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Fpn Store Open To All

Posted by Admin , 13 June 2011 · 453 views

Dearest Members and Visitors of the Fountain Pen Nut House,

As the 10 day head start of the voters for the FPN LE Pens now has come to an end, we are pleased to announce that the FPN Store is open to all for ordering any of the FPN LE 2011 pens.

Please be so kind to read the following colums in order to find out more about these pens:

Pens to be produced: http://www.fountainp...-update-may-21/
Opening of store and where to find it: http://www.fountainp...open-to-voters/
The latest update and where to find your invoices etc.: http://www.fountainp...ate-june-10-12/

The pricelist referred to in the latest update has been refreshed for the € / $ exchange rate of today (we'd like to receive payments in euros, to make things cheaper for you and us).

For those who can't wait, here is the link to the store: FPN Store.

Enjoy!

Warm regards,
The FPN Admin Team




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SamCapote
Jun 29 2011 04:28
If it comes down to it, I suspect a number of us would be willing to switch to a more popular model. This was one of the downsides to having so many choices, and why I thought a second round of voting to narrow things down to only two types of pens. Apparently the variety is too large, and with this economy, I can understand people having a hard time when it comes to actually paying for what they wanted.

OK!! OK!! I only said about the Paypal dispute as a very last resort. Of course I would contact Wim first of all. What I was trying to say, while not expressing myself well, was that I would wait a given amount of time and if there was still no prospect of the whole project succeeding then I would ask for money back. I'm sorry if my post sounded threatening - I did not mean it to be at all! Apologies.

I wonder if maybe FPN could have struck a deal with a retailer like Bryant or one of the major league ones like FPH, Joon, Swisher, etc.


Phew! Ok, thank you Marcus, that takes my worries away. Much appreciated.

As to your suggestion: we thought about that. We do think we can't expect any of these companieds to fork out serious amounts of money and only earn a little amount, not enough to cover actual costs, so that is the reason why we took this project on ourselves.

Warm regards, Wim

If it comes down to it, I suspect a number of us would be willing to switch to a more popular model. This was one of the downsides to having so many choices, and why I thought a second round of voting to narrow things down to only two types of pens. Apparently the variety is too large, and with this economy, I can understand people having a hard time when it comes to actually paying for what they wanted.

Hi Sam,

Effectively, we have narrowed it down to 4 models, even if there are several options for each of those. Stipula has agreed to handle these as if there are 4 models only. Having said that, we do need a certain amount of gold coloured trim Passaportos to be ordered, and other than that, a minimum total for each pen (200 Passaportos, 200 Modello Ts, 100 Azurite Etrurias, and 100 Blue Celluloid Etrurias). Considering the votes, that should be easily possible. If it really comes to a crunch, we could get away with 100 Modello Ts, although we would not make any profit at all in that case.

Warm regards, Wim
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Marcus1967
Jun 29 2011 12:21
I'm flexible. I opted for and paid for the Etruria blue celluloid in vermeil trim, but if the silver one looks likey to be fulfilled earlier I would like to swicth over to that one. Is that possible?
You can switch, but at the moment due to combined shipping it wont help a lot.

Just give us a few days to see if we can come up with alternatives.

Warm regards, Wim
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Marcus1967
Jul 01 2011 10:03
I'll wait for a few more weeks but unfortunately I cannot hold on for too long. My cashflow situation doesn't allow me to do this.
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Marcus1967
Jul 01 2011 10:07
I've noticed that the pens advertised have a number indicating 'in stock', like '98 in stock'. '83 in stock' etc. What exactly does this mean? Does it mean pens already bought and paid for? Or does it mean pens still available to buy?

I've noticed that the pens advertised have a number indicating 'in stock', like '98 in stock'. '83 in stock' etc. What exactly does this mean? Does it mean pens already bought and paid for? Or does it mean pens still available to buy?

It means pens stil available to buy - we have entered the maximum number of pens we could buy based on the votes, provided everybody pays up fast enough.

Warm regards, WIm

I'll wait for a few more weeks but unfortunately I cannot hold on for too long. My cashflow situation doesn't allow me to do this.

Marcus,

In that case, please do contact me backchannel (PM is fine).

After we put in the manufacturing order with Stipula, which we can only proceed with once enough paid for orders from individual members have been received, there still is a 60 day period required for the actual manufacturing.

Warm regards, Wim
Just wanted to extend my thanks to Wim and the other FPN Admin team members who are working so hard to get these pens made for us.

For those of you who have made a committment to buy, please try to pay as soon as possible. I am in between jobs myself, but I ponied up the money for my Passaporto weeks ago, so I am sure you can do the same if you have already made the committment to buy. It isn't pleasant asking people to pay up, but I thought the vast majority of the pens (if not all) would have been pre-paid by now. :(
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Marcus1967
Jul 04 2011 11:08

I'll wait for a few more weeks but unfortunately I cannot hold on for too long. My cashflow situation doesn't allow me to do this.

Marcus,In that case, please do contact me backchannel (PM is fine). After we put in the manufacturing order with Stipula, which we can only proceed with once enough paid for orders from individual members have been received, there still is a 60 day period required for the actual manufacturing.Warm regards, Wim



Hi Wim, I have sent you a message backchannel. Awaiting your response. Thanks, Marcus.
I have put in a bid to buy one of each kind. I hope all are made! Is there another way of doing more advertising, because just having the announcement on the side, I bet, is not enough. We need a thread that appears high on the list of "Recent posts" as well as one on the "For Sale" section. How about the latter, Wim?

Erick
Hi Erick,

We are about to do this type of thing and more, like emailing all who put in a vote and didn't order their pens yet. I think the new colums etc. will be done by tomorrow. Someone offered to help out with all of this, which is very nice indeed.

Warm regards, Wim
Great! I think this will work. I also really like that you are updating the graphs - that helps us see how close we are to our goals (I wonder if many people voted for the Etrurias but had no intention of buying one...)

Keep up the great job!

Erick
Thank you Erick - we don't give up easily here, especially not with all the work we put in :D.

Warm regards, Wim

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