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lisafx

« Reply #25 on: March 25, 2008, 18:08 »
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I hardly think the fact they pay in dollars is pissing anyone off.  They are a US company after all.

Don't all the sites pay in dollars - even the ones headquartered in other countries?  What's so different about Shutterstock doing that? 


« Reply #26 on: March 25, 2008, 18:54 »
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I hardly think the fact they pay in dollars is pissing anyone off.  They are a US company after all.

Don't all the sites pay in dollars - even the ones headquartered in other countries?  What's so different about Shutterstock doing that? 

The conversion rates...  way things are going now on some sites they are earning on our back... 
For you Americans a dollar is a dollar... for us europeans a dollar has decreased 25 % in value compared to same period past year..... and on 1000 dollar that is 250 dollar, meaning 160 euro less for us.

While at the same time for us the cost of living  keeps increasing... etc... with almost no return/increase because of the dollar.

So, if charging in euro,  pay europeans in euro, fair deal.

Patrick.

« Reply #27 on: March 25, 2008, 19:03 »
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I hardly think the fact they pay in dollars is pissing anyone off.  They are a US company after all.

Don't all the sites pay in dollars - even the ones headquartered in other countries?  What's so different about Shutterstock doing that? 
Charging the customers in Euro's, that's the difference! None of the other agencies do that, not even the agencies who have an office in Europe, like Dreamstime and Stockxpert.

« Reply #28 on: March 25, 2008, 19:22 »
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I expect that they'll be pitching that particular offer to European customers. I'm sure that if they pitch it to UK customers it'll be in pounds sterling, and probably 25 pounds at that, which equates to around $50 US these days.

« Reply #29 on: March 26, 2008, 01:05 »
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I hardly think the fact they pay in dollars is pissing anyone off.  They are a US company after all.

Don't all the sites pay in dollars - even the ones headquartered in other countries?  What's so different about Shutterstock doing that? 
Charging the customers in Euro's, that's the difference! None of the other agencies do that, not even the agencies who have an office in Europe, like Dreamstime and Stockxpert.

I believe all the Scandinavian agencies charge and pay in Euro, even if Euro is not the currency in any of those countries. The German agencies also charge and pay in Euro.

« Reply #30 on: March 26, 2008, 01:38 »
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I believe all the Scandinavian agencies charge and pay in Euro, even if Euro is not the currency in any of those countries. The German agencies also charge and pay in Euro.

Yes, that's right! But I was talking about agencies who charge their customers another currency than that they pay their contributors. Please name any other agency than Shutterstock who does this, because I don't know any other.
« Last Edit: March 26, 2008, 01:40 by Gregor909 »

« Reply #31 on: March 26, 2008, 01:41 »
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I believe all the Scandinavian agencies charge and pay in Euro, even if Euro is not the currency in any of those countries. The German agencies also charge and pay in Euro.

Yes, that's right! But I was talking about agencies who charge their customers another currency than that they pay their contributors. Please name any other agency than Shutterstock who does this, because I don't know any other.

fotolia does.

« Reply #32 on: March 26, 2008, 01:52 »
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fotolia does.
Really? I didn't know that. I thought you could choose.
I gave up on Fotolia a while ago. So here's another good reason.

lisafx

« Reply #33 on: March 26, 2008, 11:41 »
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Istock was doing that for awhile too, but stopped based on an outcry from contributors who thought (correctly IMHO) that it was unfair.

I certainly do see your point about it being unfair to charge in one currency and pay in a cheaper one.

« Reply #34 on: March 26, 2008, 14:22 »
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It must be hard to keep all their currencies updated so perhaps they have an excuse but i bet if the US $$ was stronger they would make sure to change the amounts.

Currently for the 6 month plan they are charging US $1059
In norway they are charging NOK 7209 which is US $1,419.98

that is 1.33X as much.

« Reply #35 on: March 26, 2008, 15:33 »
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In the UK they are charging 809 which is US $1626.


 

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