The price of the Windows 10 Home Edition is $119.99 while the Pro Edition costs $80 more. There are many people living in poor countries who think these prices are exaggerated and because of this, usually downloading pirated copies of Windows 10 from the internet instead of spending money on a discounted license offered by retailers like Amazon.
A product key for Windows 7 Pro can cost $100 or more, and users are not interested in paying that much money on an old version of Windows. However, those who are smart enough can find cheap product keys on the online marketplace eBay, where they go for less than $20.
When finding a cheap Windows Product Key on one of the online marketplaces, sellers claim their product key is genuine, comes from third-party Microsoft resellers, is a lifetime activation, and that its updates really work. Martin Brinkmann of GHacks performed an experiment and purchased product keys for Windows 10 Pro, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 7 Pro and Windows 10 Enterprise
. To his surprise, he received a key within two minutes after hitting the payment button while the other keys were sent to him in less than an hour.
Brinkmann explained that merchants usually provide links to Microsoft servers from where customers are able to download the operating system, with a product key costing between $10 and $15. Enterprise editions are found at the same price as the Pro editions, but buyers must be careful not give money to fake sellers. This is why it’s very important to verify them before making purchases, even for product keys of previous Windows versions.
Of course, buying products from sellers on eBay and other marketplaces is very risky as you could end up with a product key that expires after a period of time — forcing you to spend more money on a new one.
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