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maskeenan says

avada have no screenshots, 27k sales . problem?

Indeed..;)

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biyanpasau says

avada have no screenshots, 27k sales . problem?

but has very long item description.

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Ivor Envato team says

Envato provides these tools to promote your item and each tool has its purpose. Just because some authors doesn’t do it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t.

Screenshots are only required in PSD Templates.

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GravityDept says

I would imagine (for buyers) if the demo was very slow you’d take that as indication of poor quality (because it probably is, good hosting is dirt cheap). I wouldn’t think screenshots would make any difference to your purchase decision if the demo performs poorly.

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ZxxxZ says

I agree with GravityDept – I would not buy just on screenshots and not working demo, but good shots would make me wait a bit to check demo if back online…

Ivor, I understand, see all the good uses mentioned in my first post – just looking at top selling items made me worried if this is worth the effort.

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ZxxxZ says

Oh, now that I think about it – following best sellers example may not be that good idea for (let’s be honest) probably average theme. They have much more going for them: status and history on marketplace, external marketing channels…

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-bianca- says

A bad demo doesn’t nessasarily say something about the theme, you know. This happens quite often actually. Sometimes I wil buy it anyway if all the other contribution factors such as ratings and item comments are ok. Also author reputation on other items will be checked by me. If all these are fine I tend to buy without a live demo, but that’s just one opinion.

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solybarr says

I check both the live preview and screenshots, and am always dissappointed if i dont see the screenshots..

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