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  • tough men are pussys
« on: March 22, 2008, 10:02 »
Hello from beautiful Mazatlan.  A nice 86 degrees today, well, and yesterday, and last week etc.

I have a question, I did a google on my handle and came up with a site that has several of my pics, called Crystal graphics.  What interested me is that prints are going for $69.

I checked their home, and can't find any info with whom they're affiliated.  Does anyone here have any info on this site?

« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2008, 10:07 »
As far as I remember they are a partner site of BigStockPhoto, SY


« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2008, 11:51 »
You can opt out of partner deals at BigStock if you wish. There was a thread a while back on the BigStock forums about this deal.

They're licensing images for high prices, not selling prints (at least that's what was happening back when this started). The problem I had was that the price difference was so high, for the same images that sold for less via the BigStock site that I felt any buyer who figured out what was going on would feel ripped off.

I found out that this was happening after I got a $7 commission on a sale - I think the image sold for $69 or $99. I still think the whole thing is a really bad idea, but then I opted out, which was good of BigStock to implement for those of us who didn't like the deal.

« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2008, 13:06 »
Yeah, it's a good thing they let you opt out.  I did.  I wish all the agencies would let you opt out of certain of their sales channels.  Not that I'm thinking of anyone in particular (dtdtdtdtdtdtdtdtdtdtdt.... :))

« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2008, 13:17 »
Whoa.... there's a lot of my stuff there.......  how do we know if it's sells there?  8)=tom
« Last Edit: March 22, 2008, 13:20 by a.k.a.-tom »

« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2008, 15:50 »
Most likely it is Bigstock, you'll know if you see a bigger than usual commission.


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