Quoted from Mike_J:
I would take the HUO at a $500-$700 discount.
Most likely, all of the issues will have been sorted by the original owner. As a bonus, I won't have as big a concern about ghosting inserts.
Good point about the inserts, but I'm hopeful that Stern is working on this, as they are shipping replacement pf's and it's costing them big time. They cant keep doing that, I'm sure the manufacture of the clearcoat has changed it's process and or product by now. That's my business, and I can tell you someone is in deep crap over the clear coat recommendation. For all I know, it's my product on them, have no knowledge of what brand of clear , but someone is aware and fixing it I would have to believe.
Quoted from flashinstinct:
Serious question would you expect the games to be $1K less if they are used? Prices have held steady in the used market for quite some time now. If you don't feel that saving $600 - $700 is enough i doubt you will find something that pleases you unless you buy NIB. As well buying local will enable you to save on shipping.
Actually, I would expect it to be quite a bit less. Well, maybe 25% depreciation once opened and a year old , kind of like a new boat/car or other item. That's pretty good if I can buy a pin brand new,play it for 2 years, and sell it for 85-90% of what I paid. If I could buy a used one for $4200-4400 I would wait. Usually get a few mods/upgrades too. But I assume used they will be $4500 plus $350 shipping. So I'm at $4850 used, or low to mid 5's new . For me, Ive had my NIB experience, it was fun, but not necessary now. But I have to believe if QC issues arise, Stern will be more likely to work with me if I bought it new, vs second hand. 60 days isn't long enough in my house to find issues with inserts,decals or clear coat. My games get played solely by me after the first week of "new toy" wears off and I play maybe a game a night 4 nights a week- that's it, and will have many games to choose from, so each game gets played maybe 4 times a month .
Think NIB might be the way to go , or wait 2 or more years, assuming I actually like the game play of it when it hits the street.