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Yesterday (first day with price change) was slightly better than avg. Today a bit slow, but it’s normal to have daily fluctuations. I often have 2-3 days of sad sales and then things pick back up and the weekly avg ends up good. I will wait a full week or 2 before I start forming a better opinion.

That said, at my typical weekly sales the past few months, I figure I can sell about 2 LESS per day and still make the same profit. So the hope is to maintain the same sales… only time will tell. :)

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a $10 increase is too big a pill to swallow.

Come on, man… lol

I can’t imagine your reaction, then, if you hired a developer for custom work and was quoted $1000+

It amazes me that people fuss over $10 more for a theme that took hundreds of hours of development time. But these same people don’t think twice when spending $50+ on a restaurant dinner.

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Hope these changes reflect positively on both authors and buyers.

If sales do decrease, I believe it will be minor, and not enough to offset the higher per sale profits. But wow, imagine if sales for everyone remains the same… that’s potentially a lot more money for no extra work. :)

I’m actually surprised at the nice increase… totally didn’t expect WP themes to go up to $50, and even some categories $60. But I’m pleased with this change. It’s win-win as far as I’m concerned. With the 20% price increase, if sales decrease 20%, I still make the same, and even benefit from less tech support. :)

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Has the pricing update been applied to all themes yet? I ask because my main $40 theme hasn’t increased in price, while my main competitors are now $45 and $50. The past few months I’ve been outselling these themes up to 5:1. I feel I should be at the $50 level, especially since I have to bundle 2 themes in one download.

Edit: nevermind… the real price is $50 and is only seen when you see the theme detail page. I guess it till take a little time for everything to catch up. :)

Thanks Envato! :)

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I hope there won’t be a big price range difference. If there isn’t then price won’t be much of a factor when choosing a theme. If price isn’t a factor, then there would be no risk in increasing all theme prices (even substantially), just as long as it’s still competitive with other theme sites.

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Do any staff members have an update on this? It’s been a while since we heard anything, and three weeks since something was supposed to be posted on notes.

They’re too busy trying to get a “Meet up” in the U.S. Deep South. :)

Seriously, I don’t see what the hold up is here. All TF’s competing sites offer themes at much higher prices. There is no risk for losing customers if TF raises prices $5-$10 across the board. And yes, I think all existing themes should be raised equally… I feel this would not cause any loss of sales, as all themes would maintain their relative price “to each other”.

Old price: Theme 1 is priced $5 more than Theme 2.

After, say, a $10 price hike: Theme 1 is still $5 more than Theme 2.

With prices relative to each other staying the same, then nobody loses out.

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I could never get it working from this thread. But then I discovered there is a BBpress plugin from Codecanyon that does just this, and does it very well: http://codecanyon.net/item/item-purchase-code-validation-bbpress-plugin/558819 :)

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I thought sending an email from my profile is a guaranteed way to get verification. Well, even if it’s not 100%, i’m sure it’s good enough in general.

That said, I personally don’t really care if someone gets a theme from me for free… it’s gonna happen no matter what, and there’s nothing I can do about it. Just as long as not even 1 second of my time is taken up with support.

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I just wish they kept the Price Adjustment Tool in effect until they get this pricing thing sorted out. :( I also hope that if we already adjusted a $35.00 theme to be $40.00 (via the old price adjustment tool), that it can still get priced a bit higher.

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On a similar thought… do you think a theme will be priced “less” if it doesn’t include a PSD ? For a future theme I’m considering skipping the whole PSD route.

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