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Urgent Help With Photo Sale Please  
User currently offlineJakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7
Posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 5156 times:

Hi all,

Sorry to start a new thread on this but I need some assistance pretty urgently and thought this the best was to get it. City Airline want to use my image for their website and for a press release - in my first thread many suggested I ask the airline for free air tickets to compensate me for my work. I have prepared an email but not being used to this sort of thing I wanted to check if it is OK to send. Here's what I've put.....

Hi XXXXXX,

Thanks for your interest in my image. I would be happy to supply the high-resolution image, however instead of asking for monetary compensation for my work I wonder if it would be possible for you to perhaps supply me with a couple of stand-by (i.e. cheap) air tickets, maybe Manchester-Gothenburg, for myself and my partner?

Best regards,

Karl Nixon

Any suggestions welcome.

Cheers,

Karl

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User currently offlineTimdeGroot From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 3674 posts, RR: 64
Reply 1, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 5153 times:
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Yes sounds reasonable to me, but I would do away with the (i.e. cheap) part, I would ask for booked seats Smile No need to sell your work for cheap Wink

Good luck

Tim



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User currently offlineJakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 5149 times:

Thanks Tim - email sent. I'll wait to see what happens........

Karl


User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9644 posts, RR: 68
Reply 3, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 5127 times:
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Karl - the only thing I would have done is to remove the "cheap/stand-by" comments. Don't sell yourself short, they are getting a hell of a deal.

User currently offlineJakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 5116 times:

Thanks Royal. I've sent it now though, LOL! I did however remove the 'cheap' in brackets part. They requested a response as quickly as possible.

Cheers,

Karl


User currently offlineJakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4837 times:

Thanks all for the replies. Like I said I offered the full-size image but asked for two cheapo return air tickets Manchester-Gothenburg as compensation. The girl I was dealing with never got back to me, which I found a bit rude - obviously no sale there then! Still gets me though, because as of two days ago mine was still the only image on here!

Oh well, I guess you win some and you lose some.....

Karl


User currently offlineSpencer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1635 posts, RR: 17
Reply 6, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 4789 times:

Gothenburg...no one goes there.... hehe. Karl, give us a PM mate if you need any tips for Göteborg mate.
Spence.



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User currently offlineDazbo5 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 2921 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 4783 times:



Quoting JakTrax (Reply 5):
The girl I was dealing with never got back to me, which I found a bit rude - obviously no sale there then!

That's about normal these days. As soon as you mention you want paying or at least something for the photo, I find it's quite common not to hear back and they just move on to the next person until they get what they want for free.

Darren



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User currently offlineJakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4730 times:

Thanks Spence, but I think the deal's fallen through, LOL!!!

Karl


User currently offlinePaulinbna From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 1114 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4728 times:
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Quoting Dazbo5 (Reply 7):
That's about normal these days. As soon as you mention you want paying or at least something for the photo, I find it's quite common not to hear back and they just move on to the next person until they get what they want for free.

This has been my usual response in the last few months.



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User currently offlineSpencer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1635 posts, RR: 17
Reply 10, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4695 times:

Sorry to hear that Karl, but should you ever be in this neck of the woods, drop us a line and I'll show you around mate.
Spence.



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