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Desiderata Pen Company…Restocked!

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#1 PrestoTenebroso

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Posted 14 March 2015 - 22:53

Good Day!

The webstore reopens on Monday, March 16th at 11am Central Time.

www.DesiderataPens.com

Delrin Daedalus will be there. They are in stock, ready to ship. They are all eyedropper-convertible, post securely, have redesigned, smoother sections, better finishes, and they uncap 3 times faster now.

Ebonite Daedalus are back! (In Blue/Black ripple, Green Ripple, Yellow Ripple and Brown Ripple)
But not for good! Once my inventory of them sells out, that's it. You may see ebonite again, but I can't guarantee it.

Also…No more preordering.
Ever.
If you see something you like, you can get it immediately. No more waiting.

If you see a color you like, or you want to request a certain material, let me know, and if enough people say the same thing, I'll factor it into decision making.

Other:
•Nibs and ink sacs are back in stock.
•Chrome plated Zebra Gs are 20% off!
•The FAQ page has been reformatted to be easier to navigate and more questions answered.
•New reviews have been posted on the Review page.
•I'm still working on process for the wooden pens. I haven't forgotten them, and I look forward to making more wooden pens soon. No E.T.A., but when I have more information, you will be notified.

Let me know your thoughts and comments either through email, or the usual social media. I'm happy to hear them, and as usual, I'll respond as soon as I can.

Pierre

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#2 Maja

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Posted 14 March 2015 - 23:10

Awesome!

 

In an amazing coincidence....I just created a blog post about the L.A. Pen Show I attended last month here

http://www.vancouver...part-2-new.html

and mentioned (near the end of that post) trying one of your flexy-nibbed fountain pens at the FPN sushi dinner :o

Well done, Pierre! :thumbup:
 


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#3 PrestoTenebroso

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 15:49

Awesome!

 

In an amazing coincidence....I just created a blog post about the L.A. Pen Show I attended last month here

http://www.vancouver...part-2-new.html

and mentioned (near the end of that post) trying one of your flexy-nibbed fountain pens at the FPN sushi dinner :o

Well done, Pierre! :thumbup:
 

Thanks for the shout-out, Maja. That's a great blog post. It was terrific to meet you!



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Posted 17 March 2015 - 17:13

Likewise, Pierre! :)


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Posted 17 March 2015 - 17:13

P.S. I don't see the webstore on your site. Is it up yet?


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#6 PrestoTenebroso

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 17:46

P.S. I don't see the webstore on your site. Is it up yet?

It was up yesterday, then people bought everything, and I put up the "making more inventory" sign.



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Posted 17 March 2015 - 19:08

Well the good thing is that you are not stuck with inventory on the shelf.

 

It is a very difficult balance between making enough product to sell and fill the demand, and not having unsold inventory sitting on the shelf for months/years (which reduces into your profit).  And there is no crystal ball to tell you how much product to make.  And how much to keep in selling inventory, and how long will it take to sell that inventory?

 

Batch prediction is difficult.  You can make and sell 4 batches of 50 pens.  Doing good.   :)   But on the 5th batch you only sell 10 pens, now you have 40 pens sitting on the shelf unsold and tying up money.  Not good.  :(


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Posted 18 March 2015 - 01:27

Well the good thing is that you are not stuck with inventory on the shelf.

 

It is a very difficult balance between making enough product to sell and fill the demand, and not having unsold inventory sitting on the shelf for months/years (which reduces into your profit).  And there is no crystal ball to tell you how much product to make.  And how much to keep in selling inventory, and how long will it take to sell that inventory?

 

Batch prediction is difficult.  You can make and sell 4 batches of 50 pens.  Doing good.   :)   But on the 5th batch you only sell 10 pens, now you have 40 pens sitting on the shelf unsold and tying up money.  Not good.  :(

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 05:00

It was up yesterday, then people bought everything, and I put up the "making more inventory" sign.

Ah ok....Glad to hear sales were good B)

Thanks for the quick reply!


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Posted 18 March 2015 - 20:42

I don't know how it happened but the first time I checked the site on Monday, the making more pens sign was up, the next time I refreshed it in the evening I was greeted with the same sign. Then I saw this topic. Sigh, gotta wait again for a long time to see if I can get one next time...


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#11 PrestoTenebroso

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 21:23

I don't know how it happened but the first time I checked the site on Monday, the making more pens sign was up, the next time I refreshed it in the evening I was greeted with the same sign. Then I saw this topic. Sigh, gotta wait again for a long time to see if I can get one next time...

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 21:43

I am :) Also, you are the only person apart from me who uses composer names as sample writing stuff :D


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Posted 18 March 2015 - 22:30

I am also on the list, but because of the time differences when the new stock went live it was at some ungodly hour where I live. By the time I got to a computer - at a more reasonable time I will say - they had all gone.

 

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Posted 27 March 2015 - 04:42

 I've been wanting these pens since February but it seems I'll have to do more waiting as well  :(


Edited by Fountain-head, 27 March 2015 - 04:43.


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Posted 27 March 2015 - 05:44

Thank you Pierre..now I can order the ink sac that my kitchen drain ate 😳
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