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Is There An Estie Nib Trade Thread?

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#1 jdllizard

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Posted 21 October 2014 - 11:26

A place where people who have a type/style of nib they don't care for can trade them to people who prefer that type?

Like, if I had a few rigid fine nibs but would rather have something in a medium, we could work out a swap?

Is this sort of thing allowed? I don't want to be breaking any rules so if this thread is against forum regs please scold me accordingly and 86 the whole thread.
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Posted 21 October 2014 - 12:56

It would have limited use for me, I have plenty of wants but not much trade stock.  But that's changing as I pulled a bone head move recenly.  I dropped low, low bids (Ebay) on a few nibs feeling pretty confident that I would not be the winner, but that I would be OK with buying these nibs if by chance I were able to win one, or some of them.  As luck would have it I was the winning bidder on not one, but two two different acutions for 2442 fine stub nibs.  Nice enough nibs, but I don't want two so one will be going up for sale here on the FPN classifieds in the next little while.

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Posted 21 October 2014 - 17:53

John, I am reasonably certain that such a thread does not exist at the moment. I do not know whether such a thread would be permitted. I believe that nibs can be listed "for trade" in the Classifieds. I am reasonably certain that such trades can be arranged by PMs. I don't see any problem with having such a thread in the Esterbrook forum since it would be dealing with only Esterbrook nibs, but I often fail to see such problems and am thankful that it is not my task.

 

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Posted 21 October 2014 - 22:40

John, I am reasonably certain that such a thread does not exist at the moment. I do not know whether such a thread would be permitted. I believe that nibs can be listed "for trade" in the Classifieds. I am reasonably certain that such trades can be arranged by PMs. I don't see any problem with having such a thread in the Esterbrook forum since it would be dealing with only Esterbrook nibs, but I often fail to see such problems and am thankful that it is not my task.
 
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Thanks for the input David. When I finally get posting privileges in the Classifieds forum I'll post a FOR TRADE thread.
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Posted 24 October 2014 - 03:04

Yaknow, my ears perked up when I first saw this.

 

Of course, my First Thought was, That's against forum rules. Bzzt. Wrong Answer. Tilt. Fail. 

 

Then it became a little brain weevil.

 

It sounds like an idea that would work. A KEY Point would have to be even trades.

 

Now, yes, I KNOW you can do trades in the classifieds but you can do it Alot Faster and Easier here.

 

I would argue that Esties are Different in that they are The Only sub forum I can think of where a major part like the nib is so routinely replaced

and swapped around than Estie nibs.

 

I would politely request Special Dispensation and that it be a pinned topic on a 6 month trial basis.

 

I mean, if it were Me.

 

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Posted 24 October 2014 - 20:23

Good point Bruce, it almost seems like an extension to the loaner program but with much a longer borrowing time  ;)

 

 

I'd definitely be up for swaps where no money was exchanged, whether it be on a 1 for 1 basis or more depending on the nibs being exchanged.



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Posted 25 October 2014 - 04:55

At the risk of being rude, I'll repeat myself. "I don't see any problem with having such a thread in the Esterbrook forum since it would be dealing with only Esterbrook nibs, but I often fail to see such problems and am thankful that it is not my task."

 

I'm all for it.

 

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Posted 25 October 2014 - 07:27

Over in the Ink Reviews forum, I'm running a set of topics that would not normally be quite allowed.  I had the idea, and one of the moderators liked the idea, and went and discussed it with the others.  It was decided I could do this odd thing.

 

While there are rules, they are somewhat flexible.  If you ask in advance and have permission, nobody will be upset.

 

Worst thing that happens is they say "no" and we all go to the classifieds and file a ton of "for trade" and "wanted" posts and bury everything else with Esterbrook nibs.


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Posted 25 October 2014 - 09:04

Okay, somebody has to ask... what's the odd set of topics in the Ink Reviews forum?  I like ink reviews.  I like Estie nibs, too; they kind of go together.  Inquiring minds want to know!



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Posted 25 October 2014 - 12:23

 
It sounds like an idea that would work. A KEY Point would have to be even trades.
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I would argue that Esties are Different in that they are The Only sub forum I can think of where a major part like the nib is so routinely replaced
and swapped around than Estie nibs.
 
I would politely request Special Dispensation and that it be a pinned topic on a 6 month trial basis.


+1 Great idea!

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Posted 25 October 2014 - 12:51

It would have limited use for me, I have plenty of wants but not much trade stock.  But that's changing as I pulled a bone head move recenly.  I dropped low, low bids (Ebay) on a few nibs feeling pretty confident that I would not be the winner, but that I would be OK with buying these nibs if by chance I were able to win one, or some of them.  As luck would have it I was the winning bidder on not one, but two two different acutions for 2442 fine stub nibs.  Nice enough nibs, but I don't want two so one will be going up for sale here on the FPN classifieds in the next little while.

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That's something I will look out for :)



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Posted 25 October 2014 - 13:05

The availability and low cost generally of most Esterbrook nibs is nearly unique.  It makes the Esterbrook pens very attractive and versatile.  The only other pen I can think of right off that offers so many available nibs is Parker Sonnet, but those also commonly cost a good bit more.  The Esterbrook nibs are more numerous on the market and inexpensive enough that the opportunity to accumulate a stock of nibs so you can have nibs to trade is unique.


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Posted 25 October 2014 - 16:31

That's something I will look out for :)

OK Chrissy: 

 

Just in case that nib trade thread idea comes to pass, let's practice how it might go.  send e a PM and we will see it we can't wangle something. 

 

Best,

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Posted 25 October 2014 - 16:39

I'm the new guy so I'm glad those of you that have been here longer are taking the idea and going with it. It's better that way than if I bring it up to the mods.
Thank you guys.
John L

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Posted 25 October 2014 - 17:55

Ever used a 2442 marvel of marvels, God's gift to lefty overwriters and backhanders, most exalted use of steel ever made, and most excellent candidate for donor feed and collar?


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Posted 25 October 2014 - 18:51

This is one case where one is good (2442) and two isn't twice as good, for me anyway.  I have three Esterbrook pens, and aim to have two or possibly three more (green, blue, and maybe black, all J's) and four nibs.  So the 2442 in question represents 25% of my Estie nib holdings.  I'd like to diversify a bit.  I have no 9XXX series nibs and understand from y'all that this is where I ought to seek some diversity in my stock.



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Posted 27 October 2014 - 17:29

I have some 2xxxs and a couple 9xxxs that I'd love to trade, if this ever comes to fruition! :D 


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Posted 02 November 2014 - 04:43

Yaknow, my ears perked up when I first saw this.

 

Of course, my First Thought was, That's against forum rules. Bzzt. Wrong Answer. Tilt. Fail. 

 

Then it became a little brain weevil.

 

It sounds like an idea that would work. A KEY Point would have to be even trades.

 

Now, yes, I KNOW you can do trades in the classifieds but you can do it Alot Faster and Easier here.

 

I would argue that Esties are Different in that they are The Only sub forum I can think of where a major part like the nib is so routinely replaced

and swapped around than Estie nibs.

 

I would politely request Special Dispensation and that it be a pinned topic on a 6 month trial basis.

 

I mean, if it were Me.

 

Bruce in Ocala, Fl

 

 

 

Not the mod for this forum, but I'll ask. Who is going to be in charge?


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Posted 02 November 2014 - 04:44

I'm the new guy so I'm glad those of you that have been here longer are taking the idea and going with it. It's better that way than if I bring it up to the mods.
Thank you guys.

Hey, we mods are awesome peeps!


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Posted 02 November 2014 - 05:14

Hey, we mods are awesome peeps!

 

Indeed you are!  :thumbup:


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