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#21 coolpenz

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 04:42

Well, while that's happening, ya wanna tell us where we can go to get some of these? How about if we say pretty please? biggrin.gif

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 17:30

It's still a mystery...

Edited by jonro, 30 April 2007 - 17:31.


#23 Keng

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 18:39

Looks like the elusive "Zager & Evans" pen another thread roller1.gif
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#24 domino

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 19:15

QUOTE(exit here @ Apr 30 2007, 12:24 AM) View Post
Stan is right it is a platinum ....the reason you cannot find one is that it is a domestic Japanese model ...there are many like this that we will never see. I am cultivating (sucking up to) a contact in Tokyo ...so I might have a line for future models of Japan only pen.

Must go ...but the cyborg stuff really deserves a reply.

Here's the closest I can come to the BORG pen

its from http://www.platinum-...s/eproduct.html
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#25 domino

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 20:14

OK folks I seem to have made some headway. I needed to have the pages translated.
It is a squat pen and not an artifact of the picture. It resembles a grub worm! dry.gif
do a google search of platinum Glamour FP pen
pick http://bungbungbung....et/e445614.html click translate the page (from Japanese)
follow this link to http://64.233.179.10.....26sa=G#355332
or you may google

Platinum glamour fountain pen PGM-3400
you ma need to translate also, I havent the foggiest idea of how to order.



Edited by domino, 30 April 2007 - 20:16.

Chihiro- How did you know my name was Chihiro?
Haku- I have known you since you were very small.

#26 Blatherscribe

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 20:35

Ah, so close! sad.gif

Would anyone here happen to be fluent in Japanese and willing to assist those of us who desire pens which look like grub-worms?

As long as it really is around $20 or $25. For much more than that, I'd rather have the money than the weird pen. smile.gif


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Posted 30 April 2007 - 21:53

http://www.platinump...c/inventory.htm (pen #49 on this page)
http://www.platinump...aypp/PG600z.jpg (picture of said pen)

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 21:54

Edited to remove duplicate of previous post.

Edited by Blackhill, 30 April 2007 - 21:57.


#29 Blatherscribe

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 22:17

Ouch, $60.00. For that I could buy several pens I could actually use. sad.gif

Thanks for finding that link, though. smile.gif


#30 coolpenz

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 23:06

Ditto, thanks Blackhill, for the research. But $60 is way too much for something like that....

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 03:32

QUOTE(domino @ Apr 30 2007, 01:14 PM) View Post
OK folks I seem to have made some headway. I needed to have the pages translated.
http://bungbungbung....et/e445614.html click translate the page (from Japanese)
follow this link to http://64.233.179.10.....26sa=G#355332
Platinum glamour fountain pen PGM-3400
you ma need to translate also, I havent the foggiest idea of how to order.

The price on this site for the fountain pen is 3,750 yen.
3,570.00 JPY = 29.8626 USD

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 11:10

I go away for 10 minutes and look what happens .... The site the original pic came from is www.Namado1230.net , a Japanese language only site so you will need the likes of Babel Fish or other translator.

As stated these are listed as SOLD OUT and were offered at US$25.00

#33 peerless1

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 12:32

The pen sold online at Nomado, in Japan.

Let's assume they will sell to someone overseas. Almost every online outfit in Japan refuses to sell overseas. Don't know why and have gotten several BS answers. I also assume the Y3030 includes the 5% VAT. To this you need to add shipping that might be another $10, if they will mail it directly overseas to you. If not, you will need a contact in Japan and, if so, add another Y5 minimum to your order for domestic postage.

Your friend will want something for their efforts. $10, one way or other, would not be out of the question and would be appropriate. If you are thinking your friend will do it for free, maybe, think about saving this benefit for a pen you really want.

Back to the pen and price. Where were we. $28 (you won't get the best exchange rate) + $10 = $38, for direct shipping. If you need to go through an intermediary, add another $5 for domestic postage and $10 as a service fee. Your 'friend' might charge an extra few bucks to cover Paypal fees too, should they have Paypal.

I think the most realistic scenario for everyone might be getting the pen for $53.

Good luck.

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#34 Taki

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 14:05

Even if they ship overseas and you use your credit card, the card companies often charge "foreign transaction fee". They started doing this a yeas r or two ago. My cc companies charge 6% on purchases in Japan angry.gif Probably not significant if amount is small, though.

#35 domino

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Posted 02 May 2007 - 19:56

QUOTE(exit here @ May 1 2007, 07:10 AM) View Post
I go away for 10 minutes and look what happens ....

Eh...what do you expect? dry.gif Show a bunch of pen aficionados something that's
enticing and it takes on a life of its own. thumbup.gif Viva la fountain pens! and the people
that love them.....what a country..... thumbup.gif thumbup.gif thumbup.gif thumbup.gif
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Haku- I have known you since you were very small.

#36 MYU

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Posted 04 May 2007 - 01:20

Ugg... that last linked photo in pink. It looks like some kind of bizarre sex toy, not a pen!shakingblur.gif

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Posted 13 May 2007 - 15:38

QUOTE(exit here @ Apr 29 2007, 02:38 PM) View Post
Glamour FP
US$25.00
Cartridge ink (exclusive use) system
Nib Alloy
Nib type M
Size Length: 124 mm/axial diameters: 18.5 Mm φ/weight: 27 g

This pen reminds me of black antistatic flexible corrugated rubber tubing. When I used the rubber tubing, it deposited carbon on my hands.

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 01:01

A friend had one shipped to me from Singapore as a late birthday gift. Unposted, it fits completely inside my hand. It's like drawing with a crayon. Nib is a bit toothy, a bit wet with the cartridges that came with the pen.






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