So it seems that in many cases, this month the cheeky scamps over at Arcade World UK have dropped their prices on Sanwa / Seimitsu goods.
These price cuts have been anything but arbitrary; no, in some cases the cuts have been frankly massive (for example, a Sanwa GT-Y Gate was an eye-watering £4.75, and is now a still-not-terribly-cheap £3.59 including VAT).
The fact that AWUK have been able to slash prices so dramatically across the board is, in our opinion, largely down to the fact that up until now, they have been simply taking advantage of a lack of any real UK based competition and their prices were ludicrously high.
Interestingly, their new price-point on a great many items had brought them to be a few pennies below published Arcade Japan prices. Coincidence? That said, their sticks were still more expensive than ours despite huge price-drops (Sanwa JLF-TP-8YT now costs £17.99 at AWUK, but has always been £15.25 at Arcade Japan (in stock again soon!).
Nice try guys!
Whilst Arcade Japan is still in it’s fledgling stages (we’re only ten months old!) and undeniably has less stock than some other sites, we are committed to providing the best Asian arcade parts at the lowest prices, and as such, every single instance where Arcade World UK has attempted to undercut us on price has now been remedied, plus we have made some other cuts too, and as such we remain the cheapest place in Europe to purchase pretty much everything we sell. In fact, we have been told several times that even with shipping to the USA/Canada we can work out cheaper.
If you find any item we sell cheaper elsewhere (including postage), do let us know and we will investigate.
A list of Arcade World UK current prices vs. Arcade Japan’s current prices is below (correct based on like for like website comparison as at 20th August 2015):
|ITEM||CURRENT AWUK PRICE||CURRENT ARCADE JAPAN PRICE|
|Sanwa G-TY Gate||£3.59||£3.50|
|Sanwa JLF-CD Shaft Cover and Dust Washer||£2.70||£2.50|
|Sanwa JLF-TP-8YT Stick||£17.99||£15.25|
|Sanwa LB-35 Ball Top||£1.80||£1.60|
|Sanwa OBSF-24 Buttons||£1.74||£1.65|
|Sanwa OBSF-30 Buttons||£1.80||£1.75|
|Seimitsu Round Gate||£2.70||£2.40|
|Seimitsu PS-14-DN 24mm Buttons||£1.86||£1.75|
|Seimitsu PS-14-GN 30mm Buttons||£1.98||£1.85|
|Seimitsu LS-32-SE Stick||£15.00||£13.00|
|Seimitsu LS-32-01-SE Stick||£15.59||£13.40|
|Seimitsu LS-56-01-SE Stick||£15.00||£13.00|
|Seimitsu LS-60-SE Stick||£14.39||£12.40|
|Seimitsu LB-35 Ball Top||£1.80||£1.60|
|Seimitsu AM-30 Button Plug||£1.08||£0.95|
|Seimitsu H5P Stick Cable||£3.00||£2.30|
|JAMMA Edge Connector (Generic)||£2.88||£1.50|
|PCB Feet x 4||£0.96||£0.85|
|JAMMA PSU *||£31.19||£16.00|
*Note: We sell a different brand of JAMMA PSU from AWUK, however they are CE marked and have been tested by us alongside a great many other PSU for quality; and therefore we really cannot understand the drastic price difference here.
In other news, keep an eye out for our latest Sanwa shipment which should arrive this week and will be added to the site shortly thereafter!