Anyone familiar with the MacCase iBook bags

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    I'm looking for one of the original iBook clamshell colored bags by Maccase. It appears the company still made them until a few years ago, but now I can't find one at all. Thought it would be neat to have one or more of them, as they look nice.
     
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    You know exactly who might have them stockpiled at two feet above sea level, probably in a house situated over a karst formation which someday will become a giant sinkhole…
     
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    Qué? o_O
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    These are very hard to find. 2 years ago I saw an orange one for sale together with a matching orange iBook clamshell. Asking price at the time was 110euros (approx $US110). Still regret not buying it.
    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41xpK0lKQLL.jpg
    I understand that Maccase designed and marketed this in 1999 for the coloured Clamshell iBook series, and the legal-beagles at Apple also allowed the tactifully 'relooked' logo.....
     
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    Yes, I think I know. Doesn’t help much though. There is this one: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/163321591864

    I thought it was overpriced but if they are that rare maybe it’s not
     
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    Iron man?
    ironman.jpeg
     
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    If you’re keeping tabs, I’m categorically referring to Polka-Dot Man (this thread’s “Florida Man”), who’s based in Miami (~2ft above sea level, give or take a metre), located in a state completely pockmarked by karst geology responsible for causing a mess of major sinkholes with little to no warning.

    In short, I dislike him.
     
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    Yes. I know. But I’m not gonna list his name here.
     
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    I name him Polka-Dot Man!
     
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    Hey, there are children in the audience. That’s lewd!
     
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    Back on topic: I’ve been emailing with the president of MacCase and he’s gonna check and see if he can find me one more Clamshell iBook bag. That would sure be sweet.
     
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    I wonder if it comes with a free matching ugly doll........
     
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    Oh, that's really scaring! I haven't been aware of this sinkhole-thing before ...
     
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    I sent Mr. whatever you want to call it on eBay a message regarding one of his iBooks that had a MacCase pictured with it. I got this response.

    “Hello, No need i do have few in stock for the years to come, and this one laptop is very special (PERFECT AND POLISHED) Anyway THANK YOU...”
     
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    Why do I suddenly feel this inexplicable, ineffable urge to throw anything which isn’t anchored to the floor…
     
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    He’s a heckin’ menace to humanity.
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    Also:

    QED.

    If he could put polka-dots on an infant and describe the little sproglet as "PVT-PERFECT!" and charge $500,000, he'd be there in a hot minute. And then eBay would have to intervene and take down the auction, but not before it received news coverage and then went viral.
     
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    Amazon to the rescue! Brand new too. Beautiful. IMG_2263.jpeg
     
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    And you didn’t even have to deal with Non-Aesthetic Polka-Dot Person!
     
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    That’s true
     
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    I've had one of these to keep my blue iBook in. I find it to be a tight squueze with the power adapter. Do you have any issues fitting everything in?
     
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    The laptop is a really tight fit. Hoping it might stretch out some?
     

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