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Q: How to sell Legal software ( Answered,   2 Comments )
Subject: How to sell Legal software
Category: Computers > Software
Asked by: primavera03-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 22 Jun 2002 18:44 PDT
Expires: 22 Jul 2002 18:44 PDT
Question ID: 31751
I bought "Primavera Project Planner 3.0 Upgrade" software from
Government auction and then I try to sell on EBay. Primavera contact
me and ask to remove that auction when I show my invoice that I bought
legally from Government auction through my Attorney they back off but
complaint to EBay to remove my auction and EBay remove it and don't
want to listen my view. I am stuck with 30 copies of "Primavera
Project Planner 3.0 Upgrade". I need to know how I can sell without
the help of EBay auction. I did try other auction site didn't work.
Price of this Upgrade is around $3000.00 and I am ready to sell for
around $500.00.
Subject: Re: How to sell Legal software
Answered By: runix-ga on 22 Jun 2002 19:26 PDT

I found several sites where you can sell used software:

At ' Free Classifieds' you can sell your software: they have
several categories  to clasify your software ad.
"As our name indicates, we stock older versions of new (unused) and
used computer software. Also, you can sell your software to us"

Software Exchange 
"... was founded with the objective of making 
the ownership of
genuine software more affordable, through "recycling" used but legally
transferable software."

At Yahoo Shopping, there's an option to sell 'used software' but I
couldn't figure out how:

You may check this Usenet newsgroups:

Additional Links:

I also found this article at Infoworld about selling used software. It
talks about similar problems with Ebay:

And another one at St Petersburg Times:

Search Strategy

sell "used software"
secondhand software
"used software"

Good luck!

Request for Answer Clarification by primavera03-ga on 22 Jun 2002 20:51 PDT
Usenet newsgroups don't work because I post six months ago and never
heard from those sources.
I already try on auction and in used software?s categories,
no response. Free Classifieds is not for that kind of software?s, I only
find only 3 software?s listed with $10.00 price.
I need qualified website where peoples look that kind of software?s.
There is one reference you provide me where website owner have their
kids photos for help.
I think I clear myself.

Clarification of Answer by runix-ga on 23 Jun 2002 17:22 PDT
Dear Primavera03,

As you've already experienced, your right to resell legally bought
software is being questioned by the IT corporations. Although this is
not fair from my point of view (as well as many other's), you may find
many problems trying to sell it.

I checked again the links I gave you yesterday, and I firmly believe
they might be useful for you.
Retrosoftware is buying itself legal used software from the owners:
You may send the list of the products you own to or fax a list to (561) 760-4690.
If they don't buy the kind of software you own, they might be able to
tell you where you may sell it or who may buy it.

Softwareexchange seems to be very serious. They acquire used software
products from organizations and private individuals and are very clear
on legal issues.
I really hope you can sell your SW!
Subject: Re: How to sell Legal software
From: owain-ga on 23 Jun 2002 15:21 PDT
You might be best targeting your advertising at corporations that use
Primavera, eg the Construction Industry and IT Project Management. You
might find that a small ad in industry specific newspapers or
magazines would bring you a better response. This is a fairly high
value business-oriented product: most corporations don't look at free
classified websites for that type of thing.
  Your local library or chamber of commerce / better business bureau
may well subscribe to industry magazines, or have a press directory
listing publications by industry sector.

Subject: Re: How to sell Legal software
From: r_datysuk_13-ga on 24 Jun 2002 13:33 PDT
Have you tried listing it on E-bay with another item?  For example: 
Offer the Primavera Project Planner 3.0 Upgrade for free with the
purchase of a IDE cable?  And of course the asking price for the IDE
cable would be $500.00.. This works for selling Microsoft Software, or
selling concert tickets.

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