I have all kinds of alterbatives. I have custom paddle. A wico. A compition pro. A masterplay clone with tototek to psx adapter works fine also. Even the left analog thumbstick works. Also have the bohoki 15 pin adapter with a pc raider. Best analog ever. And I have 2 originalal controllers also.
Just went to target 30 minutes ago and got one. No line or anyone ahead. So surprised. He said its because they did not anticipate the demand last time. Now they have more stock. Bestbuy is sold out online. But every target near me says on their website they have it. Well most targets. Online can not buy. But most local target have it.
Someone bought it on ebay for the asking price in less than 30 days. If you have to keep relisting something, it is because it is overpriced. If someone buys it on the first listing, then the price is usually reasonable. Reasonable based on ebay pricing. You can feel free to have an opinion on ebay inflating prices, or having prices too high, etc.
You got lucky. Hardly anybody buys from my ebay id unless its super cheap.