dealsvideo blocks in a box - 2gb pre-loaded 200 stockā€¦

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Any clue as to why this is getting downvoted as if this is the crappy jewelry deal of the day?

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I have no need for this, but if I did it looks like a bargain. I upvoted it. The samples on the website look to be very high quality.

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@damaged: I think it's a knee jerk reaction. Honestly, it's a silly idea to distribute something digital on a memory stick like this. Why not just offer it straight up digitally online? Back before broadband, I could understand it. But what kind of person would need this type of service and NOT have broadband internet?

I think that's the reason for the downvotes. It's not that the product is necessarily bad, it's just that people are like "$90 for 2GB of video clips on a memory stick? What is this, 2003?"

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@bakntime: this would be for people wanting something to give away at conferences. if you justtell people, hey, go to www.blahblahblah.whatever/whoisgoingtoevencare, they probably wont do that. give them a 2gig mem stick, in person, theyll remember the gesture for one, and will at the VERY least have to see the videos for a moment in order to delete them from the card. Its a cheap price to assure yourself the videos WILL be seen by a number of people, as opposed to HOPING people take the effort to go to a specific website

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I think its due to VideoBlocks having a reputation of being scammer's
https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=off&q=video+blocks+review (almost all reviews are 1 out of 5)

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Do they give you a license to use the stuff or are you going to get sued by the real creators if you use it commercially?

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Just think! With all those stock explosions, you could be the next Michael Bay!

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Having read the forums and review websites on Video Blocks, I couldn't find any complaints about the service ITSELF, but just that you will be charged for a minimum of 1 month subscription if you download any clips, even if you're on a "free trial." But that's all in their ToS, too.

So, no free lunch. Maybe not a good marketing strategy, but people on the internet expect everything digital to be free, and licensing stock footage is not free.

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@hervipr: Normally they require you to be a subscriber, but as a subscriber you are free to use their footage for anything from youtube to for-profit showings. Although it seems like it would be difficult to recoup the costs of a $90/mo service for any non-professionals.

I was curious as to whether the footage on the stick was under the same agreement, but with it only being 2gb of data, it probably doesn't really matter either way.

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wow, looks like crocs has some competition

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@bakntime: It not only gives access to the 2 GB content on the USB but also 6 month free access to their online archive of 100,000 clips. I think the clips on USB would be covered by their license agreement.

They also have a 7-day free trial on the site, just cancel before 7 days to avoid being charged.