White Knuckling It. Must...Not...Give...In

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Randall Hartman | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, Jan 2 2011 11:16 AM

Thankfully the Christmas specials all expire at the stroke of midnight PST.  I gratefully purchased around 50 books during this sale BUT, the big one eludes me.  I am talking about the New International Commentary.  I had pre-ordered it on Pre Pub and had to cancel when it came out.  And now here it is, close to that price.  I am white knuckling it; trying hard not to press the purchase button.  I know there is a payment plan but I do not want to go that route.  Still, I am having a battle!  So I will be thankful when the temptation leaves. 

Am I the only one?!

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Nord Zootman | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 2 2011 11:28 AM

No you are not alone. The NIC is a temptation as is an upgrade. It's probably not the right time for me to even consider it. We just need to be careful to not fall into the trap of thinking we can't serve the Lord without them.  I am in favor of getting the best tools one can, but there have been plenty of people that the Lord has used greatly without Logos!

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Kaye Anderson | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 2 2011 11:41 AM

Don't do it!  Smile

Enjoy the blessing of this beautiful sabbath and forget the shopping cart.  Blessings will come in their time and you will have all you need.

Kaye

"But you, be sober in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry."  2 Timothy 4:5 (NASB)

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Otto S. Carroll | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 2 2011 11:43 AM

Back on "Day 12" of the sale, I gave in with a couple hours to go...not thinking that Logos would extend the deadlines as they did last Christmas. Otherwise, I would have waited until tonight before I gave in!!! LOL

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nicky crane | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 2 2011 12:08 PM

I gave in and am enjoying it!  Went on a 3 months payment plan, as I couldn't check up on my bank balance before ordering it.  (Actually I could have paid up front).  I think I shall cancel my order for the EEC, as there are limits to the number of detailed commentaries I need for Bible study and teaching children and the semi literate.  And there's always the risk of the books taking me away from the BOOK!  Subtracting the price of EEC, NICOT/NT no longer seems so wickedly extravagant!

Otto - enj0y it!

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Jack Caviness | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 2 2011 12:48 PM

Garrett Mercury:
Still, I am having a battle!  So I will be thankful when the temptation leaves. 

That is one purchase that I have never regretted. Did that help you resist temptation? Wink

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DominicM | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 2 2011 12:52 PM

I feel your pain, but being unwaged at present, have managed to resist urge even to look what is on sale, if I dont look, I wont miss it (at least thats the theory) :D

 

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Matthew C Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 2 2011 1:11 PM

Jack Caviness:

Garrett Mercury:
Still, I am having a battle!  So I will be thankful when the temptation leaves. 

That is one purchase that I have never regretted. Did that help you resist temptation? Wink

Another way of dealing with the temptation is to go ahead and buy it. You will never be tempted to buy a second copy. Devil

When you consider 1 Corinthians 7:9 (Yes, I know Paul was speaking of marriage-vs-lust here but the logic holds through) maybe you should put this weakness behind you. Computer Right Hug

Whisper  Go ahead and buy it. You know you want to. And look at how it is pleasing to the eyes and desirable to make one wise!

 

I have lots of commentaries and the two I am really happy to have are NIC*T and Word Biblical Commentary. I was shockingly impressed with WBC.

 

 

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Nina Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 2 2011 1:18 PM

Matthew C Jones:
Another way of dealing with the temptation is to go ahead and buy it. You will never be tempted to buy a second copy. Devil

Surprise  Tongue Tied  Huh?  (Uh-oh, he is gonna quit reading posts to me!!)

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Jacob Hantla | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 2 2011 2:09 PM

The decision was easy (easier) for me. As my computer is dying a slow and painful death, it was either NICOT/NT or a computer to read what I have. So I went with the computer. 

All of December I would find myself adding stuff to my cart, deleting it, adding it, deleting it asking my wife, adding it, making spreadsheets, lying awake at night, dreaming about it...I feel your pain.

 

DO IT!

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Ted Weis | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 2 2011 2:14 PM

Yeah, I know what you mean. I had close to $400 in my shopping cart and then reality struck. Final total was under a $100. Gotta save some money for later buys. Can't spend the entire 2011 book buying budget by January 2!

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Donnie Hale | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 2 2011 3:03 PM

Ted Weis:

Can't spend the entire 2011 book buying budget by January 2!

"Budget"? What's a budget? Impulsiveness is the order of the day.

:)

Donnie

 

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Bill Anderson | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 2 2011 7:53 PM

I escaped relatively unscathed. I bought a few Lloyd-Jones titles for 50% off and Berkhof's Systematic Theology for about $110.00.

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TCBlack | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 2 2011 8:03 PM

 

The question is do you want to resist?  If you do, than reading this further won't help.  

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Shawn Drewett | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 3 2011 6:37 AM

Temptation over, no more white knuckling huh? I spent only $48.00 dollars and am glad. 

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fgh | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 3 2011 7:07 AM

Shawn Drewett:
Temptation over

Actually, the Christmas Collections, the 50%s and the base package discounts all seem to be there still. The 12 days deals are the only ones that are gone.

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Shawn Drewett | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 3 2011 7:13 AM

Wow, I wonder how long these will last?

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Matthew C Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 3 2011 8:27 AM

Shawn Drewett:

Temptation over, no more white knuckling huh? I spent only $48.00 dollars and am glad. 

Indexing not over ! Big Smile  My Logos 4 library will be over 5000 resources strong when it is.   and I'm glad. Stick out tongue

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Gene Britton | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 3 2011 8:37 AM

NICOT package is still overpriced for this format.

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steve clark | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 3 2011 8:42 AM

Matthew C Jones:
My Logos 4 library will be over 5000 resources strong when it is.   and I'm glad.

How many have you read???

Guess its time to setup a lot of Reading Plans Big Smile

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