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ShadySue

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« Reply #650 on: March 03, 2014, 17:38 »
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Are we getting paid the correct amount for ELs through PP? If not I would like to know because I will be disabling my files if I am only getting 28 cents for ELs. Does anyone know?

How can any contributor answer that question unless they do a purchase to see how that item is recorded and paid?

As I mentioned above, I had an EL amount for a sale in October 2013 and it has not (at this point) been "corrected" to a 28 cent sale. But whether any other sales that I saw as 28 cent royalties should have been something else is something I have no data enabling me to check anything.

Some contributors did that for the Depoitphotos Shotshop issue (purchased and then saw how it was recorded and paid). Why would they be less concerned for this deal? It would be about the same thing (getting paid a sub price when they customer bought in EL). Perhaps I should have been more specific. My concern is that this is intentional.

You'll just have to find a friend to try it out with.
Trouble is, you have to wait so long to find out ...


BD

« Reply #651 on: March 03, 2014, 17:47 »
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Ok, or I could just ask if anyone had ELs reported through PP in the last few months (which is where I was originally headed with this, not the buying and seeing if it was reported. Which, as you noted, would take too long.) So far all we have is a report from October 2013 of an EL that may or may not be corrected. Anyone have any since then? I sent a ticket asking for an explanation from iStock. It seems very odd for no ELs.

ShadySue

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« Reply #652 on: March 03, 2014, 19:30 »
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Ok, or I could just ask if anyone had ELs reported through PP in the last few months (which is where I was originally headed with this, not the buying and seeing if it was reported. Which, as you noted, would take too long.) So far all we have is a report from October 2013 of an EL that may or may not be corrected. Anyone have any since then? I sent a ticket asking for an explanation from iStock. It seems very odd for no ELs.


You can see the rate schedule on this page: click on the Partner Program tab:
http://www.istockphoto.com/help/sell-stock/rate-schedule
I have to say that I'm finding that ELs are well down (and, generally worth less) over the past year plus, even proportionately, compared to previous years, on iS. (I have no stats for PP.)

BD

« Reply #653 on: March 03, 2014, 20:28 »
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Ok, or I could just ask if anyone had ELs reported through PP in the last few months (which is where I was originally headed with this, not the buying and seeing if it was reported. Which, as you noted, would take too long.) So far all we have is a report from October 2013 of an EL that may or may not be corrected. Anyone have any since then? I sent a ticket asking for an explanation from iStock. It seems very odd for no ELs.


You can see the rate schedule on this page: click on the Partner Program tab:
http://www.istockphoto.com/help/sell-stock/rate-schedule
I have to say that I'm finding that ELs are well down (and, generally worth less) over the past year plus, even proportionately, compared to previous years, on iS. (I have no stats for PP.)


Thank you. Hopefully without photos.com it will be less complicated.

ShadySue

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« Reply #654 on: March 03, 2014, 20:52 »
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Ok, or I could just ask if anyone had ELs reported through PP in the last few months (which is where I was originally headed with this, not the buying and seeing if it was reported. Which, as you noted, would take too long.) So far all we have is a report from October 2013 of an EL that may or may not be corrected. Anyone have any since then? I sent a ticket asking for an explanation from iStock. It seems very odd for no ELs.


You can see the rate schedule on this page: click on the Partner Program tab:
http://www.istockphoto.com/help/sell-stock/rate-schedule
I have to say that I'm finding that ELs are well down (and, generally worth less) over the past year plus, even proportionately, compared to previous years, on iS. (I have no stats for PP.)


Thank you. Hopefully without photos.com it will be less complicated.


Yeah, but with stupid cheap payments for iStock subs, it's become more complicated again.
http://www.istockphoto.com/forum_messages.php?threadid=359606&page=1

BD

« Reply #655 on: March 03, 2014, 21:40 »
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Ok, or I could just ask if anyone had ELs reported through PP in the last few months (which is where I was originally headed with this, not the buying and seeing if it was reported. Which, as you noted, would take too long.) So far all we have is a report from October 2013 of an EL that may or may not be corrected. Anyone have any since then? I sent a ticket asking for an explanation from iStock. It seems very odd for no ELs.


You can see the rate schedule on this page: click on the Partner Program tab:
http://www.istockphoto.com/help/sell-stock/rate-schedule
I have to say that I'm finding that ELs are well down (and, generally worth less) over the past year plus, even proportionately, compared to previous years, on iS. (I have no stats for PP.)


Thank you. Hopefully without photos.com it will be less complicated.


Yeah, but with stupid cheap payments for iStock subs, it's become more complicated again.
http://www.istockphoto.com/forum_messages.php?threadid=359606&page=1


Ugh...no words other than expletives

« Reply #656 on: March 04, 2014, 00:58 »
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I cannot understand why you dont stop doing business with them. Dont you have any pride or principles?

you still have portfolio at thinkstock Mr. Principles!

WHAT?

« Reply #657 on: March 04, 2014, 01:09 »
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Jesus, its true. How do I disconnect from that?

« Reply #658 on: March 04, 2014, 02:29 »
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Jesus, its true. How do I disconnect from that?

time to become exclusive, they are paying a lot more ;D

ShadySue

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« Reply #659 on: March 04, 2014, 04:11 »
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Jesus, its true. How do I disconnect from that?
Take out a support ticket.
CR is catching up; I got a reply to mine from 6th Dec on Thursday or Friday last week.
But of course they've had the inundation from the PP fiasco since then ...

PZF

« Reply #660 on: March 04, 2014, 04:35 »
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28 cents??????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!
 >:(

« Reply #661 on: March 04, 2014, 09:01 »
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Jesus, its true. How do I disconnect from that?

If you had work on Stockxpert, that is called the Hemera collection.  Make sure to tell IS that you want those gone too. I have duplicate images on TS.

« Reply #662 on: March 04, 2014, 10:46 »
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I cannot understand why you dont stop doing business with them. Dont you have any pride or principles?


Pride doesn't pay your rent.

« Reply #663 on: March 04, 2014, 18:25 »
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Why is everyone down on IS they are thinking ahead, hell they are thinking so far ahead they have a valentines collection up and ready for next year...innovators ::)

« Reply #664 on: March 04, 2014, 19:40 »
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« Last Edit: May 11, 2014, 23:52 by tickstock »

« Reply #665 on: March 05, 2014, 05:36 »
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Sorry if it has been answered in the last 27 pages.

Have the stats on Istock for September and Ooctober been updated or are they still the "incorrect" stats.


« Reply #666 on: March 05, 2014, 08:55 »
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Sorry if it has been answered in the last 27 pages.

Have the stats on Istock for September and Ooctober been updated or are they still the "incorrect" stats.

Still incorrect. They're busy with the Valentines page.

« Reply #667 on: March 05, 2014, 10:30 »
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I cannot understand why you dont stop doing business with them. Dont you have any pride or principles?


Pride doesn't pay your rent.

True enough.

But since I am only a small fish, I could afford to pay for my principles and pride.
and I enjoyed it. I was simple, I wont pay 85% for that kind of mistreatment.
Had they only been polite, but the whole culture is so abusive, sneaky  and greedy, and Im simply not going to support it.

« Reply #668 on: March 05, 2014, 10:45 »
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They'll have St. Patrick's day up sometime in April...Easter is planned for mid-July

« Reply #669 on: March 05, 2014, 14:25 »
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since I am only a small fish, I could afford to pay for my principles and pride.
and I enjoyed it. I was simple, I wont pay 85% for that kind of mistreatment.

That's not very principled, you know, standing by principles because it doesn't really hurt you to do so, and criticising people for not submitting to considerable suffering by doing the same as you.

Sorry. That's a definite moral fail.

« Reply #670 on: March 05, 2014, 14:28 »
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Sorry if it has been answered in the last 27 pages.

Have the stats on Istock for September and Ooctober been updated or are they still the "incorrect" stats.

Still incorrect. They're busy with the Valentines page.

I have wondered how that will affect people's tax. There doesn't seem to be any official form correcting the error, they just say people earned this and then started taking it back without any accounting correction that I can determine.

« Reply #671 on: March 05, 2014, 14:37 »
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From my understanding CR is providing this info by request. I'm sure it won't be a speedy response though.

« Reply #672 on: March 05, 2014, 14:42 »
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I have to think iStock seems to be running on empty as far as staff goes...I doubt enforcement is a priority at all. Stock agencies just don't live up to their end of the deal. Hell they own the right to change the deal at any given time. They are a bunch of bullies constantly beating us up and taking our lunch money.  ;)

« Reply #673 on: March 05, 2014, 15:00 »
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Sorry if it has been answered in the last 27 pages.

Have the stats on Istock for September and Ooctober been updated or are they still the "incorrect" stats.

Still incorrect. They're busy with the Valentines page.

I have wondered how that will affect people's tax. There doesn't seem to be any official form correcting the error, they just say people earned this and then started taking it back without any accounting correction that I can determine.

I don't think it affects taxes.  You just make less this year.

« Reply #674 on: March 05, 2014, 15:36 »
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UPDATE: March 5, 2014

We will be sending detailed accounting of the royalty issue to each and every one of you over the next week. There are already some contributors who have received this information via the support tickets they sent in.

This will start sometime this week. We appreciate your patience and anticipate this will help further clarify what had occurred.


 

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