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GravityDept says

It takes time to prepare and move to a different business model and move away from the marketplaces, who will want to do this will need weeks or months to do it, but Envato should prepare for this if that’s how they want to play :)

Although if you started 7 months ago, you’d be pretty far along now and nearly ready to go independent… :)

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GravityDept says

@ Leokoo — Final words :)

Tobias Excuse Me

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GravityDept says

Just admit you want to create a cartel in order to raise prices for your benefit :) And everything else, is just an excuse.

Seriously? Envato is the cartel. They control all prices. I want every author to have individual pricing freedom for their products and business. It’s the opposite.

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GravityDept says

you mean the part where you raise the prices in order to gain the most out of the customer? :)

GD: Updates are much more valuable than support a year after purchase. If I’m going to charge customers beyond the initial purchase, I want to charge for what provides the most value to them and me

It’s called capitalism. Money is traded for value. If you’re not maximizing that transaction’s value (for both sides) you’re missing an opportunity. I think Envato continues to miss an opportunity in charging for updates that creates sustainable production for authors and prevents abandonment for buyers. If a buyer doesn’t need an item’s updates they can stop supporting that item’s production. That’s how free markets work.

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GravityDept says



Till then, just admit you’re just finding an excuse
Arguing the business model is flawed is not an excuse to raise prices. It means the business shuts down if the model doesn’t change. That’s what happens today whenever a theme (and all its buyers) are abandoned as soon as sales slow down. You’re fighting to keep the status quo which hurts everyone (authors, buyers, Envato).
You mean, which hurts your income? :) I’ve already outlined the issue why themes get abandoned and the solution. You’re just looking for an excuse

Are you “winning” by repeating that excuse line over and over?

Buy a microeconomics textbook and grow up.

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GravityDept says

Till then, just admit you’re just finding an excuse

Arguing the business model is flawed is not an excuse to raise prices. It means the business shuts down if the model doesn’t change. That’s what happens today whenever a theme (and all its buyers) are abandoned as soon as sales slow down. You’re fighting to keep the status quo which hurts everyone (authors, buyers, Envato).

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GravityDept says

@ Leokoo — WooThemes offered “lifetime updates”...until they didn’t. The words don’t mean anything, but you’re treating it like you buy a solid gold 99-year licenses from other theme shops and you’re actually going to collect on them. It’s a fantasy.

Build some products and support them for years, then tell me what sustainable means. Maybe then you’ll have some perspective on why charging for updates (i.e. value) is good for everyone (authors, buyers, and Envato).

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GravityDept says
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GravityDept says

Does your USB key work? Mine was DOA. Not a big deal because they’re so cheap just wondering.

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GravityDept says

Gosh guys! Travis can’t make a joke or a humanly mistake without everyone burning him at the stake? Even if he did by mistake press the disable button, tablets are damn annoying for me as well, and I spend time on my tablet on the community to help you guys out as much as I can and keep things on track! I’ve disabled / stickied / locked a few threads by mistake from a tablet myself in the past, but then made them visible back again after I’ve noticed my mistake. We’re all human!

It’s a human mistake if it were to happen and please, don’t tie Travis to a stake and set him on fire! If anyone here using a mobile or tablet NEVER pressed a link and hit something else by mistake, please, acuse away, else, understand that we’re trying our best to be around the forums ALL the time, and that may lead to some small issues when browsing from mobiles. Furthermore, account issues are top priority so disabling by mistake isn’t something that can go on unnoticed!

And please, if possible, keep the conversation on topic! :)

Don’t think anyone is blaming Travis personally. Mistakes happen. I’m blaming the system. For something serious like disabling an account it’s worth questioning why that there isn’t a confirmation like “Are you sure you want to disable this user?” because it freezes their income.

The fact that an errant tap can do that, and the author had to complain to make it noticed tells me those buttons are little time bombs. Just wait till this happens to a Power Elite and they lose $1k a day.

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