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#31 Chi Town

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 13:20

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Mine broke in the exact same spot! But I used super glue and todate, almost a year now it has held together! Funny thing how these are breaking in the same spots.....


Well, it broke again! And this time I chose to send it to Yafa, Stipula back in August. It was supposed to be back in my hands this November, but as of today I still don't have itPosted Image.I don't know what to say or think about the time frames, just hoping that I do not get a repair bill for this one given how long they have kept my "lil baby" Funny thing is, I would still buy another one! I really like these!

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#32 mstone

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 18:39

For those in the States who contacted Yafa and sent their pen repair through them, what was the turn around time?  What was the cost?


Several months, and about $50 after all the shipping, etc. I'm not particularly impressed with Stipula at this point.

#33 jkingrph

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 18:41

Sorry about the pen and hope you have good luck getting it fixed.  My one mishap was with a brand new Pelikan 600, only out of the box a few hours.  It fell out of my shirt pocket onto an outdoor carport surface (rough brushed concrete).  I was very lucky and could not find a single scratch.


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Posted 17 May 2013 - 07:10

Ok, I'll be the bad guy - Just what were you thinking carrying a fountain pen in your front jeans pocket?!!

 

This is the thought that was running through my head as well.  I don't carry loose fountain pens in pants pockets.  Ever.  Just seems like a bad idea.

Over the years, I've read more than a few posts on this Board with damage done when someone sat on their pen and cracked it or the pen cap came off and left a four inch stain on their clothes.  I've also seen pictures of pens with scratches made by keys, coins or other pocket flotsome.  A fountain pen is just different from a ball point in this regard.  The ball points in my life are disposable conveniences; fountain pens are not.

 



#35 chupie

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 03:53

 

This is the thought that was running through my head as well.  I don't carry loose fountain pens in pants pockets.  Ever.  Just seems like a bad idea.

Over the years, I've read more than a few posts on this Board with damage done when someone sat on their pen and cracked it or the pen cap came off and left a four inch stain on their clothes.  I've also seen pictures of pens with scratches made by keys, coins or other pocket flotsome.  A fountain pen is just different from a ball point in this regard.  The ball points in my life are disposable conveniences; fountain pens are not.

 

I certainly don't anymore! I finally sent it in in Feb and got it back about two weeks ago. I really do like the little sucker though. I thoroughly feel the accident was my fault and not the fault of the pen. I mean, it's not a Bic and the floor was hard. Had it been on the carpet though, which I am on 80% of the time, that wouldn't have happened. That's what made me so mad! (and yes it cost around 50$ altogether with shipping.)


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#36 wimg

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 13:50

I think that with current shipping prices in Europe, $50 probably barely covers the shipping costs. Last shipment I received from Italy, and the factory is only about 1200 km away from where i live, shipment costs were a staggering 80+ euros, as indicated on the shipper's ticket.

 

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#37 Runnin_Ute

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 02:35

Don't have anything without a clip. If I did it would be a desk pen - not something I carried around. I feel for those of you that have been unfortunate enough to have an incident like this happen - regardless of the price of the pen.


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Posted 11 June 2013 - 13:17

Ok, I'll be the bad guy - Just what were you thinking carrying a fountain pen in your front jeans pocket?!!

 

I'm actually fairly sure that loads of people carry FPs in their front jeans pocket (at least, I hope I'm not the only other one who does so  :rolleyes: ). If anything, the thicker material ought to keep the clip from sliding off.

 

Also, my condolences to the OP. Glad to hear that Stipula's being so nice about it. Best of luck!  :thumbup:

Maybe you could do a review of the pen once you get it back? I'm really curious about it, too.

 

Cheers!


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 21:49



 

I'm actually fairly sure that loads of people carry FPs in their front jeans pocket [snip]

 

 

It's just riskier than what most people would choose.  There is a potential for putting high stresses on the pen, though to be sure it is less risky than the back jeans pocket, and there are some folks even that do that.


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#40 ravantra

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 02:56

Yeah I broke mind by carrying it in my pocket. Decided against sending in for repair and glued the threads to the cap with a tiny drop of super glue. I has held for the last 8 months. 


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Posted 04 July 2013 - 02:04

True, I recently experienced a small mishap that I could've avoided if the shirt I was wearing that day had a breast pocket.

 

I clip my FPs onto the cloth of my pants' front pocket when I'm wearing tee shirts, usually, else I clip them onto the collar of my shirt. I don't mind doing the latter, though they sometimes get perspiration on them. *ahem* Anyway, the clip on my Taranis, excessively big as it is, stuck out like a sore thumb. I happened to have bumped into a low brick wall hip first, so there's now a small, but still quite noticeable, abrasion on the far end of the clip. 

 

I'm just as glad that the damage wasn't extensive, though I'm more cautious now as a result. I'm thinking of investing in a three-carrier pen case, so that I can keep them in my jeans or slacks pocket without worry.

 

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 02:21

This is the PERFECT pen for a front jeans pocket. 

 

As for falling on a tile floor, well, there are plenty of pens which would have a problem with that.

 

I have one lovely lovely lovely Passaporto, and it lives on my desk which is above carpet.  But I have been considering carrying it around at work in my front pocket.  @ethernautrix is right, if something happens, something happens.  But for now, at least if I drop it, I drop it on carpet.

 

Better than my other three Passaportos, two of which never wrote and got sent back, and one of which has no threading for posting and so I never use it.



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Posted 04 July 2013 - 02:21

P.S.  I LOVED your post.  Why I can't have nice things.  My husband and I both got a big laugh out of that.