Here is the big picture: it is pretty obvious that if they had something to announce, they would have done it by now.
It is also becoming pretty clear that they are going to say this subject still requires work and investigation, therefore any official statement on this will be pushed to the beginning of next year.
Basically, they are probably waiting for the fiscal year (year 2014) to be over. Don’t forget the fiscal year matches with the calendar year in a majority of european countries.
By waiting for 2015 and with the new “authors are the direct sellers” rule, all they will have to declare to the government’s revenue services is that they must contact the author directly regarding VAT declaration in the past years and that this is not Envato’s problem. Having removed (temporarily) the european flag would have made this task harder for the revenue services because they could not have tell which author lives in Europe or not.End of story.
If that happens, then I think they will not have a lot of authors anymore from 1.1.2015
I understand that Express Withdrawals can’t be default for everyone, but I think it was better to set this feature for those who actually make 40K and send them an e-mail or something. Creating a topic wasn’t really needed in my opinion. It’s kind of a clap in the face for the maojority of authors here.
But sounds like they might bring the limit lower in future implementations, which is why it’s a general announcement.| While this change only affects a small handful of authors, we’ll be observing the process carefully to see how we can take it further.
Yes in future they will raise this to 50k lol, this topic is really a joke. Why this was opened I don’t know, but as far as we can see in last few month there is always something in the background for this “new super” update
lol $40k, How many authors earn $40k each month, I think we can count them on one or two hands, so this is really update only for few top elite authors. I think it will be the best if you just send email to this few authors not open new topic for this!
+1, space travel for me too
I think this is the biggest fail from Envato. Authors who take their items offline have to give the buyer a refund, or something like a ‘buy-out’ for each person who bought the item.
What about the firms that go to bankruptcy, do you think they still provide support for item that they have been selling? I think not. This is why when you purchase the item you need to download it, at least I do this every time. I also bought items that was removed from TF, but I downloaded it when I purchased it, so there is no need to be online forever. This is not dropbox, this is market!
@Cubell: +1, that would be a good solution yes.
I don’t think this is the correct angle to look at it. If comparing to store selling jeans, let’s say you buy some model of jeans and then the store stops selling it a few months later. If you lose that pair of jeans (or delete the Theme for Envato example), you can’t get it again. Once you buy some file here, you should download it right away and then keep it in a safe place .
Edited: Creattive was faster with explanation .
What if an author decides to move business elsewhere?