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Bobraz
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Apr 17, 2017
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Reading people complain about nibs peeling and the manufacturer not honoring warranty, I'd recommend to anyone attracted to this because of the Carbon Fiber design, to look at the Tombow Zoom 101. Outstanding fountain pen (there is a roller also, I have both).
http://tombowusa.com/zoom-101-fountain-pen-medium-668.html
Apr 17, 2017
jsolar
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Apr 18, 2017
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That pen is quite the jump up. Baring shipping ts $150 more than this pens lowest price. Something a little more compareable to this would be a monteverde. https://www.gouletpens.com/monteverde-invincia-deluxe-fountain-pen-black-chrome-medium/p/MV41295-M At $108. Now thats still a $40 increase so you have options of just replacing the nib unit on this levenger and with a little bit of wiggle room you could probably find a titanium nib which i think would look stellar on this pen.
Apr 18, 2017
Bobraz
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Apr 18, 2017
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I agree, it's a big step up... I was focused on the design and not the price. Mea culpa!
Apr 18, 2017
Misfit1876
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Jun 23, 2017
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Check out penboutique.com also. Sometimes the Goulets don't have the best prices.
Jun 23, 2017
jsolar
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Jun 23, 2017
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Yeah also check out La Couronne du Comte. Last i checked a couple months ago Aziza from the blog Gourmet Pens has a coupon code for LCDC. Gourmet10 for 10% off. While i have no affiliation with either of the companies, the exchange rate on the euro and the coupon code made it possible for me to get things at a hell of a price. Like i paid $3.75 for a bottle of R&K ink or like $22 for the Lamy Al Star pacific. With prices like that im a sucker for more ink. Although ive noticed the Pilot iroshizuku is more expensive than on amazon, but its possible to get a bottle of Pelikan Edelstein ink for $11.60.
Also all they prices on there show VAT included but if you make an account and sign in with your country being outside the EU it shows you prices minus VAT. And then they have free international shipping over €150. Which if youre going for a pricey pen or getting multiple things its easy to do. All in all a hard deal to pass up and one not very many people on this side of the pond know about.
Also thats the only place ive managed to find the elusive Faber-Castell nib units that they supposedly dont make according to the nice lady i talked to when i called the company directly.
Ps sorry about the long winded rant/advertisment, i just like spreading the word to my fellow fountain pen enthusiasts.
Jun 23, 2017
Misfit1876
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Jul 6, 2017
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Thank you for the information. I do appreciate it. Getting a break on ink prices sounds nice.
Jul 6, 2017
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