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Cheapest Place To Buy A Lamy Nib?


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#1 Needhelp

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 04:33

Which is the cheapest place to buy a lamy z50 steel nib +shipping?
It should be relaible site that has a good selling history.

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 13:07

Hi Needhelp,

Have you checked your "local" Amazon,... here's mine?

https://www.amazon.c...OKIL&ref=plSrch


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Posted 11 November 2017 - 13:19

From Lamy themselves?



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Posted 11 November 2017 - 14:29

Hi Needhelp,
Have you checked your "local" Amazon,... here's mine?https://www.amazon.c...OKIL&ref=plSrch
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Nope i dont want anything from amazon. I dont trust them.

  

From Lamy themselves?

? Well i can but its really far away from where i live.

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 17:17

Amazon is likely to be much cheaper than Lamy themselves.  :)

 

I would look on Amazon first, then maybe eBay, but be careful about the seller on eBay because you wouldn't want to end up with a fake Lamy nib....  B)


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Posted 12 November 2017 - 12:59

Amazon is likely to be much cheaper than Lamy themselves.  :)

 

I would look on Amazon first, then maybe eBay, but be careful about the seller on eBay because you wouldn't want to end up with a fake Lamy nib....  B)

A big NO to Amazon and eBay because the UK retailers like fontoplumo and the writing desk have cheaper prices and the writing desk UK has a sale on Lamy z50 steel medium for 2.50 EU.

Though thank you for your suggestions.

I was looking for more options to help me decide easier.



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Posted 12 November 2017 - 17:35

Why are Lamy nibs so cheap in Europe and so expensive in the U.S.?  :(



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Posted 15 November 2017 - 10:15

A big NO to Amazon and eBay because the UK retailers like fontoplumo and the writing desk have cheaper prices and the writing desk UK has a sale on Lamy z50 steel medium for 2.50 EU.

Though thank you for your suggestions.

I was looking for more options to help me decide easier.

We also pay our taxes. Not that Amazon doesn't, of course. Allegedly.

 

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 10:18

maybe eBay, but be careful about the seller on eBay because you wouldn't want to end up with a fake Lamy nib....  B)


Selling on eBay is strictly against Lamy's Ts&Cs. Therefore, you won't find genuine reputable dealers selling Lamy products on that site. You have been warned.

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 12:15

A big NO to Amazon and eBay because the UK retailers like fontoplumo and the writing desk have cheaper prices and the writing desk UK has a sale on Lamy z50 steel medium for 2.50 EU.

Though thank you for your suggestions.

I was looking for more options to help me decide easier.

 

If you already knew of a seller of Lamy nibs that would only cost you 2.50 euros, and you weren't prepared to consider Amazon, I'm surprised you asked the question rather than just going ahead and buying a few.  :o TWD is obviously the place to go.  :D

 

Edit: As of now they are GB£2.85 plus delivery on TWD. Total GB£4.35

On Amazon.co.uk: GB£4.27 from Pilotfishpens - a known, good seller.

I would pick TWD, especially if I wanted more than one    :)


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Posted 15 November 2017 - 12:23

p2p has been around long enough to recall the sting of small pen world businesses being driven out of business by M tactics by the big A, (& others).  Join us or our buying power will temporarily acquire the brands you sell, undercutting your prices until you go under, and they did. exactly did this.  No one should ever support tactics like this to save $1. 

 

When I urge this community to buy from pen world businesses that devote their time and full resources to Us, this is one strong factor. 

Along with legitimate products and positive resolutions if manufacturing, stocking, or shipping issues arise.

 

Twd is a great example. Prices and service that Very often can't be beat. I had products arrive from the UK quicker than from my own state :D < cheerful grin. 

(thanks Anna for the amazing quick ship of a US unobtanium awhile back - with warm regards - you were very much appreciated)

(thanks Martin for the correct Lamy info, most problematic Lamy issues land here from these sources - each of mine from Twd has been 100%, and why I easily recommend Lamy as reliable). 

 

edit to note that some legit small pen world business have, as noted above, had to go the route of the A & e etc to stay in business. If that's the only way, do support them in this method, but first attempt to go directly to their company supporting them directly. Or ask them the best method to keep a marketing balance so they aren't forced out of business. 


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Posted 16 November 2017 - 10:01

Thanks pen2paper :wub:

 

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 11:11

............and isnt it better to support the smaller privately businesses who support the hobby, even if that means paying a little more


How many people does it take to comment on a question on FPN? One to give advice and make suggestions. Another one to repeat everything that the first poster has said. Fourteen to share their own experiences of their pens and comment on how the original advice was flawed.
Seven who just want to increase their post count. One to say that they have no regrets about doing anything and people should follow their example. Another to say that if there is anything wrong with the pen it is just down to using Diamine Shimmer ink. Six to argue over whether its a worth doing anything with it and the OP should just throw it away and buy their Parker 51. Another six to condemn all of the above as being  stupid and anyway they would rather be on FP Geeks. One to say that the pen is cheaper where they live. Five people to post pics of their own pens. One to say that if the OP had Faith then the pen would work - and gets banned very quickly.

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 14:17

Goulet, here in the states, sells the two-tone gold nib for about US $100 and the Safari-style nibs for $14.
How much less expensive would they need to be for you to buy from a reputable dealer who supports the fountain pen community with passion and commitment and fabulous customer service?
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Posted 16 November 2017 - 18:19

Why are Lamy nibs so cheap in Europe and so expensive in the U.S.?  :(


Shipping cost and VAT.
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Posted 16 November 2017 - 18:21

I dont recommend looking for Lamy stuff on ebay and amazon. Avoid getting fake ones! You better support the "small" businesses!
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Posted 16 November 2017 - 18:23

Goulet, here in the states, sells the two-tone gold nib for about US $100 and the Safari-style nibs for $14.
How much less expensive would they need to be for you to buy from a reputable dealer who supports the fountain pen community with passion and commitment and fabulous customer service?

You were discussing about Safari style nib of Goulet pens and not the real Lamy nibs from Lamy, right?

Sorry for asking, i want to avoid missunderstanding. I dont shop on goulet pens because i am in europe and Lamy steel nib costs around 4 - 5 euro

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 19:27

You were discussing about Safari style nib of Goulet pens and not the real Lamy nibs from Lamy, right?

Sorry for asking, i want to avoid missunderstanding. I dont shop on goulet pens because i am in europe and Lamy steel nib costs around 4 - 5 euro

No, to be very clear, Goulet does not sell off-brand replacements for Lamy, or specific to this discussion Lamy Safari.   I just checked.  :)

Interesting Goulet option, since Safari nibs are easy to swap out, are Sets. Italic in 1.1, 1.5, 1.9 (1.1 is my EDC). And, Black nib with EF, F, M, B.  

 

Each of our pen community businesses developed their own unique niche to better serve our needs (and whims :-). Perfect reason to view each, and rotate orders among each.  Those that invest in making pens for us too.

 

Paper products too. As of recent, you may now find very ink friendly Whitelines in university book stores, but don't forget FPN's own DaveT was the first (& only) small business who negotiated to bring this smooth special US manufactured paper to Us. BTW at better prices than lesser paper at brick & mortar or the big A. Thanks Dave!



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Posted 16 November 2017 - 20:51

No, to be very clear, Goulet does not sell off-brand replacements for Lamy, or specific to this discussion Lamy Safari.   I just checked.  :)
Interesting Goulet option, since Safari nibs are easy to swap out, are Sets. Italic in 1.1, 1.5, 1.9 (1.1 is my EDC). And, Black nib with EF, F, M, B.  
 


Thanks for clarification.

I'm shocked about Lamy nibs prices! 14 usd is like €13 :o for the price you can get 2 nibs here....

I'm starting to understand why people purchased Lamy products from ebay or amazon.

And i dont know whether people in the US be charged extra money if they buy Lamy products from webshops that are located in Europe.
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Posted 16 November 2017 - 22:53

Thanks for clarification.

I'm shocked about Lamy nibs prices! 14 usd is like €13 :o for the price you can get 2 nibs here....

I'm starting to understand why people purchased Lamy products from ebay or amazon.

And i dont know whether people in the US be charged extra money if they buy Lamy products from webshops that are located in Europe.

 

US buyers have to pay local taxes, import taxes, plus an "on-cost" for international shipping of the product and "handling" by the local Lamy distributors - all of which adds up.  So yes, sometimes it *is* cheaper for them to buy from European online retailers, depending on shipping costs - but then there's the additional time for delivery - and possibly customs duty?  

 

Australia has fairly generous laws (for now) around overseas purchasing and delivery - the threshold at which import duty / customs is applied is fairly high, and the GST (goods and services tax) that local companies must impose on their products doesn't apply either.  Our local distribution chains for fountain pens seem to mark them up considerably (again, allowing for international delivery charges, import duty, GST etc), so it's *often* cheaper to buy from overseas.  I *used* to look to US online retailers as my first port of call, but over the past couple of years that's changed: British or European products are much cheaper if I buy them direct from Europe; shipping fees are much more reasonable (curse you USPS / FedEx!); and the reliability of delivery is much the same.  

 

Long story short: if you're in the US, your local suppliers will often (not always) give the best prices overall; if in Europe, especially for European brands like Lamy, find a European retailer; elsewhere in the world, it's best to shop around but buying close to the source will often save you a fair bit!








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