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Best Place To Buy A Pilot Prera?


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#1 MuddyWaters

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 01:15

I have been interested in getting a Prera. I never did before I saw how cheap they are when shipped from Japan; they seem a bit overpriced here in NA. I have seen them for around 40CAD on ebay, around 25-30CAD on amazon and j-subculture. Is there a specific site that is more reliable than others? I want a cheap price but also want to make sure I am getting a real Pilot pen! Thank you


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#2 Honeybadgers

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 09:15

There are no current knockoffs of the prera. Wherever you buy it from right now, it's legit.

 

Amazon is fine.



#3 Misfit

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 09:53

I got mine from amazon.com. It’s the demonstrator version with light blue accents. I love the medium calligraphy nib.
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Posted 16 November 2017 - 15:19

I've always bought my Preras from Japan because I prefer the opaque Preras to the demonstrators. I've bought a couple of Preras from j-subculture over the past year or so with no issues.



#5 Aelie

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 15:29

I have 4 Preras (with 1 more on the way) - all were bought through either Amazon or j-subculture. Except for the wait time for the shipping, I haven't encountered any problems.



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Posted 22 November 2017 - 10:53

You can try jetpens.com

#7 sidpost

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 17:41

Amazon participating merchants from Japan treat me well.  I have also had good success with Japanese vendors on Ebay.

 

Good European razor blades for my Safety Razor out of Jordan via Ebay are significantly cheaper too!


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#8 AL01

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 02:51

I have been interested in getting a Prera. I never did before I saw how cheap they are when shipped from Japan; they seem a bit overpriced here in NA. I have seen them for around 40CAD on ebay, around 25-30CAD on amazon and j-subculture. Is there a specific site that is more reliable than others? I want a cheap price but also want to make sure I am getting a real Pilot pen! Thank you

 

 You'll get a real pen some eBAY or Amazon.

 

 But that's pretty much the best price you will get..

 

 OR try amazon.jp.

 

 (I got my Prera from Amazon; no regrets!)

 

 OR try Classifieds. (About 25 USD. Comes sometimes.)


Edited by AL01, 03 December 2017 - 02:52.

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