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A nice pen

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1d, 2w agoPosted 1 decade, 2 weeks ago
Been using this website for over a month now and you guys come up with really good stuff... yesterday i ran out of ink in my pen, but seeing as its a rubbish pen i want to buy a nice one.

So i wondered, what will £10 get me?

sorry for the sillyness of the request, i just thought i might as well get a nicer pen for my money.
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1d, 2w agoPosted 1 decade, 2 weeks ago
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#1
Not a silly request, a nice pen is always very good to have.

Pity, someone just lost my nice one :(
#2
Last Dec. just after xmas i got a great matted gold rimmed parker for £30 normally £80+, whsmith sale getting rid of excess stock etc. Great time to get things like that imo, if you can wait 5 weeks... :-D
#3
schizoboy
Last Dec. just after xmas i got a great matted gold rimmed parker for £30 normally £80+, whsmith sale getting rid of excess stock etc. Great time to get things like that imo, if you can wait 5 weeks... :-D



Well... i could always get another one at that point.

what about one for now? anyone got any suggestions?
#4
TK Maxx occasionally gets really nice ones in, I got a Diesel ball point for £4.99 and they sometimes have Cross pens for under £10, just hunt around the accessories section and the clearance!
#5
And another thought, my local Fenwick's is selling Cross Ion's that are usually £30 for £9.95 in the clearance.
Also scout around for a yoropen executive, looks the business and the neatest writing pen i have ever used, they are normally £30 but you may get one for £15-20
#6
My O/H has had a Lamy fountain pen for over 30 years. It was expensive but has proved to be well worth the money.

They have some here a lot cheaper (just above your £10 limit but not bad for a good pen):
http://www.penshop.co.uk/search.asp?products=1&brands=7&prices=0&x=57&y=1

and they have a store list so if there is one near, you can try before you buy:
http://www.penshop.co.uk/branches.asp

HTH
#7
does anyone know where i can get ink for a parker roller ball, its one fo those tilt action ones.
#8
sarbjeet_
does anyone know where i can get ink for a parker roller ball, its one fo those tilt action ones.


Is this what you want?

http://www.euroffice.co.uk/itm_show.asp?G1455=Parker%20Rollerball%20Pen%20Refills&AFF=DTIME-1327
#9
when i say £10, its not my limit really... its just saying nothing really expensive like £30-50

although if its worth it, why not £30
#10
btw thanks for all the suggestions, looking at them now. for the local shops, there arnt any like this around, but i'll keep an eye out at those that are around.
#11
Lamy make great pens and my O/H says it even improves his handwriting. Here are pictures of the whole range:
http://www.bureau-online.co.uk/pens/main.asp?sitepages=lamyFP

If you are still interested in trying one for less than a tenner, there is the cheapest model here in a sale:
http://www.theofficecollection.co.uk/erol.html

with free delivery.:)
#12
palspal, this pen is different the ink isnt the normal parker roller ball pens thats why i was asking, its one of those pens which has a blue, black, and pencil all in one you can use them by tilting it to the where the logo is for what pen you want.
#13
great find guys, thanks a lot.
#14
Is it a Vector 3 in 1 multi function pen?

After another search I found this:
http://www.thepenzone.co.uk/parker_3_in_1_pen.html
and the only site that lists a refill.

HTH:)
#15
I wonder how they work.
are they just a big fat pen like those multi colour pens?
#16
I have recently rediscovered fountain pens and inks (which can be obtained in a bewildering array of colours if you look hard enough), and would thoroughly recommend Rotring pens for their engineering. I would steer clear of the Core models, which are awkward to grip (unless you particularly like the grip). You can pick up the Freeway model for under £20 easily, and it's a beautiful writing instrument. Beats Waterman hands down. Another alternative is Pelikan (google and see what websites come up). Pelikan M200 is a great classic pen at the cheaper end of the market, but will cost £35-£40. It is super-smooth. Hope this helps.
#17
I bought someone a Rotring Esprit for xmas. It's a telescopic fountain pen! More suited to ladies due to its size. £15 on eBay or £30 in the shops
#18
yes dats da one but its pretty expensive for one colour
#19
I have found a fantastic place to buy a pen. It is sadly in the States though, but there is a story involved!

Montgomery Pens

They also have a presence on eBay, but only accept PayPal. I am not reckless enough to use PayPal so I found their shop. The pen that I wanted was an old Rotring 600 fountain pen. It was $50. These are no longer made by Rotring and are like hen's teeth in their scarcity. When they become available they are usually used and or too expensive.

Several emails went back and forth whilst we negotiated the exact pen that I wanted as well as which type of carriage.

I went back to the site to order and suddenly the pen had gone up to $65, so I complained, they agreed to let me have it at $50 and so the order was placed.

Carriage is either $10 or $20 depending on whether it is uninsured/insured respectively. Its a heavy pen.

Assuming that it doesn't get a customs charge whacked on it I consider it excellent value for money.

The site is well worth a look as the pens are generally half the UK list price and with the dollar being so weak it makes the deal even sweeter.
#20
Irritating fact when buying pens. The majority of pen manufacturers sell pens that have blue ink, which I hate. I prefer black ink (in many professions black rather than blue ink is standard-better photocopies). So whenever I purchase new pen, also have to buy black ink...?ploy
#21
The Rotring 600 turned up some time ago.

Its a nice pen, but I worry that I would not be allowed to carry it on a plane as it looks like a weapon. You could do as much damage with a Berol though!

I got stung £4.80 customs and £4 post office handling charges though, but still happy with the deal.
#22
andyhayes
The Rotring 600 turned up some time ago.

Its a nice pen, but I worry that I would not be allowed to carry it on a plane as it looks like a weapon. You could do as much damage with a Berol though!

I got stung £4.80 customs and £4 post office handling charges though, but still happy with the deal.



nice lol, but i dont think ill go for it, especially if it looks like a weapon :thumbsup:
#24


I have used them a few times - very good to deal with. Free postage on orders over £10 for UK delivery. If you make suggestions of lines that you would like them to stock they listen and try to stock them.

If you want an expensive pen the best savings are on eBay
#25
Pity, someone just lost my nice one :([/QUOTE]

As long as you don't want it back oooppppsssss :p
#26
Now if you use your noddle you can do a lot better than that.

Many promotional companies have a vast range of pens and if you were to be considering buying 100 pens with your company name on they will happily send you an example of their work.:whistling:

I got a lovely metallic blue ball pen with my name and address and phone number inscribed, delivered and all for free.

Some of the companies will require a modest sum to cover costs but you will be getting the pen at cost.

Bargain.

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