Question Wanting to upgrade from Windows Server 2008 R2 to a newer version of Windows Server, but....

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I am wanting to upgrade from Windows Server 2008 R2 to a newer version of Windows Server, but, want to make sure the product I buy is legitimate. With that being said, I really don't want to spend $1500 just to get a new license of Windows Server. I've seen on Amazon, licenses uch as this: https://www.amazon.com/Windows-Server-2012-Standart-OEM/dp/B083M5XSQF

And this: https://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Server-2019-Essentials-2CPU/dp/B07JZ5L7NH , but was wondering if any of those are legitimate. Granted, the 2019 there says "By Microsoft", I still want to be sure.
Than there's that Server 2012... by "MS Server"..... That's kind of suspicious. $185 USD. But than again, maybe someone here bought a license for a Microsoft Product off of Amazon, and it's legitimate and works. And I'd really rather not mess with the Cloud (Azure)...
Thank you in advance for any responses to this thread.
 
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Server 2012, "By MS Server" and $185....hahaha

That is all sorts of 'not legit'.

It costs what it costs.
Where are you seeing "$1500"?

Direct from MS:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/cloud-platform/windows-server-pricing
Not sure exactly where I saw $1500, but I saw it somewhere on Microsoft.com. As I said, not sure exactly where.
Server Essentials is really all I'd need, but don't want to spend $501 on it. Any ideas if https://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Server-2019-Essentials-2CPU/dp/B07JZ5L7NH is legit? I know I bought my Windows 10 Professional disc and key from Amazon - it's legit and it said "By Microsoft" on the page.

With all this being said, I might just have to throw $500 and some change at MS.

EDIT!:
Why is MS charging $501 for the Essentials on their https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/cloud-platform/windows-server-pricing page, but only $369 for this, if this is indeed Microsoft selling it through Amazon? https://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Server-2019-Essentials-2CPU/dp/B07JZ5L7NH - Something doesn't add up here.
 
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$501 is what it costs.

$369 at Amazon may be legit.

Just like a Win 10 Home license from Amazon is a little bit cheaper than direct from MS.
$100 vs $130.
I think I might go ahead and try the one from Amazon ($369).
Wish me luck

EDIT: When you click Microsoft on the amazon page for it, it goes to a thing where Microsoft is on Amazon.
 

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