I’m curious to know just how much money people are spending on their arcade sticks, whether they think it was worth it, and if they were still happy with their decisions.
I myself just received in the mail a SSFIV TE stick I bought on Ebay for $90 total (that includes shipping). It came new in the unopened box and a $149.99 Gamestop price tag still on it. Much happier with it than my SE stick, which I had bought new for $80 and have invested probably $50 in Sanwa parts for it since then.
EDIT: I just ordered a mesh ball top, arrow duster and octagonal gate for my TE stick so add $25. That’s a total of $115 for my SS4 TE and $130 for my S4 SE.