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  • Started 2 years ago by wyfbane
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  1. wyfbane

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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?

    Posted 2 years ago #
  2. mso489

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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.

    Posted 2 years ago #
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    For $40 with shipping, it's probably a great deal no matter what. Handsome-looking pipe. Enjoy!

    A man who serves his country is a patriot. A man who serves his government is an employee. The two are not always the same thing.
    Posted 2 years ago #
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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.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  5. agnosticpipe

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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!

    The pipe smoker formerly know as agnostic pipe
    "Fried food, hard liquor, and tobacco, that's the holy trinity!"- Stacy Keach
    Posted 2 years ago #
  6. 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.

    Posted 2 years ago #
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    Good score, hope it smokes goood

    Nowhere in the world will such a brotherly feeling of confidence be experienced as amongst those who sit together smoking their pipes
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    $$@*&!!! #&%@&!!! $#@&*##@#!!!!!!!! (That was me using curse words in the worst possible way) How the &&###! do people get deals like this?!???

    Congratulations. It's a wonderful looking 999. Enjoy the heck out of it!

    Arrrrr, shiver me timbers! International Talk Like a Pirate Day is September the 19th!!!
    Brothers Of The Black Frigate
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  9. chasingembers

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    Looks like you scored big time.

    Damnation seize my soul if I give you quarters, or take any from you.
    -Edward Teach
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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!

    Dave "Black Frigate Stowaway"
    Posted 2 years ago #
  11. drennan

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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.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  12. mayfair70

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    Looks great and a good deal. Hope it smokes well.

    The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made. -Groucho Marx
    Mouse-catcher on The Black Frigate
    Posted 2 years ago #

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