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wyfbane

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Apr 26, 2013
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I am procrastinating on my final paper for English and I came accross this pipe:
EBAY Here
I put in a 35 Euro bid. I know, I know. I have a sickness. But I won! Is this one of the "Good old 999's?" Doesn't really matter, for the price, as it is handsome either way.
So how did I do?

 

mso489

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Feb 21, 2013
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Forty bucks with shipping. If it is in good shape, not bad. Looks like the old style stockier 999's. I have one p-lip, not my fav but not bad.

 

aldecaker

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Feb 13, 2015
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For $40 with shipping, it's probably a great deal no matter what. Handsome-looking pipe. Enjoy!

 

wyfbane

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Thank you, MSO and Aldecaker. One of my first 3 pipes was a Pete p-lip 03. I learned to smoke it with a rubber nubby on it in order to preserve it, even. I don't mind p-lips at all. I like the birds eye on the offhand side of this one. With what Pete's are commanding over here, and it seems to be in great condition, I didn't think I could go wrong.

 

agnosticpipe

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Nov 3, 2013
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Very nice score! I can't imagine a Pete like that going for that much here in the US. You done good!

 

saltedplug

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For the price, looks like a great buy! Hope you enjoy.
When Peterson dipped their pipes, I remember dedicated Peterson smokers say their new pipe was breaking in well enough after 50 bowls. A company with such a shoddy production step that clearly impinged on the consumer, despite a large and steady revenue stream from selling so many pipes, made my black list.
Also the P-lip doesn't pass a cleaner, I've read, and thus not for me.

 

anthonyrosenthal74

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Jan 8, 2013
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$$@*&!!! #&%@&!!! $#@&*##@#!!!!!!!! (That was me using curse words in the worst possible way) How the &&###! do people get deals like this?!???
:rofl: Congratulations. It's a wonderful looking 999. Enjoy the heck out of it! :clap:

 

lifesizehobbit

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How the &&###! do people get deals like this?!???
Anthony - I have to say that the minute I saw that it was a 999, I wondered what your reaction would be given the St. Patrick's Day comment you made in the other thread.
Congrats on a great deal wyfbane!

 

drennan

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Mar 30, 2014
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I've got a karpet too, I believe they were one of Petersons cheaper range. Mine is drilled correctly unlike my other two higher end Petes and whilst it was awful to break in it's now a pretty good smoker.
Also the P-lip doesn't pass a cleaner, I've read, and thus not for me.
P-lips will pass cleaners if you fiddle and use a thin enough pipe cleaner. However a p-lips is a fantastic example of modern marketing, in that it's a gimic that claims to solve a problem that doesn't exist and actually makes life more difficult by solving that fictitious problem.