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Old 01-01-2012, 12:43 PM
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A company I work with says he can get genuine MS Windows 7 Keys for about 10 - 15. He says they come straight from Microsoft in America and is reselling them on his website. He has offered me a bulk deal. A local Computer shop is also getting them from him and has been selling them to customers for a while. Can this be true? Anyone any experience of this?

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Old 01-01-2012, 01:27 PM
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Sorry but I don't think that is legit, licences for that kind of price just can't be kosher. Best thing would be to contact MS and verify it with them. Personally I wouldn't risk it.
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Old 01-01-2012, 02:32 PM
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Sorry but I don't think that is legit, licences for that kind of price just can't be kosher. Best thing would be to contact MS and verify it with them. Personally I wouldn't risk it.
This tbh. 15 is extremely cheap.
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Call microsoft and ask them
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+1 to this. Microsoft holds a monopoly. So why would they offer a deep discount if there is no (perceived) alternative? In fact, if a competitor is getting them and reselling... you might wanna pass along that info to Microsoft, and law enforcement, if your business ethics allow it.
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Old 01-01-2012, 03:04 PM
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I guess they are just selling corporate OEM keys. Completely illegal and the computer shop selling them can get into serious trouble for it.
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What is the website?
Are they Retail licences?

Microsoft do offer deep discounts to certain consumers. They engage in differential pricing - different groups of consumers pay different prices.
For example students, and people on low incomes buying refurbished PCs from a Microsoft Registered Refurbisher, often get good discounts.

Schools and universities may get a good deal since Microsoft are afraid of losing the upcoming generation to Linux.
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I guess they are just selling corporate OEM keys. Completely illegal and the computer shop selling them can get into serious trouble for it.
I wonder how John O'Connor is doing.
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Old 01-01-2012, 03:22 PM
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I wonder how John O'Connor is doing.
Who is that?

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Old 01-01-2012, 04:03 PM
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I think that was his name. He'd been around for a few months before he started touting his software license sales site. Let's just say the prices were too good to be true.
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