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Software keys from ebay... Suss?

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2y, 4m agoPosted 2 years, 4 months ago
Hello there.

Like a right 'nana, I missed the years renewal for the full AVG Security posted rrcentl , so I've been weighing up prices and packages. Just done a few searches and to cut a long story short, someone on eBay is flogging license keys and although their feedback is good/perfect, I can't help but wonder if these are legit.

Does anyone have experience (good or bad) of eBay license codes?

Thanks for any input!

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2y, 4m agoPosted 2 years, 4 months ago
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#1
Common sense would tell me that at least 'some' of those on eBay are not legit.
#2
got a windows 7 key off ebay year ago still working fine
#3
just go for Avast, its free and great!
#4
why would anyone these days need to pay for security software i dont know, windows own security centre blows all paid versions away, and if you have to change just get avg free.
#5
I take the point about using free software and to agree in most part. I just wanted an all in one. Keep it simple. Comodo had been a favourite in the past, but seems to conflict with my scanner and a few other bits so reluctantly binned it off.

My main point though was out of interest. I remember buying my first computer and wanting Photoshop. I got stitched up like a kipper on that one and eBay didn't seem to give a flying monkey's back then... They seem to have got a bit keener these days though so wondered about the legitimacy of "keys" for software, be it AV/security or indeed OS Software on a. whole.

Thanks for the replies. Look forward to more opinons!
#6
I too got win 7 off ebay and works fine. Would be skeptical if the price is a lot less than the rrp
#7
Daytrader
why would anyone these days need to pay for security software i dont know, windows own security centre blows all paid versions away, and if you have to change just get avg free.
Microsoft has admitted Windows users should install antivirus above and beyond its own Security Essentials, describing its protection as merely a "baseline" that will "always be on the bottom" of antivirus software rankings.

Microsoft launched Security Essentials in 2009, raising complaints from antivirus rivals that such software shouldn't be bundled with Windows for competition reasons.

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#8
ThunderBolt
I take the point about using free software and to agree in most part. I just wanted an all in one. Keep it simple. Comodo had been a favourite in the past, but seems to conflict with my scanner and a few other bits so reluctantly binned it off.

My main point though was out of interest. I remember buying my first computer and wanting Photoshop. I got stitched up like a kipper on that one and eBay didn't seem to give a flying monkey's back then... They seem to have got a bit keener these days though so wondered about the legitimacy of "keys" for software, be it AV/security or indeed OS Software on a. whole.

Thanks for the replies. Look forward to more opinons!

I have only bought software from store ebay outlets like ccl who are dumping old versions of software.
If you stick to them you shouldnt have any problems.

MArtin
#9
i got windows 8 for something like £20 just before xmas.... i was suspect.
Surprised too... seller gave code on purchase, and a link to directly dl win 8 from msoft. code worked fine, created an install disk no issues at all... he had good feedback altho low like 18, all recent and positive remarks....

9/10 times ebay will side with the buyer incase of any problems.... make sure u read the advert properly and as soon as something goes wrong, raise a claim on ebay, message seller via complaint process....

gl!
#10
Well unless you are getting a COA then its worthless. You may as well just pirate it and save the cash.

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