Jump to content

The Fountain Pen Network uses (functional) cookies. Read the FPN Privacy Policy for more info.  To remove this message, please click here to accept the use of cookies






Photo

Scottsdale Pen And Knife Closing

closing store fountain pen

  • Please log in to reply
10 replies to this topic

#1 Morphling27

Morphling27

    Vintage

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 428 posts

Posted 03 April 2018 - 18:43

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.



Sponsored Content

#2 sharonspens

sharonspens

    Antique

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,616 posts
  • Location:Muncie, Indiana USA
  • Flag:

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


#3 Runnin_Ute

Runnin_Ute

    Super Pinks member:

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,323 posts
  • Location:Sandy, Utah - Elevation 4509'
  • Flag:

Posted 04 April 2018 - 01:56

Any time a Brick and Mortar store is lost is not a good thing.


Brad
 
"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
 


#4 PAKMAN

PAKMAN

    Say that again, I have a pen here somewhere...

  • FPN Super Moderators

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 25,252 posts
  • Location:Arkansas, USA
  • Flag:

Posted 04 April 2018 - 03:59

Hate to see our pen stores closing!


PAKMAN
 

minibanner.gif             fpn_1321906507__vanness_sign.jpg 

                  My Favorite Pen Restorer                            My favorite Brick and Mortar              

                                                                   now selling online!


#5 Bo Bo Olson

Bo Bo Olson

    Ancient Artifact

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 19,755 posts
  • Location:Germany

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. :happyberet:


#6 YPwalt

YPwalt

    NOS (New Old Stock)

  • Member - Silver

  • PipPip
  • 19 posts

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.


#7 dylim1

dylim1

    Vintage

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 571 posts
  • Location:Minneapolis
  • Flag:

Posted 05 April 2018 - 22:39

That's sad. I was just there in December.



#8 Stratguy

Stratguy

    Near Mint

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPip
  • 34 posts
  • Flag:

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.



#9 FountainPenGuru

FountainPenGuru

    Extremely Rare

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 287 posts
  • Location:The People's Republic of Massachusetts
  • Flag:

Posted 23 April 2018 - 20:48

The owners should just convert Scottsdale Pen and Knife into and online store and walla, the problem is solved.

#10 bogiesan

bogiesan

    Collectors Item

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,059 posts
  • Location:boise, idaho
  • Flag:

Posted 24 April 2018 - 02:18

Does anyone exactly why the store closed? There are many reasons for someone to decide to close a business.
I ride a recumbent, I play go, I use Macintosh so of course I use a fountain pen.

#11 FountainPenGuru

FountainPenGuru

    Extremely Rare

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 287 posts
  • Location:The People's Republic of Massachusetts
  • Flag:

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.





Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: closing, store, fountain pen



Sponsored Content




|