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Selling OS Keys from Bottom of Laptops and Desktops

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by Hollister, May 6, 2011.

  1. Hollister

    Hollister Newbie

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    I remember selling those product keys stripped from old laptops and desktops a few years ago. The rule was, you had to sell it with a computer component so people were selling them with hard drive cables and such.

    Looking on eBay now, I no longer see those auctions. Is it against TOS now? :confused:
     
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    dont understand why you must send with computer component? why dont send only code through email?
     
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    last week ive seen many listing with windows 7 ultimate key(only key no box), but since 3 days ago all that listing gone..

    dont play with microsoft i think they pay ebay much money.. more than their fees
     
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    The codes are OEM licenses which mean that legally they die when the computer case they are attached to dies.
     
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    The only way to see if this method is dead is to try it for yourself. It only takes a couple minutes to set up a test run; give it a try, you may be surprised.
     
  6. Hollister

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    Thanks for the input, everyone. I found several auctions so I guess it's still legal. I was search for Product Key previously, but I found several stickers doing a search for COA windows key. They usually have something in the description saying:

    "The winner of the auction will receive the COA sticker with a piece of hardware per Ebay policy."