So, I’ve bought two already-converted reimports over the years without realizing (or caring) that they were reimports. These were sub $3k WPC players machines, and the fact that they were reimports was irrelevant to me. When I listed them for sale, I found some potential buyers immediately lose interest when they asked and I answered that they were reimports (actually looked and found out after they asked).
Now I have the opportunity to buy a >$6k machine in nice condition, that’s a reimport. Ignoring the fact that it’s a reimport, the asking price is already $500 higher than my personal valuation on the deal. However, I am motivated and still considering the deal, but questioning how big a deal the “reimport” fact is on valuation.
Are reimports worth 5-10% less? Do they make a $6k game a $5k game? Or does it not affect valuation at all? It may not be relevant to owning and enjoying; but it seems in my limited experience to be relevant to reselling. Or is that BS and I’m just not experienced enough?