EoC, I'm mystified by your comments.
You make quite a point about Kandan's mistake, choose to repeat it subsequently, and suddenly all is forgiven after one post by Kandan? If you felt so strongly about the refund, I don't understand why you didn't raise it directly with Kandan. As you pointed out, your English rectitude stopped you from asking. But somehow, that very same rectitude permitted you to bring it up subsequently in a public forum. More's the pity, because your lack of grace spoils a good review.
For the record, I have bought several pens from Kandan, all of them transported across continents. Two were refitted with different nibs for a very nominal charge. He has been utterly reliable, and has been nothing but a gentleman in his dealings.
BTW, the Ranga pen in question is excellent - I have three, and use them quite a bit. One of them has now become an eyedropper.
+1, Simius...if one feels one has been slighted by a retailer, the mechanism for rectifying the situation is in a private correspondence between you and the retailer not in a public forum where you risk slandering someone undeservedly. Saying that you think this should be mentioned to protect other international buyers...and subsequently saying a refund of shipping costs (which you have harped about on several posts) is not now necessary defies understanding.
ETA: This post was written before I saw the above post from EoC...you have restored my faith in you, my friend.