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#41 dylim1

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Posted 08 July 2015 - 04:20

I checked Goulet's site.  It is available in white/clear and black/clear.  The white/clear combo looks nice to me.

The white one looks good. Definitely buying that when it comes out.

 

 

 

Please note that it's scheduled to arrive late July 2015. Your comment (above) made me think they had arrived earlier than was expected.

 

Will you be one of the people to test out the new pen to determine if TWSBI got it right from the beginning?

Gonna buy it when it comes out. If there's any problem, TWSBI has really good warranty to cover any manufacturing defect.



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#42 grainweevil

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Posted 08 July 2015 - 09:35

So TWSBI Eco is available for pre order from purepens.co.uk for 24£ or 37.4$.

Gouletpens.com offers them for pre order at 28.99$.

 

Another UK supplier has opted for the more usual "swap the dollar sign for a pound sign" technique when pricing TWSBI, and is proposing to ask £28.99. Or a little over $44. Ouch.



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Posted 08 July 2015 - 16:28

 

I probably will. Along with a bunch of ink samples to take advantage of their sale.

 

As we are having a pen Show here in Boston on September 20th, I will probably be holding onto my $$ until after the show.

 

Every success in the "Eco" purchase.

 

I expect there will be at least one or two reviews fairly soon after they arrive :lol: :lol:


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Posted 08 July 2015 - 16:36

 

As we are having a pen Show here in Boston on September 20th, I will probably be holding onto my $$ until after the show.

 

Every success in the "Eco" purchase.

 

I expect there will be at least one or two reviews fairly soon after they arrive :lol: :lol:

 

There are no pen shows in Minnesota. :crybaby:



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Posted 08 July 2015 - 19:23

2 shows coming up

 

Pan Pacific Pen Club, mini show in mid July

SP Pen show in late Aug

 

Continuous drain on the wallet.

 

I might recover by Christmas, which is another drain on the wallet.


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Posted 09 July 2015 - 12:07

I am guessing this is a #5 nib. Anyone have info?



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Posted 09 July 2015 - 14:17

Available for pre-order from purepens.co.uk for GBP 24

 

(no affiliation, except having happily bought from them before)

I should have pre-ordered when it was £24

They are now offering the pen with mini Rhodia set for £28.99

(pen £24 + Rhodia set £3.95 = £28.99, you do the math) 

:roller1: so much for under $30 pen...


Edited by Mishka5050, 09 July 2015 - 14:42.


#48 dylim1

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 16:47

I am guessing this is a #5 nib. Anyone have info?

 

According to TWSBI, the nib will be the same size as the TWSBI Mini.



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Posted 09 July 2015 - 16:56

I should have pre-ordered when it was £24

They are now offering the pen with mini Rhodia set for £28.99

(pen £24 + Rhodia set £3.95 = £28.99, you do the math) 

:roller1: so much for under $30 pen...

 

Ouch. That's nowhere near $30, even with VAT taken into account.


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Posted 09 July 2015 - 17:47

It's a common practice for prices to go that up..

 

A few days ago TWSBI announced on Facebook that their products are now available at a local greek shop.

I was quite amused by the comments that suggested the prices would be a steal considering the economy...

 

(580/mini: 70 EUR for regular nibs,  82 EUR for stubs...)


Edited by inotrym, 09 July 2015 - 19:04.


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Posted 09 July 2015 - 17:49

looks nice



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Posted 09 July 2015 - 21:31

 

There are no pen shows in Minnesota. :crybaby:

 

You could always start simple if you know several other people (who live close to you) who are interested in pens/paper/inks. Even if you just got together informally it really is noce to sit around a table and just talk pen and stuff.

 

Think of it less as a pen "show" and more like a pen "show & tell & and ask questions". That's what our regular meeting are - sometimes with a little buying/selling and trading.

 

Where in Minnesota are you? Near any larger cities or college/university campuses? I'll bet there is a nice pen community around Rochester and the Mayo Clinic!

 

Keep plugging away and most importantly, enjoy yourself here on FPN.


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Posted 09 July 2015 - 22:29

 

You could always start simple if you know several other people (who live close to you) who are interested in pens/paper/inks. Even if you just got together informally it really is noce to sit around a table and just talk pen and stuff.

 

Think of it less as a pen "show" and more like a pen "show & tell & and ask questions". That's what our regular meeting are - sometimes with a little buying/selling and trading.

 

Where in Minnesota are you? Near any larger cities or college/university campuses? I'll bet there is a nice pen community around Rochester and the Mayo Clinic!

 

Keep plugging away and most importantly, enjoy yourself here on FPN.

 

Twin Cities. I know there's a pen club here, but from the "minutes" I've seen typed up, I haven't been impressed enough to attend.



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Posted 12 July 2015 - 01:27

 

Twin Cities. I know there's a pen club here, but from the "minutes" I've seen typed up, I haven't been impressed enough to attend.

 

Minutes????

We just get together, talk pens, do some show & tell, ask questions - informally (no Robert's Rules for us, thank you)

 If it's not too far to travel, you might consider one trip.

 

Also, online here (someplace) is a "virtual pen posse which might warrant some checking out. Not sure where it's listed or how it works.

 

Good luck.

 

If you want, you can PM me and we can chat about pens etc. sometime.


Edited by brgmarketing, 12 July 2015 - 01:28.

“Don't put off till tomorrow what you can do today, because if you do it today and like it, you can do again tomorrow!”


#55 dylim1

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Posted 15 July 2015 - 00:11

TWSBI just made a post that the Eco is on sale on their website. Cool...



#56 jordanjay29

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 16:48

 

Minutes????

We just get together, talk pens, do some show & tell, ask questions - informally (no Robert's Rules for us, thank you)

 If it's not too far to travel, you might consider one trip.

 

Also, online here (someplace) is a "virtual pen posse which might warrant some checking out. Not sure where it's listed or how it works.

 

Good luck.

 

If you want, you can PM me and we can chat about pens etc. sometime.

 

I don't know if you noticed, but I sent you a PM several days ago.



#57 adyf

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 20:29

I should have pre-ordered when it was £24

They are now offering the pen with mini Rhodia set for £28.99

(pen £24 + Rhodia set £3.95 = £28.99, you do the math) 

:roller1: so much for under $30 pen...

 

Try The Writing Desk. £24.49 including UK shipping  :)

 

http://www.thewritin...ge=Eco&cat=pens



#58 Mishka5050

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 20:51

 
Try The Writing Desk. £24.49 including UK shipping  :)
 
http://www.thewritin...ge=Eco&cat=pens


Thanks Lord for that!!!!

#59 jordanjay29

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Posted 18 July 2015 - 01:04

The community over at /r/fountainpens on reddit has a few people who've already received these and posted pictures.
 
Album 1
Album 2
 
Related thread with lots of answered questions.
 
A few particulars of note to those potential buyers here:
 
 

The ECO is:
14 cm capped
13 cm uncapped
16.2 cm posted

Compared to the 580
Nib is a #4, same nib as the TWSBI Mini:

The nib and feed unit rotates and slides out very very easily. There does not appear to be a flat edge or notch in the feed unit; doesn't look like there is a specific orientation that it must be inserted.

You can definitely post it, and there is a rubber seal around the back to hold the cap in place, but overall the cap is way too big for the pen so it looks awkward.


Edited by jordanjay29, 18 July 2015 - 01:04.


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Posted 20 July 2015 - 07:31

Pre-ordered. Looking forward to it.





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