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    Saitek Joystick Cratered

    My Saitek joystick, (probably 15 years old) cratered tonight.

    Anyone ever deal with Sporty's Pilot Shop in Cincinnati, Ohio?

    They have a Logitech Joystick for $39.95 that will meet my paltry needs.

    I'm just a bit nervous about ordering online from someone I haven't dealt with before......
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    Sporty's is a class A company.
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    Hiya Devildog73

    Well, from the look of their website they certainly appear to be a reputable outfit.

    Their Yelp reviews are nothing to write home about but that's no hard fast recommendation either way.

    They claim to have the Joystick in stock and $40 is a pretty competitive price as far as I can see.

    Logitech Extreme 3D Pro joysticks do not seem easily available anywhere else although I did see at least one available, used, on Ebay for $18. Best Buy and Walmart seem to be out of stock. Amazon has them available but all from badly reviewed sellers who have them way over-priced.

    The Logitech Extreme 3D Prois a great joystick. I have owned mine for well over a decade and it is still going strong, I have always been very satisfied with it.

    Maybe you should call Sporty's and try placing the order by phone so you can talk to a live body- sorta get a better feel for the place.

    After responding to this post and discovering how hard Logitech Extreme 3D Pros are to replace, I am going to start taking extra good care of the one I have!

    Good luck!
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    The $40 price tag is also impressive and as Capt Kurt recommends them, I will trust them.
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    Took the Saitek apart and "worked on it" a bit.

    It now once again works-kind of......

    There are buttons which still are MIA, but it will throttle up and down, climb and turn.
    All I need for MB until my new stick arrives.
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