Due to high shipping costs and import charges for the UK, I'm only able to order my pen and inky goodies from Goulet Pens when I'm going to visit the US.
This time I have a friend who wants me to get some ink samples, and we were both surprised about the shipping price, although to be fair, there were 29 samples in my cart! I also want to buy myself a bottle of Noodler's Burma Road Brown ink while I'm in the US. I don't really mind where I buy it from as long as I get a glass bottle, especially as the price is the same whether the bottle is glass or plastic. So, I thought if I added one to my Goulet's order my friend and I could split the shipping, and it would cost her less. The shipping cost was exactly the same price with the bottle of ink added in. Also, I was going to add 100 sheets of Tomoe River paper, and that didn't increase the shipping cost either.
However, it transpires that Goulet Pens has both glass and plastic Noodler's bottles, and despite me having read many posts about their personal and careful packaging, when I asked if I could be sure of getting a glass bottle of BRB, I received a reply saying no and they couldn't look at what was being packed. I was quite surprised about that.
So that's that. My friend doesn't want to pay the shipping cost by herself, and I'm not buying a bottle of BRB unless I can have a glass one.
That's a real shame. It will probably be the first time in 8 years or so I will have been on vacation in FL and not placed an order with Goulet Pens.
If anyone knows where I can buy a glass bottle of Noodler's Burma Road Brown ink for delivery within the US that would be great.