Several men around the country are waiting to be sentenced for selling expensive factory management software for pennies on the dollar through eBay.  In multiple different instances from Rockwell Automation was sold for pennies on the dollar.  As an example Robert Koster of Jonesboro Arkansas sold over $5 million for the software for less than $25,000.

This raises a red flag for tires of software on eBay.  If the deal looks like it might be too good to be true, odds are it probably is.  EBay does a number of things to protect buyers and sellers of its goods but it can do everything in at the end of the day you are purchasing a product from another person, if they’re selling $1 million software for a few thousand dollars odds are something is a little fishy.

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