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#31 WendyNC

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 03:00

One gold toned Passaporto purchased. :bunny01:
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Posted 04 June 2011 - 04:39

One gold toned Passaporto purchased. :bunny01:



And another one here! looks like a great little warm hearted pen.

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Thanks to Wimg, and all of the other organisers. :thumbup:
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Posted 04 June 2011 - 07:31

One fine point chrome Passaporto, one Modello T with Azzurrite clip jewel, and one 0.9mm CI silver-trim celluloid Etruria ordered! Now the wait begins! Thanks to everyone who has worked so hard to put this together! :thumbup:

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 07:58

Modello T ordered and paid for. Can't wait! :bunny01: :bunny01: :bunny01:
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Posted 04 June 2011 - 08:57

Done...Yippee!
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Posted 04 June 2011 - 09:23

Yeah! Mine are ordered too! Can't wait to see them and write with them! Now I need some FPN ink to go with them.

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 12:50

Why is the postage so high, especially for people not in US, CA and EU? It's almost half the price of the Passaporto!

The original shipping price actually was € 35, excluding other costs, for all countries but the US and EU countries. We managed to bring it down considerably. We actually looked into all options available to us, and this was the best we could do. You'd be amazed to find out how costly it is to ship something from Europe to countries outside the EU. And to be very honest, not even USPS is that cheap anymore - we did check pricing on shipping. At worst, with regard to countries very close to the US, we are slightly more expensive than USPS, but do note that these pens are shipped from Europe, not from the US!

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 12:58

Chrome passaporto here. :)

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 13:29


Why is the postage so high, especially for people not in US, CA and EU? It's almost half the price of the Passaporto!

The original shipping price actually was € 35, excluding other costs, for all countries but the US and EU countries. We managed to bring it down considerably. We actually looked into all options available to us, and this was the best we could do. You'd be amazed to find out how costly it is to ship something from Europe to countries outside the EU. And to be very honest, not even USPS is that cheap anymore - we did check pricing on shipping. At worst, with regard to countries very close to the US, we are slightly more expensive than USPS, but do note that these pens are shipped from Europe, not from the US!

HTH, warm regards, Wim


Still 30$USD for shipping of a pen seems a little bit ridiculous, posting anything in Australia (where i'm from) is pretty expensive(because of the small amount of people we have) but I wouldn't see it amounting to 30$, with the large number of people in the EU I would have thought the price of postage would be cheaper. Is this for express shipping or something? Could we get normal shipping? I wouldn't really care how long it takes for to get here, as everything takes awhile to get to Australia.

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 21:07

Still 30$USD for shipping of a pen seems a little bit ridiculous, posting anything in Australia (where i'm from) is pretty expensive(because of the small amount of people we have) but I wouldn't see it amounting to 30$, with the large number of people in the EU I would have thought the price of postage would be cheaper. Is this for express shipping or something? Could we get normal shipping? I wouldn't really care how long it takes for to get here, as everything takes awhile to get to Australia.

Sorry, we can't.

Any other way would mean shipping twice, which, even if done via the cheapest route thereafter, would cost significantly more from Europe to Australia in any case.

This honestly is the best we can do. We investigated all possibilities open to us.

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 00:35

Yeah! Mine are ordered too! Can't wait to see them and write with them! Now I need some FPN ink to go with them.


Totally agree! Starry night would be so good for these beautiful blue pens ( when it becomes available again...hopefully) :rolleyes:


Was descibing this lovely pen to my son, and told him it was made from Azurite.

"As-you-write" he said, "what a great name for a fountain pen."

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 00:45

Modello T with Azzurrite clip jewel,:thumbup:

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 02:50

I ordered the pen and paid, now I am waiting for the pen be delivered.

I posted some parcels recently to Canada and US, for a small box with max 500g, it cost me A$23 for Registered Air Mail and A$53 for EMS. This pen I believe is to be delivered by DHL, compare with the shipping cost from Australia to US, I think 25 Euro is reasonable.

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 02:57

Fantastic! I'm in!

*Happy Passaporto Dance*

So am I! [Just replied to a similar post of yours in another thread!]

BTW, all these folks talking of ordering Etrurias and Modello-Ts: are they all sold out already? Only the two flavors of Passaporto seem to be available now. :(
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Posted 05 June 2011 - 04:07

Only the ones you voted on will show up for you in the store.

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 11:03


Fantastic! I'm in!

*Happy Passaporto Dance*

So am I! [Just replied to a similar post of yours in another thread!]

BTW, all these folks talking of ordering Etrurias and Modello-Ts: are they all sold out already? Only the two flavors of Passaporto seem to be available now. :(



Only the ones you voted on will show up for you in the store.

Yes, exactly.

You have access to those models which you voted for currently. Eight more days and the entire shop will open to everybody, with all models available.

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 12:27

You have access to those models which you voted for currently. Eight more days and the entire shop will open to everybody, with all models available.

HTH, warm regards, Wim


Ok, now I am in for an Etruria and a T.

I have ordered and payed these.

Now suppose I also order a Passaporta next week.
Wil that be a totally new order, or will that be added to my other order, so no extra postage and handling cost???

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 12:56

Thanks so much, everyone!

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 19:29


You have access to those models which you voted for currently. Eight more days and the entire shop will open to everybody, with all models available.

HTH, warm regards, Wim


Ok, now I am in for an Etruria and a T.

I have ordered and payed these.

Now suppose I also order a Passaporta next week.
Wil that be a totally new order, or will that be added to my other order, so no extra postage and handling cost???

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Best to notify us in such a case, so we don't miss it. Shipping is combined shipping, no matter how many pens (we haven't heard of any limits yet :D), and AFAIK, the store calculates shipping per order. We'll have to rectify this manually.

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 20:29

Fantastic, except I don't have the money for it yet :( Bummer! I won't have the funds for a few more weeks. Will these be available for a while?
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Posted 05 June 2011 - 20:38

Fantastic, except I don't have the money for it yet :( Bummer! I won't have the funds for a few more weeks. Will these be available for a while?

It depends on how fast these go, of course, but even at the current rate of take-up, I would say yes, a few more weeks should still be ok. :D

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 21:16

Hi,

I am in the process of moving the money to be able to order (don't you sometimes just hate banks?). I guess on Tuesday I will be able to order one each. When do I have to pay my VAT? On ordering the pens or in german customs? For the latter I have to take a half-day vacation, as they are open until 3pm, the last time I was there...

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 21:40

VAT was added on my checkout with PayPal.

The pens will be send from Italy, so you pay VAT in Italy, and as the pens stay within the EU normally you won't have any bother with customs.

I have ordered a pen from France once (Lewertowski) and it is just the same as if you order from your own country. I also order quite a lot of books through Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.de and never have anyone to deal with but the postman.


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Posted 05 June 2011 - 21:40

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 22:29

Hi,

I am in the process of moving the money to be able to order (don't you sometimes just hate banks?). I guess on Tuesday I will be able to order one each. When do I have to pay my VAT? On ordering the pens or in german customs? For the latter I have to take a half-day vacation, as they are open until 3pm, the last time I was there...

Thanks
Sven



VAT was added on my checkout with PayPal.

The pens will be send from Italy, so you pay VAT in Italy, and as the pens stay within the EU normally you won't have any bother with customs.

I have ordered a pen from France once (Lewertowski) and it is just the same as if you order from your own country. I also order quite a lot of books through Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.de and never have anyone to deal with but the postman.


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Actually, almost correct.

Because we are e-selling, and we deal with B2B in our transaction with Stipula, we have to pay VAT at the rate valid for the countries where the pens are sent to, or rather, where the receiver holds residence. In short, everybody will get charged according to local VAT-rates. That's the law. And that is how the FPN Store has been set up as well :D. It may be different if one deals with a shop which holds stock, and which is due VAT for their stock holdings, but as we are dealing B2B, we don't pay any VAT initially, until a package crosses the border of the final destination (provided of course, VAT is due for that destination).

Fortunately, there are minimum requirements for VAT registration, otherwise we would have to do that as well - and that is very expensive and time consuming. However, registered for VAT or not, we are still due the VAT which the different countries charge, by law.

So yes, everybody will only be dealing with the postman or rather, courier, but we, as in, FPN, will have to deal with the different countries tax offices :D. And no, nobody will be charged Italian VAT rates, except for those who hold residence in Italy, and don't live in a VAT-free area in Italy (Vatican City).

Since we have to charge VAT by law, VAT will be included on your invoice, if you are due for VAT, and therefore you will have paid for VAT when you have paid for your order. It is actually added on the invoice, not by PayPal - the FPN Store software adds VAT if necessary and only then interfaces to PayPal with the correct total amount of your order.

HTH, warm regards, Wim

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Edited by wimg, 05 June 2011 - 22:36.
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Posted 05 June 2011 - 23:49



Fantastic! I'm in!

*Happy Passaporto Dance*

So am I! [Just replied to a similar post of yours in another thread!]

BTW, all these folks talking of ordering Etrurias and Modello-Ts: are they all sold out already? Only the two flavors of Passaporto seem to be available now. :(



Only the ones you voted on will show up for you in the store.

Yes, exactly.

You have access to those models which you voted for currently. Eight more days and the entire shop will open to everybody, with all models available.

HTH, warm regards, Wim

Ahh -- serves me right for my "voter apathy!" :) Vote early and often!
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Posted 06 June 2011 - 02:24

Well,

Dang! Dang! Dang! Dang! Dang! Dang! Dang! Dang! Dang! Dang! Dang! Dang! Dang! Dang! Dang! Dang! Dang! Dang! Dang! Dang! Dang!

Somehow I missed the voting and I am registered and everything! Ooooomph!

But I will patiently wait the time when all us commoners are allowed within those hollowed gates!

Hey you voters! Don't be buying up all the good stuff before we get there! :bonk:

Edited by Bisquitlips, 06 June 2011 - 03:10.


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Posted 06 June 2011 - 03:54

If I don't know what you are all talking about and the link doesn't work, does that mean I shouldn't be reading this thread?

I feel left out :(
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Posted 06 June 2011 - 05:47

If I don't know what you are all talking about and the link doesn't work, does that mean I shouldn't be reading this thread?

I feel left out :(


We're talking about this: New FPN Pen? More info on it can be read in the updates here. Currently the store (the link you don't have access to) is for those members that voted on the pens in the Community Feedback boards. Those topics are currently locked, but still available to read. The good news is that in a few days all non-voters will get access to the store. Voters have a 10 day head start. I think we're on day 3 of 10.
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Posted 06 June 2011 - 07:30

Well,

Dang! Dang! Dang! Dang! Dang! Dang! Dang! Dang! Dang! Dang! Dang! Dang! Dang! Dang! Dang! Dang! Dang! Dang! Dang! Dang! Dang!

Somehow I missed the voting and I am registered and everything! Ooooomph!

But I will patiently wait the time when all us commoners are allowed within those hollowed gates!

Hey you voters! Don't be buying up all the good stuff before we get there! :bonk:


Wow

The voting has been around since beginning of spring on march 21st and you missed it??? :yikes:

Hope the voters leave soms scraps as this is a LIMITED edition based on what the voters ordered.


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