Best place to buy Arcade Sticks at great Prices

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  1. VLinh
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    Ive been dying to find a website that provides good sticks at a good price, especially a Wii one. The Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom stick is great and all, but to me the Wii Hori stick looks just fine and ive been trying to find stores who sell this stick.

    Ive searched around the web and found Hori Wii sticks going for 80$ and up, now thats a joke, they use to go for 29.99 and they raised it like assholes? Nicely done.

    I would love to hear any recommendations to finding great sticks for Wii, PC, and PS3.

    Thanks Guys [​IMG]
     
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    Hori?

    Are you fucking serious?
     
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    thats the best place or amazon, i also recommand buying sanwa buttons and a new joystick, square or circle gates fot traditional japanese feel
     
  5. Cermage

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    arcade sticks got popular with release of sf4, blazblue and whatnot. hence the price rise.

    hori's are fine as long as you end up modding them. if you want a wii, pc, ps3 e.t.c get a mayflash universal stick with a joycube box or something. and replace the buttons and stick. its not a hard job, just a bit of filing, soldering and maybe a bit of dremelling depending on how you mount the stick.

    something like this
    http://www.amazon.com/PS2-PS3-PC-Universal...k/dp/B0015PHMFU

    and then get some buttons & a stick from
    http://www.etokki.com/

    the mayflash takes 30mm buttons so OBSF 30. and get a jlf for superior nippon feeling.
     
  6. BeatriceTheGolde

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    No, they take 28mm buttons.

    You need to file/dremmel the holes bigger if you want OBSF 30s.
     
  7. Cermage

    Cermage GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    isn't it just a matter of filing down those flaps?
     
  8. yuyuyup

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    Why can't someone just sell a good universal stick that has the crap people want actually built into it ? ? ? ? Am I asking for the world ?
     
  9. Cermage

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    hrap3 sa/hrap ex-se are the ones ones people get who don't want to mod, the sa has all sanwa parts, the ex-se has all semitsu parts. though they are quite steep. ex-se is 140us off the bat and the sa is $120us. both without shipping. also the madcatz te, but from what i understand they're hard to find as madcatz stopped producing them at one stage. though the main difference between these are the layouts. people are picky as shit when it comes to layouts.

    most people find it cheaper just to buy some shitty sticks and mod them with better parts. 8 sanwa buttons and a jlf stick should set you back around 35-40. a crappy stick should only set you back at most 50-60.
     
  10. VLinh
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    Thanks guys XD

    Isnt there a place where you can buy your own customized stick? like choose what parts you want and everything, Ive been hearing about it since youtube, where this guy keeps talking about getting hyped for his stick he got customized.