Come and meet the twins

CooperBox

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I've been wanting to present these together for well over two years. The time it's taken me to find both.

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I found the FlowerPower about a year ago, but only just had this Dalmation delivered.

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The seller was in Versailles, Paris. Selling off the contents of her elderly mother's house.
The photo in the ad wasn't clear, and the iMac was announced as a Bondi blue. However there was something strange about it, and I requested more photos. Sure enough it was the much sought-after (by myself) G3 Dalmation. I didn't haggle about the price as it was more than correct, and asked if it could be shipped. The answer was negative, as the lady didn't have the means and/or time to prepare shipping. That was back in Dec, and since then I've been desperately trying to find a courrier without spending any money (professional courrier service would have been more than 10x the price I paid)! The lady said that she had had no other enquiries to purchase, and had I not have made contact the iMac would have been sent to the dumpster.
Last week I heard that a nearby new friend (from whom I'd purchased a TAM) was driving to Paris and returning 3 days later. I was a little embarrassed to ask him, but he willingly offered to pick up my new 'toy' from Versailles. It was received 2 days ago, and he was duly wined & dined for his efforts.


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Another pleasant toy, and two re-united 'twins'.
 

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CooperBox

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The twins look beautiful. Congrats!
Thanks.
The FlowerPower & Dalmatian models are certainly not expensive, the real difficulty is in trying to find them.
These models had a very short production run, and as I understand it, were only offered for a period of about 5 months. It would be interesting to eventually know how many were manufactured.
 

spf2

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They are definitely rare here. I have yet to see a dalmatian or flower power in person. Maybe I am looking in the wrong places but I seem to remember these models were quite expensive on the secondary market.
 

CooperBox

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There's a saying, "You wait hours for a bus, and then two come along together".
Two days ago I saw an ad for a 'FlowerPower' in good condition and fully functional, just a 30min drive away. The seller is prepared to take 80€ (86USD) and ship if required.
I'd be tempted to have a flutter, but my little lady would probably throw a fit at the unannounced arrival of triplets!
If anyone in SW France is yearning for one of these, I could provide details if required.
 
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LightBulbFun

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very nice! what CPU speeds are these twins :) (specify I wonder if the 600Mhz model is PowerMac2.2 like my 500Mhz FlowerPower or if the 600Mhz is PowerMac4,1/got the 750CX and Rage 128 Ultra graphics regardless of geographical location unlike the others)
 

CooperBox

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very nice! what CPU speeds are these twins :) (specify I wonder if the 600Mhz model is PowerMac2.2 like my 500Mhz FlowerPower or if the 600Mhz is PowerMac4,1/got the 750CX and Rage 128 Ultra graphics regardless of geographical location unlike the others)
Both ident tags indicate they were assembled in the Czech Republic which I didn't realise.
The FlowerPower is a 500Mhz and the Dalmation a 600Mhz. When next powered up I'll report back on which PowerMac versions.
 
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Backtothemac

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Okay, my jealousy level just went through the roof. So well done. My daughter had both of them when she was a child. I so wish I still had all of my Apple Stuff from back then.
 

CooperBox

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Okay, my jealousy level just went through the roof. So well done. My daughter had both of them when she was a child. I so wish I still had all of my Apple Stuff from back then.
Although scarce, both can still be found with patience - and a little luck.
Did anyone else spot the two G3 'Clamshell' iBooks tucked away lower left in my photo #4 ;)
Both are Firewire 466MHz models.
 
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