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$30 Windows 7 and Office on Craigslist?

post #1 of 11
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I was looking for some stuff on Craigslist and saw a whole bunch of ads about $30 Windows 7 and/or Office 2007/2010 installation.

I never dealt with those OS installer on CL before, are they using unauthorized OS and Office software? Or are there ways to get the OS really cheap?

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You never know. It could be an OEM version or just a key. Does it say anything in the description? I bought a couple of W7 keys about 6 months ago for $25 each.
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You never know. It could be an OEM version or just a key. Does it say anything in the description? I bought a couple of W7 keys about 6 months ago for $25 each.
Some says OEM others doesn't say anything.

But even OEM for $25 still sounds fishy....
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They were selling Windows 7 for $30 to students for a while. Could be from that.
    
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Probably some idiot selling MSDN keys
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They were selling Windows 7 for $30 to students for a while. Could be from that.
I doubt it's from the student deal...
Bunch of listing for $25 Windows 7 Ultimate, the student deal was $30 for Professional Upgrade I believe

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Probably some idiot selling MSDN keys
Ah, forgot about the MSDN keys, I think they are most likely MSDN ones
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post #7 of 11
Might be worth looking into though.. never know, could be 100% legit
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Might be worth looking into though.. never know, could be 100% legit
Based on the ads it looks like the guy will install the OS/Office for ya without giving you the key...

I will call my friend and see if he knows anything later.
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Based on the ads it looks like the guy will install the OS/Office for ya without giving you the key...

I will call my friend and see if he knows anything later.


oh, so you have to give him your computer? And you leave whoever, with YOUR pc?!
post #10 of 11
It's hard to know. Some of them could be pirated software, MSDN, MSDNAA or Technet keys.
    
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