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Selling Software and Games

Selling Software

Only full retail versions of software may be sold through Amazon.de. Selling software that has been copied or duplicated in any format is prohibited. Additionally, academic, OEM, back-up, fulfillment, promotional, beta (prerelease), unauthorised freeware/shareware, and "softlifted" software versions are prohibited. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with this list of prohibited items:

  1. Duplicated or copied software: Software that has been copied onto CD-R, CD-W, floppy disk, or any blank media by anyone other than the original software manufacturer.
  2. Academic software: This is software sold to students, faculty, and educational institutions expressly for use by those individuals and institutions. Since Amazon has no way of verifying that a seller or buyer has an academic connection, we prohibit the sale of academic software on Amazon.
  3. OEM software: The listing notes must indicate very clearly if an item is an OEM version (OEM = Original equipment manufacturer) The OEM version must have the exact same attributes as the ASIN of the product detail page you list an item on. All offers must be identical to the item described on the product detail page.
  4. Promotional software versions: Software distributed freely by manufacturers to promote their products.
  5. Beta (prerelease) versions: Software distributed for the purpose of troubleshooting, testing, and evaluation.
  6. Freeware/Shareware: Software distributed free of charge by the copyright owner.

Open Box Software: Many software products require first-time buyers to register their product with the manufacturer using an activation code, license key, or password. If the original owner decides to sell the software, they must prepare the software in the following way:

  • Transfer the original disc.
  • Ensure that there are unregistered or transferable license keys for the buyer. - List the product in the proper condition.
  • Add information about the software's license keys in the listing comments.
  • It might be required for the seller to contact the manufacturer to get the registration code transferred to the buyer, if this is needed to ensure the buyer is eligible for technical support or upgrades.
  • Some products require installation of an access code. This access code lives on the manufacturers server and might make it impossible to transfer the license.

Please take these things into account when offering software products on Amazon.de. /p>

Selling Games

Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the guidelines for selling Video Games, Consoles and Accessory on the prohibited items help page:
The following products cannot be offered in condition "New" on the same product detail page as the original version, but must be listed on a separate product detail page:

  • Replikas
  • Products without the original package (e.g. accessory removed from a bundle)
  • OEM-products (e.g. with their own EAN/UPC)
  • Single items from multi-pack products (e.g. taken from a package containing multiple items, re-packed and sold as single items)
  • Cross-border media and imports (e.g. items sent from UK, items from other EU countries that have German language but no German packaging)
  • Products with PEGI-restriction on USK-products

Before offering one of the items listed above, please verify if there is an ASIN available with the exact same attributes. If not, please create a separate ASIN.
Below you can find a sample list of ASIN variations. Highlighted in grey you can see the original manufacturers ASIN produced for the German market.

asin*

item_name

B005MMFIOO

PS3 - DualShock 3 Wireless Controller, Schwarz

B00BU6QRFK

PS3 - DualShock 3 Wireless Controller, Schwarz [Produkte ohne Originalverpackung]

B00BU6QTCG

PS3 - DualShock 3 Wireless Controller, Schwarz [OEM]

B00BU6QUX4

PS3 - DualShock 3 Wireless Controller, Schwarz [Massenware]

B003R7KV16

PlayStation Move Motion-Controller

B00BU6QV5Q

PlayStation Move Motion-Controller [Produkte ohne Originalverpackung]

B00BU6QVGU

PlayStation Move Motion-Controller [Massenware]

B00BU6QW8M

PlayStation Move Motion-Controller [EU Import]

B003VD56KC

Xbox 360 Wireless Controller

B00BU6QWL4

Xbox 360 Wireless Controller [Produkte ohne Originalverpackung]

B00BU6QX4U

Xbox 360 Wireless Controller [Massenware]

B00BU6QXEK

Xbox 360 Wireless Controller [EU Import]

B003VD56K2

Xbox 360 - Play & Charge Kit R Black

B00BU6QXOU

Xbox 360 - Play & Charge Kit R Black [Produkte ohne Originalverpackung]

B00BU6QY1M

Xbox 360 - Play & Charge Kit R Black [OEM]

B00BU6QYGC

Xbox 360 - Play & Charge Kit R Black [Massenware]

B00BU6QYSK

Xbox 360 - Play & Charge Kit R Black [EU Import]

B0045FGET2

Nintendo Wii - Remote Plus, weiß

B00BU6QZ34

Nintendo Wii - Remote Plus, weiß [Produkte ohne Originalverpackung]

B00BU6QZG6

Nintendo Wii - Remote Plus, weiß [OEM]

B00BU6R20E

Nintendo Wii - Remote Plus, weiß [Massenware]

B00BU6R2E0

Nintendo Wii - Remote Plus, weiß [EU Import]

B0045FCKVI

Nintendo Wii - Remote Plus, schwarz

B00BU6R2MM

Nintendo Wii - Remote Plus, schwarz [Produkte ohne Originalverpackung]

B00BU6R31W

Nintendo Wii - Remote Plus, schwarz [Massenware]

B00BU6R3DA

Nintendo Wii - Remote Plus, schwarz [EU Import]

B009ACALCQ

Wii U - Pro Controller, schwarz

B00BU6R3N0

Wii U - Pro Controller, schwarz [Produkte ohne Originalverpackung]

B00BU6R42A

Wii U - Pro Controller, schwarz [OEM]

B00BU6R4FC

Wii U - Pro Controller, schwarz [Massenware]

B00BU6R4U2

Wii U - Pro Controller, schwarz [EU Import]

B009ACAK8G

Nintendo Wii U und Wii - Remote Plus

B00BU6R58S

Nintendo Wii U und Wii - Remote Plus [Produkte ohne Originalverpackung]

B00BU6R5MO

Nintendo Wii U und Wii - Remote Plus [OEM]

B00BU6R5WY

Nintendo Wii U und Wii - Remote Plus [Massenware]

B00BU6R69G

Nintendo Wii U und Wii - Remote Plus [EU Import]

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