There a multiple signs that point to most `product key` only software being counterfeit.
with the case of trader sooke there are a number of flags indicating the software is not genuine
He has Windows 7 keys for sale when Microsoft did not sell windows 7 product keys by themselves.
There is also the neutral feedback he recieved for selling other Microsoft software that the buyer identified as being counterfeit.
All the current `Product Key` listings on TM are listed at buy-nows well below what even wholesalers would pay for Genuine Windows.
Sooke sold a copy of Windows 7 Pro for $69
when according to pricespy the cheapest price in NZ for just the OEM version is $200
The wholesale price available to resellers for this software is still over $180
There are many small mistakes in the description that show his software to be suspicious such as
it is only could be used for personal computer, not for business
The professional versions of Microsoft Windows family of software are specifically designed for businesses and is something an official Microsoft Seller would be aware of so his statement is misleading .
There is also a copy of Microsoft Office Pro Plus sold
for a ridiculous $86
Copies of Office Plus are only available under volume licenses to large corporation that purchase many copies for their business. they are not sold separately and are not available to home users.
Most counterfeit software is almost always accompanied by the `100% Genuine` Statement.
Why would a seller need to put such a statement apart from trying to allay any suspicions?