23 uncleared sales and counting in Stock photography discussion and contributor experience Posted May 11, 2019 · Edited May 11, 2019 by Sally 1 hour ago, Marb said: Is having 23 uncleared sales at Alamy normal since January ? I was shocked to see this having just looked now. Its bad enough that sale amounts have drastically reduced but to have so many sales uncleared is disappointing. And on another note, what happened to the forum link at the bottom of the page ? I have to Google Alamy forums to get the page up now. Glad to hear you’ve had so many sales these last few months. It’s not the number of uncleared sales that is relevant, since that simply depends on how many sales you’ve had. It depends on who the sales were to. The newspaper sales take much longer to clear than others, I have some going back to 30th January, and plenty uncleared for later months. I even have one uncleared sale from last August. A newspaper that I won’t name used two of my images for the same article. They did pay up for one of them a couples of months ago, but unbelievably they didn’t pay up for the other. The Sun, Times etc tend to clear their sales in a bunch around every 5/6 months in my experience.