Buying a second-hand Mac
You have some rights, but exercise caution
he rights you get when you buy second-hand goods really depend on whether you bought from a store or an individual. Buying from a retailer gives you more protection, but you’ll need to check the specifics as this can differ with each retailer. If an item is faulty or not as described (the retailer must highlight any defects before you buy), an implied warranty may give you the right to return the item. Any Mac sold by a retailer must be of “satisfactory quality.” Superficial scratches probably won’t entitle you to a refund, but major damage should.
If you buy from a private individual, your rights are more limited. The Mac must still be as described. So, if it’s described as new, it can’t be secondhand; if it was described as an “Apple laptop,” it can’t be another brand. The seller isn’t obligated to disclose faults, though they can’t misrepresent what they’re selling.