Over the years I have been informed by various media, such as newspapers, & tv programs such as BBC watchdog to name a few, about the Sale of Goods Act. The main point of interest for me is the following: Wherever goods are bought they must "conform to contract". This means they must be as described, fit for purpose and of satisfactory quality (i.e. not inherently faulty at the time of sale). Under the Sale of Goods Act, the retailer must either repair or replace the goods 'within a reasonable time but without causing significant inconvenience'. If the seller doesn't do this, you are entitled to claim either: reduction on the purchase price, or your money back, minus an amount for the usage you've had of the goods (called 'recision'). If the retailer refuses to repair the goods, you may have the right to arrange for someone else to repair it, and then claim compensation from the retailer for the cost of doing this. You have six years to make a claim for faulty goods in England, Wales and Northern Ireland; in Scotland you have five years. What you need to do to prove your claim If your claim under the Sale of Goods Act ends up in court, you may have to prove that the fault was present when you bought the item and not, for example, something that was the result of normal wear and tear. Now would it be fair to say that if your trackpad or display stopped working on your MBP after, lets say 15 months, and you didnt have Apple Care you can claim under the terms of The Sales of Goods Act that the MBP is 'not fit for purpose' and must have had an inherent fault and demand a free repair.