White Japanese Sega Saturn

I bought a mint white japanese sega saturn thinking I would chip it cos my chipped PAL saturn is broken. It cost $53 + $53 shipping. It arrived within a week and I eagerly opened it up to check it didn't have one of those fiddley 64 pin chips but there weren't any chips in it at all! How pissed off was I!!

Never mind, I sold it for $160!
This was a very new Saturn (as new as they can be) so maybe Sega produced an un-chippable Saturn. Anyway, when I opened it up there were no chips on the board at all.