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Title: Artflakes VS Fine Arts.
Post by: oscarcwilliams on March 20, 2017, 21:05
Artflakes VS Fine Arts---Which one has been your best experience?    Thanks
Title: Re: Artflakes VS Fine Arts.
Post by: LDV81 on March 20, 2017, 21:10
Artflakes used to be OK, but several years ago.
Now, for me, they sell next to nothing, and if they do, once in a blue moon, it is usually followed by a refund. I stopped uploading long time ago.
What site is Fine Arts?

Generally, POD is not what it used to be. My best years were 2013-14. 2016 was bad, 2017 so far even worse.
Title: Re: Artflakes VS Fine Arts.
Post by: Chichikov on March 21, 2017, 02:26
Artflakes VS Fine Arts---Which one has been your best experience?    Thanks

Artflakes is free, FAA is not

FAA upload system is antique (very bad site design), the Artflakes one is prehistoric (does not read IPTC)

Some years ago sales used to be enough good on both sites.
Today they are almost inexistant
Title: Re: Artflakes VS Fine Arts.
Post by: Steveball on March 21, 2017, 07:25
Artflakes VS Fine Arts---Which one has been your best experience?    Thanks

Artflakes is free, FAA is not

FAA upload system is antique (very bad site design), the Artflakes one is prehistoric (does not read IPTC)

Some years ago sales used to be enough good on both sites.
Today they are almost inexistant


Agree, last sales on Artflakes was 18 months ago ($110) but both were refunded (only found out 3 months later after emailing them!). Hope they're not keeping it for themselves and fobbing us off with the refund story!
Title: Re: Artflakes VS Fine Arts.
Post by: oscarcwilliams on March 21, 2017, 07:31
Thanks Steve for your reply.
Title: Re: Artflakes VS Fine Arts.
Post by: stockastic on March 21, 2017, 10:09
Antique vs. prehistoric - a perfect analogy.

I sell a couple on FAA every month, occasionally I sell a bunch.  It's not dead, but it's sadly dated and desperately in need of serious competition.  Like every other crowd-sourced 'agency' it's filling up with junk, and bases the search ranking solely on past sales, so it's increasingly hard for anything new to get seen. 


Title: Re: Artflakes VS Fine Arts.
Post by: Steveball on March 22, 2017, 08:31
FAA - 14 sales in 3 years but only 2 sales last year (good ones though!). Still worth the fee.