Not sure if I’m just horribly out of the loop of Canadian arcade parts stores but…
There are no good Canadian arcade parts vendors. Sure, there’s The Playdium Store (Starburst in disguise) but they carry mostly American made parts. The only Japanese parts they carry are the OBSF-24s, 30s (in limited colours) and JLFs. Shipping is pretty decent but pricing and selection is pretty weak compared to online shops.
I’m not to saying that shops like Lizard Lick or ModchipMan aren’t quality shops but we can’t exactly buy anything without being reamed for shipping, in both price and delivery time.
Are there any good Canadian stores that I simply haven’t heard about? I’ve always had to buy parts from the States or Japan since Canada just lacks options.
If there aren’t any good Canadian stores, is there an interest for one? I was wondering how viable a Canadian frontend for Japanese arcade parts would be. Unless everyone is already accustomed to buying from American and Japanese stores, I assume there’s a pretty good demand for a Canadian retailer.
Just hit this thread up with thoughts and ideas. I’m curious to know how and how easily other Canadians get their stuff.