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robertojorge says

I also use Sales donkey on iPhone and same prob here. I thought it was the app so i sent a message to the FB page, but probably the prob was the change in the API as Esko says.

Lets hope they can fix this, really love the app when im on the go. :)

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robertojorge says

Seems I’m alone in the worst ever time in sales terms….

Not alone for sure. This week is even worst than the last one. keeping up like this will end in being the worst moth in the last 2 years

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robertojorge says

Hey bud that wasn’t my quote ;)

Wow Sorry Jonathan :) So many quotes that i got confused!!! :) Apologize for that man, really am!! Glad that you got it cause i wouldn’t. :)


Roberto, the surcharge was meant to cover the fees envato get when someone buys, it was never meant as an income generator for authors, hence why I called it a bonus. It was an extra payment from each sale which Envato didn’t take away.

It’s not a guaranteed loss as you weren’t guaranteed the money, you only got it for purchases which were made without credit, so you were never guaranteed to get the $ or so

By this change Envato are just fixing something from the old systems

Gareth i understand all that was explained, but i had to share my opinion and feelings and it hasn’t changed. Its only one author opinion thats it. :)

Regarding the guaranteed, the only thing that was not guaranteed was the amount, but for every single statement that i have since Nov 2010 i can see how many purchases were done by direct purchases and those that weren’t. Im my opinion still remains that the name doesn’t matter. What matters is the final cost of a product. Im being as much as honest as possible here, not going to paste any statement sheets here. But if you ask any other author guess it will not be that different.

But please dont spend much time with my post, its just my opinion and also because i want to keep a low post count, so that when envato creates a badge for lowest post count versus time in marketplace. I want that badge :) – And i just lost another point on posts :)

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robertojorge says

Just leaving my opinion. (going to be long :) ) I have thinked about this and i see no “Win-Win-Win” I see:

Lose when a buyer has to pay for “surcharge”

Lose When the author no longer receives 70% (or the actual percentage) for the Total price of the Item.

Win when Envato gets all the “surcharge”.

That’s what i see. Now from the point of view of an author as some have said before the damage is not big (but its a damage non the less). From a company that will receive those small parts that should belong to every single author (explain below why) now that’s a huge increase of income out of the cost of every single author on the market small to biggest authors.

70% from now on – Only sometimes :)

I could understand the market prices change

I could not understand Why the Deposit page was not updated at that time. Obviously is the most outdated thing on the market. Those deposits amounts were fine when the pricing was 10$ / 15$ / 20$ / 25% etc . Now with prices of 16$ / 21$ / 27$ / 32$ etc why the h* would a buyer deposit anything to purchase only one item? (no answer required)

Now as things are right now many sales are almost “forced” to be direct payment. Guess where it will all go. Not for the Authors that keep creating the Items that makes ENVATO.

If this was to be done, all these changes should have been deployed exactly at the same time as a NO “Surchase” for everyone. Make a deposit page with a free amount or just simply eliminate that page and let buyers pay what the item costs, if it was done that way then you could call it a transparent WIN-WIN-WIN. And I think that these long posts here would been unnecessary, and I think that every single author would congratulate Envato. Unfortunately that’s not the case. Now regarding something that is only felt by authors and can be understood or not by everyone else:


but you don’t get that for every sale so it’s not a guaranteed loss and you were never supposed to get 70% of the surcharge but poor systems made it difficult for Envato to add it into the system properly. As I said a few pages back. call it a bonus due to old systems but you’re not actually losing money, you’re still getting your 70% but you’re not getting your “bonus” anymore. It will be a killer for the Elite authors, losing $1.40 per every so often sale but it does mean Envato are making that few extra $$ so they can invest in their staff without so many more price increases.

1st- It’s a Guarantee Loss. Only someone that is not producing content and has no statement sheet will say “Its not a Guarateed Loss” – Not for you I guess but will for every single author. By how much it depends, but we don’t have to be a “rocket scientist” to see how things are.

2nd Call it a Bonus?? You may call it a bonus, surcharge, easter bunny, father Christmas or whatever comes to anyone imagination. But the truth is: - Author creates an item and make it available at the marketplaces, reviewer decides the price of 21$ as example, over that price Envato places a “easter bunny” of 2$ Guess what is the final price of item Created by an author. Yes that’s right 23$. No matter what you call it you are selling a artistic creation and not simply 2$ worth of air, because if the item does not exist then there was no place for the “easter bunny”.

That being said to be able to give 70% to an author the Total price of the item as to be what is paid for and not what it is right now, sometimes 70% other times not so lucky :)

3rd Extra $$ to be able to pay for staff?? Common :) How did Envato did till now?

Bottom line. Want to be transparent with everyone remove the “Surcharge” for everyone or pay 70% of every total sale.

When I refer to 70% I mean the actual % of a single author 50%-70% ish. This is just my point of view, hope I haven’t offended anyone, but I can’t see it other way.

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robertojorge says

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robertojorge says

Muitos Parabéns Envato!!! :)

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robertojorge says

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robertojorge says

Hi, the 1st result on that search might get what you are looking for, there are more just take a look. Hope it helps

http://videohive.net/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&term=3d+book
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robertojorge says

My entry http://videohive.net/item/photo-trailer/8469355 . Good luck everyone!!

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robertojorge says


Will it be allowed to resubmit if i make all changes that definitely improves the project??
yes

Thanks for your quick response Doru and sorry for my late reply!! :) Will make all the changes that i will think of and that you guys pointed out and hopefully will be a + for the template and the marketplace “Apple Motion” witch does not have many projects of this kind (at least that im aware of)

BTW – in almost 4 years this was my first started thread and i must say that exceed my expectations. Thanks for all the help and feedback Guys!!! :)

RJ

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