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Microsoft Office Professional 2021 for Windows: Lifetime License
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Lifetime license for MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, OneNote, Publisher, & Access
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Office Professional 2021 includes:
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Last Edited by drinkingbird December 5, 2022 at 05:40 PM
Buyer beware, these are not legitimate keys, and can be deactivated anytime. You will be out $30 when that happens. Also keep an eye on your credit card statement as people have complained about fraud after dealing with the seller (gamestop is not the seller, a foreign 3rd party is)

You can easily check if these are retail keys after installing and activating. Microsoft gives you the instructions on how to do this here: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us...cense-type

Here below is a cut-and-paste from the terminal window of what someone get with a key from this deal. (The ID fields sanitized to protect my own license, of course). Some people are getting MSDN subscription Retail version of MS Office 2021 ProProfessional.

MSDN subscription keys are NOT supposed to be resell and should ONLY be use by the single MSDN subscriber.

PS C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16> cscript ospp.vbs /dstatus
Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.812
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

---Processing--------------------------
---------------------------------------
PRODUCT ID: XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-AA467
SKU ID: xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-c4a078e8912d
LICENSE NAME: Office 21, Office21ProPlus2021MSDNR_Retail edition
LICENSE DESCRIPTION: Office 21, RETAIL channel
LICENSE STATUS: ---LICENSED---
Last 5 characters of installed product key: XXXXX


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RelaxedSoda4663 asked this question on 10-07-2022 at 04:44 PM
10-08-2022 at 08:38 AM
Yes
10-08-2022 at 11:16 PM
Yes.
Think of it like Penny Smashing: Even the people that enjoy it *think* it's illegal, but it's not.
10-09-2022 at 08:33 PM
I don't think so, it might not be genuine, seller is not an authorized Microsoft partner: sold by "nerdused" !!
10-20-2022 at 05:47 AM
this seller are selling in his website "Nerdused" store only 32 bucks
https://nerdused.co.uk/microsoft-office-2021-professional-plus/
msang2323 asked this question on 10-08-2022 at 01:46 PM
10-09-2022 at 04:42 PM
Totally fine.
10-11-2022 at 04:34 PM
I was concerned about this but I still bought it and it can be registered to your account.
mypawlak asked this question on 10-12-2022 at 10:43 AM
10-12-2022 at 10:43 AM
Office 2021 doesn't expire or make you pay for it annually. It should get security updates and such for four more years or so, but you do not get newer versions of Office or anything.

It's also not a legitimate license because it's a pirated key, but it will work. (Probably do not ever ask Microsoft support for help with it.)
11-12-2022 at 01:41 PM
If this is a pirated key and you suggest not contacting Microsoft, is anyone else wondering why "Slickdeals" is allowing this to be sold on their platform? Shouldn't we expect them to make legitimate offerings on their site for our convenience and protections?
rayizm asked this question on 10-10-2022 at 01:23 PM
10-10-2022 at 06:31 PM
Yes but technically you will have to uninstall this on the old computer before installing it on the new computer
bduke asked this question on 10-10-2022 at 03:21 PM
10-10-2022 at 06:32 PM
No, you will not get the new version. This license is just for this version. You will either purchase Office 2025 down the road separately or subscribe to Office 365 to always be on the latest version
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Yet another StackSocial skin.

See all the dozens of other posts promoting this grey market license key junk
Can this be installed on multiple machines, or is it a lifetime license for the machine it's installed on?

EDIT: Just reread the post and answered my own question:

"One-time purchase installed on 1 Windows PC for use at home or work"
It isn't GameStop. It's GameSpot. So, you're not buying from a retailer.

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Yet another StackSocial skin.

See all the dozens of other posts promoting this grey market license key junk
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Can't go too wrong buying the latest Office Pro for $36....'grey market' or not, who cares? If MS wanted to stop this type of thing from happening....they would. They are making more money selling cheap licenses than keeping the price up and driving people to pirate it, and protecting their market share from FREE google office apps. Plenty of morons are still going to pay $220 on Amazon for this, so try not to lose too much sleep over the PnL impact to Microsoft from selling cheap Office keys.
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Can this be installed on multiple machines, or is it a lifetime license for the machine it's installed on?

EDIT: Just reread the post and answered my own question:

"One-time purchase installed on 1 Windows PC for use at home or work"
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Can't go too wrong buying the latest Office Pro for $36....'grey market' or not, who cares? If MS wanted to stop this type of thing from happening....they would. They are making more money selling cheap licenses than keeping the price up and driving people to pirate it, and protecting their market share from FREE google office apps. Plenty of morons are still going to pay $220 on Amazon for this, so try not to lose too much sleep over the PnL impact to Microsoft from selling cheap Office keys.
Microsoft doesn't make any money from this. It must be a volume license which the gray market seller paid a fixed fee. Microsoft could stop this but with the side effect of blocking legitimate licenses. So they eat this cost.

If Microsoft decides to block this, $36 is not much to lose. But again why would you pay pretty much a pirate $36? Might as well download the bootleg for free. It's stupid to pay for a pirated copy.
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Differences between Pro and Pro Plus?
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Differences between Pro and Pro Plus?
Pro Plus includes Skype for business. I bought mine from another seller and it's an MSDN license and registered in my Microsoft account. It was less than $30 so no big loss if it's deactivated, which I don't think will happen.
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What happens to the data stored on the 1TB OneDrive available with the subscription model? I can also share my subscription with 4 people who each get their own 1 TB of OneDrive. I saw this deal today on Mashable, but with my employer discount the subscription was $79 per year. That cost isn't too bad for 5 individuals to use.
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Microsoft doesn't make any money from this. It must be a volume license which the gray market seller paid a fixed fee. Microsoft could stop this but with the side effect of blocking legitimate licenses. So they eat this cost.

If Microsoft decides to block this, $36 is not much to lose. But again why would you pay pretty much a pirate $36? Might as well download the bootleg for free. It's stupid to pay for a pirated copy.
Microsoft did make money by selling the original volume license. Don't you think it's far more likely that MS just agrees to look the other way when their volume customers are hit by economic downturns and don't need the full volume they licensed? You know that MS will be pushing volume towards their licensees when they're trying to make their sales targets for a quarter. This is just how business is done. Mutual back scratching
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I'll never understand people who get bent about this. IF it were a problem M$ would close that pipe. But more importantly, what kind of pedantic psycho chastises others over some line in a EULA being violated.

Bet these guys are fun at parties.
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Is this legit?
Why?
I was suspicious too, did the transaction with Amex since they have a good record of refunding. Got 15% on top of it. Came to $13 something.
Digital key. They send you an email with instructions. Valid key, worked without any issue.
Don't know about it's legit or legal, I know it works. Don't have 30 plus mulla to spend on O2021.
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