I have searched through all known C64 and/or Amiga retailers on the net. And they are all sold out of the Competition Pro joystick with 9-pin connector.
So I emailed Jens Schöenfeldt of Individual Computers and asked if he had a new production run scheduled. Unfortunately he hasn't
If I remember correctly the joystick retailed for around 15-16 Euros. According to Jens the amount of money he needs to invest in a production run is too big compared to the relatively small amount of money he can make selling them.
The joystick would have to retail at 25 or even 30 Euros for him to make enough money. But he's afraid people won't pay that amount of money.
That got me thinking. I remember back in the early 90's I bought a brand new Zipstick for 225 Danish Kroner. That equals about 30 Euros. But that was in 1991? That was even more money back then.
I wouldn't mind paying the same amount of money 20 years later.
We are all retro fans and we purchase in a VERY niche market.
Sure we would like to pay 30 Euros for a joystick. Won't we?
Or am I the only one?
Søren Ladegaard - Denmark