Discussion in 'General Software and Applications' started by Deckard, Jun 29, 2014.
I've used G2A for games, was ok and backed with paypal, but that seems too cheap
Hello sunn, is this legit for real?
Sheeesh that is cheap.
Folks, I am going to just say it how it is: Avoid any Microsoft Windows keys below $80. Unless it's directly from Microsoft or a company you are able to guarantee a refund from if the key is not legitimate/stolen/whatever, stay away from it. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Never brought a software key from G2A.com but I have brought many many Steam keys, Origin keys, and other game keys from there. Always had top notch service from their 24hour help desk as well.
Those W8/8.1 keys are from marketplace users only, this is basically other people (like me or you) selling their key online (obviously it should of been tested to make sure its not already been used). But seen as its backed up by paypal and the legit service of G2A.com I would say that its a pretty sweet deal.
Although you will have to wait in a que to talk to the one of the G2A helpdesk people in order to get your key. It is not automatically sent out to you.
Thanks for the info.
Ill keep you posted, Thanks for checking :thumbup:
WOW, sounds too good to be true. But what really looks suspicious are the Office 2013 Professional Plus prices, I mean 36 bucks for a full activation key, c'mon!
I sent that link in a reply to my previous email with MS, and got this reply:
Good day! Thank you for responding.
I have gone over the link you have provided and this is not a legitimate Microsoft online retailer. Thank you so much for sending us this link for this will help us in our further investigations. We always strive to create a positive customer experience and that starts in purchasing a genuine Microsoft products. Please advise everyone regarding this matter.
Again, thank you for this.
Microsoft Customer Service
Why would you do this?
The keys may be questionable but they work.
Because it's a scam site selling 180 day VL keys which will deactivate after 6 months
Yes they work, but they are not genuine and will be useless after half a year
I could activate a machine for 6 months for free, but it will deactivate after that time, whoever is selling these keys is ripping people off
EDIT - Plus OP said he had checked them out and they were definitely genuine MS partners, if they were, there would be no harm in checking with MS
Those keys could trace back to an unknown server and steal any info on your PC.
You never know these days, they could look and act legit but really not be.
It's happened before in the past.
Instead of registering to a legitimate MS server, it could be a masked server somewhere in Timbucktoo.
Not possible, if the OS image is legitimate. Even a hacked image would require a separate 'activator' or a pre-activated image.
The site links you to a true ISO image download (Digital River).
As for being VL keys, the site says clearly 'retail' keys. It would be easy enough to confirm if the keys were VL just by buying two or more, since VL keys are identical.
Well they're bound to state they are Retail, people wouldn't buy them otherwise
Either way, they only give 180 day guarantee, which is VL / KMS activation length
And MS say they are not genuine resellers / partners, ie: illegally selling dodgy keys
OP could check to see if the key activated his machine permanently or only for 180 days by running this command from and elevated Command Prompt
If he has been activated for 180 days, it will say how many days are left before it deactivates
If the key activated the machine permanently, it will say this:
^Then G2A seems legit...I tried a key for W8 standard and it says activated permanently.
Heads up, JackFrags endorses G2A. If you don't know who he is, look him up.
Just out of curiosity, how could a VL key alone activate a Retail install?
I thought id give it a punt and running that command on my install produces the same result as pictured above.