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Reaper-Media Volunteer moderator says

Just make a theme you think will be worth 35 bucks :)

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drudoran says

A good example of authors undercutting is any of the big freelance sites where people will offer to design you a complete content managed website for about $10… You may want to charge more for your creation, but ultimately your sales would suffer because someone else would always sell something similar for next to nothing – great (albeit risky) for buyers, but rubbish for authors.

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Kriesi says

The maximum price here is not 35$.

Files could go up to 75$, currently the most expensive files are at 45$.

And I agree, letting people set the price for their items would result in a myriad of 1$ items ;D

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Gyro says

Personally i think the prices for websites / wordpress templates are set abit low, especially in comparison. But it wouldn’t make sense to change it now, since a price adjustment now would potentially deter off alot of TF’s loyal customers. And whats more, if you create a good template and your customers buy it and want you to customize it, you stand to get a good 30-40 bucks more. Not that bad imo =)

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dimumurray says

Assuming under-cutting is the only reason why authors are not allowed to set the price, why not just monitor prices solely for that transgression. And if the author happens to price his/her item at the higher end of the scale let that be the author’s risk to take.
Essentially Envato would be establishing reasonable lower bounds on item prices. If a template happens to be great it may well sell at a higher price and we all stand to benefit. Authors will expend more time and effort to create better files knowing there is no upper-bound on its value, buyers get higher quality files and Envato gets higher revenues…winners all round.

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hansv says
Assuming under-cutting is the only reason why authors are not allowed to set the price, why not just monitor prices solely for that transgression. And if the author happens to price his/her item at the higher end of the scale let that be the author’s risk to take.
Essentially Envato would be establishing reasonable lower bounds on item prices. If a template happens to be great it may well sell at a higher price and we all stand to benefit. Authors will expend more time and effort to create better files knowing there is no upper-bound on its value, buyers get higher quality files and Envato gets higher revenues…winners all round.

-1….. you could not “monitor” something like this…. and that would take even more time away from reviewers.

There is a keyword for the authors who want to make money….. patience...... just wait and your template will take you to the bucks…

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michaelhejja says

Envato should definitely price the files. I agree with the others – focus on making the best files on Envato and the money will come to you.

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dimumurray says
-1….. you could not “monitor” something like this…. and that would take even more time away from reviewers. There is a keyword for the authors who want to make money….. patience...... just wait and your template will take you to the bucks…

Well maybe “monitor” was not the right term to use in this case. Here’s how I think a system like this would work. A micro-stock vendor establishes a global upper-bound on prices. Say in the case of flashden that would be around $50. Authors submit an item along with a suggested price. Reviewers evaluate the item and the reviewer’s price serves as a lower-bound. If the author submitted price falls below the reviewer’s, the item is assigned the reviewers price. This controls any attempts of under-cutting. If the author submitted price is above the reviewer’s price the author’s price is used (anything above the global cap is set at the global cap). The market-place will ultimately decide whether or not the item is worth its salt. How does that sound?

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kiziel says
The maximum price here is not 35$.

Files could go up to 75$, currently the most expensive files are at 45$.

And I agree, letting people set the price for their items would result in a myriad of 1$ items ;D

Check http://audiojungle.net/item/drum-finale/13430

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srhnbr says
The maximum price here is not 35$. Files could go up to 75$, currently the most expensive files are at 45$.

I wonder what would it take for a wordpress theme to be priced at 75$

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