felt_tips saidI normally never discuss about prices.
Ok but I agree with the overall market prices, maybe they should be increased. to see a pro level logo for 8 dollars…. that a fu*kin cup of coffee!!!!..... at least make it a hamburger?
That’s actually my point in general… prices are too low.
There are various mechanisms by which the prices take a steady downwards trend. Inflation is one, the glass price ceiling is another, and inter-author competition is yet another. Competition in itself is no bad thing. In a free market, the idea is that price is self-regulating, but in the modern internet age, we need to look carefully at the many situations where that has gone too far: The music industry, newspapers, and even photography, to name but a few.
On Videohive, our striving to raise the quality bar over the last few years has been fun and fantastic for the buyer, but since it has been met not with a commensurate price rise, but a real-terms price fall; it almost certainly represents a more difficult position for the author, who has to work harder for the same revenue. You’d probably argue that this is evened out through the increased sales volume that lower prices “cause”, but that would be pure assumption. The fact is that we are simply not privvy to that information and have no idea how pricing affects sales volume. Comparing Apple and Amstrad should be proof enough that the relationship is not a simple one.
Envato itself is obviously aware of the problem of over-competitiveness (also known as price-dumping). That’s why people are not allowed to advertise give-aways on the forum, and presumably the reason why prices are set centrally, and that Elite authors are no longer allowed to set their own prices. I guess Envato fears that authors, if left to their own devices, would chase the prices down to zero. I fear they’d be about right. Good for Envato that they don’t want to be a platform for this.
But the fact is that the market here is not a completely free-market. We rely on Envato to set our prices centrally and fairly, and to protect us from price-dumping. Central intervention in otherwise free markets often leads to contradictory situations, and this central price-setting is clearly leading to situations where things don’t quite add up. If the audio track example isn’t clear enough, consider a project that includes 20 3D models (trust me – this is on its way with CS7) and we see how very quickly it starts undermining the pricing on 3DO to quite a radical degree.
I don’t blame you for wanting to make your files more competitive, nor is there any compulsory obligation to the group. But I maintain, that it is only with some level of solidarity that a group exercises any leverage at all.That’s why I think that including an audio track in a file should be met with a small price rise.
But I will do it now.
IMHO right now VH lead the market of the AE projects
More quality and variety as been asked from VH.
They had it.
In the current AE Project files market I don t think VH will lose buyers for and 2/5 usd increase.
To stay on topic, buyers have a great advantage if they have the sound included.
No advantage when sound is included! This is verified!
KingDog saidYou understand my question correctly! Thanks for the tip!
musicant saidSorry, maybe I misunderstood the question I was suggesting that if you thought the price of your future projects needed a price increase due to the higher cost of audio, you could always make a note to the reviewer when you submit the item.
KingDog saidI do not quite understand what you mean ))
You can certainly open a ticket and make your case
AndrVlad saidI’m not talking about the footage and photos I’m talking about the music video projects. What are free add-ons? Why should a person buy the track for $ 17 if he could buy project with music for 15. Logical?
Videohive reviewers have different skills. They don’t need to review musical side details besides general impression. As well as VH reviewer don’t call AJ reviewer for opinion. That is why its free addition. Best regards Andrey
Hello! Today increased the price of audio tracks on the audiojungle. Now track is $ 17. In my projects, 90% of the audio track is included in the project. Average prices for my projects $ 20-25, on $ 3-8 more expensive than separate audio track. Will the increased price of the projects included in music? Thank you!
Use win rar (ZIP)!!!