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Product key for an already purchased computer.

I bought a refurbished laptop on ebay, it seems like whoever had it referbished never registered word 2007 on thier pc.(which is now my pc) I believe it came with the computer and im wondering if anyone knows about how i would get a product key for something that probably isnt registered under me with the microsoft company. i am registered with hp but since they are seperate would they still give me the product key for word 2007?

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If the laptop you bought didn't came with a registered word, it's because the guy probably never had a license for it...

The only way to get the license is by contacting the seller and asking him if he had a license for MS Word, althought he has no obligation to provide you the serial number, unless he put on the e-bay announcement that the laptop came with ms word ;)

Or you could get a new copy of word:

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For those of you considering purchasing a new/refurbished Garmin GPS product through eBay;

Here is some info taken directly from Garmin's website (FAQ section - search under ebay) See my comments at the end.

Question #1. Does the unit I purchased on EBAY have a warranty?

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Question #2. Does Garmin have any authorized dealers on eBay or any other online auction site?

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There is always the possibility that products purchased through eBay or other online auction sites could be stolen merchandise. You assume this risk when you buy through these auction sites. If you buy a Garmin product through an online auction site and later send it to Garmin for service, if the product is determined by Garmin to be stolen merchandise upon receipt at Garmin's facility (through a serial number match), Garmin reserves the right to return the product to its rightful owner or send it to the investigating law enforcement authorities.

Question #3. I purchased a unit through an online auction and Garmin has just informed me that the unit is stolen. What can I do?

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