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  1.    01 Aug 2017 #1
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    Unlimited Office Professional Plus 2016 for 4$?


    I saw a seller on eBay who sells this software saying it's uninstalled from scrap PC's, and sold for about 4$, what do you think? Is it legit? Should I give it a try?
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  2.    01 Aug 2017 #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by mibaup View Post
    I saw a seller on eBay who sells this software saying it's uninstalled from scrap PC's, and sold for about 4$, what do you think? Is it legit? Should I give it a try?
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    Definitely a scam and it is bullshit about legally selling OEM licences in EU. Only Germany allows some latitude in that area, and even then it does not apply all the time.

    Of course at the price, you are hardly taking a bit risk but do not be surprised if it does not work or MS detect a dodgy licence and block it.
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  3.    01 Aug 2017 #3

    Quote Originally Posted by cereberus View Post
    Definitely a scam and it is bullshit about legally selling OEM licences in EU. Only Germany allows some latitude in that area, and even then it does not apply all the time.

    Of course at the price, you are hardly taking a bit risk but do not be surprised if it does not work or MS detect a dodgy licence and block it.
    Agreed.. the key is deeply embedded in O2016... impossible to transfer - they are selling the installation key.
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  4.    01 Aug 2017 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Agreed.. the key is deeply embedded in O2016... impossible to transfer - they are selling the installation key.
    Hi C,

    Not sure what you mean by this?

    cheers

    M.
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  5.    02 Aug 2017 #5

    Quote Originally Posted by cereberus View Post
    Hi C,

    Not sure what you mean by this?

    cheers

    M.
    What I mean M, is that with the latest iteration of Office the key can't be retrieved from a scrapped PC.
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  6.    02 Aug 2017 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    What I mean M, is that with the latest iteration of Office the key can't be retrieved from a scrapped PC.
    I get that - not sure what you meant by installation key?
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  7.    02 Aug 2017 #7

    It's semantics but all MS registered products require a key for installation - during installation it uses a default if another is not specified.

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  8.    07 Aug 2017 #8
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    Thanks,
    Btw, he says he is also sending the broken motherboard from which the OEM key was taken, so perhaps then it's legal?
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  9.    07 Aug 2017 #9

    Quote Originally Posted by mibaup View Post
    Thanks,
    Btw, he says he is also sending the broken motherboard from which the OEM key was taken, so perhaps then it's legal?
    I'm not sure what the MB or OEM key has to do with an Office key? but when you get the key check what type it is... MAK, GVLK or Retail...
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  10.    07 Aug 2017 #10
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    Be willing to accept that your software may work for awhile and will then potentially stop working.

    Instead, I recommend Office 365. Either $69 or $99 a year and you get 1TB or 5TB of cloud storage space with it.
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