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« Reply #25 on: January 17, 2008, 03:31 »
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Thanks, Sharpshot!  I was wondering what the heck was going on.  Thought maybe my math skills had seriously deteriorated overnight or I had started hallucinating!  ;-)

But...it looks like IS is rolling back the prices for buyers in the UK and Euro, so I'm assuming the great commissions will be coming to an end soon.  :-(

http://www.istockphoto.com/forum_messages.php?threadid=63203&page=1
« Last Edit: January 17, 2008, 03:34 by Karimala »


« Reply #26 on: January 17, 2008, 08:05 »
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I was so happy with that price increase, it is a shame :( never mind ......
« Last Edit: January 17, 2008, 13:44 by andresr »

« Reply #27 on: January 17, 2008, 10:55 »
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Thanks, Sharpshot!  I was wondering what the heck was going on.  Thought maybe my math skills had seriously deteriorated overnight or I had started hallucinating!  ;-)

But...it looks like IS is rolling back the prices for buyers in the UK and Euro, so I'm assuming the great commissions will be coming to an end soon.  :-(

http://www.istockphoto.com/forum_messages.php?threadid=63203&page=1


Thanks for posting this Karimala.  I wouldn't have seen it otherwise.  It's going to be a bummer seeing those higher commissions go but I can understand why they did it.

vonkara

« Reply #28 on: January 17, 2008, 14:12 »
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I just have 2 XL today. That make me 4.65$ each. How incredibly great it is. As I understand, the price have increased, but the credits are a bit cheaper too...

« Reply #29 on: January 17, 2008, 15:28 »
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As we keep saying, it's possible you will make much more money on foreign currency transactions.

Sorry, but what exactly does that mean? Are there higher prices somewhere in the world in an IS site?

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #30 on: January 17, 2008, 22:57 »
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Sorry, but what exactly does that mean? Are there higher prices somewhere in the world in an IS site?

There where. For a short period UK buyers (paying with British Pounds) where charged twice the price and EURO buyers 1.5 times of what the price in US$ was (and contributors got their percentage of these up to 2 times higher royalties). Bruce (istocks CEO) just thought it was a good idea to screw a few people around the world, and so they implemented a localized price scheme going online together with the announced credits increase. The funny thing in this was that Brits could compare prices and save 50% with simply switching the purchase currency to US$ ...

After >5 days of protests in the forums this decision was revoked.

And here comes the absurd part: Now dozens of people who kept silent during the protests are actually hurraying Bruce for what a tough and nice guy he is and how fair istock treats its various contributors etc.pp. Unbelievable. Istock was going to squeeze European buyers without any announcement (they just locally replaced the "$" with Euro/Pound symbols at the start page and tried to get away with it!), and now they are considered as heroes because they had to give up this strategy after some people started to ask the right questions!
« Last Edit: January 17, 2008, 23:03 by lathspell »

« Reply #31 on: January 18, 2008, 16:23 »
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Indeed, a very unprofessional behaviour from IS and supporters.  :(

Regards,
Adelaide


 

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