Buying or Selling Used Traktor Gear

NI Traktor Kontrol S4 controller

There is a huge market out there for second-hand used Traktor Gear and what better way to save some money than to jump on the internet or look in the local paper for your next prized possession.

Be Careful

If you plan on buying some used hardware, be it an S4, X1 or any other kind of Native Instruments DJ hardware; you may see that the seller says they have the serial numbers and are going to include the software along with the licence.  This is great, however there is something they need to do before you take your new piece of kit home.

Licence Transfers

Each time a product is licensed to a customer, the serial number is assigned to a specific email through the Service Centre.  Before you are able to use your newly acquired software you must get the licence number transferred to you.  This can only be done by the seller.  You can ask the seller to contact the Native Instruments Registration support through this online form to have the serial number removed from his/her account.

Screen Shot NI Registration Support

Things to note

  • EDU and NFR product versions cannot be resold. Therefore it is not possible to unlock serial numbers belonging to such products.
  • If a product is removed from your user account, this will render all product upgrades based on this product invalid. Therefore the registration support will contact you before deleting a product from your user account in case this makes another product invalid.

Hopefully this small snippet of advice will help you snap up a great deal without any added frustration you might have had without knowing upfront! Traktor Tips would love to know of any frustrations you may have had with regards to this and any advice you might be able to offer other readers.

Happy shopping!

2 comments

  1. This is a GREAT GREAT POINT! I have 2 buddies that have bought USED TRAKTOR CONTROLERS over the past few months and wish they never did. “Case & Point” GUITAR CENTER selling the controller saying that its all good that Native Instr uments will honor the person going thru NI Service center and get the Licence is totaly misleading and lies…T o say the least it was a NIGHTMARE with PRODUCT SUPPORT to get them to get the USED S4 to work because of all the REDTAPE….

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s