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Someone is offering me a deal to sell for them on ebay. I'll receive a $15 commission for each sale. Here's what they said:

"we buy softwares from Microsoft at extremely cheap costs, but being an Indian I am not able to sell on Ebay.com, you can list the product on behalf of me and take a share of the profits. The products are delivered digitally, that is I'll send over the CD Key and Download link and are way below market prices.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ws/eBayISA...ht_1834wt_1139

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI...m=120911943637
#illegal
  • Profile picture of the author af7850
    I believe that this is a scam.


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    • Profile picture of the author jhr57
      All the accountability is on you the Ebay seller. Most of the keys are temporary and only last 30 days. When the key quits working then the customer contacts you and more than likely reports you and then you get banned. The indian guy just moves on to the next Ebay seller and now you have no Ebay account. In other words don't do it.
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  • Profile picture of the author mmrumii
    Yes in my opinion it's a scam.
    But I don't know better about that sorry for that.
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  • Profile picture of the author Eduard Stinga
    I don't think it's illegal, it just sounds like a loophole in the "system", but it also sounds like a fast an unethical method to make a quick $, so I don't recommend getting into it.
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  • Profile picture of the author kevin1521
    Thanks guys, my main concern was copyrights. But I didn't think about all these issues. I won't do it.
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  • Profile picture of the author RRG
    Also, is it not a requirement on ebay to sell a physical product?
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  • Profile picture of the author kevin1521
    Anyone else have any other ideas?
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    • Profile picture of the author jhr57
      You mean ideas to make money on Ebay?
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  • Profile picture of the author Mav91890
    They are most likely msdn keys and will eventually go bad. Don't sell for this guy because you will be the one taking all the risk for little profit.
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  • Profile picture of the author kenmichaels
    Originally Posted by kevin1521 View Post

    Someone is offering me a deal to sell for them on ebay. I'll receive a $15 commission for each sale. Here's what they said:

    "we buy softwares from Microsoft at extremely cheap costs, but being an Indian I am not able to sell on Ebay.com, you can list the product on behalf of me and take a share of the profits. The products are delivered digitally, that is I'll send over the CD Key and Download link and are way below market prices.

    Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 - CD KEY & DIGITAL DOWNLOAD | eBay

    Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 - CD KEY & DIGITAL DOWNLOAD | eBay

    You posted that question, because deep down you KNEW something did not feel right.

    Learn to trust your gut instinct, its one of the most important tools you have.

    That guy is prob selling hacked / cracked codes/software.

    and if your selling it for him on ebay ... he cant be traced, but you can..
    so he takes his money and runs... and you wind up in court.

    I know your young and eager to EARN ... but ,

    be wary of the scum bag predators. They are everywhere.
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  • Profile picture of the author JScoppa
    Couldn't gave said it better.....
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  • Profile picture of the author ryansjacket
    Why can't Indians sell on ebay ???
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  • Profile picture of the author alfid
    Yep, that is FOR SURE a scam. Steer clear of it. I hope another good offer comes your way.
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    • Profile picture of the author shiloz
      ask if he got a license to sell them, i guess microsoft partners should have a code or something
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  • Profile picture of the author kevin1521
    Thanks everyone, I wont do it...
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  • Profile picture of the author electronik69
    I had a mate who used to do this what he did was he would sell the item, then when they brought it he would send them to a link on the pirate bay and then send them the product key through the mail.

    Cracked me up!
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