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Lamy 2000S Are Overrated...

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#1 Eric_H

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 12:03

I personally feel that the Lamy 2000 is overrated. I bought one early this year,and my 6 months so far with it haven't been ideal. I encountered issues while at the Dymocks in Sydney CBD before I even bought the pen. They had 4 in stock,and I requested to see them. I instantly dismissed two as potention choices,as one had a very bent nib,and the other had tines so misaligned that I could see then without focusing. The two left were mostly ok. One had what appeared to be a factory defect on the white dot at the end of the piston knob though. I chose the only one without any damage,and bought it for $320 AUD. When I got home,after flushing,I tried to do a first fill. But when I twisted the piston knob-oh wait-I couldn't. It was completely stuck with what I later found was superglue?! What was that doing there??? But after some work,I got the piston to turn. It filled without fault,but it wouldn't get a full fill. I set that aside,as it's not strange for first fills to be hard. When I started writing, the pen skipped every now and then,and I determined that was 'baby's bottom',though it wasn't severe. I didn't know Lamy pens get baby's bottom. But,after even more work,I fixed that. The next 5 months were mostly problem free,with occasional filling difficulty for reasons I couldn't find. But then,last week, the clip twisted. I don't know how,but it did. I'm sure you don't know what I mean by 'twisted',but there's a picture down there(My MB 149 is pictured,to show what a clip in the right position is like,and also because I like showing off).
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Posted 18 June 2017 - 13:46

Streuth cobber, fair suck of the sav!

 

The Lamy 2000 is a fine pen and a design icon. Trust me, for all the supposed "quality control" issues you've heard about with Lamy 2000, Lamy has never shipped a pen with a "very bent nib" and "tines misaligned" to such an extent a novice might spot it by sight in a shop.

 

$AUD320 is more than twice the price of a Lamy 2000. A fair bet I reckon is Dymocks didn't just rip you off, they sold you soiled product.  

 

Your argument isn't with Lamy chap, it's with Dymocks.


Edited by oob, 18 June 2017 - 14:49.


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Posted 18 June 2017 - 15:03

All pens are overrated in a way. Yeah I agree with the above poster that the issues should be with who you bought it from.

 

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 15:41

Streuth cobber, fair suck of the sav!

 

 

 

You guys have a weird slang :P



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Posted 18 June 2017 - 15:48

 

You guys have a weird slang :P

 

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 16:20

Yeah, it's pretty safe to say Lamy doesn't use superglue to manufacture the 2000.  This is totally on the shop you bought it from.


Edited by ErrantSmudge, 18 June 2017 - 16:20.


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Posted 18 June 2017 - 17:18

I don't see how the clip could twist that way with out extreme force being applied to it that would be enough to twist or break any clip. 



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Posted 18 June 2017 - 17:39

If you had the acumen to choose a Montblanc 149, why in the world would you choose a Lamy 2000 in that condition, or even buy anything from a dealer with such damaged wares to offer?  The OP should have simply left that place of nincompoopery.


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Posted 18 June 2017 - 18:34

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 18:52

Hi Eric,

You should send that pen to Lamy's service center in Heidelberg with a short note describing all of the problems and where you bought it; along with a copy of your receipt - if you still have it.

I'm sure they'd love to see how one of their dealers is selling their pens.

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 20:03

 

You guys have a weird slang :P

 

 

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 21:24

Yeah, mate, your problem is with Dymocks, not Lamy.

 

1) Contact Dymocks management and see what they say.

 

2) Contact Lamy Australia https://www.lamyshop.com.au with what you have told us. I'm sure they would be interested in what their dealer is doing with their pens.

 

Over the past year or so, I have been popping in to Dymocks on George St. to see if they can sell me anything. So far the only thing I have bought from them is a couple of bottles of Pelikan 4001 ink. Nothing ever seems to be discounted, and RRP in Aus. is ridiculous. I went in last week to see if they had any Monteverde ink. They did, all old stock (pre ITF formula), none labelled properly so you didn't know what you were buying. I've given up on them.


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Posted 18 June 2017 - 21:53

Just a bit of love for Dymocks, Sydney. For a few years I was looking for a Kaweco Art Sports Amber. By chance a friend spotted some in Dymocks a year or so ago. They were discounted 50%, from a pretty good starting price, and perfect. Bought one for myself & alerted a pal in the US who did the same & it was safely shipped from Sydney to US by the great staff at Dymocks. All round good service.

Call me a happy bunny.

Back to the OP, I've never looked at Lamys there cos I'm not a fan of Lamy pens.......

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 23:52

For that kind of money, you should have operated that nob in the store and opened the pen to look it over. That is a lot of money. You should have called someone as soon as you couldn't operate the piston. Glued shut?!? Crissakes.

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 07:30

Hi Eric,
You should send that pen to Lamy's service center in Heidelberg with a short note describing all of the problems and where you bought it; along with a copy of your receipt - if you still have it.
I'm sure they'd love to see how one of their dealers is selling their pens.
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That's certainly a good idea that I may try,thanks!
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Posted 19 June 2017 - 07:31

For that kind of money, you should have operated that nob in the store and opened the pen to look it over. That is a lot of money. You should have called someone as soon as you couldn't operate the piston. Glued shut?!? Crissakes.


True,but I tend to not check stuff,and this taught me a lesson for sure...
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Posted 19 June 2017 - 07:35

Streuth cobber, fair suck of the sav!
 
The Lamy 2000 is a fine pen and a design icon. Trust me, for all the supposed "quality control" issues you've heard about with Lamy 2000, Lamy has never shipped a pen with a "very bent nib" and "tines misaligned" to such an extent a novice might spot it by sight in a shop.
 
$AUD320 is more than twice the price of a Lamy 2000. A fair bet I reckon is Dymocks didn't just rip you off, they sold you soiled product.  
 
Your argument isn't with Lamy chap, it's with Dymocks.

True,true. I can't say I'm a novice,but yes,those tunes were pretty bad... I doubt Lamy would ship a pen with a bent nib,but I feel it's possible that those tines were damaged from the factory.
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Posted 19 June 2017 - 07:37

Yeah, mate, your problem is with Dymocks, not Lamy.
 
1) Contact Dymocks management and see what they say.
 
2) Contact Lamy Australia https://www.lamyshop.com.au with what you have told us. I'm sure they would be interested in what their dealer is doing with their pens.
 
Over the past year or so, I have been popping in to Dymocks on George St. to see if they can sell me anything. So far the only thing I have bought from them is a couple of bottles of Pelikan 4001 ink. Nothing ever seems to be discounted, and RRP in Aus. is ridiculous. I went in last week to see if they had any Monteverde ink. They did, all old stock (pre ITF formula), none labelled properly so you didn't know what you were buying. I've given up on them.

  

Yeah, it's pretty safe to say Lamy doesn't use superglue to manufacture the 2000.  This is totally on the shop you bought it from.

Yes, I don't think the title was very right. I should have called this post: 'Dymocks Sucks...'
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Posted 19 June 2017 - 07:39

If you had the acumen to choose a Montblanc 149, why in the world would you choose a Lamy 2000 in that condition, or even buy anything from a dealer with such damaged wares to offer?  The OP should have simply left that place of nincompoopery.


Well,actually,the clip was Lamy's fault,and it wasn't damaged when I bought it. I had stored it in my bag on a trip,and later,when I took it out to write,the clip was ruined.
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Posted 19 June 2017 - 07:41

I don't see how the clip could twist that way with out extreme force being applied to it that would be enough to twist or break any clip.

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It was in my bag on a trip,and later when I took it out,it was damaged. I don't get what kind of 'extreme force' could have been applied.

Edited by Eric_H, 19 June 2017 - 07:42.

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