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#1 Sagar_C

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 17:14

I have nothing against the seller --- must be a fine gentleman/woman; but I always feel a little uncomfortable when I see pens selling much cheaper than usual prices. Here you find the Lamy Al-Stars getting sold for an average price of £6! http://feedback.ebay...val=0&items=200 . Any experience in buying from here? Or any comments?

Edited to ask: Chear in title will be Cheap. Is there anyway to edit titles?

Edited by Sagar_C, 10 March 2011 - 17:30.


#2 Black Rose

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 17:23

You need to go into the full editor to change the title.

All I see from that seller are ballet and teddy bear items.

Edited by Black Rose, 10 March 2011 - 17:25.

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#3 Sagar_C

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 17:32

You need to go into the full editor to change the title.

All I see from that seller are ballet and teddy bear items.


Thanks for the trick.

Please go to the sold items (feedback page) and do a search for "Lamy". You may have to hit "200" items (at the bottom) per page before that.

Edited by Sagar_C, 10 March 2011 - 17:34.


#4 Black Rose

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 17:37

Thanks :doh:

A seller that I use from the UK lists Al-Stars starting at 16.95 GBP, so that is a really low price.

Perhaps he/she got a good deal on them.

UK sellers seem to be able to sell the Safari & Al-star pens for a lot less than other regions.

EDIT: still learning to spell

Edited by Black Rose, 10 March 2011 - 17:38.

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 17:43

Who would fake an Al-Star? If you're gonna fake something, fake a MB149. ;)

#6 Sagar_C

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 17:48

Who would fake an Al-Star? If you're gonna fake something, fake a MB149. ;)


It may quite well depend on how many one is selling and with how much profit one is happy with. Anyways, it also shows how much actually is invested in making a pen. Accept it or not, big brands do rip us just for the brand name. Well, I shall still buy them anyway.... :P

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 17:50

Yes, it could be possible that an Al-Star is fake, but it is high risk and definitely
not profitable to fake the Lamy pen, especially so when Lamys are available at
generally affordable prices all over the market, and when people sell second hand
pens off at cheap(er) (sometimes) prices! I sold my unused, mint Charcoal for 20
USD, for one...

#8 Dave the brew guy

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 18:30

Perhaps a case of pens "fell off the truck." ;)

#9 Sagar_C

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 18:31

Perhaps a case of pens "fell off the truck." ;)


:roflmho:

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 19:37

There are always some new Al Stars and Safaris for sale. I cannot comment on this specific seller because I am watching the German sellers but I have won several Safaris for about 6 Euros (my usual give away pen) and some Al Stars for up to 12 Euros. Less popular colours like silver or green can be had for less than 10 Euros if one is patient.

I can't see a reason why the pens shouldn't be genuine.

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 22:29

Hmmm... so I got one for £8 shipped. :vbg: