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Will Alamy be closed for the rest of the year after today?

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I know it's silly, but I'm 8 sales away from doubling last year's volume and was hoping that I'd meet that goal, but it's unlikely if today is the last day sales will be reported for the year.

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I'd think you should still be able to upload images... computers don't need to take holidays... just don't expect them to get through QC much before early January.

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Just now, Colblimp said:

 

Am I the only one who scoffs mince pies the whole year round?!!!

 

Back on topic, what about newsy stuff?

 

I would guess the news team might still be working.

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Just now, Matt Ashmore said:

 

I would guess the news team might still be working.

 

Hope so.

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Last year I had 8 sales in the week between Christmas and New Year.

I expect some departments will be off - QC, the blog, and Twitter crew- but I think news and sales keep going.

I also need a few more sales to reach a nice landmark, so I hope so at least.

 

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I have had sales between Christmas and New Year so today is not necessarily the end.  Not all countries celebrate and close down for Christmas.

 

Pearl

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9 minutes ago, Phil Robinson said:

Last year I had 8 sales in the week between Christmas and New Year.

I expect some departments will be off - QC, the blog, and Twitter crew- but I think news and sales keep going.

I also need a few more sales to reach a nice landmark, so I hope so at least.

 

 

6 minutes ago, Pearl said:

I have had sales between Christmas and New Year so today is not necessarily the end.  Not all countries celebrate and close down for Christmas.

 

Pearl

 

That is good to hear, thanks!! 

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I often have several sales between christmas and the new year so dont worry too much!

 

Kumar (the Doc one)

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I don't think it would make any sense for the business part of Alamy to close. The blog is a different matter and I thought that was what the announcement was about.

 

Paulette

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I've had sales on 28/29/30/31 December in all the last 5 or 6 years......

 

 

km

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Last year I've had images approved by QC between Christmas and New Year so presumably they will be back to work next week Wednesday. 

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1 hour ago, funkyworm said:

Last year I had a couple sales on the 28th.

 

Lets not forget that many of Alamy's staff are in offices in countries where Christmas just one the many religious days of their many religions.

 

Like Brooklyn.

 

Paulette

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2 hours ago, JeffGreenberg said:

When did license volume become a priority over $$ in pocket??

(asked the volume shooter)

The two are NOT concurrent AFAIK...

 I hear ya - like I said it's a silly thing - just watching the number get soooooooooo close to doubling. . . and wanting to see it happen.

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It's odd that Alamy hasn't made any sort of announcement to contributors. In past years Alamy  posted about a slower QC over the holidays so maybe there's a skeleton staff working anti-social hours.

 

I once had a sale drop in on New Year's Eve so apparently clients still want to license photos over the holidays.

 

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I wonder if the accounting department will be shutting down completely. Hope not.

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I had sales reported between Christmas and New Year in both 2015 and 2016.  I would think that most big buyers would be working with direct links to Alamy's accounting database and direct sales through the website would still go through even if Abingdon is shut down.  QC and Contributor relations are another matter - they'll be having a well deserved break.  They deserve it.

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1 sale today (Sunday 24th).

 

wim

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On 24/12/2017 at 19:03, jackietraveller said:

I've had a refund! :rolleyes:

 

Oh dear, you have my sympathy! 

 

Sales on the 24th and today, pride before a fall....

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