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Josh | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Mar 31 2018 6:47 PM

Is this correct? I've been wanting to read Littman's translation and commentary on Tobit, but this price seems way too high....even for a Logos enhanced resource.

https://www.logos.com/product/53612/septuagint-commentary-series

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PetahChristian | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Mar 31 2018 6:57 PM

https://www.logos.com/product/53612/septuagint-commentary-series

Very high pricing is unfortunately the norm for Brill.

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Josh | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Mar 31 2018 7:03 PM

PetahChristian:

https://www.logos.com/product/53612/septuagint-commentary-series

Very high pricing is unfortunately the norm for Brill.

Wow, you are correct. Brill sales the print digital version for $151: https://brill.com/view/title/8650

This book only has 211 pages, that is over 70 cents a page! This is insane pricing! Who can afford this?

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Richard Villanueva | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Mar 31 2018 7:30 PM

Josh:
Who can afford this?

University Libraries?  If you sell at a premium price to several thousand university libraries (maybe on a contract?), I would assume you cover the production costs there as opposed to trying to sell it at a reasonable price to tens of thousands of lay-persons or scholars.  Just my guess, I am not in the publishing business.

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Josh | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Mar 31 2018 7:56 PM

Richard Villanueva:

Josh:
Who can afford this?

University Libraries?

What is a university library? A dead tree cemetery? Smile

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Richard Villanueva | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Mar 31 2018 7:58 PM

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Apr 1 2018 2:34 AM

Josh:
What is a university library? A dead tree cemetery? Smile

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Josh:

Is this correct? I've been wanting to read Littman's translation and commentary on Tobit, but this price seems way too high....even for a Logos enhanced resource.

https://www.logos.com/product/53612/septuagint-commentary-series

We've actually been working with Brill to lower the prices on some of their Logos editions. You should see a drop on this price soon.

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Richard Villanueva | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 2 2018 1:32 PM

Ben Amundgaard (Faithlife):
You should see a drop on this price soon

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James | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 4 2018 10:25 AM

The series has dropped significantly now to $749 - much more affordable.

Ben - is there any possibility of having these volumes available for individual sale?

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Roger Dittmar | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 4 2018 2:17 PM

James:
The series has dropped significantly now to $749

YesYes  https://www.logos.com/product/53612/septuagint-commentary-series 

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Josh | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 4 2018 4:44 PM

Ben Amundgaard (Faithlife):

Josh:

Is this correct? I've been wanting to read Littman's translation and commentary on Tobit, but this price seems way too high....even for a Logos enhanced resource.

https://www.logos.com/product/53612/septuagint-commentary-series

We've actually been working with Brill to lower the prices on some of their Logos editions. You should see a drop on this price soon.

Wait....did this just happen?? Wow! Thanks Ben for the update.

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Josh | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 4 2018 4:53 PM

James:

The series has dropped significantly now to $749 - much more affordable.

Ben - is there any possibility of having these volumes available for individual sale?

I see it for $599 - but this probably because of my academic discount. This is a huge price drop! I, too, would like to see individual titles be for sale, but this is a push in the right direction. Brill has some great resources. At the previous pricing, I wouldn't have even consider purchasing these books.

Even at $749, this means the cost is $57 a book. That seems more realistic.

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