Pricing of premium content.

- and the reason for not complaining about it.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 by Jan Oscar | Discussion: WinCustomize Talk

I have given this some thoughts lately, since the matter seems to come up too often for the wrong reasons and I also admit to be one of the many seeing this the wrong way and for which I'm sorry. Try to think about it the next time you are shopping. You see a nice cake and the price is $10. It's not that nice, you tell the baker, but I'm willing to give you $5! Seriously? The point is there is no way you are in your right to decide the pricing for any merchandise or work in this world. That is for the artist, baker, craftsman or whoever is making you the possibility and offer to buy their product. You can argue about it, but that doesn't mean you are right or in your right to do so.

There are a LOT of free content here at Wincustomize/Stardock to satisfy most of their customers & visitors. If you don't like the price of a product you want, don't buy it. Spend your money elsewhere where you and the seller agree on the price - not a price decided only by your opinion.

Respect the artists right to get paid for their work.

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Jafo
Reply #21 Wednesday, September 30, 2020 11:25 PM

canabianman

knew the post wouldn't be popular, but that doesn't make it wrong.

It is typically 'popular opinion' that determines right and wrong.

Once upon a time slavery was considered 'right'.  Eventually 'popular opinion' reformed.

Minority opinion, however, is alive and well, which is why white supremacists still exist as a 'thing'.

As for debating opinions, etc...I always think of an old quip....

If you keep your head, whilst all around you are losing theirs...you'll be the tallest person in the room...

neone6
Reply #22 Thursday, October 1, 2020 2:29 AM

canabianman

Sad. I couldn't care less what anyone thinks
JanOscar

Yet, here you are yelling your lungs out.
     I'm sorry, but...That's just Too funny lol

Chasbo
Reply #23 Thursday, October 1, 2020 8:04 AM

Buy or don't buy. Quit being a drama queen about it.

Dcrew57
Reply #24 Thursday, October 1, 2020 9:56 PM

Wow! This went sideways real bad. All was asked was opinion of whether or not buy premium content!

Jafo
Reply #25 Thursday, October 1, 2020 10:18 PM

Dcrew57

Wow! This went sideways real bad. All was asked was opinion of whether or not buy premium content!

Nope....it all went sideways at comment 9.  The op wasn't asking a question at all.

Trollish comments never end well, hence the sideways...

BBartCP
Reply #26 Tuesday, October 6, 2020 2:03 PM

Really? REALLY???? The content available to us here is simply MAGICAL and I can't believe anyone would complain that the price for any of it is too high. Are you serious? Have you considered how much time and effort goes into making these things? I don't know how much minimum wage is where you live, but the price of a premium skin works out to PENNIES an hour and not many pennies either. And so many THOUSANDS of other items are offered to you for FREE. The generosity of every contributor who offers an item here is both astounding and humbling. You are free to agree or disagree, and vote with your feet if you won't accept the prices, but your attitude and lack of respect is appalling. Don't let the door hit you on your way out.

Jafo
Reply #27 Tuesday, October 6, 2020 6:26 PM

BBartCP

Are you serious? Have you considered how much time and effort goes into making these things?

That's the point...probably not.  I don't know of anyone who has ever made a Windowblinds skin and looked at the Master skin pricing and said "wow...that's too much", not once in all the years they have been offered...

shrisudhan
Reply #28 Monday, October 12, 2020 10:10 AM

Hello .Good day.The pricing can be upto the designer and how much he wants out of it,is his satisfaction. But smart seller goes by volume and not by fixed price. The pricing is fixed globally. My humble suggestion is the pricing can be varied(less or more) according to the economic conditions of the particular country . when the pricing is less in economically weak countries you can count profit by volume selling. So it is upto the decision of the maker or designer to fix different pricing if he want to be globally successful. 

Kudos to all good designers and skinners.

shrisudhan

BONEHEADdb
Reply #29 Monday, October 12, 2020 11:28 AM

you can always make your own skins. It's easy, go ahead.

neone6
Reply #30 Monday, October 12, 2020 12:32 PM

shrisudhan

So it is upto the decision of the maker or designer to fix different pricing if he want to be globally successful. 
-No it isn't, We can NOT change price individually for each and every different country on the planet.   

Jan Oscar
Reply #31 Monday, October 12, 2020 12:56 PM

shrisudhan

But smart seller goes by volume and not by fixed price.
shrisudhan

So it is upto the decision of the maker or designer to fix different pricing if he want to be globally successful.
No & No.

sydneysiders
Reply #32 Wednesday, November 11, 2020 8:50 AM

I've never understood why people complain of the masterskin pricing here.... virtually a cup of good coffee for someone's work of often many weeks... 

Dcrew57
Reply #33 Monday, November 30, 2020 9:01 PM

I cannot believe it is still being bickered about pricing. Some will pay and some won't. Bottom line there. Its always been that way. Myself it takes me sometimes a week or so making a skin as I still work daily. I have dived into windowblinds and was 2 weeks in and still in the beginning processes. There are so many aspect that goes into making them that I respect the authors for their work. I do not buy many myself. That is my choice. They are not forcing anybody to buy anything. Maybe a rating and a comment on how it looks would suffice to the author just as well.  I will shut up now.

dunmer2007
Reply #34 Friday, January 22, 2021 4:21 PM

On one hand, I love free stuff, and if there weren't any paid skins I would not miss it in the least, but, seeing as I'm a fellow artist I 100% support getting paid set commissions for one's art, as that is the very definition of being a professional artist!

If it were left up to the customer, then you would not make any money, as the general public can be a spoiled entitled petulant child at times... just ask anyone in customer service!

naroon1
Reply #35 Tuesday, September 13, 2022 12:09 PM

I have purchased Premium skins many times in the past, and have also paid a much higher price for a Bespoke Commission of a WB,(already planning my second) am i happy, YOU BET. Our Master Skinners have a Skill Set I do not have ,so for me , I Pay for there work. As an IT Pro, when i am out of town working and staying in small Hotels or B+Bs, i always carry a 5TB Hard Drive. Many times the owner, after hearing what i do for a living, can ask me to look at there Machines (usually something fixed quickly), when i have fixed there PC issues they offer me free stays in there Hotels , this is something Mrs Naroon loves, and time spent doing repairs keeps me out of The Bar, another thing Mrs Naroon loves. My time is not free, just like our Master Skinners.

 

Bottom line for me is, If i cannot trade my Time for theirs, or i need something they have spent time creating, I Pay in one shape or another. Nobody forces me to do this, at the end of the day, my and their time is valuable. If i think the asking price may be too high i try to first negotiate (if that is at all possible), if that fails, i either pay or walk away.

If we do not support our Master Skin Makers, they will just give up, and that would be a Loss to all who love to customise Their Machines, This can not happen. Staring at the boring MS standard Desktop would have me reaching for my Wallet in a Heartbeat. None of our Master Skinners are getting Rich doing this, It's their passion so deserves Payment.

don5318
Reply #36 Wednesday, September 14, 2022 3:27 PM

Couldn't agree more naroon1, well stated!! Cheers!    

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