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Poll: Have You Ever Considered Stopping From Buying More Pens? (143 member(s) have cast votes)

Have you ever considered stopping from buying more pens?

  1. Yes, at some point, but i got over it. (39 votes [27.27%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 27.27%

  2. Sometimes i think about stopping/ (40 votes [27.97%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 27.97%

  3. Wish i could stop, but i can`t. (22 votes [15.38%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 15.38%

  4. No, not really- i always enjoy buying pens (42 votes [29.37%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 29.37%

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#61 richardandtracy

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:41

Agreed. You do not need any more pens.

Doesn't mean you don't want more pens.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 14:52

Yes, I have considered. No, I haven't be able to follow through that thought. There's always that one more pen, that LE design, that really special nib I NEED TO HAVE.

For now, I'm getting the Namiki Falcon and then no more pens because I'll be saving for a vintage flex (Waterman 52 1/2v is what I'm aiming for) and after that, no more buys because my goal is a Nakaya. So, spaced in time, but I don't think my collection is close to complete, at all.

At least, that's the plan ;)

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 15:11

I am sorry I couldn't vote but I considered it, did it, never got over it, and haven't bought a pen in more than five years. I have three Pelikan M8xxs, other than color, there is no need for another pen.

#64 kywildcats

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 18:02

Well I just started this hobby (addiction?). I really enjoy the pens I have now (3), but I am a college student. I have been contemplating ordering a Pilot Vanishing Point. I want the Matte Black, the 2012 LE, and the Raden. So those will be my next 3 pen purchases. After that I will probably say I will stop until I go looking around at Goulet's, get on here and read different things, or search "fountain pens" on eBay B)

#65 Pen Nut

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 20:47

WHAT !!!! You %$""" ng **+@@. This is just the ""$^&* ARRRGH!!!!! Think this helps you %&^^^*(((

SHOVE YER POLE !!!


er no. i keep buying

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#66 Malice

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 22:55


I don't need any more pens.
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I don't need any more pens.

Dear Dick,
thank you for handing in your exercise. Unfortunately I have to suspect that this was just a matter of copy and paste and thus will have no effect. Please show that in handwriting, so that I can't believe in your sincerity regarding this matter. Besides: your job was to write a hundred times "I must not need any more pens."
Furthermore I'd like to see your parents in my office hours to talk about your attitude.
Best regards,
your teacher


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#67 bemyhorcrux

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 00:50

I'll stop collecting pens when Lamy stops releasing LE colours.
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Posted 13 February 2013 - 02:44

Yes, I'm in divestiture mode. I'm not a collector, per se, and I have my daily writers. That's not to say I don't have pens I take out now and then and ink up, though.

There's only one pen I'd like to have, a New Dunn with a gold nib, but it seems that something necessary always comes along and takes my money.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:39

I stop buying pens regularly!

Seriously, I had a couple of old school pens (a Sheaffer and a Parker) when I joined here 6 months ago. I got interested, so I bought a few Chinese pens, then a couple of European/US moderate priced pens, then a couple Indian pens. Then I bought some calligraphy pens and some for my sketching kit - and thought that was enough...

And now I have discovered the joy of vintage pens with gold nibs - its a slippery slope.

In 6 months I have acquired 54 pens. I can only agree with Plume145 -

The trick is to cull and rotate. Cull, as in go through your pens every once in a while and take out the ones you don't use much or don't like much and get rid of them. Give them to people to get them into fountain pens or sell them here, whatever.


And don't get me started on inks ... :roflmho:

I like owning fountain pens.
I like using fountain pens.
I like buying fountain pens.
I like looking at fountain pens.
I like sitting next to my fountain pens.
I like carrying fountain pens.
I like restoring fountain pens.
I like buying ink for my fountain pens.

Is that enough excuses??
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Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:06


Stop collecting PENS?

BLASPHEMY! Nail him to the Cross!


What? And ruin a perfectly good Cross?


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#71 79spitfire

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:48

Come to think about it, I thought about not eating...

It was so I could buy more... (wait for it....) PENS!

I'm getting fatter, and pens keep showing up, so yea, it really didn't go as planned....

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#72 mirosc

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 07:33

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Now that IS priceless!
Incredible work, and so well done!
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I've never expected to see such a great reply and it knocked my socks off completely!
It made my day.

I would have liked to send you an appropriate reply, but unfortunately my newly bought pen hasn't arrived yet :-)
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#73 maryannemoll

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 07:33

I'll stop collecting pens when Lamy stops releasing LE colours.


My sentiments exactly! :thumbup:

#74 Waski_the_Squirrel

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 18:19

I doubt I will ever stop from buying fountain pens, but I'm somewhat selective. I got an E-mail from Goulet Pens today that featured a Noodler's Konrad in Narwal, a limited edition color. My first instinct was "I want." However, after I clicked on the link to see it, I looked at the pen and said, "Meh." It will not be joining my collection.

After my first Noodler's binge, I've gotten selective. I want a certain color, or a certain model, or a certain filling mechanism. I even rewarded myself for finishing a project by purchasing a Pilot Custom 823. But, I won't buy a pen unless there is a reason I want it beyond "I want." My collection is likely to grow slowly now, except for the occasional Preppy purchase.

I'm getting there with inks too. There are a lot that "I want", but I have to be realistic as to what I will use.
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#75 TomF

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 10:43

I'll never stop. But then I'm not a pen collector or otherwise obsessive buyer. I only own a handful of pens and am undecided on what's next on the list (or if I'll buy one this year).

#76 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 21:11

Nope, but I know when I need to put a stop especially when there are much more important priorities
Pens are like watches , once you start a collection, you can hardly go back. And pens like all fine luxury items do improve with time
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#77 Sasha Royale

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 00:14

Yes, I have.
I called several members of FPN, who talked me out of it.
Bless 'em all !

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 02:44

I'm sorry; I fail to understand the question.

What is this "stop buying more pens" you speak of? :hmm1:





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#79 Inkheart

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 02:45



I don't need any more pens.
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I don't need any more pens.

Dear Dick,
thank you for handing in your exercise. Unfortunately I have to suspect that this was just a matter of copy and paste and thus will have no effect. Please show that in handwriting, so that I can't believe in your sincerity regarding this matter. Besides: your job was to write a hundred times "I must not need any more pens."
Furthermore I'd like to see your parents in my office hours to talk about your attitude.
Best regards,
your teacher


:roflmho: This exchange just made my morning. :ltcapd:


+1 :ltcapd:
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see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 04:02

Well, it's been quite a while since I bought a pen, and I suspect it will be a long time again before I do.

I have my dream pen (times 30 or so) -- a nice Triumph nibbed Snorkel. I've wanted one since I was able to read and saw them in ads in National Geographic (which should give you a hint of my age!).

The only other pen I might want is a Parker 75, but since they are cartridge/converter pens I can't work up much enthusiasm.

I certainly have more than enough pens (and ink) to keep me happy the rest of my life, more pens I do not need.

Don't need any watches or cameras either.

Peter

#81 pajaro

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 14:44

I think I enjoyed writing with a fountain pen more back in 1970 when I only had one good pen, just out of college.

Ah, today I'll write with this one with the broad stub . . . or this one with the medium italic . . .oh, no, this one with the oblique stub . . .no, the one with the cursive italic . . .nah, the one with the fine flex . . .the O3B would be a gas . . . maybe just the extra fine . . .

I don't write much with pens anymore, I just mess around with them.
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Posted 16 February 2013 - 15:48

The last thing I need is more pens, but it seems like the first thing I want...

Fool me once, shame on you.
Fool me twice; damn
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Posted 16 February 2013 - 19:25

I have thought about stopping and I do after every pay day. Then next pay day I start back up.
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Posted 16 February 2013 - 19:46

sometimes, when i buy a m800 with a ib nib, maybe.

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 18:17

At this point, I absolutely need to, since I obviously have a fountain pen problem. This week I bought an m800 italic from the classifieds and an 80s m400 tortoise, neither of which I can afford. :embarrassed_smile:

#86 scribbler77

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 01:45

As Mark Twain said about stopping smoking, "It's very easy--I've done it a hundred times!"