How do I find out if a resellers VS is legitimate or not? RRS feed

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  • I posted this on Technet as well, so apologies if I'm seen as spamming or whatever the term is :-)  It is possibly an odd question and I'm not 100% sure where to ask it....  Anyway;

    I want to buy VS2010 Premium with MSDN. If I buy direct from MS the price is a prohibitive AU$9,530.00. However there is a US software vendor (I'll not name as I dont want to advertise them) selling VS 2010 Premium with MSDN for US$2233.

    How do I find out if the software is (1) identical and (2) legal? It is not a dodgy 'Buy Visual Studio for $299' site as all the reviews I've read are positive. However, a 70% difference in price just sounds wrong so how do I find out from Microsoft if the reseller's item is the same or not?

    Wednesday, September 21, 2011 1:16 AM


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