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Platinum 3776 Too Good To Be True?

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#1 Gorpy

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 10:17

I recently saw this pen on Amazon for $59 CAD. http://www.amazon.ca...i=SS115&simLd=1 It does say imported straight from Japan though, and it's Amazon, so I trust it more than most other sites.

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#2 Tas

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 10:32

FANTASTIC. Thank you !  :)

 

Well, kind of. I hadn't planned on buying a pen so soon this year but the 3776 has been on my wish list for ages.

 

£32.50 delivered to the UK is incredible.



#3 MKeith

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 16:05

Forgive me, but it shows $99 CDN (U.S. $79.44), how do you get it for the $59 CAD (U.S, $47.39)?


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#4 Tas

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 16:19

It does now. When I clicked and purchased this morning (hence entering a contract I presume) it was $59 CAD.

 

I received a thank you for your order confirmation too.



#5 Christina

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 16:25

I've noticed Amazon prices fluctate a lot, sometimes when a price is very low you need to jump on it quickly before it reverts to something higher again.


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Posted 09 February 2015 - 16:47

What size nib is this? Does bold=broad?

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 18:07

What size nib is this? Does bold=broad?

http://www.amazon.ca...i=SS115&simLd=1

Yeah, I think "bold" means broad.

 

 

Forgive me, but it shows $99 CDN (U.S. $79.44), how do you get it for the $59 CAD (U.S, $47.39)?

Interesting you say that, because it was $59 when I saw it. Then it fluctuated like crazy and now it shows $99 for me too.



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Posted 09 February 2015 - 18:15

I did a bit of research, and it seems as if the ones with steel nibs are going for around that price, so it might be a steel nib. :(  Still a good price though. I also now see this one http://www.amazon.ca...s=platinum 3776 and the review on it is that it's a 14K nib,  BUT that review was on the US site. Then there a few other ones that go for a similar price on the Canadian Amazon. My main worry is that it is the steel nib and I really want the gold nib.



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Posted 09 February 2015 - 19:41

I did a bit of research, and it seems as if the ones with steel nibs are going for around that price, so it might be a steel nib. :(  Still a good price though. I also now see this one http://www.amazon.ca...s=platinum 3776 and the review on it is that it's a 14K nib,  BUT that review was on the US site. Then there a few other ones that go for a similar price on the Canadian Amazon. My main worry is that it is the steel nib and I really want the gold nib.

If it's any consolation Amazon tends to be really great about accepting returns- if it's not the nib you want I'm sure they'll be happy to refund you if you're not content with the purchase.


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Posted 09 February 2015 - 21:06

It's 98 bucks now. Bummer.


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Posted 09 February 2015 - 21:45

I think Platinum found this thread... Dang it! Should have bought it when it was $59!



#12 Tas

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Posted 12 February 2015 - 16:16

On it's way now. Yippee. 

 

Gorpy, I thank you . . .  :)

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Posted 12 February 2015 - 22:36

It's hard to believe that such a good deal showed up on Amazon Canada of all places. Their prices are usually cringe-worthy when compared to Amazon.com.

 

Enjoy the pen. *stifles jealousy*



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Posted 12 February 2015 - 23:00

:blush:



#15 Gorpy

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Posted 13 February 2015 - 00:41

Glad to know I helped someone. Will you do a review of it?



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Posted 13 February 2015 - 00:58

The best deal i found was
3776 West Lake Crystal SAI in character Purachinaman'nenhitsu # (M) PNB-18000 # 4-3 (japan import)
by Purachinaman'nenhitsu Co., Ltd.
Be the first to review this item
Price: CDN$ 24.84 FREE SHIPPING.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by JAPAN-SUBCULTURE-CA.
24 new from CDN$ 24.25

#17 Dr.Grace

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Posted 13 February 2015 - 01:53

That looks like a mislabeled item. The picture is of a cheap brush pen.


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#18 Tas

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Posted 13 February 2015 - 07:53

Glad to know I helped someone. Will you do a review of it?

 

You bet and it'll have your name all over it !
 

PM me your address and I'll send you a sketch of some sort to say thanks properly.  :)



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Posted 13 February 2015 - 14:02

What a amazing find, now I think I'm going to scrub down amazon for any good deals.

 

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Posted 25 February 2015 - 10:08

Joy of joys!  :(

 

import VAT £10.73

Post Office handling charge £13.50

 

Makes for an additional charge of £24.23  :wallbash:  :wallbash:  :wallbash:

 

Gorpy you were right. This was too good to be true.

 

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