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Can I resell My Windows 8.1 Keys?

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    Can I resell My Windows 8.1 Keys?


    I have a couple of unused Windows 8.1 Standard and Pro and was wondering if I can resell the keys legally. I have 3 Windows 8.1 Pro and 5 Windows 8.1 Standard Keys.

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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Strange question. Why are you wondering?

    More difficult to find anybody who would pay for them.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I was actually planning on trading them for Amazon Gift Cards. 8.1 Pro = $25 Amazon GC and 8.1 Standard = $20 Amazon GC. Soo, people are saving a ton of money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wire View Post
    I have a couple of unused Windows 8.1 Standard and Pro and was wondering if I can resell the keys legally. I have 3 Windows 8.1 Pro and 5 Windows 8.1 Standard Keys.
    Hello Wire, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    It depends.

    If they are retail keys, then yes it's legal to resell them if you like.

    If they are OEM keys from Windows that came preinstalled on a purchased computer, then no it's not ok unless you sell it with the computer the key belongs with.

    Windows 8 EULA
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    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Wire View Post
    I have a couple of unused Windows 8.1 Standard and Pro and was wondering if I can resell the keys legally. I have 3 Windows 8.1 Pro and 5 Windows 8.1 Standard Keys.
    Quote Originally Posted by Wire View Post
    I was actually planning on trading them for Amazon Gift Cards. 8.1 Pro = $25 Amazon GC and 8.1 Standard = $20 Amazon GC. Soo, people are saving a ton of money.
    Hi Wire, welcome to the Eight Forums.

    Don't take this personally but here's how I see this kind of offers:

    • New member, never posted here before this "offer"
    • I have no way to check the authenticity of the product key beforehand
    • If I send an Amazon Gift Card, the seller can use it already before sending the product key I bought to me
    • If authentic keys, why offering them here instead of eBay or any other site?

    Based on the above, the only way I could even think of buying one of your keys would be to get the key first, then check it's legal, valid and authentic, and first then pay it to you.

    Kari
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    They are retail keys obtained through the MSDN Program That I paid over $6K to be apart of(LOL). I can screenshot the msdn page and blur the keys out if you want. I am doing it through here because I want to get Amazon GC's from them, can't do that from ebay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wire View Post
    They are retail keys obtained through the MSDN Program That I paid over $6K to be apart of(LOL). I can screenshot the msdn page and blur the keys out if you want. I am doing it through here because I want to get Amazon GC's from them, can't do that from ebay.
    In that case, you cannot sell keys from the MSDN program. They are for your use only, and not for resell or others to use. Doing so would be illegal and can get your subscription permanently canceled without a refund, or possibly be prosecuted by Microsoft.

    MSDN Subscription Licensing
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Click image for larger version
    Here is the proof.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Blocked out the Keys so you couldn't take 'em. LOL
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  10. #10


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    @Brink
    Thank you for the info, thought I was allowed to resell them since I paid to get access to it. Welp, ok. Once again thank you. Can you close/delete this thread?
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