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Staedtler Premium Corium Urbes Prices On Amazon Are In Free Fall

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#1 Theroc

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 20:28

Staedtler's beautiful Premium cities fountain pens are collapsing on Amazon's Global UK store.

Most of them are very low stock. Amazon's pricing algorithm does some very odd things in such instances.

These are $250 MSRP (And quite a few are priced accordingly) but some versions are selling for under $40. Even the ones that are priced higher are becoming cheaper day-by-day.

The FOMO is extreme, but I already have a bunch of them. That does not mean others should miss out:

 

https://www.amazon.c...990&ref=sr_pg_1

 

Staedtler's Premium fountain pens are exquisitely well-made, their only flaw is that they are ridiculously over-priced. That's not a problem now :P

Usually when Amazon prices collapse like that, the item is never coming back.



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Posted 05 October 2019 - 21:26

Thanks for the FOMO call

 

Discounted 5 times regular price: Jakarta, Rio De Janeiro, Melbourne look like places to visit !

 

If only pen prices matched vacation prices  :D



#3 Theroc

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Posted 06 October 2019 - 00:25


If only pen prices matched vacation prices  :D

 

If only. I'd settle for the discount percentage, doesn't have to be the pen's price.



#4 Honeybadgers

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Posted 06 October 2019 - 04:19

Ordered three cheap ones in F, M and B.

 

Thanks for the heads up!


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Posted 06 October 2019 - 08:42

Ordered three cheap ones in F, M and B.

 

Thanks for the heads up!

 

:thumbup: Glad to be of service.



#6 Aysedasi

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Posted 06 October 2019 - 11:21

Seems to be done and dusted now.....



#7 leporeju

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Posted 06 October 2019 - 14:40

Actually, just picked up a fine Rio for $53.



#8 katerchen

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Posted 06 October 2019 - 21:25

Woot. Snagged a Melbourne for 55, shipped. 

 

I think these are the same pens as the Metallum, of which I have one and really like.

 

-k



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Posted 17 October 2019 - 05:39

Got 2 of my 3 today, the F and the B. They're interesting pens. they LOOK like cheap souvenir pens from a distance but in the hand, the quality is obvious.

 

Totally not worth the ~$250 MSRP, but for $50, they're impressive. Nibs are flawlessly tuned, fit and finish is impressive, the design is a little strange but they're a 1 turn cap and the big clip is very practical. And the leather feels nice in the hand and the silkscreening on them is beautiful.

 

I might give 1 or 2 away as gifts, but I'm absolutely keeping one with an F nib. Probably tokyo. Sorry Jakarta/Buenos Aires


Edited by Honeybadgers, 17 October 2019 - 05:39.

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#10 Honeybadgers

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Posted 26 October 2019 - 23:55

More I use 'em, the more impressed I am.

 

They look so silly, but they feel so unique in the hand, the leather feels nice, the clip is very practical, and the sensation of capping-uncapping is that of a hyper premium pen. There is ZERO slop in the threads. None. 

 

The only downside is that it's awful posted. But plenty long enough unposted.

 

St. Petersberg and Frankfurt are still under $60 each with Broad nibs (my F M and B are all flawless, but the B is particularly pleasant, perfectly smooth with only the barest hint of paper texture, just right flow for good shading and a great XXF reverse) but all the rest are $150-$270 again.

 

Still a total ripoff for more than $100, just because of the odd design and steel nib. If these had 14k gold nibs, I'd say $200 would be very fair for them.

 

If you want a really, really, REALLY good steel nib pen for everyday use (the leather will likely patina, but the rest of the pen feels tough as nails) for only a bit more than a faber castell loom, I highly recommend grabbing one of the few left.


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Posted 27 October 2019 - 19:41

Thank you for the information.

 

I got a Frankfurt, Bold, for $57, but need $10 for shipping and tax to USA, 1 day ago.  

 

I hope the B is wet, broad and smooth!

 

It should be arriving in 2 weeks.



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Posted 27 October 2019 - 21:31

They don't ship to Australia :(

#13 Benpiggy

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Posted 28 October 2019 - 00:26

I am sorry to hear that  :angry:



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Posted 29 October 2019 - 09:04

Thank you for the information.

 

I got a Frankfurt, Bold, for $57, but need $10 for shipping and tax to USA, 1 day ago.  

 

I hope the B is wet, broad and smooth!

 

It should be arriving in 2 weeks.

 

Mine's a solid B. not crazy broad, but a solid western B. It's tuned perfectly, not a firehose but lays down enough for great shading and sheen, and there's not a hint of scratchiness or tooth, just a lovely, precise hint of drag.


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Posted 30 October 2019 - 00:18

If the urban designs of the Urbes series do not appeal, and you prefer more restrained aesthetics, good deals can also still be found on the Lignum (wood) and Resina (resin) Staedtlers.

Though the markdowns are not as significant as for the Urbes, but that's mostly because the Urbes are priced much higher to begin with.



#16 Benpiggy

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Posted 03 November 2019 - 09:02

Just arrived on 2nd Nov. Very fast.

A solid pen. Very wet and broad. Love it.

Can post, but looks odd and cap heavy.

Still, a gorgeous pen. Original price is crazy, but the current sale price is decent.

Fantastic nib!

Happy.

#17 morbidsteve

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Posted 03 November 2019 - 21:49

Based on the info you guys provided I just bought a Madrid and a Santiago, both under $60, M nibs. Hope they are juicy as you all say!



#18 Benpiggy

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Posted 04 November 2019 - 02:05

Great choices





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