The laws were changed in the EU, but the licenses can be resold to anyone, anywhere. I was just trying to give a bit of the history of the relatively new recycled license market.
There's one eBay seller at the moment who's got recycled Microsoft Office 2016 Pro Plus up for $1.90, and plenty more well under $10. I gambled with a number of the ones I bought, since losing under $5 if it didn't work and the seller disappeared (by the way, which never happened - I had trouble with one license key and was issued an alternate) was no real loss.
Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763
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