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Author Topic: The Graph Say It All - sales vs $  (Read 15181 times)

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ShadySue

« Reply #75 on: August 14, 2013, 15:15 »
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Well, if the one he likes is 40 credits, that's what the cost is.  If it's more important that it doesn't cost 40 credits, then he can pick a cheaper one.


besides, he could snap the photo himself with his iphone and good luck with that.

how hard is to shot a photo of a post-it on your desk ??

From iStock's point of view, how many simple post-it's are going to sell at that price point.
My point was not particularly sympathy with the buyer - my first thought was 'use the slider', the second as mentioned 'photo your own'.
My sympathy was with the exclusive who is (and in fact the several exclusives who are) lmost certainly going to find it difficult to sell many of these files at S+ prices, where they have probably been put outwith their control.

Here are the 1692 S+ files of post-its:
http://www.istockphoto.com/search/text/sticky%20note/filetype/photos/source/basic#f9d4ac5
http://www.istockphoto.com/search/text/sticky%20note/filetype/photos/source/basic#1fd2e661]and here are the 6211 Main post-its:
[url]http://www.istockphoto.com/search/text/sticky%20note/filetype/photos/source/basic#1fd2e661
[/url]
As collections in general, and not nitpicking odd pics from either collection, IMO this is a great illustration (among many) of the lie in why they created the collections:

"Why?:
To simplify the collections and have the flexibility to present customers with the right content at the right price point. Here are a few specifics:
  • Its not always easy for customers to see why one file is priced differently from another.
  • We want to make this connection clearer and easier to understand.
  • The fact that exclusive content is generally priced higher than non-exclusive is not always justified by the image ... "
http://www.istockphoto.com/article_view.php?ID=1535


« Reply #76 on: August 14, 2013, 16:00 »
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Lisa's graphs are proof for me. IS has gone to hell.

KB

« Reply #77 on: August 14, 2013, 17:47 »
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To simplify the collections and have the flexibility to present customers with the right content at the right price point. Here are a few specifics:
  • Its not always easy for customers to see why one file is priced differently from another.
  • We want to make this connection clearer and easier to understand.
  • The fact that exclusive content is generally priced higher than non-exclusive is not always justified by the image ... "
http://www.istockphoto.com/article_view.php?ID=1535

Ha!!!!  ::)  :o  ;D  Right. So now they think they've made it easy to see why one file is priced differently than another? We've already seen enough examples to see why that is a real LOL. And by so doing, they have also (not coincidentally) made it impossible to even tell that one file is priced differently from another (without using the slider, or clicking on each file), now that the icons are gone.

Yet another perfect, bang-up job brought to you by iStock.

« Reply #78 on: August 14, 2013, 17:57 »
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« Last Edit: May 12, 2014, 11:19 by Audi 5000 »

« Reply #79 on: August 14, 2013, 23:46 »
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Well, if the one he likes is 40 credits, that's what the cost is.  If it's more important that it doesn't cost 40 credits, then he can pick a cheaper one.

What surprised me, when I did a search on 'post-it note', is how many images depict a piece of yellow paper ... secured by a drawing pin. Isn't that missing the point of what 'post-it notes' are and how they're supposed to work?

It was actually the invention of a 'glue that doesn't stick to anything' that led to the 'post-it note' being developed by 3M.

Ron

« Reply #80 on: August 15, 2013, 02:30 »
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Well, if the one he likes is 40 credits, that's what the cost is.  If it's more important that it doesn't cost 40 credits, then he can pick a cheaper one.

What surprised me, when I did a search on 'post-it note', is how many images depict a piece of yellow paper ... secured by a drawing pin. Isn't that missing the point of what 'post-it notes' are and how they're supposed to work?

It was actually the invention of a 'glue that doesn't stick to anything' that led to the 'post-it note' being developed by 3M.
Is that you, Sherlock?


 

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