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Posted 26th Mar 2017
@ eBay £5.99 ORIGINAL MICROSOFT OFFICE PROFESSIONAL PLUS 2016 32 /64BIT LICENSE KEY
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Graham1979

WILL STOP WORKING AFTER 29 DAYS WHEN THE SOFTWARE CALLS BACK TO THE MS … WILL STOP WORKING AFTER 29 DAYS WHEN THE SOFTWARE CALLS BACK TO THE MS SERVERS.You know its a scam, do you MS would allow their prize software to be sold so cheaply. That said it would be cheaper repurchasing than buy the official software. Go with 365 for a fiver a month.



i bought a windows 7 pro key about 5 years ago and it's still working so please stop grandstanding ..
As with any of these deals, people try to justify the (possible) dodgy software with excuses. A little investigation into this and this is what you would find :-

Company :-
AA Printing Machinery & IT Equipment Limited

Company Number :-
09319995

VAT Registration :-
GB 225757884

Telephone :-
+44 (0) 161 818 7387 or
+44 (0) 749 223 6771

Directors :-
Mr Ashraf Al Saadieh - DOB July 1970 (154a St. Albans Avenue,Ashton-Under-Lyne. OL6 8TU)
Tamer Samir Abobakr GHATAS - DOB Jan 1981 (98 Wellesley Court, Maida Vale, London. W9 1RQ

Head Office Address :-
154a St Albans Avenue
Ashton-Under-Lyne
England
OL6 8TU
Photo of business head office (bear in mind this place is turning over £100,000 in used/disposed IT equipment, oh it looks like a flat above an Indian Restaurant):-
30378140-0O6DS

Warehouse Address :-
Unit 96B
North Western Street
Manchester
M12 6JL
30378140-sMYxY

So on the face of it the business seems to be filing correct documentation with Companies house, VAT and LTD registered.

According to seller history (not always accurate), they have sold - Total Revenue: £324,165.10 + £0.00 shipping in the last 30 days.

But when you factor in common sense... they have sold 34000 **SCRAP** Office 2016 licences. Do you really believe that 34000 PC's in the entire country have been scrapped that had **SINGLE** Office 2016? Bear in mind that any company with more than 50 PC's will be covered under Microsoft VL agreement or typically use Office 365 enterprise.

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Flea

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qwerta369

So you get the licence key and the broken computer the software is for... … So you get the licence key and the broken computer the software is for... plus it says:LICENSE KEY FOR ONLY ONE COMPUTER and CAN BE REUSED ON THE SAME MACHINESo, it cannot be used on any computer other than the same machine (which is broken). Pointless purchase.


EU law lets you resell software keys.
K1LLER_HORNET

This is dodgy beyond belief. Just a heads up, anyone who's employer uses … This is dodgy beyond belief. Just a heads up, anyone who's employer uses Office should be eligible to get Office 2016 (Win+Mac) for £9.95



Not quite, it depends on what Microsoft Package your Employer has, I don't recall the exact name (it used to be Software Assurance, but I think it changed with Office 365) but its the one where the employer pays for software and a support package to stay with the current office version. If your employer does not have that support agreement in place then you cannot get the HUP deal.

It DOES cost your employer more, as they have to pay maintenance fees so some employers just buy a set version and support rather than the Software Assurance part, and only upgrade office very few versions rather than every time a new one is release. It will all come down to the cost to the employer to do an upgrade, verses the benefit they gain from being on the latest version and allowing employees to have the same software at home, with potential productivity gains.
retrend

EU law lets you resell software keys.


Only allows you to resell RETAIL software keys. This is not Retail.

Same reason it's illegal to sell your playstation network or xbox live account. It's non-transferrable in or outside the EU
these were 99p on eBay about 2 years ago.
i can get them 20p each!
I ever bothered but now i might re think
Not sure why people are so worried about using these keys. I bought one (not the one in this post) and was given a download link but decided to download direct from Microsoft. It checks the key and comes up with the version of office as applicable and installs directly on to PC fully activated.
Here we go again... (_;)

I use my works Office365 licence. Only needed to validate my domain details and MS let me download onto my surface and desktop.
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HankHandsome

i bought a windows 7 pro key about 5 years ago and it's still working so … i bought a windows 7 pro key about 5 years ago and it's still working so please stop grandstanding ..



I'm not I bought one from THIS SELLER and after 29 days it phones back and STOPS WORKING! M$ are not dummies!
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HankHandsome

i bought a windows 7 pro key about 5 years ago and it's still working so … i bought a windows 7 pro key about 5 years ago and it's still working so please stop grandstanding ..



Using this key will not make your copy of Office Legal.
It is against the terms of the license.
It is literally just as illegal as going to a torrent site and downloading Office with a software crack...
- hero9989
I'm not encouraging piracy... But knowing how legitimate this is, you're better get it free yourself. And you can find way to make it last longer than this one. I had that on my previous laptop for years without ever having trouble. Then my uni now offer office for free. So I now use that
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Graham1979

I'm not I bought one from THIS SELLER and after 29 days it phones back … I'm not I bought one from THIS SELLER and after 29 days it phones back and STOPS WORKING! M$ are not dummies!


Dont understand this.
You are putting code into microsoft website, who confirm it and provide link to download.

Why would it "phone home" after a month? Why would microsoft not detect the key as incorrect when you enter it to first download.

Have seen it in the past with offline keys but with this microsoft check it before download.
callum84

Dont understand this.You are putting code into microsoft website, who … Dont understand this.You are putting code into microsoft website, who confirm it and provide link to download.Why would it "phone home" after a month? Why would microsoft not detect the key as incorrect when you enter it to first download.Have seen it in the past with offline keys but with this microsoft check it before download.


They check that it is a valid key. Not that you are eligible to use it. If I use a student key in. Doesn't make it legal. I'm not a student so I'm not eligible to use the key. Just cos they might never find out - doesn't make it legal.

Also - it 'phone's home' after a month because that's how long the trial lasts. It doesn't even need a key until that point.
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hero9989

They check that it is a valid key. Not that you are eligible to use it. … They check that it is a valid key. Not that you are eligible to use it. If I use a student key in. Doesn't make it legal. I'm not a student so I'm not eligible to use the key. Just cos they might never find out - doesn't make it legal. Also - it 'phone's home' after a month because that's how long the trial lasts. It doesn't even need a key until that point.


Im not talking of the legality of using the key.

Just wondering why microsoft confirm key as valid and allow a download but after a month when software reports back key it is then invalid.
Why would they not detect it as invalid at first input.

Not saying its incorrect, just trying to logically work out why so many people have been using for years and also people where it had been revoked after a month.
Clockwatcher

Linux Mint is a good alternative to Windows.... so anyone only confident … Linux Mint is a good alternative to Windows.... so anyone only confident with Windows OS should maybe give it a miss.



So basically it's not...
callum84

Im not talking of the legality of using the key. Just wondering why … Im not talking of the legality of using the key. Just wondering why microsoft confirm key as valid and allow a download but after a month when software reports back key it is then invalid.Why would they not detect it as invalid at first input.Not saying its incorrect, just trying to logically work out why so many people have been using for years and also people where it had been revoked after a month.


I don't think the website actually talks to their server the same. There is a pattern to MS keys. The website uses this pattern to determine what software that key is for. It doesn't actually validate it until it's installed and it talks to the authentication server. Where it then checks for other installs that have been registered on their servers, etc.

I should add - if a license has 5 installs allowed - and the seller uses 0. the first 5 buyers will be authenticated on the MS server. Any more will fail. But they will still be able to use the key to download the software.
Edited by: "hero9989" 26th Mar 2017
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hero9989

I don't think the website actually talks to their server the same. There … I don't think the website actually talks to their server the same. There is a pattern to MS keys. The website uses this pattern to determine what software that key is for. It doesn't actually validate it until it's installed and it talks to the authentication server. Where it then checks for other installs that have been registered on their servers, etc. I should add - if a license has 5 installs allowed - and the seller uses 0. the first 5 buyers will be authenticated on the MS server. Any more will fail. But they will still be able to use the key to download the software.


Thanks, good explanation.
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callum84

Dont understand this.You are putting code into microsoft website, who … Dont understand this.You are putting code into microsoft website, who confirm it and provide link to download.Why would it "phone home" after a month? Why would microsoft not detect the key as incorrect when you enter it to first download.Have seen it in the past with offline keys but with this microsoft check it before download.



It checks the keys that have been entered, bit like Norton used to do years ago, it would work for so long, usually 29 days sometimes 58 days then check the keys again, the scammers on ebay are sending out the keys and too many will be registered and the key will be cancelled. You will see the feedback is all positive because people try it, see that it works and give good feedback then 4/8 weeks from now they get the red bar saying activation failed.
Probably MSDN/bizspark/action pack keys, setup a dev company, get a free bizspark licence, sell keys, make £££, quite easy to do and some keys go for a fair bit.
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callum84

Dont understand this.You are putting code into microsoft website, who … Dont understand this.You are putting code into microsoft website, who confirm it and provide link to download.Why would it "phone home" after a month? Why would microsoft not detect the key as incorrect when you enter it to first download.Have seen it in the past with offline keys but with this microsoft check it before download.




It 'features' an activation script attempting to call various KMS servers, including in China, Cocos, and Iran!
forums.moneysavingexpert.com/sho…e=2
I think its time to stop kidding ourselves and whip this one out..

30372770-zPQWa

kaptin_d

Last week a bloke in the pub offered me a 65" oled tv for £50. Did I post … Last week a bloke in the pub offered me a 65" oled tv for £50. Did I post it on here? No!


Why not, I'd have taken a couple.
hero9989

I don't think the website actually talks to their server the same. There … I don't think the website actually talks to their server the same. There is a pattern to MS keys. The website uses this pattern to determine what software that key is for. It doesn't actually validate it until it's installed and it talks to the authentication server. Where it then checks for other installs that have been registered on their servers, etc. I should add - if a license has 5 installs allowed - and the seller uses 0. the first 5 buyers will be authenticated on the MS server. Any more will fail. But they will still be able to use the key to download the software.



Doesn't it also require activation when it's installed?
Graham1979

It 'features' an activation script attempting to call various KMS … It 'features' an activation script attempting to call various KMS servers, including in China, Cocos, and Iran!http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?s=0aa95866d908fae2dac31c004dd7d409&t=5451864&page=2#topofpage



That's actually completely unrelated.
richwest

Or in the real world, it could be because the key is not legit. However … Or in the real world, it could be because the key is not legit. However it works fine on the pre-cracked pirate copy of Office you got from the seller's link.For those looking at this deal, I suggest you give LibreOffice a go for free instead. Don't waste your money on what won't be a legitimate license (although it may well work).



If anyone clicks on the link to download from any site except MS and it really is a cracked copy then I would suggest that they never use that same computer for any banking or other confidential work because the cracked copy will almost certainly contain a trojan - anyone who has ever investigated cracked software will totally understand how it is cracked, and that doesn't involve anything so simple as an OEM serial number - it normally involves rewriting the setup files - just run an anti-virus program on it first

Edited by: "majortom" 26th Mar 2017
kaptin_d

Last week a bloke in the pub offered me a 65" oled tv for £50. Did I post … Last week a bloke in the pub offered me a 65" oled tv for £50. Did I post it on here? No!


Please post link?
Chrrye

Please post link?


And receipt?
Chrrye

Please post link?



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majortom

If anyone clicks on the link to download from any site except MS and it … If anyone clicks on the link to download from any site except MS and it really is a cracked copy then I would suggest that they never use that same computer for any banking or other confidential work because the cracked copy will almost certainly contain a trojan - anyone who has ever investigated cracked software will totally understand how it is cracked, and that doesn't involve anything so simple as an OEM serial number - it normally involves rewriting the setup files - just run an anti-virus program on it first



Wouldn't be much point of providing a serial and cracked software. It'll be what watson44 said, the OEM serial wouldn't work with the Retail disk.
i personally wouldn't buy any of these keys and not because they are cheap.
i love buying cheap but this is well fishy and someone is stealing from Microsoft big time. i know this is not the first time it's happened in history.
someone just created a keygenerator and they are making big bucks on selling illegal keys to people.
I'm actually surprised that eBay doesn't do anything against these dodgy sellers. but of course they are making more money too.
Edited by: "andreasuk" 26th Mar 2017
just imagine..they are selling for 5.99..paying eBay and PayPal and still making money on it
No ffs
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I thought ...."What a bargain"...then thought .."I wonder how many letters I do actually write?"... 3, in the last year. Everything else by email. Scary!!
andreasuk

I'm actually surprised that eBay doesn't do anything against these dodgy … I'm actually surprised that eBay doesn't do anything against these dodgy sellers. but of course they are making more money too.



They will if they get reported but the seller can just open up another account with another disposable email address faster than they get reported and shutdown.
gavin1

They will if they get reported but the seller can just open up another … They will if they get reported but the seller can just open up another account with another disposable email address faster than they get reported and shutdown.


Its Ebays responsibility as well and Microsoft should persecute these sellers.
Ive asked Microsoft and they said £5.99 seems too cheap.
This is very telling in the description part:
"If you need an invoice message me BEFORE you buy, no invoices issued after purchase!"
Wonder why??



Edited by: "andreasuk" 27th Mar 2017
synasla

£3.85 at other … £3.85 at other seller.http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ORIGINAL-OFFICE-PROFESSIONAL-PLUS-2016-32-64BIT-PRO-PLUS-LICENSE-KEY-SCRAP-PC/262908419572


Item location: Berlin, Germany
andreasuk

Item location: Berlin, Germany


Indeed, digital delivery by email is likely to take a couple of nano seconds longer. Poor deal.
qwerta369

Indeed, digital delivery by email is likely to take a couple of nano … Indeed, digital delivery by email is likely to take a couple of nano seconds longer. Poor deal.


i said that as there is an Ebay.de in Germany...why would anyone sell keys from Germany in the Uk?
it could happen but its just suspicious thats all
nothing to do with nanoseconds.
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