Can you purchase parts from the factories/offices?


#1

i want to know if you can get some sticks and buttons if you go to the sanwa or seimitsu corporate office and/or factories.<div><br></div><div>i am trying to find the defunct and long lost sanwa JL-B joystick. I think that if I travel to their offices and factories, that they might have some in stock. if not, i might have to scour japan for it.</div>


#2

The rule of ordering from the factory/office is be prepared to order in BULK. This is the same for companies around the world.<br><br>If the part is defunct and out of production the factory isn’t going to have it unless you want to custom order a few thousand.<br><br>Not to mention most finical transactions are not straight forwards between the US and Japan. You can’t just send the money via Pay Pal.<br>You have to do a overseas bank transaction, which is at best tedious.<br><br>What you can do is get in contact with a dealer in Japan and see if he or she can scrounge you up the part for a fee.<br>


#3

Ordering in bulk - yep, thats how it works
-option - Akishop http://akihabarashop.jp/
-They take paypal =)

Overseas Bank transfer ?

  • meh, I ordered a cabinet from coinop and used HSBC’s new york office to make payment for my items =)

Darksakul is always right, I’m just chiming in, and suggesting Akishop.


#4

Whats great about stores like Akishop. is they are acting as the middle man.
But with some rare exceptions businesses like Akishop isn’t going to make a bulk order unless they feel the demand is worth it.
It is how the Mesh Ball Tops got started, they were originally as large bulk order that happen to have a few extra, it got popular and caught on.

Other wise if it is a discontinued product, a Buisness is willing to hunt for whats called NEW OLD STOCK for a fee.