Pippin sold for £3 :(

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  1. Gav macrumors regular

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    I was just reading through this section of the forums, and came accross the Pippin.

    Then I remembered, I had one! I called my grandmother (who I believe had it in her attic, along with a mint condition Apple 2)

    She recently tried to sell them both (both mint condition) in a car boot. She sold the Pippin for £3...

    Thankfully I still have a mint condition Apple 2 - but £3 for a Pippin. Lucky bum whoever got that.
     
  2. djbrickhouse macrumors member

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    Wow,

    I never even knew such a thing existed till I saw your article and looked it up on wikipedia!
     
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    "car boot" in this context is short, I believe, for "car boot sale" which is like a flea market in North America but you just roll up your car and sell straight from it, or at least that's where the name comes from.

    How do I know? Little Britain....
     
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    I was wondering, maybe he means "garage sale"?

    "car boots" here is what happens when you don't pay your parking fines...:eek:
     
  8. Sly macrumors 6502

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    I wouldn't mind betting that whoever bought it has no idea what they now have. I hope they don't throw it away when they find out that its impossible to get games for it.
     
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    Games

    The words 'Hen and teeth' spring to mind!

    My games cost me a a lot more than £3...:eek:
     
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    That's a clamp. You crazy Americans with your funny words..
     
  12. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    Holycrapflaps batman!!! :eek:

    I had no idea what a Pippin was but I remember the logo for some strange reason and the shape of the controller :confused: When was this made? Early 90s?
     
  13. mkjj macrumors 6502a

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    Released 1995 in Japan (white version) and US (black version).

    Anyone know if it was officially released in Europe?
     
  14. gkarris macrumors 604

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    Hey, we speak American really good!:D

    Funny, I went to rosettastone.com and they had seperate lessons for UK and US English. :p

    I got my Pippin close-out from MacWarehouse way back when for $89. Still have it, new in box...
     
  15. Gav thread starter macrumors regular

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    I bet it was brought by someone who hasn't a clue of its real value.

    Probably will get thrown out :(
     
  16. Sly macrumors 6502

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    Nope, it was on the cusp of being released when it was canned.
     
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    sorry to hear that! I remember seeing one at a computer recycling place once.... in their "rare" items glass display case.... they wanted $400 for it :D
     
  18. MagnusVonMagnum macrumors 601

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    Wow! The Pippin had more expansion than all the modern Macs save the MacPro! :eek:

    Apparently gaming platforms DO need expansion. :p
     
  19. Sly macrumors 6502

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    NO PCI expansion slot on the production Pippin. There is a connector on the bottom which is PCI 'like' but not compatible. It is used exclusively for the add on floppy drive unit. As far as I am aware no other hardware was produced to make use of this slot.
     
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    Just reminded me Sly, I have floppy drive unit, new in box, somewhere!!
     

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