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#1 JustWrite Pen Company

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Posted 24 November 2019 - 08:14

Out they go...

We are clearing our Diplomat stock with most items at half price. Stocks are limited and once they are sold we will not be restocking them.

https://justwrite.com.au/Clearance

 

 

 


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Posted 24 November 2019 - 10:18

D'oh - spotted this too late!  :(



#3 Honeybadgers

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Posted 24 November 2019 - 13:21

Is there a reason you list the "retail" of the Fisher AG-7 as $130 and your "clearance" price as $65, when the pen has been for sale for years directly from fisher for less than that? Right now it's direct from Fisher for $61. They didn't even charge me that much for a literal one-of-a-kind prototype AG11.

 

Your "retail" for the cartridges is nearly double what fisher charges too. They've had "send $5.75 to fisher pen company" written on the refills themselves for years.

 

I dunno. Not many of these prices are really "clearance" worthy.

 

*EDIT* as others pointed out, I'm a moron and didn't see that they were in Australia. My bad, disregard everything above


Edited by Honeybadgers, 25 November 2019 - 08:18.

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Posted 24 November 2019 - 14:38

Is there a reason you list the "retail" of the Fisher AG-7 as $130 and your "clearance" price as $65, when the pen has been for sale for years directly from fisher for less than that? Right now it's direct from Fisher for $61. They didn't even charge me that much for a literal one-of-a-kind prototype AG11.
 
Your "retail" for the cartridges is nearly double what fisher charges too. They've had "send $5.75 to fisher pen company" written on the refills themselves for years.
 
I dunno. Not many of these prices are really "clearance" worthy.


They are if you consider the exchange rate between AUD and USD, and the exorbitant mark-up distributors put on anything they import here.

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Posted 24 November 2019 - 15:43

HB, don't get hooked by marketing language. It's not worth it. Simply price compare, including shipping, tax, exchange rate, etc, and move on. I haven't seen a "sale" that I would call a sale in years. Oh well. Marketing is always an attempt to separate buyers from a portion of their earnings in exchange for a product or service. It is a relationship built on that basic tension. Consumers are naturally reluctant and marketers are naturally manipulative. And the world turns.

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Posted 24 November 2019 - 23:49

Is there a reason you list the "retail" of the Fisher AG-7 as $130 and your "clearance" price as $65, when the pen has been for sale for years directly from fisher for less than that? Right now it's direct from Fisher for $61. 

 

Yes. Fisher Space Pens have one authorized distributor in Australia and that distributor sets the retail price for Fisher Space Pens. That price is set at more than double US retail and in some cases three times US retail.

 

If you look at Australian online retailers you'll see that they are all charging exactly the same price for Fisher Space Pens. If they don't, the distributor refuses to supply them. 

 

The situation is the same with Diplomat. In the US, prices for a Diplomat Aero for example range from $USD132 to $USD156 ($AUD194 - $AUD229). The same pen in Australia will cost you $AUD295 ($USD200) no matter where you go. 

 

This is part of the reason we have dropped those two brands.


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Posted 25 November 2019 - 01:58

One of the few downsides of living in Aus is the fact that our geographical distance from the US and Europe (especially) means that products derived from those places tend to cost more to import - and before the advent of international online shopping, it was possible for local distributors to price gouge outrageously and get away with it.  

 

I've noticed the price gap reducing a little in recent years - at least for some brands - as the AUD has weakened and the cost of small parcel shipping (especially from the US) has gone up.  But some Australian distributors of American and German fountain pens are still prone to mark up their prices excessively, and Diplomat's / Fisher Space Pen's distributor seems to be one of those.



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Posted 25 November 2019 - 08:17

 

Yes. Fisher Space Pens have one authorized distributor in Australia and that distributor sets the retail price for Fisher Space Pens. That price is set at more than double US retail and in some cases three times US retail.

 

If you look at Australian online retailers you'll see that they are all charging exactly the same price for Fisher Space Pens. If they don't, the distributor refuses to supply them. 

 

The situation is the same with Diplomat. In the US, prices for a Diplomat Aero for example range from $USD132 to $USD156 ($AUD194 - $AUD229). The same pen in Australia will cost you $AUD295 ($USD200) no matter where you go. 

 

This is part of the reason we have dropped those two brands.

 

Sorry totally my bad mate. I didn't notice you were in Australia.

 

Entirely my fault, edited my post to reflect and I stand corrected, sorry!


Edited by Honeybadgers, 25 November 2019 - 08:18.

Selling a boatload of restored, fairly rare, vintage Japanese gold nib pens, click here to see (more added as I finish restoring them)






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