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Lamy 2000S Are Overrated...

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#141 Twister292

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Posted 29 June 2018 - 18:09

Another perspective on the retailer Dymocks, in Sydney, where my experience has been better than average with them. They do have discounts, and until the end on this month 50% off some brands. I picked up a dialogue 3 and a Visconti Van Gough at that discounted price (okay I ended up with one more pen than I planned but no regrets ). My wife went and picked up a Visconti as well - they are just so beautiful but at full price we couldnt have at least in Australias high price market.

But the interesting part of the story is that my wife fell in love with a Visconti Rembrandt at first.... yes, 50% off too! She had help selecting it and then the sales assistant noticed a slight flaw with the end ferrule on the cap. They discussed it and said they couldnt sell it to us despite the fact that we said wed pay for it and then get the pen returned to the manufacturer for repair... they quite rightly said they would not like us to experience any disappointment should the pen not get repaired. They were happy to forego the sale rather than create potential dissappointment down the track. My wife ended up happy to buy an even more expensive pen in the end and shes very happy she did! So all good...

Similarly, I mentioned a slow start to the first inking of my new Lamy and they said bring it back and they will help... as it turned out it was just the first fill slows, but nice to know.

From what I have seen at Dymocks and from my own personal experience, Id take back a pen with cyanoacetate glue on it. To my mind it has had a life outside of the normal before you purchased it.

In the mean time, wow, that Dialogue 3 has become my favourite pen. Even surpassing my 1995 Elysse as my day to day... what a nib, what an engineering marvel. I love the looks it gets, surprise and curiosity quickly becomes admiration for the design and the execution. I was so impressed Ive put the 2000 on my want list... tragically they had sold out at the 50% discount at Dymocks!

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I recently got a Lamy 2000 Steel and a Vanishing Point from that store at 50% off...the 2000 had a slightly iffy nib (M), but I had it replaced at the Milligram store in Melbourne Central for an F nib which works perfectly.

 

A little trivia...the authorised distributor for Lamy  in Australia is Telegram Co (aka Milligram), and they're a wholly owned subsidiary of Dymocks


Edited by Twister292, 29 June 2018 - 18:10.


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Posted 29 June 2018 - 22:35

 

 

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#143 Newjelan

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 09:01

A little trivia...the authorised distributor for Lamy  in Australia is Telegram Co (aka Milligram), and they're a wholly owned subsidiary of Dymocks


Ah, thanks for this. It explains why when I was in Dymocks in Camberwell yesterday I noticed they are now stocking a large range of Lamy pens and Milligram notebooks.

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 11:31

Today, my Lamy2000F wrote wet and glass-smooth, inked with Diamine Florida Blue. It must be the humidity and high temperature.

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 14:55

Definitely not overrated but it could be construed as such depending upon the quality received and price paid.

 

It is a simple, robust and iconic FP although Lamy shoring up their QC would be highly appreciated.



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Posted 05 July 2018 - 15:09

Definitely not overrated but it could be construed as such depending upon the quality received and price paid.

 

It is a simple, robust and iconic FP although Lamy shoring up their QC would be highly appreciated.

I've had 9 L2K variants over the years. 4 fountain pens, one rollerball, and 2 multi pens and 2 regular ballpoints. I found the fountain pens, and rollerball to be as solidly solid as a super tank. The multi pens were acceptable, but the smaller clip has less travel in the spring and feels a lot more fragile.

 

The standard ballpoints both came with clips that had easily 3 mm of lateral movement which is totally unacceptable. So my experience tells me QA varies between product lines. 

 

Too bad because Lamy seems to have fixed their ballpoint ink issue and the broad blue refill is pretty dreamy. Should be a great second to my EDC L2K fountain, but I'm afraid to clip it anywhere for fear of the clip snapping off. I haven't shipped to Lamy because shipping costs out of Canada are prohibitive so I just use the pen at my desk when I'm not using a fountain.  


Edited by bemon, 05 July 2018 - 15:10.


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Posted 15 July 2018 - 21:13

I've had 9 L2K variants over the years. 4 fountain pens, one rollerball, and 2 multi pens and 2 regular ballpoints. I found the fountain pens, and rollerball to be as solidly solid as a super tank. The multi pens were acceptable, but the smaller clip has less travel in the spring and feels a lot more fragile.

 

The standard ballpoints both came with clips that had easily 3 mm of lateral movement which is totally unacceptable. So my experience tells me QA varies between product lines. 

 

Too bad because Lamy seems to have fixed their ballpoint ink issue and the broad blue refill is pretty dreamy. Should be a great second to my EDC L2K fountain, but I'm afraid to clip it anywhere for fear of the clip snapping off. I haven't shipped to Lamy because shipping costs out of Canada are prohibitive so I just use the pen at my desk when I'm not using a fountain.  

 

Thanks for the info about the broad refill.


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Posted 16 July 2018 - 15:00

 

Thanks for the info about the broad refill.

If you order one reply back here and let me know your thoughts. I'm hoping it's not a fluke and all the broads are like this. Using my Pelikan K400 today. Jotted a note for someone this morning and immediately realized it's not nearly as smooth as the lamy. 



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Posted 13 August 2018 - 15:48

My first 2000 fountain pen had developed a crack in the section and when I sent it to the factory for a free repair, I also asked for a new nib: an OB instead of the original M (also free, this exchange). It took several months before te promptly repaired and returned pen re-entered rotation (arguably too many pens) but the last few days I've been enjoying it a lot. The pen works as it should and the OB nib has character - less than an old Pelikan but enough for my taste. This has reaffirmed the 2000 as one of my favourite daily writers. For years I had this pen, the mechanical pencil and multipen of the series with me all the time. If only the multipen had a capacitive tip! In the days of resistive PDA touchscreens, I relied heavily on it (much better than any stylus). 







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