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okester
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May 29, 2015
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Huh. I thought that there'd be a few folks interested in this pen. I already have one and thought the design was well-thought-out.
May 29, 2015
JonasHeineman
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Jun 1, 2015
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Hey @okester -- Yeah, same here! We had some requests for this, but apparently not enough.
The drop is halfway to reaching its goal, and we just launched the Dialog 1 as well, so we're going to extend this drop for a week while that is running and give members a choice of the two.
This will push back the Estimated Shipping date by a week, but hopefully everyone who has already joined prefers that to not getting it at all, which is what would have happened if it ended now. If not, we understand and you are welcome to cancel orders anytime before the drop ends.
Jun 1, 2015
HE911
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Jun 2, 2015
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@JonasHeineman I'd love to get my hands one a LAMY Dialog 2 at $84.99... a roller ball with the qualities of both roller/fountain I'd like to try that. Not to mention non-gel based.
Jun 2, 2015
Haulien
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Jun 3, 2015
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If this shipped outside the US, I'd jump in!
LAMY, hint hint :(
Jun 3, 2015
yiri
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Jun 3, 2015
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Hey HE911,
Thought I might clarify a few points for you in case there's been a misunderstanding.
You describe Dialog 2 as "a roller ball with the qualities of both roller/fountain". There's two ways I can interpret this: ----Maybe you have gotten the wrong impression and think that this is a bottle-refillable rollerball, similar to the Monteverde One Touch Engage which dropped once upon a time; this pen is not like that, it only takes capless rollerball refills. And, at that, only a particular type of LAMY capless rollerball refill. And, unlike most rollerballs which claim to be compatible only with the refills of their manufacturer, you really can't use anything else without unrealistic amounts of screwing around. Don't buy this pen for the wide variety of inks you'll be able to load it up with - buy this pen for the amazing industrial design, beautiful palladium finish and for the fact that (since LAMY, expensive though they might seem, are generally VASTLY cheaper than anything of the same level fit/finish) you're getting a $600 pen which retails for $155 (it's $300 in shops in Australia, actually) and paying $85-95 for it. I despise LAMY FP inks and refuse to use them, but the D2 is just too good value a pen to quibble over refills.
----Alternatively, maybe you mean that it has the qualities of both a ballpoint (ie: doesn't leak all over your stuff, not a pain in the arse, write in any direction and focus on the words not the handwriting) and a fountain pen (liquid ink that doesn't look awful). In which case, yes, but see my point above about refill compatibility. I love LAMY - my first and second FPs were a LAMY Safari and then a Dialog 3 - but nobody goes to them for their inks. Also, don't bash gel refills until you've tried the Parker-size Visconti gel refills. I use them in my (previously MassDropped) Fellhoelter titanium pen and they are stunningly bright and clear. Wonderful, wonderful inks.
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Every time you write more than one sentence about fountain pens you run the risk of coming off as a gigantic, self important, condescending douchebag. It's some sort of law of nature, I suspect. If I've done that here I sincerely apologise, people helping people is all I intend :)
Jun 3, 2015
HE911
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Jun 4, 2015
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@yiri
I am unsure how to reply, did you intend to rebuff or intended suggest... However, I could respond politely or harshly. I choose the prior in a more disgruntled tone.
There really wasn't two ways to interpret the above. You could have replied and asked 'your comment I do not quite understand.'
However... We've never met in person nor are we able to discuss my statement above and determine the nuances of what my comment meant. I also to read through your reply several times to parse the connotation of what your communication inferred. Is it antagonism, insight or intended help?
I am however absolutely nonplussed though and can't fathom how so much could be assume so much from the nature of my comment? The comment was no more than a 'pleasantry'. I did not express enthusiasm, distaste or nor bias or even for that matter a question.
I am unsure what to take away from this as usefulness or if I warranted such a reply as this at all, in all honesty. The Latter 'alternative' might have sufficed.
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I know I'm no expert when it comes to pens however, I 'm no 'self important, condescending douchebag' who can really say much about either type of pen. I feel rebuffed and slighted by a bigot from your reply.
Maybe you intended to help wholeheartedly but it sure didn't come off that way entirely. :( :(
Jun 4, 2015
yiri
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Jun 6, 2015
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I didn't mean to be rude, HE911, I was saying that I didn't intend to come off as a "self-important, condescending bigot" and was hoping not to have done so. I apologise for having failed at that.
My intention was only to clarify.
Jun 6, 2015
Gustavo
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Nov 11, 2015
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Me too.
Nov 11, 2015
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