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Why Is The Sheaffer Legacy Heritage Priced Lower Than Sheaffer Valor

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#1 jeremiahk

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 03:51

Hey guys,
 

I'm interested in Sheaffer pens and I was looking at the inlaid pens. Particularly the flagship Legacy Heritage and Valor. I noticed that most online stores price the Legacy Heritage much lower than the Valor. I'm curious as to why the Valor is not priced lower. That is the price of the Valor is fixed at $295. I can't find a lower priced Valor, but the Legacy Heritage can be found for $248. What maked the Valor so expensive compared to the flagship which can be gotten for a much lower price, though it official price is around $315-340.

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 13:03

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 14:52

I have both. and as above 'Markets'. Depends where you are.  If you check them tomorrow could be different. Grab what you can !



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Posted 25 October 2013 - 22:25

I wonder if it has to do with the age of both models. The Legacy has been in production since 1995 and the Heritage variant since 2003. The Valor didn't come out until 2006.

 

Also, there seems to be few retailers selling the Valor. Several authorized Sheaffer dealers that I know of (like Fountain Pen Hospital and IIRC the defunct Art Brown's) didn't even stock the Valor, but they had the Legacy Heritage. Perhaps not as many are being made. I'd love a Valor myself.


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Posted 25 October 2013 - 23:08

Yes, I'd like a Valor myself too!  Please let us know if you see a sale on the Valors!

 

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 01:44

I am not aware the Valor is more. The Legacy goes for around 324USD, the Valor about 215 to 250USD as far as I have seen.



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Posted 26 October 2013 - 02:01

My honest opinion is that there is more perceived prestige with the Valor since it is made in Italy.  Just my thoughts.


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Posted 26 October 2013 - 03:18

Interesting because almost a year ago my experience was reversed.  I have a beautiful brown valor that I paid just over $200 - I think it was $215.  It was the Legacy that was considerably more expensive.  Seems the Legacy is also more popular - some people just do not like the Valor's looks.  I like the Valor better both on looks and lighter weight.

 

Perhaps the prices will swing around again.  Best of luck and just keep watching the prices.

 

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 03:58

I have a Valor and it is a GREAT pen.  I wouldn't mind having another actually.  I don't have any of the Legacy line though.  Similarly, I'd jump at the chance to get a Legacy.  The Legacy Heritage maybe less so.  One is a TD filler style and the other is c/c, right?



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Posted 26 October 2013 - 09:56

Both modern pens are CC if I remember correctly.



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Posted 26 October 2013 - 09:59

Check out nibs.com or goldspot.com for prices on both...The Legacy is the more expensive of the two.



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 16:24

If anyone is interested I posted my review of my special Legacy a few years ago (in the review section). it is the first one off the production line. I won it in a world wide contest that Pen World magazine was having when the Legacy was introduced. 

 

Needless to say I will not be selling this...


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Posted 30 October 2013 - 16:45

I think that the Legacy is the better pen, but that's my opinion.  Still have a number of Legacys, sold the Valors. 

 

The first Legacys were touchdown or C/C filled.  The "gold" converter is identical to the squeeze converter except for the casing.  Sheaffer engineers say that they were made to encourage the owner to use the TD filler, but the squeeze works equally well.  Later pens are C/C only. 


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Posted 30 October 2013 - 18:34

If I were ever able to get one, I would definitely want a TD version, I think.



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Posted 02 November 2013 - 03:54

Thanks guys for the info. Didn't know there were many fans of modern Sheaffer inlaid nibs such as Legacy Heritage and Valor. From my experience, the entry-level modern Sheaffer pens such as the 300 are very smooth and reliable. My mom promised me a Sheaffer Legacy Heritage if I graduate with flying colours. Hoping for the best.


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Posted 01 December 2013 - 22:50

I just gót mine from Amazon at 205 $ plus shipping.
Order lástima friday AND arriving in two days,


will i be able to sleep?





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