Bid Now!!--Revelation Classic Commentary Upgrade

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Dean J | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Mar 18 2014 6:01 PM

Please consider putting a lower bid on this set in order to get it off to the right start so that it doesn't get stuck on $88:

https://www.logos.com/product/40918/classic-commentaries-and-studies-on-revelation-upgrade

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David Carter | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 18 2014 6:03 PM

I bid $64 about an hour ago. Not sure (not for the first time) where this $88 came from

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abondservant | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 18 2014 6:04 PM

I went in at 48$

84 seemed high.

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Larry Heflin | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 18 2014 7:13 PM

I'm also in at $48.

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David Paul | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 18 2014 7:17 PM

Yeah, I just bid $48...glad to see others have, too. If you bid more than $48, you are a traitor to the cause. Yeah, I said it.

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 18 2014 8:23 PM

OK, I was in at $64, but I've lowered my bid to $48. We'll see how many more people will join the bandwagon at this lower price. I hope it doesn't take long to bring the high point of the chart down from $88 to $48. A lot of people will just automatically bid what the going price is instead of picking something lower.

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Josh | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 18 2014 8:41 PM

In at 48.

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Jesse Blevins | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 18 2014 10:29 PM

In at 48. 

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BriM | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 18 2014 11:01 PM

I usually find that bidding 1 notch below the current strike price has most effect. It's often possible to take the price down a notch this way, especially when a title has just appeared, then people pile in at that lower price. After an hour or two, if the stike price has lowered, then I reduce my bid another notch until a reasonable level has been reached.

So I've bid 84, but I'm hoping it will go much lower.

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David Paul | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 18 2014 11:16 PM

I don't think your logic is very logical. You are just supporting an absurd price and the chance that the clock will trigger at that price. If you supported the $48 price that most of those who posted here have supported, in just a short time the $48 bid would peak above the $84 bid and an avalanche of new bids would pour in to support the lower price. You are just making a lower price less likely, and probably increasing the amount of time it takes to get this to enter production because fewer people are willing to make a bid when the price is so unnecessarily and pointlessly high.

BriM:

So I've bid 84, but I'm hoping it will go much lower.

Lower? Maybe. Much lower? It won't have time. Triggering the clock high and hoping (or even praying) for the best is a poor strategy. Praying that YHWH will save from unnecessary bad choices is not a low-risk bet.

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Peter Keay | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 18 2014 11:39 PM

I'm up for $48.

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Paul-C | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 19 2014 12:45 AM

Peter Keay:

I'm up for $48.

Me too.

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 19 2014 1:56 AM

David Paul:

You are just making a lower price less likely, and probably increasing the amount of time it takes to get this to enter production because fewer people are willing to make a bid when the price is so unnecessarily and pointlessly high.

BriM:

So I've bid 84, but I'm hoping it will go much lower.

Lower? Maybe. Much lower? It won't have time. Triggering the clock high and hoping (or even praying) for the best is a poor strategy.

Hmm.... The projected price is now $48. I guess BriM's strategy did not get in the way of the $48 bid peaking, and extremely quickly. You see, his bid helped the $48 bid peak go higher, but did not help the $88 bid peak go higher, so with all the other people jumping on the $48 bandwagon, $88 didn't have a chance to hold the day.

BTW, BriM couldn't have bid 84, since there was no 84 price point. I'm guessing he meant 80, which was one notch below the old strike price of $88. My paragraph above still makes sense if that's what he bid.

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David Carter | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 19 2014 5:08 AM

OK just dropped my bid to $48 as well as suggested Smile

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Gerald | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 19 2014 7:44 AM

I have seen several of these "Upgrades" on the Classic Commentary series. Are they just more content being added from more recent public domain titles, or they just a continuation of titles which were not as desirable on the first go round?

I bid on the original 

Classic Commentaries and Studies on Revelation (27 vols.)

But I had to cancel my pre-pub order when my wife lost her job. Sure wish I had it, but I don't think I want to lay out the cash for Classic resources I am not sure will be used as much as more current titles I have in my silver package. If I recall, I received an email it was shipping in a few weeks, but later it was delayed. The delay caught up with our finances. (I did get the Daniel Classic Commentaries on community pricing bid, just couldn't swing them both at the same time.)

The following statement is not intended to cause conversation on doctrine, just as a reference to where I am at.

I do lean toward the futurist? approach, Pre-millennial Post-Trib view. (I think) i.e. that the second half of Daniel's week is future, but the first half was completed at Christ's crucifixion / resurrection, and that there will be a future millennial reign of Christ. (I only state this as I am under the impression that most of the older scholars in the public domain did not hold to a dispensation pre-trib paradigm. And if I possessed the older commentary sets, that would expose my studies to a broader viewpoint).

Now the current price of the Classic Commentaries on Revelation is in the $250 range. Would it be worth biting the bullet and purchasing them at full price, and then complete the set with this upgrade? What opinions say you?

Thanks,

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David Paul | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 19 2014 9:46 AM

I suggest getting the whole Classic Commentaries Bundle, if you can swing the cost. That is the best price you can get. You will have to wait for it to become available again. I don't remember the details (others will, I'm sure), but it was offered @Christmas time. I would never get any Classic Collection at full price. The Bundle is pro-rated, so you only pay for what you don't already have.

As far as being "lesser quality" than the original Collections, I would hazard to say "yes & no". There are some decent volumes that weren't in the first batch, but I imagine some cherry-picking of low-hanging fruit did take place the first time around. Frankly, if folks don't take the mindless "Galatians" approach that transpired a couple of weeks back (the absurd $80 bid for 12 English volumes) and move in concert to deliberately choose lower and more reasonable (and more popular) bids like we did with this Revelation collection, these more recent Upgrade collections should be a good value no matter what. 

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BriM | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 19 2014 12:03 PM

Rosie Perera:
BTW, BriM couldn't have bid 84, since there was no 84 price point. I'm guessing he meant 80, which was one notch below the old strike price of $88. My paragraph above still makes sense if that's what he bid.

Yes, I bid one notch below strike. I was having to guess that was $84 because it shows my bids in £££ when I'm logged in.

And I'm delighted that you all got to push it down to $48. Surprised, but delighted. Smile

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abondservant | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 19 2014 12:16 PM

BriM - another strategy you might employ is the cost per page model..

1-2 cents per page is reasonable. Might take a little math but its pretty reflective of the final price of things. last I checked though your penny was worth almost one and a half of ours, and so if you figure a UK penny per page (or even a euro cent) you'll be in the ballpark without having to go back and check, and change, and check and change.

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 19 2014 4:00 PM

BriM:
And I'm delighted that you all got to push it down to $48. Surprised, but delighted. Smile

The interesting thing is what will happen in the weeks ahead.

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Mark | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 19 2014 4:02 PM

I'm in at $24

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