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« on: November 27, 2013, 14:04 »
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W.T.F? ? ?  Two Dollars and Sixty Four Cents?!?!?!?
On this photo's profile they are asking $80 for Extended Licenses.

I don't think Congratulations! is the way to begin an email like this.  It should say, We are terribly ashamed to inform you.....

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Subject:   $ Depositphotos: File Sold by Extended License
 
From: Depositphotos <no-reply@depositphotos.com> (Add as Preferred Sender)   
 
Date: Wed, Nov 27, 2013 12:25 pm
To: ********
 


Dear Lorraine Swanson,

Congratulations!
One of your files has just been sold on www.depositphotos.com.

 
File ID: 9834491
File Name: Stained Glass Quilt Pattern
Size: Partner Sales
Your Profit: $2.64

Date: Nov.27, 2013 14:25:49


If you have any technical or other questions, please don't hesitate to Contact Us.
Thank you for your continued interest in Depositphotos!

Best regards,
The Depositphotos Team


« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2013, 14:12 »
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That sucks. Is that typical?

« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2013, 14:48 »
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I love this part:

Size: Partner Sales


It means they've let in another middleman, which costs them nothing because the new guy's commission just comes out of yours.

Or maybe it's a discount for a "big, important" customer.  You'll make it up on volume.


Spray and Pray

« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2013, 15:00 »
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Sad part is that we all still submit images to them  :-\



« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2013, 15:03 »
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Sad part is that we all still submit images to them  :-\
I haven't signed up with DepostPhotos.  I already have enough people giving away my photos, don't need another at this time. 

stocked

« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2013, 15:05 »
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I checked my earnings there lately and decided to stop submit there, the percentage seems good but most sales are subscription (what is our percentage in this case anybody knows) all sales are for very low figures not a single one for a two digit sum. They seem only compete on prices.

« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2013, 15:20 »
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Sad part is that we all still submit images to them  :-\
Well, I've left Istock and 123 this year because they p'd me off and looks like Deposit Photos makes 3.

Do they payout if you close your account? 

« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2013, 15:21 »
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That sucks. Is that typical?
On the product page it says that EL's are $80.  I think they are supposed to pay 50% of that.

« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2013, 15:32 »
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Sad part is that we all still submit images to them  most of flips cheapo MS agencies :-\

« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2013, 15:34 »
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That sucks. Is that typical?
On the product page it says that EL's are $80.  I think they are supposed to pay 50% of that.

This is sad.

« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2013, 15:49 »
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ShadySue

« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2013, 16:36 »
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see this thread:

http://www.microstockgroup.com/depositphotos/is-this-a-record-for-an-el/msg306920/#msg306920


Why on earth did the posts later in that thread accumulate so many negatives?

« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2013, 17:23 »
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see this thread:

http://www.microstockgroup.com/depositphotos/is-this-a-record-for-an-el/msg306920/#msg306920


Why on earth did the posts later in that thread accumulate so many negatives?


Probably beacaus eMisterElements is a DP fanboy

ShadySue

« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2013, 17:54 »
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see this thread:

http://www.microstockgroup.com/depositphotos/is-this-a-record-for-an-el/msg306920/#msg306920


Why on earth did the posts later in that thread accumulate so many negatives?


Probably beacaus eMisterElements is a DP fanboy

Oh, but some have been balanced up since. Several of these had 2 or 3 negatives when I looked earlier.

« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2013, 18:33 »
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Sad part is that we all still submit images to them  :-\

Not all.

ShadySue

« Reply #15 on: November 27, 2013, 18:55 »
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Sad part is that we all still submit images to them  :-\

Not all.
Definitely not all.

« Reply #16 on: November 27, 2013, 21:20 »
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Sad part is that we all still submit images to them  :-\
I haven't signed up with DepostPhotos.  I already have enough people giving away my photos, don't need another at this time.

I haven't signed up with DP either. Ain't uploading more stuff to the other sites either. From now on, every single one of my new images will be "exclusive" on my own Symbiostock site.

Feels great!

« Reply #17 on: November 27, 2013, 22:09 »
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Sad part is that we all still submit images to them  :-\
I haven't signed up with DepostPhotos.  I already have enough people giving away my photos, don't need another at this time.

I haven't signed up with DP either. Ain't uploading more stuff to the other sites either. From now on, every single one of my new images will be "exclusive" on my own Symbiostock site.

Feels great!

Atta girl!!

Thats the way to do it!!

« Reply #18 on: November 28, 2013, 00:27 »
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On a related note.. Subscription sales are the bane (read that as - a cause of great distress and annoyance) of the current day microstock business - unless backed by huge volumes as in case of Shuttertock.  All other sites - DP included - are simply diluting contributor returns to untenable levels and undermining the viability of this business.  But DP is not alone unfortunately. Similar trend on so many other sites as well !

« Reply #19 on: November 28, 2013, 00:54 »
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Sad part is that we all still submit images to them  :-\
I haven't signed up with DepostPhotos.  I already have enough people giving away my photos, don't need another at this time.

I haven't signed up with DP either. Ain't uploading more stuff to the other sites either. From now on, every single one of my new images will be "exclusive" on my own Symbiostock site.

Feels great!

Atta girl!!

Thats the way to do it!!

 8)  Thanks, Noodle!

ShadySue

« Reply #20 on: November 28, 2013, 11:21 »
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On a related note.. Subscription sales are the bane (read that as - a cause of great distress and annoyance) of the current day microstock business - unless backed by huge volumes as in case of Shuttertock.  All other sites - DP included - are simply diluting contributor returns to untenable levels and undermining the viability of this business.  But DP is not alone unfortunately. Similar trend on so many other sites as well !
One could argue that it is SS's success with selling at very low prices (for subs) that forces other site to compete on price. Unless they have a USP which is discernable and valuable to buyers, and market like crazy. Then of course, low prices hardly makes for widespread marketing.

« Reply #21 on: November 28, 2013, 11:33 »
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One could argue that it is SS's success with selling at very low prices (for subs) that forces other site to compete on price.

Yep. A classic case of the race to the bottom. And despite good sales on SS, we are all paying the price in the long run.

Ron

« Reply #22 on: November 28, 2013, 12:28 »
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On a related note.. Subscription sales are the bane (read that as - a cause of great distress and annoyance) of the current day microstock business - unless backed by huge volumes as in case of Shuttertock.  All other sites - DP included - are simply diluting contributor returns to untenable levels and undermining the viability of this business.  But DP is not alone unfortunately. Similar trend on so many other sites as well !
One could argue that it is SS's success with selling at very low prices (for subs) that forces other site to compete on price. Unless they have a USP which is discernable and valuable to buyers, and market like crazy. Then of course, low prices hardly makes for widespread marketing.
But even when the images are offered for 15 cent at 123, they still dont manage to get ahead. For some reason Shutterstock always ends on top.

« Reply #23 on: November 28, 2013, 12:59 »
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Although we don't like to think about it - and some people get angry if it's discussed - I think we all realize that if and when SS really ends up controlling the market, they'll totally destroy it.


Ron

« Reply #24 on: November 28, 2013, 13:02 »
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Although we don't like to think about it - and some people get angry if it's discussed - I think we all realize that if and when SS really ends up controlling the market, they'll totally destroy it.
When you have a monopoly prices usually go up, not down.

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