I am curious to know How much dollars some one could have invested to logos Bible software.

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Tes | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Dec 18 2010 11:13 PM

I am just wondering with this precious Bible software ,how much money one has invested,because it speaks how much the software is valued to him or to her. I have invested almost 4000.00 USD, If I had more money I would not hesitate to spend even if it is thousands of dollars.The love of God'Word values the software.

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 19 2010 2:57 AM

Tes, you may not get an enthusiastic response as this could be a private/sensitive matter for some (like me!).

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Shawn Drewett | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 19 2010 5:04 AM

No problem for me, I've invested about $2500.00 over the years.

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 19 2010 6:14 AM

Tes:
how much money one has invested,because it speaks how much the software is valued to him or to her

It speaks of two things:

  • How much the software is valued
  • How much money is available to spend

One person's $100 on Logos may be more 'costly' than another person's $10,000.

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Eric Weiss | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 19 2010 6:45 AM

Too much! Big Smile

Started with Scholar's Silver ($800?), then upgraded at discount to Logos 3 Gold (OC) ($400?), then upgraded at discount to Logos 4 Platinum ($464), plus (per my account and order history): $2,155 in orders, $95 pending in Community Pricing, and $1,435* pending in Pre-Pubs; plus one Camp Logos, several Morris Proctor manuals, plus some other training CDs = a grand total of what will be close to $6,000, it seems.

Plus the cost of a laptop sometime next year so I can use all the above during my work commute so it will be more part of my life and not just a hobby.

* $700 (i.e., nearly 1/2) of the Pre-Pub is for the upcoming Logos commentary series, which I may reconsider after seeing a promised preview.

On the face of it, Logos has been an expen$ive hobby for me, but since it's pretty much my only hobby, it's not too bad when you figure the monthly cost over all the years.

I hope Logos again has a $1 each sale on its:

  • Logos Insulated Travel Mug
  • Logos Clear Glass Mug
  • Logos T-shirt: Binary Logo
  • Logos Stainless Steel Mug
  • Logos Water Bottle—Blue Polycarbonate/Stainless Steel

I'd definitely order some coffee mugs, as the Logos Clear Glass Mug is my favorite of all our coffee cups, and is the best clear glass mug I've found anywhere. (Though I'd like some plain ones without the Logos Logo.)

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Otto S. Carroll | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 19 2010 7:49 AM

Been using Logos since mid 90's....stopped counting after $15K a few years back (probably over 20K now - guessing). Overall, don't regret any of it. As you say, "The love of God's Word values to software."

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Bohuslav Wojnar | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 19 2010 9:20 AM

Mark Barnes:
One person's $100 on Logos may be more 'costly' than another person's $10,000.

That is exactly so. I am not sure Tes, if your question can get right answer for you, if you would like to see how valuable software is for anyone of us. Dollars are not exactly the only criteria. The way we use the software, the amount of books we read, not only have in our library etc. etc.

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Abi Gail | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 19 2010 9:35 AM

Tes:
The love of God'Word values the software.

The amount of money I spend on resources has less to do with how much I love God's Word, And more about how much I love myself... How I give in to my wants and wishes ... My addictions. Tongue Tied

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Timothy Ha | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 19 2010 10:02 AM

I've been with Logos 3 and 4 since 2008 (previously only had Discipleship Journal in Logos 2.1, and some E4 discs).

And I've been constantly asking Logos to show the totals in the My Account section of the website.

Now the totals are there, and I think I've spent quite a lot -- couldn't imagine Prepubs and Community Pricing can take that much when I first saw the amount :-)

But I have no regrets on this.

Still exploring the vast amount of resources and still purchasing, it seems.

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Tes | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 19 2010 11:24 AM

I am not taking as a proportional the amount of money spent to the love of God nor do I mean the less money one has invested has less value to the Software,what I mean is simply, how much one could have invested based to software out of his needs for it .

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Matthew C Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 19 2010 2:51 PM

Eric Weiss:
Too much! Big Smile

Not enough!                       

Tes:
how much one could have invested based to software out of his needs for it .

You got me there, Tes. God has met all my needs and many of my wants. I certainly have been blessed with more Logos than I need.

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Eric Weiss | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 19 2010 3:23 PM

Abi Gail:

Tes:
The love of God'Word values the software.

The amount of money I spend on resources has less to do with how much I love God's Word, And more about how much I love myself... How I give in to my wants and wishes ... My addictions. Tongue Tied

 

+1

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David Paul | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 19 2010 5:17 PM

According to the Logos tally that is on my Orders page (and this number actually catches me by surprise) I've ponied up nearly $11K (I'm within spitting distance of that amount) since they began to track my current account. I probably would have guessed $7-8K, but obviously smallish purchases add up over time. I have about $10.5K in PrePubs in the pipe (but much of that is probably in a perpetual "Gathering Interest" state). I have over $1K in CP items in the pipe. Also, I probably spent at least $1K with Logos under my old account, which is when I got the original Scholar's bundle [with the cool tie--the best chachki (tchotchke) Logos has offered so far, IMO)].

A year or so before Gold first came out, I think, I added up the items I wanted at that time and it came to over $18K, and I had only spent $3-4K at that time, I would guess. Some of those items I ended up picking up when I bought Portfolio, but I'm sure there's plenty of other things from years-gone-by that I would like to add. I am beginning to become more selective. I have a few things I consider must-haves, like the Talmud, but I am reaching the point where I am not going to buy large amounts of other resources unless I get them at ultra-good discounts. As I said/griped in another thread, the currently offered Master Collection is what I have in mind (the value is exactly what drives my interest and desire to purchase). But as I also said, I won't ever bother considering that collection because it's loaded with hundreds of resources I already own. I want to pick up big value collections WHICH I HAVEN'T ALREADY PARTIALLY BOUGHT ONCE OR TWICE. Since Bob has already admitted that a tiny portion of Logos users account for a large portion of its sales (and I assume I am in that number) I hope that they will put forth the effort to create the kind of collections I'm looking for--the primary consideration being stuff that isn't already in the Portfolio.

My suggestion, on a number of occasions, has been a "make your own" collection with a corresponding percentage-off increase as the $ amount increases. I have already shown my willingness to drop big bucks if I can get BIG value. But getting scads of worthless items along with already purchased items greatly diminishes the perceived value of the current seasonal collections on offer...at least for me.

I will also say here that the 50% off piecemeal offer that is currently on the table just doesn't jog my interest. I am a bulk value purchaser, in general, and so I want to get that kind of value in the majority of my future Logos purchases.

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Randy O'Brien | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 19 2010 8:01 PM

It is hard to imagine the value of my library, but one way to calculate it was surprising to me. I took my total invested and divided by the number of sermons I have preached since the time I started with logos and then divided by the average number of listeners. Although my investment is fairly large it amounts to just pennies per Sunday per listener. I think that's a pretty fair deal. They get fresh material and I am blessed to stay current with newly published resources.

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James Matichuk | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 19 2010 8:10 PM

I have spent a fair bit in Logos, and more for books I have in print. I like the Logos platform and the ease of use for, particularly, commentaries and reference works, but I regard my 'investment' as my whole library which has helped shape my theology and exegetical practices. Logos is a great tool which is part of my overall investment. 

I also have books in print and in Logos, which I regret buying. So while purchases might show something about where my values are, they might also show where I am simply being rash in my purchases. 

 

 

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Allen Browne | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 19 2010 8:48 PM

A more informative question might be, "How much have I spent that I'm not using?"

The upgrade to Platinum was worthwhile as I'm using more than enough to address that. But I suspect I've wasted > $100 on stuff I'm not using: Community Pricing stuff that seemed cheap, specials (including Christmas collection) where I had not really checked out the authors and so on.

I don't feel guilty for what I've spent on Logos resources that I use, but I really do try to critique myself on purchases that I don't end up using adequtely.

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Matthew C Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 19 2010 9:13 PM

Allen Browne:
I don't feel guilty for what I've spent on Logos resources that I use, but I really do try to critique myself on purchases that I don't end up using adequtely.

I know what you mean. I have found some titles may just sit there on the proverbial digital shelf for a long time and when I least expect it, I have a sudden need or interest in that specific vein. Many folk travel light (like the Rechabites in Jeremiah 35:6-10 ) and some people like myself leave a wide footprint on the land wherein they dwell.(as in Jeremiah 29:5-7 ) As long as I get a better deal buying on sale and in bulk (Portfolio Edition or Christmas 2010 Master Collection) I don't mind the extra weight in my pocket size hard disk drive. Coffee

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Tes | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 20 2010 5:04 AM

Hi,Brothers and sisters ,may you please tell me ,what the alphabet "k" means?( Which is mentioned as "11k")

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Timothy Ha | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 20 2010 5:07 AM

I think it means thousands (of dollars), but it could also mean the weight growth caused by using Logos all the time :-)

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fgh | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 20 2010 5:08 AM

Tes:

Hi,Brothers and sisters ,may you please tell me ,what the alphabet "k" means?( Which is mentioned as "11k")

kilo = thousand

 

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