these prices are good enough, if somebody wants to avoid the hassle of importing the pens, and wants to get them quickly.
Months back I bought the Cross pen from another Indian online shop for about the same price. Actually these pens never sell at 100% of the recommended retail price.
Even in a shop (in USA) no dealer will ask for more than 80% of marked price.
Unfortunately in India the dealers like Williampenn charge the full price. And worst of all Montblanc Boutiques (the authorised dealer Entrack) charges 20% more than MSRP ( that means an Indianin India pays 1.5 times for Montblanc that an American pays in the USA)
i agree...the pricing on indian pens is ridiculous on the e-commerce websites.
I asked for the fee for nib exchange on my unused Alfred Hitchcock(but beyond the warranty) ,there estimate was 36000 rs (600$)... now that is just