This will be my last entry on this subject as it seems the status quo will remain the same, and if the Master Skinners are happy I'm tickled pink.
Here is a figure that will blow your mind. I recently went on the Rocketdock website to see some of what was new. The original STACK DOCKLET was created in 2007 and is still one of the most popular downloads on that site. The person who created it offered it for free. BUT, if he had offered it for say even $0.25 he would have made --- $1,055,294 ----- as of today it has had 4,221,176 downloads and still counting.(for the disbelievers go to the rocketdock website and check it out for yourselves) TARGET PRICING IS EVERYTHING.
I have a sister in the New York/New Jersey area who is an accomplished artist/painter. She has been featured in magazines, and galleries in New York. Some of her works command a hefty price tag. She has her own Studio where she teaches, and invites other featured artists as guest teachers. She doesn't make a living just off those ventures. She will do personal portraits or whatever the customer has in mind. The one thing that helps her income is she takes selected personal paintings and are offers them as prints at a reasonable reduced price. The original would be far too expensive plus it's only one painting - one payday. Residuals from prints supplement her income. So I know a little bit about starving artists, as she worked her ass off to get where she is today.
As far as Neone6, and the other Master Skinners, I respect the work that goes into making a skin, as I have downloaded many skins since 2007. I choose my skins based on APPEARENCE and USABILITY, not *****. EVERYONE says he has the right to set the price as he deems worthy no one is arguing that debate. But at the same time he should be able to sell it also at a LOWER price to make some real actual money. I've made no guarantees about projected sales in any way, just theories and some humble marketing skills. But I do guarantee one thing, that is if the prices were lowered, I know I would be making future purchase --- which right now is money you don't have.
Gaspershooters says their work is being pirated. (I don't and never will do Torrents.) I went and did a little research on a few torrent sites and sure enough Windows Blinds and skins are on their boards. Only thing is the uploads are as far back as 7 years ago, absolutely nothing recent. I don't think you'll be seeing anymore uploads of Window Blinds again. You still have not contributed a solution just drama queen rants. And as far as name calling wasn't it YOU who responded referencing me as Child. Go pound sand.
Island Dog says their are not enough Master Skins Purchasers. REALLY!! THAT'S THE STORY YOU WANT TO GO WITH??? Of course there not, not at the current prices they are now. Looking at data and making poor assumptions is one thing, doing a BETA testing on a new policy is something else. What have you got to lose ---NOTHING! But of course we CAN'T lower prices, because we WON'T, or we DON'T WANT TO. Island Dog answered or addressed a few questions, but not all of them. Why not make a comment on the other issues or ideas I brought up? We are all waiting.
I had a young man work for me years ago, decent man, hard worker. His only flaw was he couldn't read. I challenged him and called him a LOSER. He wasn't a loser because he couldn't read, he was a loser because he NEVER TRIED. That is how I define LOSERS, THOSE WHO NEVER TAKE THEIR BEST SHOT. Neone6 and Vampothika at least had the STONES to try something different. Bravo!! (By the way--- that young man had a private tutor and did indeed learn to read. I wrote him and congratulated him on a job well done.
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