Ok you're just wrong on so many levels.
All games, regardless of where the game ends up, use the SAME fuses. For example, all WPC95 games use the small 20mm european fuses. All wpc-89 and wpc-s use 4ag fuses. doesn't matter where it went. The only difference in fusing is the main line voltage fuse. (At 220 volts a 4 amp fuse is used, where at 120 volts an 8 amp fuse is used.) That is the ONLY difference in fuses. Yes the label will say "220 volt 4 amp" by the power box for Euro games. But that's the only label difference.
As for coin doors, that is country dependent. For example, most german machines use 3 slot conventional doors. the difference is the mechs. now UK and France tend to use electronic mechs. In this situation, if you are operating, yes the coin door will need to be changed to north american style. Stuff that is in the 2000s are probably Euro coinage. These are usually conventional coin doors, but with a single slot.
As for condition, i've seen U.S. games hacked up far more than any re-import. It's game dependent. Crap is crap, nice is nice. Country of operation really has zero to do with any of it. But hey, if you want to be a "pinball racist" and call all re-imports dirty crap, i guess that's your gig. But personally i look at things a lot like i look at people... on a one by one, individual basis. I really don't care what where they are from, it's all about condition. But that analysis has to be made on each individual machine.
Quoted from silver_spinner:
condition is king its true,.
but. with a reimport..
if you operate, right off the bat you need a new coin door that will allow us quarters to drop through the chutes correct (not the mechs( the actual chutes.)
reimports chutes are thicker, coins get jammed...or some are too small..
next, you can have little fuses everywhere (including main boards) instead of normal style fuses. incorrect tags concerning voltage and amperage per fuse throughout the game (confusing when you are working on the game).
reimports most often have cabinet issues, holes where plaques were drilled, wood that has fell out of bottom, so bottom sides of cab was drilled in the sides to hold bottom board.
there are way more things to do than change ac voltage, and most are filthy. traveling on a boat with sea salt doesnt do wood or metal good.
nothing is 100%, but the majority are bad.
i had a godzilla from germany that i had to do tons to it to make it USA worthy.
but heh, ill leave the reimports for you guys