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#61 Paperbear

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Posted 27 May 2019 - 06:05

Hello Paperbear :-) Yes of course! (You are in Australia?) I'm still waiting for the sample vials I ordered to arrive so I'm a little while away from sending the box, I'll let you know when if that's ok?


Hi chaos-incarnate, yes I’m in Perth -live and work in east Perth . No rush I’m happy to wait
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#62 Chaos-incarnate

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 00:53

Oh, I'm in Perth too! I can just meet you somewhere with it once I've done my samples etc if you like? Still be a couple of weeks away at least- aside from waiting for the vials I'm a FIFO.

#63 RedDingo

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Posted 02 June 2019 - 07:20

Hi Chaos-incarnate,  It would be good if you could add an A4 page in the box for people to add their details e.g. FPN name and city.  Being an earlier recipient, it would be cool to see how far and wide the box has been without having to wade through all the posts. :-)

 

BTW cheers to A Smug Dill for starting the box in the first place.  Great idea and I am sure everyone appreciates the opportunity.



#64 Chaos-incarnate

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Posted 26 June 2019 - 05:20

That's a good idea RedDingo, I'll do that.

Paperbear, I can drop off the box this afternoon or possibly tomorrow lunchtime if you're available? I'll PM you. In the meantime, if you see any inks you'd like to sample in my post in Inky Thoughts http://www.fountainp...t/#entry4221868 please let me know and I'll include them. I've made up some samples and will edit the spreadsheet shortly with what I've put in so far.
I can send samples in Australia if anyone else wants to try what I have too.

 

Edit: Have updated the Google Doc:https://docs.google....uqLk/edit#gid=0


Edited by Chaos-incarnate, 26 June 2019 - 06:26.


#65 Chaos-incarnate

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Posted 26 June 2019 - 10:55

Posted :-) It weighed 2.77kg so under the 3kg mark, kept it a bit cheaper.

#66 saulyleeplans

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Posted 27 August 2019 - 03:40

Can I put my hand up again for the box?  I've got a few bits and pieces to add to it.

 

Cheers

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#67 A Smug Dill

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Posted 27 August 2019 - 05:21

My 80ml bottles of the new Diamine (Cult Pens exclusive) Iridescink Christine and Philip should arrive either today or tomorrow. I'd be happy to add samples of those to the box, and send it to them to whoever puts their hand up to receive the box next (and commit to the cost of sending the box on to the next stop).

As always:  1. Implicit in everything and every instance I write on FPN is the invitation for you to judge me as a peer in the community. I think it's only due respect to take each other's written word in online discussion seriously and apply critical judgment.  2. I do not presume to judge for you what is right, correct or valid. If I make a claim, or refute a statement in a thread, and link to references and other information in support, I beseech you to review and consider those, and judge for yourself. I may be wrong. My position or say-so carries no more weight than anyone else's here, and external parties can speak for themselves with what they have published.  3. I endeavour to be frank and truthful in what I write, show or otherwise present when I relate my first-hand experiences that are not independently verifiable. If it is something you can test for yourself and see the results, I entreat you to do so.


#68 RedDingo

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 07:52

Where is the box now?  Just curious



#69 Chaos-incarnate

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 14:59

Paperbear has it still I think.

#70 A Smug Dill

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 03:20

A better way may be to pass around a box of surplus and not-my-cup-of-tea-but-may-be-someone-else's items of up to 3kg, using a flat-rate prepaid mailing bag – costing A$13.80 to ship between any two points in Australia –

I wouldn't say the 3kg satchels are enormous, certainly not in physical dimensions or volume. I have a stack of flat-packed, generic mailing boxes that are designed to just fit inside 3kg satchels, and the boxes aren't that large at all at 270x200x95mm. They won't fit inside the new 1kg satchels.

It weighed 2.77kg so under the 3kg mark, kept it a bit cheaper.


Australia Post's Parcel Post structure is about to change, effective 30 September 2019.

It might be time to move the contents into a slightly smaller box (to fit inside a 390×270mm satchel). That will bring down the postage charges while the weight limit goes up to 5kg.

As always:  1. Implicit in everything and every instance I write on FPN is the invitation for you to judge me as a peer in the community. I think it's only due respect to take each other's written word in online discussion seriously and apply critical judgment.  2. I do not presume to judge for you what is right, correct or valid. If I make a claim, or refute a statement in a thread, and link to references and other information in support, I beseech you to review and consider those, and judge for yourself. I may be wrong. My position or say-so carries no more weight than anyone else's here, and external parties can speak for themselves with what they have published.  3. I endeavour to be frank and truthful in what I write, show or otherwise present when I relate my first-hand experiences that are not independently verifiable. If it is something you can test for yourself and see the results, I entreat you to do so.


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Posted 20 September 2019 - 01:35

Hello yes I have the box - sorry I have been overseas for a couple of weeks- I can post the box to its next recipient on Monday if saulyleeplans can pm me their address

Can I put my hand up again for the box?  I've got a few bits and pieces to add to it.
 
Cheers
Lee

  

Where is the box now?  Just curious

  

Paperbear has it still I think.



#72 saulyleeplans

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Posted 11 December 2019 - 01:54

Hi,

 

I have ink and pens to add to the box if you want to send it my way.


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#73 saulyleeplans

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Posted 18 January 2020 - 01:54

Where should I send this box to next guys? I'm nearly finished with it.


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#74 AntiqueApprentice

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Posted 25 January 2020 - 22:23

Hi

I would like to add some inks to the box if I get a chance.  Plus, I'd love to see what else is in this treat. biggrin.png

Thanks

AA



#75 saulyleeplans

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Posted 27 January 2020 - 22:50

Have sent you a message now AA.


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#76 AntiqueApprentice

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Posted 27 January 2020 - 23:14

Thanks Lee.  Got it, and just replied with my address

Much appreciated

Cheers

AA



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Posted 07 February 2020 - 04:49

Hi

I thought that I would confirm that I now have the box after lee kindly sent it earlier in the week.

I have added quite a few ink samples (Blackstone, Lamy) and a bottle or two of inks as well as some ink cartridges.

I am still exploring the contents and will try a few ink samples.

 

I do note already though that the spreadsheet that Chaos-Incarnate produced is not up to date with what is in the box before I have added or removed anything.

 

Please let me know who else would like it next.

Cheers

AA


Edited by AntiqueApprentice, 07 February 2020 - 04:53.


#78 A Smug Dill

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Posted 07 February 2020 - 05:01

@AntiqueApprentice, thank you for the update!

 

I take it you were referring to @loganrah's spreadsheet in Google Drive, last updated on 22/9/2019?

 

If you don't mind, please take inventory of what's available to the next (prospective) recipient of the box and update the spreadsheet.


As always:  1. Implicit in everything and every instance I write on FPN is the invitation for you to judge me as a peer in the community. I think it's only due respect to take each other's written word in online discussion seriously and apply critical judgment.  2. I do not presume to judge for you what is right, correct or valid. If I make a claim, or refute a statement in a thread, and link to references and other information in support, I beseech you to review and consider those, and judge for yourself. I may be wrong. My position or say-so carries no more weight than anyone else's here, and external parties can speak for themselves with what they have published.  3. I endeavour to be frank and truthful in what I write, show or otherwise present when I relate my first-hand experiences that are not independently verifiable. If it is something you can test for yourself and see the results, I entreat you to do so.


#79 AntiqueApprentice

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Posted 07 February 2020 - 06:17

@AntiqueApprentice, thank you for the update!

 

I take it you were referring to @loganrah's spreadsheet in Google Drive, last updated on 22/9/2019?

 

If you don't mind, please take inventory of what's available to the next (prospective) recipient of the box and update the spreadsheet.

Hi

Yes, that was the one.  I have been updating it this afternoon and I think it is now pretty accurate but I did not open all the bottles to see how full they really were.

Cheers

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#80 almoore

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Posted 07 February 2020 - 15:40

Just wanted to say congratulations on keeping this going so well and for so long, that's a serious achievement and an idea we should try anywhere there's enough interest.

Al





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