Hello all. I got an email notice today that Scottsdale Pen and Knife is closing today. For us here in Arizona that's a big loss of one of the few actual pen stores you can go to. It was run by Jay and his wife, Karen. I'd never met his wife, but the times I'd stopped by Jay was always talking and showing stuff to customers. Sad times.
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Posted 03 April 2018 - 23:51
Oh, that is unfortunate.
"There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self." Earnest Hemingway
Posted 04 April 2018 - 01:56
Any time a Brick and Mortar store is lost is not a good thing.
"Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind" - Rudyard Kipling
"None of us can have as many virtues as the fountain-pen, or half its cussedness; but we can try." - Mark Twain
Posted 04 April 2018 - 10:36
Too much online buying= dead stores.
Worst is the snide; get the advice and buy 10% cheaper from a fly by night no overhead seller, that some think is perfectly OK.
Now...no advice....buy blind.
Everyone says poor Mozart dead at only 36. None say poor Mendelson, dead at only 38. His family only allowed him to start at 20, but before, musicians use to come to the Mendelson garden to steal the music of Mendelson and his sister. A good artist also, can still buy prints of his famous Scottish drawings in Scotland.
www.nibs.com/blog/nibster-writes/nibs-germany Info on Bock nibs
The cheapest lessons are from those who learned expensive lessons. Ignorance is best for learning expensive lessons.
Pens/inks/paper on hold for a year....new addiction pocket watch chains.
Posted 04 April 2018 - 11:32
this is heartbreaking news...they (and Penchetta's) had become a regular, anticipated part of my trips to Phoenix
Edited by YPwalt, 04 April 2018 - 16:37.
Posted 23 April 2018 - 17:02
I bought my favorite pen there (Lamy 2000). I stopped by on Friday to see Jay, and he was almost entirely wiped out. Very sad.
Posted 23 April 2018 - 20:48
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Posted 25 April 2018 - 06:34
Does anyone exactly why the store closed? There are many reasons for someone to decide to close a business.
Maybe they need to cut fixed costs like rent and such. Or maybe they want to retire. It could be many different reasons.
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