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I Broke My Nakaya
Posted 28 December 2012 - 23:08
Here's an update.
Nakaya asked Nibs.com to send the pen. So, I guess that means that they will try to repair it or replace it. I still don't really know.
So, I sent my precious off blanketed in bubble wrap to Los Angeles for her even longer trip to Japan. The UPS lady looked at me strangely when I asked to see her put the packing sticker on the package. In fact, she said that she was going to have to put it in a bigger box. So I didn't actually see it stickered. I should have insisted upon staying and watching that process, but I didn't want her to see me cry. Only other pen addicts would understand.
I can't stop buying pens and it scares me.
Posted 28 December 2012 - 23:22
I really feel your pain and I know I would also be very upset if the same thing had happened to me.
I hope that Nakaya provide you with a satisfactory solution and will look forward to hearing what happens
Posted 28 December 2012 - 23:23
Best of luck, and hope it all works out!
Edited by Soulmaker1, 28 December 2012 - 23:42.
Posted 28 December 2012 - 23:28
So, I sent my precious off blanketed in bubble wrap to Los Angeles for her even longer trip to Japan.
Ah, the bittersweet start of a happy ending. Time to buy more pens. You know it will make you feel better.
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Posted 29 December 2012 - 07:51
My favorite little MB 234 1/2 fell out of my pocket when I was getting out (or into) the car at a pen posse, and it cracked on the end of the piston barrel. FarmBoy did his best and most patient chemical welding and it looked all ready to go... and then it re-cracked. Such a short fall and such damage when it hits just so "wrong".
Glenn (love those pen posses)
Posted 29 December 2012 - 10:38
Posted 29 December 2012 - 14:24
I'm so glad Nibs.com and Nakaya are helping. Surely they will be able to make a new cap and your beautiful pen will be whole again.
Posted 29 December 2012 - 23:27
Wow! I hope everything works out for you. We do often get very attached to our pens, don't we?
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 02:23
Very pleased to hear that nibs.com and Nakaya are taking care of this, please keep us updated.
Such a shame and on your first day un-boxing it too. I'm sure after reading your post loads of us will be taking extra special care of our pens.
Posted 30 December 2012 - 15:43
Posted 30 December 2012 - 21:37
Nobody enjoys an experience like this, but I'm sure everything will turn out all right and your pen will return to you in flawless condition.
Posted 11 January 2013 - 17:12
Can't wait for the new photos, difficult to take with shaking hands. Two words: 1. careful 2. tripod
I wish you much happiness unwrapping your new pen again, and a lifetime of enjoyment from your beautiful Piccolo.
Posted 20 April 2016 - 04:38
Posted 20 April 2016 - 06:08
I wonder how this story ended. I have a Nakaya Writer Portable which has had a crack in the cap since several years. It is not broken, and the screwing works. The crack had been growing longer. Nakaya asked me to send them the pen. Yesterday they told me there are two "solutions": 1) repair it by a string roll method, for 270 US, with few chances that the thing might work for a long time because of the crack, and 2) a new cap for 250 and a new barrel for 220. Why also the new barrel? I am waiting for their answer. Anyway, I paid 380 for this pen in 2005. Am I going to pay 570 for it to have it again as new, but with the same very very used nib? I don't think so. I can keep this pen, use it with some magic scotch tape or something similar, and buy a new pen with half the money of this repair. But my cap is not broken, luckily. What happened with your cap. If you paid 1000 for the pen, perhaps you paid about 350 for a new cap. I cannot see any other solution with Nakaya. Retroactive luck...
She went with the string roll repair method, back in 2013, the cost for that was $90.
Edited by zchen, 20 April 2016 - 06:09.
Posted 20 April 2016 - 13:35
2) a new cap for 250 and a new barrel for 220. Why also the new barrel?
The reason is related to how Urushi is prepared. It is made in small batches and matching colors is nearly impossible.
Ask them if they could do just a cap but in a contrasting color and still use your existing body.
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Posted 20 April 2016 - 13:56
Happy Susan 3141. Now I see I should have sent the pen to Nakaya in 2013. I will insist in the cap only solution. The color of my pen is black, entirely black. But the idea of a contrasting color is quite interesting. I will take it into account. Thanks.