I've just bought windows xp pro and office 2003 for £10, which sounds too good to be true, but he has good feedback and promises he has the product key codes. (Item number: 7194719112) When it arrives, is there anyway I can check its going to work, that the product keys are valid, before I uninstall whats already on my pc?
I have to agree, there is no way more than £500 worth of software bought for £10 is going to be genuine. I wouldn't even bother with it. What I would do is contact Microsoft and give them the product keys, explaining how I came by the software, and letting them take it from there.
Too good to be true is always a gamble. Generally "Too good to be true" always means it isn't, but for a tenner I would certainly be willing to try it on one of my spare computers to see. If it doesn't do what it says on the tin I can always take it off and no harm done.
Unfortunately, it can only be bought via Paypal. I don't have and don't want a Paypal account.
He's also selling Dreamweaver for a tenner and Autocad for a quid. Also seems to have quite large stocks. I would be interested to see what turns up. If they are genuine retail products ( and I suppose they could be) why are they being sold at this price. Ten times what is being asked would still be a bargain.
Commonsense must tell you that nobody is going to be selling the genuine article for such a ridiculously low sum. You've paid £10 for an illegal item, and you may as well throw it in the bin when it arrives.