Yeah, I’ve always been confused as to why it doesn’t work this way already. Seems a bit weird to have followers without a proper way of seeing just who is following you!
I think the point is to build up interest and promote sales in the Tuts+ marketplace to better it in the long run. The authors should probably have been at least notified and maybe given the ability to opt out if they so chose. But think about it, yes the item is selling for cheaper but you are potentially selling a greatly increased number of them. You wouldn’t have sold near that number of files if it weren’t for the sale. I.e. what’s better? :
3 sales at $4 each = $6 earnings
20 sales at $1 each = $10 earnings
Obviously there’s no way to guarantee that many increased purchases, but it’s hard to pass up a $1 file, especially when it’s an awesome Tut!
If it’s illegal, and clearly illegal, why is Envato allowing those types of files to be approved? And worse yet featuring an author who’s portfolio is mainly comprised of these types of files? That goes beyond a simple misunderstanding to downright ignoring the fact. You would think Envato would be more on top of these sort of things to not only save it’s own neck, but also that of it’s authors who make money for them…
On a related note, I have noticed that there could be more consistency across reviewers as far as what gets accepted and what doesn’t. Sometimes it seems to boil down to personal preference. There really needs to be a standard that all files are judged by, not just the whim of the current reviewer. Just sayin’.
Great idea! Looking forward to seeing Marketplace files out in the “wild”!
@cartermatic – I’m afraid most of that is Greek to me!
Probably the hardest part will be deciding just what system to get… I’m horrible at decisions! Thanks for your help though, it’s appreciated. Do you put together computers like this often? I’m sure it’s the cheapest way, but not sure I’m comfortable spending that much money on something that doesn’t have an “official” name associated with it. Silly, I know!
Thanks for your thoughts. I understand what you’re saying, but I’m afraid that custom building isn’t in the cards this time around. Really need something I can just purchase “as is” and be up and running!
@Artorius – where did you see the Dell XPS 830 for $750? On the Dell website it starts at $800ish and with extra components, etc. it’s more like $1400. That’s about the max of my budget right now and would like to spend even less then that if possible since I’ll need to be upgrading Adobe CS as well. That costs more than most computers!
I would appreciate your thoughts and help…
I’m looking to upgrade my computer since my current system is seriously outdated! I don’t have a huge amount to spend however, so I’m looking for the best system that is fairly affordable (which means no Mac).
Of course I want something that can handle extensive graphics, CS4 , etc. since I’m a web and graphic designer. Also need to be able to use the internet and play a game or two. I know the reviews are varied, but I have my eye on the Dell XPS 8300 . What do you guys think?
I agree with Darkstar that if all the files were priced at $6 individually, then the bundles should also be priced accordingly. The only difference in price should come from the number of cards included in the bundle.
Glad it’s being looked into!