to spite contributors and drive us all away. But instead of running for the hills we just take it.


« Reply #51 on: July 24, 2013, 10:00 »
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So now Istock is leading the industry?  I thought you all were saying Shutterstock was number 1.  Interesting that you don't think lower prices has anything to do with SS even though they are still much lower than Istock and Fotolia.  Is it possible that Istock and Fotolia are lowering prices to compete with the king of low prices, Shutterstock?

why can't you understand that SS haven't changed a single thing in over 10 YEARS? (actually only increased royalties)

while other agencies will keep on doing their nasty thing SS is laughing their a-ss to the bank ;D

SS isn't guilty for all evil you enjoy putting them, they are pretty much the salvation to all this crap we are into

« Reply #52 on: July 24, 2013, 10:01 »
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The announcement was sent around today? I have an image, an older one, that sold for the first time in a while last week. But it needs to sell two more times to be back at old prices. HUH????? So the new pricestructure (time measurement) was implemented BEFORE the announcement was made??

« Reply #53 on: July 24, 2013, 10:04 »
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The announcement was sent around today? I have an image, an older one, that sold for the first time in a while last week. But it needs to sell two more times to be back at old prices. HUH????? So the new pricestructure (time measurement) was implemented BEFORE the announcement was made??

looks like! 2pm UK

« Reply #54 on: July 24, 2013, 10:07 »
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« Last Edit: May 12, 2014, 11:52 by Audi 5000 »

« Reply #55 on: July 24, 2013, 10:08 »
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So now Istock is leading the industry?  I thought you all were saying Shutterstock was number 1.  Interesting that you don't think lower prices has anything to do with SS even though they are still much lower than Istock and Fotolia.  Is it possible that Istock and Fotolia are lowering prices to compete with the king of low prices, Shutterstock?

If you know what's going on, feel free to explain it to me because I don't get it. It looks like they all are just trying to spite contributors and drive us all away. But instead of running for the hills we just take it.
Just look at the post below, Luis calls SS the salvation.  Shutterstock has some of the lowest prices and royalties around, gets 200,000 new images a week and has contributors calling them the salvation.

I will say it again, SALVATION!

WarrenPrice

« Reply #56 on: July 24, 2013, 10:10 »
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Divide and Conquer.

This is getting silly.  Why don't we concentrate on the problem.  We can argue about which site is the best (or worst) in a separate thread ... can't we?


farbled

« Reply #57 on: July 24, 2013, 10:11 »
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Well thats the final nail in the coffin for me with them. My images are almost all gone from there (after some furious deleting this morning). Now to spend my paltry balance on some images I can use for web design....

« Reply #58 on: July 24, 2013, 10:11 »
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Divide and Conquer.

This is getting silly.  Why don't we concentrate on the problem.  We can argue about which site is the best (or worst) in a separate thread ... can't we?

you can always step out if you are going to cry

WarrenPrice

« Reply #59 on: July 24, 2013, 10:15 »
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Divide and Conquer.

This is getting silly.  Why don't we concentrate on the problem.  We can argue about which site is the best (or worst) in a separate thread ... can't we?

you can always step out if you are going to cry

Thanks, Luis, I would never step aside without your permission.   ::)

« Reply #60 on: July 24, 2013, 10:18 »
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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?

I asked them for payment, they suspended my account, I threatened to inform the FBI and then Chad sent me payment in full and agreed to delete my account.

« Reply #61 on: July 24, 2013, 10:18 »
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Divide and Conquer.

This is getting silly.  Why don't we concentrate on the problem.  We can argue about which site is the best (or worst) in a separate thread ... can't we?

you can always step out if you are going to cry

Thanks, Luis, I would never step aside without your permission.   ::)

do you wanna add something to this thread or is that all?

farbled

« Reply #62 on: July 24, 2013, 10:20 »
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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?

I asked them for payment, they suspended my account, I threatened to inform the FBI and then Chad sent me payment in full and agreed to delete my account.

Did you get paid out before reaching payout? I'm thinking of closing my account but I thought I'd lose my balance...

« Reply #63 on: July 24, 2013, 10:33 »
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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?

I asked them for payment, they suspended my account, I threatened to inform the FBI and then Chad sent me payment in full and agreed to delete my account.

Thanks, I like the FBI part, I think I will copy that  ;)

« Reply #64 on: July 24, 2013, 10:38 »
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So now Istock is leading the industry?  I thought you all were saying Shutterstock was number 1.  Interesting that you don't think lower prices has anything to do with SS even though they are still much lower than Istock and Fotolia.  Is it possible that Istock and Fotolia are lowering prices to compete with the king of low prices, Shutterstock?

If you know what's going on, feel free to explain it to me because I don't get it. It looks like they all are just trying to spite contributors and drive us all away. But instead of running for the hills we just take it.
Just look at the post below, Luis calls SS the salvation.  Shutterstock has some of the lowest prices and royalties around, gets 200,000 new images a week and has contributors calling them the salvation.
That just isnt true.  My highest commission sales now come from SS.  I wish FT and istock would sell as many EL's and I now get commissions in the $75 to $120 range.  One sale on SS this month has made me more than twice all my sales with FT.

« Reply #65 on: July 24, 2013, 10:47 »
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time to leave....

So glad I left!

« Reply #66 on: July 24, 2013, 10:52 »
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Did you get paid out before reaching payout? I'm thinking of closing my account but I thought I'd lose my balance...

I got a final payout under the payout amount when I closed my account. I had to pay a small fee, but they were pretty friendly and helpful about it.

I recommend sending them an email to ask.

lisafx

« Reply #67 on: July 24, 2013, 10:58 »
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before even discussing this announcement it isn't working properly, I have files with 1 download with this new pricing which makes them SOLD files, not UNSOLD

or does this mean really 6 months without a sale and need to have another 3 so we can get back to the regular price?

It means if they haven't sold in 6 months, not if they haven't sold ever.  For emeralds and above a similar policy has been in place for years (reducing our base price to 1 instead of 2), only it took 5 sales at the reduced price to be able to reset. 

I'm not happy about this at all, but not surprised.  Every time Istock does something stupid there are always other sites that rush to go over that cliff with them.   ::)

« Reply #68 on: July 24, 2013, 11:09 »
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Race to the bottom at full speed. Each time someone was whinnig about how "ridicously expensive" had got the prices at istockphoto, each time that someone "informed" their designers friends where to find the stuff cheaper, a little step towards this situation was done. Look at your feet to see if you shot yourself there.

farbled

« Reply #69 on: July 24, 2013, 11:11 »
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Did you get paid out before reaching payout? I'm thinking of closing my account but I thought I'd lose my balance...

I got a final payout under the payout amount when I closed my account. I had to pay a small fee, but they were pretty friendly and helpful about it.

I recommend sending them an email to ask.

Thanks, will do. Otherwise I'll go shopping with my credits. :)

« Reply #70 on: July 24, 2013, 11:26 »
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Did you get paid out before reaching payout? I'm thinking of closing my account but I thought I'd lose my balance...

I got a final payout under the payout amount when I closed my account. I had to pay a small fee, but they were pretty friendly and helpful about it.

I recommend sending them an email to ask.

Thanks, will do. Otherwise I'll go shopping with my credits. :)

No, I had about $800 owing but I couldn't get paypal, I needed a cheque. The FBI has a special internet fraud section in NY, by the way, and they do handle complaints from overseas. There were aspects of what happened to me that made it more than just a slow payment issue.
« Last Edit: July 24, 2013, 11:32 by BaldricksTrousers »

« Reply #71 on: July 24, 2013, 11:30 »
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  For emeralds and above a similar policy has been in place for years (reducing our base price to 1 instead of 2), only it took 5 sales at the reduced price to be able to reset. 


Have you ever reset any of yours Lisa?   I'm guessing that the only way to find out which images can be reset would be to click on every file and check and nobody has time for that.

« Reply #72 on: July 24, 2013, 11:39 »
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Not doubting this announcement...
But has anybody else gotten that email - I haven't.
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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.

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I didn't get the message either. Reading this thread, I assumed I'm "too new" at FT to have any skin in this particular 6-months game and so wasn't advised. But  I don't think I've ever gotten a newsletter from them yet, so maybe I'm not signed up for that. Hmmmm.

I'm soooo very new at FT, just a few weeks, but I may pull out there along with others from this group. Too few images there and too few sales to worry about, so not much to lose by leaving. I'm feeling good about my new SYS site. :-)

« Reply #73 on: July 24, 2013, 11:42 »
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I didn't get the message either. Reading this thread, I assumed I'm "too new" at FT to have any skin in this particular 6-months game and so wasn't advised. But  I don't think I've ever gotten a newsletter from them yet, so maybe I'm not signed up for that. Hmmmm.

I'm soooo very new at FT, just a few weeks, but I may pull out there along with others from this group. Too few images there and too few sales to worry about, so not much to lose by leaving. I'm feeling good about my new SYS site. :-)

https://us.fotolia.com/Member/Modify/Preferences

watch out for your EL prices, you are selling them for 10$
« Last Edit: July 24, 2013, 11:45 by luissantos84 »

« Reply #74 on: July 24, 2013, 11:51 »
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 maybe SS should start strictly exclusive ?
« Last Edit: February 03, 2014, 03:05 by ferdinand »


 

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