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#61 amberleadavis

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 21:00

No, make a special trip. Don't wait, this bottle is super cool. Not cute, COOL.


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Posted 23 April 2014 - 21:03

Cute or not, I will buy some this weekend as a store "near" me has it in stock.  Can I wait???

:huh: There is?

 

Oh wait, you are near Minnesquito.


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Posted 23 April 2014 - 21:03

I gotta wait till Friday.  I'm going to see if they have a nice pink  -  NOT!



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Posted 23 April 2014 - 21:05

:huh: There is?

 

Oh wait, you are near Minnesquito.

The store is just a couple of blocks away from a buddy I have to see anyway.



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Posted 23 April 2014 - 21:57

I hope it's not someone selling ink out of the back of a semi trailer. Make sure you ask the seller to show you the special handshake first, just to make sure it's legit. Sounds to me like another group buy is brewing here. Hey, if I could arrange one, anyone can! Think of it as community service, and a chance to get to know your local USPS clerk better. Now, when I walk into my PO, the woman who helped me with my re-shipping sees me and smiles, asking me where I'm getting ink or pens from or where I'm sending ink to this time. I told her last time, when I picked up my IR ink from Japan, that I would bring in a sample of my penmanship so she could see how cool these pens and ink really are!
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Posted 23 April 2014 - 23:27

Yes, the seller does know the secret hand-shake.  Does $26.95 seem about right?



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Posted 23 April 2014 - 23:36

Yes, the seller does know the secret hand-shake.  Does $26.95 seem about right?

 

A bottle of ink costs €15. Akkerman will fit 30 in one box, which makes the box worth €450, and shipping will cost €50. Thus, including shipping, one bottle will cost €16.67, if you order them 30 at a time. That is $23.

 

I'm leaving out customs claims and tax duties, because I don't know anything about that for the US. If there are none, the seller is making $3.95 profit per bottle (which seems reasonable if he's the one importing them). If there are taxes and claims on top of the importing price, the seller is making less or maybe no profit.

 

Assuming the ink in the bottle is actually Akkerman ink, the price seems OK.


Edited by FloatingFountain, 23 April 2014 - 23:38.


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Posted 24 April 2014 - 00:33

The cost per bottle to me in the Cities was $19.55. I asked $20 to keep it simple to pay. There was no tax or customs fees. I ordered 30 bottles, which is the most they will ship here and is also the best price for shipping. I think Vanness is asking close to $30 not including shipping to you from Arkansas. But, can you put a price on cu..,ah, cool?? I'd say that price is good, as long as you get the color you want.
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Posted 24 April 2014 - 22:15

Charles - I see that you live in Luck. You are not going to get your ink from Mike Carter at the Fountain Pen Recycler, are you? He's in my pen club and done repairs to several of my pens. He will be at the Chicago show next month and will have some Akkerman ink for sale there, too. Nice man to do business with.
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Posted 24 April 2014 - 22:19

Charles - I see that you live in Luck. You are not going to get your ink from Mike Carter at the Fountain Pen Recycler, are you? He's in my pen club and done repairs to several of my pens. He will be at the Chicago show next month and will have some Akkerman ink for sale there, too. Nice man to do business with.

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 22:09

I picked up my bottle today.  I told my wife she could pick out the color.  She picked PINK!  Thank God he didn't carry it.  So I got Blauw-Groen - what ever that is.


Edited by Charles Rice, 26 April 2014 - 00:09.


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Posted 25 April 2014 - 22:59

Blauw-Groen is Blue-Green.

 

$ generalize --woman --color (enter)

 

UNIX says: Having a woman pick your color is AN. EPIC. MISTAKE. They will ALWAYS pick pink or purple. If not available, they'll pick some weird color like bright yellow or neon green. If you're lucky, they'll pick light blue. Women can't be trusted to advise men in important matters such as colors.

 

..... #%&^$$^&(()o_O:-$ :(

 

Kernel Panic! Bleeerrrgh....

 

*runs*


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Posted 25 April 2014 - 23:24

Charles, I'm  :lticaptd: recovering ... nope still   :lticaptd: wait wait....   :bunny01:   


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Posted 26 April 2014 - 00:08

Her second choice WAS purple.  Most un-manly. 

 

Yeah, I guess it does kinda look blue-green.


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Posted 26 April 2014 - 00:16

Her second choice WAS purple.  Most un-manly. 

 

Yeah, I guess it does kinda look blue-green.

 

 

But it's so pretty.

 

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 00:21

I picked up my bottle today.  I told my wife she could pick out the color.  She picked PINK!  Thank God he didn't carry it.  So I got Blauw-Groen - what ever that is.


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Posted 26 April 2014 - 00:22

 
 
But it's so pretty.
 
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Posted 26 April 2014 - 02:52

GIRLS!!!!!!



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Posted 26 April 2014 - 07:13

GIRLS!!!!!!

 

 

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 15:42

The wife insisted I write a couple of letters with the new ink. 



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Posted 26 April 2014 - 16:20

Write a love letter, using Akkerman Permanent White :)



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Posted 27 April 2014 - 18:29

Vanness offers free shipping in the US on Akkerman with the purchase of 4 bottles at $29.00. We will not be offering it on our website- at the request of the Akkerman staff.



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Posted 27 April 2014 - 18:35

Vanness offers free shipping in the US on Akkerman with the purchase of 4 bottles at $29.00. We will not be offering it on our website- at the request of the Akkerman staff.

 

Thank you! That's very cool ... now off to google Akkerman ink colors...


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Posted 27 April 2014 - 20:40

Vanness offers free shipping in the US on Akkerman with the purchase of 4 bottles at $29.00. We will not be offering it on our website- at the request of the Akkerman staff.

 

If I order four bottles in the Netherlands, the price will be €15 for the bottle, and €7 shipping split into 4; which will be €1.75. Thus a bottle costs €16.75. With you, one bottle costs €21; I think that's a fair price, taking into account that you have to do all the importing (and customs duty and VAT, if applicable.)


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Posted 07 May 2014 - 05:39

The wife insisted I write a couple of letters with the new ink. 

 

Charles, I got a new pink ink...and thought of you.


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Posted 07 May 2014 - 10:52

 

Charles, I got a new pink ink...and thought of you.

How sweet!!



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Posted 07 May 2014 - 11:00

How sweet!!

 

 

Picture it with Xxxs and Ooos.  

Not only did I think of you because I KNOW you you love pink, but it looks to me like the #20 Akkerman you so wanted to acquire.

 

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 11:12

Nice to be thought of - even if it is in pink.  I might just have to bring my pink Varsity to work today.  No gals where I work, so maybe I can get the guys into my new favorite color.  I'm sure they'll think it's just darling.

 

Well, gotta take a shower now and get those pink ink stains off my hands.



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Posted 07 May 2014 - 19:18

Amber,

 

So I did bring my pink Varsity to work.  All the guys thought it was just lovely.

 

As soon as we're done with work , we're all going to go out and buy shoes - lots of them, maybe some hats, and two of us have an urge to get the movie, Pretty in Pink.

 

(do you think I ought to do my nails?)



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Posted 07 May 2014 - 20:50

Amber,

 

So I did bring my pink Varsity to work.  All the guys thought it was just lovely.

 

As soon as we're done with work , we're all going to go out and buy shoes - lots of them, maybe some hats, and two of us have an urge to get the movie, Pretty in Pink.

 

(do you think I ought to do my nails?)

 

 

No, I think you two guys would enjoy a lovely pedicure. You can have whiskey with that...I don't want to you to feel sissyfied.


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