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    blacklion1725
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    Anyone who has successfully bought these (Office 2016) from ebay – could you please let me know which buyers you used – someone has asked me for a link – never done it this way and there’s so many on ebay don’t know where to start!

    Ta

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    RSB
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    I bought it from the guy below but he is not selling them or none left but for the few quid just take a chance on any with good feedback.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ORIGINAL-OFFICE-PROFESSIONAL-PLUS-2016-32-64BIT-LICENSE-KEY-SCRAP-PC-/272965364430

    Americans: Over Sexed, Over Payed and Over here, Wat Wat!

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    #14294

    The Duke
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    Vlapetro_3 I bought one off on the 14 of October for £3.49, and I using it now. He has very good feedback, 2000+ and a red star, whatever that means.

    Took me ten mins to scroll through my Gmail ebay purchase to find that out.  I have spending issues.

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    #14296

    blacklion1725
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    cheers both – Duke your bloke doesn’t appear to be selling either.

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    #14298

    The Duke
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    I think it was Dave that gave me a link to that guy.

    Tbh I still like 2003 and 2008(iirc) better. The ribbon never bothered me. I can only imagine how much the “ribbon out” people feel about the latest mess of office.

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    blacklion1725
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    I don’t like the ribbon – but ubit sorts that out. At work I have to lump the ribbon and still find it a real chore. I’ll sit tight for a bit and see if anyone has a recent recommendation. Some look dodgy(er) than others (lifetime/academic licence etc)

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    #14300

    The Duke
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    I’m surprised my key worked tbh.

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    Dave Rice
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    I’ve used all sorts. I used to operate on the theory that the more expensive may be more trustworthy, then I thought all I’m risking is less than a tenner, and as I’m using PayPal in fact I’m not risking anything!

    So if I was buying right now it’d be this one http://tinyurl.com/y73y3auh but it’ll probably sell out by the time you get there. Just go for anything advertising something like “Microsoft Office 2016 pro plus product key and download link” and use PayPal.

    I’ve not had a minutes trouble and I’ve bought 15 this year and nearly as many W10 Pro keys.

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    #14303

    blacklion1725
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    Cheers Dave – got there in time – all done.

    Search words noted if I need it again – appreciate it – ta.

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    I brought 3 (in one go) off ebay (lost who’m details) the first one worked and still does, the second worked but not no more, the third doesn’t. Not sure if they are linked to time use. Or do I still have the download that came with the keys. Or are they just dodgy.

    Dave if you had 15 successes, you’re on to a good un. 7 left at this time?

    Cheers
    John

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    #14348

    blacklion1725
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    Got confirmation that Dave’s recommendation all went AOK. They had to enter the product key to run the installer, and then again to activate. There was instructions to activate by phone if needs be, but it sailed through online so happy days.

    Thanks for the advice!

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    Dave Rice
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    The process is you login to the Microsoft site with your MS account and enter the product key. MS then works out what exact version the key applies to and asks you what language etc.

    It then starts a download of the installer which runs in the background (you can keep an eye on progress via the system tray).

    On first running it will ask you for the product key again so it can activate and whether you want open docs or MS formats as the default.

    All the sellers say you must use the key within 24 hours and you must follow the process i.e. don’t try and use it on your own installer. Why I don’t know. They are clearly sailing close to the wind but as Microsoft check the key and provide the installer (I think it may be customised in some way) and link the key to your MS account it must be legitimate if with restrictions.

    Microsoft do all sorts of licences for the same product. Indeed in the Corporate world we found we sometimes had to buy 2 licences. If you had a virtual machine running on a server that needed an Office licence. OK, fair enough, but so did the PC accessing that virtual machine!

    EDIT just been talking to someone I provided a key and instructions for a while ago. He waited a week or two before following the process and it worked just fine.

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