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« Reply #25 on: June 04, 2019, 02:16 »
Here is a subjective summary of P5 exclusivity clips threads and posts:

Starting April to today, people think that exclusivity was a shortcut to big and fast sales: wrong
No one or very little people run a full or just made to test upload exclusive account: wrong/ partially wrong
Pond5 developed their idea, tested it and intergrated it in their system within a month: wrong
People can predict business plans, actions, agreements and customers behavior: wrong/ partially wrong
Exclusive/loyal uploading meaning is interpeted worldwide the exact same way: wrong/partially wrong
Adding 10-20% in product's price in cold blood to minimise losses is normal: wrong

Contributors and clips that selled at pre-exclusive status, still sell good, exclusive or not: correct
« Last Edit: June 04, 2019, 02:19 by georgep7 »

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« Reply #26 on: June 04, 2019, 08:36 »
Exclusive program was a scam/red-herring to mask the 10% (20%) commission cut.

Well the major takeaway/headline of the exclusive program was (and is), 'go exclusive and we'll increase your cut to 60%, don't and we'll drop it to 40%'. I mean that was in the main announcement email, as clear as day, so if the intention was to mask what was really going on... then they failed on a momentously miserable scale. Not sure where the scam lies in that?

Not a scam, but it was disguised as being exciting and positive news for the good of the community. At the very least that's sneaky and misleading.

Yup, I'm always excited and positive when I get news from any microstock agency, OK not really.

I saw this as up front, that's my point. The good or bad is individual, as is the choice to play along or ignore the alternative. The 40% is a cut, no one is denying that.

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the things that cannot be changed,
Courage to change the things
which should be changed,
and the Wisdom to distinguish
the one from the other.

Maybe by 2020 people will stop writing and whining about the P5 exclusive adjustments. I'm sure some new plan will come from somewhere else to find a way to stick it to us, much worse. At least with this, we have free will and choices?


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