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Buy and sell used software from the expert

Whether Microsoft, Adobe or other software manufacturers - the purchase of licences is expensive for companies. No matter how large your workforce is and what requirements your software has to fulfil: used software licences offer you great savings potential.

When you buy used software, you benefit from the same performance at significantly lower purchase prices. Unused old licences, on the other hand, are not very profitable - if you sell used software, you can easily capitalise on them. With us, you can rely on an expert who supports you with strong advisory services for all concerns and questions.

Buy and sell used software with Softwarebuddies - we offer you competent advice, reliability and legally secure licensing for used software licences of any kind.

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Find used software licences for your business at Softwarebuddies

In our offer you will find numerous software licences from well-known manufacturers such as Microsoft, Adobe, Autodesk and others. Especially in the Microsoft area, we offer you a large selection of popular solutions in numerous versions. We constantly update our offer so that you can always find new used software licences.

You would like to buy used software licences but do not know exactly which software you need or cannot find your desired product in the shop? Let us advise you directly in person!

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Buy used software and rely on an expert


Softwarebuddies is not only an experienced provider of used software licences, but also supports customers as a software consultant. Personal service and commitment distinguish us and make us the permanent contact for many companies from all over Europe.


If you buy used software from us, you are exempt from liability. You can therefore rely 100% on your new software and receive receive tested as well as used software licences with full right of use.


Our licence examiners ensure that you legally and reliably obtain exactly the software licences you need for your business. Even if you want to sell used software licences, we are your reliable contact and provide you with comprehensive advice.


Buy & sell used software licences

The sale and purchase of second-hand software licences is legal in the EU as well as in Switzerland. This was decided by the European Court of Justice in a ruling of 3 July 2012. In Switzerland, trade in second-hand software licences has been permitted since a ruling by the Cantonal Court of Zug on 4 May 2011.

No. When you buy used software, you do not have to provide proof of previous ownership. The licence purchase is a rights purchase, which is completely risk-free for you if it is handled correctly and legally secure via the dealer. Softwarebuddies guarantees you non-liability. Should a licence check be due, we will gladly take over the communication with the responsible examiner.

Yes, even if you and your company purchase a large quantity of licences as part of a volume licence purchase, you can legally sell individual surplus licences as used software.


How do buying & selling used software licences work?

Buy used

Buying used software licences at Softwarebuddies is easy and uncomplicated. Select the software licences you need in our shop and specify the desired quantity. Place your purchase in the shopping cart and request a quote.

We will process your request and get back to you with an offer individually tailored to your needs. After the purchase, you will receive your used software licences online within 3 to 14 days, depending on the quantity and type.

Sell used

If you want to sell used software at Softwarebuddies, use our free purchase price calculator. This tool gives you an initial overview of the price you can achieve with your surplus, old or simply no longer needed used software licences. Submit a request and we will get back to you with an individual offer.


Buy used software

When you buy used software licences, you get the same high-quality product at a greatly reduced price. Savings of up to 70% are possible - money that you can use profitably in other ways for your company.

When you buy used software licences, you also acquire the right to corresponding updates of the software. This way you can always use the latest version of your programmes.

When you buy used software, it may also be a question of acquiring older software versions that are no longer freely available on the market. Used licences also give you the possibility to use this option via so-called downgrade rights.

Important: We only sell used software exclusively to companies and institutions that have their registered office within the European Union. We ask for your understanding in this regard.


Sell used software licences

You have decided on a new software solution and no longer need the old licences? Selling old and used software provides you with additional capital that you can invest directly in the purchase of a new software solution if required. You may also be able to save on your budget by resorting to used licences.

After a software usage analysis, you have found that you no longer use a large number of licences? In this case, too, selling is a good way to gain funds that can be put to more sensible use elsewhere.

When a business is closed down, the remaining stock of company assets must be profitably disposed of. Volume licences also belong to these assets and can be sold as used software if they are no longer used.

Wichtig: We only purchase used software licences from companies and institutions that have their registered office within the European Union. We ask for your understanding in this regard.

Sell & buy used software - What licences are available?

We have specialised in buying and selling used software licences from Microsoft and Adobe. Experience has shown that software products from these manufacturers are in great demand among companies. For this reason, we would be pleased if you buy the following used software from us:

  • Microsoft OS (Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10)
  • Microsoft Office / Project / Visio
  • Microsoft Server / CALs (Windows Server / Exchange Server / SQL Server etc.)
  • Adobe Dreamweaver / Photoshop / InDesign etc. (Einzellizenz oder Creative Suite)

We buy your used software both as single or volume licences. You are also welcome to contact us if you would like to sell older versions of your used software - there is often a concrete demand for these as well.

Important: As soon as you sell your used software, you also assign all rights of use to these software licences. Further use or the creation of copies is not permitted and may lead to problems in the event of a licence audit by the providers.

Used software licences –
Purchase and sale with the support of the Softwarebuddies

You want to buy powerful and used software licences at a favourable price? You are restructuring parts of your company and want to sell surplus software? Softwarebuddies is your professional partner for all software questions and offers individual support around used software licences.

Do you still have questions about how you can reduce your IT budget with us or sell old licences at a profit? Then contact us! Our trained and expert licence consultants will help you by e-mail, on the phone to find the optimal software solution for you.

Feel free to contact us for advice or make your free consultation appointment now.

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