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#1 Admin

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 23:22

Dearest Ladies and Gentlemen Members of our Fountain Pen Nut House on the digital prairie :D,

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We would like to inform you all that we are processing our first round of FPN inks for this year, 2013.

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The ordering procedure is very similar to what we used before, namely by sending a request by email to
FPN Ink Orders

Please put the words "FPN Ink Order" in the message header so we may easily separate ink orders from other questions.

So, how will the procedure work, you may ask?

1) Send in your request for inks, with an email, as above, to FPN Ink Orders with "FPN Ink Order" in the message header

2) In the message body please do indicate how many bottles of ink you would like to receive, of FPN Galileo Manuscript Brown (GMB), and/or of FPN Dumas Tulipe Noire (DTN), and/or of FPN Van Gogh Starry Night Blue (VGSN)

Please state your order as in the following example, so it's easy for us to read over quickly.

Example order:
(quantity - size - color)
1 - 3oz blue
2 - 3oz tulipe
1 - 3oz brown

Please add full shipping information to speed up the process as much as possible, i.e., your shipping address in full.

3) Next step will be that you will receive an order form, with order number, for the inks you want, including shipping & handling costs

4) Pay the order amount to our PayPal account, which will be forwarded to you with the order, referencing the Order Number in the message title

5) Upon receipt of your payment you will receive an Invoice, which is proof of your payment, and that your order has been entered into the shipping queue.

Note: the separation of Order and Invoice steps is new and is due to bookkeeping requirements for tax purposes.

6) We will do our utmost to ship your ink order on the first Saturday after payment, provided the order has been paid for on the Wednesday prior to the shipment date. We cannot guarantee this, however, as this is a volunteer undertaking, which happens to require a lot of time to do. However, as mentioned, we will do our utmost to get your order out on the Saturday after payment.

7) We will limit the number of shipments to one per week, because of time constraints.

Pricing of these inks is
$19.00 for a 3 oz. (+/- 90 ml) bottle of Galileo Manuscript Brown each, which is a permanent, bulletproof ink, and
$12.50 for a 3 oz. (+/- 90 ml) bottle of Dumas Tulipe Noire.
$12.50 for a 3 oz. (+/- 90 ml) bottle of Van Gogh Starry Night Blue.

4.5 oz. bottles are not available currently. If there is enough demand for larger bottles, we will try and reorder 4.5 oz. eyedropper bottles for all colours. Just let us know.
We may also consider creating new inks, provided the sales go well enough :).

Current Stocks Remaining (as per April, 9, 2013):
3 oz. bottles of FPN Galileo Manuscript Brown : ..... 22
3 oz. bottles of FPN Dumas Tulipe Noire : ................ 55
3 oz. bottles of FPN Van Gogh Starry Night Blue : ... 15

These numbers exclude the ink bottles reserved for orders or shipments, which will be processed first.

Do note that all proceeds from these inks will go to support (hosting) of your favourite fountain pen website, and all work to get these inks to you is done by volunteers!

Anyway, enjoy your inks!

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:14

FPN Inks part two :)

Many people requested us to supply them with shipping prices. As we have finally worked out how the new shipping costs are applied, we can now make it easier for you. You can actually calculate the shipping costs yourselves, and save some time too, by using the following steps.

Step 1)
Select International or US shipping and number of bottles from the table below, and remember the total estimated weight in oz. of the package.

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Step 2)
Start up the USPS postage calculator:
http://postcalc.usps.com/

Step 3)
Select your destination (default is United States, but any country may be selected from the dropdown list provided)

Step 4)
In case US is selected, use 71901 for the "From ZIP Code" field, and your own ZIP code for the "To ZIP code" field.
In case a country other than US is selected, this step is not available (and not necessary).

Step 5)
Select a Shape, namely "Package" (click on the radio button in front of it).

Step 6)
The "Enter Weight" option appears now. Use the estimated oz. weight from the table above (step 1) by typing this in the "Ounces" field.

Step 7)
Now click on the "Continue" button. A new screen appears, called "International Postage Options" for destinations other than the US and "Domestic Services" for US destinations.

Step 8)
For "International Postage Options", click on "First-Class International Options". Select the "First-Class Package International Option" and the shipping cost of your selected ink order will appear undernath the table of options, under "Product Selected".

For "Domestic Services" click on "Priority Mail Options". Select "Priority Mail" (at the top of this list) and the shipping cost of your selected ink order will appear underneath the table of options, under "Product Selected", the "Post Office Price" option (once more automated, we may change this).

In case of Domestic Services, this is Priority Mail due to the boxes we get from USPS for domestic shipping, and First Class Mail for International Shipping, again due to the boxes we receive from USPS. These are the only shipping methods we offer, in order to save time and costs, and these have a good cost/service ratio. The shipping cost you obtain this way is the same shipping cost we calculate and add to our order, invoice and shipping forms.

HTH, warm regards,
the FPN Ink Team :)


Note: Updated weights table, March 26, 2013.
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:57

Do note that all proceeds from these inks will go to support (hosting) of your favourite fountain pen website, and all work to get these inks to you is done by volunteers!



:clap1: :clap1: YAY to the fabulous VOLUNTEERS!!!!!! :clap1: :clap1:


And.. I have to do nothing.. since I am in the back order crowd!!! :thumbup:


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 02:18

Step 6)
The "Enter Weight" option appears now. Use the estimated oz. weight from the table above (step 1) by typing this in the "Ounces" field.




Do not make my mistake... make sure is in the "ounces" field and not in "pounds"... I almost had a heart attack... :doh:



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Posted 07 February 2013 - 04:58

I am also a "backorder" person!
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 08:25

Should we? Shouldn't we? Should we? Shouldn't we?

we have so many inks already .....

gollum

But then we're not taking our own advice to others ...... not practicing what we're preaching .......

But we are new to FPN ..... we must be nice ......... must help donate .......

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:08

I should be in the back-/pre-order queue, too. Wim said he was adding me to the "system" on December 12th.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 02:12

I AM IN.. I AM IN.... I GOT MY INVOICE!!!! HI HI HI HI !!!!! :lol:


Now I just need to wait for them to arrive.. :mellow:



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Posted 08 February 2013 - 03:32

Well, all backorders were processed - 97 order/payment forms were created, and 20 of those were sent out already.
We hope to send out the remainder tomorrow, although that may actually take a little longer.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 08:22

Order received thanks. Funds sent
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 20:42

Please, please, please send me an invoice!

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 02:23

My invoice arrived!!

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 03:45

None for Me...but I know it's coming! :bunny01:

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 20:19

Invoice received and paid -

Thanks for all of your hard work supporting the website!

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 22:32

Ooh, I can't wait! I sent my email about two weeks ago so I'll wait patiently for everyone before me to have their orders filled.
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Posted 11 February 2013 - 02:49

Wow ... top shelf service. Ordered yesterday, invoice received today and payment made. Looking forward to the ink's arrival.

Thanks to all involved for this excellent FPN service. Well done! :clap1:

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:20

I sent my (back)order maybe five weeks ago, still no invoice... what's up? Is it so difficult to determine postage to Curaçao? I'm starting to worry...

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:24

I sent my (back)order maybe five weeks ago, still no invoice... what's up? Is it so difficult to determine postage to Curaçao? I'm starting to worry...

Maybe worth checking if an email spam filter captured the invoice email? Most times that an email goes missing is down to this. Failing that I would send another email asking for confirmation of receipt as 5 weeks seems somewhat too long.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:26

I rec'd the dun a few minutes ago and the money is on it's way.
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Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:27

I sent my (back)order maybe five weeks ago, still no invoice... what's up? Is it so difficult to determine postage to Curaçao? I'm starting to worry...

You should have received your order and payment info within the last 4 hours or so. I know I did send yours out, together with another 80.

It is not difficult to determine what the postage to Curaçao is, not now we have worked out how to go about it after the changes USPS made. However, I can assure you that since it is all manually done, that it is a lot of work.

If you did not receive yours for whatever reason, and it is not in your junk mail folder, contact me backchannel please.

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