Classic Commentaries 2.0

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Mark | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 30 2015 1:52 PM

While I have most of the resources already, the dynamic price is such a shocker that I will be happily passing this one up

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 30 2015 1:53 PM

It's a lot of money, but at $2.28/volume, that's not bad I suppose. even though the resources are very old. Judging by my dynamic price, it's probably about a sixth of the cost of buying all the smaller commentary sets that it contains.

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 30 2015 2:41 PM

I received the same email about this collection. I actually thought that I had purchased all of the Classic Commentaries on Community Pricing but my dynamic price says $111.04 so I called sales to ask what was going on. It was confirmed to me that version 2.0 added 53 more volumes to this collection before bundling them all together.

Now I'm not convinced that I should go for these extra volumes especially since I already own some of them as personal books.

For this set I really wish:

  1. That they would have taken these 52 volumes and put them into Community Pricing before adding them here but that's the what happened.
  2. That they would add a "New to me" section as I think very few of us will go to the trouble of trying to find this out.

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 30 2015 2:53 PM

Bruce Dunning:
That they would have taken these 52 volumes and put them into Community Pricing before adding them here but that's the what happened.

I would add 19 volumes if I bought this collection. Most of them were on Community Pricing at some point (but not badged as "Classic Commentaries on..."), or are very old volumes.

Bruce Dunning:
That they would add a "New to me" section as I think very few of us will go to the trouble of trying to find this out.

That's available: https://community.logos.com/forums/t/113847.aspx and then https://www.logos.com/product/54905/the-complete-classic-commentaries-bundle-20#download 

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Brandon Rappuhn | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 30 2015 2:54 PM

Bruce Dunning:

  1. That they would have taken these 52 volumes and put them into Community Pricing before adding them here but that's the what happened.

To my knowledge, all of the volumes in this collection went through Community Pricing at some point, although some of the collections did not go through on their own. For example, the commentaries by John Gill went through Community Pricing in the larger collected works of John Gill. Same for Adam Clarke's commentary, and Horatius Bonar's Light and Truth Bible Thoughts (which we are working on updating to receive Bible milestone tagging so it will work in Logos as a commentary). There are many such examples of sub-collections that weren't in "Classic Commentaries and Studies on X", but by their own merit are commentaries that nonetheless should be included. There are also a handful of commentary collections we missed the first time around, such as John Nelson Darby's Synopsis, Alexander Maclaren's 33-volume Expositions, and Marvin Vincent's Word Studies.

Bruce Dunning:

  1. That they would add a "New to me" section as I think very few of us will go to the trouble of trying to find this out.

This is in the works, but with a product containing nearly 2,000 resources, be prepared for the product page to be very, very long (it is also taking me a lot longer to build this than I expected... but hang tight, I've almost got it).

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 30 2015 3:12 PM

Mark Barnes:

Bruce Dunning:
That they would add a "New to me" section as I think very few of us will go to the trouble of trying to find this out.

That's available: https://community.logos.com/forums/t/113847.aspx and then https://www.logos.com/product/54905/the-complete-classic-commentaries-bundle-20#download 

This is not showing up for me. As Brandon explain it has not yet been added but hopefully in the near future.

Brandon Rappuhn:
This is in the works, but with a product containing nearly 2,000 resources, be prepared for the product page to be very, very long (it is also taking me a lot longer to build this than I expected... but hang tight, I've almost got it).

Thanks. I can only imagine how much time this would take but it will really help people.

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Brandon Rappuhn | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 30 2015 3:25 PM

Bruce Dunning:

Mark Barnes:

Bruce Dunning:
That they would add a "New to me" section as I think very few of us will go to the trouble of trying to find this out.

That's available: https://community.logos.com/forums/t/113847.aspx and then https://www.logos.com/product/54905/the-complete-classic-commentaries-bundle-20#download 

This is not showing up for me. As Brandon explain it has not yet been added but hopefully in the near future.

To clarify Mark's point and the distinction we're talking about: The "New to You" chart is what Bruce is looking for, which we have launched on Zondervan and Thomas Nelson collections for the promotion this past month. However, since late August we have implemented a way to view what resources you own in any collection on the store. Below the Reviews section of every product page is a list of resources contained in the product you're looking at. The star symbol next to each resource indicates that you do not own the resource.

It's not as convenient as a comparison chart, but it's at least automatically generated on all of our collections, and works as long as you are signed in. It's also very handy because it shows you how certain products have been configured--for example, when you buy a commentary, it'll show you whether we've separated the author's translation as a distinct resource from the commentary notes. Or when you buy a multi-volume commentary series, it'll show what resources have been combined (such as with the Preaching the Word series, to show that Mark and Hebrews volumes have been combined).

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 30 2015 3:36 PM

Brandon Rappuhn:
The "New to You" chart is what Bruce is looking for, which we have launched on Zondervan and Thomas Nelson collections for the promotion this past month.

Yes

Brandon Rappuhn:
However, since late August we have implemented a way to view what resources you own in any collection on the store. Below the Reviews section of every product page is a list of resources contained in the product you're looking at. The star symbol next to each resource indicates that you do not own the resource.

I was looking for the stars but I just didn't look closely enough so I missed them when I browsed through it. Perhaps the starts could be give a more prominent colour so that they could stand out more? e.g. red

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