Sergio

Can anyone explain to me something about pricing?

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Hi there,

I've sold 3 images so far this year. One of them I sold twice as a royalty free image at 4 MB and 1 MB. The other one rights managed, worldwide for 5 years, personal use. On the price list it says that they should have been sold for £140.00, £60.00 and £9.99 respectively. I received instead for them $6.03, $6.23 and $9.77 respectively. When asked, Alamy told me that different clients have different deals, promotions and discount. Far enough, but from £140 to $6.03 (not even pounds, but dollars) and from £60 to $6.23, the discount is what? Over 90% ? And on top of that there is the 50% commission. So I'm left with $3. And it seems to be happening all the time now...

Is this right? Am I missing something here (apart from the money)? Can anybody explain?

Many thanks in advance.

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Hi Sergio

 

Just to clear this up for you, the two RF images that you have sold have been purchased with an RM license - one time use. The price reflects that single usage. 

 

Thanks

Alamy

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And here I am waiting patiently to make my first sale thinking I would be into big money. The yacht will have to wait  another year or so. Still live in hope should you die in despair

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I quit looking at the price calculator years ago because it only leads to disappointment. Most of the regular buyers seem to have a special deal of one kind or another. I do make nice amounts often enough to keep me here. I hope a juicy one will arrive for you soon,

 

Paulette

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Thank you Paulette. Best of luck to you too. Your pictures are great by the way.

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I had a sale not long ago for the exact price quoted by the calculator, so it does get used sometimes. Pretty rare IME, though.

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Thank you Alamy administrator for clarifying that. I didn't know obviously.

Perhaps you could give your contributors a little more details on their sales, thus avoiding questions and complaints. 

 

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1 hour ago, Sergio said:

Thank you Paulette. Best of luck to you too. Your pictures are great by the way.

 

Thanks. I appreciate the appreciation.

 

Paulette

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Thank you John Mitchell for your hope lifting comment.

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On 10/9/2017 at 10:42, Alamy said:

<snip>the two RF images that you have sold have been purchased with an RM license<snip>

 

What the deuce?!

 

I read the rules guv, honest, but that sounds mental. :blink:

 

I have much to learn....much to learn.....

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2 hours ago, Sergio said:

Thank you John Mitchell for your hope lifting comment.

 

No problem, but please don't quote me. B)

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