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M800 Vs M800 Tortoise Vs M1000


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#21 PatientType

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 18:28

 

It's not that bad a differential.... even a quick search finds that pengallery.com has the tortoiseshell at $554 vs $421 for the regular colours.

Glenn.


I just checked and you're right, Eccles, my comment proved to be an exaggeration.  The lowest prices I could find were recent sales on martiniauctions, one of the pen stores where I've purchased Pelikan pens show sales prices of $305 for a new green striated M800 and $445 to $465 for the brown striated tortoise version.  So the mark up is well under 100% ... more like 50%.



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Posted 15 June 2014 - 00:14

Thanks for all the info. I suspect like everyone else, in time I might end up picking both up. At the moment I have too many (no such thing I know) daily carry types pens and therefore the m1000 would get preference. I also need to sell a few pens. But will definitely be in the look out for m800 at good prices as well. The tortoise is alluring :)



#23 Eccles

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 09:25

I just checked and you're right, Eccles, my comment proved to be an exaggeration.  The lowest prices I could find were recent sales on martiniauctions, one of the pen stores where I've purchased Pelikan pens show sales prices of $305 for a new green striated M800 and $445 to $465 for the brown striated tortoise version.  So the mark up is well under 100% ... more like 50%.

Darn! I paid $500 for my M800 tortoise!! (in FPN classifieds.)  At the time, many sellers wanted a good bit more.

Such is life!  I still love the pen and the colour.

Glenn.



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Posted 13 July 2014 - 17:09

I have two old style m800s one in f and in m and also two pre 2005 m 1000 one in f and one in m and never had a single issue with them, can't say about the tortoise m 800 which I haven't tried


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Posted 14 July 2014 - 12:40

Both are good.  The full size M1000 nib is a pleasure to write with.  A tad smaller M800's nib is also good. The Tortoise brown M800 looks very classy as well. 


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