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#21 Jamerelbe

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 00:05

You could probably sell half of your ink to either of the two people who missed out on the group buy, provided they want to pay the postage, too!

 

Hmmm... I suppose so, but that would leave me with less ink, not more!  It's a bummer that these inks are only (readily) available in Australia - on the upside though (for me), they're dramatically cheaper than anything else I can buy, and (most of them are) very nice to play with.  

 

To be fair, I've also got about 5 or 6 (mostly bulletproof) Noodler's inks, which are my 'staple' for work purposes where permanence is an issue; I've got Waterman Serenity Blue (who doesn't?), Visconti Brown and Diamine Red Dragon... So maybe my better half has a point?



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Posted 12 June 2014 - 00:08

I think I've said this before, but these are also really kid-friendly inks: my pre-teen. son gets Toucan Black in his Safari (though I have given him a Preppy full of Baystate Blue - what, am I nuts??), while my just-a-teen daughter likes Turquoise and 'Peach' (a 50:50 combo of Toucan Magenta and Orange).  If they spill the ink on themselves (or squirt it at each other), no big dramas - as long as the Baystate Blue Preppy stays in the holster!



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Posted 12 June 2014 - 01:51

Oh yay!  :) I can't wait to try our the inks!



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Posted 12 June 2014 - 11:33

Can't wait! Thank you for putting this together. I'm sure it's been a lot of work!
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#25 Sinistral1

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 13:36

Honestly, it's been fun, not work. Plus, I enjoy helping people get what they want, making the final connection. You guys are such an intelligent, artistic, curious, accepting, generous gathering of people that doing this has been my pleasure. Plus, I like saying "G'Day, G'Dink!"

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 13:43

Wow. You get to learn a foreign language too?   :D


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Posted 12 June 2014 - 14:40

Yes, I have to admit it is an added perk.

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 01:55

The Toucan Ink Group Buy is all shipped. One order is being collected in person. Does anybody know how to work a boomerang?

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 02:16

Grip one end of boomerang between thumb and finger - with bulk of boomerang angled up and away from you. Line up nearest large marsupial, take aim, and release. Something like that, anyway...

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 02:27

Oh great! I should have known there would be a catch. A marsupial is needed to make it work? Would a fast running rabbit work instead, cause thanks to my worthless dog and his inept rabbit control methods, those are all I've got to work with.

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 11:44

Oh, bummer :wallbash: ! I didn't see this till now. Those 150 mL packs look so tempting. BTW, the site says there are 400 mL packs, but I don't see any.

 

If only I'd known this was going on :headsmack: .

 

If one of these deals gets planned for the future will I need to haunt this part of FPN to find out about it or will some sort of notice be given in other areas too?


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#32 Sinistral1

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 14:47

This was a one of. It could be done again, but it will cost more and somebody else will be doing it. Anybody can volunteer to organize a group buy, and Kevin couldn't have made it any easier - he even printed the mailing labels up for me to use! Each order is in a sealed pack to contain any inky mishaps. His company is the down under version of Goulet Pens - great products and great service, minus the blue Saran Wrap and Tootsie pop!

Edited by Sinistral1, 16 June 2014 - 14:54.

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 00:04

Oh great! I should have known there would be a catch. A marsupial is needed to make it work? Would a fast running rabbit work instead, cause thanks to my worthless dog and his inept rabbit control methods, those are all I've got to work with.

 

Sorry for late reply.  Marsupial = target in the hunt (normally the larger variety - kangaroos, wallabies etc).  You could probably substitute whatever animal you find on the US coat of arms instead - no, wait, that might not be such a good idea...



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Posted 17 June 2014 - 00:05

This was a one of. It could be done again, but it will cost more and somebody else will be doing it. Anybody can volunteer to organize a group buy, and Kevin couldn't have made it any easier - he even printed the mailing labels up for me to use! Each order is in a sealed pack to contain any inky mishaps. His company is the down under version of Goulet Pens - great products and great service, minus the blue Saran Wrap and Tootsie pop!

 

When's the last time the Goulets sent you a boomerang, though??



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Posted 17 June 2014 - 06:24

No, can't say there has been anything sent to me by Goulet Pens anywhere nearly as cool as my new boomerang. I have used and enjoyed many of their products, and am currently waiting for another of their legendary packages to arrive - maybe this one will contain a nugget of gold!

Edited to add - I don't know if we even have a coat of arms for America. I am planning on using my yard rabbits as targets, and hope for the best.

Edited by Sinistral1, 17 June 2014 - 06:27.

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 06:34

No, can't say there has been anything sent to me by Goulet Pens anywhere nearly as cool as my new boomerang. I have used and enjoyed many of their products, and am currently waiting for another of their legendary packages to arrive - maybe this one will contain a nugget of gold!

 

Well, I have to say, you're one up on me: Honest truth, I think I owned a boomerang once, when I was an Aussie 'expat' kid living in Hong Kong.  The kind of boomerang you buy in tourist shops, not the deadly weapon variety.  Never did work out how to throw it so it would loop back, though - if you can manage that, you're TWO up on me!  At least I know how to eat the tootsie pops...  



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Posted 17 June 2014 - 06:36

Edited to add - I don't know if we even have a coat of arms for America. I am planning on using my yard rabbits as targets, and hope for the best.

 

Emu and kangaroo on the Aussie coat of arms - both prized for their meat (though I've never tried emu personally!).  I was thinking of the bald eagle - in the unlikely even you managed to hit one of those with a boomerang, I'm guessing there'd be a whole lotta trouble just around the corner...



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Posted 17 June 2014 - 11:19

Trouble would just be the start of things, for sure. The American Bald Eagle, after nearly disappearing because of pollution 40 years ago, has made a comeback and because I live along the Mississippi River here in Saint Paul, can be seen flying in my skies. They are magnificent birds. While sitting outside on break at work a couple of weeks ago, we watched two young ones fly toward us, circle us a couple of times, then fly back where they came from. It's strange to realize that you might have been considered either a supper choice or just the half way pole during a training flight of your country's national symbol!

If I can make this boomerang work without beaning myself, my dog, or any neighborhood residents, I'll let you know!

Edited to add: After it happened one day, we were in the same spot at the same time the next day (on break) when the same two young eagles flew back for a repeat performance - which is why I'm leaning toward the half way pole theory. Again, they were so low, especially when they were circling, that we could see they were checking us out, moving their heads to keep us in sight. Of course, I didn't own a battle grade boomerang at that time, but if I had had it with me...

Edited by Sinistral1, 17 June 2014 - 11:30.

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 15:16

Hooray! My ink arrived safe and sound. There was a drop or two of ink on one label but no sign that the pouch itself had leaked. Just have to put them in their new ink bottle homes and fill up a pen. Oh, and there was a surprise too! Thank you again Nyleen for all your hard work.

 

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 15:40

Please send to other countries too eg UK!!







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