How does this Windows sale work?

January 2, 2017 at 11:11:46
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In a reply to a question here, melee5 provided a link to
an eBay page which also linked to a related item:

ORIGINAL WINDOWS 10 PRO 32 / 64BIT OEM GENUINE LICENSE
KEY - LIFETIME ACTIVATION
✔24/7 Worldwide Delivery✔ 7000+ Feedback✔Trusted Seller
Item condition: Brand New
Quantity: More than 10 available / 174 sold in 24 hours
Price: GBP 5.99
Approximately US $7.40

Are these legal? How does this work for everyone involved?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#1
January 2, 2017 at 11:17:44
I would not trust a Windows license on EBay. It could be faked, used already, part of an enterprise edition that will suddenly evaporate as soon as someone discovers that it was being sold, etc.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#2
January 2, 2017 at 11:36:31
You know what Windows costs. When offered it for less than a tenth of that price it doesn't take much imagination to conclude that something is wrong.

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#3
January 2, 2017 at 11:45:17
A bit farther down the page it says:

Free delivery in 2-4 days
7,879 sold
Item location: Manchester, United Kingdom
Ships to: Worldwide See exclusions
Delivery: Estimated between Wed. Jan. 4 and Fri. Jan. 6
Payments: PayPal Visa/MasterCard, Amex, Discover
Credit Cards processed by PayPal
Returns: 30 days, buyer pays return shipping | See details
Guarantee: ebay Money Back Guarantee | See details
Get the item you ordered or get your money back.
Covers your purchase price and original shipping.

Is that all lies? If not, I don't understand how it works.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#4
January 2, 2017 at 13:29:18
This is not for Software, it is for a Key only.

Further down:

LICENSE KEY FOR ONLY ONE COMPUTER and CAN BE REUSED ON THE SAME MACHINE


THIS IS AN ACTIVATION KEY WHICH MEANS YOU MUST HAVE WINDOWS 10 PRO INSTALLED IN ORDER

TO ACTIVATE WITH THIS KEY, IN OTHER WORDS, YOU NEED FRESH INSTALLATION.

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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#5
January 2, 2017 at 13:32:26
I think only the owner of that website would know what is true or not.

There is a saying, along the lines "If it seems too good to be true then it probably is".

EDIT:
I overlapped with above response. Makes me wonder where eBayers get MS keys from.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

message edited by Derek


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#6
January 2, 2017 at 18:52:48
If you want Windows 10 & have a valid key, you can download the ISO directly from Microsoft. Are the eBay keys valid? No way for knowing unless you buy one. Why bother when you can get them from free; you just have to know how to use Google.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/sof...


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