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Topic # 199163 7-Aug-2016 11:14
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As apart of our dealings with a certain supplier, we get free ESET Smart Security 1 year 1 PC licenses, (those ones that should be sold with a new PC) 

 

Would anyone be interested in purchasing said licenses? They go for about $84 on ESET's website, so I guess we could sell them for $30?

 

 Or does anyone think that it is wrong to sell them, or is it a grey area? 

 

I personally don't think it's wrong as we are promoting their software for future use because after you put the license in you are required to put in your name and email address and particulars.

 

Thoughts?

 

 


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  Reply # 1605786 7-Aug-2016 11:51
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Maybe the big a** writing "OEM can only be sold with a new PC" will answer your question.

 

 

 

No grey area about it, you can only sell it when you sell a new computer.  OEM software is normally included in the price over all price of the hardward

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1606125 7-Aug-2016 22:00
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tripp:

 

Maybe the big a** writing "OEM can only be sold with a new PC" will answer your question.

 

No grey area about it, you can only sell it when you sell a new computer.  OEM software is normally included in the price over all price of the hardward

 

 

 

Computer Lounge sell OEM copies of Windows without requiring a PC to be bought along with it (http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview.asp?partid=25097). I've been trying to find confirmation but so far my google-foo has failed but I seem to remember that the suppliers' OEM restrictions are unenforceable in NZ.


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  Reply # 1606137 7-Aug-2016 22:17
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Maybe contact chilisoft(?) and ask if they could make an exception?




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  Reply # 1606156 8-Aug-2016 01:41
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MadEngineer:

 

Maybe contact chilisoft(?) and ask if they could make an exception?

 

 

 

 

Thanks I'll ask them tomorrow, we resell ESET with them, I mostly wanted to know if anyone would be interested in buying them since we don't have any use for them.


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  Reply # 1606194 8-Aug-2016 09:17
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It is a good product (or, when I was reselling it a few years ago, it was), and $30 for a copy is very reasonable.


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  Reply # 1606220 8-Aug-2016 09:58
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trig42:

 

It is a good product (or, when I was reselling it a few years ago, it was), and $30 for a copy is very reasonable.

 

 

Whilst we have very few issues with Eset, I've actually yet to see Eset stop Cryptolocker variants. MANY machines that have been infected have been running the latest versions and up to date definitions of Eset.


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  Reply # 1606334 8-Aug-2016 13:46
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Worth calling chilisoft if you see that happen - they're awesome to deal with over the phone.

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  Reply # 1606346 8-Aug-2016 14:19
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networkn:

 

Whilst we have very few issues with Eset, I've actually yet to see Eset stop Cryptolocker variants. MANY machines that have been infected have been running the latest versions and up to date definitions of Eset.

 

 

Its really not as good at malware prevention as its reputation would suggest.
Been selling it for years, seen plenty get past it. Incl cryto.
Just the fact that I need to use freeware to remove infections from PC's says it all

 

However, it is getting better. It was once truly awefull at malware detection .
And it is quite stable (the AV only versions) .

 

But anyway, breaking Esets term & conditions : just one small step away from piracy :-)
Just because some companies do it, doesnt make it OK.

 

 




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  Reply # 1606471 8-Aug-2016 17:27
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Decided not to call them as I'm pretty sure now what they will say, guess I'll be using them for toilet paper for the foreseeable future :D


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  Reply # 1606653 8-Aug-2016 23:14
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lNomNoml:

 

Decided not to call them as I'm pretty sure now what they will say, guess I'll be using them for toilet paper for the foreseeable future :D

 



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