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doru says

For example, envato bundles enjoy a very large audience. Isnt it obvious that the intention isnt only to promote a few files, but the whole marketplace ?

Is what envato answer every time we spoke about bundles.

I will not lose my time again on providing carefully constructed arguments as I did in the past, but my idea was that there are better and more fair ways of promoting the marketplace.

envato just took the profitable way.

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ultrazonemusic says

$500 for $20 running for 7 days.

Well many thanks for destroying sales of all other authors for another week. Last one ended Oct 23 now this after just 20 days, what’s next ? a weekly bundle ?

wtf envato.

you gotta be kidding me! you have earned more that 100 k on envato, and you have a problem with one envato bundle?? i am not in the bundle ,and earned 100 times less than you, and do not have a problem.

why were you not then complaining about bundles when your file was in included ?

cheers

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quickandeasy Moderator says

Guys, please let’s not start making jibes at one another.

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VF says

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why were you not then complaining about bundles when your file was in included ?

cheers

If you closely watch, the complaints are not against bundle. It is about the way these days bundle strategies changed. I can see the holiday nature of the new bundle is harmless. But still there are few things raises question:

Since the marketplaces are growing more than the past, the following facts are actually contradicting now:

1. Bundles in the past were opened only for 4 days I remember. Now it become 7 days which raises the question if the bundles these days struggles to give a profitable share for authors than the past?

2. Past bundles had the price ratio of $30/$300 and $25/$250 which can give much share of profit to the contributing authors (also less harm for regular files) and now the value is like $20/$500. So the contributing authors don’t get a big share of profit but Envato gets it without difference.

3. Since the marketplaces are already growing at faster pace, what makes us to include random files that doesn’t related to the context of bundle? A birthday bundle can include all varieties, that’s fine. But why the “print designer” should include 3 Themeforest files? This is what makes author to worry about sales numbers whenever a bundle released.

4. All of us may be in the garden of micro-stock for our earnings. That doesn’t mean we can abuse the industry by infinitely lowering the item value in the form of bundles. I hope we will not go beyond the $20/500 ratio for bundles to make sure the work-hour values respected/realized.

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bitfade says

you gotta be kidding me! you have earned more that 100 k on envato, and you have a problem with one envato bundle?? i am not in the bundle ,and earned 100 times less than you, and do not have a problem.

why were you not then complaining about bundles when your file was in included ?

cheers
Actually, including my other shared account, i earned 270k and i was in two. So what ?

I’m against the current rating system also, does it means i should not care about buyers rating my items 1 star ? I hate giving support in comments area when i have a dedicated forum, should i then say “get lost” to buyers doing it ?

Your reply is totally irrelevant. I always voiced against bundles in forums, except maybe the bday ones which only lasted 4 days and were meant to be a nice way to celebrate, a tribute to buyers.

But those days are long gone now, no need to repeat myself.

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CodingJack says

Why are people always so sensitive?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bo7zkd0kRS4

So I don’t blame Envato for trying to make money. They’re running a business after all. But as VF points out above, what started as a relatively small program continues to expand over time. And if we don’t voice concerns about this now, who’s to say the program won’t just continue to expand?

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ultrazonemusic says


you gotta be kidding me! you have earned more that 100 k on envato, and you have a problem with one envato bundle?? i am not in the bundle ,and earned 100 times less than you, and do not have a problem.

why were you not then complaining about bundles when your file was in included ?

cheers
Actually, including my other shared account, i earned 270k and i was in two. So what ?

I’m against the current rating system also, does it means i should not care about buyers rating my items 1 star ? I hate giving support in comments area when i have a dedicated forum, should i then say “get lost” to buyers doing it ?

Your reply is totally irrelevant. I always voiced against bundles in forums, except maybe the bday ones which only lasted 4 days and were meant to be a nice way to celebrate, a tribute to buyers.

But those days are long gone now, no need to repeat myself.

Ah ,so you accepted to be in two bundles, but you hate them? Yes, it makes sense.

I will ask some of my buyers to buy stuff from you, so that you get to million soon, to make you feel more satisfied.

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Thecodingdude says

We’re almost at 100 replies, think we’re due a staff response soon

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ultrazonemusic says


...

why were you not then complaining about bundles when your file was in included ?

cheers

If you closely watch, the complaints are not against bundle. It is about the way these days bundle strategies changed. I can see the holiday nature of the new bundle is harmless. But still there are few things raises question:

There are several (betveen 3-5) sites whose strategy is making bundles, various bundles where everyone is involved. They sell well, and thing is based on bundle type of sales.Maybe envato is testing this type of sales.

There are far more dramatic issues on envato we should worry than one little bundle.

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ultrazonemusic says


...

why were you not then complaining about bundles when your file was in included ?

cheers

If you closely watch, the complaints are not against bundle. It is about the way these days bundle strategies changed. I can see the holiday nature of the new bundle is harmless. But still there are few things raises question:

There are several (betveen 3-5) sites whose strategy is making bundles, various bundles where everyone is involved. They sell well, and thing is based on bundle type of sales.Maybe envato is testing this type of sales.

There are far more dramatic issues on envato we should worry than one little bundle.

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