It doesn't take much to earn an infraction or be banned, no badge with either. Being new you may not value AVS and the information shared on it as some of us who've been around for a while do. Hope I didn't make you yawn again.
I'm glad it worked for you. Risk didn't bother you, its worked out for you so far, as I said, good for you. It's not about just you and your experience though, we are all different in regards to risk/reward so its important both sides are presented for others like Eric who are considering the grey market.
Don't quote me and I'll go away now, I've said what I feel is important.
RIP Cricket - my pug and little buddy Jan. 10, 2017
Panasonic 60VT60 (cal by DNice)
Ascend's with RAAL, Love my PSA v1800 and a 7.2.4 speaker config, Oppo 203 w/ 2500+ blu-rays and growing. Yes I still have HD-DVDs too.