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Post by Sahadd Prawser on Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:12 pm

Thought I would start a resource of known good quality sites you can order legitimate arcade parts.

Here are some I have personally vetted:

Canada
http://retroactivearcade.ca  - owner is really nice guy and also does youtube videos explaining parts and how arcades work. He didn't even charge me when I needed to add one more button to my order and had already paid!

http://www.theplaydiumstore.com/Parts_Amusement_Game_Industry_s/2063.htm - new and used arcade parts from playdium

http://www.canadianjoysticks.com/

http://gameroomdesigns.ca/arcadeshop/


United States
https://www.focusattack.com/ - periodically has sales and member points if you sign up

https://paradisearcadeshop.com/ - has some stuff focus attack doesn't and still decent prices

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Re: The Where to Buy Arcade Parts Thread

Post by Marcux on Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:23 am

I get all my stuff from paradisearcadeshop.com  and ultimarc.com
Paradise is good for led, buttons, and sticks.  Ultimarc is good for ipacs, guns, and trackballs.
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Re: The Where to Buy Arcade Parts Thread

Post by Sahadd Prawser on Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:25 pm

A friend of mine made a bartop arcade as cheap as possible and used these, they are working well for him. Not as good as OEM parts of course.

*edit* I spoke with him recently and he had several of them fail. You are probably better off to buy a name brand two player like IPAC 2 and some real buttons like Sanwa or Happ.

https://www.amazon.ca/Easyget-Encoder-Joystick-Illuminated-Buttons/dp/B00WAY9848


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Re: The Where to Buy Arcade Parts Thread

Post by James M on Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:11 am

For CHEAP stuff from China that works pretty good (zero delay encoders, extra buttons etc), I use wish.com or geek.wish.com. They guarantee stuff arrives or money back.

My main machine I use an Ultimate IO ipac but for stuff I make for friends, or some portable machines I made; I used these and they're pretty good. Buttons are fine, they might need to be replaced a bit earlier than good ones due to wear and tear; but they work good and are cheaper.

But for joysticks, they're pretty bad. I'd spend a bit more and get nicer ones for those, not get Chinese junk stuff. It works, but diagonals are sketchy so fighting games and fast movements aren't precise.

GroovyGameGear has some really good stuff too... LED Coin buttons, their Spinner, some other stuff, really nice.

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