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<A HREF="http://cgi.ebay.com/Microsoft-Windows-XP-Pro-SEALED-W-COA_W0QQitemZ7190975444QQcategoryZ41888QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem" target="_new">Windows XP OS</A>

How in the world do they get it for so cheap and sell it for much less than any other store out there? I wonder if it's a scam or I'm just missing something. I know the prices are outrageous in the first place but there is a pretty significant difference in price.

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dhlucke

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One of the buyers claims the software is illegal

Software ended up being illegal. Failing Windows validation. Ignores my emails.

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Lol.

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riser

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It's legit. The seller has access to a distributor. One of the popular distributors is www.malabs.com, where you can buy a 3 pack for about $150-200. The more you buy, the cheaper they get. The software has about a 200% markup on it when it hits the store shelves.

Besides that, I don't find OS's to be over priced, considering how long they're used and how much work goes into them. XP has been around.. 3 years now? Maybe closer to 4. If you get it for $200, you're paying 50/year, which is a computer game, that you'll normally play for 3-4 months, then quit.

Games are the rip off, the OS is a better investment. It's a big upfront cost, but it's something you're always using when you're on your computer.
 

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I was doing this for my brother because he wanted to start a custom computer business.

But to me, I'm a cheap arse, like wusy. I use a corporate OS myself, and Half Life 2 is all I need for games. The rest of the misc software I download.

But I mentioned to him about going to distributors for reselling. I don't really know where to start looking but that site looked great. I'll have to look into it a bit more.

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riser

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It's one of the distributors.. you need a password to view pricing, which if you call and setup an account, you get the password and stuff. They'll require an account number to a checking account that has like $20,000 in it.. or at least it was 3 years ago. It may have changed since then.
The passwords change quarterly, it used to be "maddr" when DDR memory was big. It's a really good site and things are amazingly cheap, but you need to be a business to order anything from them.