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Shank_ali

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« on: July 17, 2011, 00:27 »
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Can someone enlighten me on the reason that Istockphoto introduced this extra price tier.

Cock Up 1- "We are sorry your file did not make it into our sexy Vetta collection but we hope it screws some more money out of the buyers by entering the Exclusive + collection"

Cock Up 2 - "We have decided that you the talented artist are best at managing your own portfolios and can nominate a % quota of your portfolio to add to this new collection "

Cock Up 3- "Non exclusives are now allowed to screw more money from the buyers by nominating files for the exclusive +
collection "
Just scrap the collection.It stinks !!!!


« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2011, 01:36 »
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Can someone enlighten me on the reason that Istockphoto introduced this extra price tier.

Cock Up 1- "We are sorry your file did not make it into our sexy Vetta collection but we hope it screws some more money out of the buyers by entering the Exclusive + collection"

Cock Up 2 - "We have decided that you the talented artist are best at managing your own portfolios and can nominate a % quota of your portfolio to add to this new collection "

Cock Up 3- "Non exclusives are now allowed to screw more money from the buyers by nominating files for the exclusive +
collection "
Just scrap the collection.It stinks !!!!

Have u ever thought about leaving istock?

traveler1116

« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2011, 02:16 »
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Maybe you should take your issues up in IS forums instead.

Shank_ali

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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2011, 02:35 »
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Maybe you should take your issues up in IS forums instead.
Theres a novel idea....
I just think the collection does not work and buyers already pay enough for exclusive content on the site.
I would like to see the company admit the collection does not work and scrap it by the end of 2011.Simple really.

nruboc

« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2011, 02:48 »
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Shank meet Stacey, Stacey meet Shank, a perfect couple, hope you have a nice life together.

Shank_ali

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« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2011, 02:57 »
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Shank meet Stacey, Stacey meet Shank, a perfect couple, hope you have a nice life together.
FYI.I have met Stacey earlier this year.I enjoyed her company and watching her work.
Your remark was not offensive to me but i enjoy being exclusive on Istock and i no others share the same commitment.

CarlssonInc

« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2011, 03:00 »
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Maybe you should take your issues up in IS forums instead.
Theres a novel idea....
I just think the collection does not work and buyers already pay enough for exclusive content on the site.
I would like to see the company admit the collection does not work and scrap it by the end of 2011.Simple really.

What evidence do you have that the collection is not working? My own experience is that it is performing quite well.

Shank_ali

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« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2011, 03:06 »
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Maybe you should take your issues up in IS forums instead.
Theres a novel idea....
I just think the collection does not work and buyers already pay enough for exclusive content on the site.
I would like to see the company admit the collection does not work and scrap it by the end of 2011.Simple really.

What evidence do you have that the collection is not working? My own experience is that it is performing quite well.
I have an acute ability to see into the future,read the present and understand the before and i no for a fact buyers believe they are getting screwed for more money by this collection.

nruboc

« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2011, 03:10 »
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Shank meet Stacey, Stacey meet Shank, a perfect couple, hope you have a nice life together.
FYI.I have met Stacey earlier this year.I enjoyed her company and watching her work.
Your remark was not offensive to me but i enjoy being exclusive on Istock and i no others share the same commitment.

I did not mean it to be offensive, I think you share alot of the same qualities, and would make a good couple. Did you get her #?

« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2011, 03:21 »
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What evidence do you have that the collection is not working? My own experience is that it is performing quite well.
I have an acute ability to see into the future,read the present and understand the before and i no for a fact buyers believe they are getting screwed for more money by this collection.

I'm not being funny, but were you able to foresee the commission cuts? I personally couldn't foresee that commissions could get any lower, but just curious if you did.

« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2011, 03:22 »
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shank you are married to Istock aren't you? Are you getting a divorce ar just bitching about your married life?

Shank_ali

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« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2011, 03:27 »
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Shank meet Stacey, Stacey meet Shank, a perfect couple, hope you have a nice life together.
FYI.I have met Stacey earlier this year.I enjoyed her company and watching her work.
Your remark was not offensive to me but i enjoy being exclusive on Istock and i no others share the same commitment.

I did not mean it to be offensive, I think you share alot of the same qualities, and would make a good couple. Did you get her #?
Your pointing your cupids arrow in the wrong direction !.I have been with my present partner for 20 years.I would only break that bond to partake in a threesome with lobo and curly  ;D

Slovenian

« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2011, 03:34 »
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Shank meet Stacey, Stacey meet Shank, a perfect couple, hope you have a nice life together.
FYI.I have met Stacey earlier this year.I enjoyed her company and watching her work.
Your remark was not offensive to me but i enjoy being exclusive on Istock and i no others share the same commitment.

I did not mean it to be offensive, I think you share alot of the same qualities, and would make a good couple. Did you get her #?
Your pointing your cupids arrow in the wrong direction !.I have been with my present partner for 20 years.I would only break that bond to partake in a threesome with lobo and curly  ;D
Oh you'd like to be screwed by Lobo for real as well, virtually just doesn't cut it for ya, now does it;)

ShadySue

« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2011, 03:53 »
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I have an acute ability to see into the future,read the present and understand the before and i no for a fact buyers believe they are getting screwed for more money by this collection.
If you don't feel that your images are worth the premium, don't label them as E+.
In my case, I have some groups of 'similar-ish' pics some E+ some not, and the E+ pics always outsell the not, sometimes by a long way. I'm sure if the buyers were feeling 'screwed' they'd buy the 'non's.
You can't possibly speak for all buyers, though you are a master of the 'sweeping statement'. There will always be buyers, of any product, who want to screw the producers for as much as possible and complain loudly about prices.
« Last Edit: July 17, 2011, 04:50 by ShadySue »

« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2011, 04:02 »
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So, shank, you failed to remember the past (think back 18 months, to when E+ was introduced to remember why it was introduced), you failed to understand the present (go and learn the difference between E+ and P+), and you avoid the question about whether you foresaw the future with its commission cuts in your crystal ball.

Not a very impressive track record, is it?

I'd put you on ignore if you weren't so amusing (and I've never ignored anyone yet).

Slovenian

« Reply #15 on: July 17, 2011, 04:02 »
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I love P+ and I'd love to sell even more at E+, since I'm sure I have at least a few photos buyers wouldn't mind paying more for.

But we'll probably get non-excl Vetta soon enough anyway. Perhaps only the P+/E+ and V/A will stay at as and the rest will get dumped to the PP sites. Which would be fine by me, I would mind selling my photos at a midstock agency ;)

« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2011, 04:06 »
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But we'll probably get non-excl Vetta soon enough anyway.

Yup, quite likely. Just watch out for 10% commission on the deal, or less.

Slovenian

« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2011, 04:09 »
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But we'll probably get non-excl Vetta soon enough anyway.

Yup, quite likely. Just watch out for 10% commission on the deal, or less.

U're probably right, I didn't think of that :D . OK then my future is going to be the PP sites, what does your chrystal ball says wankster, I mean shankster? ;)

CarlssonInc

« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2011, 04:15 »
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Maybe you should take your issues up in IS forums instead.
Theres a novel idea....
I just think the collection does not work and buyers already pay enough for exclusive content on the site.
I would like to see the company admit the collection does not work and scrap it by the end of 2011.Simple really.

What evidence do you have that the collection is not working? My own experience is that it is performing quite well.
I have an acute ability to see into the future,read the present and understand the before and i no for a fact buyers believe they are getting screwed for more money by this collection.

The only screwing I'm certain of is the lose one in your head.

« Reply #19 on: July 17, 2011, 04:17 »
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Hi Shank - when are you off to India then?  Looking forward to seing your images.

As for E+, if I check my latest downloads page I see 12 out of the last 20 were E+, and that's with only 10% of my port selected for the collection.  Works for me.

I think buyers are plenty smart enough to decide for themselves if the extra cost is worth it, and they are.

I also think contributors are plenty smart enough to decide for themselves if an image is worthy of being offered at a higher price, and I thank iStock for giving us the opportunity to do so - it's one decision I do agree with, wholeheartedly.

Shank_ali

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« Reply #20 on: July 17, 2011, 04:48 »
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Hi Shank - when are you off to India then?  Looking forward to seing your images.

As for E+, if I check my latest downloads page I see 12 out of the last 20 were E+, and that's with only 10% of my port selected for the collection.  Works for me.

I think buyers are plenty smart enough to decide for themselves if the extra cost is worth it, and they are.

I also think contributors are plenty smart enough to decide for themselves if an image is worthy of being offered at a higher price, and I thank iStock for giving us the opportunity to do so - it's one decision I do agree with, wholeheartedly.
India is on hold until i see if my name is picked for the Milan Lypse.
If contributors are so smart,in selecting files, why do you often read about them complaining about the 6 month period to switch.Or my files stopped  selling when entering exclusive +
I do not have any files in exclusive + or ever will !

ShadySue

« Reply #21 on: July 17, 2011, 04:52 »
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India is on hold until i see if my name is picked for the Milan Lypse.
Grief, Shankie -
India vs MilanLypse. That's a no-brainer, though you seem to have made the 'odd' choice.

ShadySue

« Reply #22 on: July 17, 2011, 04:57 »
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I do not have any files in exclusive + or ever will !
Never say never.
However, what you are saying loud and clear is that you think none of your photos are worth E+ prices, but you're happy for buyers - in big commerical companies - to be able to aquire large copies of your images for peanuts at Thinkstock.
You need to place more value on your time, equipment and skills.
Your call, of course, but remember there's room for a diversity of views.

« Reply #23 on: July 17, 2011, 08:01 »
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IS need another collection like the exclusive ++ for your crme de la crme pictures eheh

now for real I dont know why you keep exclusive with a agency that kicked you out of the forum :P

Shank_ali

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« Reply #24 on: July 17, 2011, 09:18 »
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I do not have any files in exclusive + or ever will !
Never say never.
However, what you are saying loud and clear is that you think none of your photos are worth E+ prices, but you're happy for buyers - in big commerical companies - to be able to aquire large copies of your images for peanuts at Thinkstock.
You need to place more value on your time, equipment and skills.
Your call, of course, but remember there's room for a diversity of views.
Not if they differ from my own.Those are plainly wrong  ;)


 

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