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Well, I received an email today from the Amazon.com seller that I placed an order from for the Hori Real Arcade Pro EX (before the prices skyrocketed). Apparently they've "unexpectedly sold out" of the sticks and won't be shipping my order. So now I've placed an order from some company called Play-Asia. They're asking $149.90 for it, which is still a lot cheaper than the sellers on Amazon.com ($300). Even the cheaper Mad Catz stick, with a MSRP of $79.99, is selling for $200 on Amazon.

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Has anyone else noticed the price gouging going on at Amazon for these fighter sticks? Two sellers are now asking $300 for the Hori Real Arcade Pro EX (suggested price $129.99). One seller even has the older EX 2 listed for $199.99 (suggested price $59.99). I ordered the Hori Pro EX from a seller asking $116 but it hasn't shipped yet. I have a feeling they'll be cancelling the order on me and telling me to re-order it for $300, which I sure won't be doing.

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I decided that since I already bought the game, I might as well bite the bullet and pick up a fighter stick, but the guy at EB Games here in Canada told me today that the Mad Catz TE stick has been delayed till mid March, so I ordered the Hori stick from Amazon. Yes, I feel stupid for buying one of these overpriced things, but there's just no enjoyable way to play SF IV with the Xbox 360 gamepad.

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I agree with GMayne. I bought the Xbox 360 Racing Wheel, with foot pedals and force feedback, for half the price of these "fighter" sticks which are nothing more than joysticks with big buttons. There's no way these things are worth the asking price. Drop it by 50% and I'd probably pick one up, but come on. $150 for a joystick?? I don't care how well built it is. It's a joystick. By the time you buy Street Fighter IV and a fighter stick, you've spent $200 on one game. I bought Street Fighter IV today and have been trying to play it for the past couple of hours with the regular Xbox 360 gamepad, and at this point I'm ready to admit that the game is just about unplayable without a fighter stick. However, when I think of spending $150 more just to play this one game, I actually find myself wishing I hadn't bought the game at all. It's fun, but it's not worth $200 to play this game.