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Topic # 31339 13-Mar-2009 15:07
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Hi,

I just won a copy of Office 2007 Professional but I've already got it so I'd like to sell it.  I won it at a IT Students Association meeting.  I believe it originally came from Lapshop (http://www.lapshop.co.nz) which is basically a store primarily for students.  It didn't come with retail packaging as outlined here on their site.  I'll copy paste it here anyway -

Q.  Is this a complete version of the software?

A.   Yes. The software itself is identical to the full retail package. What it does not include is the retail packaging (the box and installation instructions) or manual.

Q.  Does the license come with media?

A.   The program offering has both a license and media cost. The media (CDs) for these products contain the unique product authorisation key necessary to install the software. For that reason every license must be sold with a copy of the media.

It is in a thick paper package much like the packaging you get when you get trial software from MS.  I have opened the package and looked inside but have not used the product key or installed the software.  The package comes with 2 CD's.  I live on the North Shore but I'm in Auckland most days so you could see it before you buy.  

You can get it at Lapshop for $169 so anything less than that is great and price is obviously negotiable.  Please PM if you are interested or post any questions!


Thanks!
Daniel 


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  Reply # 201061 13-Mar-2009 16:19
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I find this very odd:


Q.  Can I continue to use the software when I leave the tertiary Institution?

A.   You own the software in perpetuity. You can continue to use it even when you leave the tertiary institution.

 

As typically the end user is licenced to use the software under very restrictive EULAs.

If I OWN the software, in perpetuity, that really opens some doors....

I bet the EULA tells a different story to this part of the "Microsoft Student Select Program Information"










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  Reply # 201066 13-Mar-2009 16:34
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Yeah you make a good point.. presumably they've just said that to simplify how the restrictions (if any) are conveyed to the student.  However I agree that it probably isn't a good idea for them to attempt to simplify an EULA agreement. 


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