Why You Need To Be Careful When Buying a Used Mac

It can be dangerous to buy a used Mac online. There are many scammer who will take your money and leave you with something you didn't expect, or nothing at all. Here's what to look out for and some suggestions on safer places to buy.

Comments: 6 Responses to “Why You Need To Be Careful When Buying a Used Mac”

    Donald Gendron
    2 years ago

    I have considered buying an online Mac Laptop. You saved me a good amount of money.

    Casey James
    2 years ago

    I have a 10 year old MacBook Pro that I bought 8 years ago, used (refurbished) from Apple. I've never had a problem, but that can't last. Thank you for your very useful tips, especially on how to check battery life and also to buy from a reliable seller.

    Russell Tolman
    2 years ago

    Thanks for the Info. I sent the link to Family members who are looking at getting a used Mac. Great info for everyone to remember!!!

    Delmar Knudson
    2 years ago

    Excellent advice and comments, as we always expect from you, Gary. A friend wants to get used to the Mac way of doing things; and is thinking of buying an older Mac (looking at a particular one, an iMac 2014) as an inexpensive way to learn a bit about using a Mac. I sent this to him. Hope you survived the sudden temperature drop, Gary.

    1 year ago

    Very good advice. I was just about to buy a used mac, because it had high RAM. Question on that:
    if the same app is active on two users on the same macbook pro, does it take double the RAM memory?

    1 year ago

    antanas: If the app is inactive it shouldn't use much memory at all, regardless. If the memory is needed for something else, then any significant memory an inactive app is using would be swapped out to the drive.

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