Can I sell my physical copy of iWork '09?

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  1. ccf macrumors regular

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    My wife got me a 27" iMac for Christmas & I love it. That said, she also got iWork '09, but I simply don't use it (& honestly, don't want to learn the differences between it & MO). I'd like to sell my copy for whatever I can get & buy MO.

    I'm going to get MO either way, but I'm kind of frugal in a sense that I don't like owning things I never use if there's a market for it. First of all, is this even legal (for me to sell it)?

    I realize this may be a very dumb question, LOL, but I'm curious. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. benhollberg macrumors 68020

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    If it is unopened then return it to the Apple store and get your money back. If it is opened and used then you can't sell it. iWork comes with one license unless you get the family pack.
     
  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    If you don't have it installed, then yes, you can sell it.
     
  4. ccf thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, guys.

    I've opened it & installed it. That's why I thought it might be a dumb question. :) Obviously, it's not a big deal, but any recourse at all or does it just go unused?
     
  5. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Why not uninstall it if you aren't going to use it?
     
  6. vincenz macrumors 601

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    I don't see why not. There are much more questionable things sold everyday.
     
  7. ccf thread starter macrumors regular

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  8. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Yes that would be fine, legally and ethically.
     
  9. ccf thread starter macrumors regular

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    Awesome. That's what I was looking to accomplish. Thanks.

    I appreciate all the replies, everybody. :thumbsup:
     
  10. benhollberg macrumors 68020

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    I don't believe this is true, once a license is used you cannot use if again, legally. Since iWork doesn't use keys or something you can install it on many computers but it is illegal. I don't think just uninstalling if makes it free to the market again.
     
  11. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    As a software developer I fundamentally disagree. Many software companies agree with me. For example Adobe.
     
  12. OllyW Moderator

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    You can sell second hand Apple software as long as it's uninstalled. I recently bought Logic Express from a major UK high street retailer which specialises in used tech gear and they only sell legit stuff.

    This is from the legal page for Logic Studio...

    There are also similar conditions for iWork

    http://images.apple.com/legal/sla/docs/iwork09.pdf
     
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