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# 176994 18-Jul-2015 12:56
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Surprised why TM do not ban them?

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Members/Listings.aspx?member=5452783

http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/software/ms-office/auction-919336312.htm

http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/software/ms-office/auction-919472802.htm

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  # 1346695 18-Jul-2015 13:02
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Did Peter Reader miss that one? : )

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  # 1346697 18-Jul-2015 13:08
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I was expecting the first reply to be: Hmmmm. Here we go.




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  # 1346711 18-Jul-2015 13:20
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trademe LOL - hello peter

EDIT doesnt work cry

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  # 1346866 18-Jul-2015 16:51
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The two auction links have been removed, and the user now has no listings - so somebody seems to be listening.

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  # 1346895 18-Jul-2015 18:09
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Looking at their feedback, looks like another of those scum balls that gets an MSDN subscription then sells the keys on Trademe/eBay, leaving the buyer holding the bag for pirating software when Microsoft blacklists the key.

Why are people so stupid they keep falling for it?

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  # 1346914 18-Jul-2015 18:21
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Kyanar: Why are people so stupid they keep falling for it?


because people are always looking out for a deal, and dont realise some times things are too good to be true

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  # 1346941 18-Jul-2015 20:59
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Kyanar: Looking at their feedback, looks like another of those scum balls that gets an MSDN subscription then sells the keys on Trademe/eBay, leaving the buyer holding the bag for pirating software when Microsoft blacklists the key.

That's one I haven't heard before. MSDN subscription is not cheap. If it is being paid with a stolen credit card I guess that does not matter to them, but otherwise the break even seems fairly high for that kind of fraud.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1346943 18-Jul-2015 21:07
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I guess that selling something for cash that has been bought using a stolen credit card is a convenient money laundering scheme.


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  # 1347049 19-Jul-2015 00:25

gzt:
Kyanar: Looking at their feedback, looks like another of those scum balls that gets an MSDN subscription then sells the keys on Trademe/eBay, leaving the buyer holding the bag for pirating software when Microsoft blacklists the key.

That's one I haven't heard before. MSDN subscription is not cheap. If it is being paid with a stolen credit card I guess that does not matter to them, but otherwise the break even seems fairly high for that kind of fraud.


or TechNet, which was a lot cheaper.

Now, ended - probably due to those aholes.

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  # 1347914 20-Jul-2015 18:29
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gzt:
Kyanar: Looking at their feedback, looks like another of those scum balls that gets an MSDN subscription then sells the keys on Trademe/eBay, leaving the buyer holding the bag for pirating software when Microsoft blacklists the key.

That's one I haven't heard before. MSDN subscription is not cheap. If it is being paid with a stolen credit card I guess that does not matter to them, but otherwise the break even seems fairly high for that kind of fraud.


No, they lie to Microsoft to get either BizSpark or DreamSpark which includes MSDN for free for startups in certain areas (BizSpark) or students (DreamSpark).  I'm half expecting Microsoft to can those programs due to jerks like the TM/eBay people.

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  # 1347970 20-Jul-2015 19:35
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Hmm here we go ....




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  # 1351460 25-Jul-2015 08:34
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Wow!

http://www.trademe.co.nz/a.aspx?id=922880248

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  # 1351463 25-Jul-2015 08:53
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Gamegeek: Wow!

http://www.trademe.co.nz/a.aspx?id=922880248

Did you use the community watch link to report the listing?

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  # 1351464 25-Jul-2015 08:58
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Is that not legal? Does breaching ms eula illegal on trademe?




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  # 1351566 25-Jul-2015 12:57
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joker97: Is that not legal? Does breaching ms eula illegal on trademe?


It is illegal.

Student licences are $10.

Tossers like this will kill the scheme.

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