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#31 wimg

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 14:49

Just received news from Elaine:

Cranford, NJ, has no power and PSE&G says they expect that it won't be restored for 5 to 7 days. I won't be able to process any orders until then.

Our town was badly flooded with many trees and power lines down and much of it was evacuated. We we are in a no flood zone and only had some water in the basement. No damage. The worst of it is being bored bored bored.
I tried logging in to msn on my iPhone but Im having trouble.

Should conserve battery anyway.


And:

Other than not having electricity, our house is fine.

http://cranford.patch.com/articles/update-525-pm-mayor-calls-irene-worst-storm-in-history#photo-7538429

That street sign is a FULL 2 blocks from our house.


Let's hope all will be well soon again on the East Coast.

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 16:10

Elaine,

Glad you are out of danger. Hope the power comes back on quickly for you.
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#33 Elaine

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 16:27

Power back on. I'll resume shipping soon, after catching up on other things that I couldn't do. Probably tomorrow or Monday. The few packages that got shipping notices but didn't make it to the post office before the storm will go out today.

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 02:52

Is there any chance the 4.5oz bottles of MS Brown will be sold again? I LOVE the color and I use the ink daily. I don't even need the pen, the ink just lives for the Parker 51 it's been mated to.
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Posted 07 September 2011 - 01:54

Is there any chance the 4.5oz bottles of MS Brown will be sold again? I LOVE the color and I use the ink daily. I don't even need the pen, the ink just lives for the Parker 51 it's been mated to.


If you go to the first post, they do say that MS Brown will be available from the new distributor in a couple of months. They didn't mention the size, though.

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 10:08


Is there any chance the 4.5oz bottles of MS Brown will be sold again? I LOVE the color and I use the ink daily. I don't even need the pen, the ink just lives for the Parker 51 it's been mated to.


If you go to the first post, they do say that MS Brown will be available from the new distributor in a couple of months. They didn't mention the size, though.

It'll require discussion with Nathan and our new ink distributor :D. However, very likely that will indeed happen.

HTH, warm regards, Wim

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 03:06

Update 8/27/11 1:25 pm

If you got a shipping notice yesterday, those packages made it to the post office, but I don't know how the storm will affect delivery. Due to the coming storm the post office closed early today and I was unable to ship today's ink. The two people who received shipping notices today and the one Canadian person who did not will experience a delay. I hope to be able to get to the post office on Monday, but that depends on how much damage we get.

There are a few invoice that need to go out. Those and any others that arrive this weekend will be taken care of as long as we have power.
Inventory:

4.5 oz Bottles of Galileo Manuscript Brown = SOLD OUT
Remaining 4.5 oz Bottles of Dumas Tulipe Noire = 3
3 oz bottles of Brown = 29
3 oz bottles Tulipe = 41

I expect the next trip to the post office will be Monday, but may be longer depending on power.



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Posted 22 September 2011 - 03:08

Hello: Do you have any more brown in any size. Let me know and give me ordering instructions. I'm new to the forum ordering protocol. Thanks, Jaime Cazador

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 16:47

Wondering this as well, as I sent an email a few weeks ago, but have not heard anything.

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 17:05

Hello FPN Admin:

I placed an order for ink a month ago. I sent three follow-up emails to check on the status, but have not heard anything back. Is Elaine okay?

Thanks,

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 17:29

Hmmmm ... wonder who's minding the store??
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Posted 23 September 2011 - 20:38

AFAIK the transition is about to be made to a new shopattendant, or perhaps already made...
Indeed no message from elain since sept 3d.


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Posted 26 September 2011 - 00:20

Indeed no message from elain since sept 3d.

At least it's not just me....
I sent in my payment the day before Huricane Irene hit and emailed Elaine to let her know that I had sent a money order. Elaine responded to my message on the morning of 8/27, that was the last I've heard from her. I did send a message asking if my payment was received on 9/10 but have not heard back.
It's just a couple bottles of ink and I'm in no hurry for them but it would be nice to know what is going on. I realize that Elaine's town experienced quite a bit of flooding. I'm two towns upstream and it was pretty ugly here too, so I understand that there may be a delay. My biggest concerns are that I used a mony order so tracking it will cost most of it's face value, and that I mailed it from a mailbox near where I work where the flood depth reached 14'. The ink I used was PR Black Cherry, last I checked it isn't waterproof.
Hopefully, there's a simple explanation and Elaine is OK.

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 01:21

Maybe someone will fill us in on what's happening. Seems like limbo.
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Posted 27 September 2011 - 20:34

Any word on the transition so that we can get some of the VGSN?

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 16:07

Apologies for my late reply here, it is rather hectic at work the last few weeks, and in addition I currently have a rather long daily commute too (5-6 hours a day).

Anyway, I managed to catch up with Elaine last night. She has been very busy with family matters this last month, and these were taking up so much time she hasn't had the opportunity to do anything else. Things are finally calming down again, and she plans and hopes to look at any outstanding ink orders towards the end of this week, and after this week all remaining ink stock will be shipped to the new person handling the ink. Furthermore, we will also order a new batch of VGSN, which will hopefully arrive within 3 weeks or so, in time, we hope, for the launch/delivery of the FPN Pens :D.

So, those of you who have been waiting for a few weeks now: that should end rather soon.

We will likely make some further announcments, hopefully next week.

HTH, warm regards, Wim

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 16:09

Thank you, Wim!!!
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Posted 08 October 2011 - 13:42

Has anyone heard anything yet? Still nothing here. :(

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 14:04

Last news yesterday day was that Elaine was dealing with the backlog, and preparing to ship any remaining stock to our new ink person :D.

Warm regards, Wim

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 14:59

Yay! I can't wait to grab some Starry Night!

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 15:55

If I sent a email to Elaine for the ink order in September but never got her reply, should I wait til new ink person's email is announced and send another email?

Or can I assume that all order log information will be transfered along with the remaining stock to the new ink person and just wait for a reply. Because I didn't get any answer, I never sent my payment...


Last news yesterday day was that Elaine was dealing with the backlog, and preparing to ship any remaining stock to our new ink person :D.

Warm regards, Wim


Edited by neselena, 09 October 2011 - 00:53.


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Posted 08 October 2011 - 20:40

I'll find out for you.

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 22:46

So do we have a prediction for VGSN? I'm anxious to have a bottle in time for my FPN Etruria!!!

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 00:54

I'll find out for you.

Warm regards, Wim



Thank you!
I emailed on Mon, Sep 19, 2011 at 8:52 PM for:
1 FPN Dumas Tulipe Noire 4.5 oz eyedropper bottle with 2 free pens. $18

1 FPN Galileo Manuscript Brown 3 oz. bottle On sale for $15









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Posted 10 October 2011 - 02:37

Hi. I ordered via e-mail and mailed a check for a couple of bottles of ink and haven't received them yet. Can you help me?
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Posted 10 October 2011 - 16:51

I received my bottle of Dumas Tulipe Noire last week. The ink is wonderful. Thank you! Looking forward to ordering some VGSN soon!

Todd

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 17:50

Hello everyone. I know the delays are beyond the stage for apologies, but I apologize anyway.

The reasons for transferring the job to someone else caught up with me again. The new plan is that I will be shipping orders that have been paid for but not shipped, will ship by tomorrow. I will be shipping the remaining ink to the new person some time this week. Also, the new person should have the VGSNB in stock within a few weeks (don't hold me to that, it's being ordered today).

If you have paid for ink, you will hear from me some time today.

If you have ordered ink but haven't gotten an invoice please be patient just a bit longer while the transfer takes place. You should hear from the new person as soon as he gets up to speed and the new ordering system is in place.

I would like to emphasize that the blame for all the delays and non-communication is all mine and should not reflect on FPN in any way.

EDIT: I'm working my way through 73 emails about the ink. Hang in there.
I don't want to miss any important information about orders before I ship. If you are one of the 73, you should hear from be by the end of the day.

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 12:41

Update 10/11/11

Please read the first post in this thread, it has been edited with new information.

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 05:31

Elaine, thanks for taking care of as much of this as you could, given your more important family matters. Be well.
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Posted 29 October 2011 - 11:44

Any more word on the transition/availability of VGSN?