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Anybody have a 5200 Wico

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So, I know all is fair in love and war, and hopefully something better will come along. However, my heart was crushed yesterday evening. I have a Wico 5200 joystick. I never had a Y-cable, so I made a keypad out of an old Radio Shack membrane keypad. It works well, but I would like to have a nice pair.

 

I recently saw a Wico stick, with the Wico pad, on ebay. It was mint, and it even had the box. I kept telling myself I didn't need to spend any money, and I would watch. The seller would auction for a week, drop the price $5, and relist for another week. After three weeks of watching, there were ZERO bids. I finally decided that I'd never find another setup like that again. With only 3-hours left, I made my bid.

 

Sure enough, somebody outbid me with an hour or so left. NOBODY HAD BID ON IT IN 3 weeks. They were just waiting to break my heart!!! I upped my bid, and they outbid me at the last minute.

 

Kind of bummed. I know I am feeling more personal about it than it is. My initial reaction is to think they did it maliciously, just so I couldn't have it. I suppose they were just watching it too.

 

Anyway, is anybody selling a working Wico 5200 with a y-adapter or keypad?

 

Thanks,

D

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Ouch! Sorry to hear it! Sounds like you probably would have won had you 'sniped' the auction in the last few seconds.

 

Best of luck in tracking down another Wico. Deals do come around on Ebay for these every so often.

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Yes, they wait. I've did a lot of e-sniping when I was getting my Jag collection together, but I would wait when it was less than 1 minute left, I would win most of the time. Its a good strategy and it works, when I win, I would think that there was someone somewhere kicking and screaming because I've e-sniped that would make me laugh. Keep trying the Wico keypad is worth the wait.

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For what it's worth, next time if it's a regular auction with no bids or "buy it now"... contact the seller and ask if they have a price in mind for it and make an offer. I managed to secure many hard to get items, avoiding bidding wars and what not. You never know.

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Thanks! I finally snagged another one. I'll have to make a y-cable or keypad for it though. I made my first "keypad" from an old radioshack keypad. They were on closeout, and I bought an extra that I still have. I just have to remember how I modified it to work.. lol.

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