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    Zenith & Vintage Mod Dan R's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strela167 View Post
    Would anyone dare at that price
    People spend as much if not more on a fountain pen and use it. . But if you bought it as a collector’s piece, most likely not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strela167 View Post
    Shocked to say , a Lamy locked up yesterday , never known before. F701 new model ordered.
    What do you mean by locked up?
    Read my latest IWL blog entry! An Ode To Rule Breaking

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raza View Post
    What do you mean by locked up?
    I could be wrong, but the F701 is a retractable ball point. I figured he meant that the mechanism failed. Strela?

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    Lamy Logo would not retract, locked out. Zebra should be here today, perhaps.

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    Ah, that’s a shame.
    Read my latest IWL blog entry! An Ode To Rule Breaking

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strela167 View Post
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    I don't know how they can sell them for that and make money. That said, if the pen doesn't work well, it'll cost quite a bit more to ship back!
    Quote Originally Posted by chuckmiller View Post
    Heck of a business model. They sell you junk, you throw it into the trash, they keep your money!
    I did some inadvertent quality testing on one of these. It passed.

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    It's fairly heavy, metal body. Feels good. I have it inked with Diamine Night Sky shimmering ink and it hasn't even clogged yet. Shocked at the results.

    (And that $4.76 was SHIPPED from China to Canada. Insane.)

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    Since it seems like we are talking about the low cost alternatives, one of the better deals I have found on fountain pens that have had their nibs tweaked (cheaky?) is from MrPen out of the UK. Especially the Italix line. I have one of his Parson's Essential and it is very well made. And the price includes ordering from a large variety of nibs. Well worth a look. A friend of mine ordered an Italix Churchman's Prescriptor and is very pleased with it.

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    In the dirt cheap department, I have had good luck with the Hero 329 and the Jinhao 51a. The Amazon Basic fountain pen has also been solid at $9.99 in the US. Half a step up, I really like the Platinum Prefounte — it seems like it would just be a glorified Preppy, but it just feels more substantial.


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