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shank_ali

« on: January 11, 2009, 13:49 »
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Istochphoto should freeze the prices until march 2011.It will keep the current buyers happy and hopely make some return into the fold.
The new price structure although at first glance is not alot....
(x and small remaining at 1 and 3 credits.Medium going from 5 to 6 credits.Large going from 10 to 12 credits and extra large going from 15 to 18 credits.)
enough is enough.


abimages

« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2009, 14:04 »
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Why don't you go tell em that in their forums ;D

bittersweet

« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2009, 14:32 »
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Why don't you go tell em that in their forums ;D

He's currently on Forum Freeze. :D

traveler1116

« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2009, 14:56 »
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How about they raise the amount contributers get and lower their prices?

e-person

« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2009, 15:42 »
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How about they raise the amount contributers get and lower their prices?

That would be too good for us.

shank_ali

« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2009, 16:31 »
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I can still make my views known to admins on istock through the site mail facility but i suspect most are relaxing in Berlin as i type.

« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2009, 00:33 »
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They know a lot more about their business than you do.  Your views are not their concern, their concern is making money - which they are very good at doing.

What you should do is make photos so you can get in on that pricing. 

Let them do what they do best and go do what you do best. 


shank_ali

« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2009, 02:18 »
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I shall give you an example of a good advertising ploy.....in 2005 British Gas announced if you buy you electric and gas from us ( duel fuel) we shall freeze our prices till 2010.I have not got the figures to hand but literally [email protected] signed up including me !
If istockphoto don't listen to it's contributors why would they have a suggestion section on their forum...

« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2009, 03:28 »
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I'd rather the buyers stay elsewhere  especially DT and FT, where my images get first page in the results instead of being buried behind the exclusive images at IS.
As far as I'm concerned the more customers that defect to other agencies the better.  I also make more per sale on average at DT and FT.

Istochphoto should freeze the prices until march 2011.It will keep the current buyers happy and hopely make some return into the fold.
The new price structure although at first glance is not alot....
(x and small remaining at 1 and 3 credits.Medium going from 5 to 6 credits.Large going from 10 to 12 credits and extra large going from 15 to 18 credits.)
enough is enough.

« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2009, 04:10 »
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Hi,
"shall give you an example of a good advertising ploy.....in 2005 British Gas announced if you buy you electric and gas from us ( duel fuel) we shall freeze our prices till 2010.I have not got the figures to hand but literally [email protected] signed up including me !"
 and now the fuel price is low and You still  have tom pay big $.

"Istochphoto should freeze the prices until march 2011.It will keep the current buyers happy and hopely make some return into the fold." Are you real ?

« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2009, 12:13 »
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I shall give you an example of a good advertising ploy.....in 2005 British Gas announced if you buy you electric and gas from us ( duel fuel) we shall freeze our prices till 2010.I have not got the figures to hand but literally [email protected] signed up including me !
If istockphoto don't listen to it's contributors why would they have a suggestion section on their forum...

Considering that images are used as a means to create a final product but aren't a final product itself, the difference for a designer who will pay 25 or 40 dollars isn't all that bad especially when the economy picks up again and the designers can charge the clients for that extra cost.  People who buy gas and electricity are generally home owners who aren't reselling it within another product or service.  And givent he current oil and electricity prices around the world, its proibably debatable if that was a good idea int he long run (haven't look at the numbers, but with oil at 5 and 6 year lows, can't be too far off)

« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2009, 13:00 »
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I shall give you an example of a good advertising ploy.....in 2005 British Gas announced if you buy you electric and gas from us ( duel fuel) we shall freeze our prices till 2010.I have not got the figures to hand but literally [email protected] signed up including me !
If istockphoto don't listen to it's contributors why would they have a suggestion section on their forum...

Here's a deal, why don't you ask to be paid at the same rates as 2005 ??!

shank_ali

« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2009, 13:40 »
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I will be site mailing Mr Thompson THIS EVENING.I shall keep you all informed if i here anything back.If i don't type anymore in this forum  you may presume i am not real and your nightmare is at an end...


 

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