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Is anyone interested in anything from Akishop? I need some microswitches and the shipping will be expensive for just those by themselves.

Thinking of also ordering some buttons. Happy to combine shipping if anyone is interested.
I will almost certainly need some things soon - The new vewlix arrives tomorrow, and it might take a few days to come up with my shopping list though. If you're happy to wait a few days I'm happy to cover shipping from JP to AU, and then courier them to you (should be about $5-$10ish). Not sure how much time and money you'll save though doing it that way?
 

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If everyone chips in for a big order from Akishop, it will without a doubt save money considering it's $8.95 postage Australia Wide for a satchel and dividing up the shipping will be much cheaper!
 

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@mbd send me a PM when you're ready, I'll hold off for a few days. Going to take 3 months to get it here so a few more days isn't a problem :P

@Dzhay let me know what you're after too

Had a couple of people message already so we can probably get a decent order happening and combine shipping :)
 

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^ THIS is the main purpose of this thread. Please shout out to peeps if you're doing orders overseas, or have sourced interesting things you care to share. Thanks for organising this @xodaraP.

Here are a few things I can recommend that are nice from Akishop:

Carraige Bolts (10 pack): These are the little bolts that mount panels on Candy Cabs. Have found it near impossible souring these locally, worth buying a pack if you're doing an order.
https://akishop.jp/collections/bolts/products/carriage-bolt

JIS Screwdriver: Very handy if you have a Candy. or other Japanese items. Makes a world of difference and stops you from threading screws (JIS is a slightly different standard from what we use). I have this model driver and it's very good.
https://akishop.jp/products/screwdriver-td-6816mg

Hozan Crimping Tool: Considered one of the best crimping tools. Haven't used it personally, but people rave about this one.
https://akishop.jp/products/hozan-p-706

RJ45 to PS1 / RJ45 to Dreamcast Cable: These are priced very reasonably. I own both and have no complaints. Work perfectly with the JAMMAizer!, PS360 and other control boards.
https://akishop.jp/products/playstation-cable
https://akishop.jp/collections/akishop-customs/products/dreamcast-cable

Cable Holders: As used on Candy Cabs / panels.
https://akishop.jp/collections/connectors/products/cable-holder-sanwa

Shin-Etsu Silicone Grease: Good stuff, a dab of this can sometimes make a dull old stick feel like new!
https://akishop.jp/collections/shin-etsu-silicone/products/joystick-silicone-grease-mini
 

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^ THIS is the main purpose of this thread. Please shout out to peeps if you're doing orders overseas, or have sourced interesting things you care to share. Thanks for organising this @xodaraP.

Here are a few things I can recommend that are nice from Akishop:




JIS Screwdriver: Very handy if you have a Candy. or other Japanese items. Makes a world of difference and stops you from threading screws (JIS is a slightly different standard from what we use). I have this model driver and it's very good.
https://akishop.jp/products/screwdriver-td-6816mg
I specfically asked them to stock a JIS screwdriver given how hard to find and expensive they are locally and then I never bought one lol. That's one thing I do need.
 

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I have a HAS Supergun V2.1 (Acrylic case, kick harnes cable) with PSU and Scart video cable to trade for a Nintendo Switch

Any folks in VIC would like to trade Switch for a HAS Supergun please let me know. Cheers
 
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A Nintendo Switch costs around $450+ AUD. Is that how much a HAS/PSU/Cable costs? Just wondering, have never looked at the HAS pricing.
 

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It would cost roughly the same, factoring weak AUD currency, plus shipping, paypal fee, GST, and time to wait for your backorder to be fullfilled.

I would be more concerned about how inflated Switch price is at the moment.
 

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I believe BIG W have them in stock, a friend of mine picked one up from there recently. There was a massive shortage during quarantine, but things are returning to normality thankfully. You can get 5L Isopropyl bottles cheap again :)
 

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I would rather get my HAS supergun traded than spending more for a switch.
I already have 4 superguns and it's good time to downsize my stuff.
 

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I believe BIG W have them in stock, a friend of mine picked one up from there recently. There was a massive shortage during quarantine, but things are returning to normality thankfully. You can get 5L Isopropyl bottles cheap again :)
Woo! $27 for a 1L bottle with free shipping - will have to do that soon
 

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A great COVID cure too, if Pete Evans' magic light machine is out of your reach. Pro-tip, store it in the freezer like you would vodka.
 

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Good tip. I had my bottle in a hot room and it slowly disappeared.
 

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I'd be happy with $30 for 5L which I think was their normal price at the time :( it'll get back there

$27 for 1L is still reasonable when the last bottle I bought was $15 from Jaycar for 250mL
 

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So I am interested, but whatI want will be quite annoying because I want a variety of button colours :P (all seimitsu for a super neo) and a couple of OBSF-24s, together with the JIS screwdriver.
 
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