Help drive this CP down! (Galatians upgrade CC series)

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Graham Owen | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 10 2014 8:27 AM

Given that we are bidding to cover the production costs and that Galatians is a short book compared to others it probably takes less $80 enthusiasts to make a big impression that would be needed to have the same impact on 1 Corinthians and Romans.

David Paul:
because many people (for reasons I don't quite comprehend) don't bid on these until the clock is tripped and/or until it is green at a price they like

It seems to me that there are still a lot of people who do not fully understand the process of bidding and are therefore reluctant to bid until the price settles at a level they are happy with.

IMHO the best philosophy is bid early and bid low then wait for an email when it crosses the line. 

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David Paul | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 10 2014 8:38 AM

The thing that poisons the process, in my strong opinion, is the folks who have a "I don't want to miss out" mentality and so they go ahead and bid at an absurd price because that is the current "going rate", which just makes trying to readjust the peak to a more reasonable price impossible. You may call it gaming the system, but adopting a "set it and forget it" approach or bidding higher than you are comfortable with just to know you will "get in", all the while hoping it will go lower after the fact, is just a recipe for pointlessly higher prices. It's called COMMUNITY pricing precisely because WE get to set the price...and Bob has said he's perfectly content if stuff goes out the door for pennies as long as enough people purchase. In other words, "gaming the system" is kinda the whole point and M.O. of community pricing. Not "playing the game" is to spoil the game for everyone else who is playing. Sure, you can do it...but it's not neighborly.

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 10 2014 2:00 PM

Graham Owen:
IMHO the best philosophy is bid early and bid low then wait for an email when it crosses the line. 

I use this strategy on works that I really don't care that much about and see what happens but I don't think it is always a good strategy. For resources that I really would like it is better to bid the maximum price I'm willing to pay.

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 10 2014 2:04 PM

David Paul:
The thing that poisons the process, in my strong opinion, is the folks who have a "I don't want to miss out" mentality and so they go ahead and bid at an absurd price because that is the current "going rate", which just makes trying to readjust the peak to a more reasonable price impossible.

I totally agree with the sheep. Well, I should clarify that I agree with this particular sheep-David Paul (notice I didn't call you "the goat"Wink) and not the general sheep that just bid high and wait.

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