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‘Petrol’ And ‘Dark Lilac’ Safaris Still In Uk Shops

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#1 Mercian

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Posted 04 February 2020 - 12:55

Today I was in the next town over, and I went in to its ‘WH Smith’ store.
As usual, I went to have a quick look at their pens, and was slightly surprised to see that, in February 2020, their display included the ‘Petrol’ Safari from 2017, and more-surprised to see that they also had the ‘Dark Lilac’ one from 2016.

 

Before anyone gets their hopes up, I must stress that these were only the pens - no cartridges, and certainly not any bottles, of the relevant LE inks.

 

So, is this availability just an anomaly that is attributable to my living out in the sticks, where nothing as recherché as a fountain pen sells-out fast?

Or are the rest of you still seeing these pens for sale in stores near you?

 

Cheers,
M.


Edited by Mercian, 04 February 2020 - 12:56.

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#2 sebastel23

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Posted 04 February 2020 - 13:35

reporting from heidelberg, or lamy town.

nope, those are all gone.

 

cheers,

s.



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Posted 04 February 2020 - 21:00

Here five or six Dark Lilac are still available with normal retail price, in a b&m shop in the town. But the Petrol are all gone.

#4 Mercian

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Posted 19 February 2020 - 18:16

I was back there again today, and I checked the pens’ packaging - both do actually come with five T-10 cartridges of the relevant LE ink.

 

So, if any of you are in the English Midlands and are desperate for some cartridges of LAMY Petrol or Dark Lilac (with an M-nibbed Safari), PM me if you’d like to know the name of the town in which I’ve seen them on sale.


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