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Title: Photocase is cutting sales (money)
Post by: oscarcwilliams on June 18, 2019, 11:53
I just got an e-mail from Photocase.  They are going out of business.  What's your impression?
Title: Re: Photocase is cutting sales (money)
Post by: davidbautista on June 18, 2019, 11:58
My impression is that they never accepted anything from me lol

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Title: Re: Photocase is cutting sales (money)
Post by: tätarätä on June 18, 2019, 12:37
My impression is that they never accepted anything from me lol
My impression is that i was right not to accept PC as distributor of my photos  8)
Title: Re: Photocase is cutting sales (money)
Post by: Jsbach on June 18, 2019, 12:43
They are stealing money already earned (cutting it by 50%).
So not only cutting earnings of new sales but cutting MONEY ALREADY EARNED!

Is this legal?
Title: Re: Photocase is cutting sales (money)
Post by: davidbautista on June 18, 2019, 12:54
My impression is that they never accepted anything from me lol
My impression is that i was right not to accept PC as distributor of my photos  8)
Thanks God they never accepted me!
Title: Re: Photocase is cutting sales (money)
Post by: Chichikov on June 18, 2019, 13:44
I have always had all kind of problems with german companies, always!

They are stealing money already earned (cutting it by 50%).
So not only cutting earnings of new sales but cutting MONEY ALREADY EARNED!

Is this legal?

I wrote them to ask if I have understood well, and if it is legal to cut already earned money.
Let's see what they will answer, if they will answer…
Title: Re: Photocase is cutting sales (money)
Post by: r2d2 on June 18, 2019, 13:49
that is so crazy... you can disagree than you will get 100% of your money. But then they will kick you out they say.
Title: Re: Photocase is cutting sales (money)
Post by: ShadySue on June 18, 2019, 13:57
that is so crazy... you can disagree than you will get 100% of your money. But then they will kick you out they say.
Win-win.  8)
Title: Re: Photocase is cutting sales (money)
Post by: r2d2 on June 18, 2019, 13:59
that is so crazy... you can disagree than you will get 100% of your money. But then they will kick you out they say.
Win-win.  8)

of course... when everyone demands his money, they are soon broke! ;)
Title: Re: Photocase is cutting sales (money)
Post by: r2d2 on June 18, 2019, 14:03
They are stealing money already earned (cutting it by 50%).
So not only cutting earnings of new sales but cutting MONEY ALREADY EARNED!

Is this legal?

i think it is ilegal!
Title: Re: Photocase is cutting sales (money)
Post by: PaceyH on June 18, 2019, 14:19
I just got an e-mail from Photocase.  They are going out of business.  What's your impression?

WHAT? Why?? How did I not hear about this till now.
Title: Re: Photocase is cutting sales (money)
Post by: olafvik on June 18, 2019, 14:36
It's a shame  >:( >:(, yes, they are stealing money already earned (50%), and besides they have started selling at €0
Title: Re: Photocase is cutting sales (money)
Post by: noodle on June 18, 2019, 15:30
What da feck is going on there?

I had over €53 there now it’s showing €9!

Time for a nasty email!

BTW no email or any other communication this was taking place!
Title: Re: Photocase is cutting sales (money)
Post by: noodle on June 18, 2019, 15:40
that is so crazy... you can disagree than you will get 100% of your money. But then they will kick you out they say.

Kick you out of what? A business going tits up?!
Title: Re: Photocase is cutting sales (money)
Post by: r2d2 on June 18, 2019, 15:46
^^so true
Let's demand 100% of our money and give Photocase a kiss of death :-*.

Question is what they have done with our money...
Title: Re: Photocase is cutting sales (money)
Post by: dk on June 18, 2019, 15:53
There are no worker's rights in this business. Agencies don't pay, agencies cut earnings, agencies don't report sales and there's nothing we can do, take it or leave it. The sad part is that the same agencies present themselves as politically correct on all aspects except respecting the people that work for them.
Title: Re: Photocase is cutting sales (money)
Post by: Sean Locke Photography on June 18, 2019, 16:30
You can’t just randomly cut what you owe people unless you’re going through bankruptcy or other proceedings.
Title: Re: Photocase is cutting sales (money)
Post by: Jo Ann Snover on June 18, 2019, 19:31
You can’t just randomly cut what you owe people unless you’re going through bankruptcy or other proceedings.

Sure you can - but then they can refuse to supply you, sue you or take other action. It's like a company stretching out paying their bills to 60 or 90 days instead of 30 - they just say they're doing it and don't need anyone's approval to give it a whirl.

I could never find anything of mine Photocase liked, so I didn't get this communication, but perhaps they are asking for people to voluntarily forego royalties to keep the company in business? There have been cases where companies and employees worked out deals outside of bankruptcy proceedings, trying to keep a company going, but typically there was some quid pro quo. What is Photocase offering to contributors, if anything?

And with a bankruptcy, there's always the risk that you'll get less than they're currently offering - I think contributors are unsecured creditors with no special priority over others owed money by Photocase.

Given that I never heard stories that they were a great earner for anyone, why would contributors have any stake in them staying in business?
Title: Re: Photocase is cutting sales (money)
Post by: MxR on June 19, 2019, 01:29
 One of worst move i see in an agency!
Title: Re: Photocase is cutting sales (money)
Post by: Uncle Pete on June 19, 2019, 08:17
that is so crazy... you can disagree than you will get 100% of your money. But then they will kick you out they say.
Win-win.  8)

That was my immediate thought as well. Nothing lost and everything owed, is gained.

Maybe with more of these after the fact cuts, or closings, which is the future, people will stop supporting these parasite agencies for the measly money?
Title: Re: Photocase is cutting sales (money)
Post by: Chichikov on June 20, 2019, 02:15
One point in their favour.
Although I don't like them too much and I find the way they behave inadmissible, I must admit that with only 150 photos on this site I earned more than with Dreamstime + Bigstock + Canstock + Zoonar + Picfair + 123RF + Depositphotos + etc. combined, sites where I have between 5000 and 7000 images

;D  ;D
Title: Re: Photocase is cutting sales (money)
Post by: noodle on June 27, 2019, 19:47
After sending an email to demand my earnings, they obliged, paid in full and shut down my account.

On their forums the new CEO says their goal is to transform Photocase into a European Stocksy.

Ok then, let’s see how that works out...
Title: Re: Photocase is cutting sales (money)
Post by: Microstock Man on June 28, 2019, 08:23
After sending an email to demand my earnings, they obliged, paid in full and shut down my account.

On their forums the new CEO says their goal is to transform Photocase into a European Stocksy.

Ok then, let’s see how that works out...

Glad you got your money. As for their goal, where is that crying with laughter emoji.....
Title: Re: Photocase is cutting sales (money)
Post by: noodle on June 28, 2019, 09:46
After sending an email to demand my earnings, they obliged, paid in full and shut down my account.

On their forums the new CEO says their goal is to transform Photocase into a European Stocksy.

Ok then, let’s see how that works out...

Glad you got your money. As for their goal, where is that crying with laughter emoji.....

Lol

I just posted for the sake of anyone that wants to take their earnings and run.
They will rebook the earnings you have already made prior to the claw backs. You just need to send them an email requesting such.
Title: Re: Photocase is cutting sales (money)
Post by: Uncle Pete on June 29, 2019, 08:28
After sending an email to demand my earnings, they obliged, paid in full and shut down my account.

On their forums the new CEO says their goal is to transform Photocase into a European Stocksy.

Ok then, let’s see how that works out...

Glad you got your money. As for their goal, where is that crying with laughter emoji.....

(https://i.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/019/601/smilelaugh.jpg)

Photocase is a passionately curated authentic stock photography agency. We offer hand-picked Royalty-Free Images with a modern feel for prices that fit any budget.

 (https://www.bing.com/th?id=OIP.h0Tf_wgn-c9ffU45JhuHhgHaHa&w=206&h=206&c=7&o=5&pid=1.7)

The prices at Photocase are simple and fair. Price depends on size of the image and if you choose any additional options during checkout. Our photographers earn between 40% and 60% of each sale.

Photocase what a joke. Well at least they dream big?
Title: Re: Photocase is cutting sales (money)
Post by: Microstock Man on June 30, 2019, 09:49
After sending an email to demand my earnings, they obliged, paid in full and shut down my account.

On their forums the new CEO says their goal is to transform Photocase into a European Stocksy.

Ok then, let’s see how that works out...

Glad you got your money. As for their goal, where is that crying with laughter emoji.....

(https://i.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/019/601/smilelaugh.jpg)

Photocase is a passionately curated authentic stock photography agency. We offer hand-picked Royalty-Free Images with a modern feel for prices that fit any budget.

 (https://www.bing.com/th?id=OIP.h0Tf_wgn-c9ffU45JhuHhgHaHa&w=206&h=206&c=7&o=5&pid=1.7)

The prices at Photocase are simple and fair. Price depends on size of the image and if you choose any additional options during checkout. Our photographers earn between 40% and 60% of each sale.

Photocase what a joke. Well at least they dream big?

Ahhhh, there it is.

Can these guys be serious? Demand your money and run. And never look back.