From: Jim on
I have just been searching for the best price for Windows XP home (OEM)
Cheapest seems to be around the �60 mark but then I came across this on
ebay:

Item no 290414850191

It's significantly cheaper than the other prices I've seen and so I
presume there must be a catch somewhere - I just can't see it.
The seller has very good feedback.

Would be grateful for your opinion!

Cheers, Jim
From: petrolcan on
In article <g_Ron.4342$Vh1.986(a)newsfe15.ams2>, Jim says...
>
> I have just been searching for the best price for Windows XP home (OEM)
> Cheapest seems to be around the £60 mark but then I came across this on
> ebay:
>
> Item no 290414850191
>
> It's significantly cheaper than the other prices I've seen and so I
> presume there must be a catch somewhere - I just can't see it.
> The seller has very good feedback.
>
> Would be grateful for your opinion!

Looks okay to me.

Not everyone on ebay selling software is a crook. At the end of the day
if it doesn't pass WGA you can always raise a paypal claim.
From: Peter Crosland on
"Jim" <jim(a)theseaside.co.uk> wrote in message
news:g_Ron.4342$Vh1.986(a)newsfe15.ams2...
>I have just been searching for the best price for Windows XP home (OEM)
> Cheapest seems to be around the �60 mark but then I came across this on
> ebay:
>
> Item no 290414850191
>
> It's significantly cheaper than the other prices I've seen and so I
> presume there must be a catch somewhere - I just can't see it.
> The seller has very good feedback.
>
> Would be grateful for your opinion!

As it says on the picture for installation only on a Dell PC. Anything else
is a breach of the licence.

Peter Crosland


From: PJK on
Jim wrote:

> The seller has very good feedback.
>

I wouldn't have said so.

Peter.
From: Jim on
Peter Crosland wrote:
>
> As it says on the picture for installation only on a Dell PC. Anything else
> is a breach of the licence.
>
> Peter Crosland
>
>

By chance it actually is for a 2nd hand Dell laptop I have bought :)
The picture says 'For distribution with a new Dell PC only' but the
seller says 'Can be installed on any PC' - seems contradictory to me?

Jim