Pre-Pub versus Academic Pricing

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Robert Wazlavek | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Jun 15 2012 7:47 AM

Anyone ever buy something on pre-pub that was almost retail, only to discover it would have been cheaper with Academic Pricing had you waited for it to come out?  Or has anyone ever experienced anything similar to this?

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fgh | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 15 2012 8:19 AM

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Robert Wazlavek | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 15 2012 8:22 AM

Cool, thanks.

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Kent Hendricks | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 15 2012 9:00 AM

Robert Wazlavek:

Anyone ever buy something on pre-pub that was almost retail, only to discover it would have been cheaper with Academic Pricing had you waited for it to come out?  Or has anyone ever experienced anything similar to this?

Robert,

Academic prices give you an amazing deal, but they're still higher than Pre-Pub prices. It's not in your best interest to wait.

Kent

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Todd Phillips | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 15 2012 9:18 AM

Kent Hendricks:

Robert,

Academic prices give you an amazing deal, but they're still higher than Pre-Pub prices. It's not in your best interest to wait.

Kent

Kent, isn't it true that not all prepubs are discounted (I'm thinking of certain Baker and Zondervan items)?  In that case it would be best to wait.

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 15 2012 9:32 AM

Robert Wazlavek:

Anyone ever buy something on pre-pub that was almost retail, only to discover it would have been cheaper with Academic Pricing had you waited for it to come out?  Or has anyone ever experienced anything similar to this?

In my experience the academic price is the same as the pre-pub price. In fact, I just checked my last 40 prepub orders, and in most cases the current academic price matches what I paid on prepub. I'm aware of six occasions when the academic price rose from the initial prepub price (Gottingen Septuagint from $300 to $350, NAC Hebrews $19.95 to $21.95, Studies in the DSS from $149.95 to $159.95, Eerdmans Biblical Resources from $199.95 to $219.95, Anchor Yale Reference $549.95 to $599.95, and the EEC $699.95 to $749.95). Only only of my prepubs dropped in price (NT Discourse Grammar Video, $92.95 to $89.95).

So buying pre-pub saved me $180 over buying academic, or an average of $4.50 per purchase.

My advice would therefore be that if you can afford it, get it at prepub, but if you're struggling to afford it then wait, as it's very likely that you'll be able to get it for the same price later under academic pricing.

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Kent Hendricks | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 15 2012 10:12 AM

Todd Phillips:

Kent Hendricks:

Robert,

Academic prices give you an amazing deal, but they're still higher than Pre-Pub prices. It's not in your best interest to wait.

Kent

Kent, isn't it true that not all prepubs are discounted (I'm thinking of certain Baker and Zondervan items)?  In that case it would be best to wait.

Todd, for a few of the Baker and Zondervan Pre-Pubs, the prices were the same, but that's certainly the rare exception, not the rule.

The recently-posted Baker Pre-Pubs are 40% off on Pre-Pub; these prices will be going up.

 

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Robert Wazlavek | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 15 2012 10:50 AM

Thanks everybody for your thoughts.

Mark Barnes:

In my experience the academic price is the same as the pre-pub price. In fact, I just checked my last 40 prepub orders, and in most cases the current academic price matches what I paid on prepub. I'm aware of six occasions when the academic price rose from the initial prepub price (Gottingen Septuagint from $300 to $350, NAC Hebrews $19.95 to $21.95, Studies in the DSS from $149.95 to $159.95, Eerdmans Biblical Resources from $199.95 to $219.95, Anchor Yale Reference $549.95 to $599.95, and the EEC $699.95 to $749.95). Only only of my prepubs dropped in price (NT Discourse Grammar Video, $92.95 to $89.95).

So buying pre-pub saved me $180 over buying academic, or an average of $4.50 per purchase.

My advice would therefore be that if you can afford it, get it at prepub, but if you're struggling to afford it then wait, as it's very likely that you'll be able to get it for the same price later under academic pricing.

This is very good to know.  Thanks Mark.

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fgh | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 15 2012 11:46 AM

Mark Barnes:
Anchor Yale Reference $549.95 to $599.95

That one actually rose during prepub.

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 15 2012 12:04 PM

fgh:

Mark Barnes:
Anchor Yale Reference $549.95 to $599.95

That one actually rose during prepub.

So did Gottingen. Perhaps the academic price is equal to the highest pre-pub price.

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Hapax Legomena | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 15 2012 12:05 PM

fgh:

Mark Barnes:
Anchor Yale Reference $549.95 to $599.95

That one actually rose during prepub.

Pre-pub for AYRL started at $499.95!

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 15 2012 12:09 PM

Hapax Legomena:
Pre-pub for AYRL started at $499.95!

You're right. I must have dithered!

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