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Ebay - digital activation keys legality

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by Narcif, Feb 26, 2018.

  1. Narcif

    Narcif Newbie

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    So as you all know there are quite a lot of activation keys going around Ebay (Windows 7 Pro, Office Home and student ).

    These keys are OEM, which means they are taken off of old computers/motherboards and then resold ( at least that's what I know)

    Now I have a couple of questions :

    1.Do I have to be registered Microsoft Re-seller in order to sell those items without being taken down? (One of my listings was taken down for "Copyright Violation - Software licensing" while others are still doing fine )

    2. Why are some sellers allowed to sell these keys while I got my listing shut down ?

    It would mean a lot to me if someone that has experience in this field would shine some light into it because Iv'e started doing this and I really love it!

    Thanks so much in advance
     
  2. davids355

    davids355 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    I’m pretty sure that you are not allowed to sell MS licences like that.

    With the refurbisher program you can get cheap licences and add them to a refurbished machine but you can’t sell them on their own.

    To be honest though I don’t know how some ebay sellers get around that.
     
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  3. Narcif

    Narcif Newbie

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    Most big sellers are registered in Germany, ( Can't link to a seller ...)

    It might be that its related to the fact that they are registered in Germany and they have some different laws for OEM reselling