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#121 dinupravin

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Posted 27 April 2019 - 01:45

 

Hmm.  I see looking back you posted the fact that you had ordered on 11th March.  Did you actually place the order well before that then?  I'm not being paranoid but I ordered on 3rd March and I'm yet to hear anything about despatch....  

I also did not get any information / email about despatch. It just arrived.


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#122 dinupravin

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Posted 27 April 2019 - 03:14



evidence please! :D

 

Here it is. Pens arrived through EMS speed post. I found an eyedropper and Oliver exam demonstrator which is a piston filler additionally in the package. May be due to some error, they may have misplaced the pen here.

 

I have to contact them and return the demonstrator pen. Meanwhile i have also taken photos of it. I have not inked both the pens.

 

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Oliver Exam Demonstrator found in the package.

 

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Edited by dinupravin, 27 April 2019 - 03:17.

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#123 dinupravin

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Posted 27 April 2019 - 03:17

P.S. Edited the post for duplicate image uploads 


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#124 dinupravin

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Posted 27 April 2019 - 03:24

Will ink the pen today evening and post written samples.

 

Please be advised that don't get scared by my handwriting.

 

This is going to be my first written sample, so please be gentle.


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Posted 27 April 2019 - 03:24

 

Here it is. Pens arrived through EMS speed post. I found an eyedropper and Oliver exam demonstrator which is a piston filler additionally in the package. May be due to some error, they may have misplaced the pen here.

 

I have to contact them and return the demonstrator pen. Meanwhile i have also taken photos of it. I have not inked both the pens.

 

It's not an error. They usually throw in a freebie pen. They're great that way.



#126 dinupravin

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Posted 27 April 2019 - 03:55

 

It's not an error. They usually throw in a freebie pen. They're great that way.

 

Nice Gesture by them. 


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Posted 27 April 2019 - 06:37

Good stuff.  I seem to recall that I received something similar on my last purchase.  I've no doubt that my two pens will soon be winging their way to me.  It would just be nice to know....



#128 dinupravin

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Posted 27 April 2019 - 06:42

Good stuff.  I seem to recall that I received something similar on my last purchase.  I've no doubt that my two pens will soon be winging their way to me.  It would just be nice to know....

Hope your wait is over pretty soon.


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#129 bmillicent

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Posted 27 April 2019 - 07:06

This will be my first Ranga to arrive in an imprinted box :)   Tells me that the company is doing well :)


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Posted 28 April 2019 - 14:22

Good stuff.  I seem to recall that I received something similar on my last purchase.  I've no doubt that my two pens will soon be winging their way to me.  It would just be nice to know....


I ordered in the previous group buy and my impression was that the pens took a little longer to arrive than in the past. But all was well when they turned up. I've never had a problem with this seller that wasn't fixed speedily. (My only problem in several purchases was a leaky converter that was replaced.)

Edited by bbs, 28 April 2019 - 14:23.

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#131 MuddyWaters

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Posted 28 April 2019 - 16:56

Western customs and post services are more and more loaded with international shipments to their citizens from overseas due to online shopping and irregular taxation of imported goods. The delay may be longer than previous based on your own country's processing of the package. But like others have said, Mr Kandan is a reliable seller and shipper.

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Posted 28 April 2019 - 17:09

This is my third Ranga. I've never had anything but excellent service from Mr. Kandan, and I'm really happy with the two Rangas I have now. Shipping times have varied and are out of their control, and I imagine in a group buy with a long window, fluctuations in the number of orders can determine how quickly the pens can get made. They're a small operation. I really think their pens are among the best values in the fountain pen world.



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Posted 28 April 2019 - 17:41

Dear All,

 

   Thanks for your support. We have shipped around 45% on this week and I sent the details to the participants individually.

   Remaining 55% pens are ready. They would be shipped starting tomorrow. Hopefully all will be shipped by this week

  

 

Regards,

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#134 flyingpenman

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Posted 28 April 2019 - 19:08

Thank you, Mr. Kandan! I received notification of shipping and am looking forward to receiving it.

Here's hoping US Customs doesn't hold things up...

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#135 Aysedasi

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Posted 28 April 2019 - 20:19

Mr Kandan kindly replied quickly to my email sent earlier today to confirm that my two pens were shipped on 25th April.  I'm looking forward to receiving them in a few weeks, no doubt after the bandits at HMRC have stung me for some more cash.......


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Posted 28 April 2019 - 23:57

Dear All,

 

   Thanks for your support. We have shipped around 45% on this week and I sent the details to the participants individually.

   Remaining 55% pens are ready. They would be shipped starting tomorrow. Hopefully all will be shipped by this week

  

 

Regards,

Kandan.M.P

Ranga Pen Company

 

Woo Hoo! Thank you for the update. Now that we have a general shipping notification, hopefully we can all be mature enough to avoid the fountain pen group buy equivalent of "Are we there yet?"

 

If they all should be shipped by Friday, 3 May, then adding 9 weeks to that gives an approximate arrival time of 5 July. Anything sooner than that will be icing on the cake. In the words of the philosopher Thomas Petty, "The waiting is the hardest part."


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Posted 29 April 2019 - 01:22

Mr Kandan kindly replied quickly to my email sent earlier today to confirm that my two pens were shipped on 25th April.  I'm looking forward to receiving them in a few weeks, no doubt after the bandits at HMRC have stung me for some more cash.......


I'm saying this very quietly, but none of the ten or so pens I've bought from Mr Kandan via group buys has been intercepted by those nice customs officials .... Or if they have they haven't deemed them worth adding charges to.

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#138 Lansknight

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Posted 29 April 2019 - 06:59

Form Submitted.

 

Bamboo S22 with Bock Red M nib.

 

Will I receive a confirm mail?

 

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Posted 30 April 2019 - 15:10

Form submitted.



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Posted 01 May 2019 - 20:34

Just rec'd shipping verification on my Chocolate #5 clipless ebonite...yay ! 2-4 weeks on shipping. I'm trying to decide which ink to use, or to buy a new color. Will post when I have tested.
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