Upgrading from Portfolio to Collectors Edition > is it worth it?

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Mark Galer | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Apr 3 2020 10:21 AM

I currently have the Portfolio package but am thinking about upgrading to the Collectors Edition. A bit of background, I am not a Pastor or hold any type of ministry position, just a lover of God's word and a serious student of the Bible. I notice all the extra commentaries and other books that come with the Collectors Edition and it has wet my appetite, but is it worth the $4000.00 dollars to those of you who have the Collectors Edition? Just seeking a bit of wisdom and advice. Blessings to all.

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Dale E Heath | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 3 2020 11:43 AM

This comparison tool should help you decide by clicking on the hide books I own button and browsing through the books that will be new to you. It's a big jump from Portfolio.

https://www.logos.com/compare/libraries

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 3 2020 1:21 PM

Lots of fillers former CP products.  Not worth it, in my honest opinion! 

DAL

Ps. AND if you don’t have a $3,000 computer with a SSD and LOTS of memor, then it will REALLY SLOW DOWN your computer; especially, during the indexing process! And I mean your entire computer along with your other apps will be slow.  Logos will give you the “not responding” circle every time you run a search, click on a hyperlink or run the passage guide/exegetical guide EVERY SINGLE TIME due to you having a large library.  So keep that in mind also when thinking about upgrading.

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mab | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 3 2020 2:52 PM

You get NICOT/NICNT and the Eerdmans Bundle along with all the Classic material. It depends on how much you use it. If you didn't grab NICOT/NICNT in March, it's another opportunity.

The mind of man is the mill of God, not to grind chaff, but wheat. Thomas Manton | Study hard, for the well is deep, and our brains are shallow. Richard Baxter

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Mark Galer | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 3 2020 2:53 PM

Thank-you for both your replies

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David J. Wilson | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 3 2020 4:27 PM

Very much depends on what you already own beyond the Portfolio Library and which are already included in the Collectors Edition, and how well you can determine the value to yourself of the new titles you would acquire in making the jump. No matter which of these larger libraries you purchase there will ALWAYS be a lot of titles you will never really want to read or refer to, BUT the overall price takes that into account and of course there is currently a reasonable additional discount to consider.  What I consider is the best approach in helping with the decision is to pick out from the titles you would acquire ONLY the titles and sets/collections you would likely purchase anyway at some time in the reasonably near future if they were at a sale price that is good enough for you, and write down those "good enough" prices you would be willing to pay for them.  Add up all your "good enough" prices and compare them with the price to you of making the jump you have in mind.  You may be disappointed or you may be pleasantly surprised.  Either way all the other titles you would not currently think of buying but are included in the new package are in essence "freebies" to you.  Ignore these "freebies" and make your choice based on whether your "good enough" pricings of wanted additions turned out disappointing or pleasantly surprising.

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 3 2020 10:28 PM

One additional, fairly unquantifiable, benefit is that any subsequent purchase of base packages - in later releases of Logos for example - may also be cheaper for you as your dynamic pricing would take into account all the resources you have acquired.

I’m not suggesting it should sway your decision now but it is something to remember and be aware of

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Daniel Bender | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 4 2020 5:24 AM

David J. Wilson:
Very much depends on what you already own beyond the Portfolio Library and which are already included in the Collectors Edition, and how well you can determine the value to yourself of the new titles you would acquire in making the jump. No matter which of these larger libraries you purchase there will ALWAYS be a lot of titles you will never really want to read or refer to

I agree with David's assessment. I own portfolio in a couple of packages as well as lot's of other resources. So, for me the jump to the Collector's Edition is not worth the price. I actually went through the volumes that I do not own in collector's and for the price there is very little that I would use. But again, I already have the resources in the Collector's Edition that would entice me to buy it.

However, Graham Criddle's advice is worth considering, "One additional, fairly unquantifiable, benefit is that any subsequent purchase of base packages - in later releases of Logos for example - may also be cheaper for you as your dynamic pricing would take into account all the resources you have acquired."

But from my perspective, I don't see how your spending $4000 on the Collector's Edition is going to save you that much on future packages when they come out.

Blessings

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PetahChristian | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 4 2020 6:59 AM

One subject that hasn’t been mentioned is journals.

I haven’t done a specific comparison between the Master Journal Bundle and the ones included in Collector’s, but considering volume count alone, it’s 752 volumes within Collector’s vs. 2325+ volumes in the Master Journal Bundle. That’s possibly a $450 value by itself.

I considered Collector’s from time to time, but ended up getting the specific products I wanted from some of the smaller denominational base packages. I don’t know if I came out ahead that way, but it worked out better for me to spread out those purchases over a few years than spending $8k up front.

That being said, we’ve never had a 30% discount in recent years on a library.

I happened to get a call from Sales two days ago wanting to sell me Collector’s, and the rep might have suggested that they could save me a little more. It’s worth a call to see what kind of special offer they might be willing to make, if any.

My top three Logos 9 Wishlist items: Carta, Dark mode, and Hebrew audio bible, please.

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 4 2020 7:14 AM

The only journals I have in Logos are the ones included in base packages, about 700 volumes, but if I wanted to purchase them I’d be paying anywhere between $500 and $1,500 depending on the size.  That’s why I got all the other journals I’m missing in a collection from the competition for $99.90 during a sale.  It was more affordable that way and it will be updated soon.

I recently bought NSBT from MM2020 because it was cheaper in Logos, but I’m not sure these are considered “journals.” Great material, though.

DAL

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