Are you going to buy the MacHeist bundle?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by wako, Dec 11, 2006.

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Will you buy the MacHeist bundle?

  1. Yes

    38 vote(s)
    35.8%
  2. No

    68 vote(s)
    64.2%
  1. wako macrumors 65816

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    #1
    Im really thinking about it. However the only programs that I actually really want are Disco, ShapeShifter, and JUST MAYBE NewsFire.

    The other programs are pretty much useless to me. NewsFire wont even come unless roughly 5000+ people buy the bundle by the end of the week. Luckily I have been keeping up with the heist each week, so I have a 10 dollar discount as of now. But... should I buy the heist?


    Are you guys going to?
     
  2. raptor96 macrumors regular

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    #2
    Beat me to it.

    Man I was going to ask this as well.

    Honestly the programs don't seem that compelling as you said save Delicious Library, Shapeshifter and iClip 4...and the reusability of Shapeshifter seems low. So I'm not sure. OTOH $39 seems reasonable for the number of programs you're getting. And I think it seems likely that they'll reach 50k (maybe not 100k) so NewsFire seems useful too (considering I'd like to use RSS I just haven't). That said, as a poor college student :)cool: ) I dunno if $39 really is all that reasonable...So like you, I'm on the fence. I guess I'll see how the week plays out (maybe I'll buy it as a treat to myself if I do well on finals).
     
  3. raptor96 macrumors regular

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    Hmm...according to some posts on several forums it would seem likely that price is also set to go up in a few days...if that's true then now would be the time to decide and additionally to buy. Hope that helps anyone on the fence but leaning towards buying. Ciao!
     
  4. Doctor Q Administrator

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    #4
    I'm getting it. I don't need all of the apps, but some look fun, maybe even useful.
     
  5. wako thread starter macrumors 65816

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    BLAH!


    I just read that there WONT be a 2 dollar discount for the 6th heist... and the possibility of the price going up? I guess Ill just get it...


    Man, I really was hoping the bundle was going to have AppZapper. :'(
     
  6. aLoC macrumors 6502a

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    If TextMate wasn't conditional I'd buy it.

    Meh... I think I just bite the bullet and buy TextMate by itself from it's own site.
     
  7. DavidLeblond macrumors 68020

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    #7
    Textmate is worth the bundle alone if it gets up to $100k.

    Unfortunately, I already have it.

    Not much interest in the other apps.
     
  8. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    #8
    I'm thinking about it, just because it's such a great deal...but I wouldn't use all of the apps, and the ones I would use, I wouldn't use all that often. So, basically, I'd just be buying them because they are "on sale."
     
  9. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I think it's a great idea, but I don't plan on getting it. Like others, I only really even vaguely want two apps (Disco and Rapidweaver for me). But I use Burn / Disk Util / Finder / iTunes happily enough, and I have iWeb and don't even use it... so I don't really think I'll bother. Sowwies! :(
     
  10. gallagb macrumors 6502

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  11. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    #11
    I already have Delicious Library and iClip (both great apps).
     
  12. njmac macrumors 68000

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    If I didn't already have Rapidweaver and Delicious Library, I would buy it.
     
  13. somevelvet macrumors member

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    is newsfire significantly better than netnewswire (lite)?
     
  14. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    Should there be a third poll option - "I've never heard of the MacHeist Bundle"? :)
     
  15. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Perhaps, but there's an easy cure for that problem, and then you'd have a more informed opinion.
     
  16. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    "informed"? hehe

    Not really - my response is still "no" after checking it out. :D
     
  17. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    if you've checked it out, then you've heard of it.

    i'm not buying. i don't have a need for most of those apps and the ones i do i've found i can live without or have found a useable substitute.
     
  18. Blackheart macrumors 6502a

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    #18
    I'll buy the bundle iff TextMate is included.
     
  19. tominated macrumors 68000

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    w00t! what a deal! hell i'll buy it! i mean, you basically pay for delicious library and get 7 other apps for $5!
     
  20. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    I bought it for Rapidweaver but most of the applications seem at least somewhat useful, though I won't use Shapeshifter or NewsFire.

    iClip could be useful during a project and TextMate would really be useful but I have the feeling that they won't sell enough of the bundle in time to give licences away.

    I noticed that MacUpdate is running daily specials since MacHeist started. Maybe, shareware developers will finally get some monetary recognition.

    Over halfway ($28,610 raised) to NewsFire being included but still a bit away from TextMate. However, there are 5 days remaining.
     
  21. Antares macrumors 68000

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    #21
    Is there a link? I'm not sure what any of this is....
     
  22. tominated macrumors 68000

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    on the macrumors home page, where the mac deals bit is, you'll see an animated gif with icons appearing and saying mac heist. click on that
     
  23. Sawtoothdude macrumors regular

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    I really only like Shapeshifter so I see no point in buying this bundle.
     
  24. Doctor Q Administrator

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    #24
    Or head directly to MacHeist.
     
  25. iJUNKY macrumors member

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    #25
    delicious library is uber-cool. i went for the bundle and in the process of digitalising my dvd and print collections.
     

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