Recent Purchases and Good Finds

KyleKyle PS-14-GangstaJoined: Posts: 4,722 mod
I've seen this on other forums lately and figured I would give it a try.

Pick up a HRAP for a steal? Find a SFAC stick at a garage sale? Post it here.

I'll start out:

I picked up a Namco PS1 stick for $40 shipped today. I've been after one for a while ever since MarkMan claimed it was his favorite stick. I have a few sticks now so I'm excited to give it a try.

Also recently got a ReKleSS Saturn to PS2 converter with a very nice condition Saturn pad for $42 from Ikagi-chan in the Trading Outlet. I was supposed to have gotten a PS2 Saturn pad a while back for $90 :xeye: and I'm just as happy with this.

I know this isn't technically Tech Talk, but there's already a post about people's multi-thousand dollar entertainment setups. I won't posting be in there anytime soon. :rofl:
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  • W00P MstR FresHW00P MstR FresH Making stuff is fun Joined: Posts: 794 ✭✭
    i got a HRAP3 SA $110 shipped from japan. i think thats pretty good
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  • KyleKyle PS-14-Gangsta Joined: Posts: 4,722 mod
    i got a HRAP3 SA $110 shipped from japan. i think thats pretty good
    That does seem cheap. What do these retail for? I was happy getting a HRAP 2 SA for $150 shipped a while back when they were going for $200.
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  • doomydoomy Joined: Posts: 312
    Kinda related. Onkyo 606 that will be blasting the sounds of thumps and kicks into my bleeding ears. 220 delivered.
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  • spektrumspektrum Always Godlike Joined: Posts: 1,089
    I picked up a brand new, still in the box, SNES "Championship" joystick for $28!
    Always Godlike [Mad Catz|Eternal Rival|Big E Gaming|kazigrfx]
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  • KyleKyle PS-14-Gangsta Joined: Posts: 4,722 mod
    I picked up a brand new, still in the box, SNES "Championship" joystick for $28!
    Is that the one with Happ parts? Those are badass.
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  • spektrumspektrum Always Godlike Joined: Posts: 1,089
    Is that the one with Happ parts? Those are badass.

    I'm not entirely sure. I bought it and I should have it in my hands by the end of next week. I owned one way back in the day and never took it apart to see the brand of parts. Parts look similar to Happ though.

    I plan on modding it for the 360, so I will know as soon as it gets here!
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  • d7onr8d7onr8 Joined: Posts: 128
    There's a few used game stores in my hometown. My best finds where Namco PS1 stick for $12, got it for $6 after trading in a game. At another used game store, got SFAC stick for $20. These stores get all sorts of gems. For example, if they were to get a Steel Battalion controller, they would sell it for $50. They aren't in it to profit or gouge their customers. They make their profit by the volume of stuff that comes in and out.
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  • ViperXLViperXL Joined: Posts: 62
    I picked up a new HRAP2SA for $80 some time last year off ebay, I was ecstatic since it was my first stick and at such a good price.
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  • KyleKyle PS-14-Gangsta Joined: Posts: 4,722 mod
    There's a few used game stores in my hometown. My best finds where Namco PS1 stick for $12, got it for $6 after trading in a game. At another used game store, got SFAC stick for $20. These stores get all sorts of gems. For example, if they were to get a Steel Battalion controller, they would sell it for $50. They aren't in it to profit or gouge their customers. They make their profit by the volume of stuff that comes in and out.
    Good lord. I need to take a trip over there. Any local shops we have like this would look up the price the price on eBay and mark it after the highest 'buy it now' price they could find. :rofl:

    Also forgot that I got a copy of Mario Cart Wii used in mint condition with the wheel for $20. I know it's been out for a while but I'd never seen it that low. I can finally play it after picking up a $5 sensor bar on eBay to replace the one that the dog ate.
    I picked up a new HRAP2SA for $80 some time last year off ebay, I was ecstatic since it was my first stick and at such a good price.
    You definitely must have beaten the stick hype rush from SF4. I haven't seen one of these close to even $100.

    The guy I bought the Namco stick from added some more good deals.
    http://shmups.system11.org/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=27511

    LS-32 with wiring harness in used/good condition $16 shipped. 8x Seimitsu PS-14-G buttons for $15 shipped.

    I need to browse the Shmups forums more often.
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  • zeeteszeetes I <3 Namco Joined: Posts: 1,060
    great find kyle!!! you won't be disappointed. it's a stick that requires zero modding since it is naturally fantastic! buttons are highly responsive but not ultra sensitive like sanwas, the stick is your usual hori but the spring is very much like a 32 in tension and they have the same omron microswitches (well same specs) as found in jlfs.

    i have a modded jlf base with modded gate, basically it's a full jlf that requires hori shaft and actuator, but i wasn't all that pleased with the set up, though i'll add that it felt a lot tighter than a stock jlf because of the tightness of the actuator on the shaft, because the stock stick is actually very comfortable to use unlike the later horis which due to poorer quality control don't feel as tight (if you notice a lot of them actually have off centered actuators etc. i have at least 4 different ones and they all have some kind of random issue).

    sorry about the babble, it's just a great stick and i love them.

    best deals lately- 2x ascii ft pads for the dc, 1k yen (i'm looking at about 34 total shipped), i was looking for just one but i think i did very well

    bought a few madcatz sfiv ryu pads (360) brand new off of ebay, one auction 13.50 other 9.00 both included shipping.
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  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 20,835 admin
    I got a Blaze Arcade Stick for PSX in box like new for 3 dlls in a Swap Meet like 1 month ago.Today i buy a Dreamcast with 2 controllers for 5 bucks xD
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  • KyleKyle PS-14-Gangsta Joined: Posts: 4,722 mod
    bought a few madcatz sfiv ryu pads (360) brand new off of ebay, one auction 13.50 other 9.00 both included shipping.
    Wow. I'm guessing these were auctions no one saw? How'd you manage those so cheap?
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  • shrimpnoodlesshrimpnoodles duh Joined: Posts: 428
    bought 2 old p360 for $30 +10 shipping. $40 shipped.
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  • psychochronicpsychochronic 5 fingers in a fist Joined: Posts: 1,854
    http://www.cgcc.ca/forum/viewtopic.php?t=19044

    (stated in PM)
    Blaze Arcade Stick = $25
    Namco Yellow = $15
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  • EVAWINGZEROEVAWINGZERO Slacktivismist Extraordinaire Joined: Posts: 2,223 ✭✭
    Found a Near Mint Green Goblin at a Flea Market for 10$, Also got an R.O.B there the same day for 10$. Overall, Rad Finds
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  • Shadow5587Shadow5587 MagCheato Joined: Posts: 72
    Got a SF4 TE stick (ps3) for $108 total off Frys.com
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  • obertorobertor Joined: Posts: 310
    I won this auction at ebay

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180390540010&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT

    The ultimate TE Bundle with a TE stick, wall scroll, face plates and extension cord for $60 + 40 shipping...

    Of course the guy backed out, why wouldnt he? .....
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  • zeeteszeetes I <3 Namco Joined: Posts: 1,060
    wow, some really good finds!!
    Wow. I'm guessing these were auctions no one saw? How'd you manage those so cheap?

    as you know kyle, i check ebay a lot. i also check best buy's outlet on ebay a lot as well, and out of the 4 or 5 i bid on, i got really lucky!
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  • jdm714jdm714 Blue Blue Glass Moon Joined: Posts: 12,776 ✭✭✭
    http://www.cgcc.ca/forum/viewtopic.php?t=19044

    (stated in PM)
    Blaze Arcade Stick = $25
    Namco Yellow = $15

    Oh wow.
    I bought my BLAZE Home Arcade Twin Shock for $35. :sad:
    And that was last week.

    Years ago, bought my first Namco Arcade Stick for $60.
    Then a second one for $30.
    I won this auction at ebay

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180390540010&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT

    The ultimate TE Bundle with a TE stick, wall scroll, face plates and extension cord for $60 + 40 shipping...

    Of course the guy backed out, why wouldnt he? .....

    Aww.
    Man, so Seller did not sell to you.

    That is not cool.
    Would you fight it?
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  • psychochronicpsychochronic 5 fingers in a fist Joined: Posts: 1,854
    Years ago, bought my first Namco Arcade Stick for $60.
    Then a second one for $30.

    There are either suckers out there or people cleaning out their closet/basement just to make some quick pocket money. A year ago I bought the following:
    -Hori Tekken 5 Anniversary (sealed but box in rough shape) = $25
    -Hori Tekken 4 (used) = $10
    -Namco Yellow (used) = $10
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  • jdm714jdm714 Blue Blue Glass Moon Joined: Posts: 12,776 ✭✭✭
    Oh ridiculous.
    Those prices only a year ago?

    So jealous.
    Good stuff man.
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  • psychochronicpsychochronic 5 fingers in a fist Joined: Posts: 1,854
  • MarkManMarkMan FOR THE COMMUNITY! Joined: Posts: 5,132 mod
    Thread is always better with pics. Post em!

    I host a similar thread over on a popular gaming forum (NeoGAF)...

    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=369978
    - MarkMan @ SDTEKKEN.COM

    Sorry if I don't reply to your emails or PMs right away. I'm busy :(
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  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 20,835 admin
    hmmm well:
    > got a free TE stick
    > plexi all cut in 2 shape for $30aud
    > printing like kinko's high def for $5.70aud
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  • KyleKyle PS-14-Gangsta Joined: Posts: 4,722 mod
    I won this auction at ebay

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180390540010&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT

    The ultimate TE Bundle with a TE stick, wall scroll, face plates and extension cord for $60 + 40 shipping...

    Of course the guy backed out, why wouldnt he? .....
    How does that work? My girl sold something on eBay that went for a ridiculously low amount and the buyer told her it was binding.
    Thread is always better with pics. Post em!
    I host a similar thread over on a popular gaming forum (NeoGAF)...

    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=369978
    Awesome. I'll start posting pictures. It looks like that's a more general thread. I don't care if people post non-stick related buys. I got a handful of classic rock CDs I was stoked about the other day for $2 each.
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  • kampretkampret Joined: Posts: 127
    Thanks for the post. Just messaged the guy for LS-32-01 and Seimitsu buttons. Just wondering what's your experience with the seller? Did the transaction went smoothly? Thanks.!
    Good lord. I need to take a trip over there. Any local shops we have like this would look up the price the price on eBay and mark it after the highest 'buy it now' price they could find. :rofl:

    Also forgot that I got a copy of Mario Cart Wii used in mint condition with the wheel for $20. I know it's been out for a while but I'd never seen it that low. I can finally play it after picking up a $5 sensor bar on eBay to replace the one that the dog ate.


    You definitely must have beaten the stick hype rush from SF4. I haven't seen one of these close to even $100.

    The guy I bought the Namco stick from added some more good deals.
    http://shmups.system11.org/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=27511

    LS-32 with wiring harness in used/good condition $16 shipped. 8x Seimitsu PS-14-G buttons for $15 shipped.

    I need to browse the Shmups forums more often.
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  • DanzBorinDanzBorin Old Skooler 4 Life! Joined: Posts: 523
    I got a AITB Xbox 360 for $130 shipped during the height of stick craze...

    and picked up a $90 TE at Fry's for the one day sale...

    nothing killer or rare, but definitely a few bucks off retail...
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  • MarkManMarkMan FOR THE COMMUNITY! Joined: Posts: 5,132 mod
    Even though it was an old purchase.

    Just to bring it up again.

    I got an ASTRO City cab in wonderful condition for $23.00 USD.

    http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=114716
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    Sorry if I don't reply to your emails or PMs right away. I'm busy :(
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  • GigazordGigazord Psycho Powered Joined: Posts: 720
    I got a Virtua Stick Pro (HSS-0130) not sure if I bought it for a good price but it was a good find indeed.
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  • KyleKyle PS-14-Gangsta Joined: Posts: 4,722 mod
    Thanks for the post. Just messaged the guy for LS-32-01 and Seimitsu buttons. Just wondering what's your experience with the seller? Did the transaction went smoothly? Thanks.!
    He has a lot of feedback on the site and he shipped out the day after I paid. Edit: Just got the tracking number via e-mail.
    I got an ASTRO City cab in wonderful condition for $23.00 USD.
    That post made my head explode. Did you say $23 with a straight face?
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  • ZalZal Frame Counter Joined: Posts: 1,198
    i paid 10$ for a full six piece vintage ludiwg drumset. needs some work though

    and i just picked up a TE for 100$ over craigs list.

    shit markman, thats not a gaming find of the year, thats the gaming find of your LIFE
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  • MarkManMarkMan FOR THE COMMUNITY! Joined: Posts: 5,132 mod
    That post made my head explode. Did you say $23 with a straight face?

    He asked for $20 lol.

    shit markman, thats not a gaming find of the year, thats the gaming find of your LIFE

    I've found better deals, believe it or not! :D or :P
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  • SurenioSurenio Joined: Posts: 1,108
    He asked for $20 lol.



    I've found better deals, believe it or not! :D or :P

    Care to share your candy cab finding skills with those not in the know? :wonder:

    Cab shopping very hard for me :sweat:
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  • HenteHente ಠ_ಠ Jack-ho. Joined: Posts: 243
    Even though it was an old purchase.

    Just to bring it up again.

    I got an ASTRO City cab in wonderful condition for $23.00 USD.

    http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=114716

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  • DemoninjaDemoninja Joined: Posts: 759
    Wow, can you share some of these "better" deals? Hard to imagine something better then saving a couple hundred.
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  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 20,835 admin
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    got it off craiglist for $10 (Hori Fight Stick 3)
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  • bshizzle3021bshizzle3021 The Real King Joined: Posts: 45
    Got a SF4 TE stick (ps3) for $108 total off Frys.com


    that was the "saturday's deal" right ? lol god i didnt have a chance to get one.:crybaby:
    even though fry's is my neigbhor
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  • kampretkampret Joined: Posts: 127
    Thanks. Just got the LS-32-01 and 8 Seimitsu buttons for $28 shipped.. Hopefully it arrives before the end of the week :)
    He has a lot of feedback on the site and he shipped out the day after I paid. Edit: Just got the tracking number via e-mail.


    That post made my head explode. Did you say $23 with a straight face?
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  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 20,835 admin
    Bought a SF4 TE off my friend for $110.

    Pretty great deal i think.
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  • KayinKayin rawr Joined: Posts: 2,115
    Found a Near Mint Green Goblin at a Flea Market for 10$, Also got an R.O.B there the same day for 10$. Overall, Rad Finds

    Damn, and I thought the green goblin I got for $40 last year was a good deal.

    Still an awesome stick, much better than a DC pad.
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  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 20,835 admin
    I got a brand new SF4 360 TE for $76 shipped off ebay last night!!!
    http://cgi.ebay.com/XBOX-360-SF4-Street-Fighter-IV-TE-MadCatz-Stick_W0QQitemZ290342527572QQcmdZViewItemQQptZVideo_Games_Accessories?hash=item4399c36254&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

    just got shipping comfirmation today, will be here this friday.

    he puts one up for auction every 24 hours.
    check this out, it shows how much they sold for every day for like the last 2 weeks.
    http://completed.shop.ebay.com/i.html?MA2ShowItems&_odkw=madcatz+stick&_trksid=p3286.m270.l1313&LH_SpecificSeller=1..gamezforless&_osacat=0&_sacat=0&_nkw=madcatz+stick&LH_Complete=1&_dmpt=Video_Games_Accessories&guest=1

    they usually sell for around $110 on average, how friggin lucky did I get? :)
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  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 20,835 admin
    ^^ great deal for a TE

    friend got one from craiglist for $90 (used)...
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  • Sasuke182Sasuke182 -忍者 段- Joined: Posts: 306
    I got a brand new SF4 360 TE for $76 shipped off ebay last night!!!
    http://cgi.ebay.com/XBOX-360-SF4-Street-Fighter-IV-TE-MadCatz-Stick_W0QQitemZ290342527572QQcmdZViewItemQQptZVideo_Games_Accessories?hash=item4399c36254&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

    just got shipping comfirmation today, will be here this friday.

    he puts one up for auction every 24 hours.
    check this out, it shows how much they sold for every day for like the last 2 weeks.
    http://completed.shop.ebay.com/i.html?MA2ShowItems&_odkw=madcatz+stick&_trksid=p3286.m270.l1313&LH_SpecificSeller=1..gamezforless&_osacat=0&_sacat=0&_nkw=madcatz+stick&LH_Complete=1&_dmpt=Video_Games_Accessories&guest=1

    they usually sell for around $110 on average, how friggin lucky did I get? :)

    yo man good buy! and also just wanted 2 wish you good luck..
    i purchased a TE from them b4 aswell, and they never shipped it cuz they didnt have 1 to ship and had 2 call and complain 2 get my money back after a month of waiting. sry to be a downer just wanna give you a lil warning!

    but man i hope they send you your stick cuz thats one hell of a deal!
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  • zeeteszeetes I <3 Namco Joined: Posts: 1,060
    Damn, and I thought the green goblin I got for $40 last year was a good deal.

    Still an awesome stick, much better than a DC pad.

    haha anything is better than a dc pad! worst thing about the dc!
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  • LuckyDayLuckyDay Joined: Posts: 2,870
    Even though it was an old purchase.

    Just to bring it up again.

    I got an ASTRO City cab in wonderful condition for $23.00 USD.

    http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=114716

    lol, I think I would feel bad about not just giving those people more than that. They obviously had no clue.
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  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 20,835 admin
    yo man good buy! and also just wanted 2 wish you good luck..
    i purchased a TE from them b4 aswell, and they never shipped it cuz they didnt have 1 to ship and had 2 call and complain 2 get my money back after a month of waiting. sry to be a downer just wanna give you a lil warning!

    but man i hope they send you your stick cuz thats one hell of a deal!

    sry to hear about your experience, but they already shipped mine out this morning by ups. got a tracking number and a delivery date estimate of this Friday.
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  • DanzBorinDanzBorin Old Skooler 4 Life! Joined: Posts: 523
    that was the "saturday's deal" right ? lol god i didnt have a chance to get one.:crybaby:
    even though fry's is my neigbhor
    That was the bad saturday deal...

    if you went in store it was $89.99 ($97)
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  • EVAWINGZEROEVAWINGZERO Slacktivismist Extraordinaire Joined: Posts: 2,223 ✭✭
    Not too epic, but I FINALLY got my 2nd one. I'm going to use these for my sticks on my Viewlix Project. Can't Wait....

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180398430955&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT#ht_500wt_1182

    37$ Shipped, I can deal with that...... Gonna be selling the Stock PCB if anyone is interested...
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  • UpasUpas MD's Stick Guy Joined: Posts: 824
    Here are some xboxes for relatively cheap:
    http://forums.slickdeals.net/showthread.php?t=1529751

    Xbox 360 Elite $255 + Tax [dell.com]

    Xbox 360 Pro $212 + tax [dell.com]

    Xbox 360 Arcade $170 + tax [dell.com]
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  • psychochronicpsychochronic 5 fingers in a fist Joined: Posts: 1,854
    Gonna be selling the Stock PCB if anyone is interested...

    I'm interested. You don't mind shipping to Canada right? It's only an extra dollar or two.
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