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Onoto No 50 For Outrageous Price.


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#1 Cris56

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Posted 13 September 2019 - 06:11

An Australian eBay seller: micksells (185) has an Onoto No 50 rose/ black marble fountain pen Item No 323771930554 advertised for AUD$ 730.00 + 14.50 or near offer on eBay Australia. The photos shown are of poor quality and not much information is given about the condition of the pen. After I managed to pick myself off the floor, I sent him an offer of AUD$ 20.00 as a joke. Considering I picked up a No 50 fountain pen and pencil in mint condition( all the fountain pen needed was a new sac, which it now has.) for AUD$ 50 a month ago I thought he was slightly out of touch with reality. The offer expired and I received no reply at all. What do you think people ? Cris.

Edited by Cris56, 13 September 2019 - 13:15.

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#2 northlodge

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Posted 13 September 2019 - 06:26

He can charge what he wants, and there are a good few sellers on ebay who are well known for their high price business model. 

 

You have a choice as to whether to give time of day to his offer. Personally, I always skip over the sellers referred to above, as I do those who list with an undeclared reserve price.

 

Sounds like this pen is above the threshold of what is reasonably achieveable - £360 in real money ;-).

 

To me the real irritation is that the next guy with a beat up Onoto 50 will google the item, see this asking price, and think it is a reasonably achieveable target... the cycle continues.  



#3 praxim

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Posted 13 September 2019 - 09:46

It also claims a 9ct nib, not something I have seen on an Onoto but possible. One can not verify this from the appalling photographs.

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Hmm.

edit: I made an offer also. Mine was $19.99 so not to start a bidding war with Cris56 ;). Well, actually it was $17.24 but that is because he has over-stated the postage cost so I had to compensate.

Edited by praxim, 13 September 2019 - 10:02.


#4 Cris56

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Posted 13 September 2019 - 10:32

Funny about that mate, I thought about getting brown arms and offering $ 19.00 for a second offer for a lark. Glad you had a go too. Cheers Cris.
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