Lizard Lick Can Lick My Buttock(s)
I’ve ordered from arcade parts e-tailer (I hate that word), Lizard Lick Amusements, many times. It seemed like there was always an unreasonable waiting period between the time I ordered and the time I got my buttons, sticks, balltops, and what have you. But that excruciating wait was quickly forgotten once I snapped those buttons into my arcade stick.
This time, though, it’s been a little too long. I placed in order in January for two buttons. Just two buttons. And I still haven’t gotten my package. Nor have I gotten an email in response to my multiple requests for an update.
Turns out, a lot of people are in the same boat as me. Lizard Lick have seemingly been sitting with their LS-32s up their ass for months, yet keeping all the money they’ve charged for unfulfilled orders. I think that’s what cops and lawyers call “theft”. Their site currently has a message on their home page saying in part, “Lizard Lick is currently closed to new orders while we catch up!!”
I’ll be waiting for those two buttons, but in the meantime, I thought I’d share a few alternatives to Lizard Lick with our stick-wielding readers. Video Games New York has a decent selection and is currently giving free shipping to any Sanwa or Seimitsu order over $20. Focus Attack have a great selection and will be who I go with from now on.
Will Lizard Lick customers ever get their orders - or at least get their money back? Who knows. But at least we can actually find alternatives. Back in the day (ie: before Street Fighter IV showed up) it was a pain to find good providers of buttons and sticks. Now we’ve got sticks customized like never before. In fact, if you’ve got a cool custom arcade stick, send us some photos [email link is on the sidebar, no n00dz plz unless you’re a girl].