Selling COA Keys? Professional Edition.

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by henryy., Feb 11, 2010.

  1. henryy.

    henryy. MDL Novice

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    I have a bunch of COA keys, I tried to activate using one and it worked on a Dell Laptop. Is it illegal to sell these keys?

    When you use phone activation, they may ask 'how many computers have you used this key on?' and you press 1 for one computer, then they you the activating code, but realistically, how many times would this work when using the one key on multiple computers?
     
  2. FreeStyler

    FreeStyler MDL Guru

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    #2 FreeStyler, Feb 11, 2010
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    What did you do to get them? did you use your phone to make pictures of the COA stickers in your local bestbuy or the alike?

    I would just keep them for your own use...selling them, how lame! find a job, it pays better ;)
     
  3. henryy.

    henryy. MDL Novice

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    I have loads, like 200 :)
    I have a job, but selling these might pay for a few things I would like :D
     
  4. FreeStyler

    FreeStyler MDL Guru

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    Just curious, How did you collect them?
     
  5. henryy.

    henryy. MDL Novice

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    Return machines :)
     
  6. FreeStyler

    FreeStyler MDL Guru

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    #6 FreeStyler, Feb 11, 2010
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    and you have 200... you must be a Acer employee :D

    Anyway, i don't find it very ethical... what if such machine end up with new legitimate users, these users may end up not being able to activate their product because some jerk sold the keys on ebay ;)

    besides that, i think selling just product keys without a COA Certificate and/or media is illegal anyway
     
  7. GAVINEER

    GAVINEER MDL Novice

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    Henry sounds illegal to me already.

    Get a *real* job...
     
  8. Rosco

    Rosco MDL Addicted

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    They're worth about $20 - $40 on ebaY if they don't blacklist you AND Yes it is obviously illegal to sell something you stole.
     
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  9. King_Jay16

    King_Jay16 MDL Junior Member

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    ILLEGAL so refrain from doing so
     
  10. secr9tos

    secr9tos MDL Addicted

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    200 keys? LOL, anyway I would not recommend to sell them...
     
  11. sam3971

    sam3971 MDL Guru

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    I know this may be kinda hijacking the thread but I had a question kinda like this. Is it legal to sell a MSDN Retail Key for my friend. For some reason it was removed from Ebay cause of M$ but I think it was a mistake. Please, any information would be great, thanks -Sam
     
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  12. sunfish

    sunfish MDL Junior Member

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    Selling a key that is not in compliance with the license's terms and conditions is considered to be illegal. A prime example is the windows 7 upgrade key for a vista computer.
    However, sending me some of these keys free of charge is totally legit :)
     
  13. matrixcs

    matrixcs MDL Junior Member

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    LOL i totally agree with SUNFISH...

    at henryy get a job man....
     
  14. Dolorous Edd

    Dolorous Edd MDL Expert

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    Your not playing Robbin Hood, getting some free windows 7, you are STEALING from the people who buy those computers and may need that COA key eventually only to find some penis wrinkle has allready activated it.

    Peddle your stuff somewhere else.
     
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  15. antidotecrk

    antidotecrk MDL Novice

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    It is entirely illegal to sell COA keys however they can be "transferred" to a new system. I'm not sure about Retail keys but COA keys do not belong to you they belong to the OEM and the SLP belongs to M$
     
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    #16 edvaness, Feb 12, 2010
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  17. Superfly

    Superfly MDL Expert

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    Ha ha ha..ROFL

    Acer obviously doesn't pay very well either;)... if their employees are forced into selling 'second hand' keys..:rolleyes:
     
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