iWork... to buy or not to buy?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by aixporter, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. macrumors member


    Feb 21, 2009
    Ok, so I've come across a bit of a dilemma. I purchased a set of iWork '09 from the Apple Store almost 2 years ago and I've since lost the CD itself. Luckily, I saved the CD KEY somewhere in a text file on my USB key.

    So now, I'm contemplating on either downloading a copy of the .dmg somewhere on BT (i'm not too fond of this) or re-purchasing the entire iWork set on the Mac App Store (that would cost me another 60 bucks)........

    I do use the Pages and Numbers a lot for work, so maybe I won't have to purchase Keynote.

    Any how, what do you guys think? Should I buy the apps again from the App Store? I'm worried that if I buy now and Apple releases an iWork '13, I would have to buy it all over again.
  2. macrumors member

    Apr 16, 2011
    The best solution would be "don't buy it until you need it". Probably you won't need it at all.
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2007
    no cars, only boats
    Exactly, hold tight a buy next release
  4. macrumors regular

    Jan 4, 2011
    if you are using something a lot then its worth the money if you aren't using something a lot then its a waste of money only you can decided if its going to be a worth while investment or a waste of money

    Me personally now because i have wasted money in the past i never waste money no more because its getting harder to come by so i only buy things that i can honestly say that i am going to use that i will get my money worth out of that product.

    There no a lot point of buying something if you aren't going to use it

    It doesn't really matter if they bring out another iWork because of the features that they bring out half the people wouldn't use them

    If you own a business then it would be maybe worth the investment because of the features if you just want to do spread sheets and word documents i'am sure you would be fine just using the iWork that you already thinking about downloading off the mac app store
  5. macrumors 6502a


    May 9, 2005
    somewhere outside your window...
    If there is a next release! :(
  6. thread starter macrumors member


    Feb 21, 2009
    Thanks for the responses.

    Considering I use Pages and Numbers on a regular basis, I went ahead and forked over the $40.. boy the app stores makes money.
  7. macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2009
    Down the rabbit hole
    Hey, you need it for work. What are you supposed to do? Save the receipt and write it off.
  8. JD92, Nov 14, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2013

    macrumors 6502a


    Apr 14, 2005

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