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#1 jmccarty3

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Posted 05 June 2016 - 19:52

I just attempted to log onto the Deltapen.it web site looking for information about their stantuffo piston mechanism. A home page comes up, but if anything on it is clicked, a message appears saying that the site is "temporarily suspended." Anyone know anything about this?

 

The reason I was looking is that I just received my first pen of this type. The piston mechanism is a bit different from the usual, and I want to be sure I'm operating it properly.


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Posted 05 June 2016 - 20:12

I hope it's not an ominous sign. I had a conversation with a well-known pen seller, a few months back, before OMAS folded, and he suggested that at least two other Italian pen manufacturers were in deep financial trouble, as well as Omas. Delta was one that he mentioned as struggling. There have been deep discounts on Delta pens recently. Not sure if that's relevant.

Or maybe, hopefully, the website issue is just a technical hitch.........?

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#3 warblerick

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Posted 05 June 2016 - 21:21

It's up now. I have to say though, that the downfall of this company, if it fails, is their ridiculous fusion nib. Not even the nib itself, but the companies attempts to justify the decision to no longer use gold nibs, and try to pass off the whole alchemy/fusion thing instead of just offering both gold and steel nibs.

#4 jmccarty3

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Posted 05 June 2016 - 23:05

No, the site is not up, except for the home page. As for the fusion nib, the rationale behind it was disingenuous, but the quality of the nibs is undeniable, especially the stubs.


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Posted 06 June 2016 - 02:58

The site outside of the home page was down earlier this week when I tried to check it. Not a new problem.

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Posted 06 June 2016 - 03:09

I just attempted to log onto the Deltapen.it web site looking for information about their stantuffo piston mechanism. A home page comes up, but if anything on it is clicked, a message appears saying that the site is "temporarily suspended." Anyone know anything about this?

 

The reason I was looking is that I just received my first pen of this type. The piston mechanism is a bit different from the usual, and I want to be sure I'm operating it properly.

the only links on the main page that work go to the "new arrivals" on shop.deltapens.com

 

all else is "suspended"



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Posted 07 June 2016 - 15:12

The "suspended" pages link to delta-pen.it which is owned by Delta. The domain registration is valid until August, 2016 so that is not the problem.

 

It would be sad if the rumors that have been circulating for a while are true.  It was the Dolce Vita's signature orange and black design that originally attracted my interest in Italian pens.



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Posted 18 June 2016 - 04:12

They may be migrating to a new site:  http://www.deltapeninternational.com/



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Posted 18 June 2016 - 12:44

interesting



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Posted 18 June 2016 - 12:49

They may be migrating to a new site:  http://www.deltapeninternational.com/

 

Indeed.   At the top right-hand corner of the new pages one can find a link to the "old site version".  And far from being in trouble, the new pages show what appear to be numerous new products.  



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Posted 18 June 2016 - 18:56

Would have been better for Delta to put a notice up on it's current/old website advising people about the move to a new site instead of giving reasons for customers to be cautious about giving them their custom.


Edited by Bluey, 18 June 2016 - 18:58.

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Posted 19 June 2016 - 10:43

Looks like martemodena to me. When you go through to the product info its a similar layout
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Posted 19 June 2016 - 12:23

The new site does indeed link the Marte Modena right away where the message is presented that these are not "B-products". I'm not sure how anybody who actually handled them could think they are anything less than "the originals".



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Posted 19 June 2016 - 12:56

Websites are sometimes unreachable.   People should not panic if they can't get to one over a day or so.


Edited by FriendAmos, 19 June 2016 - 13:04.


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Posted 19 June 2016 - 13:01

That's what I mean, on the previous site was no connection at all.

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Posted 21 June 2016 - 23:08

Based on a recent article on peneconomics, as well as some links not working on the current site, I would think this is ominous news.



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Posted 22 June 2016 - 00:36

Based on a recent article on peneconomics, as well as some links not working on the current site, I would think this is ominous news.

 

What exactly is the ominous news?   And which non-working links bother you?   (We need not get into unsupported claims and hypotheses in other blogs.)


Edited by FriendAmos, 22 June 2016 - 00:37.






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