I dont buy new. There are way too many low hour machines being given away right now. I buy with a few hundred hours, use for a few years, then sell it for what i had in it. I have done this with all the dingos i have owned and large framed skid loaders. Basically use them for free and put more money in the bank. So resell does matter to me.
Jcbs are a fine machine, i have heard their backhoes are some of the best. However the resell value is terrible in the US. Probably a different story in england.