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#1 Alexcat

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Posted 21 April 2015 - 09:29

Firstly.....and hoping it's ok to post this( I always seem to be asking that....) I saw this( won't put any detail other than pic).....and having been bitten by the ripoff bug before, I wonder....is it real?

The second isn't a question as such....just a drool.......

Two pics of the "is it genuine" followed by one of the drool.....well, not a photo of my actual drool - that would not be A Good Thing....a bit of pen porn.....

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#2 Beechwood

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Posted 21 April 2015 - 09:47

Alex

 

I am so wary of MBs where I dont know the seller or the full provenance, I know someone in Singapore who says that he can buy a replica MB. any MB other than piston filled pens, that would fool all but the most expert.

 

The red heritage looks dramatic doesnt it - they are so cumbersome to use though, an MB employee described them to me as 'impossible'.


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#3 FountainPages

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Posted 21 April 2015 - 10:09

A friend of mine purchased a couple of MB copies from Aliexpress...they are indeed remarkable copies at about tenUSD each!


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Posted 21 April 2015 - 12:09

Alex
 
I am so wary of MBs where I dont know the seller or the full provenance, I know someone in Singapore who says that he can buy a replica MB. any MB other than piston filled pens, that would fool all but the most expert.
 
The red heritage looks dramatic doesnt it - they are so cumbersome to use though, an MB employee described them to me as 'impossible'.


Thanks, Beechwood.

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"I like big pens and I cannot lie....." ;)

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Posted 21 April 2015 - 12:10

A friend of mine purchased a couple of MB copies from Aliexpress...they are indeed remarkable copies at about tenUSD each!


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How do they do when using them?

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Posted 21 April 2015 - 13:17

The pics of the Boheme are kind of small, so it's difficult to provide an answer one way or the other about its authenticity. A couple of questions pop to mind:

- Where is it being sold and roughly for how much? (you can say where and/or PM the link, but DO NOT PUT IN A LINK IN THE THREAD - PER FPN RULES) 

- Is there a gemstone in the clip? 

- Is the Boheme the retractable version or the non-retractable version?

 

These might help us give you some better advice...



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Posted 21 April 2015 - 17:12

If the Boheme is the retractable version, cartridge only, then I think you are safe to assume it's authentic. I have only ever seen fake Bohemes with converters.

 

This one does look authentic though.

 

The box that the Boheme is in looks authentic to me. A nice tightly closed slot for the pen to be pushed down into


Edited by Chrissy, 21 April 2015 - 17:14.


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Posted 21 April 2015 - 20:42

Yeah that Boheme is genuine. The "blind cap" had an indent to it and the fakes don't have that.





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