Purchasing VS.NET on eBay

Discussion in 'MCSD' started by John, Sep 23, 2003.

  1. John

    John Guest

    I think this should be on topic. Many of us here may have considered
    purchasing Visual Studio.NET on eBay or other web auction sites. However, I
    would like to issue a warning that there are some sellers who will list the
    2003 promotional upgrade (for sale by Microsoft for $29), evaluation copies
    or other limited license versions for $200 - $600. In many cases, there will
    be nothing in the item description, other than the 'part number', that would
    hint of it's identity. The seller will then argue that the buyer should have
    verified the part number and will not issue a refund or exchange. The seller
    will also maintain that the item photo is not required to match the actual
    product shipped. I thought this would be good advice for potential buyers to
    have before making a purchase.
    John, Sep 23, 2003
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    Kline Sphere Guest

    On ebay, you pay the money and take a change, so it's not surprising
    people get mislead.....

    On Tue, 23 Sep 2003 11:54:26 -0400, "John" <> wrote:

    >I think this should be on topic. Many of us here may have considered
    >purchasing Visual Studio.NET on eBay or other web auction sites. However, I
    >would like to issue a warning that there are some sellers who will list the
    >2003 promotional upgrade (for sale by Microsoft for $29), evaluation copies
    >or other limited license versions for $200 - $600. In many cases, there will
    >be nothing in the item description, other than the 'part number', that would
    >hint of it's identity. The seller will then argue that the buyer should have
    >verified the part number and will not issue a refund or exchange. The seller
    >will also maintain that the item photo is not required to match the actual
    >product shipped. I thought this would be good advice for potential buyers to
    >have before making a purchase.
    >
    Kline Sphere, Sep 23, 2003
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    Jay Walters Guest

    Great comment...

    It's always best to do some research on the seller. If
    the seller isn't willing to provide information or
    something seems to good to be true ... then beware.


    >-----Original Message-----
    >I think this should be on topic. Many of us here may

    have considered
    >purchasing Visual Studio.NET on eBay or other web

    auction sites. However, I
    >would like to issue a warning that there are some

    sellers who will list the
    >2003 promotional upgrade (for sale by Microsoft for

    $29), evaluation copies
    >or other limited license versions for $200 - $600. In

    many cases, there will
    >be nothing in the item description, other than the 'part

    number', that would
    >hint of it's identity. The seller will then argue that

    the buyer should have
    >verified the part number and will not issue a refund or

    exchange. The seller
    >will also maintain that the item photo is not required

    to match the actual
    >product shipped. I thought this would be good advice for

    potential buyers to
    >have before making a purchase.
    >
    >
    >.
    >
    Jay Walters, Sep 24, 2003
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