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#1 tweexcore

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 19:27

I have the worst luck with this pen. Lost in the mail, received but broken so back to repair, lost personally, got new one that didn't work, sent back for repair, and now this...the latest and worst self-inflicted horror: I was setting my uncapped pen aside to dry when it rolled off a desk and then this happened.

Is this even repairable? I know the warranty won't cover it, but can I still send it in for repair? Should I buy a new nib somewhere? How much would the repair/replacement probably cost?

What should I do??

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#2 French

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 19:35

Hi,


I'm sure it isn't as bad as you think. That being said, accidents happen, and my experience with Lamy USA is they are very liberal with their waranty. My recommendation is to ship them your pen and check for $7.50 (that is what the cost was a couple of years ago when i last used them) and in 2-3 weeks if not sooner you will have a fixed pen. Their nibmeister (the name Bob Nurin jumps into mind, but i may be completely wrong) is very talented.


Good luck and let us know how it goes.

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#3 davidw

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 20:25

the section actually unscrew out. If you cant do it under warranty,
you can always send it to one of the people who works on nibs and
get it repaired. Then just screw the nib back in.

#4 jomielll

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 21:06

I've dropped my 2000 also, and called Lamy USA for help. You can send it to them for the shipping cost and a replacement nib (I think it was $65?) if they cannot fix it.

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 21:40

Is this even repairable? I know the warranty won't cover it, but can I still send it in for repair? Should I buy a new nib somewhere? How much would the repair/replacement probably cost?

What should I do??

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That doesn't look too terrible from the photo you provided - it should be repairable (I've seen folks in the Repair forum fix nibs that looked MUCH worse!).

I'd try sending it in to Lamy USA like others have suggested, and when you get it back you'll be extra careful about the desks it sits on when uncapped.

#6 jomielll

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 00:22

Btw the price for handling and return postage has gone up to 9.50 according to the warranty on the 2000 I got this summer

Edited by jomielll, 15 October 2011 - 00:23.


#7 centennial

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 08:53

I dropped mine a while ago and the Canadian supplier for Lamy wanted $99 - no way I'd pay for a replacement at that price so I just got a $20 medium subbish nib from an FPN member here. It's just too bad I always leave it at work somewhere- which is what happened when I left the place after my shift.

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#8 KarlBarndt

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 13:18

I'm the FPN member mentioned above :rolleyes:

Lamy USA will not repair damaged nibs under their warranty.

If you need a replacement nib, I have some vintage Lamy 1960s stainless steel nibs and a small amount of 14K yellow gold nibs that fit the 2000 perfectly.

Send me a PM for more info.

Edited by KarlBarndt, 20 October 2011 - 13:19.

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