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#331 amberleadavis

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 21:05

So, I guess, we'd like to say we aren't hiding out, we just aren't at home. BUT we will all gladly give you our home addresses should you feel more comfortable having that information when you hare sharing a pen with us.


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Posted 18 June 2014 - 18:06

So, I guess, we'd like to say we aren't hiding out, we just aren't at home. BUT we will all gladly give you our home addresses should you feel more comfortable having that information when you hare sharing a pen with us.

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I had never considered the potential home/business address issue.  While I do not live in a bad area (as far as I am aware) I have almost everything delivered to me at my work address, simply because if an item is sent to me that needs to be signed for, it is guaranteed someone will be available.  I would hate to be indirectly responsible for the loss of a pen.

 

On a separate note...I've recently acquired another Estie in less than spectacular condition: a nibbled upon black SJ, if memory serves.  Once I work up the nerve to replace the j-bar and get it cleaned up, I may have a (very basic) pen or two for the program.



#333 dcpritch

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 19:56

I use my office address for everything because I am here all the time, at least at any hour a postal or other delivery person might be working, plus I keep my pens and ink at my office so its the best place to have things delivered. 

 

Oh, and my dog Parker - he is convinced that any box left at our door is a present dropped off for his personal enjoyment.  He loves cardboard - tears it into tiny pieces - and sometimes a box's contents will suffer "incidental damage".  That's why I have things delivered to my office!


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Posted 18 June 2014 - 20:01

I use my office address for everything because I am here all the time, at least at any hour a postal or other delivery person might be working, plus I keep my pens and ink at my office so its the best place to have things delivered. 

 

Oh, and my dog Parker - he is convinced that any box left at our door is a present dropped off for his personal enjoyment.  He loves cardboard - tears it into tiny pieces - and sometimes a box's contents will suffer "incidental damage".  That's why I have things delivered to my office!

I saw something on the news around Christmas time where someone had new iPhones delivered and the family dog destroyed the box and all of its contents :(


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Posted 23 August 2014 - 16:12

Woo hoo - I made Gold!!!  There are so many cool Esties to choose from.   If the blue LJ w/9556 nib is available I'd love to try that one. Then I want to try a flex.  And a stub.  And . . .   Can you tell I'm excited? 


Edited by ScienceChick, 23 August 2014 - 16:15.

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#336 OcalaFlGuy

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 15:07

ScienceChick,

I have loosed the carrier pigeon to your Loaner Outter. Standby to hear back from them.

In the interim, if you haven't already, please check out post #1 in this thread as to how the Loaner Program works.

Hoping you enjoy your test pen.

Bruce in Ocala, Fl and the Estiebrook Loaners Program

#337 amberleadavis

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 21:33

Thank you for the loaner pen program.  I had a great time and learned a whole lot.  Oh, and ended up buying pens.


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Posted 24 August 2014 - 22:21

  Oh, and ended up buying pens.

 

Big surprise!  :lticaptd: This is like drug dealers giving out samples.


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Posted 24 August 2014 - 23:05

Big surprise!  :lticaptd: This is like drug dealers giving out samples.

Esties aren't called The Crack Cocaine of Vintage Fountain Pens for nothing...

(My entry in the 150th Estiebrook Anniversary contest here a few years ago.)

Bruce in Ocala, Fl-friendly neighborhood Corner Crack Pen Enabler

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 23:09

Nice.   :lol:  :lol:  :drool:



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Posted 24 August 2014 - 23:10

Totally


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Posted 25 August 2014 - 13:55

I recently purchased two Esties from ebay and love them. I can relate to the "Crack" thing as I'm already planning my next purchase and trying to decide on the nib(s) that I want. I have an SJ with 2550 and a Transitional J with a 9550.



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Posted 25 August 2014 - 14:31

... the blue LJ w/9556 nib ... Then I want to try a flex.  And a stub.  And . . .  

 

Parcel on the way!


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