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Reliable places to purchase paddle controllers - especially in Australia

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I have seen many 2600 paddle controllers for sale on ebay which are advertised as genuine and brand new. I really want to buy a couple of paddle controllers but I don't know if the ebay listings are legit (it seems a bit suspicious that 30 year old controllers can still be found relatively easily brand new)


I really don't want to put down a fair bit of money for the controllers if they turn out to be fake/defective, I really don't have a lot of money ATM. Also, since I live in Australia shipping may be a big factor in price as well.


Could someone please advise me on the best way to get my hands on a decent pair of paddle controllers? I wanna play Warlords and Video Olympics dammit!




Edited by majinbuu

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Get any set you can.


Get two. :)


You can get replacement pots here: http://www.best-electronics-ca.com/cx30_paddle.htm


And the pots are not all that difficult to take apart and clean / lube into decent shape. I've reconditioned mine many times with just a quick squirt of contact cleaner, or "TV Tuner" cleaner from Radio Shack, or similar place. Sit down and watch a movie, rotating them back and forth until the stuff works through. If you are more skilled, or have a few sets, the pot can be taken apart and the board cleaned off. Helps big. I've done that every few cycles and got a nice paddle life each time.

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