Cheapest way of legally purchasing iwork 09?

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  1. ontrack31 macrumors member

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    Hi all

    Do you have any idea where I can get the iwork 09 suite for a good low price, please? I live in the UK.

    Thank you
     
  2. Jon P D macrumors newbie

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    Nowhere, sorry those two statements don't go together.
     
  3. ontrack31 thread starter macrumors member

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    You think you're funny, don't you? :cool: :p
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I see some listed on eBay UK that don't look too bad. Amazon UK looks like kind of a gouge. :eek:
     
  5. Tankmaze macrumors 68000

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    Itunes gift cards, not sure about the uk
    But best buy usually offers 20% discount on gift cards and can easily use it in the mac app store.
     
  6. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    iWork 09 is no longer sold by Apple, so iTunes gift cards won't help.
     
  7. ontrack31 thread starter macrumors member

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    You what? What is it doing in the App store then? :p
     
  8. throAU macrumors 601

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    The individual apps are. iWork isn't, last i checked.
     
  9. Jon P D macrumors newbie

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    I always wondered...is there any benefit or disadvantage from buying "iWork" than the 3 office apps separately on the app store?
     
  10. throAU macrumors 601

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    Nope.

    And for most people, keynote is pretty pointless, so it is cheaper to just get numbers and pages.
     
  11. alexroet macrumors newbie

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    why is keynote pointless? you mean compared to powerpoint? if that's the case, then aren't pages and numbers just as pointless?
     
  12. throAU macrumors 601

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    For most people, powerpoint is pointless as well.


    Unless your job involves doing presentations via slides in front of an audience, you don't need a program like keynote or powerpoint.

    If you need that, fine. But most people don't.... A word processor and spreadsheet is far more commonly needed though.
     
  13. wgnoyes macrumors 6502

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    Keynote, Pages, and Numbers put together IS iWork.

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    Pointless?! Keynote beats powerpoint like a drum all day long!

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    Aren't keynote, pages, and numbers available in the app store for $19.99? (Whatever that converts to in pounds.) That seems like a good low price to me!
     
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    Mac app sore is nice because you can buy each one individually
     
  15. throAU macrumors 601

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    That was my point.

    I bought iWork, pre app store.

    All i use is numbers, but i paid for keynote and pages as well.


    I'd much rather be able to buy each app if and when i need it.
     
  16. iGrip macrumors 68000

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    Your best bet is to give your money directly to Apple. Cut out the middleman, and allow Apple to get all of the profits from its hard work. Anything else is cheating Apple, when they are the ones who you should be supporting.
     
  17. SirChurchill macrumors newbie

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    Agreed
     
  18. TC400 macrumors 6502a

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    I agree. For example I bought pages for my iPad thats all I need for right now.
     
  19. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Op buy the App Store version it's updated for free like most apps.
     
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    "Pretty pointless" !!! that statement says far more about the original post than the actual software.

    I have used Keynote for all sorts of projects, few of which were actually normal presentations. It has a multitude of uses and ties in really great with MAC apps such as iPhoto and iTunes. I have used it for Photo Shows, Booklet Production, Print Layout, Special Effects, PDF production and Movies. Its always worth watching Apple's own videos of their software to get you imagination going.

    I have iLife 08 but when the Apps started selling separately I just went for the latest versions of Keynote and Pages through the App Store. I didn't find Numbers as intuitive as I expected so kept the 08 version. I don't use spreadsheets that much so often I just prefer to use Openoffice when I need to do any spreadsheet work. I suppose I could use their Word Processor as well but have spent a lot of time using Pages to produce fully featured documents, so will stick with it.
     
  22. ditzy macrumors 68000

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    What you obviously mean is 'I have no need for keynote, so if you use iWork the way I do, don't buy keynote.'
    I use pages and keynote all the time. Keynote more than pages. I never use numbers. Use cases vary.
     
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  25. Kebabselector macrumors 68030

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    I'd say if you want it cheaper keep looking at HotUKdeals website as occasionally iTunes* vouchers come up from different retailers with varying discounts.

    (like this one http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/25-itunes-card-for-20-superdrug-1331572)

    * I assume you can use iTunes gift cards for app purchases.
     

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