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Black Friday/cyber Monday/boxing Day, For Fountain Pen Products?

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#1 civil

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Posted 17 November 2014 - 23:21

Hello, there are certain pens, inks and other stuff I wish to buy, just wondering if I should order now or wait for black friday.  Are fountain pen products known for deep discounts on black friday or cyber monday?  

Specific vendors I am considering include Amazon and cultpens (this only because I want the cultpens mini pen, not available anywhere else).  

For the rest, Amazon currently seems cheaper than the usual FP sellers, after considering shipping.

 

Thanks for any helpful thoughts on this matter.

 

P.S.  I would be ok with waiting for Boxing Day since cultpens is in the UK, if it will get me a sale price.


Edited by civil, 18 November 2014 - 00:33.


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Posted 18 November 2014 - 02:27

No experience with "Cultpens" but keep in mind that some online vendors do offer free shipping (usually with a minimum purchase) during the holiday season. This can mean a savings of $8-10.00 or so which could be a bottle of ink or a nice pad of paper.

 

Use your own judgement and monitor FPN for announcements on special pricing, deals and reduced or free shipping during "the Season"!


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Posted 18 November 2014 - 08:57

Amazon have been saying that their Black Friday deals will include pens.  I'd assume the same for Cyber Monday.


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Posted 18 November 2014 - 16:14

IME, specialty/niche based products seldom have the spectacular sales that white goods and other commodities/appliances do.    


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Posted 19 November 2014 - 16:01

Thanks for all the comments.  I seriously doubt there will be any deals, but might as well wait till friday next week and see.



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Posted 19 November 2014 - 16:24

Thanks for all the comments.  I seriously doubt there will be any deals, but might as well wait till friday next week and see.

Cult Pens have 10% off up to Christmas - I have the code at home but it is something like "XMAS2014"

I will confirm later.



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Posted 19 November 2014 - 18:46

Pen Chalet is going to be offer a Black Friday sale. Here are some of the discounted items we will be listing starting Friday November 28th.

 

http://www.penchalet...ntain-pens.html



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Posted 19 November 2014 - 19:27

Cult Pens 10% off code is "XMAS2014"



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Posted 20 November 2014 - 02:02

Cool, I'll be sure to check out the sale.  And thanks for the discount code!  Every little bit helps.  :-)



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Posted 20 November 2014 - 02:55

Isellpens.com had spectucular unannounced deals last year on a number of pens.

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Posted 23 November 2014 - 00:51

Isellpens.com had spectucular unannounced deals last year on a number of pens.

 

Thanks for the pointer, isellpens price on the mini jewelria pen is the lowest I have seen so far in my search, cool!



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Posted 23 November 2014 - 02:42

I'll be watching this closely.  I don't dare venture out of the house on either of those days.  Having access to a computer and internet can be just as damaging to the wallet though.



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Posted 23 November 2014 - 03:46

I know what you mean, I came to buy a couple of things, but look at that shiny thing over there too . . .  :P


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Posted 25 November 2014 - 18:59

Went ahead with an isellpens order, thinking price cannot get any lower, got a strange message:

 

"Thank you for placing your order. Your order number is xxxx.
Your order will be shipped at our earliest convenience."
 
Weird, never seen wording like that in an order before.  It hasn't been too long yet, it's just, weird.


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Posted 25 November 2014 - 20:28

I've known Todd's (owner of isellpens.com) 'earliest convenience' to be under an hour before. At his slowest it's been the next day.



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Posted 25 November 2014 - 21:33

 

Went ahead with an isellpens order, thinking price cannot get any lower, got a strange message:

 

"Thank you for placing your order. Your order number is xxxx.
Your order will be shipped at our earliest convenience."
 
Weird, never seen wording like that in an order before.  It hasn't been too long yet, it's just, weird.

 

 

Just a more genteel way of saying it'll go out on the next truck.  


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Posted 25 November 2014 - 21:52

Considering they have the best price on the web for a Monteverde Poquito, it is probably just persnickety of me, but 'genteel' is not exactly the word that comes to mind . . . .   :huh:

 

Anyway, it is no big deal, it has only been 24 hours since the order, I guess I can reasonably wait 2 or 3 days to hear whether they have shipped or not.  :ninja:



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Posted 27 November 2014 - 01:02

isellpens (no affilation, just a satisfied customer) ships very quickly and they have some of the best shipping costs around.


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Posted 27 November 2014 - 02:30

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Posted 27 November 2014 - 02:35

We'll be having a Black Friday sale, Friday only starting with an update scheduled to go up at 9 AM.  Everything on the main sales page will be 20% off.



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