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#1 theabysswithin

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 14:12

The group buys for 2012 and 2013 happened in March, and it's now almost May. Did I miss the one for 2014?


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Posted 30 April 2014 - 15:13

I don't think there has been one this spring...


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#3 bgray

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 15:27

In the works, but it might be summer.  Not sure yet.

 

Once my head is above water Post-Chicago-Show, I'll figure it out.

 

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 15:39

(Pricking up ears) a group buy??

#5 theabysswithin

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 17:04

Yep. One every year. Brian picks a couple of acrylics and ebonite, and members of FPN vote. Once an ebonite and an acrylic is decided, there's an open buy-in period for people to buy the pens. The prices are between a production line and a signature line. After the buy-in period closes, Brian makes the pens, ships them out, and then members wait eagerly for the cycle to repeat the following year. The group-buys offered thus far has always been C/C; I believe Brian has said in the past that there is too much specialised work involved for Edison to be able to offer more interesting filling mechanisms for these group buys.

 

In 2012, the model chosen was the Pearl. In 2013, it was a Morgan. I am hoping that the 2014 model will be a Collier or Mina. :D



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Posted 30 April 2014 - 20:27

Hmm, I will have to watch for this! I have a Collier (production model) so I hope it's a Mina, although I like the extended Minas, and I doubt that would be option.

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 00:58

Is there a specific price range that is targeted? Are these pens considered "limited editions" of a sort?


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Posted 01 May 2014 - 16:20

Please make it happen. I'm in all the way.


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Posted 01 May 2014 - 18:42

I hope Brian can make it happen
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Posted 01 May 2014 - 22:12

Same here :)

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 01:21

Mine came today; how did you miss out?  It is beautiful and a very smooth writer.

 

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 01:21

Or not.



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Posted 02 May 2014 - 04:55

Is there a specific price range that is targeted? Are these pens considered "limited editions" of a sort?

 

Hrm... my ears perked up. 



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Posted 02 May 2014 - 12:33

It will happen, everyone, no worries!  Just need to get through the Chicago Show, then figure out the order of a few projects.  But like I said, might be summer.



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Posted 02 May 2014 - 14:53

It will happen, everyone, no worries!  Just need to get through the Chicago Show, then figure out the order of a few projects.  But like I said, might be summer.

How long will you be at the show?


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Posted 02 May 2014 - 23:44

Totally in after buying my first Edison this April!


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Posted 03 May 2014 - 00:37

I kick myself for not getting the Pearl in '12. I'm in!
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#18 akafridi3

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 04:15

I'm in also!



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Posted 11 May 2014 - 06:24

Awesome! I'd like to get my first edison too. I was thinking the Collier... but if there's a group buy on something new and exciting, I'll wait.

 

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 10:50

I am in too.

#21 parnesh

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 13:44

Anything ebonite and I will be interested. A stealth pearl or extended pearl would be awesome....


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Posted 11 May 2014 - 22:22

Is this the year "Clipless" will reign? :P

#23 Sadieprater

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 23:51

I would love to be in. Might have to sell off a few of the current collection as a fundraiser and to keep myself to my 13 pen self imposed limit.

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 04:43

Clipless yeah!

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 11:52

I'll be in too.


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Posted 12 May 2014 - 17:27

Too long since I got my last Edison. Count me in.
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Posted 12 May 2014 - 17:40

 I am hoping that the 2014 model will be a Collier or Mina. :D

 

Mina! *ears perk up*

 

That would be soooo tempting. I love the flared shape of that model! <3

 

And clipless would be my preference too. Can't wait for summer to see how things turn out!


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Posted 12 May 2014 - 17:42

YOOOOO HOOOOOOOO! Brian! Are you out there? People are TALKING about you!

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#29 strictlyobiter

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Posted 27 May 2014 - 09:34

I'm here chanting for the Mina LE over here!

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 01:06

I'm here chanting for the Mina LE over here!


Yes, please.