Base Package Acquisition Philosophy

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John Kaess | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Nov 3 2014 2:53 PM

I had Platinum in Logos 4 and then again in Logos 5, and now have upgraded to Gold in Logos 6.  I also have added a lot of other resources over the years.

Here's my thinking for the coming year.  In an effort to round out my collection, I am considering purchasing all of the denominational Starter Packages, one at a time over the next year.  They all end up being less than $100 and I expect that as I add them, the dynamic pricing will drop that even lower, and I will end up with basics from many denominational perspectives.

Thoughts?

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Tom | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 3 2014 3:01 PM

John Kaess:

I had Platinum in Logos 4 and then again in Logos 5, and now have upgraded to Gold in Logos 6.  I also have added a lot of other resources over the years.

Here's my thinking for the coming year.  In an effort to round out my collection, I am considering purchasing all of the denominational Starter Packages, one at a time over the next year.  They all end up being less than $100 and I expect that as I add them, the dynamic pricing will drop that even lower, and I will end up with basics from many denominational perspectives.

Thoughts?

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Mike Pettit | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 3 2014 3:02 PM

Rather than go Starter in each see what is in the higher levels, as these may still be very affordable and as you say after a few the price should fall quickly anyway.

The only package that cost me more that I expected this year was the Roman one, but that is to expected as the contents is so different to the protestant packages (well as not keeping up on prepubs, which incidentally saved me a fortune).

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Mike Binks | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 3 2014 3:02 PM

John Kaess:
Thoughts?

Buy them all in the January (or whatever) sale perhaps a bit of delayed gratification might allow you to buy even more stuff.

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abondservant | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 3 2014 3:03 PM

My upgrade path has been relatively similar.

I started with Logos 2 level 3 though, and for some of the denominations it was relatively inexpensive (under 20$) for me to get one of the larger packages.

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John Kaess | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 3 2014 3:06 PM

Mike Pettit:

The only package that cost me more that I expected this year was the Roman one, but that is to expected as the contents is so different to the protestant packages (well as not keeping up on prepubs, which incidentally saved me a fortune).

If I get the Basic Verbum, will it just add the resources into my Logos 6 installation?  Is there a compelling reason to actually install the Verbum package itself?

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abondservant | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 3 2014 3:14 PM

Yes, and no.

Yes it will put the resources in L6, and no, the verbum installation doesn't add much for the protestant. Its mostly a re-branding as I understand it with a difference that was minor enough for my purposes that I don't remember it (Though some certainly feel its important).

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Anthony H | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 3 2014 3:24 PM

I started with an L3 Libronix Leaders package.

My Acquisition Philosophy WAS upgrade with a package jump. Leaders to Silver. Silver to Gold. Gold to Platinum.

With L5 I started to realize that I wasn't really accessing the greater percentage of resources I had gotten from my package upgrade purchases.

So I made the commitment to just do specialized purchases going forward. The crossgrades and the bundles have made this really feasable for me.

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Mike Pettit | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 3 2014 3:32 PM

I have found that you can often buy a package upgrade for the same price that just two or three (perhaps even one) specialised purchases that were included in the base packages anyway.

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abondservant | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 3 2014 3:41 PM

Indeed.

I go through and find the items that I need. Then I figure out how much they would cost on their own. If thats more expensive than the base package, I get the base package. If not, I get the individual resources.

I can't think of a time when the BP wasn't cheaper.

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Anthony H | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 3 2014 3:53 PM

What what?

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 3 2014 4:21 PM

John Kaess:
 In an effort to round out my collection, I am considering purchasing all of the denominational Starter Packages, one at a time over the next year.

Don't neglect the bundles. They're an equally good way of rounding out your collection, and they're much better value this year than they have been in the past.

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Matthew C Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 3 2014 4:58 PM

Mike Pettit:
Rather than go Starter in each see what is in the higher levels, as these may still be very affordable and as you say after a few the price should fall quickly anyway.

By keeping up-to-date my L6 upgrade prices are:

  • Pentecostal & Charismatic Silver          $   7.40
  • Lutheran Platinum                                 $ 11.14
  • Baptist Diamond                                    $   6.85
  • Anglican Diamond                                 $  38.94
  • Reformed Portfolio                                $ 129.12
  • Master Bundle XL                                 $  562.68      

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abondservant | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 3 2014 5:05 PM

Super.Tramp:

Mike Pettit:
Rather than go Starter in each see what is in the higher levels, as these may still be very affordable and as you say after a few the price should fall quickly anyway.

By keeping up-to-date my L6 upgrade prices are:

  • Pentecostal & Charismatic Silver          $   7.40
  • Lutheran Platinum                                 $ 11.14
  • Baptist Diamond                                    $   6.85
  • Anglican Diamond                                 $  38.94
  • Reformed Portfolio                                $ 129.12
  • Master Bundle XL                                 $  562.68      



Mine were quite similar, though my packages were smaller (silver, bronze, and a platinum).


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Alex Bui | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 3 2014 8:07 PM

Mark Barnes:

John Kaess:
 In an effort to round out my collection, I am considering purchasing all of the denominational Starter Packages, one at a time over the next year.

Don't neglect the bundles. They're an equally good way of rounding out your collection, and they're much better value this year than they have been in the past.

The based packages have three or two years cycles.  Have anyone see a pattern of how often the bundles change?  This would help me get the bundles before they change again.  Thank you in advance.

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abondservant | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 3 2014 8:15 PM

Alex - this is the third change since 2012 iirc.

They had a new batch with the release of 5, an upgraded batch after a year, and then now another new set with the release of 6.

Its reasonable to think they will continue to do the same for the next couple years; updating them on a 12 month cycle.

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Alex Bui | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 3 2014 8:45 PM

abondservant:

Alex - this is the third change since 2012 iirc.

They had a new batch with the release of 5, an upgraded batch after a year, and then now another new set with the release of 6.

Its reasonable to think they will continue to do the same for the next couple years; updating them on a 12 month cycle.

Thanks abondservant for a quick response.  I have another question to anyone reading this.  I notice that by purchasing a base package, the price of the bundles go down.  Is the price of a same book in based package cheaper than in the bundle, approximately how much cheaper in percentage?  I am trying to figure out if I should get another base package next or the bundles next.  Thanks again in advance.

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 4 2014 1:11 AM

Base packages give a pretty consistent 90% discount, regardless of size (except cross grades). Bundles give 70-80%, depending on size. 

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Wille | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 4 2014 3:08 AM

Mark Barnes:
Don't neglect the bundles. They're an equally good way of rounding out your collection, and they're much better value this year than they have been in the past.

I'd like to give Logos 6 a try. I have a quite extenisve library, but no base package, since I haven't found the items on those packages worth the price. Can I update to Logos 6 by buying a bundle package (without base package)? Am I missing some core features of Logos 6 if I decide to do this?

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 4 2014 3:13 AM

Wille:
Can I update to Logos 6 by buying a bundle package (without base package)?

Not yet, but you can in February.

Wille:
Am I missing some core features of Logos 6 if I decide to do this?

I don't know about "core features", but you'll certainly miss out on many features. If you want the full L6 experience, you should consider the Feature crossgrade: https://www.logos.com/product/45041/logos-6-feature-crossgrade 

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