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use the coupon code and save $14....
 
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"Super-smooth side grips with peach skin look, for completely new handling" You wah?
 
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"Super-smooth side grips with peach skin look, for completely new handling" You wah?
it's also a "professional gamepad" no more amateur game pads for me I'm now in the "pro league"
 
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it's also a "professional gamepad" no more amateur game pads for me I'm now in the "pro league"
If you order this kind of thing, you've got money to burn or shit for brains.
 

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Can you believe almost $200 for a controller?


I mean......

Microsoft's own Elite

It's Thrustmaster. Just about every product they make in the flight sim market is overpriced garbage, with maybe the exception of their high end TPR pedals (which are still overpriced).

The basic Xbox controller has been updated with pretty much everything (USB-C, hybrid Dpad), that you're pretty much throwing your money away with any of the "premium" ones.

Base controller, goes on sale every year for $59cad
 
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Here I am still using the X360 PC controller I bought like 10 years ago. Cost me $30 and still is going strong.
 
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What are they Smoking!!!!

What? Do you think it won't sell?

Ask that question of the ones buying it!
 
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360 controllers are amazing but mine always used to end up with stick drift.
 
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360 controllers are amazing but mine always used to end up with stick drift.
Oh I have the drift lol. Its small though, but I think my thumbs have gotten use to it over the years. I counter it subconsciously.
 
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It's "pro" so it MUST be good!!!!

Ugh, imagine unironically believing expensive peripherals will make you better at a game. Git gud, skrubs.
 
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What? Do you think it won't sell?

Ask that question of the ones buying it!
If you actually even considering buying this you must be considered an idiot (not you personally). There is no objective advantage to paying this premium for a controller.
 
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Probably because it's
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I'm sorry I forgot that Microsoft is on drugs too. The reviews are very interesting on this controller that is more expensive than a 850 Watt PSU.

 
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Here 157,50 EUR
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It's a nice controller, but I wouldn't pay 157,50 for it.:ohwell:
Certainly not 200,- for a Thrustmaster..... :shadedshu:
I pay as much as a Xbox series S controller costs when I replace my cheapo Power A xbox one controller.

Crustmaster have always been shite.
 
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Thrustmaster the maker of premium PC sex toys because you when you buy it you're getting screwed
 
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It's Thrustmaster. Just about every product they make in the flight sim market is overpriced garbage

Let's give it a chance. My wife once had a thrustmaster and she liked it a lot

battery powered
wireless
ultra responsive

she never used it with her PC though, always kept it in her nightstand :ohwell:
 
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People pay more than that for novelty keyboards. Overpriced "pro-ish" niche game controller with swappable modules does not seem that unusual to me. I've seen more ridiculous things in my life, like $400 arcade controllers(essentially few buttons with a stick in a box), or overengineered $130 mousepads, or keyboards that cost more than my laptop.
 
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Let's back up just a second to get everyone on the same page. The Newegg link in kapone's opening post is Newegg "Canada". $200CAD = $156USD.

The (to me) real shocker is that is no where near the most expensive model. Check out this Thrustmaster ESWAP X PRO Controller "Blue" for only :rolleyes: $378.99 USD. :eek: I guess blue pigment is expensive. ;)

I say they are only about 6 inches x 6 inches x 3 inches tall so not very big. Therefore, why not get two? ;) LOL

Seriously, Thrustmaster has been around for over 30 years making quality professional flight simulator and other controller products. They surely have done their homework and so these controllers are priced like that because they know there already is a market for them. People will buy them.

If you actually even considering buying this you must be considered an idiot (not you personally). There is no objective advantage to paying this premium for a controller.
Talking about me personally, I would be an idiot for spending that kind of money. But it is not fair to call or even pre-judge all potential buyers "idiots" when we don't know why these would be purchased. Some folks are very serious about their gaming. Some compete and earn money with these products. They want, need, and use the best "tools" of their trade.

I ride a bicycle every day it is above 60° and not raining. I get great enjoyment out it. I put 4739 miles on my bike last year. The bike is 8 years old with over 28,000 miles on it. Exercise is work and I'm 70 and retired. I don't work. I ride because I enjoy the heck out of it. I spent over $2000 on my bike and probably spend well over $350 every year on maintenance, tires, clothes, etc. No doubt some would consider that idiotic - yet I'm looking to spend over $3000 on a bike for next year. Does that make me an even bigger idiot? Probably to some folks.

I justify that expense because (1) I use it. (2) I get great enjoyment riding the bike trails. (3) Its better than hitting the bars. Oh yeah, there's that health benefit but that's too close to calling it exercise and again, exercise is work. I don't work. Did I mention I really enjoy it?

BTW, have you checked out the price of a 1/2 way decent set of golf clubs? How about $580USD - for just the putter! Then $900 for a driver!!! Then the average cost (in the US) to play a 18-hole round of golf is another $61.

At least with that controller (and my bike) it doesn't cost more just to use them.
 
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