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#361 lunawing

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 09:48

someone in Taiwan got the Diamond 530 and lacquer the pen by himself

http://tw.myblog.yah...artcmt赤溜塗



This guy is amazing. See this

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#362 pwyll

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 10:45

It's actually more an issue of understanding the spectrum of uses people have, as you point out. I thank you for sharing your perspective.

Very true. And in my experience, given enough people there will be uses any single one of them would never dream of...

At the same time, the amateur economist in me wants to make it about what the price point means to somebody. In your case, it sounds as though there might be an appeal to buying just the nib instead of the pen at a much higher price point than there would be for many others. Given your feelings about the issue, a price of $30 for the nib versus $40 for the pen might still make the nib purchase what you'd go for. For somebody else, a nib at $5 might be too much -- they might prefer the whole pen.

Ah, and that brings up my point of variables. At those price points ($30/$40) it would be a no-brainer for me to a second pen rather than merely a second nib--because to my reasoning I would be getting a back-up/parts pen for only $10. On the other hand, if I were five or more nibs then I would likely get one pen and four nibs. Two or three nibs/pens? I honestly don't know--that savings/value ratio is close enough, for me, that it would likely depend on my mood the day I ordered them.

As for $5 being too much for a nib for some people, I've known quite a few like that. Even if they only wanted one pen, if something happened to the nib they owned they would rather throw the whole thing out and buy a pen for $40 than simply replacing the nib for $5. This is an example of exactly the sort of logic that I personally cannot grasp. Preferring to purchase a whole pen rather than only a nib I can understand, but buying a new car rather than replacing a bad battery is beyond me ;)

A related issue for TWSBI might be what they calculate to maximize their short term revenue and their long term prospects in the industry. Selling a reasonably priced replacement nib might actually cost them pen sales in the short term but may earn them the love of users who would then become TWSBI devotees over the long haul.

That, too, is very true. And I would venture to say that there is no may or might. A reasonably priced nib would most likely cost a few pen sales in the short term and would definitely help foster at least some of the fans already evident to become devotees. The only thing that cannot be predicted at all is which would be more advantageous as far as economic viability. I know that I would personally prefer to see reasonably-priced TWSBI-branded replacement nibs available--but not at the expense of the company. They offer a well-designed, well-engineered, well-made product at a very reasonable price, and I would much rather be able to buy a new one in 20 years than to be able to get a replacement nib now if those options were either/or...


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#363 akiva

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 12:22

I have been reading the rave revues about this new pen and although being an omas/pelikan/burnham man decided to see what the noise is about. Today I ordered the pen and am now waiting impatiently to put it through its tricks. I will report on my findings later.

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 21:13

ditto, and i'm waiting patiently for the vac-fill pen :)

#365 Raiche58

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 19:32

.......Also, I have already ground my TWSBI medium to a cursive italic. It would be nice to have a cheaper route of experimenting with the nibs that have the TWSBI logo on them than to buy an entire pen each time. I know the Bock nibs are available, but I much prefer having the TWSBI logo on a nib intended for a TWSBI pen than having to just work with 'generic' nibs...


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I would love to see a writing sample of the cursive italic TWSBI. Getting a second pen would be essentially for this reason--to have a different nib. I would not want to swap nibs on the same pen.
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Posted 11 September 2010 - 19:53

someone in Taiwan got the Diamond 530 and lacquer the pen by himself

http://tw.myblog.yah...%BA%9C%E5%A1%97


How is possible to lacquer the pen? What kind of lacquer the have apply? Where to find and buy such lacquer


Onther question: is there possibility to change the nib on the D530 and where to find and buy the replacement? Could one use the nib from another pen and which?



#367 Carlos

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 22:12

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Onther question: is there possibility to change the nib on the D530 and where to find and buy the replacement? Could one use the nib from another pen and which?
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Levenger True Writer nib units have the same nib-feed-collar units as the TWSBI Diamond 530.

#368 speedy

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 01:01


someone in Taiwan got the Diamond 530 and lacquer the pen by himself

http://tw.myblog.yah...%BA%9C%E5%A1%97


How is possible to lacquer the pen? What kind of lacquer the have apply? Where to find and buy such lacquer


Onther question: is there possibility to change the nib on the D530 and where to find and buy the replacement? Could one use the nib from another pen and which?



I heard the guy charge around US$160 to lacquer your pen, so

optional nib: I am preparing new tooling to pack optional nibs then put them on the store. not until end of Nov. we can have this packing tube ready.
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#369 Skyppere

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 17:34

I have to confess that even though I'm a BIG fan of the TWSBI and love my pen, I have not actually read all 25 pages of TWSBI notes here so these questions may have been already answered but I have two questions:
1. when will the colored versions be available?
2. any projected date for the vacu-fil to be available?

I know I should be more patient but it's all YOUR fault for producing such a wonderful pen!
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#370 rezonatix3

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Posted 01 October 2010 - 19:50

Dear TWSBI,

any chance you will make pens with "wet noodle" flex nibs? :)

Edited by rezonatix3, 01 October 2010 - 20:02.


#371 xuan87

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Posted 05 October 2010 - 22:31

sigh... still waiting for the Diamond 530 in gold and ruthenium trimmings...
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#372 etoyoc

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 22:32

Can you believe that Speedy started this thread one year ago today?
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#373 riff raff

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 23:30

Can you believe that Speedy started this thread one year ago today?

Yay! Happy Birthday! :thumbup:

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