The is not a deal. This is a farce, portrayed by Lamy where I believe Massdrop has got sucked into it, unknowingly. The Black amber 2000 line from Lamy is there 50th anniversary special edition, and 5000 of said until were expected to be made. When they hit retailers, no one was permitted to discount the pricing, and at $590 MSRP, they were not moving. So some retailers had resorted to selling this pen with a bonus Lamy 2000 regular edition (makrolon model, I believe) for free. So you spent $590, and got about $750 (590+160) worth of pens. Still a tall order, given that this spec. ed. pen is basically just their steel model with a tinted clear coat applied. Just my perspective and of course your opinion may be different. I'm out for this drop. I have a Makrolon 2000 which I love (thanks MD), and I won't be looking for a steel model any time soon.