Microsoft Office Pro fakes

Fake copies of Microsoft Office, operating systems, memory cards and flash drives, fake designer clothing... anything of that nature. At any given time TM offers thousands of fake itmes which breach their terms & conditions... and often do little about the problem. This is the place to discuss the issue.
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Re: Microsoft Office Pro fakes

Post by digidog » Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:30 pm

TradeMe decided to let this one run and Jerry's auction sold for $376. But he's just offered another license to watchers for $500. That proves the lie in this statement, surely?
Bought this for around $800, no longer need it because my friend give me his another activation code.

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing ... =626948885" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
C'mon TradeMe... clean up your act and remove these obvious fakes from your site.

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Re: Microsoft Office Pro fakes

Post by Googlybear » Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:32 am

This copy is too cheap to be genuine

Microsoft Office 2013 Pro Plus for 2 PCs!!!
http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/soft ... 087797.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
- Now withdrawn by TradeMe -
Buy Now: $225.00
is also a download only which is breaking TM terms

Office Pro Plus versions are only available to corporations under volume licenses.
http://www.microsoft.com/business/en-ie ... office2013" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Office Professional Plus 2013
Volume Licensing
Buy now

Office Standard 2013
Volume Licensing
Buy now

Office Professional 2013
€ 539.00
Buy now

Office Home & Business 2013
€ 269.00

Buy now
track309
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Members/Listin ... er=4747764" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Microsoft Office Pro fakes

Post by Googlybear » Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:37 am

jerrytrade is still listing his Office Pro at half the price of retail

http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/soft ... 188825.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
- Now withdrawn by TradeMe -

http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=603416" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

jerrytrade
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Members/Listin ... er=3887901" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Microsoft Office Pro fakes

Post by digidog » Sun Sep 29, 2013 1:02 am

Jerrytrade has already sold three fake copies of this software with the claim, "Bought this for around $800, no longer need it because my friend give me his another activation code." How many more copies of this fake Microsoft software will TradeMe allow him to sell? Sheeesh!

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Re: Microsoft Office Pro fakes

Post by digidog » Sun Sep 29, 2013 3:46 am

TM have finally stopped jerrytrade in his tracks and pulled his auction... but not until he'd got away with selling three earlier copies.

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Re: Microsoft Office Pro fakes

Post by Googlybear » Sat Oct 12, 2013 1:06 pm

http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/soft ... 214553.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
- Now withdrawn by TradeMe -
Start price: $330.00
I bought this from Zcom computer,still in sealed but this cannot install in my mac laptop, and my husband bought another new one for my mac laptop.
Who would buy $750 software without making sure it is compatible with their OS
Any shop would accept a return as long as the item had not been opened

The shop mentioned has no stock of the software.
http://www.zcom.co.nz/product_info.php? ... s_id=12067" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

ptash
Has not traded yet
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Members/Listin ... er=4793688" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Microsoft Office Pro fakes

Post by Googlybear » Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:52 pm

There has been a large drop in fake office Software once Microsoft had some luck busting large Chinese counterfeiting rings a while ago but there still a few around

Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Licence
http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/soft ... 254488.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Price: $150.00 per item
On successful purchase code will be emailed within a few hours but confirmation will be straight away
japuk
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Members/Listin ... er=3384133" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Microsoft Office Pro fakes

Post by Googlybear » Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:51 pm

Way too cheap to be genuine

Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Licence
http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/soft ... 938810.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
"This multiple-quantity listing closed and 6 items were sold"
Price: $200.00 per item
japuk
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Members/Listin ... er=3384133" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Microsoft Office Pro fakes

Post by Googlybear » Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:37 am

and it`s still being sold

Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Licence
http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/soft ... 395789.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Money back guaranteed on any issues
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Members/Listin ... er=3384133" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Microsoft Office Pro fakes

Post by Googlybear » Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:19 am

Microsoft® Office Professional Plus 2013
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing ... =690095999" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
- Now withdrawn by TradeMe -
unwanted gift.
Office plus is purchased under volume licensing only
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/busin ... 25637.aspx" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

qifeipan
96% positive feedback
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Members/Listin ... mber=73504" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Microsoft Office Pro fakes

Post by digidog » Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:40 am

Googlybear or another tech pro may be able to advise here. This new trader only joined this month and has three feedbacks, each for 50c purchases with free shipping. He's listed loads of MS software - Win7 and Win8 plus MS Office Pro. However in each case he's only sending a serial number. Can this possibly be kosher?

trader: jazzwow
name: Hector
loc'n: Manakau City
joined: March 2014
status: Authenticated - NOT AVed!

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Members/Listin ... er=5002692" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Microsoft Office Pro fakes

Post by Googlybear » Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:20 pm

The office software can be tricky as Microsoft do sell office with just a License/Activation Number and no disk.
it comes in a small cardboard package and the user then downloads the office installation files.
its becoming more common as Microsoft attempts its shift to subscription based software.

usually any type of this software where the license is just emailed instead of posting the official package is suspicious.
its possible he is just saving on shipping but unlikely and anyway the sending of products by email breaks TM Rules

With the high cost of Office PRO 2013, no one would be game enough list a genuine copy at $1 reserve
http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=821 ... 2013%20pro" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

i have never seen windows sold without a disk though and the price on this auction is too low

Even the OEM Version of Windows sells for over $140
http://pricespy.co.nz/#rparams=ss=windows%208%20eng" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Microsoft Office Pro fakes

Post by Googlybear » Sat Mar 29, 2014 4:44 am

this one by a new user

MS Office 2013 Professional Key
http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/soft ... 701626.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
- Sold for $150 -
This is a genuine key purchased from Microsoft
Right... just like all these dodgy sellers
https://www.google.co.nz/#q=%22This+is+ ... crosoft%22" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

peterberg1
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http://www.trademe.co.nz/Members/Listin ... er=4934621" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Microsoft Office Pro fakes

Post by Smegzor » Fri May 02, 2014 9:21 am

I recently purchased Office 2013 Pro Plus from a trader for less than $200 and he is claiming that I purchased an individual license. From reading here it sounds like he definitely sold me a fake though it did activate.
The listing went like this "OFFICE 2013 PRO PLUS 1 PC's (Full Version License)". Also the key arrived by email in an unofficial pdf document that he made. So... fake?

Fortunately I have since learned that I can buy Access for $109 from Microsoft which is all I actually need so if it stops working, that's what it will cost me to fix it.

I have shared my suspicions with Trademe though the seller has stellar feedback.

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Re: Microsoft Office Pro fakes

Post by Foggyone » Fri May 02, 2014 10:04 pm

Or you can obtain LibreOffice for $0 which will do most of what M$ Office does.

I can't understand the desire of some people to follow the herd and waste their money. There is very little reason for most users to enrich Bill Gates!
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