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« on: March 16, 2014, 12:46 »
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Sorry if this subject has already been covered and I missed it but I just discovered Dollar photo club selling high res photos and even all my vectors for $1 a time and lots of buttons for sharing them.
I can only assume that they are part of some partner programme as some of my very recent pics are there.
I would be really grateful if anyone can tell me where they are sourcing their images and even better if they know if an opt out is available.
I could really use your help with this,
Cheers.
Mike.


« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2014, 12:59 »
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johnmessingham

« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2014, 13:00 »
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Claims to be part of Fotolia (http://www.dollarphotoclub.com/Info/FAQ )

« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2014, 13:01 »
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Thanks guys.


Ron

« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2014, 13:41 »
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Sounds like the same shady deal as DepositPhotos has with Shotshop. Selling stuff for higher prices as on the parent agency and only paying contributors sub royalties. These agencies should be ashamed. No morals.

« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2014, 13:46 »
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They claim to be targeting only special high volume buyers but I got an invite to apply for the program as a buyer and I've never purchased a single image from FT, only there as a contributor. I don't think the club is as exclusive as they are trying to make it seem to be.

Ron

« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2014, 13:47 »
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Its all BS and lies, their claims dont add up at all.

« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2014, 14:15 »
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I dropped out of Fotolia in January because of this "Dollar Club". No regrets.

EmberMike

« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2014, 15:00 »
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These API deals will kill this business for sure. Especially the ones with no opt-out.

I can't believe how easy it is to get access to entire collections of images, sell them for whatever you want and pay pennies back to the agency and the artist. It's insane.

Or brilliant, if you're using one of these APIs to launch your own site. Forget about trying to start a new agency and bring in contributors. Why bother when you can just leach off of an existing collection?


« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2014, 16:03 »
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Another one bites the dust.

I have a small portfolio (<200 images) on FT since June 2013 with mostly sub sales but have already reached the $50 threshold.
After reading this I just sent them the delete my account letter.
So that's -2 so far with DP being the first that I dropped.

« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2014, 16:26 »
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I dropped out of Fotolia in January because of this "Dollar Club". No regrets.

I dropped FT a year or two ago and I don't miss them at all ;) Wondering why? ;)

« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2014, 06:58 »
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Um... So I thought the Dollar Club was exclusive invite only? I saw this ad while reading the news this morning.

Why then can you pay $99 can join right now? No invite necessary.

http://www.dollarphotoclub.com/Member/choose/plan

« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2014, 11:11 »
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Um... So I thought the Dollar Club was exclusive invite only? I saw this ad while reading the news this morning.

Why then can you pay $99 can join right now? No invite necessary.

http://www.dollarphotoclub.com/Member/choose/plan


Because -- *gasp* -- they lied.

It's Fotolia, what did you expect?

« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2014, 11:43 »
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another sweet deal, cheers guys!

EmberMike

« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2014, 11:02 »
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Just saw an ad for DPC this morning:



Promoting the most toxic part of this business...

« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2014, 11:07 »
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Yes, Dollar Photo Club is using the Fotolia api.  Sales through DPC are posted to your FT account with a subscription commission.

-Mat


They may be using the Fotolia  API but the site owners are listed as Fotolia.
So this is just like IS and Thinkstock.


« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2014, 11:26 »
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Yes, Dollar Photo Club is using the Fotolia api.  Sales through DPC are posted to your FT account with a subscription commission.

-Mat


They may be using the Fotolia  API but the site owners are listed as Fotolia.
So this is just like IS and Thinkstock.

Not exactly. As I understand it, the customer has to buy a subscription package at Thinkstock, but they don't have to buy a subscription package at Dollar Photo Club.

« Reply #18 on: March 31, 2014, 12:55 »
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Um... So I thought the Dollar Club was exclusive invite only? I saw this ad while reading the news this morning.

Why then can you pay $99 can join right now? No invite necessary.

http://www.dollarphotoclub.com/Member/choose/plan


Because -- *gasp* -- they lied.

It's Fotolia, what did you expect?


Exactly!

« Reply #19 on: March 31, 2014, 14:24 »
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Um... So I thought the Dollar Club was exclusive invite only? I saw this ad while reading the news this morning.

Why then can you pay $99 can join right now? No invite necessary.

http://www.dollarphotoclub.com/Member/choose/plan



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EmberMike

« Reply #20 on: April 07, 2014, 14:23 »
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How about this ad placement:



They might as well say, "Don't buy Fotolia images here when you can get them cheaper at the Dollar Photo Club..."


stocked

« Reply #21 on: April 07, 2014, 15:11 »
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It's a cheap game they play, they couldn't get a foot in the American market so they undercut it with their Dollar Photo Club. They don't advertise the Dollar Photo Club in Europe their main market, maybe we should ;)

« Reply #22 on: April 07, 2014, 17:30 »
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It's a cheap game they play, they couldn't get a foot in the American market so they undercut it with their Dollar Photo Club. They don't advertise the Dollar Photo Club in Europe their main market, maybe we should ;)

I'm based in the UK. I've seen *lots* of ads for Dollar Photo Club.

stocked

« Reply #23 on: April 08, 2014, 01:46 »
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It's a cheap game they play, they couldn't get a foot in the American market so they undercut it with their Dollar Photo Club. They don't advertise the Dollar Photo Club in Europe their main market, maybe we should ;)

I'm based in the UK. I've seen *lots* of ads for Dollar Photo Club.
Nothing here in France and Germany their main market.

« Reply #24 on: April 08, 2014, 03:00 »
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A big banner on the main Fotolia site of the Polish version as well.


 

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