Yes, sadly a lot of items get removed from the marketplace, and very often. As you know, the reasons for this can vary, usually it is for copyright infringement, large amounts of problems in the item, or simply the author wishes to take it down for their own reasons (no longer can support it, no longer want to update it, etc)
I think one major issue here is actually with Envato’s model itself; when an item is deleted by the author, the author should be able to send out a notification to their buyers with their own message. There could be a useful message to send out whilst deleting one’s items.
All you can do is remember to download the item and store it somewhere safe immediately. And, if you come across an item that is incomplete or you’ll expect future updates to, then it might be worth considering finding an alternative.
I’m searching for a graphic designer who can take the crappy-looking avatars, in the picture below, and make a nice looking vector out of them.
In addition, I need them to be able to design a few of the items you find on top of these avatars (i.e. the hats, hair, eyes, etc). I will definitely need some more items designed for these in the future.
Really good month for me. Yesterday I think I neared the “most money earned in a day” milestone, was really surprising. Made an extended license sale last week, too.
Hoping others start to see beautiful sales soon, too. Merry Christmas & happy holidays to everyone.
Well, here’s my quick 2-minute put-together.
I think it needs a drop shadow.
(Sad to see a 7 month-old issue still happening).
I rarely have this issue but it does exist for sure. Downloading the last Envato Bundle was so painfully slow that I haven’t bought one since. .
Open a ticket at https://help.market.envato.com/hc/en-us/requests/new
There’s broken links all over the place because they just changed to a new support system and decided to put it up at a new subdomain.
Sorry to hear your money is lost. I hope you can find it.
This is one of the reasons why I dislike the current withdrawal system, too long of a delay. A lot of crap can happen in 15 days.
I have asked Envato for this before. They denied the request, stating that withdrawals are finalized on the 1st. Sorry.
And yeah, looks like you didn’t open your ticket soon enough. Envato takes around a week to respond. :/