Sorry found it. Yeah it is evesham selling their refurbished pc's on ebay as "eveshamtechnology". Many companies do this e.g. vodafone. It would only be worth buying second hand if you were to get a good discount.
you have exactly the same protection in law when you buy a secondhand item as when you buy a new one. You don't have the manufacturer's warranty cover, but you certainly have the full weight of consumer law behind you.
With secondhand goods it is much harder to show that a fault existed at the point of sale, however, and a court would not use such strict criteria in making a judgment in such a case.
By and large the same advice always applies when buying on Ebay - use your commonsense.
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