Who would be interested in buying retail Windows XP pro?

Threepwood

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Found a contact overseas that can send them over.

They would be Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2. I'm not 100% if they are 32-bit or 64-bit yet, or if I can source both, I'll find out soon.

I'm sure I can re sell them for a reasonable amount, but I want to see what people on this forum think before I go buy a whole lot.

I was hoping there might be some interest. I for one have been looking for a retail XP pro, and it seems you can't get them here anymore.

Opinions please.
 

Pooky

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I know a few pirate's and demon's who can send me some too! :D
 

Threepwood

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These are originals, I'm certain, if that's what you're getting at.

I'm not going off to order any right away, as I still have to verify this companies integrity (somehow :D). I would probably try get a sample before buying in bulk to make sure.

Rest assured, I do not expect anyone to pay for a pirate copy. I do not intend to import pirate copies.
 

flamtech

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You better be pretty sure that it is original products otherwise you will be getting a visit from BSA, and those guys are mean! I have seen an “original” OEM Office CD imported from the USA. Shrink-wrapped, serial number, the works. Turns out to be a fake. It’s done so good that the man in the street can’t see the difference but the guys from M$ can see the difference!
 

Threepwood

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You better be pretty sure that it is original products otherwise you will be getting a visit from BSA, and those guys are mean! I have seen an “original” OEM Office CD imported from the USA. Shrink-wrapped, serial number, the works. Turns out to be a fake. It’s done so good that the man in the street can’t see the difference but the guys from M$ can see the difference!

You have a point there. I haven't seen anything to suggest they may be pirated, but there's not a lot to go on.
The fact that it's retail box probably doesn't make it more diffucult to pirate, I'm sure.

I guess the only way to know for sure is try it with a single copy and see what I get.

I'll just make a promise to M$ and the BSA to destry it if it is pirate. Maybe I could tell them that I found it, and was on my way to hand it in to the police? :D

Anyone have ideas about how to ensure a foreign companies ruputeability? I did find them on an Internet trading kind of site, so I could at least report them there if it is pirate.
 

Threepwood

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Seriously folks.

I'm totally serious about assertaining the authenticity of these OSs before trying to sell them on.

I think what I will do is contact M$ and see how easy it is for them to validate the authenticity of the product before I buy, then order one copy and take it along to M$ for them to inspect.

If it passes inspection I will then order a test batch for resale.

In the meantime though, assuming it would be a genuine article, contact me via PM and let me know if you're an interested buyer. That way I can get an idea of how many I should bring over, if it comes to that.
 

Nokkie

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These are originals, I'm certain, if that's what you're getting at.

I'm not going off to order any right away, as I still have to verify this companies integrity (somehow :D). I would probably try get a sample before buying in bulk to make sure.

Rest assured, I do not expect anyone to pay for a pirate copy. I do not intend to import pirate copies.


I would order 3 samples or one copy just to make sure these are original..

u don't want to end up with alot of them; it will be a waist of money.
 
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