The stupidity of it all - or how to profit from your photos and neversell 1.

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Henretta, Jan 8, 2006.

  1. Henretta

    Henretta Guest

    Recently I decided the image library I've been using to sell my stock
    images has not been as truthful about sales as I would like. Fine. Sell
    'em yourself then. 20 Years of association gone in one sentence.

    So I figured a web site and a payment gateway - like as in paypal would
    be in order. No credit card stuff for me. I went the route of bank
    account. At this point Paypal need to verify your identity and to do
    this they make 2 small deposits to the nominated account and you have to
    then tell them how much it was. So far so good.

    They deposited $3+ twice to my account (nearly $8) and the bloody
    authentication system can only take 2 digits as input! So...

    I write the jokers a letter. Telling them of the problem and informing
    them of the mind boggling amount of money they must be losing by giving
    everyone who uses bank accounts instead of credit cards $8 just for
    applying. In my experience it is anywhere between 1 cent and $10.

    Now the rest is would be best selling fiction if it were not true.
    I get a copyright protected letter back from some chick calling herself
    Sarah who says Paypal simply wouldn't make that much of a deposit and
    includes this:
    "Community satisfaction and your experience with PayPal are very
    important to me. You may receive a survey from our third party vendor,
    Benchmark Portal, about the service you received. I would appreciate
    any feedback that you can provide."

    So I send here back the "feedback" and a rocket for being so conceited
    as to accuse me of lying in so many other words. Then I get back a
    message from another joker telling me I can't reply to messages. I have
    to log in to my account and post a fresh message through their form mail.

    OK. I can work with this. I decided to open a few more Paypal merchant
    accounts and see just how much I can get from them. I won't tell you how
    much but it's hell of a lot more than I'd get selling an 8x10 photo or
    the rights to use a pic in a business card size advertisement!

    What a joke! They must have at least a million users in the world. Just
    how much are they giving away like this and how much profit do they
    actually make to be able to shell out up to $10.00 for each application
    and still have more left for the next one? I'm on application 18 now and
    having a break. It's gonna be a long night.
     
    Henretta, Jan 8, 2006
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    Tony Polson Guest


    Poor Dougie.

    First the whole world is against you, and now PayPal too.
     
    Tony Polson, Jan 8, 2006
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    Henretta Guest

    You know Tony, sometimes you have just enough truth in what you say to
    be believable ... Right up until the chips are down and then your true
    self emerges. Why do you continue to make such a fool of yourself?

    You are both a hypocrite and a lair. I can't think of many worse
    combinations in a person than that. To claim to be a cover photographer
    when you are not, is not just pretty bad form, but excludes you from
    having any credibility at all for anything other than being a lair.

    To take the work of a Professional Photographer (me), offering some
    unusual pictures which many people in the group might find of interest
    and start out on a vendetta to discredit the pictures as being "out of
    focus", only to be proven that the images you tried it on were in fact
    perfectly sharp, just compressed for fast display and not have the
    decency to apologize is hypocritical in the extreme.

    Spend some time this year, Tony. Get all stale semen off your keyboard.
    Dust off that camera you claim to have taken so many beautiful pictures
    with and join the real world and post some images so dim witted idiots
    like yourself can make stupid comments about them.

    Not the whole world against me chum, just 2 tossers. One from Brittan
    and one from Australia. Oddly, both are so far out of their tree, I
    wonder how they can be so high and not fly. Amuse yourself. Chum(p).
    Entertain yourself too but do it at my expense and I might just use my
    frequent flyer points to pay you a personal visit and discuss the finer
    points of your opinions in person.
     
    Henretta, Jan 8, 2006
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    Matt Clara Guest

    If I had to choose between the two of you, I'd take Tony Polson every time.
     
    Matt Clara, Jan 9, 2006
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  5. *plonk*
     
    Tony Parkinson, Jan 9, 2006
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  6. Henretta

    From Douglas Guest

    I'm very please to see the new year has not changed you Matt. No bites
    this time, matey!
     
    From Douglas, Jan 9, 2006
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