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Title: Mega Sales on 500px!!!!
Post by: Zero Talent on December 22, 2017, 13:26
But way too good to be true!  ;)

Check this out!

I got a few of them today, similar 4 digits amounts!

Anyone else?
Title: Re: Mega Sales on 500px!!!!
Post by: qunamax on December 22, 2017, 13:34
If it turns out to be an error don't forget to sue them for mental pain. :)
Title: Re: Mega Sales on 500px!!!!
Post by: muha on December 22, 2017, 13:50
Same here, 4 sales, 12000 totally. Does anyone know can I withdraw to paypal not entire amount but only a part? I don't remember, but it seems there can be requested only entirely. I'm afraid Paypal can block.
Title: Re: Mega Sales on 500px!!!!
Post by: Zero Talent on December 22, 2017, 14:04
Same here, 4 sales, 12000 totally. Does anyone know can I withdraw to paypal not entire amount but only a part? I don't remember, but it seems there can be requested only entirely. I'm afraid Paypal can block.

My "mega sales" are all from November 28, so I can't withdraw anything yet. Anyway, even if I could, I wouldn't do it.
When were your "mega sales" made?
Title: Re: Mega Sales on 500px!!!!
Post by: muha on December 22, 2017, 14:12
When were your "mega sales" made?
October 25 and already in completed transactions.

OMG, one more for $1500 but from November 14
It seems like some mistake.
Title: Re: Mega Sales on 500px!!!!
Post by: Zero Talent on December 22, 2017, 14:14
When were your "mega sales" made?
October 25 and already in completed transactions.

OMG, one more for $1500 but from November 14
It seems like some mistake.

Some of mine are licensed as "Products for Resale". I expect larger amounts than usual, but not this level.
Title: Re: Mega Sales on 500px!!!!
Post by: Me on December 22, 2017, 17:12
Got to be mistake hasn't it? I got several too, well into the 000's. Just adding the ones on here together, without the ones for people who don't post on here, it isi tens of 000's.

Can't be right.
Title: Re: Mega Sales on 500px!!!!
Post by: Justanotherphotographer on December 22, 2017, 17:33
Love hearing about stories like these. Hope it is legit and congratulations on the Christmas bonus!!!
Title: Re: Mega Sales on 500px!!!!
Post by: Artist on December 23, 2017, 00:22
Congrats guys.. I hope these are genuine.  ;)
Title: Re: Mega Sales on 500px!!!!
Post by: VisitorQ on December 23, 2017, 11:01
I got answer, this is some kind of error 500px payout system. Cents are changed for dollars or something like that.
Title: Re: Mega Sales on 500px!!!!
Post by: Me on December 23, 2017, 11:24
I got answer, this is some kind of error 500px payout system. Cents are changed for dollars or something like that.

I agree, decimal point in wrong place
Title: Re: Mega Sales on 500px!!!!
Post by: stockastic on December 23, 2017, 12:06
Not expecting any good news from this site from here on out. They should change the name from 500px to 5px.

Title: Re: Mega Sales on 500px!!!!
Post by: VisitorQ on December 23, 2017, 12:52
I couldn't believe my eyes when saw that I have earned 12110.70$ in one image ;D
Title: Re: Mega Sales on 500px!!!!
Post by: stockastic on December 23, 2017, 13:39
Some software guy working for 500px just had his holiday tension level ratcheted up.  I say that as a former software guy.   
Title: Re: Mega Sales on 500px!!!!
Post by: Zero Talent on December 23, 2017, 13:56
They should change the name from 500px to 5px.

Good one!   :)
Title: Re: Mega Sales on 500px!!!!
Post by: obj owl on December 23, 2017, 14:45
I wouldn't lose hope on this one, dodgy companies do dodgy things and it may well be that someone has found their image on products and challenged it.  Once caught out backpayments are due.   I'm not saying 500px are dodgy, but I wouldn't trust them, it could be one of their partners.  I would do a search to see if your images are being sold on products.
Title: Re: Mega Sales on 500px!!!!
Post by: spacedrone808 on December 25, 2017, 08:23
Not expecting any good news from this site from here on out. They should change the name from 500px to 5px.
101% true. Original post looks like cheap ad of 5px site.
Title: Re: Mega Sales on 500px!!!!
Post by: Zero Talent on December 25, 2017, 11:04
Original post looks like cheap ad of 5px site.

Hmm, I still have to see a statement like "way too good to be true" in an ad.  :o Especially in a cheap one.
Title: Re: Mega Sales on 500px!!!!
Post by: polar on December 25, 2017, 11:36
Have the people who've been seeing these huge sales actually been able to withdraw the money? I'd be worried about it being clawed back under the "yes, of course it's too good to be true" rule.
Title: Re: Mega Sales on 500px!!!!
Post by: jonbull on December 25, 2017, 12:04
well 4000 dollar means a sale of at least 14000 dollar in total. a company that buy an image for 14000, will not look in 500px o find this kind of image. 500px can sale this at 15000 but it means the image will be sold for long time of exclusivity.
in this case is strange there is no communication from 500px to the photographer if she or he accept that the image couldn't be sold anymore for long time, and strange the image has not already withdrawn from market place.
in my opinion is a big error.
Title: Re: Mega Sales on 500px!!!!
Post by: jonbull on December 25, 2017, 12:06
Got to be mistake hasn't it? I got several too, well into the 000's. Just adding the ones on here together, without the ones for people who don't post on here, it isi tens of 000's.

Can't be right.

15000 in rm world is a big big license...for some worldwide exclusive campaign for some years. doubt company buy this kind of image, knowing they are already sold in rf style. if they have that kind off budget they won't look at micro stock or 500px.
Title: Re: Mega Sales on 500px!!!!
Post by: Deyan Georgiev Photography on December 25, 2017, 13:49
It's so clear, this was some kind of temporary bug and the question is not about the licences and prices. I can't understand why to spend the expensive time on discussing this topic.
Title: Re: Mega Sales on 500px!!!!
Post by: obj owl on December 25, 2017, 13:51
It's so clear, this was some kind of temporary bug and the question is not about the licences and prices. I can't understand why to spend the expensive time on discussing this topic.

but you do it anyway.
Title: Re: Mega Sales on 500px!!!!
Post by: Deyan Georgiev Photography on December 25, 2017, 14:00
It's so clear, this was some kind of temporary bug and the question is not about the licences and prices. I can't understand why to spend the expensive time on discussing this topic.

but you do it anyway.

Yes, it's true and hope this help.
Title: Re: Mega Sales on 500px!!!!
Post by: obj owl on December 26, 2017, 14:09
https://petapixel.com/2017/12/26/sad-500px-christmas-story/
Title: Re: Mega Sales on 500px!!!!
Post by: FastRacer on December 26, 2017, 16:51
The gist of the story:
"There appears to have been an error made in the processing of Payouts. You’ve definitely made a sale, but this amount has been adjusted. In a rush to make our users happy over the holidays, Payouts were processed as US cents, and not US dollars (USD). We realize how severe of an error this is, and apologize for the inconvenience this has caused you. As a 500px user, we value your contributions to the photographic community, and especially the work that is submitted for licensing on the 500px Marketplace. Our developers have addressed the issue, and you can now request the Payout using the following information…"

So a huge screwup with the decimal point. That is just awful. Sorry to everyone who had their Christmas ruined by this major snafu. 😞

Title: Re: Mega Sales on 500px!!!!
Post by: Zero Talent on February 24, 2018, 12:47
Another batch of distributor sales was released (since Thursday). Seems to be over now.

No more "mega-sales", this time, lol.

Anyone else?
Title: Re: Mega Sales on 500px!!!!
Post by: Bauman on February 24, 2018, 16:18
Yes, me too.

Only 5 Sales <2 $ from Prime Collection.