Reselling the Skydrive and Skype vouchers allowed?

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  1. DragonGamer

    DragonGamer New Member

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    Hello community,

    there are quite a few offers for the Surface Pro 2 vouchers: Skydrive (200Gb for 2 Years) and Skype calls+WiFi on ebay.
    Personally I'm quite sure that I wont ever need those - in every case not as much as some extra bucks for the most expensive time of the year xD

    So I wanted to ask whether selling those codes are actually allowed and possible at all. Aren't they connected in any way to my SP 2 except by it's purchase-date?


    Thanks for any answer in advance! :)
     
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    The coupons are not connected to the devices with which they were boxed. I know this because I gave one code away already. You can only apply one coupon (of either type) to one MS Account. In terms of process flow, it doesn't make sense for Microsoft to tie the codes to the serials of the boxed Surfaces--they just generate the codes, print the coupons, put them into boxes.

    However, whether you're supposed to be able to resell them is a different matter. The fine print on the coupons themselves do not include the legal disclaimers "not for individual resale" etc.

    But the fine print on the websites are different:

    Congratulations. Your Surface comes with 200 GB of free SkyDrive storage.
    Welcome to Skype on Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2
    Skype Fair Usage Policy - Skype
    Edit to add-- http://www.skype.com/en/legal/skype-on-surface-2/offer-terms/ :

    Edit: Found the Skype specifics after posting. Clearly we're not supposed to resell the coupons, but only in the Skype case do they claim to want proof of Surface purchase. Will that stop people from trying? Nah. And practically speaking, I doubt Microsoft can track down non-Surface users.
     
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    The first part with "Not redeemable for cash or gift cards" sounds more like you cannot expect to get cash or gift cards from MS itself, not from someone else...
    But yes, I see what the situation is.. hmm, guess I'll think about it...
     
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    Yes, I'd interpret it that way too. Ultimately there isn't supposed to be a cash value on these, that is. What people think of that on eBay is another matter. :p
     
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    So has anyone tried entering more than one code per one account. I just bought a Surface Pro 2 but I kind of need more SkyDrive space. I see there are some codes for sale on eBay and i would buy one or two if I knew I could use them on the same account.

    I even called Microsoft and the rep didn't really have a definitive answer whether we can use multiple different 200 GB on the same account.

    Thanks
     
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    Re-read the fine print in the first block quote in my first post up there. Answer is no.
     
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    Too bad :(.
    I hope MS will at least lower the pricing soon, it is hard to justify it right now against Google Drive.
     

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