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Can i sell Microsoft Genuine Keys on EBay

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by cooldude1234, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. cooldude1234

    cooldude1234 Junior Member

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    Hello,

    I have a MSDN account and can generate Microsoft Genuine Product Keys for all versions of Windows, Office and Microsoft Apps.

    I just want to know, can i sell these keys on Ebay. Is it legal?

    Where can i sell these keys?

    Any help will be appreciated

    Thanking you
     
  2. dumdum4gumgum

    dumdum4gumgum Power Member

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    I dont see why not its allready being sold on ebay
     
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    uchiha.jain Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I have an MSDN account through my college too.. but As far as I know I don't think you can sell it.. you are not allowed to use it outside the place you are supposed to.. in my case my college.. Read the TOS.. there is something in it regarding this..

    you can try to sell them without saying they are MSDN keys but these keys are derived from a different series than the normal keys so some might know...
     
  4. cooldude1234

    cooldude1234 Junior Member

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    I tried selling a key and sold one perfectly. I then again created a listing and this time i created 2 listings, one for Office Pro 2007 and other for Office Ultimate 2007. I kept it for 3 days and after a day i get this email from ebay:

    Now what should i do, there are others selling the keys on ebay and have no problems. I earned $20 from my first sale and now that income has gone.

    Any suggestions where can i sell the key??

    Thanking you
     
  5. boondoggle

    boondoggle Registered Member

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    Ebay vero violation- Micosoft are possibly the most difficult of any brand to get around on ebay but it is possible with some trial and error.

    Question about using the "genuine" keys. Apparently it is possible to easily check if a version of windows installed on your computer is fake. Once a genuine key is used to turn a genuine trial version of windows to the full version, how easy would it be to see where the key came from and if it is a legal key?
    I ask this because I would like to buy some and sell them on with the promise of turning people's fake windows into genuine, legal versions for cheaper than buying the whole packages.
    If anyone knows about this i'd be very grateful for any advice
     
  6. guertin

    guertin Newbie Premium Member

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    hey,

    Please don't do that. it is big time copyrighting & crime
    If you do that you will deal with the FTC & FBI
    believe me !!!
     
  7. whghost

    whghost Junior Member

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    You can give me a copy :)
     
  8. cooldude1234

    cooldude1234 Junior Member

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    The keys do work. I had sold 2 keys on other forum, and this is what the buyer reviewed:

    Yes, it turns pirated versions of windows to genuine ones. But, my question is, where can i sell them since now Ebay is not an option for me.

    Thanking you
     
  9. boondoggle

    boondoggle Registered Member

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    Big time copyrighting, FTC, FBI- major crime! Get a grip- the very worst that would happen is the reseller would lose his MSDN license and get his Ebay account closed. It would have to be done on a huge scale with repeated warnings before the FBI were slightly interested, and since the keys are generated by a licensed reseller it is most likely only a civil matter.
     
  10. MrSmith

    MrSmith Newbie

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    Civil matter is a long and costly procedure too if you live in the US. Have fun for 20 bucks..You end up bankrupting yourself (worst case scenario)
     
  11. queenrockz

    queenrockz Registered Member

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    Read TOS first and I think you couldn't sell it becuse only microsoft who has authority to sell...
     
  12. boondoggle

    boondoggle Registered Member

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    In USA maybe, even then I doubt Microsoft would bother with it. The amount of bootleg MS software which is produced in China and shipped to USA everyday is likely much higher up their list.
     
  13. listenloud

    listenloud Registered Member

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    I have a ton of MSDN accounts and was wondering the same thing. Would people get in trouble for selling these keys?
     
  14. naomy

    naomy Regular Member

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    you can give me win 7 key :)
     
  15. oneandonlysunny

    oneandonlysunny Newbie

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    U can't sale

    simple

    it genuine buy illegal