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#1 josh1990


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Posted 25 October 2006 - 18:08

Has anyone ordered from Montgomery pens before? Any good/bad comments on them.

I just wanted to know because thier prices are very low, but I like to check around before I order anything. wink.gif

Edited by josh1990, 25 October 2006 - 18:09.

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Posted 25 October 2006 - 18:18

Montgomery stationery on ebay?

Yep prices are lower. I bought a $440 pen from them a year or so ago, supposed to be brand new. Arrived OK (well with big import hit but thats another story) but was a fair few weeks before I did anythng with the pen. Was very unhappy that pen was inked and had lots of dried ink crudding up the nib and feed - of course was a long time after it arrived so no come back - in fact very rude communications from them.

YMMV - but they most definitely will never get repeat custom from me.


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Posted 25 October 2006 - 18:21

Got a pen from them 2 years ago, do not remember what it was...

average condition that they manage to make the pens more photogenic than they are in real life. Not THAT cheaper, can do better if you try harder googling.

My $0.02

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Posted 25 October 2006 - 23:32

I have bought from them with no problems. They do have auctions and many at buy it now prices. The buy it now prices seem high to me, usually.


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Posted 26 October 2006 - 03:48

I have purchased two pens from them at auction; a Waterman Liaison and a Parker Sonnet Indigo. Both arrived promptly and well packaged. There were no problems with the transactions.


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Posted 26 October 2006 - 04:00

if this is http://www.montgomer...com/index.asp.... that is where i bought my first two rotring core's, i ordered two fine nib pens, received one fine nib and one broad wink.gif , for the cost of the pen and shipping i didnt think it was worth returning the broad (plus, as a newbie i got to feel a broad tip?). the price was nice but they did confuse my order, granted i never gave or wanted them to make it right, ymmv

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 13:54

Yep, no problems whatsoever. -Bruce

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 14:34

Buy for price, not service, and make sure the pen is as represented before leaving feedback.
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Posted 26 October 2006 - 14:38

Are we talking about Montgomery Pens or Montgomery Station on eBay? Are they they same? In anycase, I checked out the site of Montgomery Pens, and for the pens I am familiar with, `most of the prices weren't exactly impressive. I would say quite the opposite.

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 15:41

Prices on some pens are sometimes good (but most pens are at retail or close to it). Pens are properly represented. Expect difficulties if you have to communicate with them directly. In one case I had paid immediately after winning the bid by paypal. The seller could not find the payment in his record (he has a high volume of sales) and it was like I was talking to a wall - as if he never read what exactly I was talking about. I heard similar comments about communications difficulties from others.

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 16:24

The one pen that I purchased from them was just as advertised, though their shipping rates seem awfully high to me.

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Posted 02 April 2008 - 20:52

I have found the prices they charge to be among the highest on line.

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Posted 02 April 2008 - 21:07

I enquired about a Rotring 600 to make sure that it was exactly what I was expecting and definitely in stock. It was not cheap by usual prices, but I didn't know about FPN. When I went to place my order on the same day the pen had suddenly shot up $20. I complained and it went back down again. I got hit with a large import fee so I decided never again. I bet I own one of the most expensive steel nibbed Rotring 600s ever.

The pen was perfect. I wouldn't go back though.
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Posted 02 April 2008 - 22:30

Another 1-1/2 year old thread!! rolleyes.gif

Montgomery's pens are typically the highest priced of any major online dealer. They also typically buy up stock of discontinued pens to resell later at highly inflated prices. This normally causes a lot of animosity and flaming in these threads.

That said, when I've found a good price on one of their items, they've been 100% pleasant and professional. Obviously, YMMV.

Edited by KingJoe, 02 April 2008 - 22:33.

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 12:16

Yep, bought from them... Pen was as represented, good deals sometimes on Ebay not usually so good on website...

As other say, I had no issues, but I also wouldn't expect exceptional service if there was an issue.
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Posted 03 April 2008 - 14:14

A blast from the past...I don't know about the prices being among the highest online, they had at one time (and I haven't checked recently) about the lowest prices on Parker Sonnets anywhere. Granted it was mostly NOS Sonnets. I bought a bunch to give away as gifts or whatever. I've bought off them from eBay and their online store. Never had a problem with them, the same or better than most is how I would rate them and I believe they have a ton of positive feedback.

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Edited by greencobra, 03 April 2008 - 14:16.


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Posted 16 April 2008 - 16:01

I feel vindicated and great. The escalating dispute between Montgomery Pens and me has been settled in my favour. thumbup.gif

I'll never buy from them again.

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Posted 16 April 2008 - 19:12

They sometimes misrepresent pens on ebay. They once pegged an Omas Lucens (round shape) as an Extra Lucens (Paragon facets). Also, this auction came along at full retail price and was advertised as big dollar saver. Rather ridiculous. I am sure they don't do this on purpose but out of lack of attention and knowledge, methinks. I wouldn't touch their online store with a ten foot pole. But that's just me.

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Posted 16 April 2008 - 19:24

I have twice been offered Second Chances to buy pens advertised FS on eBay by mp ...the email addresses looked dodgy, so the first time I phoned them from here in Spain , and they denied all knowledge of it.
The second time I referred the offer to eBay who confirmed that it was not genuine.

Now I don't bid for anything they are selling.
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Posted 16 April 2008 - 19:33

I am still confused. Is Montgomery Pens (montgomerypens.com) and Montgomery Stationery (on eBay) the same place? I have purchased from the online store. The pen was well priced, shipped quickly, and was exactly as represented.

No dealing with the eBay seller.

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