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Visconti Silver Dust With Dream Touch Question

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#1 ColinMurray

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 12:58

Hello,

 

New to the forum but I have a question regarding the Visconti Silver Dust fountain pen that I recently bought.

 

After reading/watching reviews on the Visconti Silver Dust with the palladium nib I thought that this would be the ideal pen for me as I'm planning on flying for work and like writing with a fountain pen. The design of the pen also was attractive to me.

 

Living in the UK and had previously used the UK shop before to order online. I decided to use the same shop which offered the silver dust in the steel tubular and dream touch versions. I  ordered the extra fine in dream touch and when they said they only had an extra fine nib in two tone, rather than the one tone palladium that I've seen everywhere else. I didn't think too much of this. 

 

However, I think what has been sold to me is originally the steal tubular nib version with the nib replaced with a palladium one. My reasoning for this is that the outer packaging states "KP16-01-FP1M Opera Silver Dust Demo Pen Tubular M", looking at Visconti's own website from my own understanding for the dream touch nib would be KP16-01-FPS. 

 

The pen also came with the snorkel and looking at it next to the nib, just eyeballing the nib next to the snorkel I do not think it would fit. 

 

When I had been looking at this pen online the dream touch version should come with a travel inkwell instead of the snorkel.

 

In the end I'm thinking of returning the item as it isn't what I expected when paying a premium price, I think if the shop had been more up front that they were replacing the nib from what came out of the box I wouldn't feel so bad.

 

Just curious who else has bought this model of pen and the version they bought and what they got out of the box.



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#2 Stylo_dOr

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 05:22

I think they probably sold you the right pen but in the wrong box.  Only the tubular steel nib comes with the snorkel.  The palladium nib comes with the traveling inkwell.

 

Whether they replaced the tubular steel nib with the palladium nib on your Silver Dust is hard to say.  I don't know whether these two nibs are interchangeable on a particular Silver Dust model. 

 

I'd look at the paperwork in the false bottom of the box and see whether the limited edition number engraved on the back of the pen cap at the silver ring matches the limited edition number which is supposed to be identified (written) on the paperwork by the (presumably) authorized Visconti dealer from whom you bought the pen.  Sometimes Visconti offers a printed card which identifies the limited edition number.  Either way, the number on the pen should match the paperwork.

 

Having the right box for the pen that you bought (and apparently paid good money for) is always the best thing if you ever decide to sell the pen to someone else.  So, of course, is getting the right accessory which is supposed to come with the pen.  Sounds to me like whomever you bought the pen from wasn't forthright with you at all.


Edited by Stylo_dOr, 10 August 2018 - 05:53.


#3 ColinMurray

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 00:55

Hi,

Thanks for your reply.

I spoken to the shop and they did confirm that it was the tubular steel nib model that they had replaced the nib for a palladium dream touch one. They said that as a small shop they dont keep all models and should of been clearer during our initial email exchanges that was what they were going to do.

Your right having the right pen with the right box/paper work makes life easier if I ever want to sell it on.

In the end I have sent the pen back and getting a refund. Ive managed to find the pen elsewhere but at least this time round I asked the right questions.

I should of realised something wasnt right when they were mentioning a two tone nib when anything Ive ever seen or read stated one tone palladium.

Im new to collecting/using premium priced fountain pens so I get to learn something new everyday.

Thanks again for your advice.

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 04:28

good you worked that out!



#5 Stylo_dOr

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Posted 30 August 2018 - 03:57

You're very welcome.  I'm glad you were able to work out things amicably with the pen shop.  I would've been upset if a pen shop sold me an expensive pen under less-than-honest pretenses.







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