huh Iroshizuku in Japan is as worth as your Sailor ink (1650 yen or 15USD) I still have the receipt from Ito-ya just to prove it... OK shipping costs a LOT and then Customs COST added value... but I still have to know why inks COST so much on other countries Caran d'Ache inks in Japan costs as much as an Iroshizuku in the US same goes to GvFC does that mean to get the "cheapest" ink possible is to buy from source... like literally spend the money to go to the ink's point of origin...
can we do a price comparison between countries then?
like how much is an Akkerman ink cost in the Netherlands
how much does MB,GvFC, Lamy, Kaweco, Pelikan cost in Germany
how much does Sailor, Pilot, Platinum inks cost in Japan
how much does Noodler's, Monteverde cost in US
how much does Caran d'Ache cost in Sweeden? did I get it right...
how much does Omas, Montegrappa, Visconti cost in Italy
how much does Toucan cost in Australia
how much does Diamine cost in the UK
how much does Hero, Jinhao ink cost in China
how much does J.Herbin, Waterman cost in France
how much does Sheaffer ink cost in Slovenia
got any idea where Parker and Cross inks are made?
then compare and contrast much much does each ink cost in your local country
I can't give prices to GvFC, Omas, Montergrappa, Visconti, Toucan, Monteverde, Akkerman, Caran d' Ache, Hero, Jinhao, Pilot because we dont have official retailers here Pilot fountain pen inks we have cartridges
but here's what I can give all rounded off for convenience
Lamy (30ml) 500 Philippine Peso
Lamy (50ml) 800 Philippine Peso
Sailor (50ml) 700 Philippine Peso
Sailor Kiwaguro and Seiboku (50ml) 1200 Philippine Peso
J. Herbin (30ml) 500 Philippine Peso
J. Herbin (50ml) 900 Philippine Peso the 1670 ink line
J. Herbin (100ml) 1000 Philippine Peso
MB (60ml) 1000 Philippine Peso
Pelikan Edelstein (50ml) 800 Philippine Peso
Pelikan (62.5ml) 200 Phlippine Peso
Platinum (60ml) 1000 Philippine Peso
Noodler's (3 oz) 600 Philippine Peso
Noodler's (4 oz) 1000 Philippine Peso
Diamine (30ml) 130 Philippine Peso (not an official retailer but he orders them and then we buy from him)
Diamine (90ml) 600 Philippine Peso
Cross (50ml) 800 Philippine Peso
Parker (50ml?) 800 Philippine Peso
Sheaffer (50ml) 800 Philippine Peso
I have inquired Vanness pens how much does it cost for an Akkerman ink to get here and boy it costs as much as 3000 Philippine Peso for 150ml
when I think about it most of our inks have little price difference... WOW
but I think the Big 4 (Lamy, Sheaffer, Cross and Parker) have global stable prices
Edited by Algester, 25 June 2014 - 19:25.