MICROSOFT OFFICE PROFESSIONAL PLUS 2016 (PC) £13.99 @ Electronic First
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MICROSOFT OFFICE PROFESSIONAL PLUS 2016 (PC) £13.99 @ Electronic First

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Found 1st Dec
Product Details:Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016

Platform:PC Windows

Region:Worldwide

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Instructions:Does not work with windows Vista. To enter your code & download Office Click here

Availability:In Stock - Email Delivery

November 24, 2016

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£13.99, £7 or £3, doesn't really matter what you use as none of them will give you legitimately licenced installation of Office Pro 2016. If you don't care you might as well pay the minimum or just get it for free so someone doesn't financially benefit from theft.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 1st Dec
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Usually very dodgy copies. Cold from me.

Edited by moderator: "link" 1st Dec

I got one of eBay 3 quid

£13.99, £7 or £3, doesn't really matter what you use as none of them will give you legitimately licenced installation of Office Pro 2016. If you don't care you might as well pay the minimum or just get it for free so someone doesn't financially benefit from theft.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 1st Dec

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geekonthepc43 m ago

Usually very dodgy copies. Cold from me.


?
Its downloaded from MS

JUNGL1ST2 m ago

?Its downloaded from MS


yes but it's using a dodgy licence key to unlock the software - it's genuine software with an non legitimate licence so you end up with a non licenced installation that may work for a day or a year or two, but MS might well block the licence key at some point.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 1st Dec

It’s the plus version which is corporate licence only so will work although MS would regard it is piracy in terms of the licence.

Original Poster

Oh :-(

Can a mod remove this deal then, please

tommyni40 m ago

It’s the plus version which is corporate licence only so will work a …It’s the plus version which is corporate licence only so will work although MS would regard it is piracy in terms of the licence.


Yes, this SKU is subject to a 500 user/device minimum. Not sure what they are selling here but it doesn't exactly scream LEGIT does it.

Not sure how one quantifies "legitimate".

I bought a £6 copy of Office 2013 Pro on Ebay. Used it a few times too many and it wouldnt activate. Contacted Microsoft support and they asked to remotely connect with my computer. They did whatever they needed to do an reactivated my copy. So if Microsoft are happy with these copies why all the nonsense on here about the matter.

johnnyd57uk11 m ago

Not sure how one quantifies "legitimate".I bought a £6 copy of Office 2013 …Not sure how one quantifies "legitimate".I bought a £6 copy of Office 2013 Pro on Ebay. Used it a few times too many and it wouldnt activate. Contacted Microsoft support and they asked to remotely connect with my computer. They did whatever they needed to do an reactivated my copy. So if Microsoft are happy with these copies why all the nonsense on here about the matter.


I'm sure Microsoft staff don't know what they're doing half the time and maybe MS don't care but I'd be amazed if they didn't value protecting their software. What's annoying to me is that people are selling these programs, making money from a product they haven't paid anything for and give no indication they're not legitimate, other than the stupidly too good to be true price.

In my mind they're selling a licence key that someone else owns or has cracked so that doesn't deserve to get promoted on here as a 'deal'.....
Edited by: "spannerzone" 1st Dec

Its been some time since we've been upgraded to Orifice 2016 at work. Everyone is still bitching how slow and user-hiostile it is. From my own perspective it sucks so much its almost hard vacuum

God there are some jobsorths on here. Why on earth does someone have to get so uptight about someone selling a product key from a scrap computer. I am all for recycling and I am sure Microsoft dont give a monkeys about such matters.

If someone is simply generating keys thats another matter but there are enough genuine keys around for that to be less likely. There are all sorts of work schemes to get these products as well.

Cant believe Microsoft engineers dont know what their doing. They have always been helpful and informative when I have had any dealings with them. Talking about splitting hairs....

johnnyd57uk29 m ago

Not sure how one quantifies "legitimate".I bought a £6 copy of Office 2013 …Not sure how one quantifies "legitimate".I bought a £6 copy of Office 2013 Pro on Ebay. Used it a few times too many and it wouldnt activate. Contacted Microsoft support and they asked to remotely connect with my computer. They did whatever they needed to do an reactivated my copy. So if Microsoft are happy with these copies why all the nonsense on here about the matter.


"AND YOUR NAME WILL ALSO GO ON ZEE LIST"

Just for clarity, I used the amazon purchase in the link I put above.

As I got the jitters from some of the comments here, I just asked on Microsoft 'Live Chat' if they can check the product key I was given (from the purchase) and the girl I spoke to said "it's a legit copy of Office'.


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I don't know much more than that, but can't say fairer than checking with MS first

Save yourself money I've bought about 10 times off eBay for £3.79 full office products and are all legitimate. Friends and families PCs and my own never had a problem

These product codes for pro plus 2016 are always developer codes, that can be got hold of very cheaply, it’s the same as the normal software sold to customers, so when ever you check the code MS will always say it’s a legit code. They do work, and 9/10 you normally don’t run into any issues, but as far as I know the only type of codes “developers” can get hold of are 5user codes, so if you’ve bought one, the sellers have normally sold the same code to 4 other people. So in theory if you bought one you could try the same code on another machine.

JUNGL1ST6 h, 52 m ago

MICROSOFT OFFICE HOME & STUDENT 2016 PC - …MICROSOFT OFFICE HOME & STUDENT 2016 PC - £14.99http://www.electronicfirst.com/gift-cards/microsoft-office-home-student-2016-gbp/?gclid=Cj0KCQiAmITRBRCSARIsAEOZmr6earCrQOEEyNwXz6kfQYtt_BH5HxrUVxOaVD93-Xu00UIvDGczBr0aAjwTEALw_wcB


Clearly more expensive than that of the OP's own Deal?, lol.

223C? Another example of HUKD people not having a clue what they're voting on.

kodaline6 h, 49 m ago

Save yourself money I've bought about 10 times off eBay for £3.79 full …Save yourself money I've bought about 10 times off eBay for £3.79 full office products and are all legitimate. Friends and families PCs and my own never had a problem


Snap! Fair price to pay for most home users wanting to bang off the occasional letter or the odd spreadsheet. Paid more than enough to Microsoft over the years for their bloated, clunky products. If hukd, amazon and ebay are all happy to financially benefit from these deals then so am i.

It'll be either an MSDN, Volume License or Action Pack key. Office Pro Plus isn't supplied through other channels. I'm sure it'll work but don't kid yourself that it's legit. I doubt Microsoft would come after you, either. The worst that would happen is Microsoft would block the key.

johnnyd57uk8 h, 58 m ago

Why on earth does someone have to get so uptight about someone selling a …Why on earth does someone have to get so uptight about someone selling a product key from a scrap computer.


Office licence will never be from a "scrap" computer, the organisation would assign the office license to another user if someone left, or the user new PC if the PC was replaced / updated.
OEM licences ie the Operating system live and die with the computer, the licences do not allow them to be transferred to another PC. RETAIL licences do allow transfer , but most systems will have the OEM licence that came with the PC.

topazz1 h, 26 m ago

Fair price to pay for most home users wanting to bang off the occasional …Fair price to pay for most home users wanting to bang off the occasional letter or the odd spreadsheet.



Why not use one of the Open Office packages, why pay any money at all if you don't need to?
Edited by: "gavin1" 2nd Dec

Buying this morally and legallly is no different to buying the dodgy dvds that people used to sell in the pub. Th code may well be legal but it is most certainly not legal for the purpose that you are using it, but hey what do I know I am only a software licensing expert.

for the poster who says he has already spend enough with Microsoft if you don’t want to spend anymore then don’t there are plenty of other products you can buy instead. Stealing them because you don’t think you should pay is not the right option.
Edited by: "sew109" 2nd Dec

Might as well quickly knock up a website advertising development services and software and then get bizspark free for 3 years which has windows 10 licenses, office, azure, SQL etc directly from MS themselves. No more dodgy than buying this, and you save yourself a tenner after purchasing a domain.

Rinse and repeat
Edited by: "jaydeeuk1" 2nd Dec

johnnyd57uk10 h, 20 m ago

God there are some jobsorths on here. Why on earth does someone have to …God there are some jobsorths on here. Why on earth does someone have to get so uptight about someone selling a product key from a scrap computer. I am all for recycling and I am sure Microsoft dont give a monkeys about such matters. If someone is simply generating keys thats another matter but there are enough genuine keys around for that to be less likely. There are all sorts of work schemes to get these products as well.Cant believe Microsoft engineers dont know what their doing. They have always been helpful and informative when I have had any dealings with them. Talking about splitting hairs....


It's not being jobsworth and the great sky fairy deitey has nothing to do with it either, it's informing fellow members on here that they're paying money for something that is not legit, some people might appreciate being informed of this fact. If someone posted a deal for copied music CD's or a faked product would you be happy for the seller to earn money from that? this is the same thing in essence.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 2nd Dec

chuffedfox10 h, 11 m ago

Just for clarity, I used the amazon purchase in the link I put above.As I …Just for clarity, I used the amazon purchase in the link I put above.As I got the jitters from some of the comments here, I just asked on Microsoft 'Live Chat' if they can check the product key I was given (from the purchase) and the girl I spoke to said "it's a legit copy of Office'. [Image] I don't know much more than that, but can't say fairer than checking with MS first


Was very surprised by this - so I checked with MS and got this response:

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Buyer beware

spannerzone12 h, 17 m ago

£13.99, £7 or £3, doesn't really matter what you use as none of them will g …£13.99, £7 or £3, doesn't really matter what you use as none of them will give you legitimately licenced installation of Office Pro 2016. If you don't care you might as well pay the minimum or just get it for free so someone doesn't financially benefit from theft.



I bought the £6.99 code from an Amazon seller last week and then had to call MS support. It's a genuine code.

steve122115 m ago

I bought the £6.99 code from an Amazon seller last week and then had to …I bought the £6.99 code from an Amazon seller last week and then had to call MS support. It's a genuine code.


It's a code that now works because MS activated it. Is it genuine in line with Microsoft's licensing terms and conditions? I suspect not, but it works so if MS don't care why should anyone else!?!

spannerzone3 m ago

It's a code that now works because MS activated it. Is it genuine in line …It's a code that now works because MS activated it. Is it genuine in line with Microsoft's licensing terms and conditions? I suspect not, but it works so if MS don't care why should anyone else!?!



I didn't call MS to activate it, I called because of another issue (with MS Word reading text), it activated as soon as I entered the key and it went online to check. Maybe I was just lucky??

steve12216 m ago

I didn't call MS to activate it, I called because of another issue (with …I didn't call MS to activate it, I called because of another issue (with MS Word reading text), it activated as soon as I entered the key and it went online to check. Maybe I was just lucky??


I don't know, but others here are saying this is an MSDN, Volume License or Action Pack key - which means someone has got a key that is for multiple use for say a big corporation of business, or for testing and that key is now being sold on to the public. Usually the key gets used too many times and MS block it. When you phone up MS the person you speak to won't necessarily know you're not a legitimate user of that key.


To reitterate, I'm not saying these won't work but people need to know what they're buying because they assume it's genuine software when in fact it's not, as per what Microsoft defines genuine authentic licenced software

sew1092 h, 14 m ago

Buying this morally and legallly is no different to buying the dodgy dvds …Buying this morally and legallly is no different to buying the dodgy dvds that people used to sell in the pub. Th code may well be legal but it is most certainly not legal for the purpose that you are using it, but hey what do I know I am only a software licensing expert.for the poster who says he has already spend enough with Microsoft if you don’t want to spend anymore then don’t there are plenty of other products you can buy instead. Stealing them because you don’t think you should pay is not the right option.


Not really - it seems it's more comparable to buying an old rental copy of a DVD from musicmagpie, then ringing up 21st Century Fox to check you can, and them saying "yes it's fine"

chuffedfox12 h, 9 m ago

Just for clarity, I used the amazon purchase in the link I put above.As I …Just for clarity, I used the amazon purchase in the link I put above.As I got the jitters from some of the comments here, I just asked on Microsoft 'Live Chat' if they can check the product key I was given (from the purchase) and the girl I spoke to said "it's a legit copy of Office'. [Image] I don't know much more than that, but can't say fairer than checking with MS first


This should clarify the matter for most. Same experience for me. Enough said. The trolls will always want to have a go.

spannerzone1 h, 37 m ago

I don't know, but others here are saying this is an MSDN, Volume License …I don't know, but others here are saying this is an MSDN, Volume License or Action Pack key - which means someone has got a key that is for multiple use for say a big corporation of business, or for testing and that key is now being sold on to the public. Usually the key gets used too many times and MS block it. When you phone up MS the person you speak to won't necessarily know you're not a legitimate user of that key.To reitterate, I'm not saying these won't work but people need to know what they're buying because they assume it's genuine software when in fact it's not, as per what Microsoft defines genuine authentic licenced software


You're very misinformed and you're letting others misinform you (blind leading the blind) and now you're misinforming others. I wouldn't hesitate to buy a legitimate key off eBay for £3. You get companies selling legitimate keys from scrapped PC's (where my brother works his firm has 500 PC's to scrap). All they do is deactivate the license and sell them on which is perfectly legal click and no you don't need the hardware to go with the license (another misconception), even if Microsoft say you can't you can.
I've bought 3 licenses from eBay for less than £3 and they're all genuine, perfectly legal keys. You can't use them on another device unless you go into MS account settings and deactivate the license key first.
Edited by: "RiverDragon8" 2nd Dec

RiverDragon81 h, 32 m ago

You're very misinformed and you're letting others misinform you (blind …You're very misinformed and you're letting others misinform you (blind leading the blind) and now you're misinforming others. I wouldn't hesitate to buy a legitimate key off eBay for £3. You get companies selling legitimate keys from scrapped PC's (where my brother works his firm has 500 PC's to scrap). All they do is deactivate the license and sell them on which is perfectly legal click and no you don't need the hardware to go with the license (another misconception), even if Microsoft say you can't you can. I've bought 3 licenses from eBay for less than £3 and they're all genuine, perfectly legal keys. You can't use them on another device unless you go into MS account settings and deactivate the license key first.


I'm no expert on the MS licencing and everyone else is, I'm happy to be corrected if I am wrong and life's too short!

spannerzone21 m ago

I'm no expert on the MS licencing and everyone else is, I'm happy to be …I'm no expert on the MS licencing and everyone else is, I'm happy to be corrected if I am wrong and life's too short!


Selling deactivated licenses from scrapped PC's is money for old rope. There's an eBay power seller with over 20,000 positive feedback and 99.% rating that sells them for less than £3 (currently has none listed at the moment).

RiverDragon81 h, 56 m ago

Selling deactivated licenses from scrapped PC's is money for old rope. …Selling deactivated licenses from scrapped PC's is money for old rope. There's an eBay power seller with over 20,000 positive feedback and 99.% rating that sells them for less than £3 (currently has none listed at the moment).


I can understand selling Windows licences from scrap PC's as there's a Win7 sticker they could remove and resell, putting aside what MS allow you to do with OEM licence.

But I find it most improbable that they can resell a virtually new Office 2016 licence from scrapped computers, it makes little sense as no COA sticker is ever put on the PC for Office 2016 so how is it resold when any decent IT department would remove/erase the hard drive leaving no evidence of the Office key before giving the PC to a reseller/WEEaway disposal company and who would leave a reusable office licence on a scrap PC anyway? - they'd surely reuse such a new licence on their replacement computer!

I am happy to be shown how this is done but I still believe these are stolen / leaked volume licence keys, cracked keys, MSDN keys and not from a pile of recently scrapped computers that all had office 2016 on them when scrapped.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 2nd Dec

RiverDragon84 h, 5 m ago

You get companies selling legitimate keys from scrapped PC's (where my …You get companies selling legitimate keys from scrapped PC's (where my brother works his firm has 500 PC's to scrap). All they do is deactivate the license and sell them on which is perfectly legal click and no you don't need the hardware to go with the license (another misconception), even if Microsoft say you can't you can.



Erm. No.


Operating system keys come in three main types. Retail, OEM and enterprise.

Office keys come in two main types Retail or Enterprise. There is no OEM type key for Office.


Retail keys mean you buy the boxed product and these licences can be moved as you wish as long as its only installed n the permitted number of PC's (so 1 licence means 1 PC, you can move it but it can only be on one at once)

OEM Keys are sold with a PC (Most people will have this for there windows install) and they CANNOT legitimately be moved to a new PC. If the hardware dies so does the licence, but they are far cheaper than Retail copies.
If you do sell the key code on then it may activate but as you have broken the licence terms if not classed as genuine.

Enterprise allows a company to install XXX copies on any hardware they wish but they cant exceed the licence count.



The ONLY keys that can be legitimately sold on are retail keys and no company will pay full retail for their licences, its too expensive for a start. These will most likely be Enterprise or MSDN (which work like a small scale enterprise licence say up to 5 PC's) keys they will work for XX installs then fail to activate. At some point Microsoft will catch up and they may be disabled.



Save your money, if you don't want to buy Office, then use one of the Open Office variants. If you don't want to buy Windows use one of the Ubuntu variants, but please don't pay anything to people who are simply taking your money and giving you a code that is not valid in any way.

chuffedfox6 h, 17 m ago

Not really - it seems it's more comparable to buying an old rental copy of …Not really - it seems it's more comparable to buying an old rental copy of a DVD from musicmagpie, then ringing up 21st Century Fox to check you can, and them saying "yes it's fine"

no it is not, the rental companies have agreements in place that allows them to sell the dvds after a certain period of time. I don’t expect anyone honestly believes that eBay seller has the blessing of Microsoft selling codes for a product worth a couple of hundred quid for under a tenner.

One our companies I the Middle East bought 4 boxed copies of office from a shop that was a certified MS retailer during an audit it turned out that these were fake and were pirate copies with Select (volume) licence keys and not the FBP that they had bought we had no idea until the audit.

If these are codes from an enterprsie agreement which seems likely they likely they can only be used by the company that holds this licence this means they cannot be resold or used by anyone not employed by that company, anyone else using them is breaching the terms of the licence agreement which means they are breaking the law and effectively stealing. Like it or not this is a fact.

Just in case you are not clear if you install office using an Enterprise key that you have bought from anyon other than Microsoft Ora certified LAR you are breaking the law

sew1092 m ago

no it is not, the rental companies have agreements in place that allows …no it is not, the rental companies have agreements in place that allows them to sell the dvds after a certain period of time. I don’t expect anyone honestly believes that eBay seller has the blessing of Microsoft selling codes for a product worth a couple of hundred quid for under a tenner. One our companies I the Middle East bought 4 boxed copies of office from a shop that was a certified MS retailer during an audit it turned out that these were fake and were pirate copies with Select (volume) licence keys and not the FBP that they had bought we had no idea until the audit. If these are codes from an enterprsie agreement which seems likely they likely they can only be used by the company that holds this licence this means they cannot be resold or used by anyone not employed by that company, anyone else using them is breaching the terms of the licence agreement which means they are breaking the law and effectively stealing. Like it or not this is a fact.Just in case you are not clear if you install office using an Enterprise key that you have bought from anyon other than Microsoft Ora certified LAR you are breaking the law


Well I spoke to Microsoft, told them what I was using it for, gave them the product key and they said "Yes it is valid" and "Yes you can use this".

Therefore, you're not correct in this instance.
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