I don’t think the stick linked to in the OP is something you’d want to consider seriously. I know I wouldn’t spend money on it anyway.
I’m in a similar situation, in Toronto looking for some stick solution on PS3. I was considering finding out if EB is still taking orders for the Mad Catz stick (preferably TE), but even that might be a long shot. There’s nowhere that sells Real Arcade Pros or that has the Mad Catz sticks in Canada and those are about the only choices. The Fighting Stick 3 and Soul Calibur 4 sticks (basically the same I think) are not easy to mod/repair and aren’t particularly nice for the price.
Finkle is a builder here and is in Toronto, but he’s got quite a waitlist I think and his prices are just about as high if not more so than a TE (at least at retail price).
Ordering from Japan or the US is usually possible (though expensive), but basically everyone seems totally sold out at the moment of everything.
That leaves Ebay/Amazon, but prices are pretty ridiculous right now. Mad Catz really doesn’t seem to have met demand at all for their sticks so even prices on those range from $125(SE) to $500 (TE).
So I don’t know about EB Games, but you could contact them and find out if you could still get one of the Mad Catz sticks. SE is cheaper, but I don’t know if I’d recommend that. Value on the TE seems a lot better to me even with the price …
The only other real option is to build your own. You’ll likely save some money here, but you’ve got to invest time. I’d really like to just put my own together, but unfortunately making a body poses me problems.
So yeah, it’s pretty tough right now.