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fritz

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« on: January 18, 2013, 10:51 »
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I got mail from www.wantimages.com:

Wantimages.com is a new royalty free stock photography agency and we are looking for photographers to join our site.

It's free to join. Whether you are a professional or amateur and have images sitting around on your hard drive, get them uploaded and make the images work for you.

We are also offering a bonus for photographers to sign up and upload images a very generous 90% commissions on all sales for life. Hurry this offer will not be on forever.

Please submit your photos, the more the better. The more images you have the higher the chance of sales.

Every photographer also gets their own portfolio page and blog.

Any idea?

admin edit: changed subject to be more descriptive
« Last Edit: March 02, 2013, 08:45 by leaf »


« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2013, 10:56 »
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Dunno... I'd stick with the old adage " If it sounds too good to be true..."

CD123

« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2013, 11:42 »
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Sound very scammish to me. After a lot of people have uploaded images are they going to change the site's name to www.gotimages.com, to be able to sell them?  :o

« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2013, 11:46 »
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No address, whois directs to their host provider, 041... phone? Anonymous about...

CD123

« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2013, 11:54 »
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On main page - we pay 90% commission, in the about area "Wantimages.com is unique in its approach by offering photographers 80% earnings from each sale. For photographers who exclusively sell through us we offer a generous 80% return on sales."

Can not see how they can succeed where clearly more organized and experienced entrants could not. I will not bother with them for at least another 6 months and then see if they are still there (doubt it).

« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2013, 11:57 »
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Registered through: GoDaddy.com, LLC, by Ruan Tao on May 05 2012
looks like he's been trying to develop it for a while:
http://www.webdeveloper.com/forum/showthread.php?264135-looking-for-web-developer

« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2013, 12:06 »
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most of the files don't even have title or description or keywords ;D

« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2013, 12:56 »
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Here's a recent thread on them. I stand by my comment in that thread.

« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2013, 13:23 »
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He's gone from 80-90% royalties, soon it'll be 100% LOL.

« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2013, 22:04 »
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All new sites are another scam. We don't need more new sites we need less.

gillian vann

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« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2013, 22:33 »
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Here's a recent thread on them. I stand by my comment in that thread.

lol, brilliant.

« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2013, 03:54 »
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I would stay far away from that site. Next thing you know your valuable images will be for sale on the streets of Beijing

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« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2013, 18:44 »
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I also received the email. Gmail transfered it directly on the spam folder.

« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2013, 18:47 »
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http://www.wantimages.com/users/7606.html

25 downloads in a day ;D ;D ;D

p.s: now 26, there is a free download (500px) option next to every file
« Last Edit: January 19, 2013, 18:51 by luissantos84 »

CD123

« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2013, 18:58 »
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http://www.wantimages.com/users/7606.html

25 downloads in a day ;D ;D ;D

p.s: now 26, there is a free download (500px) option next to every file


Guess those also counts as downloads  ;) ;D

« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2013, 18:59 »
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http://www.wantimages.com/users/7606.html

25 downloads in a day ;D ;D ;D

p.s: now 26, there is a free download (500px) option next to every file


Guess those also counts as downloads  ;) ;D


yep! :D

« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2013, 09:30 »
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Here's a recent thread on them. I stand by my comment in that thread.

I second on that. These bright marketers sent out spam email where they exposed hundreds of photographers email addresses. Nice. And did it from a fake spamming account. Thank you for sending spammers on my way. I'm really grateful. That's not the way how serious agencies make business. If they don't manage to handle their correspondence how would they manage to handle and protect our digital files? These guys have no glue what they are doing. And if they know exactly what they are doing then it's better to stay away from them.


« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2013, 15:14 »
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just got the email from hibob123 <[email protected]> - my computer decided it was junk mail :)

see he now has 2307 images and about 500 photographers signed up
« Last Edit: January 23, 2013, 15:17 by Phil »

« Reply #18 on: January 23, 2013, 18:42 »
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got the email.. deleted right away..

« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2013, 07:54 »
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"Anyone who gives their images to this site has failed an IQ test..." ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

http://www.microstockgroup.com/new-sites-general/80sale-and-$5-payout/msg287316

« Reply #20 on: March 02, 2013, 08:45 »
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well.. if you want to buy this site.. now is your chance :)
https://flippa.com/2893358-pr3-stock-photos-web-vistors-return-rate-45-7

Poncke

« Reply #21 on: March 02, 2013, 10:00 »
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High Risk Website Blocked
Location: www. wantimages .com
Access has been blocked as the threat Mal/HTMLGen-A has been found on this website.
sophos anti-virus

« Reply #22 on: March 02, 2013, 10:22 »
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well.. if you want to buy this site.. now is your chance :)
https://flippa.com/2893358-pr3-stock-photos-web-vistors-return-rate-45-7

Highest bid: $125 :D
I would say it is worth $130, but the reserve is $1500... I'm not paying that much!
Could have been a great acquisition story!
« Last Edit: March 02, 2013, 10:25 by peter_stockfresh »


 

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