Do retailers suspend keys on lost items (lost on delivery)?

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  1. TheSkaffer

    TheSkaffer MDL Member

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    So I cleaned up the home a bit today and moved around some furniture that had not been moved in a few years. Lots of dust...

    Suddenly I see this package from one of the mayor web shops and pick it up. It is my assumed lost order of W7 Pro over a year ago. I never saw it in the mail, reported it as missing and got a replacement sent out. Somehow it got misplaced by a member of my family and all forgotten about. :eek:

    Hokay, suddenly I have another legit license. Or do I?
    Do retailers (large ones like Newegg, Amazon and those) keep track of sent out licenses and keys and report them to M$ to suspend them?
     
  2. LQQL

    LQQL MDL Addicted

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    Hopefully..
     
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  3. TheSkaffer

    TheSkaffer MDL Member

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    Please elaborate...
     
  4. venu

    venu MDL Addicted

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    I doubt the shopkeepers would go to that extent, for them its just a good, I dont see them having sleepless nights over lost product keys. All retailers account for a certain percent inventory loss anyways, so its all routine for them.
     
  5. Zeratul

    Zeratul MDL Junior Member

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    well, they dont open the box with the key do they? so there's no way for them to know what key is sent to whom. so they wouldnt know which key to void.
     
  6. vdl68

    vdl68 MDL Junior Member

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    This forum is getting funny every day with post like that...lol... Oh really you did not recived that package we sent you? Come on.. come back the real word... how will the "web shop" people know the keys or care to know the key? Did you mean wet back?? lol....just playing... hahhah...
     
  7. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    TheSkaffer, use your brain for a moment, think hard, and only THEN ask such silly question.
    If you are 10 year old then the question is OK, anything more...

    sebus
     
  8. vdl68

    vdl68 MDL Junior Member

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    Also it's has not been a year Win 7 was released to retail. 22Oct09. lol..... I guess you forgot the date ;)
     
  9. tcntad

    tcntad MDL Guru

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    Pre-ordered copy?
     
  10. TheSkaffer

    TheSkaffer MDL Member

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    1. @ vdl68: It was a preorder. Such things exist, you know. Some places launched pre-orders for W7 even in june 2009. Check your facts, ey?
    2. @ others: There are bar codes all over the packages. Those bar codes could relate to a register of shipped licenses.

    Anyhow your answers seem to indicate i should not need to be worried about this.
    And since I am so stupid, I could just have checked upon a new setup and try that key vs WU or WGA. You bright guys forgot to suggest that.
     
  11. jabberwocky

    jabberwocky MDL Member

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    the shop just sells the software ,the key is inside the sealed box and no way for them to know ,you will be ok to register it .
     
  12. vdl68

    vdl68 MDL Junior Member

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    This guy is full of it... Using acronym to sound smart. What does Window Update has to do with you "LOST KEY" lol... also most place to ask the shipper to track the "SO CALL LOST PACKAGE" before they will issue a replacement
     
  13. DARKOR04

    DARKOR04 MDL Tester/Developer

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    I don't think they will suspend the Product Key as they DO NOT open the package. But once I order a Software and reported as lost after a month waiting for it and they make a tracking and deny me to resend it, cause they track packages and the system reported as delivered. after a time pass I ask my aunt if she have seen the mail truck, and she tell me that she received the package and forget to tell me. thats the reason maybe i don't believe you sorry! ;)
     
  14. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    Its still valid...Certainly if not yet used..

    Does it really seem worth all the argument??? I think not...
     
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  15. RawData

    RawData MDL Member

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    You nailed it.

    The next step?:
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  16. trolltamer2

    trolltamer2 MDL Junior Member

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    I was going to ask how often you dust/hoover/tidy! so i would of missed the just try it and see option too ;0) lol