Baywatch bought from a guy in Salt Lake City, UT.
Quoted from absocountry2:
Almost looks like somebody marked it for security reasons.
That was my first thought as well.
Here in Minnesota they used to have a program called Operation ID. The idea was to engrave your valuables with a unique ID number assigned by the state and then post your Operation ID sticker on the door to your home. Somehow this was supposed to discourage any would be burglars because they would know that you had permanently defaced your valuables.
Funny thing was I recently picked up an old Magnavox stereo console from the sixties. First thing I noticed was the operation ID number engraved on the tuner. Had to laugh at that
I kinda figured it was a re-imoprt because of the ENGLAND marking. There was a guy on ebay selling a pretty clean Baywatch and he had some good pictures of the inside of the cabinet and his said USA. Any idea on how often games get re-imported? It seems that the shipping would be outrageous.
Quoted from dnhayden:
Any idea on how often games get re-imported? It seems that the shipping would be outrageous.
All the time. For a long time US prices were much higher and import/exporters still made tons of money even after the cost to ship. Most were done in huge shipping containers, thus the problem of water damage seen on some re-imports is something to look for. I would buy a import in a sec if its clean, I couldn't care less.
I don't beleive its a security etching as I'd imagine the numbers would be consistent. The numbers in the pictures seem to differ and there appears to be multiple numbers on the translight.
Just made an interesting find from another post. These appear to be either a better etching, or stamped...but the number format seems somewhat the same.
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