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Is this a legal license? For sale on ebay..

Postby jaru-eri » Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:04 pm

Is this a legal license for a full version of Aspire?

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Re: Is this a legal license? For sale on ebay..

Postby ger21 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:47 pm

That would be like someone selling a new car for $500.

No, can't be legal.
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Re: Is this a legal license? For sale on ebay..

Postby BrianM » Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:18 am

We have reported this and hopefully it will be removed.

As Gerry implies, this is unfortunately just another thief on the internet.

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Re: Is this a legal license? For sale on ebay..

Postby Jozua » Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:18 pm

Thank you Vectric,
Simply another scammer trying to make money out of another Companies products. :evil: :evil: :evil:
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Postby ger21 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:35 pm

I had reported it as well.
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Re: Is this a legal license? For sale on ebay..

Postby martin54 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:12 pm

+1 lol, although not sure if they take action when it comes from someone not associated with the company.

As to the original question well if it looks far to cheap then it's almost 100% sure to be pirate software, happens with lots of programs unfortunately. Personally I won't touch any of it, my reasons are quite simple, I run a business & in the UK one of the Government agencies (think it's customs & excise) have the right to walk in & ask to do a software audit. It's happened to me twice, once was a snap VAT inspection where they went through my accounts as well & the other time was just auditing software. Both different business names & years apart :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Is this a legal license? For sale on ebay..

Postby Rcnewcomb » Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:46 pm

When you see bootleg software on an eBay site you can flag the listing using the Report Item link that is at the top of the item description section.
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You can then answer the questions on why you are reporting this item.
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Re: Is this a legal license? For sale on ebay..

Postby Adrian » Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:34 pm

Problem is they completely ignore it. I've reported many, many listings over the years for all sorts of dodgy dealings including pirated software like this and not a single one has ever been removed. I've even phoned them when it was businesses that were taking money away from mine by ripping people off and all they say is that they can't talk about other sellers only your own listings.
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Re: Is this a legal license? For sale on ebay..

Postby BrianM » Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:25 am

We are now part of Ebay's VeRO program so we can report the sellers and get the listings removed. It did take a long time to get to this position though. Previously just using the 'Report' button it was ALWAYS ignored unfortunately.

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Re: Is this a legal license? For sale on ebay..

Postby martin54 » Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:42 am

BrianM wrote:We are now part of Ebay's VeRO program so we can report the sellers and get the listings removed. It did take a long time to get to this position though. Previously just using the 'Report' button it was ALWAYS ignored unfortunately.

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Of course it was, doing the right thing doesn't make them any money :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Is this a legal license? For sale on ebay..

Postby nicksilva » Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:03 pm

Adrian wrote:Problem is they completely ignore it. I've reported many, many listings over the years for all sorts of dodgy dealings including pirated software like this and not a single one has ever been removed.


yes they don't listen to the unwashed public. I've had some unauthorized product removed by contacting the legal counsel of the company about it. Lawyers they will listen to. cheers!
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Re: Is this a legal license? For sale on ebay..

Postby TReischl » Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:49 pm

Took a look at it last evening. Sheesh.

I am running v4.5 and of course it is very tempting, for all of about .2 seconds.

This person(s) is quite clever, their verbiage makes it sound as if the software must be activated legally.

"- If you do not intend to follow necessary activation procedure, please, do not buy this item."

Uh, huh. Then why would someone pay them $21.49 and then have to pay Vectric the license or upgrade fee when they could just download the software from Vectric and save $21.49?

I am thinking though, that Vectric should offer all us old folks an AARP/Senior citizen discount! Darn kids, trying to take our Social Security all the time! (that was a funny).

Edit: I am with Martin on this one. Ebay does not seem to have any reason to remove listings. It is all about their profits. I used to love eBay, about 15 years ago, had real people really auctioning items off. Now, it is so cluttered with "importers" it is almost impossible to find a real auction item.
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