The works of these three great men of God have been sitting in Community Pricing now for over a year at prices of $30.00 and $40.00 respectively. Am I missing something here, because these look to me like three treasures that have been overlooked.
HWK:Am I missing something here, because these look to me like three treasures that have been overlooked.
You are not missing anything, it is just the nature of the Community Pricing system and resources will quite often stick in the program for a long time if they don't benefit from an initial surge of interest when first posted by Logos.
Some resources do well when a post like this is made, especially if you add some detail as to why you consider them "treasures" this will act as a timely reminder for the "low bidders" and may also attract some new bidders to the system. Now that Logos have increased the number of resources that they are putting through the CP system I doubt that many new Logos users or longer term users who discover the system will go through the list of all resources so promotion here on the forum with a link can help.
There are also anomalies in the system so for example the Classic Commentaries on Revelation seem to be stuck because of an initial surge of high bids. For reasons that I do not understand this seems to inhibit the lower bids. I think some bidders may wrongly believe that a low bid commits them to buying at a higher price when the resource goes into production. There have been a number of attempts to understand what makes things stall but to date I think all of our attempts to understand the psychology of the CP bidder have failed.
There seem to be lots of different bidders out there with different behaviours, three can be clearly observed.
All of this is a long winded way of saying the best way to get these resources moving is to use the forums to generate some more interest and attract more bidders.
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Let's not forget Brooks. Six volumes for only $12. If you placed a bid lower please raise it, $12 for this work is more than a great deal.
Three cheers for each of these men!
(that's nine cheers!)
Graham Owen:I think some bidders may wrongly believe that a low bid commits them to buying at a higher price when the resource goes into production.
There's also those who believe it works like an auction, where putting in a lower bid when others have already bid higher would make you look rather foolish.
Plus the ones who assume that a $160 CP will never get down to a price they're willing to pay, so they give up beforehand.
And the ones who've never heard of CP, do a search for Revelation commentaries, see $160, assume that's what it costs, and move on without exploring further.
Graham Owen:There seem to be lots of different bidders out there with different behaviours, three can be clearly observed.
I think these are different bidding strategies, rather than different bidders. At least I follow all three, depending on how much I want the resource.
I also think that number 2, far from being the 'bulk', is instead a rather small group. If it was the bulk, we'd see the bids far more spread out. No, I'd say the vast majority belong to a group 4: the "I'll bid whatever everyone else is bidding" bidder.
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