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Anps says

I thought last months were bad, but since July things are going steeper down the hill, to be honest if after few new stuff we put on things do not pick up… I will most probably have to think hard to find some other solutions that most certainly will have to be outside envato.

Financially this is devastating for us.

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Anps says

And html have builders… whats up with that? That’s not html that’s almost like an CMS system

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Anps says

The biggest mystery here is that this change happened in a month. We published a theme, got reviewed all together in 3 days. A month or so later the review delay started, that is why i smell there is something else going on.

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Anps says

Great, can’t wait to have it. Hope this will do some good for sales. Thank you!

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Anps says

Tough we do it, i agree. And if envato is really discussing this “multipage” i am really excited.

Again i am totally up for more demos and if they are really just a presentation of the same layout what can be done i don’t mind then being added as a demo, similar as home layouts, you can build them but with shortcodes. But to have tons of totally different complete pages for 15 bucks more now thats just ridiculous :)

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Anps says

Why? VC is not myn, no use for that and if competition does it and i don’t i lose.

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Anps says

heh do not even get me started on plugins, cmone for example VC cost 140$ extended, majority of themes do not take so long to build and look at there extended prices.

You all know that this marketplace made it on only price dumping and free support. And since envato got big, you guys have a critical mass which lead authors here and when it got to big, people started to look on competitive edge as you say and since creativity of web design is limited to its technology, there is only one way… bundling for existing price. Envato’s system evolves with natures evolution reaaaaally slow with many mistakes :P

And again why o why would i buy a phone which can send text and make calls, when i can buy not just an iphone but all its devices :) for the same price? Same goes for plugins why shouldn’t i include something that will take me month and month to develope if i can include something for 140$?

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Anps says

That is why i use ””. the point is that this is a whole in a system, just because you make tons of features does not mean that this is not a separate theme.

Don’t get me wrong, i am not against theme i am just for setting up a competitive price system, that will allow more niche themes to rise up. There are few shining examples of niche themes or unique styles, but this sticks just so long until autors starts incorporating them in into there “demos”. That is why this days asking for uniqueness from us authors is absurd.

So again just raise the prices, and clients will spent much more time trying to find a better suiting item, hence authors will start competing in this field.

But if reviewers do not see this then there is no hope.

Cheers

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Anps says

These are not just multiple demos, they are indeed “more themes in one pack”. Different home views are different variations built on the same layout. That is the point here.

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Anps says

Kailoooon… didn’t see you posting for aaaaages or am i not enough on forums :)

well i am glad 2 veteran reviewers are on board.

Well you cannot start rejecting this kind of themes as that would mean removing all top sellers, well most of them. The main point is that appropriate price is given. The advertising in mention was totally ok! “Demos” is the wrong advertising (to be honest we started joining this trend).

This are not demos, since tons of these “demos” are totally different layouts with totally different options.

Why i do not understand why price cannot be changed well because:

If you raise the price, you will most likely cut down by half sales but the price is so much higher the profit is the same… well with half sales there is half support, half expenses so actually you gain. I expressed this so many times i got even directly attacked from some top authors about this.

In the end customers/market decide which will go and for now “multi themes” go, one day it will stop, just remember the tulips :)

Other then the marketplace, the true powers stands in envato.

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