To me the slipping out of the nib is a telltale sign of a 992 that has had the nib replaced. Although the Jinhao nibs fit perfectly in the 992, they are a tad thicker than other nibs so most other nibs you put in the 992 will either fall out or be slightly loose but usable. I'm glad I never bought any Monteverde pens, but boy does that Fireopal ink look tempting!
lol do this.Order the ink from Goulet Pens and then order the 992 from aliexpress or ebay. Works out to be 16 dollars still. And if you are getting a core color and located in the us, order the ink from staples online and it's only 13.30. Add in a buck for the pen, works out to be about 15 dollars?