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I have seen Windows XP Home Full version on Ebay. The prices are around
75.00. How can I know I am getting a legitimate copy? It says "MICROSOFT
WINDOWS XP HOME FULL NEW WITH LEGAL COA SP2." Is this a good purchase, or am
I asking for trouble? Are there any questions I can ask the seller that would
lead me to knowing what type I am getting?
Thanks
 
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River_Rat

More than likely an OEM version, 99% of the copies for sale on eBay are
legit and legal, I have bought several just read the description good and
watch out for outrages shipping charges.

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I have seen Windows XP Home Full version on Ebay. The prices are around
75.00. How can I know I am getting a legitimate copy? It says "MICROSOFT
WINDOWS XP HOME FULL NEW WITH LEGAL COA SP2." Is this a good purchase, or am
I asking for trouble? Are there any questions I can ask the seller that
would
lead me to knowing what type I am getting?
Thanks
 
M

Miss Perspicacia Tick

River_Rat said:
More than likely an OEM version, 99% of the copies for sale on eBay
are legit and legal, I have bought several just read the description
good and watch out for outrages shipping charges.


"99% are legit and legal"?! Sorry to pee in your pudding but I can assure
you for every 1 legal licence there are 10 or more illegal - illegal must
outweigh legal by at least 10:1.
 
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Vagabond Software

Scott said:
I have seen Windows XP Home Full version on Ebay. The prices are around
75.00. How can I know I am getting a legitimate copy? It says "MICROSOFT
WINDOWS XP HOME FULL NEW WITH LEGAL COA SP2." Is this a good purchase, or am
I asking for trouble? Are there any questions I can ask the seller that would
lead me to knowing what type I am getting?
Thanks

When buying software from Ebay, you have to watch out for the Academic Pricing in small print in the description. However, anyone charging you $75 or more for Windows XP Home Edition is probably selling you a perfectly legal and legitimate OEM version of Windows XP.

I always stick to the folks that have the "Buy It Now" option.

carl
 
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River_Rat

<<"99% are legit and legal"?! Sorry to pee in your pudding but I can assure
you for every 1 legal license there are 10 or more illegal - illegal must
outweigh legal by at least 10:1.>>

You can't pee in my pudding TALK is cheap offer up some proof give me a
link, legal & legit may not be 99% but I bet it is close.
Illegal to legal = 10:1 that's odd I have bought more then 10 (and I can
prove it) so 9 of them must be illegal. Hologram disk, COA and all must be
illegal.

I'll be waiting on the link.
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Good Day
River Rat




River_Rat said:
More than likely an OEM version, 99% of the copies for sale on eBay
are legit and legal, I have bought several just read the description
good and watch out for outrages shipping charges.


"99% are legit and legal"?! Sorry to pee in your pudding but I can assure
you for every 1 legal licence there are 10 or more illegal - illegal must
outweigh legal by at least 10:1.
 
M

Miss Perspicacia Tick

River_Rat said:
<<"99% are legit and legal"?! Sorry to pee in your pudding but I can
assure you for every 1 legal license there are 10 or more illegal -
illegal must outweigh legal by at least 10:1.>>

You can't pee in my pudding TALK is cheap offer up some proof give me
a link, legal & legit may not be 99% but I bet it is close.
Illegal to legal = 10:1 that's odd I have bought more then 10 (and I
can prove it) so 9 of them must be illegal. Hologram disk, COA and
all must be illegal.

I'll be waiting on the link.

You have a very funny idea of what 'legal' is then. I don't need to give you
a link - of the 275 Buy It Now Windows XP auctions on eBay.co.uk only 20 can
be defined as 100% legal - and by that I mean retail boxed full licences or
upgrades. Search for yourself.

Not legal: -

1) Generic OEM being sold without an item of *NON* peripheral hardware
2) Branded OEM being sold without the original system.
3) Volume/Open licence - it is illegal to sell these as they do not come
with a licence key
4) Those sold without a COA - may fall into the same category as 3).

I do my homework - I know what's legal and what isn't.

By the way, an OEM licence comes with a holographic disc and a COA *BUT*
unless it is supplied with an item of *NON* peripheral hardware - IT IS NOT
LEGAL!! If it was originally sold with a system, and the system isn't
included - IT IS NOT LEGAL!! All licences that fit in the categories listed
above may not be offered for sale on eBay.
 
B

Bruce Chambers

Scott said:
I have seen Windows XP Home Full version on Ebay. The prices are around
75.00. How can I know I am getting a legitimate copy? It says "MICROSOFT
WINDOWS XP HOME FULL NEW WITH LEGAL COA SP2." Is this a good purchase, or am
I asking for trouble? Are there any questions I can ask the seller that would
lead me to knowing what type I am getting?
Thanks



The price is suspiciously low for an full retail copy, which would list
at $199.00. This may be an OEM License, in which case the odds against
it's being legitimate are even higher.

If you're shopping someplace on-line like eBay, there's often no
telling what you're buying until it's too late. Be very careful buying
any software on eBay, as eBay makes no prior effort to ensure that such
sales are legitimate; they react only after someone been ripped off and
files a complaint.


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Bruce Chambers

Sleepless said:
Santa should know that OEM versions don't come in boxes. Bad Santa!!

Maybe Santa already knows that any OEM CDs for sale on eBay aren't very
likely to be legitimate, at all.

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River_Rat

<<You have a very funny idea of what 'legal' is then. I don't need to give
you
a link - of the 275 Buy It Now Windows XP auctions on eBay.co.uk only 20 can
be defined as 100% legal - and by that I mean retail boxed full licenses or
upgrades. Search for yourself.>>

OK Thanks.

Do you really think MS would put up with this if you were so correct.
Google a fence for pirated software.

Every piece of OEM software I purchased come with Hologram disk, COA & a
piece of hardware and every upgrade copy I purchased came in the box and
wrapped in plastic, just like they got down here at Sam's Club.
I can go down here to the local puter shop and buy a wrapped copy of OEM
software as long as I buy a piece of hardware too.

<<I do my homework - I know what's legal and what isn't.>>

Well if you do then it shouldn't be hard to supply some info. on MS's legal
action against Google for supply a place for 250 out of 275 copies of
illegal software to be sold.

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River Rat




River_Rat said:
<<"99% are legit and legal"?! Sorry to pee in your pudding but I can
assure you for every 1 legal license there are 10 or more illegal -
illegal must outweigh legal by at least 10:1.>>

You can't pee in my pudding TALK is cheap offer up some proof give me
a link, legal & legit may not be 99% but I bet it is close.
Illegal to legal = 10:1 that's odd I have bought more then 10 (and I
can prove it) so 9 of them must be illegal. Hologram disk, COA and
all must be illegal.

I'll be waiting on the link.

You have a very funny idea of what 'legal' is then. I don't need to give you
a link - of the 275 Buy It Now Windows XP auctions on eBay.co.uk only 20 can
be defined as 100% legal - and by that I mean retail boxed full licences or
upgrades. Search for yourself.

Not legal: -

1) Generic OEM being sold without an item of *NON* peripheral hardware
2) Branded OEM being sold without the original system.
3) Volume/Open licence - it is illegal to sell these as they do not come
with a licence key
4) Those sold without a COA - may fall into the same category as 3).

I do my homework - I know what's legal and what isn't.

By the way, an OEM licence comes with a holographic disc and a COA *BUT*
unless it is supplied with an item of *NON* peripheral hardware - IT IS NOT
LEGAL!! If it was originally sold with a system, and the system isn't
included - IT IS NOT LEGAL!! All licences that fit in the categories listed
above may not be offered for sale on eBay.
 
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River_Rat

Correction
I said Google when I meant eBay, I guess I had google on the brain for I did
so much searching to find something to prove one of us wrong and didn't find
a thing..:)

O-Well it doesn't really matter anyway, you know what everyone says about
opinions.

Sorry for the confusion!!!!! ...:)

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River Rat





<<You have a very funny idea of what 'legal' is then. I don't need to give
you
a link - of the 275 Buy It Now Windows XP auctions on eBay.co.uk only 20 can
be defined as 100% legal - and by that I mean retail boxed full licenses or
upgrades. Search for yourself.>>

OK Thanks.

Do you really think MS would put up with this if you were so correct.
Google a fence for pirated software.

Every piece of OEM software I purchased come with Hologram disk, COA & a
piece of hardware and every upgrade copy I purchased came in the box and
wrapped in plastic, just like they got down here at Sam's Club.
I can go down here to the local puter shop and buy a wrapped copy of OEM
software as long as I buy a piece of hardware too.

<<I do my homework - I know what's legal and what isn't.>>

Well if you do then it shouldn't be hard to supply some info. on MS's legal
action against Google for supply a place for 250 out of 275 copies of
illegal software to be sold.

--
Good Day
River Rat




River_Rat said:
<<"99% are legit and legal"?! Sorry to pee in your pudding but I can
assure you for every 1 legal license there are 10 or more illegal -
illegal must outweigh legal by at least 10:1.>>

You can't pee in my pudding TALK is cheap offer up some proof give me
a link, legal & legit may not be 99% but I bet it is close.
Illegal to legal = 10:1 that's odd I have bought more then 10 (and I
can prove it) so 9 of them must be illegal. Hologram disk, COA and
all must be illegal.

I'll be waiting on the link.

You have a very funny idea of what 'legal' is then. I don't need to give you
a link - of the 275 Buy It Now Windows XP auctions on eBay.co.uk only 20 can
be defined as 100% legal - and by that I mean retail boxed full licences or
upgrades. Search for yourself.

Not legal: -

1) Generic OEM being sold without an item of *NON* peripheral hardware
2) Branded OEM being sold without the original system.
3) Volume/Open licence - it is illegal to sell these as they do not come
with a licence key
4) Those sold without a COA - may fall into the same category as 3).

I do my homework - I know what's legal and what isn't.

By the way, an OEM licence comes with a holographic disc and a COA *BUT*
unless it is supplied with an item of *NON* peripheral hardware - IT IS NOT
LEGAL!! If it was originally sold with a system, and the system isn't
included - IT IS NOT LEGAL!! All licences that fit in the categories listed
above may not be offered for sale on eBay.
 

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