Why isn't Community Pricing more popular?

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Ronald Quick | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Jan 12 2010 5:21 PM

I know there have been discussions on this forum trying to understand how the bids are calculated.

I would think that Community Pricing would be more popular if there were more than a handful of resources available.  I also wonder how many users actually know the page even exists?

These are just a few thoughts.  I think the page is a GREAT idea - I would just like to see it grow in resources.

Any other ideas?

Thanks.

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TCBlack | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 12 2010 5:30 PM

Ronald,

I think you keyed in on the issue: People don't know it's there.

Hmm Sarcasm is my love language. Obviously I love you. 

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Aaron Kesson | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 12 2010 6:36 PM

The only problem I have discovered is that once you find it, you become addicted Wink And since I am addicted to the community pricing, I agree to the increase in resources available.

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Terry Poperszky | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 13 2010 6:31 AM

RonaldQuick:
I would think that Community Pricing would be more popular if there were more than a handful of resources available.  I also wonder how many users actually know the page even exists?

 

I can't speak for others, well I can, but it probably wouldn't be accurate. But aside from that, I haven't found anything of interest (until recently). Many of the public domain works are so dated from my perspective, that purchasing them would be poor stewardship on my part.

 

 

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BillS | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 13 2010 8:25 AM

RonaldQuick:
I also wonder how many users actually know the page even exists?

I'll offer a different viewpoint...

I think it's a great idea for those who can afford it. However, the lowest price per book is still higher than I'll get it when the titles appear in a collection. I can no longer afford to do more than save for the "deal of the year" & make my best investment then. If this year finishes as last year ended, I may be content with what God has already given me. YMMV

Many blessings to those who can afford to play the community pricing game. It does look like fun.

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Alan Charles Gielczyk | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 13 2010 8:31 AM

I have no idea why this is not more popular. The prices are so cheap that as a poor seminary student I can afford them all and do bid on every item put there. At those prices everything is worth it. Even if the resource is of a different theological persuasion than myself it can be useful for research. I wish more people knew of it.

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Matthew C Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 13 2010 8:45 AM

Alan Charles Gielczyk:
The prices are so cheap that as a poor seminary student I can afford them all and do bid on every item put there.

And as a retiree who has to look up to see the poverty level, I feel it good stewardship to lock in a $7 price and watch that price rise to $22 in Pre-Pub and $32 upon release!  (Just an accurate representative example: A General View of the History of the English Bible by B. F. Westcott, CP-$7, Sale-$32)

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Lynden Williams | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 13 2010 8:55 AM

Alan Charles Gielczyk:

I have no idea why this is not more popular. The prices are so cheap that as a poor seminary student I can afford them all and do bid on every item put there. At those prices everything is worth it. Even if the resource is of a different theological persuasion than myself it can be useful for research. I wish more people knew of it.

Alan I could not agree with you more. When researching a topic I like to hear what as many have to say about it. You sometimes learn from those you disagree with than those who are in the same camp as you are.

I too place bids on every item when they hit the commnity page. Light From the Ancient East went for $8.00 in Community Pricing, the last time I checked it was selling for $40.00.

Logos please put someting in the blog on community pricing, and the savings individuals would get from it.

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Robert Pavich | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 13 2010 9:30 AM

I can tell you this:

I'm aquainted with 3 Logos users outside of the online community...

None even know what community pricing is...and when they went to the page (on my recommendation) they didn't understand what to do...

Robert Pavich

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Alain Maashe | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 13 2010 9:59 AM

Terry Poperszky:

RonaldQuick:
I would think that Community Pricing would be more popular if there were more than a handful of resources available.  I also wonder how many users actually know the page even exists?

 

I can't speak for others, well I can, but it probably wouldn't be accurate. But aside from that, I haven't found anything of interest (until recently). Many of the public domain works are so dated from my perspective, that purchasing them would be poor stewardship on my part.

This is also my take on the topic. Good deals price wise, but mostly dated and not so useful titles for my needs.

I have thousands of resources now that compete for my time, gone are the days where I added resources just because they were a bargain or because I thought that I might use them one day (I am still waiting for that day for almost all of those "incredible" deals).

 

Alain

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T MacLeod | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 13 2010 10:43 AM

 

RonaldQuick:

I think the page is a GREAT idea - I would just like to see it grow in resources.

It would certainly benefit from having more resources.  Of the seven titles currently on there, there is only one that I have any interested in, and I bid on it months ago.

What resources would you like to see on it, though?  I can't think of too many public domain works that I'm terribly interested in purchasing.

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Rene Atchley | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 13 2010 10:55 AM

To be honest I haven't used my Logos stuff for several years and haven't posted much in the forums.  The reason that I don't use Community Pricing, or pre-pub much is that I don't have a need to keep putting bills on my credit card.  I have about 1600 resources now and find that is more than enough to help finish my D. Min.  I'm not really sure why I would need 5000 resources (portfolio) plus endless amounts of other resources when I can barely keep track of what I have in the Scholars Library from version 3.  Although I must say that when I do need counseling based resources Logos is the place to be for those.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 13 2010 2:24 PM

ReneAtchley:
I'm not really sure why I would need 5000 resources (portfolio) plus endless amounts of other resources when I can barely keep track of what I have

I like your attitude. My goal is not the count of resources but having the right resources at my fingertips - with an occasional whim, of course. Unfortunately, for me the "right resources" entails lots of notes and PBB's ... and I sure wish I could have the work done by Logos. But truth be told, I'd rather have Logos concentrate on scriptural resources and tools - and do them well.

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BillS | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 13 2010 2:53 PM

ReneAtchley:
not really sure why I would need 5000 resources (portfolio) plus endless amounts of other resources

In one sense, we don't. In another sense, the more resources available that touch on a particular area of research, the richer will be the blessing that results--for me & for those with whom I minister.

The beauty of L3 & L4 is that Logos makes it possible for me to quickly evaluate which resources in the whole library are most applicable to this audience, in this time & place. For me, the issue is strictly how to get the largest library with the rightest resources. "Rightest" for me tends towards commentaries, journals, & research and/or application oriented resources.

Blessings to you!

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Sam Shaw | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 13 2010 3:10 PM

RonaldQuick:
I also wonder how many users actually know the page even exists?

Probably not many. Logos' website sucks in that it has a sloppy design and is poorly-maintained. Of course, Logos is a small company, but it would be a good investment to redesign their website and make it as streamlined as possible.

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SteveF | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 13 2010 3:13 PM

I will agree that there seem to be  "missing" links on the Logos Web site + pages that one cannot get to without remembering or finding the linking page from somewhere else.

Does anyone know of a good GPS System...?

Steve

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