Price decrease for non exclusive images

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Berc
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Posted Thu Aug 2, 2012 7:53AM
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/I just noticed a price decrease for non exclusive files (P+ as well), around 20%, from XL size on. I would hope small sizes would get more expensive, just like it happened with E+ prices (some prices went down, but some went up to compensate, all that after a few price rises). I wish non exclusive prices would follow exclusive prices. And one more thing, I've noticed a huge increase in XS and S DLs in the last few days. Perhaps that's the reason for decreasing XL+ sizes.

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It would be a good move IMO, if IS would increase prices for the P+ collection, tie it to the exclusive prices (so an XS file would cost 4 credits, no price decrease for XL+ etc)


ETA as you can see the new/old prices comparison is all messed up, since the figures get thrown together. I hope you get the idea

(Edited on 2012-08-02 07:55:16 by Berc)
Berc
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Posted Thu Aug 2, 2012 8:06AM
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/My last 17 DLs (I can't capture more), just to paint you a picture of what I was saying


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(Edited on 2012-08-02 08:06:48 by Berc)
Turnervisual
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Posted Thu Aug 2, 2012 12:54PM
This is going to make exclusive content look less appealing, at least in the financial sense.
Berc
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Posted Thu Aug 2, 2012 1:41PM
And it makes exclusivity more appealing
ytwong
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Posted Thu Aug 2, 2012 7:21PM

is IS asking people to skip Exclusive images?


 
Turnervisual
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Posted Thu Aug 2, 2012 7:27PM
Posted By Berc:
And it makes exclusivity more appealingwink

How so? Buyers given a choice between similar items will buy something that's cheaper won't they?
cbarnesphotography
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Posted Thu Aug 2, 2012 7:37PM

Posted By Maliketh:
Posted By Berc:
And it makes exclusivity more appealingwink

How so? Buyers given a choice between similar items will buy something that's cheaper won't they?


No. Not necessarily.
Leontura
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Posted Thu Aug 2, 2012 10:13PM
Posted By cbarnesphotography:

Posted By Maliketh:

Posted By Berc:
And it makes exclusivity more appealingwink

How so? Buyers given a choice between similar items will buy something that's cheaper won't they?

No. Not necessarily.

Then one has to wonder why we would lower the price.
sjlocke
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Posted Thu Aug 2, 2012 10:21PM

Posted By Maliketh:
Posted By Berc:
And it makes exclusivity more appealingwink

How so? Buyers given a choice between similar items will buy something that's cheaper won't they?


If they want a non exclusive image even cheaper, it's easy enough to find it elsewhere.
Berc
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Posted Fri Aug 3, 2012 2:57AM
Posted By sjlocke:


Posted By Maliketh:

Posted By Berc:
And it makes exclusivity more appealingwink


How so? Buyers given a choice between similar items will buy something that's cheaper won't they?



If they want a non exclusive image even cheaper, it's easy enough to find it elsewhere.

Maliketh: I meant for contributors, not buyers. You just can't make up that much in volume IMO to make it up for lower royalties, which leads to sjlocke's post, good point. The bottom line was I wished non exclusive prices stayed the same and P+ went up. But since I'm thinking about exclusivity (I still have to wait for the lock-in period to end at one of the agencies) and it won't matter then, well if it stays like that, I think I'd really be better off if I became exclusive (I guess they've hit the sweetspot with E+ prices as well)
princigalli
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Posted Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:37AM
the problem is that if you are not exclusive you will also eventually become exclusove where your income is higher, which is not necessarily where you have your P+ files
Berc
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Posted Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:31PM
I don't really understand what you're trying to say...
princigalli
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Posted Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:33AM
That non exclusives might eventually become exclusive, but they have a choice of different sites, and if they make more revenue on one of them before taking exclusivity, it will probably become the site of choice. 
alikemalkarasu
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Posted Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:18AM
Posted By cbarnesphotography:


Posted By Maliketh:

Posted By Berc:
And it makes exclusivity more appealingwink


How so? Buyers given a choice between similar items will buy something that's cheaper won't they?



No. Not necessarily.

I agree, it's also why contributor need to make unique file. 1 month ago i decide to move one of my good selling file to E+ and it stop selling, not only because of the higher price but specially because there are similar files cheaper on IS. My other E+ files continue to sell very well cause there are unique.
Berc
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Posted Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:07AM
Indeed. Your chalkboard images sure are unique and good as well
opera3d
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Posted Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:27AM
hope can be exclusive+ soon

(Edited on 2012-08-14 11:27:52 by opera3d)
sjlocke
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Posted Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:35AM

Posted By Berc:
Indeed. Your chalkboard images sure are unique and good as well;)


They are easily duplicated in any part of the world. Much like 3d images of letters and words and graphs. That's not the kind of thing I would make E+.
FxProSound
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Posted Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:04PM
In March IS has varied prices on exclusive and non-exclusive files. I was happy that my non-ex cheaper files will be more competitive. But I was wrong, because my files has landed at the end of BM and finally my sales are much worse.
ribeiroantonio
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Posted Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:30PM
It is simply pathetic. I just made an 8 cents sale. IMO it degrades the photographer work.
mightyisland
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Posted Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:47PM
You can't have your cake AND eat it.
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