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mcollins says

Can I vote that when a returning customer gets to 398 purchases, then Envato offers the last 2 purchases of anything for free to make the 400 milestone.. ;)

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mcollins says

Oh, and as a customer, I always rate my purchases. My profile can be checked for any that have not been rated… Bet you won’t find any.. :)

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mcollins says

Just 3 more items and I will crack the 400 purchases mark. What medal do you have for that? LOL

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mcollins says

I looked at the showcased sites and those are one of the ugliest designs i’ve ever seen.. :| oh..it’s 3 months old :D

ROFL… then again, it is showcasing the general user that wants to build their own website. If you want to see a semi decent site built on Ultimatum look at one I built recently… http://patapuss.com.au

Still a work in progress.

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mcollins says

I really find this Ultimatum Theme like any other theme you can find elsewhere. It really looks odd and very common.
Like any other theme elsewhere? Common? I must be missing something as I can not find anything like it. I swear by it because of one thing… it is quite unique. Please show me another theme/framework like it, and I will buy it to compare. I am up around $6000 in purchases in the last 2 years, and yet to find something similar.
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mcollins says

@LandonWilson Can I ask why you think it sucks? @Graphic-Studio I am a user of Ultimatum, and absolutely love it. It is a true blank slate theme/framework. So many times I see people asking why when they enable Ultimatum they see nothing? It is very clear right from the start that it is a designers dream. I have found so far that I have no limitations in placing columns, rows or regions anywhere I wish. Every element is customisable with the built in editor to every element.

I have seen that the developers are soon to release v2.4 which is in preparation to export themes in an entirely framework free state. SO you can design a theme to be however you wish, export it. I have seen a post with some teaser images of the backend admin panel, and it looks to be an incredible system.

I have tried others such as pagelines, headway and catalyst.. I found Ultimatum so far to be more intuitive, and less restrictive.

This is coming from an avid user of Themeforest, I have enough purchases to warrant my feedback on this. By the way SevenSpark, I just love your work mate.

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mcollins says

Please don’t get me wrong, I think the authors deserve to make these double the price at a very minimum. Even that is cheap.. I guess all I am saying is that inflating the price the way it has been done has semi deflated my purchasing mojo. At 336 purchases, I think I have spent around $6-7K in 2 years. I am just being more frugal now even though it has gone up only $10 (not complaining, just curious to see what others thoughts are).

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mcollins says

Hi all ye “smack like” addicts of purchases! Just wondering if other buyers have slowed down as much as i have? I don’t seem to be depositing as much money into my profile to constantly keep buying themes. It’s almost like the price rise (that should have been done along time ago, but in a better manner), has thrown me off my buying and spending MOJO . If I look at my buying pattern, I was almost buying a 2-3 themes every month.

We are in day 17 of June, and still have not bought a theme. Am I cured from the price rise that we didn’t get a nice smooth warning about?

But on another note it has made me think I need to be an author now, and see how sales go. I will be interested to hear from other buyers to see how their spending mojo is going. I will also like to hear from some authors to hear if the price rise has caused a small halt on their sales.

Granted that the price rise does mean you only have to sell a few less to still make the same margin, but with less questions to answer ;)

Ciaran

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mcollins says

+1 to be a hybrid… lol. Great topic, can see this going wayward quick… Now, let me go Dribbble ;)

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mcollins says
For me, personally, it just means no more impulse purchases. I have no idea if there are more people like me on here, but that might affect sales. I doubt it’ll hurt because there are a lot of “aftermarket” buyers here as well and their purchases will probably balance that out.
LOL … can I sell back my impulses that I have never used at the new price of $40? now that is what I call Win-Win
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