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lisafx
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Posted Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:43PM
Just noticed that my P+ images have a base cash price of $6 today, where they had a price of $4 yesterday.  Did I miss an announcement?  Are prices rising across the board, or just on P+?  Anyone else notice this?

(Edited on 2013-01-30 21:43:31 by lisafx)

(Edited on 2013-02-02 12:00:30 by lisafx)
CraigRJD
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Posted Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:47PM
Checked my own files and see price in credits and cash has gone up
chrispecoraro
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Posted Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:48PM

Have noticed increases here as well


 
MichaelJay
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Posted Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:41PM

Yes, look like the new base prices for XS are 1 credit (photo), 3 credits (photo+), 5 credits (exclusive).


Not sure but wasn't the S size for non-ex photo 3? It's 4 now as well.


Theasis is keeping a list of automatically updated prices here: http://www.theasis.co.uk/iStock/credits.html - someone out there have a link to the last price list we knew?
fototrav
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Posted Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:15AM
Looks like they are preparing to get more cach from "New non-exclusives"
franckreporter
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Posted Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:06AM

Lisa you should change the title of this thread. The price of exclusive images were been increased as well
pixelfit
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Posted Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:10AM
Posted By franckreporter:

Lisa you should change the title of this thread. The price of exclusive images were been increased as well

Yes, for the regular collection.
crossbrain66
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Posted Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:23AM
Base exclusive Credits:

OLD  -> New

XS  4 -> 5
S   6-> 7
M  10 -> 12
L  15 -> 17
XL 20 -> 20
XXL  25 -> 25
XXXL  28 -> 28

(Edited on 2013-01-31 01:25:30 by crossbrain66)
Susan_Stewart
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Posted Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:28AM
Not the timing of image price rises I'd have chosen myself. But I'm a business economist, what do I know?
JoeGough
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Posted Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:59AM
Posted By Susan_Stewart:
Not the timing of image price rises I'd have chosen myself. But I'm a business economist, what do I know?

Maybe the demand for P+ images is outstripping supply?
threeseven
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Posted Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:04AM
It seems the credits for non-exclusive have been reduced on xxl and xxxl. All the rest stay the same, apart from xs on P+ which has increased.
TadejZupancic
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Posted Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:24AM
Posted By MichaelJay:

Yes, look like the new base prices for XS are 1 credit (photo), 3 credits (photo+), 5 credits (exclusive).



How convenient! Now it will be possible to implement a price filter, that will have all the non-exclusive content in the same price category. When there was a mis-launch of the new price filter, P+ and exclusive files were together, now there will be possible to see all the cheaper non-exclusive files without seeing exclusive files (except value collection).


To get more profit I think it would be much better to get more customers with heavy marketing instead of just raising prices. That will scare even more customers away.
konradlew
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Posted Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:25AM
wow... You have secretly raised prices now, when we are dealing with customers exodus and the search doesn't work? Really... great strategy!


Sorry, but I just don't believe in what I see :| Prices should be lowered to regain customers who left...not raised...

(Edited on 2013-01-31 03:42:26 by konradlew)
funky-data
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Posted Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:02AM
XL size Agency file credits has increased to 150, from 110. I don't think this was necessary.
Focus_on_Nature
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Posted Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:02AM

A price raise????


Wow, great timing!
secablue
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Posted Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:03AM

New year, new prices maybe?   Basic Economics... price increase is justified by three things - either the demand on a product has increased producing a greater market value, or a supplier has increased costs, or business operational costs have increased leading to increase income in some way to cover this.  Well, it is definitely not a supplier cost increase... and considering the latest sales figures, I can't see it being the first... so maybe it is the last?


Don't get me wrong... I don't mind you trying to make more money for me but there is no business logic in expecting customers to pay more just because you feel like it, and when you definitely don't have an exclusive product.   All you are doing is prompting customers to look elsewhere for a product before making a purchase.  And this definitely will not guarantee covering higher operational costs if you need it to... 
simonbradfield
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Posted Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:22AM

Have to agree with what others have said here, it is madness to raise prices, any prices, when customers are fleeing in their droves. Read the monthly sales threads, understand that your suppliers are finally coming to the end of their tether (and are deactivating files/closing accounts). It is madness to hack off our (few remaining) customers with a price rise. 


I value my work, and I want to see it sell as much as the next man (and woman, obviously), but if I'm going to have my work here I'd rather have it available for less and actually sell than have it left sitting on the shelves untouched. 
sodafish
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Posted Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:32AM
What I really appreciate here is the new and better way this was communicated ...  
Silberkorn
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Posted Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:36AM
Posted By sodafish:
What I really appreciate here is the new and better way this was communicated ...  

Yeah. Makes one truly believe you can trust this company.
Starkblast
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Posted Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:45AM
Posted By Susan_Stewart:
Not the timing of image price rises I'd have chosen myself. But I'm a business economist, what do I know?


Unless they lower the price of a single credit at the same time, but who's gonna believe that...


Is this going to be another major discussion here, as anticipated by Lobo? I would say so...
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