Found the Hori Fighting Stick EX2 but it's only available on eBay and are going for more than double retail. Any recommendations?
people in the know seem to be using these:
MadCatz Standard Edition FightStick PS3/360 ($70 PS3 / $80 360): Smaller than the TE (less hand space), joystick and buttons manufactured by MadCatz. What makes this stick a great value is the quick disconnects for all of the internal connections, which means you can get this stick, then easily swap out the buttons for real arcade-quality ones from somewhere like…Lizard Lick. No soldering iron/dremel required!
MadCatz Tournament Edition FightStick PS3 / 360 ($150): Larger than the standard stick (more hand room), comes stock with joystick and buttons manufactured by Sanwa, the most popular arcade controls in the world. The faceplate is removable for alternate artwork and has a cord storage department at the back of the stick. Has quick disconnects, so you can change parts just as easily as the standard stick. It has labeled pin outs, and a universal mounting plate and a bored-out bottom so that you can install any joystick on the market (Seth Killian keeps saying you can install an American stick in it, but MarkMan says you can't…guess we'll have to wait and see). There are screw holes in the bottom so that you can actually mount it on a stable surface.