how do the ebay sellers sell kaspersky for under 10$

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by zfactor, Dec 4, 2007.

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  1. zfactor

    zfactor Registered Member

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    among other branded keys or activation codes. i know someone who bought from a ebay seller for 4 of his pc's at 7$ per activation code and said they all went through and got activated?? how is this possible??
     
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    Count on it that not all are very legal ;)
     
  3. L815

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    Secret peoples who work for Kaspersky who decide to make some money on the side selling working keys for cheap :ninja:
     
  4. zfactor

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    lol think so..
     
  5. JerryM

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    I would not trust just the keys. However, evidently some work OK.
    There are some sellers on ebay who buy with the rebate, and having gotten their money back sell the boxed copies pretty cheap.

    Jerry
     
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    Buy a bunch with a good discount/rebate, turn around and sell it for higher than what they paid.

    edit: Jerry got me!
     
  7. Perman

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    Hi,

    That is why friends have been saying, never buy K--- products thru normal channels, if so, you will get burned(money wise).

    Ethic issues within K-organization has pushed K to dollar store's shelf. Even Walmart could not get hands on them. :rolleyes:
     
  8. zfactor

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    what do you mean ethic issues?? do you all think kas will stay in business or will they start to fall now.. ??
     
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    Hi,

    Infighting among themselves; one person is trying to pull the other's legs or vice verse. With so many cheap keys available on the auction block, only the fools will fork over the FULL price to K--'s account.

    They may have a world class product quality control, meantime they do have below standard manpower quality assurance. Bidding war on some cyber sites are not adding value and longevity to K--' products. IMO. R-- revolution reborn.
     
  10. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    never pay full price for anything,

    why do that, when there are prices that are cheaper? :rolleyes:
     
  11. The_1337

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    maybe the keys are getting blacklisted in a month, but since they already left feedback, there's nothing they can do.
     
  12. jrmhng

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    Yea that could be it.

    I've also read reviews for some online vendors who sell cheap 'oem' software. Buyers say that their key become blacklisted. They also find that their key is on crack sites. When they email the vendors, they reply that some users have been 'misusing' the keys.

    Does that mean that they have been selling single licenses to multiple users, violating the license agreement?
     
  13. JerryM

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    I think that it is dangerous to buy keys.
    However, there are sellers who buy boxed copies with rebates, send in and collect the rebates, and then sell the boxed copies.
    Whatever they get for them is just extra money.

    I have purchased such boxed copies with satisfaction not only for Kaspersky, but F-Secure, and Norton in the past.

    I purchased a 3 year OEM CD of FSIS, and all went well.
    Check the seller's record, buy only boxed copies or CDs, and that will help get the AV that will work, and not be blacklisted with a high probability.

    Regrds,
    Jerry
     
  14. bigc73542

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    The ebay sellers can go to sites that sell cheap software and get really good deals by buying huge volume. They then just sell the activation codes and throw the actual disc away. They can make a bundle. I know a woman that lives about thirty miles from here that does it with Trend Micro and CA security products. She bought two hundred oem copies last year of TMIS for $4.00 apiece and was selling them for $10.00. $6.00 is a pretty fair profit considering you don't have to ship anything.
     
  15. computer geek

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    I wouldn't reccomend buying keys off ebay... Although some work...
     
  16. C.S.J

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    this forum is biased!
    like anything off ebay, buy from reputable sellers only.
     
  17. subset

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    In German section of Kaspersky forum is a topic which warns everyone to buy illegal keys at ebay.

    There is also a message at the German news site:
    http://www.kaspersky.com/de/news?id=207566041

    They don't provide legal accommodation keys for illegal ebay keys anymore.
    A eBay-Seller was catched with 7.000 illegal keys :eek:

    Cheers
     
  18. computer geek

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    Holy ****
     
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