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Reaper-Media Volunteer moderator says
In my many years of retail experience… it is ALWAYS better to say “discount price” VS “extra charge”...
And in all your years of experience did you ever see all the price tags changed to have a $2 increase in one day, and a sign at the back of the store saying “SAVE $2 if you buy on account!” :D :P

Have I gone around in one day and increased all the price tags on items?

Yes, it happens all the time in retail… prices are always going up and down…

I think you & I are the only ones on the same page, you pretty much covered everything i would have said. ;) Although, I’m sure other do agree aswell..

Be patient folks, this should work out for the best! If it doesn’t, then start back @ square 1!

What if you had to deposit $20 at a time to a retail store to buy things, you know an item you wanted is $20, but it’s been upped to $22… You have to deposit $40!!! ( that’s if you can’t clearly see / understand all the information, which is what will happen with a lot of potential buyers. )

...that’s what we’re all saying, we can’t be patient!!! This needs to be fixed ASAP !!!

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flashjunkie says
1st  26 Sales  $287.00 (before price change)
2nd  31 Sales  $424.20 (before price change)
3rd  29 Sales  $165.90 (after price change)

I hate you! Stop complaining!!!! :P haha

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digitalscience says
I hate you! Stop complaining!!!! :P haha

Just trying to illustrate my point dude! ;) you noticing any unusual patterns?

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ImadJomaa says
@digitalscience Yea You’re right. I think posting a $2 increase on every product is a huge turn off for buyers.

Precisely. I haven’t gotten any sales since the change. Themes are different than scripts. I sell simple useful scripts, the advertised price ”$6” is a huge drawback then the original price of ”$4”. Envato have the wrong ideology on this whole system. Obvoiusly the reason they’re advertising the increased price is to get people to use their deposit system and thus, promoting it but not a promotion to the actual products. Envato are making this whole thing seem as if it’s a “Christmas sale” of some sort: “Save $2 if you go prepaid”, sure it’s saving if you raise the price and drop it if you’re purchasing through a different method. On the contrary, the deposit price or “prepaid” should be displayed as it was in the past and upon purchase a notice should be displayed:

"You do not have sufficient funds in your Envato account, by purchasing through PayPal, a $2 charge will be added. Or, "click here" to deposit more into your account."

It’s still marketing the deposit system and not affecting sales negatively. Additionally, whichever country you’re in, there’s no law preventing you from doing such as the message above as the customer still has a chance to purchase or not, and no “hidden” costs are being thrown at them. Thus, perfectly legal.

But as I said earlier, any marketer would know that they’re not attempting to market the items with the $2 increase but to market the deposit system instead. Nonetheless, it seems like a lot of us have felt a decrease in profits as such will Envato. We just need to hope they’ll do something about it real soon.

Best Regards.

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CodingJack says
Like if you buy on credit, you can get the item now on credit but you’re going pay a little bit more in the end. If you were the store owner you would not label your items based on the amount you would pay in the end if you’re paying on credit now would you ;)

DS this is a great analogy.

Explaining the new process when someone signs up and when the menu drops down after clicking “purchase” should be more than enough.

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webdesigndeluxe says
Precisely. I haven’t gotten any sales since the change. Themes are different than scripts. I sell simple useful scripts, [..]

I completely agree.

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GlennMcKeown says

a rather long thread that i haven’t read entirely, but consider this…

walk into tesco, walmart, any supermarket. now look at how prices are displayed.

if something was $14, but is now $12 they’ll emphasize the lower price.

it’s the reverse situation here, but apply the same rules…

$12 or $14 to buy now

it’s hardly rocket science!!

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ImadJomaa says
a rather long thread that i haven’t read entirely, but consider this…

walk into tesco, walmart, any supermarket. now look at how prices are displayed.

if something was $14, but is now $12 they’ll emphasize the lower price.

it’s the reverse situation here, but apply the same rules…

$12 or $14 to buy now

it’s hardly rocket science!!

Sure it is. However, you don’t walk into the market and notice:

$18 [fine_print]Or $16 if you go prepaid.[/fine_print]

The deal shouldn’t be in fine print or not even noticeable as it is when you browse through the files.

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GlennMcKeown says
a rather long thread that i haven’t read entirely, but consider this…

walk into tesco, walmart, any supermarket. now look at how prices are displayed.

if something was $14, but is now $12 they’ll emphasize the lower price.

it’s the reverse situation here, but apply the same rules…

$12 or $14 to buy now

it’s hardly rocket science!!

Sure it is. However, you don’t walk into the market and notice:

$18 [fine_print]Or $16 if you go prepaid.[/fine_print]

The deal shouldn’t be in fine print or not even noticeable as it is when you browse through the files.

do’h!

that’s my point exactly,

that’s why i put the $12 in bold!! because it’s the deal… and the +$2 is not bold i.e. the “small print”

i’m illustrating that themeforest should emulate the supermarkets (the best in the business at pricing)

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ImadJomaa says
a rather long thread that i haven’t read entirely, but consider this…

walk into tesco, walmart, any supermarket. now look at how prices are displayed.

if something was $14, but is now $12 they’ll emphasize the lower price.

it’s the reverse situation here, but apply the same rules…

$12 or $14 to buy now

it’s hardly rocket science!!

Sure it is. However, you don’t walk into the market and notice:

$18 [fine_print]Or $16 if you go prepaid.[/fine_print]

The deal shouldn’t be in fine print or not even noticeable as it is when you browse through the files.

do’h!

that’s my point exactly,

that’s why i put the $12 in bold!! because it’s the deal… and the +$2 is not bold i.e. the “small print”

i’m illustrating that themeforest should emulate the supermarkets (the best in the business at pricing)

Whoops. Misunderstood your argument. :P Sorry.

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