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1 / Re: Alamy sale for 7 cents
« on: June 30, 2022, 23:43 »
22 sales yesterday mostly 5-31 cents gross. Strangely enough one was for $3.40 which was in China even though I opted out of sales to China. Wouldn't be surprised if this one gets refunded.

DepositPhotos / Re: Vistaprint and Depositphotos changes
« on: June 23, 2022, 11:47 »
I have just sent another email to them to try and get my images removed from the free use section, they haven't responded to my previous email.
I never opted in to the share scheme.

3 / Re: Crestok has just filed for bankruptcy
« on: June 19, 2022, 13:14 »
Not holding my breat waiting for a reply but I have just contacted them to ask why they are still selling my images. Their auto response says to expect an answer within 1 business day.
Lets see how long their days turn out to be.

4 / Re: Crestok has just filed for bankruptcy
« on: June 19, 2022, 13:07 »
Yes, me too.
I just checked back to earlier in this thread and realised that I had already made two requests to close my account two years ago.
Looks like I may have to revisit the site and delete all my images.

We call it "taking the piss"

123RF / Re: Is this the oldest refund ever
« on: April 16, 2022, 18:00 »
Just checked today and found two refunds from 2021-11-30 and 2016-08-15. Both were originally downloaded on those dates. Hard to believe that it can be financially worthwhile to go back so many years for half a 25 cents. Unless, of course this is the tip of a dirty iceberg heading our way.

7 / Re: How to opt out of penny sales?
« on: March 29, 2022, 10:57 »
Finally had my first Alamy sales of the year yesterday. 26 sales most of which were 12 cents with a couple slightly higher up to just over a dollar. Given the small percentage rate it is worse than shutterstock. I only stay with them for the odd big sale but they are few and far between.

8 / Re: $0 sale on photo
« on: March 22, 2022, 12:09 »
Still waiting for my first sale of 2022.

9 / Re: Alamy sale for 7 cents
« on: February 26, 2022, 14:26 »
Same here. I am still waiting for my first Alamy sale of 2022. At least I haven't had anymore of those tiny micro sales from China and Germany since Christmas.

Off Topic / Re: New Scam or Old one?
« on: February 05, 2022, 14:29 »
I have had scam attempts from loads of places pretending to be from Amazon (saying my account would be locked) banks I don't even bank with and even HMRC (UK income tax) the latter saying I could claim a substantial tax rebate of over 600.
This kind of thing is so common that HMRC even have a dedicated section who deal with attempted scams. Needless to say I didn't fall for any of the scams but I can't help wondering how many people do.

11 / Re: 10 cent SODs?
« on: January 26, 2022, 13:59 »
I was always apprehensive about the SOD sales as there is no way of knowing exactly how they are being licensed. I didn't mind too much at first as they were usually a good price, often much better than ELs which they seem to have replaced. But I have noticed that  I get mostly less than a dollar for them now with the odd rare exception and I too have had a few of the 10 cent ones. I, for one was much happier with the old system where you knew what you were getting for each type of license.

12 / Re: Alamy sale for 7 cents
« on: January 11, 2022, 12:02 »
Is everyone sure that these tiny sales are distributor sales, they do not show up as minus the distributor's cut on my account or don't they bother showing it when the amounts are so tiny.
I am only asking because I would like to be sure before I opt out of all distributor sales as I have had some reasonably large sales in the past (even after distributor and Alamy share have been deducted)

13 / Re: Alamy sale for 7 cents
« on: December 31, 2021, 03:58 »
I just saw seven today, I can't be bothered wasting time to check but if I remember rightly I had some of these sales last year which were subsequently refunded.

14 / Re: New Look on SS pages?
« on: December 19, 2021, 10:20 »
I was a bit surprised to see SS advertising discount prices for Adobe videos today.

I shoot mostly landscapes in the UK, farmland mostly and you would not believe how many times farmers have stopped and asked me "are you from the ministry?" Gamekeepers too often ask what I am up to which is fair enough.

16 / Re: Anyone get paid (April)from SS yet?
« on: May 06, 2021, 06:03 »
Got mine yesterday which is slightly earlier than usual but have always received payment well before 15th of every month.

Not forgetting that most members of government are part of or have shares in the big corporations anyway.

DepositPhotos / Re: Revenue Share Special Program
« on: April 29, 2021, 09:13 »
I have just emailed them to ask if it is possible to delete my chosen files from the new scheme (opt out) without deleting them from the whole site.
I can't speak for anyone else's images but the chosen ones of mine are, deservedly or not, ones which have rarely if ever sold. I am wondering if this is a way of encouraging us to shed some of the "dead wood" from the site by getting us to delete poor selling images. I am also a bit suspicious that this may be a trial which might lead to the whole commission system being changed.
I am hoping, but not necessarily expecting clarification soon.

19 / Re: bigstock payment
« on: April 20, 2021, 15:32 »
Just a thought but have you submitted and had approved the correct tax forms?

Adobe Stock / Re: No answer from [email protected]
« on: April 18, 2021, 14:46 »
I guess the only way to find out if deleted files are still actually being sold is to try and purchase one.
I was playing around with looking for my images online today and still found active links to my pictures on the supposedly closed featurepics site.

Martha, that sums up exactly my position. Very disappointing that by the time I retire, which isn't that far away, I will have very little income from my portfolio to supplement my pension.

22 / Re: Anyone get paid from SS yet?
« on: February 06, 2021, 14:00 »
Yes, through Paypal in UK

General Stock Discussion / Re: FEATUREPICS IS CLOSING.
« on: January 31, 2021, 14:25 »
Thanks for the info, I have just requested pay out to be on the safe side. Never had a lot of sales there but at least didn't feel so insulted by the prices.

General Stock Discussion / Re: FEATUREPICS IS CLOSING.
« on: January 31, 2021, 13:43 »
I still don't see anything about Featurepics closing on Google.
Could you point me to where you saw the info.

General Stock Discussion / Re: FEATUREPICS IS CLOSING.
« on: January 31, 2021, 11:17 »
Are they definitely closing. I don't see anything on their website.

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