I've been burned several times by second hand electronics - desktop and TV - and I regretted buying them. They're a waste of money as they are likely to be in the last year/months of their useful life. There are far more sob stories about second hand electronics than there are happy stories about them. Sure there would be a short period warranty but they're too short for you to fully enjoy the item without worrying about it. The price difference is not close to a fortune, by the way. With a brand new item, you'd get at least a one year warranty. I might reconsider if the item is being sold by a relative or family member for valid reasons like they needed to either upgrade or downgrade or have no use for the item.