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Josh | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Nov 12 2010 2:57 PM

Paul Newsome:

Joshua Garcia:
How many people actually own Portfolio?

Hey Joshua this might shed some interesting conversation.  You want to make a new thread for it?

I personally own Platinum, with many "extras": WBC, IVP, Tyndale, etc. 

Is there really a significant user group who own Portfolio?

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Bobby Terhune | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 12 2010 3:12 PM

I purchased it.

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Paul N | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 12 2010 3:14 PM

Hey Josh I was going to add that I did the very same thing.  My predicament was a conglomeration of things

I bought Platinum because:

- I couldn't afford Portfolio even if strung out for 12 months (Even to upgrade to Portfolio from Platinum would cost more than rebuying Platinum)

- I didn't then want to wait a year to gain access to some of the Portfolio only works (Near East Archaeology Collection, Biographical Dictionary of Evangelicals, Critical Review of Books in Religion, 1988–1998, Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible, ISBE, HALOT, & Liddell and Scott Greek–English Lexicon)

- Platinum seems to be the best stopping off point simply for the addition of the BENTC and Pillar Commentary sets

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Ben | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 12 2010 3:45 PM

I don't own a package, though I've been a Logos user since 2003.

 

Started with the Anchor Bible Dictionary, and have built my collection slowly and piecemeal. I have that, the BAR/BR/BibArch archives, WBC, JPS Torah commentary, Oxford and Harper's commentaries (one-volume each)SESB, Targums, Context of Scripture, ANET, Semitic Inscriptions, Ugaritic texts, Semeia, the IVP OT dictionaries, a bunch of individual books that aren't in packages anyways, basically.

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Edwin Bowden | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 12 2010 9:00 PM

I have Platinum.

I don't see me ever upgrading to Portfolio.

I might be interested in a step up from Platinum, if it were developed. 

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 12 2010 9:04 PM

I own Portfolio, with lots of add-ons. I've probably gotten more use out of the add-on collections than what's in my base package, but of course I rely on it for a lot of things.

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Jonathan Burke | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 12 2010 9:29 PM

I own Porfolio, along with many other additional purchases (individual titles and collections). I find myself using a lot of the base material, these resources in particular (which I have prioritized).

* Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament

* College Press NIV Commentary Series

* JPS Tanakh Commentary Collection

* The New International Greek Testament Commentary

* The United Bible Societies’ New Testament Handbook Series

* The United Bible Societies’ Old Testament Handbook Series

* Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land

* The Cosmopolitan World of Jesus

* Dead Sea Scrolls and Modern Translations of the Old Testament

* The Dead Sea Scrolls Study Edition

* The Encyclopaedia of Judaism

* Jewish Law

* JPS Dictionary of Jewish Word

* JPS Guide to Jewish Traditions

* Near East Archaeology Collection

* Studies in the Dead Sea Scrolls

* Understanding the Bible and Its World Collection

* Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible

* International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

* Old Testament Survey Series

* Gnostic and Apocryphal Studies Collection

* Hermeneutics Collection

* New Testament Studies Collection

* Semeia

* Early Church Fathers

* (virtually all the academic studies on early Christianity)

* The Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha of the Old Testament in English

* The Context of Scripture

* The Nag Hammadi Library in English

* Exegetical Dictionary of the New Testament

* Greek–English Lexicon Based on Semantic Domains

* A Greek–English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature

* A Greek–English Lexicon of the Septuagint

* Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament

* Liddell and Scott Greek–English Lexicon

* Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament

* Unabridged Theological Dictionary of the New Testament

I get a huge amount of use out of the items in the based Portfolio collection.

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Sam McCloud | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 12 2010 10:30 PM

     As far as I know I will never be able to afford Portfolio, although it would be nice, but I've already spent over $6600.00 on Gold + a bunch of add-ons. I would like to upgrade to Platinum at least but I got to looking at it and found something to be rather irritating, not that I want to complain but I just can't help mentioning this at least. Right now at the current package discount rates, the difference in price between Gold and Platinum is $248.00. Now I want to upgrade and I already own a few things that are in Platinum and a few hundred dollars worth at that. I'm not a new customer, I'm a good customer, in fact I'm probably at least above average I would guess as far as what I have spent, there's no way I could calculate that of course. Maybe Logos has a lot of customers who make a really good salary or have a really good source of income, but I will honestly say I am not that fortunate although I wouldn't consider myself to be poor exactly, in fact I went in debt for 2 and  half years (I'm not kidding, my employer loaned me the money and I'm working it off a chunk a payday) just to get the library I have because I want so much to learn all I can and I really don't make that much money, $11.50 an hour to be exact. Anyway... I am not looking for pity, that's not my point at all. I'm just trying to establish the point that it is hard for me to buy these books and I can only go so far in debt or I'll just have to wait years for upgrades. So now (using a little wishful thinking) I go to check the upgrade price from Gold to Platinum and it looks like this for me personally:

$279.05 would cost me $31.05 more than the difference between what someone would pay for Gold and for Platinum at the current 20% discount. I don't get an upgrade offer at this rate and I have spent a few hundred on things that are in Platinum.  Some things that I have paid for that would be included in the Platinum package are:

 

Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae Commentary (21 vols.) $489.95

I paid $29.95 for :"Jesus Christ The Greatest Life" which is now offered as part of every base package

R. A. Torrey Collection (15 vols.) $119.95

A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature, 3rd ed. (BDAG) $150.00

These total up to $789.85 I have others that would be included in Portfolio that would add up to much more than this. But I'm just looking for now at this particular upgrade to Platinum. I have spent all this money so far yet to upgrade I'd have to drop $31.05 more than someone who hasn't already purchased a base package. I feel like I've thrown away a lot of money when I look at all these facts and it just is really rather depressing. It just seems that there could be some better return for people who are spending a fair sum of money beyond what any of the base packages cost to get a little further ahead with their collections. I know I've probably said too much about my personal situation but I just want Logos to understand the perspective of at least one customer. If I have made some error in calculation please feel free to correct me.

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Allen Browne | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 12 2010 10:32 PM

Upgraded to Platinum (after starting with Scholars.)

Buying specific resources rather than coveting Platinum.

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Jim VanSchoonhoven | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 12 2010 10:35 PM

I own the Platinum plus many add ons.  I am doing work on my DTH degree. I find the Platinum package to be by far the best buy to get a solid overall library at really great price.  If you can effectively use Platinum, then you most likely are mature enough to have areas you would really like to study, so rather than spending all the extra money on the Portfolio, which does not have as big of a discount and still only gives you a general library, spend that money on the areas that are interesting to you! 

For example I spend my money on Greek and Hebrew helps, commentaries dealing with Greek and Hebrews languages, theology books, books that deal with hermeneutics, bible backgound books, and theological journals.

In Christ,

Jim VanSchoonhoven 

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Matthew C Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 12 2010 11:19 PM

Joshua Garcia:
How many people actually own Portfolio?

I got Portfolio Edition a year ago. I have added lots of collections & individual titles to that. Whoever puts together collections at Logos does a great job in my opinion. (I am a little confused with the new Zondervan Commentaries Collection; it looks like a grab bag special. But I have enjoyed Swindoll's books so I may be surprised with his commentaries. We will see.)

Although I get a "better deal" buying collections, I have found the  resources I selectively hunt down and pay for individually are the ones I enjoy most. But I will keep buying collections. It's all good.  Stick out tongue

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Graham Owen | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 13 2010 2:33 AM

I currently own Platinum with additional resources from Logos and Nelson. Like others at the moment Portfolio does not appear to be the most cost effective way of getting what I need so I'm adding the bits ad pieces as I go.

God Bless

Graham

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Jonathan Burke | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 13 2010 3:08 AM

I went from Gold to Portfolio, which I think is one of the best upgrades you can make.

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Brad Fry | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 13 2010 4:12 AM

I upgraded to Platinum when L4 came out. What Portfolio offers additonaly in its base package is not worth the cost increase to me. From this point I prefer to add specific resources that I want.

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T Gerold Castle | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 13 2010 6:03 AM

I own Platinum with these add-ons:

    * Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures (63 vols.)
    * International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (ISBE) (1979–1995) (4 vols.)
    * Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture (ACCS) (29 vols.)
    * Living By the Book: The Art and Science of Reading the Bible
    * Hermeneutics and Interpretation Bundle (3 vols.)
    * A. W. Tozer Collection (57 vols.)
    * The Essential IVP Reference Collection Version 3
    * Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (6 vols.)
    * The Amplified Bible
    * The New International Commentary on the Old and New Testament (NICOT/NICNT) (40 vols.)
    * Tyndale Commentaries (49 vols.)
    * New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology (4 vols.)
    * New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology and Exegesis (5 vols.)
    * An Exposition on Prayer in the Bible (5 vols.)
    * The New Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Tom Castle
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Randy O'Brien | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 13 2010 7:10 AM

I owned Platinum for a year or so and kept looking at Portfolio. Last week I took the plunge and upgraded. For me the cost was much less than I saw on the upgrade page because, 1) I already owned several expensive collections and 2) I receive an academic discount. It's always worth calling sales and asking them to recheck the upgrade calculator - sometime collections are missed that would lower your price.

Yes, there are lots of resources in it that I won't access much, but I'm really enjoying the upgrade. The College Press commentaries are better than I anticipated! It's nice to have the ISBE in addition the the AYBD I already have.

I'm looking forward to Pannenberg's theologies as well as the wealth of theological material from the set. For me, that's the area of greatest interest and value.

blessings,

Randy

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Jonathan Burke | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Nov 14 2010 12:34 AM

Sam McCloud:
Maybe Logos has a lot of customers who make a really good salary or have a really good source of income, but I will honestly say I am not that fortunate although I wouldn't consider myself to be poor exactly, in fact I went in debt for 2 and  half years (I'm not kidding, my employer loaned me the money and I'm working it off a chunk a payday) just to get the library I have because I want so much to learn all I can and I really don't make that much money, $11.50 an hour to be exact.

Sam, as someone who earns only 50 cents an hour more than you do at my day job, I know exactly how you feel. Fortunately upgrading to from Gold to Portfolio only cost me $750 due to the fact that I already owned a number of the more expensive resources (I've been a Logos customer for almost 10 years). Randy's advice on that matter is excellent, always get the sales rep to check what you already own. If you already own a number of resources in Platinum, your upgrade should cost less than the price you're looking at online.

Randy, the College Press commentaries are among my favourite. I have them prioritized. They're excellent value, well informed and well balanced.

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Dr. Charles A. Wootten | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Nov 14 2010 5:32 AM

I have the Portfolio edition and just like Rosie, Jonathan, Matthew, and others, I've a lot of added material prioritized, collected, annotated, and wish I could rent a room at Rosie's place for a week (a month?) to copy her setup and way of organizing. But it's all good!

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Matthew C Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Nov 14 2010 7:09 AM

Dr. Charles A. Wootten:

and wish I could rent a room at Rosie's place for a week (a month?) to copy her setup and way of organizing. But it's all good!

{charley}

But Doctor Charley,

What makes you think Rosie is organized? Computer

(She just downloaded everything coming out of Pre-Pub in October! How can that be organized already?)

 

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Tony Thomas | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Nov 14 2010 10:20 AM

I started with BSL and moved up to Scholars.  I have also added many other books.  Pretty happy with what I have at this point but plan to add more as funds permit.

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