Suggestion: Wish List

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Ron Corbett | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Feb 23 2012 1:06 PM

Can we have "Add to my wish List" feature on the Pre-Pub pages?

It would be nice to be able to record reminders on our Account Page in this way.

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 23 2012 5:23 PM

Yes plus receive email when almost ready to ship.

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 23 2012 6:58 PM

You essentially have that ability already, including the bit KS4J added about receiving email when it's about ready to ship.

Just click the blue button: either Quick Buy or Pre-order, doesn't matter which (one takes you through the long way, to confirm your credit card details, the other is a one-click option). This doesn't actually charge you for the product, it just puts in in your account as something you will be charged for if/when it ships, and you'll get an email warning you about that the week before, so you can back out if you change your mind. So if there's something you would want to put on a "wish list" in pre-pub, just order it. Then depending on the ship dates of the things you want, you can tweak what's coming down the pipeline at you and remove some things if too many are going to come out at the same time for your budget to absorb. If you had a wish list for them, it would be essentially the same thing. Only you'd have to be adding things as they were about to ship, and you wouldn't be guaranteed the lowest possible price. Getting in early on a pre-pub is the only way to avoid any price hikes that might happen along the way, which do sometimes happen even while it's still in pre-pub.

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 23 2012 7:19 PM

Wishing for pre-order option to pay with credit when resource ships.  If no credit, then charge credit card.

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Ron Corbett | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 23 2012 8:02 PM

Rosie,

I agree .. IF you are able to make the purchase at the time of shipping. If not, but it is a collection that you DO intend to buy when you are able, it could slip through the cracks or require another search to find it again (which isn't too difficult). It would be easier with a wish list button for these times.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 23 2012 8:18 PM

Ron Corbett:
It would be easier with a wish list button for these times.

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 23 2012 8:33 PM

Ron Corbett:
I agree .. IF you are able to make the purchase at the time of shipping. If not, but it is a collection that you DO intend to buy when you are able, it could slip through the cracks or require another search to find it again (which isn't too difficult). It would be easier with a wish list button for these times.

Oh, I see now.

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fgh | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 25 2012 11:36 AM

Rosie Perera:
You essentially have that ability already

(...)

if there's something you would want to put on a "wish list" in pre-pub, just order it.

Surely you're not telling me to order things I know I won't buy when they ship? Don't think Logos would like that... 

For every prepub I order there are at least 2-3-4 more that I would wish to keep track of on the wish list. E g there are many collections where I only want one or two books, so I would want to add them to my Waiting to be split up wish list. There are also many resources I find too expensive even in prepub, but would be happy to buy later for a huge discount in some kind of a Library Builder, or if they're added to a base package upgrade, and there are some I would buy at 50% off in the Daily Deal or March Madness. But by the time they ship and can be added I've long since forgotten about half of them. Sad

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George Somsel | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 25 2012 1:17 PM

fgh:

Rosie Perera:
You essentially have that ability already

(...)

if there's something you would want to put on a "wish list" in pre-pub, just order it.

Surely you're not telling me to order things I know I won't buy when they ship? Don't think Logos would like that... 

For every prepub I order there are at least 2-3-4 more that I would wish to keep track of on the wish list. E g there are many collections where I only want one or two books, so I would want to add them to my Waiting to be split up wish list. There are also many resources I find too expensive even in prepub, but would be happy to buy later for a huge discount in some kind of a Library Builder, or if they're added to a base package upgrade, and there are some I would buy at 50% off in the Daily Deal or March Madness. But by the time they ship and can be added I've long since forgotten about half of them. Sad

Your "logic" is confusing.  If you would not purchase it, why then put it on a wish list?  While Logos may not prefer that you use Prepubs as a wishlist only to cancel when time comes to ship the resource, such events happen and I'm sure Logos allows for that.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 25 2012 2:21 PM

George Somsel:
Your "logic" is confusing.  If you would not purchase it, why then put it on a wish list?

fgh's point was not that the items would not be purchased, but that they would not be purchased now on pre-pub. They may or may not be purchased in the future. 

George Somsel:
While Logos may not prefer that you use Prepubs as a wishlist only to cancel when time comes to ship the resource, such events happen and I'm sure Logos allows for that.

This is a disservice to both Logos & the user:

 

  1. Logos thinks you are going to buy the resource. If large amounts of users did this, it could have a serious impact upon the company's ability to plan.
  2. If the user puts the item in pre pub and then withdrawals, they will have to add it to the wish list at a later date, thus being inconvenienced. 

 

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George Somsel | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 25 2012 2:50 PM

alabama24:

This is a disservice to both Logos & the user:

 

  1. Logos thinks you are going to buy the resource. If large amounts of users did this, it could have a serious impact upon the company's ability to plan.
  2. If the user puts the item in pre pub and then withdrawals, they will have to add it to the wish list at a later date, thus being inconvenienced. 

Not at all.  I'm quite sure that Logos, as a well-run business, is aware that exigencies occur and factors that into the equation.  It may be That some event in the customer's life precludes the purchase when the ship-date comes (such as an unforseen financial event—pay that traffic ticket).  As Bobby Burns wrote

The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men
Gang aft agley,

Also, the customer never knows with certainty when an item will ship and how many items to which he has subscribed will ship during the same period—0 to 24 in the same month.  In such cases the quantity and cost may dictate that there be a reconsideration of one's commitment to purchase.  I have had this happen once or twice, and it isn't something I plan for but which becomes necessary.  As to inconvenience, the customer may then also have the incovenience of needing to pay more for the resource.  None of this means that I intend to stop subscribing to Prepubs.

One further factor should be noted:  The customer may later decide that he really doesn't want that resource as much as he originally thought.

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Ron Corbett | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 26 2012 9:42 AM

 

George Somsel:
Also, the customer never knows with certainty when an item will ship and how many items to which he has subscribed will ship during the same period—0 to 24 in the same month.  In such cases the quantity and cost may dictate that there be a reconsideration of one's commitment to purchase.  I have had this happen once or twice, and it isn't something I plan for but which becomes necessary. 

Agreed. This does happen and Logos probably does figure this into their planning. But it would happen much more often if this were the preferred method of adding Pre-pubs to the wish list. And in such a case Alabama is correct. It would be more difficult for Logos to plan properly and it would be a problem for the user at times too.

BTW - Your quote prompted me to look for on. Sorry I couldn't do better, but my time is short right now. A different Burns was quoted as asking:

 "Gracie, did the maid ever drop you on your head when you were a baby?"
"Don't be silly, George, we couldn't afford a maid. My mother had to do it."(Gracie)

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George Somsel | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 26 2012 10:02 AM

Ron Corbett:

BTW - Your quote prompted me to look for on. Sorry I couldn't do better, but my time is short right now. A different Burns was quoted as asking:

 

 "Gracie, did the maid ever drop you on your head when you were a baby?"
"Don't be silly, George, we couldn't afford a maid. My mother had to do it."(Gracie)

Ha! Ha!  A good one—typical Burns & Allen repartee

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Ron Corbett | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 27 2012 4:01 AM

Glad you liked it :)

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