If I have an old WoW expansion box lying around, what happens when I redeem it on Battle.Net?

(This is not a duplicate question, the other similar question does not have an adequate answer)

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    Does this answer your question? What happens if I activate WoW acc from old expansion code? Just because you aren't happy with the answer, it is still a duplicate question. And btw. the answer includes exactly what you ask for Dec 18, 2019 at 11:56
  • No, it does not specifically explain what happens when you try to claim a code (which is what my question is asking)
    – Cherona
    Dec 18, 2019 at 11:57
  • Probably says "Invalid code" which is kinda obvious by You cannot use an expansion code to activate the base game and You cannot use an old expansion code for anything since those expansions are included in the base game Dec 18, 2019 at 11:59
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    Test it out. You have the code. This question has everything thats needed Dec 18, 2019 at 12:03
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    @F1Krazy For the sake of knowledge, and I thought it would may be an appropriate question to ask to have an answer for other people who may also have this question
    – Cherona
    Jan 28, 2020 at 14:43

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According to this post from a Customer Service rep.

As for old CD-keys though, I'm afraid there's nothing you can do with them, nor are we able to compensate you for not having used them.

I'm sorry that's not the answer you wanted to hear, but it's the only one I can give.

But as the below post points out:

If any of those are CE keys (except TBC) they can still be added your game license to redeem the extra goodies that comes with it!

Or, sell them for quite a bit of money if they are old and rare.

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