JakTrax
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Urgent Help With Photo Sale Please

Thu May 14, 2009 3:10 pm

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
 
timdegroot
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RE: Urgent Help With Photo Sale Please

Thu May 14, 2009 3:13 pm

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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JakTrax
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RE: Urgent Help With Photo Sale Please

Thu May 14, 2009 3:15 pm

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

Karl
 
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RE: Urgent Help With Photo Sale Please

Thu May 14, 2009 3:52 pm

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.
 
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RE: Urgent Help With Photo Sale Please

Thu May 14, 2009 4:14 pm

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
 
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RE: Urgent Help With Photo Sale Please

Wed May 27, 2009 6:56 am

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
 
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RE: Urgent Help With Photo Sale Please

Wed May 27, 2009 6:46 pm

Gothenburg...no one goes there.... hehe. Karl, give us a PM mate if you need any tips for Göteborg mate.
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RE: Urgent Help With Photo Sale Please

Wed May 27, 2009 6:57 pm



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.

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RE: Urgent Help With Photo Sale Please

Thu May 28, 2009 5:54 am

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

Karl
 
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RE: Urgent Help With Photo Sale Please

Thu May 28, 2009 6:00 am



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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RE: Urgent Help With Photo Sale Please

Thu May 28, 2009 4:32 pm

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.
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