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« on: April 18, 2008, 06:24 »
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"Hi Al, how's it going with that photo subscription service you signed up for?"

"Hi Dave.  Well, I've got to be honest and say I'm fed up with it.  I was happily buying twenty or thirty pictures a month, just buying them one at a time; I'm only a small business just like tens of thousands of other designers out there in the world.  Well, three years ago this new agency came along and offered a chance to download silly numbers of pictures for just $149 a month.  More than I needed, but for the extra few dollars it seemed too good to be true.  So I signed up, along with thousands of other small businesses.

Then last year they put the price up to $199.  I must admit I was a bit shocked, but hey it still seemed like a reasonable deal, and after all I was able to doenload pictures just in case I needed them in the future.  So I stuck with it.

But now they've gone and increased the price to $249.  When is this going to stop?  Will it be $299 next year and $349 the year after?  I don't need this hassle; I'm just a small business and before they came along I was quite happy.  Now I feel tied in to something where the price just keeps going up and up and I simply can't justify it any more.  I'm going back to what I was doing before - I just want to buy pictures as and when I need them for client projects.  I don't need to store pictures for the future, never knowing if I'll use them or not.  Times are hard; there's a recession and I can't justify these higher prices, especially when its a monthly commitment whether I have client demand or not.  Nope, I've had enough; I just want to go back to how it was before; I was happy then, now I feel I've got a rod on my back..............


« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2008, 06:35 »
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See your point, feel that way a bit myself.

When I recinded my exclusivity at iStock, it was because other companies could easily pick up the extra 5% of earnings.  Now my top earner appears to be trying to turn away it's customers...

Lets hope the price increase makes up for it.


 

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