Are these guys legit?

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  1. Tekara

    Tekara Supporting Actor

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    They probably sell the OEM (no box) version of the software.
     
  2. Chris

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    Not at all legit.

    Windows 2003 Server Standart $60

    Windows 2003 Server Standard OEM edition is a great deal more then $60, even academic is more.. hell, even Eopen renewal lic. is more.

    Yeah, this is fishy.
     
  3. Mark Shannon

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    I don't see how it's fishey. Many companies sell OEM software and hardware. That's how I got this WD 120 GB hard drive

    [​IMG]

    for ~ $110 (MSRP is $190).
     
  4. Chris

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    *laugh* because OEM cost on Server 2003 = $668 (in a three pack, it's sold to us through VARs @ ~$1800)

    http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...102-227&DEPA=6

    So, um, MS isn't selling it for $60 as the website proclaims. Not even to OEMs. Buying OEM saves you good money - and it's a good deal (buy with hardware, etc.) but you will never save 10 times over average price [​IMG]
     
  5. Christ Reynolds

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    hmm, read their FAQ. " This software is recognized as a backup software" sounds fishy to me.

    CJ
     
  6. Mark Shannon

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    My apologies, Chris. I wasn't aware the MSRP on that software was that high. In that case, it's definitely fishey.
     
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    No problem. I work with a wholesaler, and so when I see prices at less then what MS sells us in lots of 100/1000, I know that it's screwy [​IMG]
     
  9. JohanD

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    Basically it looks like they are just selling the media. A lot of times when you buy bulk liscenses you buy the media seperate. So you will have the software (media) but it won't be legal because you don't have a liscense.

    See, something like this:
    http://www.cdw.com/shop/products/def...spx?EDC=482617


    If they are legit, naturally they won't let you buy just the media, most places require you to show proof of liscense first. (by fax, etc)
     
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    If that's how they are selling the software, then then the theory is that you already own a copy of the software and you are buying a second "backup" for personal insurance against loss of the original install. It will certainly not be a version that you can register with the original manufacturer.

    If you buy this software without already owning a "properly" purchased copy, they you are buying pirated software.
     

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