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Is Pre-Owned Software "As Good As New"?

Posted by Discount Licensing on Aug 28, 2019 11:46:26 AM

Many people liken pre-owned software to second-hand objects, assuming that there will be signs of usage - but this isn’t true. Pre-owned software is as good as new with every fresh install. There are no mechanical aspects and there are no moving parts, so there is no way to “wear out” a piece of software. As long as software is installed on the appropriate hardware, it will be as responsive, usable, and suitable for your business as ever – even if it has been used before.

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Second-hand Software: Legalities & Business Models

Posted by Discount Licensing on Jun 5, 2019 5:32:01 PM

This article was written by Rich Gibbons of ITAM Review and Noel Unwin of Discount Licensing.

In July 2012, the second-hand software market received a definitive answer from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) when it ruled that reselling intangible software was legal. The rights of the software vendor to control the resale of the software copy is ‘exhausted’ after the first sale of the copy (Exhaustion Principle). This precedent is encapsulated within the European Software Directive 2009.

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Will My Used Software Licence Expire Or Need Renewing?

Posted by Discount Licensing on May 6, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Short answer: no. Buying and selling used software is now legally protected in Europe following the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling back in 2012 which enabled businesses to legally sell their disused software licence assets. The most important factor to bear in mind when purchasing used software licences is to use a reputable secondary reseller that can provide your business with the unique perpetual software licence agreement number (identifying the original Microsoft customer) and ownership documents. Perpetual used software does not expire or need renewing and will continue to be supported by the vendor in exactly the same way as new software licence customer enjoy. Unlike with the Cloud, used software businesses do not have to renew/install the latest software version when launched – used software clients can maintain a previous version of the software on its network.

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Will Buying Pre-owned Software Limit What Functions I Have Available?

Posted by Discount Licensing on May 3, 2019 10:17:57 AM

If you're buying new equipment or software for your business, you may have considered pre-owned software as an alternative to buying a brand new software at the full price. After all, that reduction in cost can make expensive Microsoft software more affordable to any business that wants to stretch its IT budget. But when you choose to buy pre-owned software, will your business be limited to what it can do in comparison to buying new? Read on to find out more…

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Should You Buy A New Microsoft Licence Or Get Used Software?

Posted by Discount Licensing on Apr 19, 2019 10:00:00 AM

When setting out to acquire new software solutions for your business, it can be tempting to save money by opting for used software. You could purchase a fresh licence directly from Microsoft, or you could purchase a second-hand licence from a reseller - perhaps even from eBay! There are advantages and disadvantages to each option, so it is important to be aware of all the facts before making a decision about which way to go. Here we compare the option of buying new against buying second hand - which is right for you?

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Here's How Easy It Is To Buy Used Microsoft Software

Posted by Discount Licensing on Apr 18, 2019 4:00:44 PM

With Discount-Licensing, you have a simple and effective way to buy Microsoft software. We sell licences for second-hand software, which means our customers get their own, fully-functional software without having to splash out on a more expensive software product. In terms of installation and usage, there is no disadvantage to buying used software as opposed to the brand new software alternative, except for the risk of being sold fake activation codes from rogue resellers. We offer a marketplace for legitimate, trustworthy licences that are completely legal and above board.

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4 Benefits Of Buying A Microsoft Office 2016 Volume Software Licence Pack

Posted by Discount Licensing on Sep 19, 2018 9:23:02 AM

If you're upgrading the software in your business or simply maintaining compliance, it can be difficult to know the exact scale and level of licences needed to cover all your employees and have room for expansion too. One solution to this is to work with a Microsoft Authorised Reseller for a Microsoft Office for multiple computers licence, which can provide you with the freedom you need to keep your business thriving and your budgets tight.

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Discount-Licensing Limited Blog | Second-Hand Software

Beware Secondary Software FUD

Posted by Discount Licensing on May 7, 2016 10:16:00 AM

SAM tool vendor Snow Software reports that Adobe has lost a case of reselling secondary software in the USA that has good implications for the US secondary software market. Find out more here.

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Discount-Licensing Ltd Corporate Video - "Recycling Microsoft Software Licensing"

Posted by Discount Licensing on Aug 21, 2015 1:54:00 PM

Check out this video to see what some of our experts have to say about recycling Microsoft software licensing: https://discount-licensing.com/files/Discount-Licensing%20Ltd%20-%20Corporate%20Video.mp4

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Microsoft case no obstacle to future growth: Discount-Licensing

Posted by Discount Licensing on Oct 23, 2014 2:41:00 PM

A year of consolidation and investment has positioned secondhand supplier for expansion

Surplus software licensing specialist Discount-Licensing has regrouped following a high-profile court settlement with Microsoft and is now on track to reap a 200 per cent expansion in revenue. Find out more here.

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